GuestHouse International, the owner-friendly franchise, today announced another quarter of steady growth. In the first quarter, the brand opened seven new hotels in six different states, bringing the total number of open hotels to 71. GuestHouse International now has over 145 inns, hotels and suites open or under development in 33 states.
Included in the new openings are the first GuestHouse International locations in Kansas and Minnesota. The new hotels are located in Dupont, WA; Parsons, KS; Cushings, OK; Harbor City, CA; Santa Maria, CA; Albert Lea, MN and Hardeeville, SC. Commenting on the growth, President Rob Wilson stated “We are very pleased to bring the GuestHouse International brand to these new markets. Our recent growth is a real testament to our owner-friendly approach to franchising.”
GuestHouse International is a mid-market brand comprised of individually owned Inns, Hotels, Suites and Suites Plus properties. The brand encourages property diversity and includes conversions from industry leaders such as Ramada, Comfort, Howard Johnson, Days Inn and Residence Inn by Marriott. The GuestHouse International franchising concept centers on fair treatment of owners and results-driven support to its properties. The owner-friendly license agreements include remarkably low flat fees, a short 5-year term, and a designated area of protection.
GuestHouse International is a subsidiary of Suburban Lodges of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:SLAM). In addition to its GuestHouse International brand, Suburban Lodges of America owns, franchises and manages Suburban Lodge hotels, the nation`s largest chain of economy extended-stay hotels. For information about GuestHouse International locations nationwide, call 1-800-21-GUEST or visit www.guesthouseintl.com. For information about franchising opportunities, call 1-888-951-2100.