BRIAN’S BLOG – By Brian Knopp
A wise person one told me this: “If you LOVE what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life.”
In my career, I have had the opportunity to work a wide variety of jobs, including: delivering newspapers, scooping ice cream, selling advertising and even selling parkas at Abercrombie & Fitch store in Savannah, Georgia where it only snows once every 10 years. I also have worked for a shopping mall developer, a convention and visitors bureau and even a riverboat.
When I first thought about hotel sales I thought it would be boring. “Would you like a room with one bed or two beds?” What I found it that I could not enjoy it more. I love caring for our guests and employees at the COMFORT INN & SUITES in Lynchburg, Virginia. Our vision is that “Comfort” is more than just a sign on the outside of the building… it is about the “Care” that we provide on the inside to our guests and fellow team members.”
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to find my life purpose which is:
“To offer COMFORT with ENCOURAGING words and a SMILE and make a POSITIVE difference in people’s lives and GLORIFY GOD.”
I am, indeed, fortunate to have a job that I LOVE so I guess I will never have to worry about retirement.
Brian Knopp has 30 years experience in the Hospitality Industry and is General Manager of the award-winning Comfort Inn & Suites in Lynchburg, Virginia which is ranked as the Best Hotel in Virginia under $200 by MSN.com)
So we found out about this this little gem this morning… our COMFORT INN & SUITES in Lynchburg, Virginia was selected as the “TOP HOTEL IN VIRGINIA” on MSN.com’s list of best hotels in each state for under $200.
The ”Insiders Guide” at msn.com states that there are many hotels throughout the US that cost less than $200 a night. Not only are these hotels affordable but they are highly rated on TripAdvisor.
The article, written by Sara Hendricks, went on to say that staying in a hotel can feel like the peak of luxury – and, often, there’s a hefty price tag to go along with the stay. She added, but this isn’t always the case.
Each state in the US has a selection of hotels you can stay in for a great price, without sacrificing comfort. Here are the top. hotels in each state that, according to TripAdvisor, at the time of publication, you can stay in for under $200 a night.
For the past three years, our COMFORT INN & SUITES in Lynchburg Virginia has been recognized with the “Platinum Award” and is currently ranked as the #1 Hotel in Lynchburg by TripAdvisor (out of 25 area hotels). We attribute our success to outstanding team members
Once again, congratulations to #TEAMCOMFORT for offering “Five Star Service” to our guests!
#comfortsaysthanks #TEAMCOMFORT #choicestandout #1hotwlinlynchburg http://www.comfortinncares.com
His mom, Wanda Hurt, could not have picked a better name for her son that she aptly named “Marvelous”.
Marvelous is one of our valued members of #TEAMCOMFORT and works in the Maintenance, Laundry, Housekeeping, Breakfast and will be training at the Front Desk this Summer.
But, what Marvelous did on Saturday, May 4th is even more AMAZING… he rushed to stop a truck just it was running over a piece of luggage that had accidentally been left behind it. He literally climbed underneath the car to retrieve it for our guest.
We are anis an active member of the “Alliance” which focuses on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups, business expansion and retention, and new job creation; advocacy; workforce development; connecting people and businesses; community, minority, and small business development; and the cultivation of local and regional leadership.
Brian Knopp, General Manager of the COMFORT INN & SUITES in Lynchburg meets with Megan Lucas, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer and Jamie Glass, Deputy Director with the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.
BRIAN’S BLOG – By Brian Knopp
“Wherever You Are Be There.” is one of our Core Values here at the COMFORT INN & SUITES in Lynchburg, Virginia.
To our team, this means that when you are at “Work” that your focus should be on our “Guests” and when you are at “Home” your focus should be “Family”.
Since the hotel business is a 24/7 operation this can be a challenge; especially as a General Manager. However, we are fortunate to have an incredible #TEAMCOMFORT here in Lynchburg.
It all starts with our owners, Dave & Susan Francis, who have been in the hotel business for 40 years here in Lynchburg. They have put together a great team that has a combined 276 years of experience in the hospitality industry. We are able to offer a “New Level of Comfort” to our guests and share that “Comfort Is Caring”.
I would also like to recognize our Management Team which includes: David Dudley, Assistant Manager; Jasmine Rivera, Executive Housekeeper; Lucille Scott, Assistant Executive Housekeeper; and Luther Hensley, Maintenance Chief who provide invaluable leadership to me, our entire team and our valued guests.
This week our hotel was recognized with the prestigious “Platinum Award” by Choice Hotels for being one of the Top Hotels in the nation within the Comfort brand. We are #15 out of 1,015 hotels… however, our goal next year is to be in the “Top 10” in the country.
Our success is due to #TEAMCOMFORT and I hope our entire team has a wonderful weekend with family and friends. www.comfortiscaring.com
Brian Knopp has 30 years experience in the Hospitality Industry and is General Manager of the award-winning Comfort Inn & Suites in Lynchburg, Virginia which is ranked as the #1 Hotel in Lynchburg (out of 25 Hotels) by TripAdvisor, the world’s leading travel site.