WICHITA — Three of Hospitality Management LLC’s Best Western-branded properties have earned the hotel chain’s coveted M.K. Guertin Award for 2017.

Best Western awards presentation
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FROM LEFT: Attending the awards presentation at the Best Western Hotels and Resorts annual convention Nov. 7-10 in Nashville, Tennessee, were Best Western Blackwell Inn general manager Jynda Murray, Hospitality Management vice president of operations Bill DeWitt, Best Western Plus Norman general manager Linsey Kennedy, Best Western Hotels and Resorts board chair Terry Bichsel, Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn general manager Sara Williams, and Best Western Hotels and Resorts President and CEO David Kong.

Named in honor of the chain’s founder, the awards went to Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn in Arkansas City; Best Western Plus Norman in Norman, Oklahoma; and Best Western Blackwell Inn in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Only 39 hotels across North America were so honored this year.

“This is the third consecutive M.K. Guertin Award for Best Western Blackwell Inn, the second consecutive award for Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn and the first award for Best Western Plus Norman, which just opened last year,” said Steve Martens, president of Hospitality Management and winner of Best Western’s 2016 Developer of the Year Award.

“I am immensely proud of the team we have assembled at each hotel. It is their hard work and fierce commitment to customer satisfaction that earned these honors. I applaud every single team member for their loyalty to the brand and to our company.”

In presenting the awards during Best Western’s annual convention this week in Nashville, Tennessee, Best Western President and Chief Executive Officer David Kong said, “I am thrilled to recognize you and your staff for your dedication to providing the superior service our guests have come to expect from Best Western, and for representing our brand with great pride.”

Hospitality Management operates three Best Western-branded hotels and four hotels overall in Kansas and Oklahoma.

A fifth such hotel — Best Western Plus Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park — is slated to open in summer 2018. The company’s Best Western Plus Norman property was used as the backdrop for Best Western’s 2018 national television campaign, which premieres in February 2018.

Reservations at any of these hotels may be booked by through Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number at (800) 937-8376 or by calling the hotel directly:

  • Best Western Patterson Park Inn — (620) 307-6767
  • Best Western Norman — (405) 801-2100
  • Best Western Blackwell Inn — (580) 363-1300

About Hospitality Management LLC

Hospitality Management, located in Wichita, provides day-to-day and asset management to internationally branded lodging properties. The company is owned and operated by Steve Martens, recipient of the Best Western Hotels and Resorts 2016 Developer of the Year Award. The company is one of Best Western’s Endorsed Management Companies.

Hospitality Management is one of six operating entities of The Martens Companies, which also includes Hospitality Development of America LLC, NAI Martens, Martens Appraisal, Huffman Corridor Consulting LLC and Receivership Services Corp. For more information, visit www.martenscos.com.

About Best Western Hotels and Resorts

Best Western Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200 hotels in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.

Best Western offers seven hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market — Best Western, Best Western Plus, Best Western Premier, Vib, Executive Residency by Best Western, BW Premier Collection and Glo.

Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities.

Best Western continues to set industry records and accolades, including Business Travel News’ naming Best Western and Best Western Plus in the top three upper mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row, as well as five consecutive Dynatrance Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website. Best Western also has won eight AAA/CAA Lodging Partner of the Year Awards. More than 60 percent of Best Western-branded hotels earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2016.

Nearly 30 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program, Best Western Rewards, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide.

This information was provided by Hospitality Management LLC President Steve Martens.

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