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The Granville Inn Named Unique Lodging of Ohio Property of the Year

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December 04, 2018
COLUMBUS, OH, November 29, 2018 – The Granville Inn was named “Unique Lodging of Ohio Property of the Year” for properties with 50 rooms and fewer at a recent conference of the state’s hotel and lodging professional association.

The Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association (OHLA) honored winners in twelve categories representing individuals and lodging properties from across the state of Ohio. 500 hospitality professionals and partners gathered for the industry’s annual “Stars of the Industry” awards gala at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center on November 19.

“The Granville Inn has been a cornerstone of the community for more than 90 years,” Rob Fulton, CEO of the national Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP), said in presenting the award on behalf of Unique Lodging of Ohio. “Its tradition for high levels of service and creating lasting memories for guests and visitors is now a well-known part of their history. From the moment guests walk up sidewalks and view the locally-sourced sandstone edifice that has been standing since 1924, they know they are somewhere special. The operators of this property are truly dedicated to their community and host various charity events. These include an annual Chili Cook-Off that has raised more than $80,000 over the past 9 years for local schools. They also partner with the Pelotonia and have raised more than $12,000 during the past 2 years; and support the United Way through various associate and guest engagements, raising more than $5,000 over the past three years. They are dedicated to the mindset of giving back every day.”
“This amazing, historic property truly helps set the bar for unique lodging experiences and solidifies Ohio’s role as a leader in that market,” Joe Savarise, Executive Director of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, said. “The investment and the personal care put into this jewel by Columbus Hospitality Management are to be applauded.”

Each year, the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, in partnership with local lodging councils around the state, presents the “Stars of the Industry Awards” in recognition of the outstanding and exemplary efforts of talented and dedicated hospitality professionals and properties in the state. Nominations are accepted for individuals who go above and beyond in the performance of their duties and exceed an organization’s ordinary expectations.

Categories awarded at the 2018 Annual Conference and Gala included Ohio Server of the Year, Ohio Housekeeper of the Year, Ohio Front Desk Associate of the Year, Ohio Supervisor/Manager of the Year, Ohio Service Superstar of the Year, Ohio General Manager of the Year, Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year, Unique Lodging Property of the Year (more than 50 rooms), Unique Lodging Property of the Year (50 rooms and under), Legislator of the Year, Allied Member of the Year, and HSMAI Sales Scout of the Year.

About the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association: The Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association (OHLA) is one of
America’s oldest hotel associations. Founded in 1893, the mission of the OHLA is to provide advocacy,
information, resources, and education for Ohio’s lodging properties while promoting and assisting
Ohio’s hospitality and tourism industry.

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Contact: Joe Savarise Email: joe@ohla.org
Abbey Border, Director of Sales & Marketing
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