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Actually, the name "Adamar" was used by a franchiser of several Ramada Inns during the 1970s and 1980s, many of which were dropped by the chain during the early to mid 1980s as part of a shift of emphasis from its original concept of roadside hotels to luxury hotels in large cities. Among those were Ramada Inns at Wellington, KS (which became the Adamar Inn) and Vernon, TX (which became the Vernon Inn and now an Econo Lodge). Both of those were probably among the smallest Ramada Inns to be franchised, Wellington, 40 rooms; and Vernon, 50 rooms; as most had at least 60 rooms and many had more than 100.


Ramada Hotels outside of the U.S. and Canada fall under the jurisdiction of Ramada International which a separately operated division of Cendant, They are not part of the U.S. and Canadian Ramada operations and to include Australia after the words U.S. and Canada is inappropriate because that part only refers to the U.S. and Canadian operations whereas under the Ramada International section that refers to all other countries which operate Ramada hotels. Misterrick 06:01, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Makes sense, but now, of course, we need to turn the Ramada International article into a full article and not make it a redirect to Ramada. SchuminWeb (Talk) 09:31, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
I suggested it, and now I did it. Ramada International is now a separate article. Let's nurture and expand it. SchuminWeb (Talk) 21:39, 22 October 2005 (UTC)


The name "Ramada" was coined from the Spanish definition of "shady resting place."

DRAE has:

  • set of branches
  • shack made of branches (Is this the intended meaning?)

-- 09:16, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Ramada is considered an English word of Spanish origin. ( In English, additional meanings have arisen, such as the steel shade structures over picnic tables in public parks, thatched roof domes at beach resorts, and makeshift housing built by southwest Indians. Contrib. who wrote "Spanish definition" probably wants to rule out some of these.

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