St. Robert Holiday Inn Express & Suites WINS QUALITY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Robert WINS THE IHG 2012 QUALITY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Wednesday 7, 2012

For Immediate Release

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ATLANTA (Oct. 24, 2012) – Holiday Inn Express & Suites, St. Robert hotel received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2012 Quality Excellence Award, given to hotels achieving distinction in all aspects of their operations.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, St. Robert is one of 114 properties selected from the company’s more than 4,500 hotels in recognition of overall quality excellence. The hotel was recognized during the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL Oct. 24 – 26, 2012.

“I am pleased to honor the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, St. Robert with the Quality Excellence Award,” said Kirk Kinsell, President, the Americas, IHG. “Winners in this category demonstrate the highest standards in product quality, hotel operation and customer satisfaction embodying great brands.”

Nearly 5,000 franchise owners, operators and company officials attended the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference.

“This award is a reflection of all the hard work that our managers and staff put in each and every day,” says Bruce Farris, Chief-Partner at Farris Brothers Investments owners of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites-St. Robert, “it is a true honor to share this award with our entire staff. Without their great work, this would not be possible.”

He continued, “The St. Robert Holiday Inn Express & Suites has top of the line accommodations and attracts travelers from all over the world. Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers high speed Internet services, a business center, a fitness center with state of the art equipment, indoor salt-water pool with whirlpool, and complimentary hot and cold breakfast bar, which includes our delicious signature cinnamon rolls.”

“The Farris Family has been serving the community of St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood since 1969, and we accept this honorable award as a reflection of our past service to the St. Robert area, and a representation of our continued dedication to providing exceptional amenities and the highest value of service to our community.” adds Farris.

About Ft. Leonard Wood Hotels

Farris Brothers Investment Company (FBIC), began in 1969, and continues to be the leading business development company in the Ft. Leonard Wood and St. Robert, Missouri area. With developments in commercial and residential real estate, it is no surprise this innovative group has been nominated for this award.

In addition to being leaders in the business community, FBIC are honored to be involved in the following organizations: AUSA- Wounded Warrior Fund, The St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, The Economic Development Committee, Missouri Hotel & Lodging Association, The Good Samaritan Resource Center, and The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau., is the leading hotel and guest services website in the area providing the highest quality accommodations and superior customer service.

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Oldest Military Police Veteran to be Our Honored Guest at St Robert Hotel

Oldest Military Police Veteran Gene Stephens is Our Honored Guest at St. Robert Holiday Inn ExpressOldest Military Police Veteran to be Our Honored Guest at St Robert Hotel

This week is Military Police Week at Fort Leonard Wood. This community event will mark the 71st Anniversary of the Military Police Corps Regiment. This year’s theme is “Balancing the Force for Decisive Action.”

The week kicks off with our Regimental Conference, bringing in a selected group of Military Police senior leaders to focus on the strategic way ahead for Regiment as we support the future Army of 2020. The Senior Leader Conference is by “invitation only,” to Active Duty/Reserve/National Guard Military Police Command, Military Police Brigade and CID Group Commanders/Command Sergeants Major and other select leaders in COCOM, MACOM, and Corps.

Also, during the week, we will have the opportunity to support the Soldiers competing in the Annual Military Police Warfighter competition representing units from around our Regiment as they are tested both physically and mentally throughout the competition.

In addition, to this week’s event, the oldest living Military Police Army veteran in the country, Gene Stephens has been invited to a National Gathering, where he will be the guest of honor.

Gene was drafted back in 1941, just as the Army started its MP program. During World War II, Gene served as an MP in England and North Africa, escorting the war’s biggest names – Generals, even Eisenhower.

During this week’s conference, Mr. Stephens will be honored along with other military police from around the country. We are especially excited here at Holiday Inn Express Suites to have Mr. Gene Stephens as our honored guest.

We at Holiday Inn Express had the distinct honor to provide accommodations for Mr. Gene Stephens, his wife and family, while he visited Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Mr Stephens received 5 prestigious awards from the military at the Military Police Week at Fort Leonard Wood on Friday, September 23rd, 2012.

SGT Gene Stephens was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal for his honorable service January 1941 – November 1945.

SGT Gene Stephens was awarded the American Defense Service Medal for service during World War II within the American theater of operations December 7 1941 – January 1942.

SGT Gene Stephens was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for service in Algeria and Italy.

SGT Stephens was awarded the World War II Victory Medal for his service December 7 1941 – October 1945

SGT Stephens was awarded the Army Occupation Medal for his service in formerly enemy held Italy May 9 1945 – Nov 1945.

Gene, who spends his summers in lakes country and winters in Vegas, the Texas born, business entrepreneur was happy to serve his country, and we were happy to have him as our honored guest.

” We were honored to accommodate Mr. & Mrs. Stephens and their family at our Holiday Inn Express, ” commented Bruce Farris- CEO of Farris Brothers Investments. ” Mr Stephens is a great servant to our military and we looked forward to celebrating his accomplishments and meeting his family,” continued Farris.

In a recent interview Gene Stephens was quoted saying, “And I would do it again. I threatened to re-up but everyone laughs at me.”

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