GuestHouse First Joint Franchise Meeting

PRNewswire-FirstCall HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 10 :

The first joint meeting of the GuestHouse International Franchise Advisory
Committee and the former Shoney`s Inn Franchise Owner`s Council was held
in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 29, 2003. This meeting, with four
representatives from each council, combined the two boards into one under
the GuestHouse International banner. Since the acquisition of the
GuestHouse International brand by ShoLodge, Inc. in May of last year, many
of the Shoney`s Inns have completed their conversion and are now proudly
operating as GuestHouse International Inns, Hotels & Suites.

“The synergy of this collective group of franchise owners led to an
exceptionally productive meeting,” stated Jim Grout, president of
GuestHouse International. “The merging of the two boards has created a
very cohesive council with the shared goals and objectives of growing the
GuestHouse International brand name and ensuring consistency of product
for all properties.”
In the formal business conducted at the meeting, the council acted on the
adoption of enhanced operational standards and amenities to support
improved consistency of product. These standards will go into effect on
January 1, 2004, for all GuestHouse International properties. In other
action at the meeting, Baldev Bath, owner of the GuestHouse International
property in Gainesville, Georgia, (formerly a Shoney`s Inn) was elected
Chairman of the merged council and will preside over the quarterly
meetings, offering a forum for the owners to speak with one voice.

GuestHouse International Inns, Hotels & Suites are growing across America
with properties from California to Florida. GuestHouse International is
recognized for it superior franchise support and its unique flat fee
franchise structure.