2018 Fall Regional Meeting Registration Open

Make your plans to attend one of our five Econo Lodge Fall Regional Meetings, held in convenient locations across the country. With a new, one-day format, we’re working to maximize your experience and minimize your time away from the hotel.

This year’s education sessions can’t be missed. From Human Trafficking awareness (and certifications) to Guest Relations training to updates on Choice Corporate and Group Sales program and more, Fall Regional events are the best opportunity of the year to get the latest in what is happening with your brand, in smaller more connected sessions.

Learn more and register today.

Reputation Management Program Changes / New Fee Structure

Choice Hotels unveiled two weeks ago changes to its Reputation Management department’s activity and fee structure. Among the key changes are increases in fees per occurrence for the current 72-hour negative review non-response activity, accelerating at 6 and 10 per month levels, though offering no fee for a single missed response once per quarter.  Continue reading Reputation Management Program Changes / New Fee Structure

Don’t Miss ELFA Functions at 2018 Convention

Please make plans to attend the following ELFA and Econo Lodge functions at the upcoming Choice Hotels International Convention. There is obviously much to discuss and review, and the greater the participation from ELFA members and Econo Lodge franchisees, the better it is for all of us.

Tuesday May 1st – 9:00 am – ELFA Networking and Breakfast – Mandalay Bay Jasmine ABEF
Meet other area franchisees and ELFA leadership and share your experiences. New Econo Lodge AD’s from Choice Hotels will be on hand. ELFA Sponsor specials.

Tuesday May 1st – 10:00 am – ELFA Roundtable & Elections – Mandalay Bay Jasmine ABEF
Get the latest on ELFA activity and help us plan discussions with Choice Hotels leadership.

Wednesday May 2nd – 1:00 pm – Econo Lodge Brand Session – Mandalay Bay South Seas
Find out what new programs Choice Hotels has in store for franchisees for the coming year.

Wednesday May 2nd – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – ELFA / ROA Member Reception – Luxor Hotel & Casino Lotus Room
Enjoy, fun, food, and libations at our annual reception, with humorist Jay Vasavada, dance music, and Indian catering by Rajbhog.

Education Sessions – All Days
Tim Tobin, CHI’s VP of Franchisee Onboarding & Learning, has offered up a list of Educational Classes that can be especially beneficial to Economy and Owner-Operator led properties. Please download the attached PDF for topics, locations, and schedules.

CONV 2018 Learning Experience Outlines ECONOMY


25% LVT – Credenzas – Wooden Pulls/Knobs – EMV Deadlines March 1st

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

EMV Compliance Deadline Approaching – $2,500 Fines from Choice Hotels

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

Fall Meeting Housing Deadlines Approaching

If you’re planning to join us at our 2017 Fall Regional Meetings, please make your plans today. Housing deadlines are approaching:

October 24-25
St. Louis, MO
Comfort Inn St. Louis – Westport
Housing Deadline: October 17


November 1-2
Atlanta, GA
Wingate Altanta Galleria Hotel
Housing Deadline: October 24


November 7-8
Las Vegas, NV
New York New York Hotel & Casino
Housing Deadline: October 17


Use the links below to make your plans today!

Details on overnight accommodations

Register today!