Accor Lodging North America, the nation’s largest owner and operator of economy lodging properties, recognized the owner of the Fresno North Red Roof Inn as Franchisee of the Year at the company’s annual convention in Dallas. Franchisees Mary and Gordon Tangen own the Fresno North Red Roof Inn located at 6730 North Blackstone.
The convention theme, “One World, One Vision” set the tone for an important gathering of key executives and management of Accor’s five North American brands: upscale Sofitel, mid-scale Novotel, and economy leaders Motel6, Studio 6 and Red Roof Inns. Nearly 1,000 employees, franchisees and suppliers were in attendance at the March convention. As a testament to the international hotelier’s commitment to a quality franchise program in the United States, Accor was also recognized at the convention by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) as Franchisor of the Year.
Underscoring Accor’s commitment to quality and guest satisfaction, Accor executives recognized franchisees at the two-day conference with several awards. The coveted Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes a franchisee that produces solid results in all areas of their operations. In addition, recipients of the award deliver a significant contribution to the overall brand image by consistently practicing Accor philosophies and achieving the desired quality standards.
The Fresno Red Roof Inn consistently performs year after year at the top of the system and actively supports and promotes all brand programs. In addition, the Fresno Red Roof Inn has exceeded company averages for Guest Satisfaction Survey results over the last four years.
Dean Savas, senior vice president of franchising for Accor Economy Lodging adds, “The Fresno Red Roof Inn is a tremendous asset to the Accor network and a vital part of our strategy to be a leader in economy lodging.”
About Red Roof Inns
At more than 360 locations nationwide, Red Roof Inns offers free Showtime, ESPN, and CNN; movies and video games on-demand at modest prices, snack centers, cribs at no charge; and free coffee. Other amenities include clock radios, photocopy and facsimile services for a small charge, free USA Today in the lobby and unlimited local phone calls. RediCard Preferred Members receive even more special services, including the ability to earn points toward free room nights.
About Accor Lodging North America
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Accor Lodging North America operates more than 1,200 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Red Roof Inns, Motel 6 and Studio 6 and the upscale Sofitel and mid-scale Novotel hotel locations in the U.S. and Canada