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Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel in Mt. Laurel
Receives Gold Hospitality Award

MT. LAUREL, N.J. (April 27, 2005) – The Comfort Inn & Suites, located here at 6000 Crawford Place, recently received a Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, franchisor of the Comfort Inn hotel brand.

The Gold Hospitality Award is presented annually to hotels that exceed Choice Hotels’ rigid quality assurance standards.

"This prestigious award recognizes exceptional service, facilities and hospitality," said Dean Baij, senior director, brand management for the Comfort brand.

To qualify, a hotel must undergo a series of rigorous inspections that evaluate each operating department. Departments are rated according to criteria including staff knowledge, attitude and professionalism; training, safety and security; maintenance and energy conservation; and physical conditions.

“We are thrilled to receive this award. It is a great honor for our hotel and its dedicated staff,” said Harish Surati, owner of the Comfort Inn & Suites.

The hotel offers 90 rooms and suites. Amenities include an in-room micro-fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer and an executive work area with two-line cordless phone, data port, voice mail and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel also offers a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary copies of USA TODAY, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, a fitness room and meeting facilities. 

The Comfort Inn & Suites is owned and operated by SMG Hotels, which currently invests in and operates more than 20 hotels across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, with seven additional hotels in development.

Located 20 minutes from the Philadelphia Airport, the Comfort Inn & Suites is convenient to local corporate centers as well the Philadelphia’s tourist attractions.

The hotel participates in Choice's Choice Privileges rewards program where guests can earn points toward free stays, airline miles or gifts when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and MainStay Suites hotels.

Guests can receive airline miles from participating airlines when staying at any Choice brand hotel.

Comfort Inn hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). There currently are 2,014 Comfort Inn brand hotels open and 141 under development worldwide, representing 161,054 rooms.

Choice Hotels International is the world's second largest lodging franchisor, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in over 40 countries and territories under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company's Web site at


Raj Patel
Comfort Inn & Suites 
Telephone: (856) 727-0010

Also See: New Logo for Comfort Inn; Conveys Better Choice Hotels Midscale Brand’s Consistency, Quality and Service Attributes / November 2004

Charles Burton Reid, LLC Used Choice Hotel's “Room In a Can” Design Concept to Develop the 123-unit Comfort Inn Executive Center, Richmond, Virginia / April 2004

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