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AmericInn Appoints Eric Hughes as Senior Director
of Franchise Sales and Development

Chanhassen, MN (June 5, 2007)…AmericInn International, LLC announces the appointment of Eric Hughes as senior director of franchise sales and development. Hughes joined the franchise sales team April 23, 2007 and will cover an eleven state area in the upper Midwest including: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

In his new position, Hughes will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective contacts and relationships to promote and sell AmericInn franchises to potential franchise partners. “We have aggressive goals to grow our chain in every state across the country. Eric has been added to the franchise sales team to play a vital role in the development and growth of our company. I believe Eric will thrive in his new position and I anticipate that he will exhibit his industry knowledge and expertise while making new advancements for the future of the AmericInn franchise,” said Jon Kennedy, senior vice president of franchise sales and development for AmericInn International, LLC.

Hughes brings over 19 years of business and leadership experience to his new position including former positions as: director of franchise sales and development for Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, Travelodge and Knights Inn; a broker for Meridian Investments and Apartment Brokerage Specialists. Hughes qualifications consist of a strong sales background in the hospitality industry, business development and operations management. Hughes received a Bachelor degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The AmericInn Lodging System is one of the fastest growing limited service lodging chains in the United States with 230 locations currently open or under development. The success and solid growth of the AmericInn Lodging System is due to its unique AmericInn SoundGuard™ construction, product and market niche. AmericInn competes across the mid-scale without food
and beverage segments and is dedicated to the concept of providing the best lodging value for its guests. For reservations at AmericInn destinations, visit the AmericInn website at or call 800-634-3444.

The AmericInn Lodging System is franchised by AmericInn International, LLC, a Minnesota based company with headquarters in Chanhassen. For franchise development information, contact Jon Kennedy, Senior Vice-President of Franchise Development at 952-294-5000 or


Janel Corby
AmericInn International, LLC
Phone: (952) 294-5272


Also See: The 200th AmericInn Opens in Jackson, Minnesota, a 52-room Lodge & Suites, owned by KAAT Development, LLC / July 2005
Jim Bridger Named Director of Franchise Services For AmericInn International, LLC / June 2002



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