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Joint Venture Between IHDA and Longhorn Lodging Partners
Building Three Microtel Hotels in Texas

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (December 1, 2009) – Ted Torres, chief executive officer for International Hospitality Development Alliances, today announced that construction of three new 83-room Microtel Inns & Suites® hotels in Texas scheduled to begin on January 2, 2010 with ceremonial groundbreakings all on the same day. The hotels are a joint venture of IHDA and Longhorn Lodging Partners of Texas.

Location of the three hotels are:

  • near Dell’s corporate headquarters in Round Rock, at 2621 A.W. Grimes Blvd.
  • adjacent to Cabela’s in Buda, at Cabela’s Drive and Old San Antonio Road
  • and within two miles of SeaWorld in San Antonio, at FM Loop 1604 and Dove Canyon Road
The three new hotels representing an investment of $21 million are being built by Galaxy Commercial Services of San Antonio, Texas and will consist of single and double rooms as well as suite accommodations. 

Highlights and amenities of the new hotels will include 42” flat panel televisions, Microtel’s signature Dreamwell® bedding package, cappuccino interior design scheme, swimming pools, hot tubs, fitness centers and the area’s first solar carports, through an agreement with iPark Solar®, that will provide up to 30% of the facilities’ electrical energy needs.

“We are excited to be expanding the Microtel Inns & Suites brand into central Texas with the development of these outstanding hotels and look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers when they open on July 1, 2010,” said Torres.

Microtel Inns & Suites Franchising, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of economy hotels featuring complimentary local and long-distance phone calls within the continental United States, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, expanded cable television, in-room coffeemaker and continental breakfast. Most properties offer meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pool and guest laundry. Select properties allow pets and offer print, copy and fax services. Children under 16 stay free with a parent.

For the last eight years, J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the Microtel Inn & Suites brand highest in overall guest satisfaction in the economy lodging segment.

Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 771-7171, TDD (800) 824-2082 or (888) 304-6835 (Español) or by visiting Microtel Inns & Suites hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Microtel Inns & Suites Franchising, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).


Ted J. Torres, CHA

Also See: The 179 room Sheraton Augusta Hotel Drops Franchise; Costs of Upgrading to Meet Sheraton's Standards too Expensive / July 2004

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