AmeriSuites Wins the Business Travel News Award for the Second Year in a Row;
Survey Names Hotel Chain Best Midprice Without Food and Beverage
FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AmeriSuites hotel chain has been named the top hotel chain in the midprice without food and beverage category for the second straight year by Business Travel News. The magazine surveys its readers annually to rate hotel chains in industry segments. AmeriSuites bested six other national chains in the midprice, limited service segment in 2002.
AmeriSuites scored highest on six of ten criteria readers used to judge the hotel brands in this segment. Most notable was the first place on the overall relationship of the chain's price to its value, a cornerstone of the brand's Don't Downsize. AmeriSize. advertising slogan and market leadership position. The brand also finished first on criteria such as business centers and corporate rate program effectiveness, underscoring AmeriSuites strong corporate travel position.
We are proud and excited that business travelers and the corporate travel trade recognize the value inherent to our brand, said Dennis Hill, Senior Vice President of Operations at AmeriSuites. We are also particularly grateful to repeat in a very competitive segment. The high ratings are attributable to our fine product and dedicated hotel employees, not to mention the strong sales management team who calls on the corporate travel planner.
AmeriSuites(R) is a trademarked proprietary brand of Prime Hospitality
Corp.(R) (NYSE: PDQ) headquartered in Fairfield, NJ. Prime owns, manages and/or franchises 234 hotels throughout the United States under its proprietary trade names AmeriSuites, Wellesley Inns & Suites, and under franchise agreements with other national chains. There are 139 AmeriSuites open in key cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Cincinnati and Orlando. AmeriSuites can be accessed over the Internet at www.amerisuites.com. Reservations can also be made through the toll-free number, 1-800-833-1516.