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 comedian 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
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
Housing Deadline: October 17
Wingate Altanta Galleria Hotel
Housing Deadline: October 24
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
Did you know that you DO NOT have to use Internet Explorer with the EMV card readers? Firefox and Chrome can also be setup to work with ChoiceAdvantage and the EMV readers, please see the instructions below: Continue reading Chip Card Browser Update →
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.
GDS Codes on MIS and HOD
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 →