The Best Western Plus Springfield Airport Inn, 4445 W. Chestnut Expressway, recently was recognized by Best Western International with two awards.

The hotel, owned by Harshad Patel, received the Best Western Green Award along with the Best Western Chairman's Award, the hotel chain's highest honor for outstanding quality standards.

The Chairman's Award is presented to hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance inspection score in the top 5 percent of more than 2,100 properties in North America. Recipient hotels also must meet design and high customer service scores to qualify.

Congratulations to Mr. Patel and his staff!