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Guesthouse Inn Kelso, Washington Receives
Brand's 2003 Inn of the Year Award


February 2004 - Fifteen GuestHouse International properties were recognized with awards at special banquet in their honor held during the company’s recent Annual Owner’s Conference in Nashville during January. 

The Kelso, WA property won three awards and was presented 

Guesthouse Kelso
501 Three Rivers Drive 
Kelso, Washington
with top honors as the “2003 GuestHouse International Inn of the Year”.  The hotel, under the direction of Larry Donnelly, General Manger also received awards for  “Excellence in Guest Service” & was presented with the “Platinum Standard in Quality Assurance” for earning the highest quality assurance score.  George Swift, owns the property.

Three GuestHouse International Special Recognition awards were presented in the following categories:

“Special Recognition Award for Exceptional First Impression” 
Fontana, CA 
Michael Wang, Owner

“Special Recognition Award for Rise and Shine Breakfast”
Gainesville, GA. 
Baldev Bath, Owner

“Special Recognition Award for Sales and Marketing”.
Santa Cruz, CA. 
Pravin Patel, Owner.

2003 “Gold Standard in Quality Assurance” award winners:

  • Dupont, WA / George Swift, Owner
  • Aberdeen, WA / George Swift, Owner 
  • Miles City, MT, / George Swift, Owner
  • Tumwater, WA  / George Swift, Owner 
  • Dillon, MT / George Swift, Owner
  • Long Beach, CA / Mike Wang, Owner
  • Lighthouse Inn, Southaven, MI / Fred Manahan, Owner
  • Fontana CA / Michael Wang, Owner
  • Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX / Nick Patel, Owner
2003 “ GuestHouse International Excellence in Guest Services” award winners:
  • Denver,  / Mike Wang, Owner
  • Long Beach, CA / Mike Wang, Owner
  • South Gate, CA / Sharad & Bobbie Patel, Owners
  • Lighthouse Inn, Southaven, MI / Fred & Rose Manahan, Owner
  • Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX / Nick Patel, Owner
  • Tumwater, WA / George Swift, Owner
  • Kelso, WA / George Swift Owner
  • Miles City, MT / George Swift, Owner
  • Camden, TN / Ben Thompson, Owner
GuestHouse International Inns. Hotels & Suites are growing across America with properties from California to Florida.  GuestHouse International is recognized for its superior franchise support and its unique flat fee franchise structure.


Kenna Balch
 Vice President Marketing
 GuestHouse International Franchise Systems, Inc.
 615 (264-8041)

Also See: Washington State Hotel & Lodging Association Awards 2002 Community Service Award to the GuestHouse Inn of Kelso / Nov 2002
Arapahoe Inn in Keystone, Colorado Rebrands from Independent to GuestHouse International Franchise / March 2002

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