Highline Adventures, LLC today announced that Eric Sheckleton has been honored with two top awards from Travelodge by Wyndham®, including the Developer of the Year and Scott King awards, based on his profound impact on the business and commitment to elevating the brand and embracing adventure and hospitality.
In celebration of the achievement, Sheckleton accepted the award from Travelodge by Wyndham leadership at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ 2019 Global Conference in Las Vegas.
“It’s easy to become passionate about a brand that is a basecamp for adventure and centers itself on giving back to the community, and having just opened four new Travelodge properties, I am honored to be recognized as the brand’s Developer of the Year,” said Sheckleton. “On top of that, we took home the Scott King award, which is thrilling because it’s a testament to the incredible work of our hotel teams and how they deliver topnotch hospitality to guests every day.”
Eric received the Developer of the Year award because of his unrelenting support in elevating the Travelodge brand and successful track record of adding four properties in the last 18 months. To earn the coveted Scott King award, which is named after and honors the heritage of Travelodge’s founder, Sheckleton’s hotels demonstrated core values of the brand by giving back to local communities and delivering impeccable guest care.
“Travelodge is a special brand, as it truly encourages travelers to make the most of their trips and experience what nature has to offer,” said John Henderson, vice president of brand operations for Travelodge by Wyndham. “When thinking about a hotelier who not only takes pride in developing the brand, but also ranks as a top performer and has a personal affinity for the great outdoors, it was a no brainer to present Sheckleton with these two prestigious awards.”
About Eric Sheckleton
Eric grew up in Billings, Montana, skiing and hiking the mountains around Red Lodge. He was raised with a deep appreciation for the mountains, even becoming a snowboard instructor (still teaching at Big Sky Resort). He and Veronica met while working in Glacier National Park in 1994 and worked in the Montana seasonal hospitality industry for years. In 2006, after the birth of two beautiful daughters (Liberty and Bella), the two decided to move to Bozeman and pour their expertise into a business. With a deep love for Montana and a background in guest service and hospitality, it only seemed natural to create Highline Adventures, which manages the 7 family-owned Montana hotels in Gardiner, Livingston, Bozeman and Bigfork. The goal of Highline Adventures is to treat Montana’s people, visitors, and lands with care. In addition, they hope to use the hotels to educate visitors about the area and the need to care for it. “We spend quite a bit of time caring for our guests and getting to know them personally,” said Eric. “We can use this interaction to teach them about the area and how to be responsible visitors while in Montana or wherever they travel.” To learn more about Highline Adventures and Eric please visit highline-adventures.com.
About Travelodge by Wyndham
With more than 430 hotels across North America, Travelodge by Wyndham is your basecamp for adventure, offering a clean, comfy room along with free breakfast and Wi-Fi, at affordable rates. Known coast to coast for its laid back, California roots and iconic Sleepy Bear mascot, today, more than 75 percent of all Travelodge hotels are located just an hour’s drive from some of the nation’s most celebrated National Parks. That’s why, in an effort to help protect these vital landmarks, the brand is proud to serve as an official sponsor of National Parks Conservation Association. To learn more, or to start planning your next adventure, visit www.travelodge.com. You can also like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/travelodge) and follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/travelodge). If you are interested in developing a Travelodge by Wyndham hotel, visit development.wyndhamhotels.com.