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Boonton, NJ, United States, 2007/11/26 - Microtel Inns & Suites, the award-winning chain of all new-construction economy/limited service hotels, today announced the execution of franchise agreements to develop seven new Microtel Inn & Suites hotels in Canada.
Microtel Inns & Suites, announced the execution of franchise agreements to develop seven new Microtel Inn & Suites hotels in Canada: two in Ontario including London and Woodstock; and five in Atlantic Canada including St. John and Moncton, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Dartmouth and Sydney, Nova Scotia.
The two Microtel hotels in Ontario are scheduled to break ground in March 2008 and open next fall. The Atlantic Canada properties are all anticipated to break ground in 2008.
“Microtel will add a new dimension of quality economy lodging to two fast growing regions of North America,” said Roy E. Flora, Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta-based US Franchise Systems, Inc., parent company of the franchisor of the Microtel brand. “We are excited to expand the Microtel concept in Canada and look forward to further development.” Microtel’s first hotel in Canada opened in 2006 in Parry Sound, Ontario.
Microtel hotels feature single, double and suite accommodations. Amenities include free wireless high speed Internet (WIFI) access in all guestrooms; free local calls and phones with data port and voice mail; cable television with over 30 channels, and complimentary daily continental breakfast, and on-site meeting room. All hotels offer the brand’s stylish new bedding known as Dream Well™ with a plush pillow-top queen-sized mattress or topper and fitted bed skirt, crisp 200-thread count white piped linens with triple sheeting, down-like blanket, decorative top sheet, bed scarf and pillows.
For the sixth consecutive year, Microtel has been ranked highest in overall guest satisfaction among economy/limited service hotel chains in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. Microtel is the only economy brand in the hotel industry to have received this recognition six successive times. In addition, according to Lodging Econometrics of Portsmouth, NH – the industry authority for hotel real estate research – Microtel continues to be the top hotel brand for number of projects and rooms in the economy segment, with more than half of all new-construction in the development pipeline in the U.S.
There are currently 316 Microtel hotels open and under construction worldwide. Microtel hotels are located in 45 states in the U.S. and in international locations including Argentina, Canada, Mexico and The Philippines. The brand continues to aggressively develop and over the next six months, plans to open an additional 20 hotels and break ground on an additional 30 hotels.
Microtel is a sponsor of The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) and is known as the preferred hotel chain for travelers with disabilities. The chain is committed to providing this rapidly growing market segments with quality, accessible hotel accommodations, and with a service culture prepared to make their stay an enjoyable experience.
For hotel reservations, visit microtelinn.com or espanol.microtelinn.com, or contact 1-800-771-7171, TDD 1-800-824-2082, or 1-888-304-6835 (Spanish speaking). Members of the MicroPass™ frequent guest program earn a one night free hotel stay after nine night stays at any location. All Microtel hotels are independently owned and operated.