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 AmericInn Lodging System Awards Top Performers for the Year 2006 
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AmericInn of Mountain Iron/Virginia, Minnesota
Named Property of the Year 
Chanhassen, MN (May 3, 2007) – AmericInn concludes 13th annual franchise convention with record attendance and continued momentum for a growing hotel brand. The conference began April 29, 2007 and was held at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront and Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota. The three-day event drew more than 670 attendees who discovered “The Promise to Delight & The
Power to Deliver”.

The theme of this year’s convention was selected to highlight the people aspect of the AmericInn business. “We provide a product that is different from our competition; because we build every AmericInn to be quieter. We must take our product to the next level. We must promise to delight each guest and we must empower our staff to deliver for every guest,” said Arnold Angeloni, CEO of AmericInn International, LLC. New initiatives including the use of an electronic customer relationship management system, electronic brand newsletters and other internet marketing strategies were unveiled during the convention as additional methods of moving the brand forward.

The lineup of keynote speakers included dynamic presentations by Thom Winninger, Clint Swindall, Eric Chester, Jim Niekamp and Calvin Stovall. The power-packed conference provided attendees with the tools to delight guests and not only meet but to exceed their expectations. The trade exhibition hosted by AmericInn Supply and AmericInn Design Services, featured over 120 vendors offering a wide array of industry products and services. Award recognition was given Monday night to individuals and specific AmericInn properties for their continued commitment to the AmericInn brand. Special guest, Walter Fields entertained attendees with a humorous look at hospitality management through the eyes of a 2,000-year old Innkeeper.

The following awards were presented during the AmericInn Annual Convention on April 30, 2007. The awards recognize the continued commitment and success of the AmericInn Lodging System for the year 2006. 
 

AmericInn Property of the Year Award
Description: Given to the AmericInn staff that has excelled in the area of quality assurance and guest satisfaction.
Given to: AmericInn of Mountain Iron/Virginia, MN

 AmericInn of Mountain Iron/Virginia, MN
5480 Mountain Iron Drive
Virginia, Minnesota
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Franchise Owner of the Year
Description: Given to the franchise owner that has contributed the most to the AmericInn Lodging System.
Given to: Highland Park Towncenter, LLC
Don & Shelly LaRue
Dale & Janice Sprague
Innkeeper of the Year Award
Description: Given to the Manager that demonstrates expertise and excellence in the hospitality industry and in the AmericInn Lodging System.
Given to: Kenny Edwards - AmericInn of McAlester, OK

Marketing Success Award
Description: Given to the AmericInn location that has achieved significant success in marketing the AmericInn product in its marketplace.
Given to: AmericInn of Germantown, WI

Maintenance Employee of the Year
Description: Given to the maintenance employee of the year that demonstrates expertise and excellence in the hospitality industry and in the AmericInn Lodging System.
Given to: Denis Hagfors - AmericInn of Sauk Centre, MN

World Class Service Award
Description: Given to the AmericInn location that demonstrates expertise and excellence as recognized by their guests through the AmericInn Customer Satisfaction System.
Given to: AmericInn of Prairie du Chien, WI

Housekeeping Employee of the Year
Description: Given to the housekeeping employee that demonstrates expertise and excellence in the hospitality industry and in the AmericInn Lodging System.
Given to: Angie VanHorn - AmericInn of Sturgeon Bay, WI

Front Desk Employee of the Year
Description: Given to the front desk employee that demonstrates expertise and excellence in the hospitality industry and in the AmericInn Lodging System.
Given to: George Rosch - AmericInn of Baldwin, WI

Delight Award
Description: Given to the AmericInn location for their outstanding service and ability to provide guests with a delightful experience.
Given to: AmericInn of Inver Grove Heights, MN
AmericInn of Munising, MI
AmericInn of Wisconsin Rapids, WI


The AmericInn brand is one of the fastest growing limited service lodging chains in the United States with 230 locations currently open or under development. The success and solid growth of the AmericInn Lodging System is due to its unique AmericInn SoundGuard™ construction and market niche. AmericInn competes across the mid-scale without food and beverage segments and is dedicated to the concept of providing the best lodging value for its guests. For reservations at AmericInn destinations, visit the AmericInn website at www.americinn.com or call 800-634-3444.

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Contact:

Janel Corby
AmericInn International, LLC
Phone: (952) 294-5272
Email: jcorby@americinn.com

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Also See: Recap - AmericInn 11th Annual Franchise Convention; AmericInn of Mountain Iron/Virginia, Minnesota Named Lodging Property of the Year / May 2006
The AmericInn Annual Convention Draws 400 Franchise Owners and Managers; Scott Doble, Manager of AmericInn of Rochester, MN, Receives Annual Innkeeper's Award / May 2005
AmericInn Lodging System Names 2004 Top Performing Franchise Owners and Employees / April 2004
The AmericInn of Ironwood, MI Awarded the AmericInn Chairman's Award at the 2003 AmericInn Lodging System Annual Convention / April 2003
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