St. Norbert College's Kress Inn wins Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

From St. Norbert College, February 4, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

For the fifth year in a row, St. Norbert College's Kress Inn, an Ascend Collection hotel of De Pere, Wis. was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2010 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Ascend Collection brand.

"The Kress Inn hotel's commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned this well-deserved recognition as one of the best hotels among the Ascend Collection brand," said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. "We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Kress Inn hotel."

As a top performing property among the company's more than 4,800 U.S. franchised hotels, the Kress Inn hotel is among the top three percent of properties within the Ascend Collection brand. As one of the company's top franchised hotels operating under the Ascend Collection flag, the hotel has demonstrated an exceptional focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to providing superior service. Additional award criteria are evaluated by Choice Hotels through its official property ranking reports.

For more information, contact Patrick Olejniczak at (920) 403-3968 or via e-mail at pat.olejniczak@snc.edu.