ONE Lodging Management Inc. unveiled the 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 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.
Executives and leadership teams from Wyndham Hotel Group, ONE Lodging Management Inc. and American Hotel Income Properties REIT gather to celebrate the unveiling of Baymont Inn & Suites Wellington, KS.
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.
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