2014 Partnership Circle Award

Chris Rorrer, named one of Hotel Management's "30 Under 30."

Dan Gudenkauf, 2014 Kansas City Hotelier of the Year

Lew Wiens awarded by Wounded Warriors


Awards and Milestones



True North's award-winning development, construction and management capabilities place us in the upper echelon of companies that have an established national position and solid reputation within the hospitality industry.

Marriott's global Partnership Circle Award, presented to the company more than once since 2005 by J.W. Marriott, Jr., is only one of many national leadership awards – such as Hotel of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Director of Operations of the Year, and major guest satisfaction and financial performance awards – proudly held by True North, its hotel and its people.

We "got there" by staying on course – on task – on point.

Our company milestones

2016








2015
  •  True North Hotel Group today announced that Jennifer Brooks, general manager of the Nashua, N.H., Residence Inn by Marriott, has won the company's annual Truest North Award based on leadership excellence and the hotel's 2015 performance. The Truest North Award is presented each year to the True North-managed hotel that achieves exceptional scores in operational and financial performance categories. Also considered in the award are exceptional guest service delivery scores and participation in community “Give Back” initiatives.The Nashua Residence Inn, managed by True North and owned by Nashua Lodging, LLC, opened in November 2014.  
     
  • The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Leavenworth, Kan., managed by True North Hotel Group and owned by Ferguson Hotel Group, was named Opening Hotel of the Year by Marriott International at Marriott's CONNECT Conference, held last month in Orlando.
 
  • True North Hotel Group has for an unprecedented sixth time received Marriott International's highest owner/franchisee honor, the Partnership Circle Award. Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorensen presented the award to True North Chairman and CEO Lew Wiens, President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Merkel, and Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Brad Wiens at Marriott's CONNECT Conference, held last month in Orlando.
 
  • Michael Watson, General Manager of Fairfield Inn South Boston receives True North's "Truest North" Award at the company's annual meeting.
2014
  • Richard Merkel, True North President and COO, is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City.
  • Dan Gudenkauf, General Manager of Residence Inn Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri is honored by the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City as "2014 Hotelier of the Year."
  • True North opens its 26th hotel in Lebanon-Hanover, New Hampshire as the Element opens its doors in December.
  • Christopher Rorrer, General Manager of Fairfield Inn & Suites Moscow, Idaho is named one of Hotel Management's "30 Under 30."
  • Lew Wiens, True North Chairman and CEO, is presented with a combat flag flown over Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan by Wounded Warriors Family Support.
  • True North opens its 25th hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire as the Residence Inn opens its doors in November.
  • True North opens its 24th hotel in Leavenworth, Kansas as the Fairfield Inn & Suites opens its doors in October.
  • True North Is ranked 54th in the Hotel Business Magazine's "Top 100 Management Companies."
  • True North is awarded its fifth Marriott Partnership Circle Award from Marriott International.
2013
  • Michael Watson, General Manager of Fairfield Inn South Boston receives True North's "Truest North" Award at the company's annual meeting.
  • True North opens its 23rd hotel in Moscow, Idaho as the Fairfield Inn & Suites opens its doors in July.
  • True North opens its 22nd hotel in Boston, Massachusetts as the Residence Inn Downtown Boston Seaport opens its doors in June.
  • True North opens its 21st hotel in Rochester, New York as the Hampton Inn & Suites opens its doors in April.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, Colchester, VT receives its Third Platinum award from Marriott International. The prestigious Platinum Award is awarded to top 5% hotels within the Brand.
  • True North is ranked 56th in the Hotel Business Magazine's "Top 100 Management Companies."
2012 True North is awarded its fourth Marriott Partnership Circle Award from Marriott International.
2012 Judy Judkins, General Manager of Residence Inn Portland, and Tim Armstrong, General Manager of Residence Inn Burlington/Colchester receive True North's "Truest North" Award at the company's annual meeting.
2012 True North opens its 20th hotel in Miami, FL as the Element by Westin Miami International Airport opens its doors in February.
2011 Joe Andrick, General Manager of the Residence Inn, Overland Park, KS receives the Residence Inn's GM of the Year award by Marriott International.
2010 True North has been approved as a management company for IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Starwood Hotels.
2010 Kansas City Convention & Visitor Association awards the Pistilli Service Excellence Award to Joe Andrick, Area General Manager. This award recognizes a hospitality manager who started in the trenches of our industry and continues to provide exemplary service, leadership and professionalism while taking care of our visitors.
2010 Residence Inn by Marriott, North Conway, NH receives "Opening Hotel of the Year" award from Marriott International.
2009 Joe Andrick, General Manager of the Residence Inn KC Plaza is honored by the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City as "2009 Hotelier of the Year."
2009 Upon opening in September 2009 our 108-suite North Conway, NH Residence Inn by Marriott becomes the upscale extended-stay brand's 600th hotel.
2009 True North Hotel Group is awarded its third Marriott Partnership Circle Award and the Design and Construction Excellence Award for our Fairfield Inn & Suites Overland Park, KS.
2008 The company is approved as an operator/manager for the Hyatt Place brand.
2006 True North Hotel Group is awarded its second Marriott International Partnership Circle Award, and is named a Key Partner for the Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites brand.
2004 True North Hotel Group is awarded its first Partnership Circle Award, presented by Marriott International to salute franchise companies that perform in the top ten percent in multiple categories.
2002 A stroke necessitates Mike Dubroff's retirement; Lew teams up with Richard Merkel to reorganize the company as True North Hotel Group, Inc.
1998 Lew enters into a joint venture with Michael Dubroff and his company, Inn Alpha Management Corporation, to form True North Hotel Group, L.L.C.
1995 Lew establishes Henry Hotels, Inc., to concentrate on hotel development opportunities.
1983 The roots of True North Hotel Group are planted when Lew Wiens co-founds RHW, comprised of RHW Management, Inc., and RHW Construction, Inc.
  
 
 
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