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AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Ashland, Wisconsin Honored
for Significant Contributions Made Towards the
Development of the Ashland Community


Chanhassen, MN (August 29, 2005)…The AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Ashland, Wisconsin was named Business of the Year at the Ashland Area Field Day Banquet on August 18, 2005.  Chosen by Ashland Area Development Corporation and honored by the city, state and legislature for significant contributions made towards the development of the Ashland community.  Todd Chingo, general manager of the AmericInn; Goldin Properties Midwest, LLC senior executives, Steve Goldfine and Ilene Levin; and local owner and investor representative, Don Moore accepted the award on behalf of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Ashland from Wisconsin State Representative, Gary Sherman.

Gary Sherman, Steve Goldfine and Todd Chingo
The AmericInn of Ashland has demonstrated superior commitment to exceeding guest expectations and utmost dedication for community relations since opening for business in November of 1995.  “The entire lodging system commends the owners and staff of the Ashland AmericInn for achieving the Business of the Year award in recognition of their superior development initiatives,” said Arnold Angeloni, Chief Executive Officer of AmericInn International, LLC.

It has been said that the Ashland AmericInn is so unique and impressive that it is almost impossible to draw comparisons. Spread over nearly three acres along 2,000 feet of Lake Superior shoreline, today’s AmericInn bares little physical resemblance to the 49 room motel acquired by Goldin Properties Corporation, LLC in 1997.  The first expansion project initiated in 1999 consisted of 16 deluxe rooms and suites, half of which now provide balconies or patios with wonderful views overlooking Lake Superior.

Dedicated to the development of the Ashland area, the second expansion phase for AmericInn began in 2000 and was recently completed on the three acres of land adjacent to the hotel.  The newly expanded lodging facility now offers 30 additional guest rooms, a Splashland water park and indoor recreation center, patio seating with overlook to Lake Superior and a conference center with 4,500 square feet of meeting and special event space with catering capability for groups up to 400 or more people.  “We are so pleased that the AmericInn expansion projects will have such a positive impact throughout the Ashland area,” said Steve Goldfine, owner of the AmericInn.  By strengthening its competitive position, the AmericInn of Ashland has become a first-class tourist attraction and a major contender in the hospitality industry.  “The people of Ashland have been the heart and soul in making the AmericInn a valuable member of the Ashland area business community and we look forward to extending that success to the Ashland community,” adds Goldfine.

Conveniently located off US Highway 2 at 3009 Lakeshore Drive East, the AmericInn of Ashland is quickly becoming one of the area’s best known landmarks by providing a unique lodging experience with all the charm and comforts of home.  Complete with upscale amenities including high speed internet access and state-of-the-art conference center, guests may choose from a wide variety of oversized guest rooms and specialty suites with extended stay, fireplace, whirlpool, balcony and patio accommodations.  Featuring Splashland Water Park recreation area with oversized pool, 24 foot lighthouse waterslide with pirate ships, dumping buckets and water cannons, a separate kiddie pool with kiddie slide, kid play area with a "Shipwreck" slide and sandbox, LEGOS and blocks, the inside waterfall whirlpool and the wild river slide outside.  The two-story lobby highlighting the cozy fireside conversation area, hotel gift shop, fitness center and the enhanced continental breakfast with freshly made waffles offered daily, are just a few of the first-rate amenities consistently found at AmericInn.

About Goldin Properties Midwest, LLC…
Goldin Properties Midwest, LLC is a hospitality investor group, headed by husband and wife team of Steve Goldfine and Ilene Levin from Duluth, Minnesota.  Goldin Properties Midwest, LLC operates the AmericInns of Ashland and Minocqua, Wisconsin; Ironwood, Michigan; the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and also acted as receiver and managed the Hurley Motel, formerly the Ramada in Hurley, Wisconsin.  All of these lodging facilities serve Northland vacation and leisure travelers with a major presence in the region’s hospitality industry.

About AmericInn…
AmericInn is one of the fastest growing upscale limited service lodging chains in the United States with 220 locations currently open or under development. Competing across the luxury-economy and mid-market segments, the success is due to the unique product and market niche founded on the integrity of consistent, quiet and solid masonry construction.  AmericInn is dedicated to the concept of growing a dynamic franchise lodging system designed to maximize the success of each franchisee while exceeding guest expectations by providing Quiet Nights, Rest Assured.  For reservations at AmericInn destinations, visit the AmericInn website at or call 800-634-3444.

The AmericInn Lodging System is franchised by AmericInn International, LLC, a Minnesota based company with headquarters in Chanhassen, MN. 


Janel Clark
 AmericInn International, LLC
Phone: (952) 294-5272

Also See: 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
The 200th AmericInn Opens in Jackson, Minnesota, a 52-room Lodge & Suites, owned by KAAT Development, LLC / July 2005

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