Ark City's Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn Wins Coveted Founder's Award from Best Western

Ark City's Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn Wins Coveted Founder's Award from Best Western

Three Hospitality Management properties earn Best Western® Hotels & Resorts’ coveted M.K. Guertin Award


WICHITA, Kansas – Three of Hospitality Management LLC’s Best Western-branded properties have earned the hotel chain’s coveted M.K. Guertin Award for 2017. Named in honor of the chain’s founder, the awards went to the Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn (Arkansas City, Kansas); Best Western Plus Norman (Norman, Oklahoma); and Best Western Blackwell Inn (Blackwell, Oklahoma). Only 39 hotels across North America were so honored by Best Western this year.


“This is the third consecutive M.K. Guertin Award for Best Western Blackwell Inn, the second consecutive award for Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn, and the first award for Best Western Plus Norman, which just opened last year,” said Steve Martens, President of Hospitality Management and winner of Best Western’s 2016 Developer of the Year Award. “I am immensely proud of the team we have assembled at each hotel. It is their hard work and fierce commitment to customer satisfaction that earned these honors. I applaud every single team member for their loyalty to the brand and to our company.”


In presenting the awards during Best Western’s annual convention in Nashville this week, Best Western President and CEO David Kong said, “I am thrilled to recognize you and your staff for your dedication to providing the superior service our guests have come to expect from Best Western, and for representing our brand with great pride.”


Hospitality Management operates three Best Western-branded hotels and four hotels overall in Kansas and Oklahoma. A fifth hotel – Best Western Plus Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park – is slated to open in summer 2018. The company’s Best Western Plus Norman property was used as the backdrop for Best Western’s 2018 national TV campaign, which premiers in February.


Reservations at any of the hotels may be booked by calling the hotel directly or through Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number (800) WESTERN.


·        Best Western Patterson Park Inn – Arkansas City, KS – 620.307.6767

·        Best Western Norman – Norman, OK – 405.801.2100

·        Best Western Blackwell Inn – Blackwell, OK – 580.363.1300





Award presentation at the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Annual Convention, Nov. 7 – 10 in Nashville, left to right:


Best Western Blackwell Inn GM Jynda Murray; Hospitality Management Vice President of Operations Bill DeWitt; Best Western Plus Norman GM Linsey Kennedy; Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board Chair Terry Bichsel; Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn GM Sara Williams; Best Western Hotels & Resorts President & CEO David Kong.