Garden City’s Best Western Plus Emerald Inn & Suites recently won the M.K. Guertin Award, one of only 27 Best Western properties in North America to win the award.

Named after the Best Western’s founder, the M.K. Guertin Award is the top honor a Best Western branded hotel can receive. The award recognizes properties with exemplary performance in quality, guest satisfaction and dedication to its brand.

Local owner P-Jay Patel will be recognized and awarded by the Best Western’s senior executive team and board of directors during their annual convention in Phoenix later this month.

Garden City’s Best Western Plus Emerald Inn & Suites measures guest satisfaction through surveys and online ratings. It has been ranked the No. 1 hotel on Trip Advisor since shortly after opening in 2014.