CHANHASSEN, MN--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day national holiday, AmericInn hotels around the country are organizing special community events during the week of November 11, preparing gift packages of toys, games and family fun activities for delivery to military families in their local areas. The Veterans Day initiative, called "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes," is part of an on-going national commitment by AmericInn to support members of the military and their families.
"We are pleased to celebrate Veterans Day by leading community events that show appreciation for the service of military families," said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. "Our 2012 Veterans Day activities will focus on preparing gift packages that promote family time and togetherness for the spouses, children, parents and partners of military members," he added.
During the week of Veterans Day (November 11), managers and employees of AmericInn hotels will be organizing special events encompassing local businesses, civic organizations, veterans groups and citizen volunteers to create the gift packages. They will be distributed in cooperation with local military support organizations including the Blue Star Mothers, National Guard and VFW Posts.
AmericInn has sponsored numerous initiatives over the past several years to support members of the military as part of an overall "AmericInn Cares" commitment to caring, involvement and patriotism. At the 2012 AmericInn Annual Convention earlier this year, attendees prepared hundreds of gift-filled tote bags and assembled bicycles and stuffed animals for donation to military families.
AmericInn has been recognized with two awards by the Department of Defense for its support of the military, the "Seven Seals Award" and the "Above and Beyond" Award. AmericInn also offers a national discount to active duty and retired members of the military and their dependents. They can receive this discount by requesting the AmericInn Military Rate (rate code: MIL) when they make their reservation at a hotel, AmericInn.com or by calling the toll free telephone number 1-800-634-3444. A military I.D. is also required at check-in.
AmericInn® is a mid-scale hotel chain with 250 locations currently open or under development in 24 states.
AmericInn is currently in the midst of an ambitious, $75 million, system-wide renovation initiative, creating a fresh, updated look and feel in all locations through contemporary new guest room furnishings, fixtures and related improvements. The three-year initiative, called "AmericInn Refresh," represents a new look for the future of the AmericInn brand, incorporating such elements as 32" flat screen televisions, new cozy Serta Perfect Sleeper® beds, furniture, draperies, artwork and contemporary interior paint schemes. AmericInn Refresh, which was launched in 2011, is expected to be completed at the end of 2013. It is the largest product improvement initiative in company history. AmericInn is franchised by Northcott Hospitality, owner and developer of successful franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit www.AmericInnDream.com or call 1-866-337-6082. For reservations visit www.AmericInn.com or call 1-800-634-3444.