Flagship `Days Inn` Opens in England

4th Sep 2002

Days Inns Worldwide Inc. has announced the opening of the 202-room Days Inn London Gateway Hotel, the brand`s largest property in the United Kingdom.

Motorway service station operator Welcome Break built the hotel at a cost of more than $15 million. Located at Mill Hill just northwest of London on the M1 motorway, the hotel is convenient for both business and leisure travelers in search of an affordable London hotel.

“Days Inns Worldwide is pleased to add yet another outstanding hotel for travelers to one of the world`s most historic and majestic cities,” said Joe Kane, Days Inn president & chief executive officer. “The Days Inn London Gateway Hotel is perfectly suited for value-conscious travelers who expect quality and affordability. We are very proud of the Welcome Break team and the excellent properties they have developed throughout the UK.”

The Days Inn London Gateway Hotel offers conference facilities, meeting rooms, an Italian restaurant and lounge. Amenities include workspaces with data ports, Sony PlayStation® and color televisions. The hotel features a range of room types, including handicapped accessible, non-smoking and interconnected family rooms. Days Work Zone® rooms, especially designed for business travelers, feature an extra telephone and modem, a larger work desk and a safe.

“The new Days Inn hotel represents a major investment for the company,” said Jerry Appleyard, director of hotels for Welcome Break, which currently operates 13 hotels under the Days Inn brand. “We are confident that it will be the best hotel on the motorway network and prove popular with both business travelers and those traveling for pleasure.”


Days Inns Worldwide, a division of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), franchises 1,942 hotels representing 163,218 rooms in the United States, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Reservations and further information are available at www.daysinn.com or by calling (800) DAYS INN.




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