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Knights Inn Brand Develops Cost-effective, Franchisee-friendly
Initiatives Including a More Economical Property
Management System
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 17, 2007) – The Knights Inn® brand has developed a number of cost-savings initiatives including general manager training at new locations and a more economical property management system, owners and general managers learned today at their conference here.
 
Instead of traveling to the Wyndham Hotel Group corporate office in Parsippany, N.J., to take part in orientation, new Knights Inn owners and general managers will be trained at their hotels, saving them money on training fees and travel expenses, said Rajiv Bhatia, Knights Inn senior vice president.
 
Property owners will also be able to purchase a modified version of the SoftHotel property management system called KnightLite at a cost nearly $4,000 less than the full version but featuring all basic functionality.
 
Conference attendees were introduced to a new short-form, reader-friendly version of the Knights Inn franchise agreement that addresses terms and franchisee/franchisor responsibilities. A new standards checklist brings the attention of new franchisees to operations areas that should have the greatest impact on their businesses.
 
“We are committed to making our Knights Inn brand value proposition compelling for current property owners and prospective franchisees,” Bhatia said.  “This effort involves offering access to cost-effective and efficient resources.”
 
Knights Inn hotels are located in the United States and Canada.  For reservations and information, call (800) 843-5644 or visit www.knightsinn.com.  All Knights Inn hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Knights Franchise Systems, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN.)
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Contact:

Christine Da Silva
Senior Manager, Trade Media Relations
Wyndham Hotel Group
1 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ  07054
(973) 753-6590
Christine.DaSilva@wyndhamworldwide.com

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Also See: Cendant's Knights Inn Brand Outlines ‘New Beginning’ / May 2005
The Knights Inn Brand Offering Hotel Operators a Franchise Agreement with One-year Initial Window, Flexible Fee Structure / November 2005
Knights Inn Brand Entices Developers with Fixed, Flat Monthly Charge that Includes Royalty and Marketing Fees / June 2004

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