ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers of historic Route 66 have another destination to add to their list: the Rodeway Inn & Suites Downtowner-Route 66 in Williams, Arizona. The Rodeway Inn & Suites hotel recently brought home the prestigious Hotel of the Year award from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies and franchisor of the Rodeway Inn brand. Choice Hotels International executives presented the award to Rob and Carol Samksy during the company's 59 th annual convention last month in Los Angeles. Every year, the Choice Hotels Owners Council presents the Hotel of the Year Award to a property that consistently demonstrates a high degree of lodging expertise, with guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees for this award all rank among the top hotels within the brand. "This award is so special because winners are selected by their peers," said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president of brand strategy and marketing for Choice Hotels International. "That means other hotel owners – who are also experts in the business – agree that this organization goes 'above and beyond' with its exceptional service, operational excellence and guest satisfaction." The Rodeway Inn & Suites Downtowner-Route 66 is a completely remodeled historic boutique lodge in beautiful downtown Williams, Arizona. Located right on historic Route 66, the hotel is minutes from Elephant Rocks Golf Course, Elk Ridge Ski Area, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, Flintstones Bedrock City Family Fun Park and Mountain Ranch Stables. Visitors are walking distance to the Williams downtown area which includes shopping spots, an historic train station and the train museum. Grand Canyon National Park is just a 40-minute drive away and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Snowbowl Ski Area, located less than an hour's drive down the road. All 16 guest rooms are non-smoking and have flat-screen televisions, hair dryers and cable television. Hotel guests have access to special offers including train packages, tour packages, and helicopter and airplane tours.