Microtel Inns to debut in Canada

Microtel Inns & Suites has made its debut in Canada with the opening of a Microtel Inn & Suites hotel in Parry Sound, Ontario, in the heart of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay and 140 miles north of Toronto.The Microtel Inn & Suites, owned by Ontarinns, Inc. of Toronto, is located at 292 Louisa Street off the Trans Canada Highway 400, exit 224 (at Bowes Street).

“We are proud to be part of Microtel’s international growth,” said Henry Lowry, owner of the new Microtel Inn & Suites. “Parry Sound is a growing tourist destination and there is a great demand for quality accommodations at a competitive price.” Lowry added that since the hotel opened last month, demand has been consistently growing with overwhelming response from both local residents and the traveling public.

Commented Mike Leven, president and CEO of US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS), parent company of the franchisor of the Microtel hotel brand, “We are excited to bring the Microtel concept to Canada and to work with Henry Lowry and his team. We look forward to providing both Canadians and visiting Americans with quality accommodations without extra charges for unwanted amenities.”

There are currently 262 Microtel hotels open worldwide. In addition to the new property in Parry Sound, Microtel hotels are open in international locations including Argentina (Buenos Aires/Costa Salguero, Mendoza and Malargue/Mendoza); Honduras (San Pedro Sula); Mexico (Chihuahua and Culiacan), and the Philippines (Luisita/Tarlac, General Trias/Cavite and Sto. Thomas/Batangas). There are 18 Microtel hotels under construction, including a property in Boracay Island, The Philippines.

The three-story, 64-room Microtel Inn & Suites in Parry Sound features single, double and suite accommodations, plus a business center and meeting room. Amenities include free wireless high speed Internet 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. The hotel is located near Charles Stockey Performing Arts Centre, Bobby Orr Hockey Hall of Fame, 30,000 Island Queen Cruise, Georgian Bay, West Parry Sound Health Centre, several golf courses, and snowmobile and hiking trails.