Microtel Inn & Suites Hotel Breaks Ground in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada With Brand's Innovative New Prototype Design

    ATLANTA, June 17 /CNW/ -- Ontarinns Inc. of Toronto has broken ground on
a 74-room Microtel Inn & Suites hotel at 811 Athlone Avenue in Woodstock,
Ontario, Canada.  The hotel -- scheduled to open in early 2009 -- is located
at the intersection of Highways 401 and 403 in a rapidly growing area of
Ontario.  Nearby are Woodstock Raceway & Slots, Fanshawe College, and Toyota
Motor Manufacturing of Canada.
    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/MICROTELLOGO )
    Microtel Inns & Suites is the award-winning chain of all new-construction
economy/limited service hotels.  The new Woodstock hotel will showcase the
brand's award-winning prototype design, and boast a contemporary and
streamlined, yet practical environment, with unexpected enhancements that
guests would not ordinarily expect to find in an economy hotel.
    "We are excited to bring the Microtel concept to Woodstock and
surrounding Oxford County, a quickly growing region located on Canada's main
highway in the heart of Southwestern Ontario," said Henry Lowry, President of
Ontarinns Inc., which also owns and operates Microtel's first hotel in Canada
that opened in Parry Sound, Ontario in 2006.  "The Microtel brand is an
excellent fit for this area and will serve the growing demand of business and
leisure travelers for quality and comfortable accommodations at a competitive
    The three-story Microtel Inn & Suites in Woodstock will offer single,
double and suite accommodations.  With the new design, the hotel's color
palette will integrate rich, deep colors to create a comfortable, inviting
atmosphere and consistent theme throughout.  All guestrooms will feature a
flat-panel television, sleek granite countertops, and desk units with easily
accessible power and data ports.  Suites, equipped with Microtel's signature
MicroKitchen(TM), will be divided into four 'zones' with ample space to work,
eat, sleep and relax.
    Amenities will include free WIFI in all guestrooms; free local calls and
phones with data port and voice mail; Microtel's new complimentary Get Up and
Joe(TM) daily continental breakfast, indoor swimming pool; fitness center;
meeting room, and guest laundry.  In addition, the hotel will feature the
stylish Microtel Dream Well(TM) bedding with plush pillow-top mattress and
high quality 200-thread count white linens with triple sheeting.
    There are currently 331 Microtel hotels open and under construction
worldwide.  Additional Microtels in Canada are being developed in London,
Ontario; Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Halifax, Kentville and Sydney, Nova Scotia;
Fredericton, Moncton and St. John, New Brunswick; and St. John's (Airport),
    About Microtel Inns & Suites
    The brand's new design -- being launched at all new Microtel hotels --
was created last November as an outgrowth of a competition that Microtel
sponsored with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta,
Georgia.  It has received "Best Guestroom Design" in the limited-service
category in the HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design Awards competition, and
Lodging Hospitality magazine's 2008 "Chain Leadership Award."
    For the sixth consecutive year, Microtel has been ranked highest in guest
satisfaction among economy hotel chains in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007
North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM).
    Microtel is a sponsor of The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
(SATH) and is known as the preferred hotel chain for travelers with
disabilities.  For hotel reservations, visit http://www.microtelinn.com or
http://espanol.microtelinn.com, or contact 1-800-771-7171, TDD 1-800-824-2082,
or 1-888-304-6835 (Spanish speaking).  Members of the MicroPass(TM) frequent
guest program earn a one night free hotel stay after nine night stays at any
location.  All hotels are independently owned and operated.


For further information:

For further information: Barbara Wiener-Fischhof, US Franchise Systems, 
Inc., +1-404-235-7400, barbara.wiener.fischhof@usfsi.com Web Site:
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