LINCOLN, NE--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - A little bit of luck brought a lot of business to the Residence Inn Lincoln South in 2012, but to say that luck is the reason for its success couldn't be farther from the truth. After a year of striving to improve and continuing to offer guests the best service possible, this pet-friendly Lincoln, Nebraska hotel has been nominated by Marriott for Residence Inn of the Year.

In addition to the existing complimentary breakfast available at this hotel, guest feedback prompted the property to incorporate other services and features including a soda fountain, dog walking, a wider variety of evening food options and weekly arts and crafts.

Nominated by manager Dave Wheaton, the success of the Residence Inn Lincoln South is a team effort, which starts with Wheaton and the other managers. "[We] have instilled the Residence Inn culture and created a team of associates that have a real passion for the job. Individually, each [associate] has had unique contributions to our success," Wheaton said.

From remembering guests' names to going above and beyond to meet requests, the staff aims to "make a positive impact on everyone we encounter," Wheaton says. Extended-stay guests are celebrated on milestones with special events. The staff is trained, not only in service and sales, but silliness, he adds, bringing fun into everyday guest life.

The Residence Inn Lincoln South also goes to extra lengths to give back to the community, including working with the Lincoln Optimist Homer's Heroes Baseball league, Habitat for Humanity, Give Kids the World Village and others.

About the Residence Inn Lincoln South
Located in the peaceful Village Gardens, just south of Nebraska Highway 2, the Residence Inn Lincoln South offers extended-stay suites, friendly 24-hour service, a professional meeting room and amenities to make guests feel at home throughout their stay. Accommodations at this pet-friendly hotel offer separate spaces for sleeping, working, eating and relaxing. Studio and one- and two-bedroom suites are outfitted with a sofa bed, luxurious bedding, at least one 37-inch LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher and coffeemaker. Most-one bedroom suites include a fireplace and full stove. The hotel offers a grocery-shopping service which makes it easy for all guests to prepare meals when and how they want. Even easier meals can be had at the free daily breakfast buffet, featuring scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and make-your-own waffles. On weekday evenings, the manager's reception offers complimentary beverages and light bites. For snacks any time of day or night, head to the 24-hour market. Enjoy some time under the sun in the outdoor seating area with a grill and fire pit. For health-focused guests, this Lincoln hotel offers an indoor pool and modern fitness center. Host business associates or intimate bridal parties in the event space, with room for up to 20 guests. Nearby attractions include Lincoln Children's Museum, Memorial Stadium, Historic Haymarket, University of Nebraska, SouthPointe Pavilions and Wilderness Ridge Golf Course.

Residence Inn Lincoln South: 5865 Boboli Lane, Lincoln, Nebraska 68516; 402-423-1555

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Residence Inn Lincoln South
5865 Boboli Lane
Lincoln, Nebraska 68516