Hotel Online Special Report Hospitality Associates of Spokane Open Best Inn in Laie, Hawaii ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 1999 – Hospitality Associates of Spokane, Washington, one of the largest hotel companies in the Northwest, has opened Hawaii’s first Best Inn at 55-109 Laniloa St. in Laie, on the north shore of Oahu.
“We’re thrilled to join with Hospitality Associates, which has a long history of successfully managing hotels, to open Hawaii’s first Best property in Laie,” said Mike Leven, president and CEO of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: USFS), franchisor of the Best brand. Best, the mid-priced economy brand, offers complimentary breakfast and free local phone calls, the Best Guest(SM) and Best Guest Silver Edition(SM) frequent guest programs.
Commented Terry Wynia, president of Hospitality Associates, “USFS shares our forward-thinking philosophy and dedication to quality. We look forward to working with USFS and expanding the Best product throughout the western U.S.” Hospitality Associates is the developer/manager of 70 hotels in the western U.S., including the Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and the Comfort Inn Broadway and Country Inn on Sullivan in Spokane, Washington.
Hospitality Associates entered into an alliance with USFS earlier this year to build and/or convert 14 Bests throughout the West and Midwest U.S. In addition to Hawaii, the properties are located in Baker, Calif.; Caldwell and Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; Belgrade/Bozeman, Mont.; Battle Mountain and Las Vegas, Nev.; Bend, Ore.; Orem and Provo, Utah, and Kent, Ritzville, Spokane and Vancouver, Wash.
Laie Best Inn
The Laie Best Inn is a two-story, 49 room property with single, double and suite accommodations. There is private beach access, an outdoor pool and barbeque area, continental breakfast, meeting space and room service. The hotel is adjacent to the Polynesian Cultural Center, and near Waimea Falls Park, Kualoa Ranch, Brigham Young University and the Historic LDS Hawaii Temple. Guests can also enjoy world-class surfing and other watersports.
About Hospitality Associates, Inc.
Hospitality Associates, Inc., based in Spokane, Washington, was established by Terry Wynia in 1978 with the Spokane House Hotel. Now with more than 600 employees, Hospitality Associates specializes in the development, construction, renovation and management of hotels and motels. Wynia’s hotels distinguish themselves by offering the best quality in the most desirable locations at the lowest possible price. Most properties offer whirlpools, conference rooms and other amenities, not often found in economy and mid-priced hotels.
Wynia has over 30 years experience in the hotel and food service industry, working for such nationally recognized hotels as Marriott, Westin, Quality Inns, Holiday Inns and Ramada Inns. He has a B.A. degree in Advertising/Public Relations from Brigham Young University and a M.S. degree in Hotel and Food Service Management from Florida International University. The American Hotel Motel Association awarded Wynia the distinction of Certified Hotel Administrator, and he has taught hospitality management at a number of universities.
Contact: Craig Huish Best Inn, Laie, Oahu, Hawaii, 808-293-9282, or Jessica Ploszaj U.S. FranchiseSystems, Inc. 404-235-5780, email@example.com http://www.bestinn.com Also See: Diamond Inc. Opens Utah’s Third Best Inn in Salt Lake City / May 1999