Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel Receives 2008 Best of Brunswick Award

August 26, 2008

BRUNSWICK, ME, August 26, 2008 – The U.S. Local Business Association today awarded the Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel the 2008 Best of Brunswick Award in the Hotels category.

The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country and identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

“Magnuson Hotels congratulates the Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel and owner Wes Beal on receiving this award. Despite declining travel market conditions, the Parkwood Inn’s quality and service shines above the rest,” stated Magnuson Hotels company Principal/CEO Thomas R. Magnuson.

The Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel is owned by Brunswick native Wes Beal, who has made service a lifestyle. “Some old-fashioned ideas never go out of date,” said Beal. “The guest is the most important person in our business, is the purpose of our work and deserves the most courteous attention we can give.”

Magnuson Hotels provides low cost access to the world’s largest reservation system without the costs & requirements of franchise brand affiliation. Fee structure is based upon reservations delivered without high brand royalty fees, membership fees, special assessments, long term contracts and required hotel renovations.

Despite a US recession, Magnuson Hotels has signed 250 new hotel affiliate agreements within the last year, and is quickly nearing the 1000 hotel mark.

“Magnuson Hotels’ 2008 strategy for owners is—Increase revenue, reduce costs, gain market share,” states company Principal/CEO Thomas R. Magnuson. ” In a flat market with declining pricing power, more new competitors & lower demand, the only source for new business for each hotel in 2008 is to gain market share—and market share survival requires time and expertise. Magnuson Hotels is the only company in the world that provides a personal market specialist for each hotel, dedicated to driving the highest reservation revenue; providing the highest Internet/GDS visibility/distribution; aggressive promotions on Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline; RateChecker service to monitor competitors’ rates; and strategic pricing/rate setting guidance 365 days a year.”

About Magnuson Hotels, the fastest growing hotel chain in history.
In only seven years, Magnuson Hotels headquartered in Spokane, WA has become the world’s largest independent hotel group, representing nearly 1500 hotels and a combined affiliate base with assets in excess of $5.5 Billion. One of the top 10 global hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels was the #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 2009 annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest growing privately owned U.S. companies. With a four year reservation sales growth of 595%, Magnuson Hotels is listed in the top 100 U.S. business services companies.

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