St. Norbert College's Kress Inn goes smoke free

From St. Norbert College, November 12, 2009
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

The Kress Inn, an Ascend Collection hotel, went 100 percent smoke free as of Nov. 1. The 46-room hotel made the move prior to the statewide smoking ban that is scheduled to take effect July of 2010.

"The majority of our guests have been requesting a smoke-free environment, and the only way to fully accommodate that request was to make our hotel 100 percent smoke-free," said Pat Olejniczak, director of sales and hotel services.

"The final smoking ban law might allow hotels to have a certain percentage of smoking rooms, but regardless of that outcome, we wanted to be sensitive to the majority of our guests' needs and provide an entirely smoke-free facility. So far the response from our guests has been overwhelming positive. Additionally, we will also have designated exterior smoking areas that can accommodate those guest who wish to smoke," Olejniczak concluded.

The Kress Inn, an Ascend Collection hotel through Choice Hotels', owned and operated by St. Norbert College, was built in 2001.

For more information contact Olejniczak at pat.olejniczak@snc.edu or 920-403-3968. You can also visit The Kress Inn web site at http://www.kressinn.com.