CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - MasterBUILT Hotels, a joint venture between Superior Lodging Corp. - one of Canada's largest and most successful hotel developers renowned for establishing the Super 8 and Wingate by Wyndham brands in Canada - and Jayman MasterBUILT, one of Canada's premier residential builder developers over the past three decades - celebrated the opening of Microtel's first Canadian prototype hotel in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
Estevan's newest and most anticipated hotel is situated on King Street with convenient access to shopping, dining, entertainment, the Leisure Centre, and Civic Auditorium just a few blocks away. The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Estevan (www.microtelestevan.com) is the city's first hotel to offer guests an indoor pool and waterslide and features an extensive range of complimentary amenities: deluxe hot continental breakfast, coffee, high-speed wireless Internet, weekday newspaper, indoor water park with hot tub, fitness center, parking and business centre. Guests also have access to valet cleaning service, a copy/fax / printing service, and a locker room for oilfield workers to store their gear.
"It gives us great pleasure to be able to open our very first Microtel by Wyndham in Estevan and provide the community with modern, high quality accommodation that meets the demands of today's business and leisure traveler" said, Eric Watson, VP of development. "With a booming economy and strong demand for quality lodging in the region, Estevan was a natural choice to launch our Microtel by Wyndham concept in Canada."
The opening of the hotel has created ~20 permanent jobs with most of the positions being filled by local Estevan residents. "We couldn't be more pleased by the positive feedback and warm reception from the local community and we look forward to becoming a partner and contributor to Estevan's future growth" stated, Marc Staniloff, Co-Chairman of MasterBUILT Hotels. "As a new business in Estevan, we are delighted to support the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation with a $5000 donation to aid in sustaining ongoing development of advanced healthcare for the community".
The Microtel in Estevan is the first hotel of an extensive development plan by MasterBUILT Hotels that calls for the opening of 75 Microtel by Wyndham hotels in Canada over the next twenty-five years. The next Microtel is slated to open in Timmins, ON later this year with construction scheduled to commence on hotels in Weyburn, SK, Lloydminster, SK, Fort McMurray, AB, Red Deer, AB, Blackfalds, AB over the next 6 months. There are currently two other Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham open in Canada in Woodstock and Parry Sound, ON, both of which represent the brand's older design concept.
"In addition to the hotels already in the development permitting stages, we currently have equity funds committed and sites identified in more than ten additional markets which we intend to execute on over the next 36 months. Our Microtel concept has been designed and will be purpose-built for the Canadian lodging landscape and we ultimately believe that it will quickly become one of the country's most recognizable and beloved brands by guests and hotel owners alike" said Mr. Watson.
MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd. (www.MasterBUILTHotels.com) combines the national hotel development expertise of Superior Lodging Corp. - recently ranked as Canada's third largest hotel development company - with the proven entrepreneurial building solutions of Jayman MasterBUILT - Alberta's largest residential and multi-family construction company - into a dynamic vertically integrated hotel development, construction and operating company. The company owns the territorial development rights to the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham brand in Canada and develops the hotels both corporately and through partnerships with 3rd party owners / franchisees.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is an award winning brand with more than 320 hotels in the United States, South America and Asia. Microtel hotels are independently owned and operated under franchisee agreements with Microtel Inn & Suites Franchising, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), the largest hotel group in the world.
Image with caption: "Microtel Inn Suites in Estevan SK - Guest Room (CNW Group/MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121101_C3197_PHOTO_EN_19989.jpg
SOURCE: MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd.
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Eric Watson, VP Development
MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd.