Quality Inn Opens in Shamokin Dam

The 140-unit Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center, located at 2 Susquehanna Dr., will hold an invitation-only grand opening/ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours.”

The Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center, which formerly operated as the Inn at Shamokin Dam, recently completed a $1.6 renovation, which included renovating guest rooms with new bathrooms, furniture and HVAC units. The renovation also included external renovations of the fa├žade, redesigning the lobby and upgrading the banquet/meeting facilities.


The Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center features spacious rooms with one king or two double beds, one and two-room suites with Jacuzzi tubs and corporate suites. Each room has a remote-control 25-inch cable TV with movies on demand, CNN and ESPN, telephones with data port, desk, in-room coffee, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Some rooms have a microwave, refrigerator and/or whirlpool tubs. Each room and suite has individual heating and air conditioning units. Non-smoking rooms, adjoining rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are available.


Hotel features include a large outdoor pool, a 2,600 square foot conference center capable of accommodating 200 people and guest laundry. Photocopy and facsimile services are available to guests at a minimum charge.


Guests of the Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center receive free local telephone calls, a complimentary USA TODAY newspaper and a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee. The hotel offers a deluxe complimentary breakfast consisting of hot and cold cereal, muffins, donuts, assorted breads, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, milk and hot cocoa in addition to free 24-hour coffee available in the lobby.

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Room rates begin at $69.00 USD. Children, ages 18 and under, stay free when accompanied by an adult.


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


The Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center is owned and operated by NT Management, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pa. NT Management, Inc. also owns and operates the Comfort Inn in Selinsgrove, the Econo Lodge in Hershey and the Comfort Inn Capital City in Mechanicsburg, Pa.


The hotel is conveniently located near major highways Routes 11, 15, 60 and I-80. Nearby attractions include Knoebels Amusement Resort, Penn`s Cave, Clyde Peeling`s Reptile Land, Shikellamy State Park, Selinsgrove Speedway and Beaversprings Dragway. Bucknell University and Susquehanna University are minutes away.


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


Members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, US Airways Dividend Miles and United Mileage Plus can receive airline miles when staying at Choice brand hotels in the U.S. and Caribbean.


Starting September 23 and continuing through December 15, 2002, members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, US Airways Dividend Miles and United Mileage Plus receive double airline miles when staying at any of the 3,300 hotels in the U.S. and the Caribbean franchised by Choice Hotels International. Guests at Quality brand hotels can earn 500 miles per stay instead of the standard 250 miles. Guests need only to stay at a qualifying rate* and provide the selected airline frequency program member number upon check-in.


The Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center is franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. There currently are 810 Quality brand hotels open and 146 under development worldwide.


For reservations, call 1-800-4CHOICE or visit Choice`s website on the internet, www.choicehotels.com.


Choice franchises more than 5,000 hotels open and under development under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brands in 46 countries. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s internet site at www.choicehotels.com.


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