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Two of Dora Hospitality's CHOICE Hotels Win Prestigious 2017 Gold Hospitality Award




April, 2017 - The MainStay Suites hotel in Watford City, ND and the MainStay Suites hotel in Sidney, MT were recently ranked the #2 and #3 MainStay hotels in the country, and today Dora Hospitality is pleased to announce that these two hotels have also been honored with the prestigious 2017 Gold Award from Choice Hotels, International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH).  

"The level of commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service that these hotels have shown has earned them this elite recognition as being among the best in the MainStay brand," said Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, franchisor of the MainStay Suites brand.  "As one of the world's leading lodging providers, we count on our franchisees to make guests feel welcomed and to offer them a great reason to return.  These hotels have proven that they are delivering on that and so much more.  We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the MainStay Suites in both Watford City, North Dakota, and in Sidney, Montana." 

Gold Award status represents a tremendous accomplishment for a hotel and its entire staff.  Each year, only the very top hotels in each brand are eligible to receive this elite distinction.  The fact that the #2 and #3 Choice-ranked MainStay hotels are in the Dora Hospitality portfolio is also a proud accomplishment for that management company, whose goal of exceeding guest expectations extends across all brands within the portfolio.  These two hotels, in the top tier of Choice hotels operating under the MainStay flag, have demonstrated an exceptional focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to providing superior service.  Additional award criteria are evaluated by Choice Hotels through its official property ranking reports.  

Both the MainStay-Watford City, ND and the MainStay-Sidney, MT participate in the award-winning Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program from Choice Hotels.  Membership is free and offers immediate rewards and perks as well as points that members can redeem toward free nights, airline miles, gift certificates, and more while staying at any of Choice's 11 global brand properties, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn, as well as Ascend Hotel Collection member hotels.  

For more information on Choice Hotels International, Inc, one of the world's largest lodging companies with more than 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, please visit