updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
Founded in 1974, Super 8 Motels has been franchising since 1976 and has more than 2,000 locations all over the United States and Canada. Super 8′s name is resulting from only one of its kind room rate, which is $8.88 per night when the first location opened in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The company has earned a status for homely and contented stay in over 100 abroad locations. The major quality attached to their business philosophy is quality at the low cost. Super 8′s parent company, Cendant, owns hotel franchisors Travelodge Hotels, Days Inns, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Knights Inn, Wingate Inns and Villager, in addition to Jackson Hewitt Tax Services and several real estate franchisors.
Franchise Review Written By: danstrauss
It had always been my dream to own a hotel. When I found myself in between hospitality management jobs, I decided to take my life savings and search for an affordable hotel franchise. There were many to choose from, but I soon discovered that Super 8 matched not only my available budget, but also my personal philosophy in hospitality.
With over two thousand locations around the U.S. and Canada, Super 8 has been capitalizing on its philosophy to provide quality accommodations at a low price since 1976. They are a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group and a sister company to such well known name brands as Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, and Days Inn. Fifteen percent of their franchisees own more than one hotel location. I was pleased to see that they were expanding around the U.S. and world, and that they offer exclusive territories with the franchise.
The training and support for this franchise has made a big difference for my experience. They started me with a five day training program at the Parsippany, New Jersey headquarters. They then came to our new location and organized two days of training for my staff. Super 8 also offered me regional workshops and specifically tailored property training. On top of this, they gave me good marketing support with promotions in the national media. I also benefit from purchasing cooperatives, a toll free support line, the company newsletter, and various meetings that they organize.
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