• Stonebridge Companies Receives Marriott International's Partnership Circle Hall of Fame Award

     
    POSTED December 10, 2018
     

Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has been awarded Marriott International’s Partnership Circle Award. This award is the highest honor granted to Marriott’s franchise partners; it recognizes those that exemplify Marriott’s vision, share a long-term business commitment, embrace brand initiatives, focus on associates to foster and manage an engaged workforce, invest in hotel product and deliver excellent customer service.

“Our newest inductees were selected based on their Guest Satisfaction results and RevPAR Index growth ... their support of our brand initiatives and strategies ... their ability to drive growth via additional hotels ... and finally, their overall partnership with Marriott International,” said Liam Brown, Marriott International president of franchising, owner services and MxM select brands, North America.

Stonebridge Companies will continue to expand with its Courtyard by Marriott Loveland/Fort Collins in Northern Colorado, planned to open in January 2019. 

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