VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 20, 2017) – ONE Lodging Management Inc. (“ONE”) is proud to unveil Baymont Inn & Suites Wellington, Kan., one of 44 Oak Tree Inn hotels now converted to three of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands as part of an unprecedented agreement announced last month.
“Over the past month and a half, we’ve transitioned three or four hotels each day to a Baymont Inn & Suites®, a Travelodge®, or a Super 8® brand” says Robert Pratt, President of ONE Lodging Management. Mr. Pratt continued, “It’s all about appealing to a wider audience and Wyndham’s brand recognition, reach in the economy lodging segment, and their award-winning loyalty program will ensure our hotels stay competitive in their markets.”
Attendees for the milestone event comprised Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive team including President and CEO Geoff Ballotti as well as leadership from the company’s development team and Baymont Inn & Suites, Travelodge and Super 8 brands. Kevin Brickner, Vice President of Development and Wyndham’s lead on establishing the unprecedented agreement, congratulated the team on the 44 successful conversions. From ONE Lodging Management’s executive team, Robert Pratt, President; Bruce Pittet, Senior Vice President of Operations; and Brett Sundstrom, Managing Director of Lodging Enterprises as well as from the hotel ownership group, Ian McAuley, President of American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP were also present for the celebratory unveiling.
Yesterday’s property unveilings included two Baymont Inn & Suites in Wellington, Kan. and Yuma, Ariz.; and one Travelodge, also in Wellington, Kan. In total, ONE Lodging Management has converted 28 hotels to Travelodge®, 15 hotels to the Baymont Inn & Suites® brand, and two hotels to Super 8® properties. One Days Inn property remaining with its existing Wyndham brand. Following the transition, ONE Lodging Management will operate 47 hotels licensed under a Wyndham brand.
“The ONE Lodging team has over 30 years of experience operating all segments of hotels across the United States and in Canada; we are confident that they are the perfect partners as we continue expanding our iconic brands with 44 new hotels to the Wyndham portfolio by year end in the places everyday travelers want to be,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.
ABOUT ONE LODGING MANAGEMENT INC.
Based in Vancouver, Canada and with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Wichita, Kansas; ONE Lodging Management operates close to 120 hotels totaling more than 12,000 guestrooms across nearly 35 states in the U.S. and one province in Canada. ONE Lodging Management Inc. is the exclusive manager for American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP’s 115 hotels. For more information, visit www.onelodging.com.
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group, a hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,300 hotels and over 708,500 rooms in 78 countries under the following brands: The Trademark Hotel Collection®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and the recently-acquired AmericInn. Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 53 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 30,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.