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Member Spotlight Econo Lodge, Goose Creek

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 11, 2012 in Member News , Member Spotlight
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While a roadside hotel might not be the most glamorous or hip business in the county, where would any of us be, really, without our trusty local innkeepers?Member Spotlight Econo Lodge, Goose Creek

The Econo Lodge on Hwy. 52 in Goose Creek has been faithfully serving the Berkeley County area for many years. When local businessman Pete Patel purchased the hotel in 2001, he saw an opportunity to upgrade the property and infuse an unparalleled level of guest service that one doesn’t often find at an economy oriented hotel. The result has been a recent series of Gold Awards which has placed his property in the Top 10% out of a total of 800 properties and two Platinum Awards for being rated in the Top 3% of Econo Lodge properties across the United States from Choice Hotels International that have placed this hotel among the very best of its brand.

Not only is the Econo Lodge’s innkeeper committed to constantly improving his hotel and its environs and staying ahead of industry changes, Mr. Patel has been active in the community and among his industry peers. As a regional director of the Econo Lodge Franchisee Association, Mr. Patel has been instrumental in spearheading improvements in the national brand and elevating the status of Econo Lodges nationwide. As a pioneer on the franchisee side, the hotel is always among the first in the system to implement new directives and programs within the Econo Lodge brand.

The entire staff at the Econo Lodge is well versed in the critical importance of guest services. From managing local corporate accounts to the many frequent and repeat travelers they house, there’s a loyalty and longevity here unlike what has become the norm in the industry.

With highly competitive rates and up-to-date amenities, plus the benefit of providing truck and rig parking for larger equipment, the Econo Lodge Goose Creek is poised and ready for the needs of any type of accommodation requirements in the area.

So when you pass by next time, honk your horn to say hello and don’t forget about your local innkeeper and the valuable service they provide our community.

ART Corp. SC, INC

ECONOLODGE HOTEL by Choice Hotels International

401 N. Goose Creek Blvd

Goose Creek, SC 29445

(843) 797-8200

General Manager/ Owner: Pete Patel

gmsc131@comcast.net

www.econolodgegoosecreek.com

Member Spotlight Econo Lodge, Goose Creek