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Clarion Pointe Sulphur Springs Wins Prestigious Awards

Left to right: David Pepper, Chief Development Officer – Choice Hotels International; Sharon & Charles Helm, Owners – Clarion Pointe Sulphur Springs; Patrick Pacious, President & CEO – Choice Hotels International

The Choice Hotels International 67th Owner and Franchisee Convention in Las Vegas recognized the Clarion Pointe Hotel of Sulphur Springs with a prestigious “Best of Choice” of the Clarion Pointe brand.

Choice Hotels evaluate award criteria through its official property ranking reports. They award the designation to the top hotels within the company’s domestic and international portfolio, representing a tremendous accomplishment. As one of the top-tier properties operating under the Clarion Pointe flag, the hotel’s staff has demonstrated an exceptional focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to superior service.

“I am always so impressed by our team’s commitment to professionalism,” said Adam Teer, General Manager. “Our staff works diligently to ensure each guest experiences a pleasant stay. From kind guest service at the front desk to walking into a tidy room with a fresh aroma and experiencing breakfast served with a smile—our entire team is dedicated to the guest experience.”

In addition, they awarded Charles & Sharon Helm the Premier Hotelier of the Year Award. They give the award to a hotelier that embodies the Choice brand promise and provides the absolute best guest experience. The award also recognizes Charles & Sharon’s community involvement, such as being on the County Healthcare Foundation and the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center boards.

“Sharon and I were thrilled to be recognized as the Premier Hotelier this year by Choice Hotels—especially considering that there are over 7,000 Choice Hotels across the world!” Charles Helm, the owner of Clarion Pointe, continued, “We have a deep commitment to the hospitality industry, but we have an especially committed to our hometown of Sulphur Springs. We take great pride in serving our community and the travelers that visit. Tourism has such a positive impact on our entire area. Whether we’re taking care of companies here in town or a traveler coming off the interstate for a night, we want to represent this community excellently.”

The Clarion Pointe hotel participates in the award-winning Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program, rated a top loyalty program by both USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards and by U.S. News & World Report. Membership is free and offers rapid rewards and exclusive member rates when booking directly at

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