ROCKVILLE, Md., July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Econo Lodge in Sioux Center, Iowa has been awarded the coveted 2015 Hotel of the Year Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies. The prestigious award was presented at the Choice Hotels 61st annual convention in Las Vegas.
"Winning the Hotel of the Year award demonstrates a property's commitment to exceptional customer service and operational excellence," said Anne Smith, vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels. "The winner of this award is selected by their peers, which makes it especially gratifying to be honored for excellence by experts—other hotel owners—in the industry."
"We are thrilled to win Hotel of the Year. We take pride in our hotel and the service we provide," said General Manager Karen Mouw. "Our reviews consistently point out our friendly and hard-working staff, and how clean we keep our property. Our most valued reviews and comments mention how guests feel that they are treated like family when they stay at our hotel."
As the Econo Lodge brand tagline says, the pet-friendly, smoke free hotel is the Easy Stop On the Road. It is conveniently located less than one mile from the Centre Mall, Sioux Center Industrial Park and Dordt College. Other attractions include The Ridge Golf Club, the Tri-State Livestock Auction, and Northwestern College. The nearby city of Le Mars, also known as the "Ice Cream Capital of the World," features the visitor center for Wells' Dairy, the makers of Blue Bunny ice cream, making a fun stop for visitors in the area.
All the amenities needed for a comfortable stay are included, such as free wireless high-speed Internet access, free continental breakfast, free coffee, cable television, and hair dryers. The property also has a business center with fax and copy services and laundry facilities on site.
The Econo Lodge brand is committed to caring for the environment, and the hotel has taken active steps such as energy and water conservation and waste reduction to support green hotel practices.
Choice Hotels International's Hotel of the Year Award winners are selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council and are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand.
About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc.® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2015, 615 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 23 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.
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