Econo Lodge Opens

A 41-unit Econo Lodge hotel, located at 3910 S. E. Nowata Road (U.S. 75 and 60 East), is now open.

The Econo Lodge hotel, formerly the Green Country Inn, is owned and operated by Mike and Sweety Patel.

A recent renovation upgraded the hotel`s exterior with accent pillars, a stucco finish, new roofing, a parking lot and exterior electronic locks. The lobby was remodeled with new walls, a front desk counter, new furniture, TV, a public restroom and marble counter breakfast area. Guest rooms were remodeled with new carpeting, drapes, bedspreads, and furnishings. Guest laundry facilities were added.

The Econo Lodge hotel features rooms with one king-size bed or two double beds. Each guest room includes a microwave, refrigerator, 25-inch cable TV with HBO, telephone with data port, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Special Jacuzzi Suites are available.

Special senior rooms feature brighter lighting, large button telephones and television remote controls, lever handles on doors and faucets, alarm clocks with large, easy-to-read numbers, coffee makers and grab bars in the bathrooms. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are also available.

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Hotel features include an outdoor pool, guest laundry and parking.

Econo Lodge hotels participate in EA$Y CHOICE, a frequent traveler promotion that offers guests free lodging or frequent flier miles from participating airlines. From Feb. 15 through April 30, members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, US Airways Dividend Miles, United Mileage Plus and Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards can receive triple airline miles or credits when staying at the Econo Lodge, or 450 miles per stay instead of the standard 150 miles. Members of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Program will receive 1.5 credits instead of the usual 0.5 credit.

The Econo Lodge hotel brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. Choice Hotels franchises more than 5,000 hotels under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands in 46 countries. For more information on Choice Hotels, visit the company`s Internet site at www.choicehotels.com.

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