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Park Inn Brand Names Larry Wozniak of the Park Inn in Stevensville, Michigan General Manager of the Year


Brand Recognizes 12 Hotels for Outstanding Quality and Service

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 15, 2004) ---- Park Inn, part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, today announced that Larry Wozniak of the Park Inn in Stevensville, Mich., has been selected as the General Manager of the Year.  The company also announced that it has awarded twelve hotels the brand's prestigious 2003 Presidential Award for outstanding quality.

The Presidential Award was created to recognize and reward hotels that have demonstrated their commitment to guest service by consistently receiving scores of at least 90 percent in qualifying criteria during their annual Quality Performance Review.  The winners were chosen based on a vision that includes: Focus on the Customer; Provide Individualized Marketing and Services; and Empower Employees.  Hotels must be in the 
Park Inn, Stevensville
 4290 Red Arrow Highway 
Stevensville, Michigan
system for at least one year to be considered for the award.

"These hotels represent the best that our brand has to offer," explained Nancy Johnson, brand leader for Park Inn and executive vice president of select-service hotels for Carlson Hotels Worldwide.  "As we continue to build Park Inn as a brand champion, these hotels, their management and staff will serve as leaders for the continued future success of Park Inn." 

Wozniak was selected as General Manager of the Year for his leadership excellence, which creates an engaging work environment that attracts and retains employees that are empowered to help the hotel achieve success.  According to his nomination, Wozniak has served as the property's general manager for the past 14 years, maintaining superior performance at his hotel with little staff turnover.

"Under Larry's leadership, the Park Inn Stevensville continually excels at delivering guest satisfaction excellence," said Johnson.  "He was first to embrace Carlson Hotels' new Park Inn concepts, stan signifying his ability to play on a team as well as lead one.  He is very deserving of this award."

Park Inn 2003 Presidential Award Winners

Park Inn Anaheim / Suren Badalian, Owner

Park Inn International Rockville / Jim Hoyt, General Manager

Park Inn Stevensville / Larry Wozniak, General Manager

Park Inn International Bloomington / Mike Rupnow, General Manager
Park Inn & Suites Shakopee / Gerry Goldfarb, General Manager

Park Inn Hardman House Carson City / Dixie Dickerson, General Manager

Park Inn Hickory / Kelly Lajoie, General Manager

Park Inn & Suites Brandywine Valley (Concordville) / Angelo Hionis, General Manager
Park Inn Lancaster / John Espenshade, General Manager

Park Inn Chattanooga East / Amish Patel, General Manager

Park Inn & Suites Beckley / Shashi Patel, Owner

Park Inn & Suites Eau Claire/ Paul Wickland, General Manager

Park Inn is a unique hotel brand offering a relaxed environment in the economy category and is poised for aggressive global growth.  There are currently over 70 Park Inn locations worldwide, with 28 in North America. 

Kristi Arndt
Director of Public Relations
Park Inn Hotels
Tel: (763) 212-5626
Fax: (763) 212-3400
Also See: Carlson Hotels Acquires Full Ownership of the Park Inn and Park Plaza Brands from Olympus Hospitality Group / Sept 2003
Carlson Hotels Creates New Prototype for Park Inn; Estimated Per Room Construction Cost to be $38,000 to $42,000 / January 2004
Carlson Hotels Worldwide Seeks to Add Two Brands to Canada; Regent International Hotels and Park Inn / April 2003

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