| HUTCHINSON, KS - January 26,1999
- Steven C. Olson, CEO and President of Leisure Hotels Group of Companies
today announced an alliance with Triquest, L.L.C. to provide management
services for the Single Tree Inn at Ulysses,
Kansas. The management agreement with Triquest, L.L.C. calls for
Leisure Hotels, L.L.C., management division of the Leisure Hotels Group
of Companies, to assume operation of the facility on February 1, 1999.
Martin Long, Gary Cheek and Ron Walker, principals of Triquest, L.L.C., built the Single Tree Inn, located at 2033 W. Oklahoma (Highway 160), in 1996 to provide lodging and meeting facilities in Ulysses. As part of Leisure Hotels, L.L.C., the Single Tree Inn will have access to technological and professional management services including accounting, employee training and benefits, inventory and cash control, information systems, purchasing and market development.
"Leisure Hotels offers Triquest expertise in management, buying power and operations experience," said Long. "We're very excited about our relationship with Leisure Hotels."
Changing trends in the lodging industry make it increasingly difficult for small management companies to prosper, according to Olson. The trend is expected to continue with companies in the 20- to 50-property range "faring extremely well against the really big players." The Single Tree Inn stands to benefit from the cross-reference of four Leisure Hotels located within a close proximity. The Leisure Hotels Group owns and operates the Days Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites at Garden City, Kans. and the Holiday Inn Express and Super 8 Motel in Dodge City.
"We have been a part of the western Kansas market for 16 years, " Olson said. "We understand the market; we know how to improve occupancy and provide quality service to our customers. The Single Tree Inn is a very successful property. We look forward to a long relationship."
Within the 2-story stucco Single Tree Inn, travelers and hotel guests find tastefully furnished rooms with king and queen beds, free HBO and cable TV, and in-room dataports. Four suites, two with Jacuzzi's, have mini-refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Security is assured through interior corridor access, electronic door locks, surveillance cameras, and well lighted parking areas. Guests are treated to a free continental breakfast bar typically offering biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, bagels, cold cereals, fruit juice, milk and coffee.
Meeting facilities at the Single Tree Inn can accommodate up to 45 persons
for business conferences, family reunions, and receptions. The hotel's
spacious lobby, garden terrace with tables, patio, picnic table and fenced
area are also available for use. The Single Tree Inn capably accommodates
sport teams, company relocations and others desiring to stay for an extended
period of time.
The Hutchinson, Kans. based Leisure Hotels Group of Companies specializes in the development, management and brokerage of hotels in the limited-, suite- and full service market segments of the lodging industry. The company was named among the top 100 owners/developers in the nation in the September 7, 1998, issue of Hotel Business and earlier in the year was ranked as one of the nation's top 150 hotel owner/developers in the 1998 annual edition of "The Green Book." In January 1998, Leisure Hotels Group of Companies was also named one of the top 60 hotel/management firms in the U.S. by Real Estate Forum in its "Directory of Top Hotel Management Firms.' Leisure Real Estate Advisors, L.L.C. was ranked among the top 100 hotel brokers in the September 21,1998, edition of Hotel Business.
In addition to the four hotels in western Kansas, the Leisure Hotels Group of Companies currently owns and operates the Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Hutchinson; Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Lansing, Kans.; Holiday Inn Express in Pratt, Kans.; Holiday Inn Express in Columbia, Mo.; and the Hampton Inn in Manhattan, Kans. Hawthorn Suites LTD in Wichita, Kans. is managed by Leisure Hotels, L.L.C..
Leisure Hotels, L.L.C. will open a new Microtel Inn & Suites in Hutchinson, Kansas in April 1999, and a new Hawthorn Suites LTD in Columbia, Mo. during the last quarter of 1999. Additional projects are planned for Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico and South Carolina.
|Also See:||Leisure Hotels Group of Companies Ranked Among the Nation's Top 100 Hotel Owners / Developers / Oct 1998|
|Leisure Development, L.L.C. Begins Construction on Microtel Property in Hutchinson KS / Jan 1998|
|Kathy King Named Sales Director at Hampton Inn, Manhattan, Kansas / Dec 1998|