|ATLANTA (Jan. 31, 2007) - Microtel Inns & Suites - which continues
to demonstrate its leadership position in the economy lodging segment with
increased levels of development activity - has announced several new hires
in the Franchise Services and Operations department to augment its extensive
franchise support and provide expedited management of new projects through
the critical pre-construction, ground break and opening phases.
The new hires include:
Jaynie Boothe, Regional Operations Manager
Linda Farrell, CHA, LCTP, Regional Operations Manager
Tyrone Shannon, Franchise Services Manager
In related news, several other promotions within the department include:
"With our increased development activity, we are committed to ensuring that hotels open faster and better trained and equipped, and that franchisees receive the ongoing individual attention that they require throughout the life of our relationship with them," said Roy E. Flora, Chief Operating Officer for US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS), parent company of the franchisor of the Microtel Inns & Suites hotel brand.
The Franchise Services and Operations department, under the direction of Neil Morris, CHA, Vice President, provides franchisees with extensive on-site assistance for all their operational and training needs. These include everything from 24-hour response time to any question or request for assistance, and a toll-free support hotline, to a Franchise Resource Center that provides purchasing guidance, training opportunities, guest service assistance, and marketing and sales support.
For an unprecedented fifth consecutive year, Microtel has been ranked highest in overall guest satisfaction among economy/budget chains in J.D. Power and Associates' North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. In addition to producing high guest satisfaction, Microtel continues to receive high marks as the first economy/budget brand to offer guests free local calls and free long distance phone calls within the continental U.S., plus free wireless high speed Internet access in all guestrooms. All Microtel hotels offer complimentary continental breakfast and members of the MicroPass(tm) frequent guest program earn a free night's stay after just nine night stays at any location.
For reservations, contact 1-800-771-7171 toll-free, TDD 1-800-824-2082, or visit http://www.microtelinn.com to access information and make online hotel reservations. All Microtel Inns & Suites hotels are independently owned and operated.
|Also See:||Neil Morris Promoted to Vice President, Franchise Services & Operations For US Franchise Systems / February 2006|
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