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  Neil Morris Promoted to Vice President, Franchise Services
& Operations For US Franchise Systems
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ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2006) - Atlanta-based US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS) has promoted Neil Morris, CHA, to Vice President, Franchise Services and Operations for its Microtel Inns & Suites hotel brand.  Morris was formerly Director of Franchise Services and Operations for USFS. 

In his new role, Morris continues to oversee the Franchise Services and Field Operation departments, which travel nationwide to provide hundreds of hotels with on-site assistance.  He is also responsible for project management for all Microtel hotels currently under construction and those with executed franchise agreements, but not yet under construction. 

According to Roy Flora, Executive Vice President of Franchise Operations, "Neil is a talented team player.  In directing franchise services and operations, he truly represents USFS and our fair franchising ideals." Morris won the Company's "Everybody Sells" award in 2002, and was chosen for the "Outstanding Service" award by his peers in 2004. 

Morris has nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector, having joined USFS in 1999.  With extensive background in hotel operations and sales, he has worked with such brands as Fairfield by Marriott, Comfort Inns and Hampton Inns.  He was also General Manager for the Microtel Inn, Allentown, Pa. and Opening General Manager for the Microtel Inn, Greenville, S.C.  He is a member of Certified Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART).

Morris graduated from Haverling Central High School in Bath, N.Y., and received a degree in hotel management from Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaiguia, N.Y.  He is a native of Bath, where his family still resides. 

Microtel Inns & Suites are all newly constructed, interior corridor, budget-economy hotels and one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the U.S.   There are currently 278 Microtel hotels open or under construction.  US Franchise Systems, Inc. is the parent company of the franchisor of the Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands. All hotels are independently owned and operated.

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Contact:
Barbara Wiener-Fischhof
US Franchise Systems, Inc.
404-235-7400
barbara.wiener.fischhof@usfsi.com
http://www.microtelinn.com
Also See: Grupo Casa Grande Opens Microtel Inn & Suites in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico / February 2006
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 / February 2005

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