The Econo Lodge hotel in Calhan, Colorado – already recognized many times for its excellence – has taken home another major honor: the 2013 Hotel of the Year Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH). General Manager Sudhir K. Patel accepted the award during the 59th Choice Hotels International Convention in Los Angeles. Choice Hotels is one of the world's largest hotel franchisors.
Every year, the Choice Hotels Owners Council presents the Hotel of the Year Award to a property that consistently demonstrates lodging excellence. Nominees for this prestigious award all rank among the top hotels within the brand.
"To win the Hotel of the Year award, a property must demonstrate a commitment to exceptional customer service, and that's where the Econo Lodge hotel of Calhan excelled," said Andrea Jaritz, senior vice president of brand strategy and marketing for Choice Hotels International. "This hotel ranked the best among its peers and clearly demonstrates operational excellence."
The Econo Lodge hotel of Calhan has plenty of awards experience, having received the 2010 Choice Hotels International Gold Award, as well as the company's Platinum Award three years in a row in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
"Our staff believes that the best way to find one's self is in the service of others," said General Manager Sudhir K. Patel. "They live that motto every day by providing our guests excellent service, exceptionally clean rooms and warm, friendly interaction."
Guests enjoy the peaceful country setting surrounding the Econo Lodge hotel in Calhan. The city of Calhan is located in El Paso County, which is a year-round sports paradise offering hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, skydiving and hiking. Visitors can enjoy the nearby Rocky Mountain Roosters, Colorado's finest private pheasant hunting preserve and sporting clays range, or Paint Mines Interpretive Park, featuring hiking trails through beautifully colored rock and sand formations.
Thrill seekers will want to visit Elaborate Skydiving at Calhan, only one mile away. Other attractions include the El Paso County Fairgrounds, Olympic Training Center, Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods and Seven Falls. Guests of the 27-room Econo Lodge hotel enjoy quality amenities including a continental breakfast, wireless Internet access and cable television.