Mid-scale hotel company AmericInn has completed a substantial expansion with the addition of five franchised hotels owned by Summit Hotel Properties of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The properties, all formerly branded as Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotels, are managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. The hotels are located in Salina, Kansas; Missoula, Montana; Twin Falls, Idaho; Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Golden, Colorado.
In a statement Dan Hansen, president and CEO of Summit Hotel Properties, said the decision to franchise with AmericInn was based on the brand’s strong value proposition, its scale and the comprehensive support provided to the Summit organization.
“We had several viable franchises to choose from and are very pleased to be partnering with such a well respected franchisor that is committed to growth and adding value,” said Hansen. “We look forward to generating new levels of success for these properties through this partnership.”
Summit Hotel Properties is a publicly traded hotel group which owns 66 hotels in 19 states across the United States, focusing exclusively on premium-branded limited-service and select-services hotels.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts says it is the United States’ largest independent hotel management company, owning and managing over 62,000 rooms in 39 states.
The announcement comes shortly after another multi-unit developer, Tharaldson Development, converted one of its 220 properties to the AmericInn brand – a hotel in Topeka, Kansas.
“We are pursuing an ambitious growth strategy focused on adding high–quality, multi-unit hotel developers to AmericInn,” said Ron Burgett, executive vice president of development for AmericInn. “Adding these three well-respected developers and operators to AmericInn is a strong reinforcement to the brand value and organizational growth momentum.”
AmericInn says it expects to announce additional new locations soon, including both new-construction and franchise-conversion hotels.
Mid-scale lodging chain AmericInn has more than 250 locations open or under development in 31 U.S. states. The brand aims to provide an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering excellent rates and amenities such as free AmericInn Perk hot breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet, swimming pools and Easy Rewards.
AmericInn is part of Northcott Hospitality, which has owned and developed franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information or reservations visit www.AmericInn.com or call 1-800-634-3444.