During Convention, Choice Hotels announced a new streamlined EMV rollout process.
See Choice Central at the link below:
If you are experiencing issues with the process, reach out to your ELFA regional director so we are able to document issues and forward them to Choice.
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 →
The 2017 annual Choice Hotels International Convention is just around the corner, and we would like to highlight some schedule dates and times involving Econo Lodge and ELFA. Continue reading 2017 Convention Highlights & ELFA Booking Link →
ELFA is excited to announce a $2,000 scholarship program for the upcoming 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 ELFA Scholarship Applications Now Active →
In addition to many elements in the new Guestroom Improvement Program having a March 1st, 2017 deadline, please make sure that you have someone on staff that has been certified in the “Room to Be Green” modules on Choice University (Choice U). Continue reading “Room to Be Green” Program Compliance Deadline March 1st →
March 1st brings about a deadline for a number of new initiatives with Choice’s new Guestroom Improvement Program, including accent wall colors, micro refrigerators, new guestroom artwork, window treatments and furnishing changes. Choice Hotels sent out a revised copy of their guidebook last month, and more can be found on your Choice Central brand home page. Continue reading March 1st, 2017 Guestroom Improvement Deadlines Approaching – Save 20% On BEHR Paints →
Got a computer and a phone? (The answer is “yes”) Choice Hotels’ training department has assembled a series of 45-minute (or less) webinars to help properties gain a better understanding of Rates Center. The first of these, running November 15th, 16th, and 17th, offers a more introductory session on Rates Center’s terminology and functionality, while the second, scheduled to run two weeks later (after Thanksgiving week), will go in depth on helping put Rates Center to work utilizing its rate and revenue management capabilities. Sessions are spaced out for 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm Eastern Time to help properties from all time zones optimize the opportunity. Registration links are below. Continue reading Rates Center Webinars for Economy Properties Start This Week →
If you were fortunate enough to attend one of the three Econo Lodge Fall Regional meetings – congratulations! They were highly informative from a corporate standpoint, in addition to the economy-oriented educational sessions developed by Choice’s Andre Gratton and his training team.
Recapping some of the more important information shared: Continue reading 2016 Fall Regional Recap →
You may have noticed that your recent Co-Op billing amounts on September Choice Hotels invoices are incorrect compared to years past. We are not sure exactly what transpired but Choice’s corporate office is aware of the problem and will be making adjustments on October billing statements to reflect accurately the unique Econo Lodge Co-Op program pricing. Continue reading Co-Op Billing Errors / Adjustments Upcoming →