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 to the brand guidelines and opening principles. The hotel was 100% ready when the trainers arrived, and were met with a pro-active and energetic hotel and sales team. The Best Opening award encompasses the hotel’s pre-and post-opening successes including pre-bookings and guest service scores, among other fiscal measurements and property goals.

Lafrance Hospitality Company President and CEO, Richard Lafrance, and Vice President Hotel Operations, Timothy Burkhardt, accepted the award at the 2015 Marriott Owners Conference in Orlando, FL at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center on Thursday, December 10. The international event, held every eighteen months, brought owners and hotel professionals together to discuss the brand’s initiatives, goals, and new product offerings for the next operating cycle. “We are honored to be recognized by Marriott as having the best TownePlace Suites opening company wide since 2014,” said Lafrance. “Our teams worked so hard to meet all of the project deadlines and to ensure the hotel was opened on schedule ready to serve our guests.”

Located at Rosebrook Place in Wareham, MA, overlooking picturesque cranberry bogs, the TownePlace Suites Wareham Buzzards Bay hotel features 85 guest suites complete with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary continental breakfast every morning, 24-hour On Us® coffee service, an indoor saline mineral swimming pool, an exercise room open 24 hours per day, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel, and on-site business services. The hotel also features the adjoining Rosebrook Event Center, a 4,500 square foot function facility with capacity to accommodate up to 400 guests for weddings, corporate events, meetings, social parties, and more.