Tempe, Ariz. (January 30, 2017) — Situated on the picturesque shores of Ketchikan, Alaska, the Rodeway Edgewater Inn is pleased to announce it has joined the Choice Hotel International portfolio of hotels. Operated by Heavlin Management Company (HMC), the Rodeway Edgewater Inn is located in “The Salmon Capital of the World” and is the first Choice hotel brand in Southeast Alaska.
“We are pleased to display the Choice brand flag at our hotel in a city known for its stunning panoramic views, abundant sport fishing activities and popular cruise ship destination,” said Darlene Heavlin, executive vice president of Heavlin Management Company (HMC). She added, “Currently operating as the Rodeway Edgewater Inn, the property has a fast track plan to transition to Clarion. The Rodeway and Clarion brands always deliver great value to travelers allowing them to relax and focus on what’s most important – their trip.”
Owned by Caliber – The Wealth Development Company, the Rodeway Edgewater Inn is located 2 miles from downtown Ketchikan and only an 80-minute flight from Seattle. The year-round hotel features 46 guestrooms, deluxe continental breakfast with coffee, complimentary shuttle to and from Airport Ferry Terminal, free local calls, flat screen TV’s with free premium channels as well as a Restaurant, Lounge and Marina. The property is conveniently located to the Airport Ferry Terminal as well as close proximity to Ketchikan’s tourist attractions and shopping.
The property also boasts a new dock where guests can moorage their boat overnight while staying as a guest at the hotel. Guests can also to depart from the dock for excursions such as float plane tours to Misty Sjords, day fishing charters and more.
With strong brand recognition and appeal to a wide demographic, the Choice Hotel brand allows the Rodeway Edgewater Inn to honor its Choice Privileges reward program. This free membership program offers points towards free night, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at more than 6,300 worldwide Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Cambria hotels & suites and Ascend Hotel Collection (collectively, the Choice brands).
The Rodeway Edgewater Inn is located at 4871 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, Alaska. For more information and reservations, visit www.ketchikanedgewaterinn.com or call (907) 247-2600.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world’s largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in 40 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of September 30, 2016, 745 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn® and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guest needs. With more than 28 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.
About Heavlin Management Company
Heavlin Management Company, LLC (HMC) is an award winning, privately held hospitality management company with over 40 years of leadership and operational experience in repositioning underperforming hotels and distressed assets. In partnership with hotel owners, developers, investor and lenders, HMC offers results-driven improvement plans that yield cost reductions and rate growth while maintaining top quality standards. Founded by Frank Heavlin, HMC is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and has an impressive portfolio in Arizona and Alaska operating brands as Choice, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton and Holiday Inn & Suites. The company currently manages 7 hotels valued at $57 Million and 1,208 guest rooms. HMC was listed as Hotel Management’s 2016 Top Third-Party Management Company. For more information, visit hmchospitality.com.
Ruth Seigel, RS Marketing & Assoc. for HMC