ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comfort Inn & Suites of Chillicothe, Missouri is bringing home the prestigious Suburban Comfort Inn Hotel of the Year award for the second year in a row. General Manager Jody Yuille and Owners Spike and Scott Ehrhardt received the recognition at the 59th annual Choice Hotels International convention which took place in Los Angeles, California. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, is the franchisor of the Comfort Inn brand.
Every year, the Choice Hotels Owners Council presents the Hotel of the Year Award to a property that consistently demonstrates lodging excellence with guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees for this prestigious award all rank among the top hotels within the brand.
"What makes this award so special is the fact that Hotel of the Year winners are selected by their peers," said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president of brand strategy and marketing for Choice Hotels International. "That means other hotel owners – who are also experts in the business – agree that this organization goes 'above and beyond' with its exceptional service, operational excellence and guest satisfaction."
The owners, father and son team Spike and Scott Ehrhardt, attribute the award to the constant focus on superb customer service. Spike Ehrhardt said, "We have a team of great people who are willing to go the extra mile to make our guests feel at home. We consistently provide excellent service, beautifully clean rooms and a great hot breakfast."
General Manager Jody Yuille added, "As soon as they walk through the door, guests absolutely love the atmosphere. The smiles and helpfulness of the staff make them feel right at home."
In its third year as a member of the Choice Hotels system, the Comfort Inn & Suites of Chillicothe is proving to be the hotel of choice in the area. This 62-room hotel is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, with Pershing State Park, Crowder State Park and Poosey State Forest close by. It is also just minutes from local points of interest including General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, the Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site and the J.C. Penney Museum. Whether they are travelling on business or are vacation explorers, guests can enjoy top amenities and features like free high-speed Internet, a fitness center and an indoor heated pool and hot tub. After a restful sleep on a comfy pillow-top bed, guests can launch into a perfect new day with in-room coffee and a free hot breakfast that includes meat, eggs, yogurt and a tasty selection of waffle flavors.
About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises over 6,200 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of March 31, 2013, 395 hotels, representing more than 30,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 81 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.
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