• Smithfield's Sleep Inn & Suites receives 2011 Gold Hospitality Award

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    November 30, 2011

    The Sleep Inn & Suites of Smithfield, NC was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2011 Gold Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Sleep Inn brand.

    “The Sleep Inn & Suites, Smithfield hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as one of the best hotels among the Sleep Inn brand,” said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. “We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Sleep Inn & Suites, Smithfield hotel.”

    As a top performing property among the company’s more than 4,900 U.S. franchised hotels, the Sleep Inn & Suites, Smithfield hotel is among the top ten percent of properties within the Sleep Inn brand. As one of the company’s top franchised hotels operating under the Sleep Inn flag, the hotel has demonstrated an exceptional focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to providing superior service. Additional award criteria are evaluated by Choice Hotels through its official property ranking reports.

    The Sleep Inn & Suites of Smithfield, NC was also presented their fourth Apex Award in October. Each year Choice Hotels also presents the Apex ( Award for Property Excellence) Awards to celebrate the success of hotel staff and recognize individual hotel achievements. Unlike the Platinum and Gold Awards, which are awarded on System data, the Apex Awards are selected from Choice associates and the franchisee community. The 2011 Apex Award for Service Excellence has been awarded to Susan Nickie Childers, General Manager of Sleep Inn & Suites, Smithfield, NC. Susan received this top Choice Hotels honor for surpassing guest's service expectations. The Sleep Inn & Suites of Smithfield, NC has previously received the prestigious Apex Award for Top Front Desk Staff in 2009 and for Top Front Desk Manager and Community Hero in 2010.

    Pictured in the photo from Left to Right: Chazz Cage: Choice BPC, Johnny Walker: CHOC Past Chairman, Susan "Nickie" Childers: Sleep Inn & Suites General Manager, Steve Joyce: Choice Hotels President & CEO, Rob Hottle: Choice Reginal Vice President 

    Rick Childrey, President
    (919) 934-9166

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