Grand Opening Of Sleep Inn In Detroit Area

LINCOLN PARK, Mi. (Aug. 22, 2002) -The Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel, the only franchised hotel in the city of Lincoln Park, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, August 21. The invitation-only event featured booths with culinary specialties prepared by Pier 500 Restaurant, Tim Horton`s and Tijuana`s Mexican Kitchen. Local dignitaries on hand for the event included Lincoln Park Mayor Steve Brown, State Senator Christopher Dingell, members of the Lincoln Park and Southern Wayne Chambers of Commerce and representatives of Choice Hotels International (NYSE), franchisor of the Sleep Inn brand.


Sleep Inn is a chain of mid-priced, limited service hotels - all new constructions and built to prototype standards with state-of-the-art rooms and amenities frequently requested by travelers. Sleep Inn has consistently ranked number one in value in consumer surveys.


Owned and operated by Mahashiv, Inc., the Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel in Lincoln Park features 82 rooms and suites with one king, two double or two queen size beds. Each guest room is equipped with 25-inch remote-controlled cable television, telephone with data port, large desk and leather ergonomic chair. Suites also feature a microwave, refrigerator and wet bar. Five Celebration Suites feature a king bed, large jacuzzi, fireplace, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, in-room safe and two-line telephone with data port. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are also available.


Hotel features include an indoor swimming pool and sauna, exercise room, business lounge, coin-operated laundry and an outdoor patio. A 1,500 square foot state-of-the-art meeting/banquet room accommodates 140 people.


The Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel, located at 1805 John Papalas Drive near exit 41 off of I-75, is just 8 miles from downtown Detroit, Cobo Hall Convention Center, Fox Theater, Joe Louis Arena and casinos. Also nearby are Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum and the Imax Theater (4 miles) and Fairlane Mall, Ford World Headquarters and the University of Michigan/Dearborn (5 miles). The hotel is 9 miles from Windsor Casino, 10 miles from Greektown and 12 miles from Detroit Metro Airport.

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Rates begin at $89 and include a daily deluxe complimentary breakfast of pancakes, waffles, french toast, bagels, muffins, donuts, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice and coffee, tea and milk. Guests also receive a complimentary USA TODAY newspaper, free local telephone calls and a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.


Discounts are available when booked in advance on a space-available basis for seniors, American Automobile Association members, government and military personnel, business travelers and groups.


The Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel participates in Choice Privileges, Choice`s frequent traveler program where guests can earn points toward free stays and gift certificates when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion and Sleep Inn brand hotels.


Members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks and US Airways Dividend Miles can receive airline miles when staying at any Choice brand hotel in the U.S. and Caribbean.


For reservations at any Sleep Inn brand hotel, contact Sleep Inn`s toll-free reservations service at (800)-4CHOICE. Rooms also can be booked by contacting the Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel in Lincoln Park directly at (313) 381-5600.


Choice Hotels International, one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors, franchises more than 5,000 hotels under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brands in 47 countries. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s Internet site at www.choicehotels.com.


Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, MainStay S uites, and Rodeway Inn are registered trademarks of Choice Hotels International.

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