ELFA is excited to announce another $2,000 scholarship program for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year available to employees or family members of an Econo Lodge franchise towards an accredited college or technical school tuition for the coming academic year. Continue reading 2018-2019 ELFA Scholarship Applications Now Active →
March 1st is a big deadline day for Choice Hotels and the Econo Lodge brand. In addition to another phase in the Guestroom Improvement Program needing completion, it is also the date that a new round of fines will be levied on properties that are non-compliant with Choice’s Chip-Card solution program. Continue reading 25% LVT – Credenzas – Wooden Pulls/Knobs – EMV Deadlines March 1st →
Choice Hotels’ mandated EMV solution hits another deadline in two weeks. Properties deemed non-compliant face a $2,500 fine on December 1st – so please, if you have not taken the necessary steps with your property in this area – DO IT NOW. Continue reading EMV Compliance Deadline Approaching – $2,500 Fines from Choice Hotels →
If you’re planning to join us at our 2017 Fall Regional Meetings, please make your plans today. Housing deadlines are approaching:
St. Louis, MO
Comfort Inn St. Louis – Westport
Wingate Altanta Galleria Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
New York New York Hotel & Casino
Use the links below to make your plans today!
If you have a property in the affected storm-hit areas of Texas or Louisiana, please know that ELFA is here for you in whatever capacity we may be able to offer during this challenging time.
We can be reached at 301-580-1905. Connecting with Choice, other franchisees, or sudden closure notices, we’re eager to assist in any way we can during this catastrophic and unprecedented emergency.
Registration is now open for our 2017 Fall Regional Meetings. We’re holding meetings in four locations across the county. Learn more and register today!
There are so many rate codes out there, sometimes it is hard to keep track.
The attached document, relayed by Choice AD Gregory Martin, breaks them down nicely. Please take a moment to review this if you are not 100% familiar with the different OTA channels.
Choice Hotels has sent out a notice today to all franchisees concerning letters that many are receiving from JBSHBM, LLC, in an apparent attempt to try and collect funds and monies from franchisees for alleged ‘patent infringements.’ Following is Choice’s statement from today… Continue reading Choice Responds to Patent Infringement Letters Many Receiving →
We are looking forward to reuniting with fellow franchisees next week at the annual Choice Hotels International Convention. Please make every effort to attend our Tuesday morning Networking (9am) and Roundtable (10am) sessions. Continue reading 2017 ELFA / Econo Lodge Convention Schedule →
Many of us have been deep into updating guest rooms over the winter to meet Choice’s recent March 1st deadlines. Through this process, we have received a number of calls asking for clarity with a number of other items listed in Choice’s GRIP guide. Continue reading Guestroom Improvement Program (GRIP) Notes Update →