Microtel

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Microtel Inns & Suites
Subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide
Industry Hotels
Founded 1989[1]
Area served
Worldwide
Owner Wyndham Worldwide

The Microtel Inns & Suites brand is a chain of franchise hotels with locations in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United States.

History[edit]

The first location opened in 1989 in suburban Rochester, NY. There are now over three hundred franchises around the world.

In 2006, Microtel was sued by the family of Jennifer Herring, a thirty-year-old front desk clerk murdered while on duty at a Microtel in Scott, Louisiana.[2]

On July 21, 2008, Wyndham Hotel Group purchased US Franchise Systems, Inc., owner of the Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites brands, from Global Hyatt. US Franchise Systems had previously sold the America's Best Inn (formerly Best Inns) chain to the Country Hearth Inns chain in 2005. That holding company is now known as America's Best Franchising Inc.[3]

As of 2012, Microtel's logo has changed to match the logo style of Wingate, and Hawthorn Suites, both owned by Wyndham Hotel Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.masterbuilthotels.com/microtel?PHPSESSID=tkgvjqcbufk44o1cqiidpnbdr0
  2. ^ "Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in the Death of Jennifer Herring". KLFY TV 10. February 23, 2006. 
  3. ^ Microtel Inn Lawsuit (website at microtelinnlawsuit.com, now cybersquatted), accessed 2012-01-03

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