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Robert Bilotti Named SVP, Franchise Sales
and Development for Cendant Hotel Group


PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Aug. 26, 2004) Ė Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Robert Bilotti as senior vice president, franchise sales and development, responsible for selling the companyís Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Travelodge®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Wingate Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® franchises in the United States, focusing on new construction projects.

Bilotti previously served U.S. Franchise Systems Inc. in Chicago as vice president, franchise sales and development, since 2000.  He joined that company as director of franchise sales for its Midwest region in 1995.  

From 1994 to 1995 he was an attorney with the law firm of Harris Beach & Wilcox LLC in Syracuse, N.Y., where he practiced commercial real estate and banking law.  He began his career as an associate attorney with the law firm of Swartz, Evans, Dickinson & Timmerman PC in Watertown, N.Y., practicing in the areas of commercial banking and tax law with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions.

Bilotti received his bachelorís degree in business administration and finance in 1986 from LeMoyne College, Syracuse.  He graduated with a law degree from Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, N.Y., in 1989.  

Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group, based in Parsippany, N.J., is the worldís largest lodging franchisor with 6,358 hotels representing 511,610 rooms on five continents under the Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Travelodge®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Wingate Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® brands.  Cendantís franchised hotels sell nearly one out of every five economy and midpriced room-nights in the United States, and Cendant franchises 10.5 percent of the entire U.S. hotel room supply, according to Smith Travel Research and Cendant financial data.  All hotels are individually owned and operated under franchise agreements with Cendant subsidiaries.


Jennifer Zimmerman
Communications Manager
Cendant Corporation, Hotel Group 
(973) 496-0750

Also See: Cendantís Hotel Group Consolidates Brand Leadership, Increases Field Support Staff / June 2004
Kevin Rupert Appointed Vice President of Strategy and Development for Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group / May 2004
Erik Sabato Appointed by Cendant Hotel Group to Increase the Companyís Share of the Sports Market / July 2004
Cendantís Hotel Group to Merge Villager and Knights Inn Brands; Offers Villager Franchisees a $5,000 Conversion Allowance / July 2004
Anthony Berger Named Chief Operating Officer Cendant's Hotel Group; Other Appointments Made to Improve Franchisee and Company Value / April 2004

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