Archive 2016

Rates Center Webinars for Economy Properties Start This Week

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. Read More

2016 Fall Regional Recap

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: Read More

Co-Op Billing Errors / Adjustments Upcoming

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. Read More

Register Today for Final Fall Regional Meeting in Las Vegas, October 11-12


Accelerate! Now is the time to put the pedal down and take advantage of your momentum. Engage with the programs and systems that will help drive business right to your door and can help boost your revenue. At our Fall Regional Meetings, we’ll help you learn more about the opportunities that will help you accelerate your business on the global level and at home.

Register today for our final meeting in Las Vegas, October 11-12 and learn how you can qualify for a $100 gift card! All attendees who stay for the entire meeting will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $500 gift card.

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

ELFA and Econo Lodge Choice Convention Schedule

We’re looking forward to keeping our “Momentum” going, “Move” in a positive direction, and “Ignite” new possibilities at the upcoming Choice Hotels Annual Convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

We will be sending out more detail on ELFA and Econo Lodge events over the coming month, but we wanted to share a quick overview of our Convention Schedule here. Read More

ELFA Board Nominations Are Open!

Do you want to volunteer your time to building a stronger brand and helping franchisees? Know someone who does? Nominations are now being accepted for the following ELFA Regional Director positions for elections during the ELFA Roundtable event at this coming convention.

Regional Director positions fill a seat on the ELFA Board, and are responsible for many tasks and assistance in helping ELFA’s mission of assisting Econo Lodge franchisees and communicating issues and concerns with Choice Hotels. Read More