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Best In Warrenton 2014

 

Every year the Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine puts together a survey that is available for people to take and vote on their favorite shops, restaurants, hotels, companies, etc. For the last 8 years, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites has won the award for best hotel in Warrenton.

We are proud to say that we have won the award again this year for the 8th consecutive time. We all feel very fortunate to have such a strong support system from the local community. All of our employees work very hard to keep the hotel in superior condition and we feel that it shows when you look at our property because many people have a hard time believing the hotel is 10 years old.

Thank you again to all of you who voted our hotel as the Best in Warrenton.

 

Virginia Green Travel Award

Our hotel was recently awarded the 2013 Virginia Green Travel Award. Virginia Green is Virginia's campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the tourism industry. Our hotel is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. Some of the core activities that our hotel specifically does to minimize impact are as follows:

-Offering optional linen service to guests -Offering specific recycling containers throughout the public areas of the hotel for guests to use -Reduction of Solid Waste -Water Conservation -Energy Efficiency -Green Conferences and Events

For more information please visit www.virginiagreentravel.org.

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

Stay with Us While Viewing the Fall Foliage!

One of the many wonderful things about the state of Virginia is that it allows people to experience all 4 of the seasons. Now that fall is finally here, the leaves are changing beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow. Located just 45 miles away from Skyline Drive, our hotel is perfectly nestled in an area that makes it easy for people to take a drive while visiting and experience all the vibrant fall foliage that is just now coming out.

Although there is a threat that Skyline Drive will be closed down as a result of the recent government shutdown, there are still plenty of locations, such as wineries and vineyards, in the area that people can visit and still view the fall foliage. Fauquier County has over 20 wineries and vineyards, most of which have a perfect view of the changing countryside this fall.

Make it a point this season to take a wine tour while checking out the leaves changing colors and be sure to stay at our hotel along the way!

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

OVER 900 Sq. Ft. OF MEETING ROOM SPACE!!

Do you have an event coming up soon like a 40th birthday party celebration or retirement party? Are you trying to plan ahead and host a Christmas party this year with all your family and friends? One of the many perks of our hotel is the meeting room located right here on property.

Our meeting room is over 900 square feet and can hold approximately 80 people. We offer the complete set-up of the room by providing both round and rectangular tables, chairs and linen. A few examples of available room layout options are theatre style, classroom, hollow square, horseshoe, banquet and pretty much any other layout that you can think of. Although we do not have a kitchen here on site available to the public, we do allow outside caterers to come in for events.

If you are looking to have a business meeting or presentation then we have a variety of audio and visual equipment available for renting right here at the hotel. Some of the equipment available includes an LCD projector, white boards, podium, DVD player, 92" Flat screen television, and so much more. Please call the hotel directly at 540-341-3461 or email the Sales Manager at molly@stayinwarrenton.com to inquire about prices and availability.

Molly Miller Sales & Projects Manager

Best in Warrenton 2013

Every year the Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine puts together a brief survey that is available for people to take and vote on their favorite shops, restaurants, hotels, companies, etc. For the last 7 years, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites has won the award for best hotel in Warrenton.

We are proud to say that we have won the award again this year for the 8th consecutive time. We all feel very fortunate to have such a strong support system from the local community. All of our employees work very hard to keep the hotel in superior condition and we feel that it shows when you look at our property because many people have a hard time believing the hotel is 10 years old.

Thank you again to all of you who voted our hotel as the Best in Warrenton.

Molly Miller Sales & Projects Manager

JUNE TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH - WHO COULD IT BE???

We just recently had our monthly team member lunch at the hotel and just like every other month, our General Manager announced the June Team Member of the Month. For June it was quite clear who the front runner of our staff was because this particular employee has received multiple written and verbal praises from both guests of the hotel and other staff members. The June Team Member of the Month was awarded to Megan Kunkle.

Megan started working with us back in January 2013 and she has been a great asset to our front desk team from the very beginning. She is originally from Pennsylvania but moved down here to Warrenton after she got engaged to her fiance. She has previous experience in hotels and it shows every day in her overall work ethic and compassion for the guest's needs. Eventually Megan would like to go back to school and student Urban Planning & Development but for now we are all just overjoyed that she is on our staff. Big Congratulations and Thanks go out to Megan this month!

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

NEW UPGRADE IS COMING TO THE HOTEL

It seems like every year that I have worked at this hotel there has been some form of upgrade that we have made to the property. Two years ago we switched out all of the old, boxy televisions in the rooms for sleek, 32" flat screen TV's. This year we have upgraded our internet so that it connects faster and has a better signal throughout the entire hotel. Our old internet service was definitely not providing the level of high quality that we wanted to give our guests, so making this change has improved overall guest satisfaction tremendously.

Beginning next week I am proud to announce that we will be converting all TV channels in the guestrooms and in the public areas of the hotel to High Definition channels. This means the overall picture and quality of each channel will be clearer, brighter and more enjoyable to watch. We have had several guests ask in the past why our hotel didn't offer HD channels, so this will hopefully be a huge improvement to our hotel.

Modernizing the hotel both aesthetically and technologically will help keep our hotel relevant to the modern consumer. At the end of the day it is all about offering the best product and quality of service that we can to our guests. Stay tuned for more changes that could be taking place at our property in the future!

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

 

FREE Breakfast Every Day You Say?!

Holiday Inn Express hotels have many wonderful amenities that are offered to guests. One amenity that is my own personal favorite is the complimentary hot breakfast offered every day. At our hotel we offer delicious food items such as bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, pastries, and of course our signature Holiday Inn Express cinnamon buns.

Our breakfast bar attendants always try to switch up some food items every now and then so that we are not serving the same foods every day. For example in the past there has been a waffle maker available for guests to use, breakfast burritos that were absolutely mouthwatering and we have also put out home fries and other potato products such as hashbrowns.

Over half of our hotel is made up of guests that are living with us for 9 months at a time, so it very important to us to keep things interesting and changing on our breakfast bar. We welcome suggestions from our guests if they are ever wanting us to add something that we haven't thought of yet. Our main mission is to please everyone who stays with us and offer a large variety of products. You don't know what you're missing out on until you've tried our breakfast!

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

Congrats to the May Team Member of the Month...

Victoria Turner was awarded the May Team Member of the Month Award at the hotel. Victoria has been on our team since August 2012 and is a huge asset to the company. She is a part-time Guest Services Representative who is both professional and courteous to all of our guests. She is also a great personality to have around, with positive energy and a great sense of humor.

Unfortunately for us, Victoria is going to be leaving our hotel at the end of June, as she prepares herself to attend the University of Virginia in the fall. Even though it will be a tremendous loss to our front desk team, we are all so thrilled that she off to do bigger and better things as she continues her journey with education. Victoria has won the team member award once before, back in October 2012. We all hope that if she comes back to the area during her summer breaks that she drops in for a quick visit or possibly comes back to work with us. We wish her nothing but the best into the future.

 

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

Celebrate Service Week!

There is something very special going on at the hotel this week. It is 'Celebrate Service Week' across all of the InterContinental Hotel brands. This just means that each day we are to take a little time and recognize the hard work and dedication of all our employees.

Each day we have something planned for each of our team members. The first day we celebrated by bringing in deliciously warm glazed donuts and orange juice so that all of our employees could start their day off with a treat. Other days we have individual themes of treats with witty puns attached to them. For example one day we handed out packs of Extra gum with the tag line "You are the difference between Ordinary and EXTRA-ordinary." Other treats include bags of Mounds candy bars with Mountain Dew bottles and the tag line, "Mounds of Thanks for All You Dew" and bags of Goldfish crackers with the tag line, "You are O-Fish-ally An Awesome Employee."

The final day, on Friday, we will have our monthly Team Member Picnic for all of our employees to enjoy. Grilled BBQ chicken, creamy mashed potatoes and fresh green beans will be on the menu for that day. Every month we always try to celebrate the hard work of our team by having luncheons and handing out Team Member of the Month awards. This month it is really great to give an extra thanks to each employee for their hard work and let them know that it does not go unnoticed. Happy and hardworking employees make for a happy hotel!

 

Molly Miller, Sales & Projects Manager

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410 Holiday Court Warrenton, Virginia 20186 Phone: 540-341-3461 Fax: 540-341-1070