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PAM DURBIN NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Pam Durbin from AmericInn Lodge & Suites Sauk Centre, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s General Manager of the Year.  Durbin was acknowledged for her superior performance in overall leadership, achieved goals, guest service as well as positive teamwork.  Durbin was awarded General Manager of the Year in October, 2017 at the annual DLMI Manager Meeting held in Fargo, ND.

[Pictured: (L) Pam Durbin, GM AmericInn Sauk Centre, MN (R) Jeremy Nelson, DLMI]

2017 BREAKFAST HOST OF THE YEAR

CLEO BACHMEIER NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. BREAKFAST HOST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR 2017
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Cleo Bachmeier from AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Valley City, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Breakfast Host Employee of the Year.  Bachmeier was acknowledged for her superior performance in guest service as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  Bachmeier was awarded Breakfast Attendant Employee of the Year in October, 2017. This is her second year consecutively earning this top honor.

BRAD RENSLOW HONORED AS LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL MELVIN JONES FELLOW

FARGO, ND (August 24, 2017) – Brad Renslow, General Manager of Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Fargo ND recently was honored as Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellow.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship is named for Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International.  It is largely due to the growth of the fellowship program that LCIF has been able to meet humanitarian heeds in communities around the world. This award was given by Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, Chairperson, Board of Trustees of Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Fellowship contributions help to bring medication to prevent river blindness to people, or teach children to avoid drugs through Lions Quest.  Each Melvin Jones Fellowship contribution can restore sight of 167 individuals or provide Lions Quest to 67 youth. LCIF is able to continue and expand programs through the generous support of Fellows. 

GRETCHEN MEYERS NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES IN BEMIDJI MN.

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Gretchen Meyers as General Manager of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Bemidji MN.  Meyers was born and raised in Hatton ND. Following high school graduation, she attended NDSU and UND before moving to Bemidji about 17 years ago.  Shortly after her move she took a job as a front desk clerk and has held the Assistant Manager title for the last 8 years.  She enjoys time with family and friends, riding ATV’s and spending time outdoors.
The AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Bemidji is a 59 room hotel.  The hotel has a pool, whirlpool and fitness room.  Gretchen may be reached at 218-751-3000

TIM STAFFORD NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF GUESTHOUSE INN & SUITES IN ROCHESTER

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Tim Stafford as General Manager of the GuestHouse Inn & Suites Rochester MN.  Stafford was born and raised in Rochester MN. Following high school graduation, he attended the Cardinal Stritch University in Rochester. He has been involved with hospitality since the age of 19.  He has held several positions within the hospitality industry including Assistant General Manager and General Manager at hotels in Rochester. He enjoys time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle and spending time outdoors.
The GuestHouse Inn & Suites is a 118 room hotel featuring 9 kitchenette extended stay suites. The hotel has a pool, kiddie pool with slide, whirlpool and fitness room.  Tim may be reached at 507-288-9090.

​HEATHER ZIEBARTH NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF AMERICINN BISMARCK,ND

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Heather Ziebarth as General Manager of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bismarck, ND.  Since graduating with a degree in hospitality from Bismarck State College, Heather has worked with various larger hotel brands.  She is a certified Domestic Violence Advocate and attended the Peace Officers Standards Training program.  Born in Montana and raised in ND, Heather enjoys time with family and friends in her spare time she likes competition shooting. Heather is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and enjoys volunteering her time at various Car seat checkups in the Bis/Man Community.
The AmericInn Lodge & Suites is a 45 room hotel featuring a pool, whirlpool and expanded continental breakfast.  Heather Ziebarth may be reached at 701-250-1000.

AmericInn Sauk Centre Nominated for Top National Honor For Exterior Design

​Sauk Centre, MN (April 19, 2017) – AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading midscale hotel chains, has nominated the Sauk Centre AmericInn with a top system-wide award of excellence for its exterior design at the company’s annual convention which took place recently in Las Vegas.
 
“This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement for design excellence, distinguishing this hotel from our entire system of over 200 locations in 24 states,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. Kirwin noted that the exterior design of the AmericInn Sauk Centre reflects the fresh new look that is being introduced in AmericInn hotels across the country.
 
“We are currently in the midst of an ambitious, $75 million, system-wide renovation initiative called ‘AmericInn Refresh’, designed to create an exciting and contemporary hospitality experience for our customers,” Kirwin said. “Introducing the ‘Smart Casual’ exterior design is a key component of this initiative. We are pleased to celebrate this outstanding hotel which gives life to the ‘AmericInn Refresh’ strategy,” he added.
 
“We are delighted to be nominated for this national recognition from AmericInn,” said Durbin “This achievement recognizes the commitment of the AmericInn Sauk Centre to remain relevant and competitive in today’s travel market,” he added.
 
The property was honored during award ceremonies at the AmericInn 2017 Convention which focused on the theme of “Delight & Deliver”.

BREAKFAST ATTENDANT EMPLOYEE AT SAUK CENTRE AMERICINN EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR

SAUK CENTRE, MN (April 19, 2017)---AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored housekeeping employee Deb Imdieke of the Sauk Centre AmericInn with a top, system-wide award of employee excellence.
          Imdieke was named the AmericInn Employee of the Year in the Breakfast Attendant category at the company’s 2017 annual convention in Las Vegas. “This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement in delivering the highest level of service to our customers,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We celebrate her dedicated efforts that bring to life the hospitality promise of the AmericInn brand,” he added.
          Imdieke was selected for this honor from breakfast attendant employees from throughout the AmericInn system of over 200 locations in 24 states. Pam Durbin, General Manager of the AmericInn in Sauk Centre said that Imdieke consistently demonstrates an attitude of caring and responsiveness that goes far beyond the expectations of her role.
“We are delighted with the outstanding dedication that Imdieke brings to her job and the national recognition that she has earned from the AmericInn brand,” Durbin, said. “She is a proud example of the attitude of hospitality that we offer at this property.”
Imdieke was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2017 Convention which focused on the theme of “Delight & Deliver”.

BROOKE MADISON NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF QUALITY INN & SUITES - MINOT, ND

Brooke Madison has been appointed General Manager of Quality Inn & Suites, Minot. Madison's experience includes Hospitality and Sales & Marketing, as well as Management experience.  She has held positions of restaurant and bar manager, Beverage Manager and Operational Director, F&B Manager, and Catering & Sales Manager. The Group sees Brooke’s appointment as another example of “Discover Lodging Management’s commitment to provide superior, comprehensive hotel management services to each hotel within our organization. Our commitment of excellence extends to our guests, employees, and investors.” Brooke Graduated from Baldwin High School, HI and is currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Business Management.

Quality Inn & Suites, Minot is a recent addition to the Discover Lodging Management portfolio. The hotel features 66 beautifully appointed rooms, complimentary breakfast, fitness room and onsite lounge. The hotel is located off Route 83 at 3916 North Broadway, Minot, ND 58703. The phone number for the hotel is 701.390.1820.  

ELLEFSON NAMED GM - AMERICINN FARGO WEST ACRES

Announcing Lori Ellefson as the General Manager at the AmericInn Fargo West Acres location.  She graduated from Fargo North High School and has held previous managerial and human resources positions. 

GENERAL MANAGER AT BAUDETTE AMERICINN NOMINATED FOR COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR

BAUDETTE, MN (April 13, 2017) ---AmericInn, the largest mid-scale hotel brand in the upper Midwest, has recognized General Manager Trish Schulz of the Baudette AmericInn for a top, system-wide award of leadership excellence.
 
          Schulz was nominated for the AmericInn General Manager of the Year award at the company’s 2017 annual convention in Las Vegas. “This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement in delivering the highest level of service to our customers,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We celebrate her dedicated efforts that bring to life the hospitality promise of the AmericInn brand,” he added.
 
          Schulz was nominated for this honor from general managers throughout the AmericInn system of over 200 locations. “Schulz consistently demonstrates a deep commitment to great service and consistency plus an enthusiastic approach to leadership that inspires her staff to achieve great results,” Kirwin said. “Evidence of her talent is the outstanding quality assurance score and guest feedback.”
 
“We are delighted with the outstanding dedication that Trish brings to her job and the recognition that she has earned from the AmericInn brand,”
Schulz was recognized during award ceremonies at the company’s 2017 Convention which focused on the theme of “Delight & Deliver”. Schulz has been the General Manager at the Baudette AmericInn for 9 years.

JUSTIN SCHREIBER NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF FARGO INN & SUITES - FARGO, ND

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Justin Schreiber as General Manager of the Fargo Inn & Suites, Fargo, ND.  Schreiber grew up in nearby Glyndon, MN where he graduated from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School. Following high school, he attended the University of Minnesota-Crookston where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Recreational Management.  Schreiber recently was the Director of Sales at the Country Inn & Suites in Fargo, ND, for the past year and a half. Schreiber, in his spare time, enjoys his time with his wife and 3 kids.
The Fargo Inn & Suites is a 113 room hotel. The hotel was recently renovated and is attached to The Box Lounge.  You can contact Justin at the Fargo Inn & Suites by calling 701-282-6300.
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is a hotel management company located in Fargo, ND.
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Alyssa Thieschaefer receives Sauk Centre Hotel Server of the Year

Sauk Centre, MN - ​Alyssa Thieschaefer received the Sauk Centre Hotel Server of the Year Award at the Chamber and CVB Annual Dinner, January 2017. The top three nominees were selected for each category from the community submitting their nominations; the community then could cast their vote and the winner was announced and presented at the banquet. This was said about Alyssa at the Banquet: "Alyssa is friendly and goes above and beyond the guests expectations. She strives for excellence and is present to each guest' experience. Alyssa takes her job seriously as she works to make her guests comfortable. She is knowledgeable about her position and her workmanship is commendable. She is part of the repeat business at the AmericInn." Alyssa is a Front Desk Representative at the Sauk Centre AmericInn located at 1230 Timberlane Drive, Sauk Centre, MN 56378.
Pictured: Alyssa Thieschaefer, Front Desk Representative (L) and Pam Durbin, General Manager (R)

CHERYL STANLEY NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR FOR 2015

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Cheryl Stanley from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Minot, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s 2015 General Manager of the Year.  Stanley was acknowledged for her superior performance in overall leadership, achieved goals, guest service as well as positive teamwork.  Stanley was awarded 2015 General Manager of the Year in October, 2016.

Pictured: (L) Kris Friederichs, DLMI (R) Cheryl Stanley, GM Country Inn & Suites]
 

CLEO BACHMEIER NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. BREAKFAST HOST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

CLEO BACHMEIER NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. BREAKFAST HOST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR 2016
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Cleo Bachmeier from AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Valley City, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Breakfast Host Employee of the Year.  Bachmeier was acknowledged for her superior performance in guest service as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  Bachmeier was awarded Breakfast Attendant Employee of the Year in October, 2016.

DENNIS MABB NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

DENNIS MABB NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR 2016
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Dennis Maab from AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s Maintenance Employee of the Year. Maab was acknowledged for his superior performance in overall maintenance operations of the hotel as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  Maab was awarded Maintenance Employee of the Year in October, 2016.

JUSTIN SCHREIBER NAMED DIRECTOR OF SALES FOR COUNTRY INN & SUITES by Carlson FARGO, ND

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Justin Schreiber as Director of Sales at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in Fargo, ND.  Prior to working at Country Inn & Suites, Schreiber worked in coaching. He has coached college football for 11 years, most recently at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. 
 
He and his wife are both originally from Glyndon, MN.  He resides in Glyndon with his family.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Fargo, ND is a 99 room hotel near West Acres Shopping Mall.  This hotel features a pool, fitness center and large meeting room able to accommodate large meetings and weddings.  This hotel has recently been renovated. Justin Schreiber may be reached at 701-234-0565.
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is a hotel management company in Fargo, ND.
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KARA HESS NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. FRONT DESK EMPLOYEE THE YEAR FOR 2016

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Kara Hess from Paynesville Inn & Suites, Paynesville, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s Front Desk Employee of the Year.  Hess was acknowledged for her superior performance in guest service as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  Hess was awarded Front Desk Employee of the Year in October 2016.

[Pictured (L) Peggy Taplah, GM Paynesville Inn & Suites (R) Kara Hess, Front Desk Representative Paynesville Inn & Suites]

KATHY HAGE NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Kathy Hage from AmericInn Lodge & Suites St. Cloud, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s General Manager of the Year.  Hage was acknowledged for her superior performance in overall leadership, achieved goals, guest service as well as positive teamwork.  Hage was awarded General Manager of the Year in October, 2016.

[Pictured: (L) Kathy Hage, GM AmericInn St. Cloud, MN (R) Jeremy Nelson, DLMI]

LADA BURGARD NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

LADA BURGARD NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR FOR 2016
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Lada Burgard from AmericInn Lodge & Suites South 45th, Fargo, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Housekeeper of the Year. Burgard was acknowledged for her superior performance in providing guests with a clean, comfortable room as well as creating a positive atmosphere with staff.  Burgard was awarded Housekeeper of the Year in October, 2016.

[Pictured: (L) Sean Miller, GM AmericInn Fargo South 45th (R) Lada Burgard, Executive Housekeeper AmericInn Fargo South 45th]

LINDA MAXWELL NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. BREAKFAST HOST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Linda Maxwell from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Fargo, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Laundry Employee of the Year.  Maxwell was acknowledged for her superior performance in guest service as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  Maxwell was awarded Laundry Employee of the Year in October, 2016.

NEWEST HOTEL GETS NEW NAME: TRYP BY WYNDHAM SEBASTIAN SAINT AUGUSTINE


SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL (February 23, 2017) - The hotel opened as the Wyndham Garden December 2016 and officially converted to TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian Saint Augustine February 22, 2017.  The conversion was part of the plan since the beginning.  The hotel will undergo a few changes to better represent the TRYP brand: new phrase walls in each guest influenced by St. Augustine’s icons, new signature lobby and restaurant rugs featuring the cities TRYP represents, an interactive digital area in the lobby where guests can share travel information for St. Augustine and see recommendations by guests all over the world at their respective TRYP locations and new interior and exterior signage.  The hotel also converted to add a fitness guestroom to round out the signature four room types TRYP offers (TRYP room, PREMIUM room, FAMILY room and FITNESS room).

All guest rooms are extra-large starting at 500 sq ft.  Some feature views of the San Sebastian River and some rooms offer balconies. Other hotel features: outdoor pool with hot tub and fire pit table, Tesla car charging station, fitness center, Vintner’s Suite meeting room accommodating up to 32 people, and Muscadine’s Café Lounge & Tapas Bar featuring a breakfast buffet in the morning and tapas, beer and wine (featuring local pours and brews) until midnight daily.  Lavazza coffees are also available.

“We’re excited to be joining the TRYP by Wyndham family of hotels and are looking forward to providing our guests with the high-quality accommodations and the city knowledge and guidance that the brand is known for,” said Patti McRoberts, the hotel’s general manager. “TRYP’s slogan is ‘powered by the city’ and do we have an amazing city to show off.”

About TRYP by Wyndham: Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, TRYP by Wyndham® represents more than 110 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. The brand celebrates its “Own the City” culture, which focuses on openly displaying passion for guests and passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com or during a stay at the hotel’s front desk.

All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc. (THW), or its affiliate, or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. THW is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing over 7,800 properties and 678,000 rooms in 72 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
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AARON COLE NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF GRANDSTAY HOTEL & SUITES VALLEY CITY

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Aaron Cole as General Manager of the GrandStay Hotel & Suites Valley City, ND. Cole was born and raised in North Dakota. Following high school graduation, she attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.A. in Marketing.  She has been involved with hospitality since the age of 14.  She has held several positions within the hospitality industry including most recently Assistant General Manager at a hotel in Sioux Falls, SD.  She enjoys time with family and friends, playing sports and spending time outdoors.
The GrandStay Hotel & Suites is a 58 room hotel featuring 11 kitchenette extended stay suites. The hotel has a pool, whirlpool, fitness room and meeting room.  Aaron Cole may be reached at 701-490-3500.
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is a hotel management company located in Fargo, ND.
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AmericInn Hailey - Sun Valley Wins Award

The AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Hailey-Sun Valley Idaho was awarded with the Bronze award for "Best of the Valley" in the accommodations category.  This is an award published in the Sun Valley Guide and is voted on by the readers of the Idaho Mountain Express.

AMERICINN FARGO SOUTH 45TH STREET NAMED "BEST HOTEL IN ND"

FARGO, ND (February 2, 2015) – Business Insider.com revealed the best hotels in all 50 states.  “We found these hotels by looking at expert reviews, local recommendations, and our own list of the Best Hotels In America,” according to Lauren Browning and Asta Thrastardottir in an article on January 8, 2015.

The AmericInn Fargo South 45th Street is one of two AmericInn franchised hotels in the Fargo, ND area. The other being AmericInn Fargo West Acres. Both properties are professionally managed by Discover Lodging Management, Inc.  The former Arbuckle Lodge in Fargo, ND recently changed ownership and is now owned by KLP Lodging.  This 86 room hotel boasts large rooms, warm colors, a family-friendly pool area, fitness room, business center and meeting space.

The hotel address is 4325 23rd Ave South, Fargo ND and literally has the Red River Zoo in its backyard.  The hotel is also located near baseball fields, hockey and curling arenas, Gander Mountain and is within walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

We are proud of this distinction and will continue to provide warm, friendly service.  The leadership of this hotel and the staff have been and continue to be an integral component to the customer service accolades.   Leading the staff is Michelle Nelson, Managing Director.  Also at the helm are Assistant General Manager Andrea Crandall, Sales Director Charline King and Executive Housekeeper Lada Burgard. 

Discover Lodging Management, Inc., a professional hospitality management company located in Fargo, ND manages 15 hotels throughout ND and MN.  Kris Friederichs is the District Director from DLMI assigned to oversee all operations of the AmericInn Fargo South 45th Street.
For more information go to www.discoverlodging.net or contact at 701-478-6310.
 
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AmericInn® Announces Addition of Another New Hotel; AmericInn Hotel & Suites Fargo South is Brand’s Newest Offering

 

 
FARGO, ND (November 3, 2014)–- AmericInn®, the largest mid-scale hotel brand in the upper Midwest, today announced that it is expanding yet again in 2014, this time into Fargo, ND with the addition of a new location at 4325 23rd Avenue South in Fargo, North Dakota.
 
The 86-room hotel will feature signature AmericInn hospitality concepts and services including an indoor pool, a waterslide, and a spa tub.  Also included are complimentary wireless internet access, a 550-foot meeting room, and cozy lobby fireplace.
 
“We are very pleased to announce still another addition to the growing AmericInn system which now includes over 200 locations in 24 states,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We look forward to serving our customers at this prime Midwest location with the distinctive AmericInn hospitality experience that is comfortable, friendly and relaxing,” he added.
 
The property is conveniently located in the Fargo business district, adjacent to the Red River Zoo and minutes from the West Acres Mall.  Also nearby is the Plains Art Museum and the Bonanzaville Museum and Historic Village.
 
The hotel will offer the free AmericInn Perk® breakfast featuring a variety of hot, home-style breakfast selections along with a 24-hour coffee bar. Additional AmericInn offerings will include comfortable Serta® Perfect Sleeper beds and the Easy Rewards guest loyalty program.
 
Nationwide, AmericInn is in the midst of a $75 million renovation initiative, creating a fresh, updated look and feel throughout all of its locations. The initiative was launched in 2011 and is expected to be completed at the end of 2014.
 
The new AmericInn Fargo South is the second AmericInn in Fargo, complementing the existing AmericInn Fargo West Acres at 1423 35th Street South.   In addition to this new Fargo property, AmericInn has recently also opened new properties in Hawley, MN and Waupun, WI.
               
About AmericInn
AmericInn® is the largest midscale hotel brand in the upper Midwest with over 200 locations currently open or under development in 24 states. The brand is dedicated to providing an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering spacious, comfortable guestrooms, great rates and amenities such as free, hot, home-style AmericInn Perk breakfast, free hotel-wide wireless high-speed Internet, inviting swimming pools and Easy Rewards guest loyalty program. AmericInn is part of Northcott Hospitality, owner and developer of successful franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information or reservations visit www.AmericInn.com or call 1-800-634-3444.

GUESTHOUSE INN & SUITES - MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER

HENDERSONVILLE, TN and FARGO, ND (April 8, 2015) – Boomerang Hotels announced April 1st the winners of the 2014 Franchise Awards. The Franchise Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of properties across both Boomerang hotels brands, GuestHouse International and Settle Inn.
The GuestHouse International Inn & Suites of Rochester, MN was the winner of the “Excellence in Online Marketing” award. Honorable Mention of “Innkeeper of the Year” was awarded to Lynn Budahn, property general manager and honorable mention was also awarded to the property for “Excellence in Revenue Management.”
The staff is proud of these honors and will continue to provide warm, friendly service and will continue to excel in revenue management and online marketing.  The leadership of this hotel and the staff has been and continues to be an integral component to the Innkeeper of the Year honorable mention.  Leading the staff is Lynn Budahn, General Manager. 
Discover Lodging Management, Inc., a professional hospitality management company located in Fargo, ND manages 15 hotels throughout ND and MN.  Jeremy Nelson is the District Director from DLMI assigned to oversee all operations of the Guesthouse Inn & Suites in Rochester, MN.
For more information go to www.discoverlodging.net or contact Lynn Budahn at 507-288-9090.
 
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MARIA WALEN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF COMFORT INN & SUITES MANDAN-BISMARCK

​Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Maria Walen as General Manager of the Comfort Inn & Suites of Mandan, ND.  Maria Walen was born and raised in North Dakota.  She studied at Brigham Young University and started in the hospitality business soon thereafter.   She worked her way up from a front desk agent to assistant general manager with another Choice hotel in Iowa and has managed other hotels in Minnesota and Idaho.
 
Maria Walen enjoys opportunities to serve the community through church and local organizations.  She has been a part of several service and humanitarian projects in association with the Relief Society, a philanthropic and educational women’s auxiliary.
Comfort Inn & Suites Mandan-Bismarck is a brand new 86 room hotel in Mandan, serving Mandan, Bismarck and the surrounding area. The new hotel offers deluxe rooms and suites, meeting facilities, pool and fitness room, breakfast and an evening guest reception Mon – Thu featuring beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.  Maria Walen may be reached at 701-751-7484.
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is a hotel management company in Fargo, ND.
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New Comfort Inn & Suites in Mandan, ND now open.

New Comfort Inn & Suites/Hotel Now Open in Mandan, ND
 
Mandan, North Dakota (July 9, 2015) – The new Comfort Inn & Suites in Mandan, ND is now open to guests. The hotel is owned and operated by Mandan Hotel Group and is professionally managed by Discover Lodging Management, Inc. and located at 1516 27th Street NW in Mandan, ND.
 
With 86 guestrooms, The Mandan Comfort Inn & Suites displays the brand’s new design featuring a warm color palette, personalized amenities, and refreshing yet familiar design elements. The lobby welcomes guests with warm lighting, dark wood-style flooring, comfortable seating arrangements by a cozy fireplace, and a Welcome Wall with stone backdrop. The new design continues in the guestrooms with soft, soothing fabrics, cushy sofas and lounge chairs, spa-like baths and flat-screen TVs.
 
The hotel features free high speed Internet, free newspaper, and in-room coffee makers as well as an evening guest reception Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, meeting rooms, pool party rooms, pool, exercise room and large patio with fire pits and grill. Comfort brand properties also offer the complimentary Your Morning™ Breakfast, with healthy and satisfying options including a delicious flavored waffle station, hot eggs and meats, yogurt and a variety of fresh fruits.
 
This hotel participates in Choice Privileges, the rewards program from Choice Hotels and one of the industry’s fastest-growing loyalty programs. Membership is free and offers points good towards free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at more than 6,000 Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotels as well as Ascend Hotel Collection member hotels.
 
The Comfort Inn brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors. For more information, visit ComfortInn.com.

PEGGY TAPLAH NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

PEGGY TAPLAH NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Peggy Taplah of the Paynesville Inn & Suites of Paynesville, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s Manager of the Year. Taplah has been involved at the hotel since 2008.  She attended College of St. Benedict, SCSU and National American University in Roseville MN for her degree in Applied Management and Therapeutic Massage (practicing downtown at Twice’S Nice Massage as well).  Taplah was acknowledged for her superior performance in overall operations of the hotel as well as community involvement.  Taplah was awarded Manager of the Year at the Discover Lodging manager’s meeting held in Fergus Falls, MN July 23rd and 24th 2015. 
 
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is a hotel management company located in Fargo, ND.
 
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2014 BREAKFAST ATTENDANT OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Marion Troftgruben from AmericInn Fargo West Acres of Fargo, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Breakfast Attendant of the Year.  Troftgruben was acknowledged for her outstanding hospitality towards guests and co-workers.  Troftgruben was awarded Front Desk Employee of the Year in December, 2014.

2014 FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Elizabeth (Liz) French from AmericInn Lodge & Suite, St. Cloud, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s Front Desk Employee of the Year.  French was acknowledged for her superior performance in guest service as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  French was awarded Front Desk Employee of the Year in December, 2014.

2014 HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR

ALICIA WALTERS NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR FOR 2014
Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Alicia Walters from AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Valley City, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Housekeeper of the Year. Walters has worked for AmericInn Lodge & Suites for almost eight years.  Walters was acknowledged for her superior performance in providing guests with a clean, comfortable room as well as creating a positive atmosphere with staff.  Walters was awarded Housekeeper of the Year in December, 2014.

2014 MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Todd Blotsky from Fargo Inn & Suites of Fargo, ND as Discover Lodging Management’s Maintenance Employee of the Year. Blotsky has worked for Fargo Inn & Suites for two years.  Blotsky was acknowledged for his superior performance in overall maintenance operations of the hotel as well as positive teamwork with other staff.  Blotsky was awarded Maintenance Employee of the Year in December, 2014.

CHERYL STANLEY NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF COUNTRY INN & SUITES OF MINOT, ND

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Cheryl Stanley as General Manager of the Country Inn and Suites, by Carlson in Minot, ND.  Cheryl was born and raised in Manor, Saskatchewan, Canada. Following High School graduation, she moved to Minot, ND to study Reception at Minot Business School. She worked in retail for several years and was a partner and owner of a lumber yard before making the change to accommodation and hospitality. Her first hotel employment was in Peace River, Alberta, Canada and since then she has worked for several major hotel chains for the past twenty two years in Minot. She is a member of the Minot Innkeeper's association and the Minot Convention & Visitors Bureau. Her charities include United Way and the Red Cross.

In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing, swimming, dancing, and travelling.

DANA LEE NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Dana Lee of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Bemidji, MN as Discover Lodging Management’s Manager of the Year. Lee has been involved as an owner and General Manager.  Lee was acknowledged for her superior performance in overall operations of the hotel as well as community involvement.  Lee was awarded Manager of the Year at the Discover Lodging manager’s meeting held in Valley City, ND June 24th and 25th, 2014.

Discover Lodging Management Inc. Announces New Hotel

FARGO, ND (June 30, 2014) – Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce a new managed hotel to their portfolio. The GrandStay Hotel & Suites will be built in Valley City, ND.  Discover Lodging Management, Inc. also manages the AmericInn Lodge & Suites and Bridges Bar & Grill in Valley City, ND.
The hotel is being developed by a group of local Valley City residents, VC Lodging, LLC, and will feature a variety of guest rooms including extended stay suites.
Valley City, North Dakota is located 60 miles west of Fargo and 135 miles east of Bismarck.  Located in the scenic Sheyenne River Valley, the hotel site is easily accessible by its location near Interstate 94.
The community is surrounded by incredible outdoor recreation, unique shopping and dining. Valley City’s thriving and robust business community includes:  John Deere Seeding Group, Eagle Creek Services Software, Valley City Regional Technology Center and more.
Education is a focus for the community. Valley City State University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best College” for 16 years in a row and in 2014 ranked #2 in top public regional college in the Midwest.
The GrandStay Hotel & Suites Valley City is looking forward to joining and serving the community of Valley City, North Dakota.

DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT WELCOMES BRIDGES BAR & GRILL

Discover Lodging Management welcomes it's first restaurant, Bridges Bar & Grill, to it's portfolio. This is a new 70 seat sports bar & grill attached to the AmericInn in Valley City, ND. It opened in June and features a full bar and specialty burgers. Sean Miller is the Manager of Bridges.

DLMI WELCOMES COMFORT INN OF MANDAN/BISMARCK

FARGO, ND (September 30, 2014) – Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce a new managed hotel to their portfolio.  The Comfort Inn & Suites of Mandan/Bismarck is currently in the construction phase in Mandan, ND.  The Truly Yours designed hotel is being developed by Professional Contractors Inc. and will feature a variety of guest rooms including suites as well as a pool, fitness room, business center and four meeting rooms ranging from maximum capacities of 24 to 75, one of them being poolside.
The hotel address is 1516 27th Street NW and is located off I-94 and Sunset near the new Wal-Mart.

Mandan, ND is located across the river from Bismarck, ND, home of the North Dakota State Capital and country seat for Morton County.  The slogan for Mandan, ND, “Where the West Begins,” embodies the community’s rugged and hearty nature evident in the terrain, people, annual celebrations, and heritage.

The Comfort Inn & Suites of Mandan/Bismarck is looking forward to serving the community of Bismarck and Mandan, ND with an estimated date to open of February 2015. Employment opportunities are available.  Apply online at: www.discoverlodging.net/careers

HOUSEKEEPING EMPLOYEE AT SAUK CENTRE AMERICINN EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR

AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored housekeeping employee Brenda Baum of the Sauk Centre AmericInn with a top, system-wide award of employee excellence.
Baum was named the AmericInn Employee of the Year in the Housekeeping/Room Attendant category at the company’s 2014 annual convention in Minneapolis. “This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement in delivering the highest level of service to our customers,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We celebrate her dedicated efforts that bring to life the hospitality promise of the AmericInn brand,” he added.
Baum was selected for this honor from housekeeping and room attendant employees from throughout the AmericInn system of over 200 locations in 24 states. Pam Durbin, General Manager of the AmericInn in Sauk Centre said that Baum consistently demonstrates an attitude of caring and responsiveness that goes far beyond the expectations of her role.
“We are delighted with the outstanding dedication that Baum brings to her job and the national recognition that she has earned from the AmericInn brand,” Durbin, said. “She is a proud example of the attitude of hospitality that we offer at this property.”
Baum was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2014 Convention which focused on the theme of “Stand Out with Imagination, Heart & Soul”.

JAY SCHREIBER NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF FARGO INN & SUITES

Fargo Inn & Suites and Discover Lodging Management, Inc. are pleased to announce Jay Schreiber as General Manager of the Fargo Inn & Suites. Jay has been with Discover Lodging Management for over 5 years, most recently as the General Manager of the AmericInn of Fargo. He received the 2011 Discover Lodging Manager of the Year Award and also received the Social Media Award from AmericInn International. Jay is involved in YP and is active with the FM CVB.

JAY SCHREIBER NAMED GM OF FARGO AMERICINN

AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Fargo, ND and Discover Lodging Management, Inc. are pleased to announce Jay Schreiber as General Manager of the Fargo AmericInn & Fargo Inn & Suites. Jay has been with Discover Lodging Management for over 5 years, most recently as the General Manager of the Fargo Inn & Suites.  He will oversee both hotels in the Discover Lodging Management portfolio.  He received the 2011 Discover Lodging Manager of the Year Award and also received the Social Media Award from AmericInn International. Jay is involved in YP and is active with the FM CVB.

KERESA SCHULTZ NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Keresa Schultz of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Fergus Falls, MN as the Manager of the Year. Schultz has been at the AmericInn property in Fergus since 2011 as the General Manager. Prior to that she worked for another Discover Lodging Mangement Property as the General Manager and started with Discover Lodging at the AmericInn of Fergus Falls in 2004.

Schultz was awarded Manager of the Year at the Discover Lodging manager’s meeting held in Fergus Falls, MN June 18th & 19th, 2013.

JAY SCHREIBER NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Jay Schreiber of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Fargo, ND as the 2011 Manager of the Year. Schreiber has been at the AmericInn property in Fargo since 2008 as the General Manager. Prior to that he worked for another Discover Lodging Mangement property.

Schreiber was awarded Manager of the Year at the Discover Lodging manager’s meeting held in Fargo, ND June 6th & 7th, 2012.

OWNER OF FIVE AMERICINNS EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR

MINNEAPOLIS,MINN---AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored Nick Klaers, Owner of AmericInns in Fergus falls, Fargo, St. Cloud, Bemidji and Sauk Centre with a top, system-wide award of leadership excellence.

Klaers was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the company’s 2012 annual convention in Minneapolis. “This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement in delivering the highest level of service to our customers and commitment to the AmericInn brand,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We celebrate his dedicated efforts to growing the AmericInn brand and the hospitality promise of the AmericInn,” he added.

Klaers opened his first AmericInn 20 years ago, and has been a pioneer with the AmericInn Brand ever since. He is a firm believer in the AmericInn Brand and continues to add to his portfolio with a current total of five properties. Not only does he know the franchise business, but he is also the founder of a successful management company, Discover Lodging, with eight AmericInn locations in its fleet.

He is continually ahead of the game with property improvements and trends. Klaers understands the hospitality business and market share for each of his individual locations. While each property brings a diverse community, Klaers is forward thinking on how to capture the business when up against the competition.

Klaers was selected for this honor from Owners throughout the AmericInn system of 220 locations in 23 states. He was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2012 Convention which focused on the theme of “Be Brilliant Together”, reflecting a collaborative approach to building value in the AmericInn brand.

GENERAL MANAGER OF SAUK CENTRE AMERICINN EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR

Chanhassen, MN (Grassroots Newswire) May 07, 2012 – AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored General Manager Pam Durbin of the Sauk Centre AmericInn with a top, system-wide award of leadership excellence.

Durbin was named the AmericInn General Manager of the Year at the company’s 2012 annual convention in Minneapolis. “This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement in delivering the highest level of service to our customers,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We celebrate her dedicated efforts that bring to life the hospitality promise of the AmericInn brand,” he added.

Durbin was selected for this honor from general managers throughout the AmericInn system of 220 locations in 23 states. “Durbin consistently demonstrates a deep commitment to great service and consistency plus an enthusiastic approach to leadership that inspires her staff to achieve great results,” Kirwin said. “Evidence of her talent is the outstanding quality assurance score and guest feedback.”

“We are delighted with the outstanding dedication that Durbin brings to her role and the national recognition that she has earned from the AmericInn brand,” Nicholas Klaers, Owner of the Sauk Centre AmericInn said. “She is a proud example of the attitude of hospitality that we offer at this property.”

Durbin was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2012 Convention which focused on the theme of “Be Brilliant Together”, reflecting a collaborative approach to building value in the AmericInn brand.

Fargo Inn & Suites is the new name for the formerly Select Inn of Fargo

The name change took place Tuesday, May 1st 2012. The hotel is under the management of Discover Lodging Management, Inc. and Paul Kamrud serves as General Manager. The hotel offers 116 rooms including extended stay and whirlpool suites. The hotel is also home to The Box, sports bar and casino.

The Fargo Inn & Suites is located at 1025 38th St SW - Fargo, ND 58103. The phone number is 701-282-6300.

Fergus Falls AmericInn Receives Award

Keresa Schultz, Managing Director, received the "Fergus Falls Business Gives" award on behalf of the Fergus Falls AmericInn at the Busines Expo luncheon, March 7th, 2012. This award is given to Fergus Falls businesses who give 2% or greater of their gross sales back to the community.

NEW ADDITION TO OUR DLMI TEAM

Sandra Keller is responsible for supervising accounts payable and payroll. Ms. Keller has 5 years experience in public accounting and 2 years experience in retail management accounting. She is also a volunteer treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 274. Ms. Keller received her Bachelor of Accountancy degree from University North Dakota in 1992

TRISH WILSON NAMED DISCOVER LODGING MANAGEMENT, INC. MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Discover Lodging Management, Inc. is pleased to announce Trish Wilson of the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Baudette as the 2010 Manager of the Year. Wilson has been at the AmericInn property in Baudette since 1998 and has been the Managing Director the last three years.

Wilson was awarded Manager of the Year at the Discover Lodging manager’s meeting held in Fargo, ND June 28-29, 2011.

AMERICINN OF SAUK CENTRE, MN EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE EVALUATION

AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored the AmericInn of Sauk Centre with a top, system-wide award of excellence. Property owners plus general manager Pam Durbin received the company’s top award of Excellence for the Quality Assurance Evaluation award at the AmericInn 2010 Performance Awards in Las Vegas.

“This honor represents extraordinary achievement for highest score in the 2010 Quality Assurance Evaluation round which shows the highest standard of excellence in quality assurance. This hotel is committed to brand initiatives and extraordinary customer service- distinguishing this property from our entire system of 220 locations in 22 states,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn.

The property was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2011 Convention which focused on growth and excellence as key organizational drivers in the accelerating expansion of AmericInn around the United States

AMERICINN OF FARGO, ND EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored the AmericInn of Fargo, ND with a top, system-wide award of excellence. Property owners plus general manager Jay Schreiber received the company’s top award of Excellence for utilizing social media at the AmericInn 2010 Performance Awards in Las Vegas.

“This honor represents the hotel that has embraced the world of social media by engaging their guests through Facebook, Twitter and TripAdvisor. This hotel shows their dedication to delivering outstanding service by responding to guest postings and utilizing strategies to promote positive guest feedback on social media - distinguishing this property from our entire system of 220 locations in 22 states,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn.

The property was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2011 Convention which focused on growth and excellence as key organizational drivers in the accelerating expansion of AmericInn around the United States.

AMERICINN OF BEMIDJI, MN EARNS COMPANY’S TOP NATIONAL HONOR FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE

AmericInn, one of the nation’s leading mid-scale lodging chains, has honored the AmericInn of Bemidji, MN with a top, system-wide award of excellence. Property owners plus the general manager received the company’s top award for Interior Design Excellence at the AmericInn 2010 Performance Awards in Las Vegas.

“This honor represents an extraordinary national achievement in internal design elements, showcasing the fresh, up to date styles of the hospitality industry, distinguishing this property from our entire system of 220 locations in 22 states,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. Kirwin noted that the AmericInn of Bemidji has created a warm and welcoming atmosphere that reflects the brand standards and hospitality experience offered by the AmericInn brand. “From the beginning, the hotel was designed with guest experience as the focal point,” Kirwin said.

The property was honored during award ceremonies at the company’s 2011 Convention which focused on growth and excellence as key organizational drivers in the accelerating expansion of AmericInn around the United States.

Keresa Schultz as General Manager of the Fergus Falls AmericInn

AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Fergus Falls and Discover Lodging Management, Inc. are pleased to announce Keresa Schultz as General Manager of the Fergus Falls AmericInn. Keresa has been with the AmericInn for the past 7 years; most recently in the position of General Manager of the AmericInn of St. Cloud, MN. She is a graduate of Pelican Rapids High School. The AmericInn Lodge & Suites is located at 526 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN; the phone number is 218-739-3900.

  
 
 
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