The Budgetel hotel brand, operated by America’s Best Franchising Inc., will open five new properties within the next 30 days. The new hotels will increase the size of the brand by one-third, bringing to 20 the number of properties in operation in nine states and one international location – China – with a total of 1,544 rooms.
Opening this week is the new Budgetel property in Kissimmee, Florida with 170 rooms, while four other properties are opening by December 1:
Macon, Georgia – 80 rooms
Redding, California – 80 rooms
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – 66 rooms
South Lake Tahoe, California – 28 rooms
“This growth is a solid vote of confidence, especially in the current economic environment, for the brand and for our franchise support system,” said Doug Collins, Chairman and CEO of America’s Best Franchising Inc., which assumed operation of the brand in November of 2008 under a multi-year licensing agreement.
“Budgetel is a valuable accommodations option both for franchisees and for the traveling public,” added Collins, about the brand which was first introduced in 1974. “It is a great name with a strong history in the hospitality industry, yet it is an under-penetrated brand, so we certainly see continued growth opportunities both domestically and internationally.”
Atlanta-based America’s Best Franchising operates more than 300 hotels in almost 20 countries under six brand names – America’s Best Inns & Suites, Budgetel Inns & Suites, Country Hearth Inns & Suites, Parkside Hotels & Resorts, and 3 Palms Resorts.