Marriott International has named Residence Inn Idaho Falls the Residence Inn brand’s Hotel of the Year for 2022.

Residence Inn Idaho Falls named Hotel of the Year

Salt Lake City—Marriott International has named Residence Inn Idaho Falls the Residence Inn brand’s Hotel of the Year for 2022. The award was received by Robert Thornock, General Manager of the hotel, at Marriott’s awards ceremony in Anaheim, CA on May 8, 2023.

“We are passionate about our guests’ experience, our team members’ engagement, and the quality of our property,” said Thornock. “We are so proud of our beautiful facility, our exceptional staff, and of this special community where we operate.  Our people are dedicated and really care about those they serve and about each other. We are thrilled that the performance of our team has been recognized and that we can bring such a prestigious honor to Idaho Falls!”

Eligible hotels are selected for the award through a process that showcases how they deliver on Residence Inn’s brand promise.  The winning hotel must also demonstrate that they can execute in areas like leadership, customer satisfaction, financial performance and associate engagement. There are almost 1000 Residence Inn brand hotels in the Marriott portfolio and Hotel of the Year is the most prestigious award given to a Residence Inn hotel.

“This beautiful hotel was the vision of Rollie and Lorin Walker,” said Taylor Woodbury, president of Woodbury Corporation. “To have an 11-year-old property win this award shows just how masterful the Walker’s vision was. Since the hotel opened September 2012, the hotel has received outstanding customer feedback and has annually won awards from Marriott as one of the top performing properties in the Residence Inn brand. Hotel of the Year represents the ultimate recognition from Marriott.”    

“We are incredibly grateful for this hotel’s team and the amazing positive culture they developed and perpetuated since opening,” said Guy Woodbury, senior vice president of hospitality for Woodbury Corporation. “This is a beautiful hotel, but that only goes part of the way to earning a recognition like this since the Residence Inn brand is full of great hotels. What makes this hotel rise to the top as the Hotel of the Year is the indomitable positive spirit of their leadership and staff.”  

The Residence Inn in Idaho Falls is located near downtown at Taylor’s Crossing, along the Snake River and the Idaho Falls Greenbelt Trail. It is a short walk from the Falls and is connected by bridge to the picturesque Japanese Friendship Garden, and minutes from the Idaho Falls Temple.

The hotel also earned a Diamond Hotel award which is given to the top 3 percent of hotels in the brand for 2022. For more information on Woodbury Corporation hotels, please visit Woodbury Corporation Hotels.

About Woodbury Corporation:
Founded in 1919, privately held Woodbury Corporation is one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development companies in the Intermountain West. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and with $4 Billion in assets under management, the Woodbury portfolio includes retail, office, hotel, residential and industrial projects across 16 states. For more information, please visit .