Your Voice to Choice

The Econo Lodge Franchisees Association of America (ELFA) has been an active force representing Econo Lodge franchisees since 1974. An independent association, ELFA is dedicated to strengthening the Econo Lodge brand and creating a healthy operating environment for member franchisees.

What does ELFA do?

  • Maintain open lines of communication with corporate
  • Ensure franchisees are up to date on important activity
  • Help create profitable operating environments for members
  • Advocate for franchisee concerns


2016 Fall Regional Schedule Announced

Please make plans to join fellow Econo Lodge franchisees, ELFA members, plus CHI and ELFA leadership at one of three upcoming Fall Regional Events beginning September 20th.

Our schedule is as follows:

September 19-20 – Philadelphia, PA – Four Points by Sheraton City Center
Reception on Monday 9/19; Day Meeting on Tuesday 9/20 – In conjunction with Rodeway

September 29th – Louisville, KY – Churchill Downs Racetrack
Meeting on Thursday 9/29; Reception following, with Twilight Racing @ 5:00 pm.
(Comfort Suites Airport)

October 11-12 – Las Vegas, NV – Luxor Hotel & Casino
Reception on Tuesday 10/11; Day Meeting on Wednesday 10/12 – In conjunction with Rodeway Read more…


Our Leadership

A new ELFA leadership board was elected in 2015 at the Choice Hotels International Convention to serve the association for the next two years. Meet your board, and connect with your regional directors.

Allied Vendors

Our Allied Vendors play an important role in assisting franchisees with resources and tools that help us optimize our businesses and maximize our investments. See what they have to offer ELFA members.

We're Your Advocate

Let us know if there’s any way we can help! Franchisee concerns are our highest priority. Please reach out to ELFA with any questions, concerns, franchise issues, and / or suggestions that you can share. While ELFA is your voice to Choice, it is your voice that matters most, and why ELFA exists.