Monday, April 3, 2017

Kinseth Hospitality Companies Kicks First Quarter 2017 Off Right

It was a busy first quarter 2017 for Kinseth Hospitality Companies. The following highlights are from Q1. Congratulations to our team and to all of the individuals involved in the following projects. 

Grand Opening Celebration Home2 Suites Brookfield, Wisconsin

Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) is pleased to announce the opening of the Home2 Suites by Hilton Brookfield, located at 650 Larry Court, Wausheka Wisconsin. An official grand opening celebration took place on January 19 to give everyone in the Brookfield/Waukesha community and the surrounding areas a glimpse of what this newly opened hotel has to offer. 

With 130 guests in attendance Keith Henderson - Town of Brookfield Chairman, Carol White – Brookfield Chamber of Commerce Member, Lori Choinski – Brookfield Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, Nancy Justman - Brookfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and Bruce Kinseth – Kinseth Hospitality Vice President, shared their excitement about the now open Home2 Suites Brookfield. The extended stay hotel will be managed by Kinseth Hospitality Companies. 

According to Bruce Kinseth, President of Kinseth Hospitality Companies, “What an incredible way to celebrate the grand opening of the hotel! We feel that the Home2 Suites will provide the area with a truly first-class, medium-priced, hotel great for families and extended stays.” 

The all suite extended stay hotel will provide guests with the amenities they need to enjoy life while traveling such as an outdoor walking trail, and saline pool. All Home2 Suites by Hilton hotels offer easy access to technology and inviting community spaces, as well as the trademark Home2 Suites amenities standard in all properties, such as the Oasis lobby area, the Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, the Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area, and free continental breakfast at the Inspired Table that includes a variety of morning favorites like a hot breakfast sandwich.

Kinseth Celebrates 40 Years at Annual Leadership Conference! 
Pictured above, the Kinseth Family Management team includes (Left to right) Shana Craven (Daughter of Linda), Ben Kinseth (Son of Bruce), Linda Skinner and husband Keith Skinner, Bruce Kinseth, Gary Kinseth, and Les Kinseth and wife Alisa Kinseth. These four Kinseth siblings and their families have grown this company from one hotel into the company it is today with nearly 70 hotels! Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!

The annual Kinseth Leadership Conference took place on February 26 - 28, 2017. A main focus of the event was the celebration of reaching the 40 year mark of Kinseth Hospitality. To kick the event off a 70's theme party ensued, complete with 70's attire, music, and games! 
Kinseth Awarded The Following Top Achievement Awards for 2016!

2016 Director of Sales of the Year:
Cheryl Jass - Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny, Iowa (Top Left)

2016 Select Service Sales Person of the Year:
Ty Wright - Residence Inn Lincoln, Nebraska (Top Right)

2016 Select Service Hotel General Manager of the Year:
Melissa Carr - Comfort Inn & Suites - Davenport, Iowa (Bottom Left)

2016 Full Service Hotel General Manager of the Year:
Steve Peters - Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny, Iowa (Bottom Right)

Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) broke ground on Tru by Hilton,
in St. Charles, Missouri.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Tru by Hilton, located at 333 Camelback Road, took place on March 23, 2017. To kick-off the event Kathleen Brill, Sr. Vice President and Director of Leasing at Cullinan Properties, Ltd.; Ben Kinseth, Director of Operations at Kinseth Hospitality Companies; City of St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith; St. Charles Councilwoman Laurie Feldmanand; and Scott Tate, President and CEO, of Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce each shared their excitement for the project. Following, a group of investors broke ground on the coming Tru by Hilton hotel which will offer guest rooms and amenities for both leisure and business guests. 

“We picked the Streets of St. Charles because of it’s high energy environment. It has a vibrancy with all of the nearby restaurants and attractions creating endless amounts of excitement that will draw many travelers. Tru by Hilton is a fresh new product grounded in value, with the perfect mix of a high energy development, great value rooms, and a new efficient design. We’re excited to be a part of the Streets of St. Charles and the greater St. Louis community.” 

The 87 room, 5 story hotel is owned by St. Charles Hotel Associates, LLC., and will be managed by Kinseth Hospitality Companies. It is expected to be completed in first quarter 2018. 

“Tru is a disruptive brand, as evidenced by its statement-making entrance to the midscale category and now the St. Charles market,” said Alexandra Jaritz, Global Head for Tru by Hilton. “We know the brand will have broad appeal to by St. Charles area travelers who span generations but share a similar ‘zest for life’ mindset. At its core, Tru is value-engineered to provide guests with a contemporary, consistent and fresh experience in an affordable way, while at the same time being operationally efficient to our owners.” 

Tru by Hilton is a revolutionary midscale hotel brand providing a simplified and spirited approach that is grounded in value for business and leisure travelers. Disrupting the midscale hotel space, Tru by Hilton will offer modern and functional guest rooms and social connectivity with reimagined public spaces, including an open lobby comprised of four zones where guests can work, play, lounge and eat. Designed to appeal cross-generationally, guests will enjoy complimentary amenities including breakfast, coffee and tea; optional mobile check-in and Digital Key; a multifunctional fitness center; and high-speed Wi-Fi. Single-serve wine and beer, fun snacks and light meal options will be available for purchase at a 24/7 retail market. Tru by Hilton is the newest addition to Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of market-leading brands. Learn more at

Additional Recognition For Our Hotels;
The Ankeny Diner - has been placed in the Top 10 of Iowa's Best Burgers by the Iowa Beef Industry Council. The winner will be announced on May 1st. Congratulations!

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia - General Manager, Brandon Boyer of Columbia Courtyard Marriott, received the "General Manager of the Year" award at the Convention and Visitor Bureau Annual Awards Banquet for Hotels in Columbia, MO! Congratulations Brandon!

Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka - was honored with the "Welcome to Grundy County" award at the annual dinner hosted by the Grundy Economic Development Council in conjunction with the Grundy County Chamber on March 22, 2017 in Minooka, IL!

Country Inn & Suites Middleton - was presented with the 2016 Country Inn & Suites President's Award. The Award is presented to the hotels that achieved top scores in guest satisfaction as measured by guest feedback for cleanliness and consistency in meeting (and often exceeding) the brand’s product quality standards. Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, presented the award to Rob Wartella, General Manager of the Country Inn & Suites Middleton for the achievement. The distinctive product and service innovations, such as the Be Our Guest employee training program have generated tremendous employee engagement scores and high guest satisfaction.

Kinseth Hospitality is a leading hotel management, development and ownership company. KHC has a proven track record of developing and operating award-winning hotels, restaurant and meeting facilities. Kinseth Hospitality is based in North Liberty, Iowa, and currently operates over 65 hotels and 5 branded restaurants in 12 states. 

For more information regarding KHC please contact our Corporate Sales and Marketing Team at 319-626-5600 or visit

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