One of the world’s largest economy lodging operators, Super 8 Hotels officially opened six new China properties in September 2006. Super 8 is now the largest foreign economy hotel operator in mainland China.
The openings have also helped make its parent company, Wyndham Worldwide, China’s largest foreign hotel operator by number of properties.
To support the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Super 8 opened three of its new hotels in the capital city of Beijing. Super 8 Hotel Beijing Bai Hua, Super 8 Hotel Beijing Yi Zhuang Tian Bao, and Super 8 Hotel Beijing Ju Feng. In Suzhou, Wuhan, and Nanchang, Super 8 Hotel Suzhou Hongde Shi Lu, Super 8 Hotel Wuhan Yangtze River Qing Shan, and Super 8 Hotel Nanchang Yi Tai also began receiving business and leisure travelers from around the world.
“This is the first time six hotels have been able to meet our stringent operating requirements in a single month,” said Super 8 China CEO Mr. Mitchell A. Presnick. “These openings, part of a strategy of steady, controlled growth, will enable us to serve our Chinese and foreign guests even better. In September alone, we have doubled the number of our operating properties in Beijing, Suzhou and Wuhan. At the same time, we are continuing to expand into additional cities around China, such as Nanchang.”
“We are happy that we have finally met the strict operations standards of Super 8,” said Mr. Shao Xiguo, the General Manager of Super 8 Hotel Beijing Bai Hua. “As a publicly traded Chinese company, we wanted the strength that a publicly traded American hotel company could offer us.”
“Chinese hotel owners around the country are recognizing the unique opportunities Super 8’s international team offers them,” said Craig Evans, Super 8 Senior Vice President of Operations. “Super 8 operations systems, based on over 30 years international experience in managing more than 2000 hotels worldwide, help Chinese owners save money and make money. So more and more hotel owners are deciding to open a Super 8.”
“We personally train every one of our Chinese hotel owners,” said Presnick. “We give them hands on experience every step of the way, even taking them to the United States so they can see how Super 8 manages thousands of hotels in America.”
“Beijing is a very competitive market, and we chose Super 8 after learning about their quality assurance operations systems,” said Mr. Richard Ho, the General Manager of Super 8 Hotel Beijing Yi Zhuang Tian Bao. “These systems will enable us to manage our hotel efficiently, to compete and to excel.”
“We are proud to cooperate with the American brand Super 8,” said Ms. Ye Fang, General Manager of the Super 8 Hotel Nanchang Yi Tai. “We are committed to bringing a visitor to Nanchang the same ‘Clean and Friendly’ Super 8 service that a visitor would get at a Super 8 in New York.”