AFM Hospitality Corporation (TSE:AFM), Canada`s largest multi-brand lodging franchisor and a leading North American hotel management company, has designated Atlanta-based StayOnline its exclusive Preferred Alliance partner to provide wireless high-speed Internet connectivity and in-room PC`s throughout its franchised brands across Canada.
“AFM had previously selected StayOnline for its Ramada and Howard Johnson brands,” said Stephen H. Phillips, AFM`s Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “We are now expanding our relationship to provide the same outstanding amenity to guests of the Aston, Best Inns, Hawthorn Suites, Knights Inn, LaQuinta, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Villager Lodge brands throughout Canada.”
The first of the new brands to be equipped with the StayOnline system will be the recently rebranded Park Plaza Hotel in Richmond (Vancouver international airport), BC, formerly the Delta Pacific Resort & Convention Centre. With 228 guest rooms and suites and nearly 30,000 square feet of convention, meeting and banquet space, the Park Plaza is one of the premier meeting hotels in the Vancouver airport area. The adjoining Ramada Plaza Hotel also will receive wireless high-speed Internet access in a select number of guest rooms.
Through its subsidiaries, AFM Hospitality operates or has open and/or executed franchise agreements with 170 hotels in North America, representing an inventory of nearly 20,000 hotel rooms. The company also owns AFM Preferred Alliances Group (formerly HFS Purchasing Services Canada), AFM Asset Management Inc., Northwest Lodging International (USA) Inc. and Northwest Lodging International (Canada) Inc.