ROCKVILLE, Md./PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, awarded Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection member in Gettysburg, Pa., the Hotel of the Year Award.
The Hotel of the Year Award recognizes a hotel for its outstanding customer service and operational excellence, and is selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council. Nominees are all top rated hotels within their hotel brand.
"The Ascend Hotel Collection is the world's first and largest global soft brand. The Monahan family and their Federal Pointe Inn were recognized for this achievement because of their commitment to excellence," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president for upscale brands for Choice Hotels. "Once an old schoolhouse, the rich history and local charm of this beautifully restored historic inn in the heart of Gettysburg captures the essence of the Ascend brand."
Pete Monahan is a third-generation hotelier and has been a Choice Hotels owner since 1995. In 2012, Monahan converted what was once the Meade School in 1896 into Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection member. The 23-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Gettysburg. The award-winning property features a pub, a fitness center, and meeting space. Complimentary amenities include parking, Wi-Fi, bottled water, a daily newspaper, and morning coffee, as well as afternoon tea and scones.
"We are so humbled to receive this distinction from Choice Hotels and to be recognized by our peers," said Monahan. "We've been a Hotel of the Year finalist three times, so we're thrilled to be awarded the top spot. Federal Pointe Inn is truly a special place and we are so proud to share this honor with our staff."