Incirlik wins 2006 Innkeeper Award

A customer gets helped by staff members at the front desk of the Hodja Inn at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Hodja Inn won the 2006 Inkeeper Award. (courtesy photo)

A customer gets helped by staff members at the front desk of the Hodja Inn at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Hodja Inn won the 2006 Inkeeper Award. (courtesy photo)

A customer uses the computer center to check out a game at the Hodja Inn. The inn won the 2006 Innkeeper Award. (Coutesy photo)

A customer uses the computer center to check out a game at the Hodja Inn. The inn won the 2006 Innkeeper Award. (Coutesy photo)

THe Hodja Inn tean stand outside of their facility at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Hodja Inn were the winners of the 2006 Innkeeper Award. (Courtesy photo)

THe Hodja Inn tean stand outside of their facility at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Hodja Inn were the winners of the 2006 Innkeeper Award. (Courtesy photo)

Two housekeepers make a bed at the Hodja Inn. The Hodja Inn was the winner of the 2006 Innkeeper Award. (Courtesy photo)

Two housekeepers make a bed at the Hodja Inn. The Hodja Inn was the winner of the 2006 Innkeeper Award. (Courtesy photo)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- Service with a smile not only makes you a pleasant person, but it makes the Hodja Inn the winners of the 2006 Innkeeper Award.

"We are just thrilled to have won the Air Force Innkeeper Award," said Christine Frazier, Hodja Inn lodging manager. "This is the most dedicated team I've ever had the privilege of working with. New York, here we come!"

This was the second Air Force Innkeeper Award for the Hodja Inn in the last three years.
The Hodja Inn also brought home the award in 2004.

"The Hodja Inn staff epitomizes Turkish hospitality," said Lt. Col. Dale Bruner, 39th Services Squadron commander. "Winning the Air Force Innkeeper award reflects great credit upon not only the Hodja Inn's outstanding customer service, but ultimately upon our gracious host nation ... Turkey."

More than 10,000 guests visit Incirlik annually with 99 percent of guests leaving very satisfied with their stay. In the Innkeeper Award competition, the Hodja Inn was judged on innovative programs above and beyond normal activity programming, exceptional customer service satisfaction examples, facility improvements, recognition programs, training programs and other accomplishments.