Press Releases

Lafrance Hospitality Wins Second “Best Opening” Award from Marriott International

May 8, 2017 – Lafrance Hospitality recently received an award from Marriott International for the successful opening of their Courtyard Marriott hotel in Littleton, Massachusetts. Marriott International awarded Lafrance Hospitality a “Best Opening” Award, honoring the company at Marriott International’s best Courtyard hotel opening company-wide since January 2016. Marriott...

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Dover Chamber of Commerce congratulates Homewood Suites By Hilton

August 30th, 2017 – The Dover Chamber was pleased to congratulate Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover on the completion of their renovations with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover, located at 21 Members Way, recently completed renovations to their public spaces. Their renovations were part...

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Dover Chamber of Commerce congratulates Homewood Suites By Hilton

August 30th, 2017 – The Dover Chamber was pleased to congratulate Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover on the completion of their renovations with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover, located at 21 Members Way, recently completed renovations to their public spaces. Their renovations were part...

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Dover Chamber of Commerce congratulates Homewood Suites By Hilton

August 30th, 2017 – The Dover Chamber was pleased to congratulate Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover on the completion of their renovations with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover, located at 21 Members Way, recently completed renovations to their public spaces. Their renovations were part...

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Historic District’s National Club Sold to Become Restaurant

By Michael Bonner, mbonner@s-t.com NEW BEDFORD — A new restaurant will be arriving in a prime location in the downtown historic district as the building that once housed the National Club pub changed hands in January. Franklin Hospitality Group, which falls under the jurisdiction of Richard Lafrance and Lafrance...

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Lafrance Hospitality Acquires Middletown, RI Hotel

By Matt Sheley, sheley@newportri.com MIDDLETOWN, RI — A major player in the hospitality industry has purchased the Holiday Inn Express in Middletown. Lafrance spokesman Matthew Shaffer said the Westport, Massachusetts, group is behind the deal for the hotel, which represents the firm’s first property in Rhode Island. Lafrance’s cornerstone...

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Lafrance Hospitality Acquires Residence Inn North Conway, NH Hotel

Lafrance Hospitality of Westport, MA announces the recent acquisition of the Residence Inn by Marriott® in North Conway, NH from True North Hotel Group. With a portfolio of 11 hotel properties in New England, Lafrance Hospitality is a well-established and highly successful business that is founded on family values,...

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Lafrance Hospitality Celebrates Grand Opening Of Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Hotel In Plymouth, NH

Lafrance Hospitality celebrated the grand opening of their Fairfield Inn & Suites Plymouth, NH hotel on Tuesday evening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony. Richard Lafrance, President and CEO of Lafrance Hospitality, welcomed local businesses, residents, guests, and government officials to the property, which opened nearly one year after...

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Courtyard Hotel Opens In Littleton, Massachusetts

May 16, 2016 – Courtyard by Marriott Boston Littleton is scheduled to open its doors in Littleton, Massachusetts today. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience....

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2016 Roland ‘Aime’ Lafrance Scholarship Winners Announced

June 16, 2016 – Lafrance Hospitality Company recently awarded the 2016 Roland ‘Aime’ Lafrance Scholarship to Alexa Isabel of White’s of Westport and Kevin Newell of Hampton Inn Fall River-Westport.  The scholarships were awarded at the annual Fall River Scholarship Foundation presentation ceremony, as the Scholarship Foundation selects the...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Co-Sponsors Tom Rush Concert Celebrating Westport River Watershed Alliance’s 40th Anniversary

May 12, 2016 – Lafrance Hospitality Company is the co-sponsor for the Tom Rush concert at Westport River’s Vineyard on Saturday, July 16, celebrating the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s (WRWA) 40th Anniversary. The celebration honors the WRWA and their efforts in protecting, sustaining, and celebrating the Westport River and...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2016

WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Lafrance Hospitality Company as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016! The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism....

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Receives Marriott International Best Opening Award

December 16, 2015 – Lafrance Hospitality Company and the new TownePlace Suites Wareham Buzzards Bay hotel have been recognized by Marriott International as achieving the best TownePlace Suites hotel opening company-wide since June 2014. Marriott sets strict guidelines and goals that need to be met in order to adhere...

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TownePlace Suites By Marriott Wareham Buzzards Bay Gives Back This Holiday Season

December 14, 2015 – The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wareham Buzzards Bay hotel and Rosebrook Event Center helped to make the season bright for local families in the region. The hotel hosted a food drive on behalf of the Hunger Commission of the United Way of New Bedford and...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Receives 2015 Greater New Bedford Economic Impact Award

November 12, 2015 – Lafrance Hospitality Company Wednesday was recognized by the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce for their investment in a new hotel and event center in Wareham, MA. Lafrance Hospitality Company was selected for the award based on the job growth and investment at their new...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Named Silver Award Winner for 2015 MassEcon Economic Impact Awards

October 20, 2015 – Lafrance Hospitality Company was recently named the Southeast, MA Silver Award winner of MassEcon’s 12th Annual 2015 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. Lafrance Hospitality Company was selected for the award based on the job growth, investment, and facility expansion at their new 85-suite TownePlace Suites...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Hosts Ceremonial Groundbreaking For Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Hotel In Plymouth, New Hampshire

October 2, 2015 – Lafrance Hospitality Company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking at their newest hotel endeavor in Plymouth, NH. Standing on freshly paved asphalt, and addressing a small crowd at the foundation of the building, Richard Lafrance, President and CEO, Lafrance Hospitality Company, welcomed local, regional, and state businesses...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Hotels Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

May 26, 2015 – Lafrance Hospitality Company is proud to announce that all eight of their eligible hotel properties received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2015. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great...

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Towneplace Suites Hotel Opens In Wareham, Massachusetts

April 2, 2015 – The 85-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Wareham, Massachusetts is scheduled to open tomorrow, April 3, 2015. Located at 50 Rosebrook Place, the TownePlace Suites WarehamBuzzards Bay will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Lafrance Hospitality Company ofWestport, Massachusetts. “We are pleased...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Awarded 2015 Couples’ Choice Award!

January 7, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Lafrance Hospitality Company as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for Wedding Venues in Southeastern Massachusetts. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire...

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Hampton Inn Westport/Fall River Celebrates 25th Anniversary

August 22, 2014 – On Monday August, 18th, 2014, the Hampton Inn Westport/Fall River, adjacent to White’s of Westport on State Road, celebrated their 25th Anniversary. Past and current employees and hotel guests were invited to a lobby reception on Monday evening to celebrate the hotel’s milestone achievement. Richard...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Hotels Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

June 10, 2014 – Lafrance Hospitality Company has announced that all eight of its hotel properties have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2014. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Establishments awarded the Certificate...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Featured In Leisure & Hospitality International Magazine

We’re proud to announce that we have been featured in Leisure and Hospitality International’s Fall 2014 magazine! See the digital version of the magazine here: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/lhi_2014fall/#/88 Online article can be read here: http://lhimagazine.com/index.php/sections/staying-there/2032-lafrance-hospitality-co Thanks to A.D. Makepeace Company, SYSCO, and Granite State Contract Furnishings for their support!

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Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford Awarded 2013 Silver Hotel Award By Marriott International

January 17, 2014 – The Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford is proud to announce they were recently awarded the 2013 Silver Hotel Award by Marriott International. The Silver Hotel Award is given to those properties who achieve and maintain near perfect Guest Satisfaction Scores (GSS) throughout the year....

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Lafrance Hospitality Chosen As Wellness Champion Employer

January 13, 2014 – In January 2013 Lafrance Hospitality Company (LHC) launched a brand new health and wellness initiative for the company’s 500 employees.  LHC owns Christian’s Catering and five restaurant/banquet facilities: White’s of Westport, Ten Cousins Brick Oven, Rachel’s Lakeside, Bittersweet Farm Restaurant and Tavern and the Waypoint...

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Lafrance Hospitality Partners With Toys For Tots This Holiday Season

WESTPORT, MA. (December 20, 2013) – Lafrance Hospitality concluded their 2013 Toys for Tots drive on Sunday, December 15th, at their annual Breakfast with Santa event. Over 350 new, unwrapped toys will be distributed throughout the local community this holiday season. The drive took place throughout December at Lafrance...

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New Bedford Fairfield Inn & Suites Makes Huffington Post Top Ten Rooms With A View List

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Lafrance Hospitality Company’s Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott has been named number six on the Huffington Post’s ‘Ten Best Hotel Room Views’ for the Northeast/East USA Edition. Travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen states that “this new hotel hard by the working docks took a big leap...

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Seed Selects Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford As “Small Business Of The Year”

WESTPORT, MA. (December 3, 2012) – The South Eastern Economic Development Corporation has selected Lafrance Hospitality’s Fairfield Inn & Suites, located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, as the “Small Business of the Year” for 2012 from a pool of 350 candidates. The hotel is located in the New Bedford Harbor, just...

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Richard Lafrance Named Person Of The Year By Downtown New Bedford, Inc.

WESTPORT, MA. (November 14, 2012) –Downtown New Bedford Inc. recognized Richard Lafrance, President and CEO of Lafrance Hospitality Company, as their 2012 Person of the Year during the annual meeting, held at the Waypoint Event Center on October 24, 2012. The award is an annual recognition to a person...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Opens New Restaurant

WESTPORT, MA. (July 25, 2012) – Lafrance Hospitality Company has announced the opening of Ten Cousins Brick Oven, located at 977 Main Road, in Westport. Located in the former Fred and Ann’s building, the restaurant underwent a complete renovation and is now open for business. Ten Cousins features an Italian...

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Lafrance Hospitality Acquires Eighth Hotel

MILFORD, MA. (March 26, 2012) – Lafrance Hospitality Company announced today that it has purchased the 117 room Holiday Inn Express in Milford, Massachusetts from Sagecrest Milford, LLC. This is the eighth hotel property that Lafrance Hospitality Company owns and/or manages at this time, and the first under the IHG...

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Names Director Of Sales

Westport, MA (February 21, 2012) – Lafrance Hospitality today announced that Shelly Perry has been appointed Director of Sales for the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel, located at 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740.  As Director of Sales, Ms. Perry will assist the hotel in all aspects...

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Lafrance Hospitality Company Wins SBA Award

August 12, 2010 – Lafrance Hospitality Company based in Westport, Massachusetts, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2010 New England and Massachusetts Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business award winner according to an announcement made by Bob Nelson, Massachusetts SBA District Director. The Family-Owned Small Business of the...

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