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Microtel Inn & Suites First Brand to Provide Free
Long Distance Calls, Free Local Phone Calls, and 
Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access
In All Continental U.S. Guestrooms

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Atlanta (Feb. 1, 2005) - Microtel Inn & Suites - the all-newly constructed chain of budget/economy hotels - announced today that the wide-sweeping initiative known as 'Project Reveille' has been completed, and that all guestrooms in its hotels in the continental U.S. now provide free wireless high speed Internet access, free long distance phone calls, and free local calls for guests. (Hotels' ability to provide Project Reveille subject to terms of individual owners and conditions of local telephone and wire companies; not responsible in event of local outages or natural occurrences.) 

"This is a first in the hospitality industry and an enormous leap forward in Microtel's development," said Mike Leven, president and CEO of US Franchise Systems, Inc., parent company of the franchisor of the Microtel Inns & Suites brand.  "Microtel has always offered guests clean and comfortable accommodations at an affordable price... these unique new services add even greater value and convenience, all included in the price of the room."

Leven added that Project Reveille would further differentiate Microtel as the leading hotel brand in the budget/economy segment, and raise the bar on the scope of amenities that hotels offer guests. 

Microtel guests can now enjoy free local and long distance phone calls to anywhere in the continental U.S., free wireless high speed Internet access in every room, plus advance online check-in and check-out.  Guests are able to access their folios online and pre-register for their room on the Microtel web site at http://www.microtelinn.com

There are currently 275 Microtel hotels open or under construction worldwide.  All Microtel properties are independently owned and operated. 

Contact:
Barbara Wiener-Fischhof
US Franchise Systems Corporate Communications
ph: 404-235-7400
barbara.wiener.fischhof@usfsi.com
13 Corporate Square, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
http://www.microtelinn.com
Also See: A Dramatic Change for Hotel Industry, Staybridge Suites in Denver Now Providing Free Long Distance; The business Model for Long Distance Phone Charges Is Out of Date / March 2002
Having Introduced Free Wired High-speed Internet Service in all Guest Rooms in 1999, Wingate Inn® Hotels Now Also Provides Free Wireless Internet Access in all Guest Rooms / November 2004
Westin Hotels Now Offers $16 Flat Rate for Unlimited 24-Hour Internet Access, Local and Long Distance Calls / April 2004


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