Econo Lodge South New Owners

23rd May 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 22, 2003) - The 50-unit Econo Lodge South hotel, located at 1623 S. Nevada Avenue, is now under the ownership of Gemutlichkeit, LLC. The general manager is Bill Kenline.

The Econo Lodge hotel features rooms with one king or queen size bed or two double beds. Each guest room includes a coffee maker and cable TV with CNN and ESPN. The Econo Lodge also features kitchenette rooms, large Jacuzzi tub rooms and suites with a microwave, refrigerator and 25-inch TV. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are available. The hotel accommodates pets with some restrictions.

Econo Lodge Senior Rooms feature brighter lighting, large-button telephones and TV remote controls, lever handles on doors and faucets, alarm clocks with large, easy-to-read numbers, coffee makers and grab bars in the bathrooms.
Hotel features include a lobby, breakfast area and outdoor pool.

Room rates start at $45 and include free continental breakfast of hot and cold cereal, Danish and other assorted pastries, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and tea, free local telephone calls and a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.

Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, AAA members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.


The Econo Lodge hotel, located at the base of scenic Cheyenne Mountain, offers easy access to Interstate 25. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel is two miles from World Arena and the Broadmoor Convention facilities and 4.5 miles from Fort Carson Gate #1. Also nearby are Seven Falls, the Air Force Academy, Old Colorado City and the 2001 Olympic Training Center.

Children, ages 18 and under, stay for free when staying in the room of a parent or grandparent. Econo Lodge housekeepers undergo a housekeepers certification program as part of an initiative with Procter & Gamble and its Mr. Clean brand.
Econo Lodge hotels participate in EA$Y CHOICE, a rewards program offering free lodging or frequent flier miles to guests of Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotels in the U.S. For information on EA$Y CHOICE, visit or call (888) 770-6800.

Guests of all Choice brand hotels in the U.S. and Caribbean may choose to earn miles or credits with participating airlines. Members of American Airlines® AAdvantage® program, Delta® SkyMiles®, Northwest Airlines® WorldPerks®, United® Mileage Plus® and US Airways® Dividend Miles® receive 150 miles per stay at Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotels. Members of the Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Program may receive 0.5 credit per stay.

For reservations at any Econo Lodge hotel worldwide, contact Choice Hotels` toll-free reservation service at 1-800-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Econo Lodge may also be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (719) 632-6651.

The Econo Lodge hotel brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. Choice Hotels franchises more than 5,000 hotels open or under development under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands in 48 countries. For more information on Choice Hotels, visit the company`s Internet site at

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, EA$Y CHOICE and 1-800-4CHOICE are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International, Inc.



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