Prime Hospitality Corp.
(NYSE: PDQ) has continued its aggressive expansion of its Wellesley Inns &
Suites brand with the addition of four recently converted properties in
Whippany, NJ, Wayne, NJ, Santa Clara, CA and Atlanta, GA. The hotels,
previously operated as Howard Johnson Inns, will be managed by Prime.
The Wellesley Inn Wayne, NJ is located at 1850 Route 23 and Ratzer Road.
A $3.5 million renovation encompassed the exterior facade as well as the
complete rebuilding of the lobby area and refurbishment of 147 guest rooms,
including new furnishings, carpeting and draperies. The two-story hotel now
features expanded complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, guest
laundry facilities and exercise room. Each guest room offers high-speed
Internet access, coffee makers, cable television with HBO and pay-per-view
movies, and dataport telephones with voice mail. The Wellesley Inn is located
within one mile of Packanack Golf Course and Packanack Lake, four miles from
William Patterson College and Willowbrook Mall, and 25 miles from Newark
International Airport and Mountain Creek Ski Resort.
The Wellesley Inn Whippany, NJ is a two-story, 108 room property located
at 1255 Route 10. The extensive $1.5 million renovation included all
guestroom and bathroom refurbishment, the construction of a breakfast and
kitchen area and new lobby and front desk area. Guest rooms were all equipped
with new voice mail and satellite TV network systems as well as new
25” televisions; a state-of-the-art fire detection and sprinkler system were
also installed. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, guest laundry and valet
services, free continental breakfast and meeting facilities. Situated within
a mile of Nabisco, Lucent Technologies and Chubb Institute offices, the hotel
is 15 miles from the Paper Mill Playhouse, 20 miles from Waterloo Village and
30 miles from New York City.
The Wellesley Inn Santa Clara, CA is located at 5405 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Its 96 guest rooms feature cable television with pay-per-view movies and
dataport phones with voicemail. The hotel offers a heated outdoor pool,
meeting facilities, use of a local fitness center and free continental
breakfast. Nearby corporate offices include Intel and Hewlett Packard and
area attractions include the Winchester Mystery House (two miles), Great
America Amusement Park (six miles) and downtown San Jose (six miles). It is
also 15 minutes from area wineries and Monterey.
The six-story, 191 room Wellesley Inn Atlanta, GA is located at 1377
Virginia Avenue, minutes from Hartsfield International Airport. All public
areas and guest rooms were recently completely refurbished, with new
carpeting, draperies and furniture. The hotel features an outdoor pool, over
2,000 square feet of meeting space, an exercise facility, free continental
breakfast, free airport transportation and guest laundry and valet services.
An adjacent restaurant—Hartsfield`s—serves lunch and dinner and provides
room service. The property is within one mile of Delta Headquarters and the
Ford Motors Assembly Plant, and within 12 miles of Turner Field and downtown
Atlanta. It is also 17 miles from Six Flags Over Georgia and 20 miles from
Atlanta International Raceway.
“Previous Wellesley conversions have been very successful and we are
confident these four hotels will experience similar results,” said Prime`s CEO
and Chairman A.F. Petrocelli. “We have great faith in the chain`s potential
to become a leading limited-service brand, and each new conversion helps
demonstrate the chain`s potential to prospective franchisees.”
Wellesley Inns & Suites is a limited-service hotel chain serving both
transient and extended-stay travelers seeking high levels of service and
amenities at affordable prices. Many properties offer suites with fully
equipped kitchens and separate living, dining and cooking areas, and the
majority of hotels feature an indoor or outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities
and exercise rooms. Wellesley Inns & Suites is one of the few limited-service
chains partnering with American Airlines to award AAdvantage Miles to guests.
There are currently 72 Wellesley Inns & Suites in 22 states, with several
others under development. Reservations for all properties can be made through
the central reservations number, 800-444-8888, or online at: