Generation Hotels honored with National Choice Hotel awards

Suburban Extended-Stay/Hampton General Manager Lynn Folsom (above) and Suburban Extended-Stay/Wilmington General Manager Frank Jones accept Platinum Awards for Outstanding Performance from Choice Hotels VP Kevin Lewis (below) at the recent Choice Hotels Extended-Stay Summit in Atlanta

(RTP, NC) The Generation Companies LLC (Generation), a Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based real estate developer, owner, asset manager and operator of extended-stay hotels, was honored with three of 10 Choice Hotel awards during the annual Choice Hotel Extended-Stay Summit in Atlanta, October 8. Of all Choice branded extended-stay hotels, Generation properties won the most awards for outstanding achievement. Generation honors included a Platinum Award for the second year in a row for Suburban Extended-Stay/Wilmington, NC, accepted by General Manager Frank Jones; a Platinum Award for Suburban Extended- Stay/Hampton, VA, accepted by General Manager Lynn Folsom; and a Gold Award for Suburban Extended-Stay/Sterling, VA, accepted by Regional Operations Manager Rick Stroud.

"We are gratified to see our hotel teams recognized for their achievements in guest service, product quality and overall excellence,” stated H. Mark Daley III, Generation President. “Their enthusiasm and dedication define our corporate culture. Generation is committed to leading by example in the extended-stay segment, so it is great to get such concrete validation that we are doing just that."

“As a company we set high standards and view ourselves as leaders within the extended- stay segment,” commented Rick Stroud, Generation Regional Operations Manager for Suburban Extended-Stay. “To be recognized as leaders is rewarding and reinforces our company goals, making us want to strive to maintain that level of quality.”

The Choice Hotel Extended-Stay Summit is an annual fall event for the extended-stay brands of Choice Hotels, which includes Suburban Extended-Stay and MainStay Suites Hotels. The October meeting included a brand update, owners meeting and awards ceremony.

The Generation Companies is a Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based real estate developer, asset manager and operator of extended-stay hotels in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Tennessee.  Generation has more than 2700 hotel rooms and $200 million in real estate assets under management, and employs over 350 associates at 23 properties.  Generation is actively seeking new acquisition and development opportunities in the extended stay segment. For more about Generation, visit


Rick Stroud
Regional Operations Manager

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