Days Inns Signs 10,000 Rooms To AH&LA

Days Inns Worldwide, Inc., has committed 10,000 rooms to the American Hotel & Lodging Association`s (AH&LA) “One for One for One for 100 Days” membership campaign. The association`s summer membership drive allows properties to join participating AH&LA member state associations for $1 per one room for one year if they enroll within the campaign`s 100-day span  from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2001.

“In a tightening economy, knowledge is power and there is no better source of knowledge for up-to-the-minute information than AH&LA,” said Joe Kane, Days Inns Worldwide president and CEO. “AH&LA is the ideal environment for each Days Inns property to learn and this campaign provides an inexpensive way for our franchisees to see how much depth AH&LA has to offer.”

AH&LA membership allows Days Inns properties to receive several new benefits offered by the association, including an employment practices liability insurance program and a national health insurance plan. These are in addition to valuable existing products and services such as access to millions of travelers through AH&LA`s reservations Web site,; lobbying to protect the lodging industry`s business interests at the federal level; networking and educational opportunities at the association`s conferences and trade shows; discounts on training materials from AH&LA`s Educational Institute; and complimentary, award-winning publications, including Lodging magazine.

“The generous number of rooms signed by Days Inns allows us to retain our goal of a strong and large membership base,” said 2001 AH&LA Chairman John Russell. “We appreciate their support.”

For more information on AH&LA`s membership campaign, contact Bob Ramsey, AH&LA vice president of industry relations and development, at (202) 289-3173 or [email protected]


Days Inns Worldwide is one of the world`s largest franchised lodging systems with more than 1,900 hotels 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. Days Inns is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).

AH&LA, founded in 1910, is a federation of state lodging associations throughout the United States, with some 11,000 property members worldwide, representing more than 1.4 million rooms. AH&LA provides operations, technical, educational, marketing, and communications services plus governmental affairs representation to the lodging industry.