(image courtesy: Raines Hospitality)
Congratulations Chamber member Hotel Florence on another big win- its recent recognition as the 2016 Hotel of the Year!
See below for the full details of the recognition, courtesy of a press release from Raines Hospitality:
Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies, named Hotel Florence, a member of the upscale Ascend Hotel Collection, the winner of the Ascend Hotel Collection brand’s 2016 Hotel of the Year Award.
“With it’s distinctive charm, Hotel Florence truly captures the essence of the Ascend Hotel Collection. The property exemplifies the attributes of the Ascend Hotel Collection not only through its unique urban elegance, but service excellence as well,” said Janis Cannon, Senior Vice President of upscale brands for Choice Hotels. “Since joining the membership collection in 2013, this property has helped to strengthen the appeal of the Ascend Hotel Collection while serving as an anchor for the revitalization of historic downtown Florence. We are proud to support Hotel Florence as it continues to flourish and are so pleased to recognize them with this prestigious Hotel of the Year award.”
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. Raines Hospitality receiving the 2016 Hotel of the Year Award presented by Steve Joyce, Pat Pacious, and Janis Cannon In addition, Raines Hospitality also received the 2016 Developer of the Year award from Choice Hotels International in the Ascend Collection tier of brands category at the company’s 62nd annual convention.
President of Raines Hospitality, Grey Raines, attended the awards gala and accepted the award on behalf of the company. The Developer of the Year recognizes the best developers in the Choice Hotels system. One winner is named for each tier of core brands, extended stay and Cambria Suites. “We are so honored to receive these awards,” said Matthew Grey Raines, president of Raines Hospitality. “Our hardworking team is committed to serving guests and providing them with a memorable experience. The Ascend Hotel Collection has been essential to our success by giving us a worldwide platform with powerful resources. These include access to more than 26 million loyalty members through the Choice Privileges program and the latest advancements in lodging technology, all while allowing us to stay true to who we are – innkeepers who love to share southern warmth and hospitality.”