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 Howard Johnson® Opens 30th Canadian Hotel
Five Additional Hotels Slated to Open This Month
 
PARSIPPANY, NJ; June 21, 1999 – Howard Johnson International, Inc. today announced the opening of hotels in Cardston, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, bringing the total number of Howard Johnson hotels in Canada to 30. An additional five hotels are scheduled to open in Kimberly, British Columbia;
Kamloops, British Columbia; Lethbridge, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and London, Ontario by the end of this month. 

The Howard Johnson Cardston is a 40-room property owned and operated by Mellonie Lybbert. The Howard Johnson Inn – Toronto Yorkville, which is centrally located in downtown Toronto, has 69 rooms and is owned by Peter Cho. 

“Including the two hotels that just opened in Cardston, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, we expect to open more than 400 rooms this month,” said Glen Blake, Vice President, Howard Johnson Franchise Canada, Inc. “We anticipate having 50 signed license agreements by the end of the year.”

“Canada is an important market for the Howard Johnson brand, and we welcome the hotels in Cardston and Toronto to the Howard Johnson family.  Additionally, we look forward to the opening of additional hotels later this month,” said Mary Mahoney, president and CEO, Howard Johnson International, Inc.  “The Howard Johnson brand continues to experience growth globally, and Howard Johnson Franchise Canada Inc. is certainly a leader in that effort.”

Howard Johnson International, Inc. franchises nearly 500 Hotels and Inns worldwide, including properties in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Israel, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. The chain franchises internationally through master licenses issued by Cendant Global Services B.V., the international franchise arm of Cendant Corporation. To make a reservation at any Howard Johnson location, call toll-free in the United States: 800-I-GO-HOJO (1-800-446-4656), or access the chain’s Internet web site: www.hojo.com <http://www.hojo.com> .  Howard Johnson International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD).

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Contact:
Andrew Miller 
for Howard Johnson International, Inc.
973-496-8439
andrew.miller@cendant.com 
http://www.hojo.com
 
Also See: Hostmark Signs Master License Agreement in Egypt with Howard Johnson International / April 1999 

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