Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel Receives 2009 Best of Brunswick Award
May 11, 2009
SPOKANE, WA, May 11, 2009 – Magnuson Hotels is pleased to announce the second consecutive Best of Brunswick Award by the U.S. Local Business Association to the Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel of Brunswick ME.
The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country and identifies companies that they believe 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. The 2009 Best of Brunswick award reflects the consistently outstanding customer service that the Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel has become famous for,” stated Magnuson Hotels company CEO/Principal Melissa C. Magnuson.
While recession-weary owners across the US are cutting costs and reducing services, owner and Brunswick native Wes Beal has placed service as the hotels’ highest priority. The hotels’ affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ low cost franchise model has allowed it to focus operating revenue on customer service, rather than as payments in the form of major corporate franchise fees. With a larger reservation system at a lower cost than local competitor hotels Marriott, Choice Hotels & Holiday Inn, the Parkwood Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel has already achieved a 7.6% increase in average room rate year to date, and is excellently positioned to increase corporate, government and leisure segments.
“Some old-fashioned ideas never go out of date,” said Beal.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. Our success centers around the relentless pursuit of exceptional customer service, so it’s wonderful to be acknowledged in this manner.”
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.