MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging Services has been awarded the inaugural 2010 Management Company of the Year Award by Apple REIT. Merrillville, Indiana based White Lodging was recognized for growing overall revenues, market share, margin growth and guest satisfaction scores for Apple REIT's managed properties.
"Winning this award is a testament of many associate's efforts, results, and their ability to live our mission of maximizing the value of each and every asset," said Dave Sibley, Chief Executive Officer of White Lodging.
The annual award was announced at the 2011 White Lodging GM Conference held at the brand new JW Marriott Indianapolis earlier this month. Justin Knight, President of Apple REIT, gave the prestigious award and congratulated White Lodging for their continued commitment as a valued partner. "I was pleased to be able to present White Lodging with our highest award given to a management company. White has been an exceptional management partner and we have come to expect great things from them."
White Lodging is one of Apple REIT's most prolific managers with more than 30 hotels across Apple's portfolio of brands. While Apple REIT does work with 18 different management companies, Knight also commented, "We expect that competition for the award in 2011 will be intense. While we wish White Lodging the best, it will take consistently superior performance across a growing portfolio for them to be able to retain this award."
About White Lodging - Established in 1985 and headquartered in Merrillville, IN, White Lodging is a fully integrated developer, owner and manager of premium brand hotels – a recognized leader that consistently delivers superior, leading-brand hotel experiences and premium returns on investment among mid- to-large scale hotels across the country. With over 25 years of expertise, White Lodging continues to break ground as one of the fastest growing independent hospitality companies in the country. Their managed portfolio of 155 hotels in eighteen states encompasses representation of the following leading brand affiliations: Marriott International, Hyatt Global, Hilton Worldwide, Radisson Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. For more information about White Lodging, visit www.whitelodging.com or call 219-472-2900.
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