DETROIT LAKES, MN (11/28/18) — The Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN was recognized with the brand’s highest honor, the M.K. Guertin Award at Best Western® Hotels and Resorts’ 2018 North American Convention held recently in Grapevine, Texas. The award was presented in front of approximately 2,700 Best Western hoteliers and staff.

The esteemed M.K. Guertin Award is held in high regard as hotels that receive this award best represent the vision of Best Western’s founder and demonstrate exceptional levels of quality, guest satisfaction and dedication to the brand. The hotels must also meet other brand standards and membership requirements to qualify for this award.

Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit is one of only 51 hotels out of 2,100 properties in North America to receive this award.

“Named after our founder, the M.K. Guertin award is our brand’s most prestigious honor as it recognizes the top performing hotels in our company,” said James Cosgrove, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “I am pleased to award and recognize Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit for providing unmatched hospitality to guests and for serving as a leading example of today’s Best Western.”

“We are so proud our team members for achieving this award for a sixth consecutive year!”, said Chris Holland-Mehlhaff,  co-owner/operator of the hotel with Scott Mehlhaff.  She continued, “Their attention to all the little details and dedication to providing legendary service, contributes to the hotel’s success in providing legendary experiences for our guests.”  Scott also own & operate the award winning Best Western Plus Superior Inn in Grand Marais, MN which is located on the shore of Lake Supeior.

Located at 1200 East Shore Drive, all 54 rooms at Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit feature spectacular sunsets overlooking Big Detroit Lake.  This upscale, eco-friendly resort hotel is situated on 550 feet of lakeshore and offers lakefront balconies, glass enclosed showers, Krupp’s Coffee Makers, commissioned artwork, in room safes, and suites with furnished kitchenettes.  Guests enjoy a nightly s’mores reception and a complimentary full hot breakfast each morning. The Lodge features two meeting rooms, a 24 hour fitness room, an indoor pool area, a lobby bar & bistro, private beach, boat slips, fire-pits and a full service day spa, The Spa Within.

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 218-847-8439 or call Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations and information about upcoming Lodge events such as “LIVE at The Lodge” featuring regional musicians, Murder Mystery events and Wine Tasting Dinners are also available through

About The Lodge

Best Western Premier The Lodge On Lake Detroit, a Lifestyle Lakefront Minnesota Hotel, offers a great location and numerous amenities that make us the premier lakefront lodging destination for both Minnesota vacationers and Detroit Lakes business travelers. See why TripAdvisor Guests rate us Number One in Detroit Lakes.

The Lodge on Lake Detroit is an experience, not just a place to stay. Escape to The Lodge to unwind, to gather with family and friends, to be pampered, to focus on a healthy lifestyle. . . a destination to restore and rekindle your passion for life. Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit offers unique amenities and services that aren’t found in a typical hotel. It’s a smoke and pet-free environment, most rooms offering a walk-in glass enclosed shower instead of a tub/shower, and artwork from regional artists is found throughout the Minnesota Resorts Hotel. Nestled along a 550 foot lakefront, all rooms face Big Detroit Lake and feature breathtaking views.

The Lodge On Lake Detroit Exterior & Grounds Galler
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