GuestHouse International, the owner-friendly franchise, announced today the opening of an unprecedented 9 new properties in one month. “This is an exciting time for us,” said President Rob Wilson. “This rapid growth is a real testimonial to the appeal of the brand and our owner-friendly approach to franchising.”
All opened in September, the new locations include four in California (Oceanside, Inglewood, Fullerton and Norco), two in Michigan (Iron Mountain and Saugatuck), one in Payson, AZ, one in Perry, GA and one in Manning, SC. The properties were all formerly independents or brands such as Best Inn & Suites and Econo Lodge. Each property now proudly carries the familiar “GuestHouse International” sign synonymous with friendly customer service and great value. But each property also has its own unique features such as skiing in Iron Mountain, MI, hiking in Pasyon, AZ or laying on the beach in Oceanside, CA. “Our properties are as unique in feel as they are alike in service and value,” Wilson pointed out. “GuestHouse International properties are much like their owners in that way- unique, yet all with a common goal. Servicing the guest with a trusted brand is still what it is all about.”
With 9 openings in September and 12 more scheduled to open by year-end, GuestHouse International is successfully carrying out its aggressive growth strategy. “We`re making great strides this year in growing our owner-friendly brand. Our franchise sales efforts are really paying off.”
The GuestHouse International franchising concept centers on fair treatment and personalized support for its franchise partners. The brand`s license agreements include remarkably low flat fees, short 5-year agreements, designated areas of protection and a lenient liquidated damages policy. GuestHouse International is a mid-market brand comprised of individually owned high-quality, service-oriented Inns, Hotels, Suites and Suites Plus properties. Many of these are conversions from industry leaders such as Ramada, Comfort and Marriott.
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.