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CP Hospitality Opens 86 room Microtel Inn Adjacent to the Bridgeport
Conference Center in in Charles Pointe, West Virginia

ATLANTA (Sept. 21, 2006) - Microtel Inns & Suites has opened a newly-constructed 86-room hotel at 300 Conference Center Way in the new master-planned community of Charles Pointe North, adjacent to the I-79 Technology Corridor and north of Bridgeport, WV.  Additional Microtel hotels in West Virginia are located in Beckley, South Charleston and Mineral Wells, and several more are in development.  

"Microtel is proud to be part of the master-planned community philosophy and growth that guides Charles Pointe, and to bring a quality, affordable lodging choice to the area," said Mike Muir, senior vice president of franchise development for US Franchise Systems, Inc., parent company of the franchisor of the Microtel brand.  "Business and leisure travelers alike will appreciate our new, comfortable accommodations with top-notch amenities."

James A. Corton, managing partner of Genesis Partners, developers of Charles Pointe, said that the new Microtel hotel complements other progress that the $1.2 billion master-planned community has recently experienced, and that residential properties, retail establishments, professional buildings, and cultural and recreational facilities will also be part of the development.  

"The Bridgeport Conference Center (in Charles Pointe) is attracting conferences and conventions from around the state and beyond.  Convenient, quality and affordable accommodations located adjacent to the facility is an added benefit to business people, as well as families coming 'back home' for visits to north central West Virginia," said Corton.

The hotel is managed by CP Hospitality (which also manages the Bridgeport Conference Center), under the direction of Mike Hager, Charles Pointe's director of resort & leisure services.  Gabe Fiest, former executive director of the Greater Bridgeport Conference and Visitors Center, is General Manager. 

The three-story Microtel hotel features single, double and suite accommodations, all with free local and long distance phone calls within the continental U.S., and free wireless high speed Internet access. Guests can enjoy complimentary daily continental breakfast, and use of a fitness center and meeting room. 

Microtel Inns & Suites are newly constructed, interior corridor, economy/budget hotels.  For an unprecedented fifth consecutive year, Microtel has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM.  With membership in the MicroPass(tm) frequency program, guests earn a free night's stay after just nine night stays at any Microtel hotel location.  There are currently 289 Microtel hotels open or under construction worldwide.


Barbara Wiener-Fischhof
US Franchise Systems, Inc.

Also See: Microtel Inns & Suites Building an 85-room hotel at Charles Pointe, a $750 million-plus Master-planned Community in Bridgeport, West Virginia / June 2005
Microtel Inns & Suites Adds 31 Executed Contracts During the First Quarter of 2006; The Majority of New Microtel Hotel Owners Have Never Owned a Hotel Before / June 2006

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