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 Potomac Hospitality Services Recognized by Marriott ExecuStay as its Partnership Circle Award Winner


Washington, D.C. – Dec. 10, 2004 – Potomac Hospitality Services (PHS), based here, was recognized by Marriott ExecuStay as its Partnership Circle Award winner at the corporate housing brand’s Annual Franchise Conference, held recently at Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa.

Marriott ExecuStay’s Partnership Circle Award recognizes a franchise partner that exemplifies Marriott’s vision of hospitality excellence; successfully leverages Marriott’s sales organization both nationally and locally; promotes cross-market activity; and produces above-average quality assurance ratings.  Long-time hotelier and developer Don Minkler is president of PHS, which, through its affiliates, operates Marriott ExecuStay in Philadelphia Center City, Hartford, and Chicago.

Additional franchisee awards presented by Marriott ExecuStay included:

  • Operational Excellence Award, to two markets: Columbus, franchised by American Heartland, Inc.; and South Florida, franchised by Temporary Housing Systems;
  • Customer Service Excellence Award, to Oklahoma City; franchised by Suite Options;
  • Best Local Sales and Marketing Best Practice, to Mainsail Management Group; and
  • ExecuStay Sales Desk Award, to Greenville, also operated by Mainsail Management Group.
Joe Lavin, executive vice president and managing director for Marriott ExecuStay, said, “In only two short years, Marriott ExecuStay has grown our franchise organization into an outstanding network of seasoned partners who share Marriott’s vision for quality and superior guest service.”

Marriott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,800 lodging properties, totaling over 505,000 rooms, including over 8,500 vacation ownership villas, in the United States and 69 other countries and territories.  The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 128,000 associates. 

Dee Dee Dochen
for Marriott ExecuStay
713-432-7575 (ph)
Also See: Potomac Hospitality Services Named Operator of Marriott ExecuStay Corporate Housing Business in Chicago through a Franchise Agreement / December 2004
Potomac Hospitality Services, Inc. and Philip Schonberger Partner to Franchise Marriott Execustay in Hartford and Springfield, Mass. Markets / March 2004

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