SOURCE: AmericInn

AmericInn

April 24, 2012 15:23 ET

AmericInn Hotels Highlight 2012 Annual National Convention With Special Service Event Supporting Military Families

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - AmericInn, one of the nation's leading mid-scale hotel companies, highlighted its 2012 annual convention, which took place Sunday, April 22nd through Tuesday, April 24th, with a military support outreach event, preparing hundreds of gift-filled tote bags, bicycles and game items to be donated to the families of America's military forces.

In the special convention event, over 500 AmericInn hotel owners, franchisees, managers, vendors and corporate staff collaborated on the preparation of the gift items including stuffing teddy bears, assembling bicycles and packing gift bags with toys, games and activities promoting family time. AmericInn hotels are operating or under development in over 260 locations in 27 states.

Convention participants were joined in the initiative by military support organizations and officials including Blue Star Mothers, the "Beyond The Yellow Ribbon" organization and the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs. The gifts will be distributed to families through these military support organizations.

"This event unites the entire AmericInn organization in the latest demonstration of commitment and support to military members and their families," said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. Supporting the military has been a foundational element of the "AmericInn Cares" culture. Several previous events have focused on the preparation of thousands of military care packages that have been sent to troops stationed overseas. Last year the company received the prestigious "Seven Seals" Award from the Department of Defense for its overall support of the military.

Annette Kuyper, director of Military Outreach for the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, addressed the AmericInn convention event, expressing appreciation and encouragement for the organization's military support initiatives. "A rich network of support for members of the military and their families is critically important to create a positive service experience," she said. "Supporting military families in this fashion is relevant, meaningful and appreciated," she added.

AmericInn also offers a system-wide room discount for members of the military and their families. Military families 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.

The AmericInn 2012 Annual Convention took place April 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

About AmericInn
AmericInn® is a leading mid-scale hotel chain with over 260 locations currently open or under development in 27 states. The brand is dedicated to providing an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering spacious, comfortable guestrooms, great rates and amenities such as free, hot, home-style AmericInn Perk breakfast, free hotel-wide wireless high-speed Internet, inviting swimming pools and Easy Rewards guest loyalty program. AmericInn is part of Northcott Hospitality, owner and developer of successful franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information or reservations visit www.AmericInn.com or call 1-800-634-3444.

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