Our Local Swift Hospitality Group Managed Hotel, Named Hotel of the Year

Freeport, IL, February 25, 2016: A Swift Hospitality Group, Inc. (SHG) managed hotel, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, in Springfield, Illinois, was named the “2015 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Hotel of the Year” at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s recent Annual Business Conference held in February 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The hotel, opened in November 2013, was the brand’s first Generation 4 prototype hotel and has been a star performer, raising the bar each year with great results. The hotel holds the No. 1 TripAdvisor ranking out of 40 hotels in its market.

“This hotel truly knows the meaning of excellent customer service and has achieved outstanding performance scores,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, midscale brands, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson.

Pam Thrasher, SHG President, and Sam King, the Springfield hotel’s General Manager, accepted the award at the ceremony. “We are proud to manage an award-winning hotel in our state’s capitol. From the day this hotel opened in late 2013, it has consistently exceeded performance goals with a team-focused approach on providing exceptional customer service combined with a strong work ethic. We look forward to continuing the exemplary example Sam and his team has established at this property, and using its best practices at the many other properties we own/manage across the nation,” said SHG’s President, Pam Thrasher.

About Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Springfield, Illinois

When you book an attractive hotel room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® – Springfield, IL, you can enjoy prime amenities and comfortable attractions off I-55. As a guest, enjoy a work out in the fitness center, a hearty meal from the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, free high-speed internet access, a swim in the indoor pool, or a book from the Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM. Learn about the life of President Abraham Lincoln while at our hotel in Springfield, IL by visiting the Presidential Library & Museum and the Lincoln Tomb. Other top area attractions include the Dana-Thomas House, the Prairie Capital Convention Center, and the University of Illinois Springfield. As an added convenience, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to the airport and the Crowne Plaza with advance notice. This hotel is a 100% non-smoking facility.

About Swift Hospitality Group
A family business, Swift Hospitality Group (SHG) is dedicated to the development and management of select hospitality properties across the country. Striving for excellence in all endeavors, the group focuses on teaming with its partners to create opportunities, invest wisely, and turn multifaceted ideas into profitable projects with strong reputations for quality and service. SHG is a national development and management company with properties located throughout the United States including Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. In addition to a strong hotel portfolio, SHG is expanding into office/retail and senior living developments.

SHG is consistently named in the Top 100 Hotel Owners and Developers List in Hotel Business® Magazine. Whether as owners, franchisees, developers, or as a management company, they have crafted a distinctive corporate infrastructure to support their growing business and have created a culture of relationship-based success. For more information about Swift Hospitality Group, please visit swifthospitality.com


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