Choice Hotels 1998 Annual Report - Highlights


In the fiercely competitive market for guests visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Va., one of the top tourist destinations in the country, the 118-unit Quality Suites hotel has gained a decisive advantage by offering two-room suites with separate living and sleeping areas.

"In this area, many traveling families are looking for more than just a standard room," said Joe Puhl, general manager. "Guests also appreciate our hotel's free full buffet breakfast and room amenities, such as free coffee, a refrigerator, microwave, two remote-controlled televisions, a video cassette player, stereo cassette player and the Quality Sleeper mattress by Serta."

Business travelers ask for the hotel's Quality Executive Rooms, which feature a large work desk, speakerphone with data port and easy chair, in addition to all the other standard amenities. The hotel, owned and operated by the Newport Hospitality Group of Williamsburg, received a top honor from Choice in 1998, the Gold Hospitality Award, for exceeding Choice's rigid quality assurance standards.

Last year, Gold Hospitality Awards were presented to just six percent of the eligible hotels in the Choice system.

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