About Lodging Enterprises

Lodging Enterprises, LLC is a specialized hotel management and operating company that provides lodging services to employees of Class I railroad operators, including Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX, and Canadian Pacific. The company owns and operates more than 30 lodging facilities in 19 states and currently manages approximately 2,500 rooms while employing a staff of more than 1,000 full and part-time hospitality professionals.

Strategically located near railroad hubs and switching terminals, the majority of hotels are operated under the company’s proprietary Oak Tree Inn brand name. The hotels provide convenient lodging services customized to to meet the high demands of railroad employees, and accommodates the casual or business traveler as well. To learn more about the design features of the Oak Tree Inn visit the Railroad Benefits page.

In 23 locations, the properties are complemented by an adjacent diner. The diners provide hotel guests and the general public with a fast, fun, reasonably priced place to enjoy ‘50s style dining. Each Penny’s Diner features a broad menu from breakfast to burgers to home-cooked dinners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With more than 220 years of combined hotel management experience, the corporate staff has a well-proven process in place for supporting new facilities through:

  • Scalable IT platforms
  • Flexible accounting programs
  • Creative and seasoned management staff
  • Facility design
  • Final construction
  • Pre-opening staffing, purchasing and operations

A Proven Management Approach

Lodging Enterprises, LLC’s corporate level functions are performed in Wichita, Kansas. The company’s hotels are segregated into regions, each having a regional manager to direct operations.

Individual hotels are run by an on-site general manager who oversees the hotel’s business operations including hiring, training and supervising of hotel personnel. Nearly all of the general managers were promoted to their positions after rising through Lodging Enterprises’ ranks. The majority of them have been in their current positions for five years or more.

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