Clarion Inn receives award for customer and community service

For a second straight year, the Grand Junction Clarion Inn has earned an award for customer and community service.

Choice Hotels International awarded the Community Hero Award to the Clarion Inn as part of the Awards for Property Excellence (APEX) program. Choice Hotels franchises the Clarion Inn brand as well as nine other brands.

The Community Hero Award is presented to hotels and individuals that provide exceptional service to guests as well as work to improve their communities. The Grand Junction Clarion Inn was among a total of 80 hotels and individuals who received awards in 10 categories as part of the 2011 APEX program.

“These award winners reflect the true meaning of hospitality,’ said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels. “Choice is very proud of the Clarion Inn, which is being awarded for consistently demonstrating dedication to excellent guest service.”

The Grand Junction Clarion Inn offers 239 guest rooms at 755 Horizon Drive. For more information, call 243-6790 or visit