Choice Hotels' Clarion Inn Conference Center Gonzales wns ‘Esteemed Hotel of the Year Award’

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, recognized the Clarion Inn Conference Center in Gonzales, Louisiana as a winner of its 2015 Hotel of the Year Award. The prestigious award, recognizing hospitality excellence, was recently presented to Owner Harry Robert at the Choice Hotels 61st annual convention in Las Vegas.

"Winning the Hotel of the Year award demonstrates a property's commitment to exceptional customer service and operational excellence, and the Clarion Inn Conference Center in Gonzales has gone above and beyond the industry standard," said Anne Smith, vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels International. "This property has shown the drive to be the very best, offering an exceptional, unique southern-style experience for its guests."

"Since 2010, our hotel has worked to build a one-of-a-kind reputation by providing genuine southern hospitality to each guest that stays with us," said Owner Harry Robert. "Everyone here, owners and staff, are part of a team. Our hotel and restaurant are family owned and operated, and together with our staff we recognize that success happens when the team pays attention to details and ensures that each guest is warmly welcomed, graciously served and is truly satisfied."

Located in historic Ascension Parish, and situated conveniently between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Clarion Inn Conference Center offers easy access to the area's top attractions, including Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Louisiana Regional Airport, and nearby Tanger Outlets. Also nearby are popular destinations including the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial; the Nottoway Plantation House; the Cajun Village; Blue Bayou Water Park; and the Jambalaya Festival.

The property meets the needs of business and leisure travelers alike by providing 164 spacious guest rooms and over 4,400 square feet of superior banquet and meeting facilities, providing an excellent location for functions serving from 10 to 500 people. Guests will savor the award-winning menu at Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, famous for serving fresh, southern Louisiana seafood, located right inside the hotel.

No detail is left unnoticed at the property. Guests enjoy onsite laundry facilities, valet cleaning services, and use of the fitness center. Beautiful lush green gardens and a seasonal outdoor pool are perfect areas to relax and unwind, and a delicious free, hot breakfast is available each morning. Guest rooms offer amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses, and coffeemakers.

Choice Hotels International's Hotel of the Year Award winners are selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council and are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand.