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hihotels by Hospitality International Announces 2022 Award Winners

Six properties and top vendor win annual awards (ATLANTA, February 1, 2023) – hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 awards. These six properties rose above all the nominees in meeting and exceeding the company’s…

hihotels Welcomes the Red Carpet Inn Edison, NJ

hihotels by Hospitality International is pleased to announce the addition of the Red Carpet Inn in Edison, NJ to our franchise family. Owned by Bharat ‘Raj’ Naik, the 42-room former OYO Hotel increases hihotels’ presence in the Garden State to 15 properties. The hotel in central New Jersey is conveniently located on U.S. Route 1,…

hihotels Welcomes the Red Carpet Inn Elkton, MD

hihotels by Hospitality International is pleased to announce the addition of the Red Carpet Inn in Elkton, MD to our franchise family. Owned by Rahul Patel, the 55-room former Days Inn is hihotels’ fourth property in Maryland. The hotel is conveniently located off I-95, halfway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Nestled on the northern headwaters of…

hihotels 2022 Northeast Mini-Convention Photo Recap

New staff members Patrick Cheedie (left) and Vic Vescovo (right) and Paul Vakharia help set up. hihotels franchisees are anxious to check in. President & CEO Chris Guimbellot welcomes the group and provides an update on the company. Suchi Reddy from our platinum sponsor, Visual Matrix, with an informative presentation on cybersecurity. Then, it was…

hihotels Hires Industry Veterans Vic Vescovo and Patrick Cheedie

hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, is thrilled to announce the hirings of industry veterans Vic Vescovo and Patrick Cheedie as Franchise Development and Assurance & Marketing Program Directors.

hihotels Welcomes the Scottish Inns & Suites Hitchcock, TX

hihotels by Hospitality International is pleased to announce the addition of the Scottish Inns & Suites hotel in Hitchcock, Texas to our franchise family. Owned by Nareshkumar Patel, Tejal Patel and Ishv Madhu Patel, the 25-room new construction opened for business on July 4. The hotel is conveniently located on Highway 6, just 20 minutes…

hihotels Welcomes the Scottish Inns – Bakersfield, CA

hihotels by Hospitality International is pleased to announce the addition of the Scottish Inns hotel in Bakersfield, California to our franchise family. Owned by Ken Patel, the 62-room former Knights Inn is hihotels’ first property in Bakersfield, which is California’s ninth-most populous city. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Bakersfield and is…

Something to Consider: How Healthy is Your Gross Operating Profit Post, Post-COVID?

By Ruben Reyes, Assurance & Marketing Program Director   According to AAA, more than 50 million travelers were expected to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, and 95% of these vacationers were expected to travel by car. These travel statistics reached pre-pandemic levels and were just 4% below 2019 levels, according to…

Something to Consider: Performance-Based Marketing

By Ruben Reyes, Assurance & Marketing Program Director   In a recent article, I talked about the importance of working with online travel agencies – to increase your hotel’s bookings and improve your online presence. One of the perks that goes along with working with an OTA is that your property’s listing is not only…

Tips to Manage Your Hotel’s Social Media Program

Social media is a commitment, but not an overwhelming task. If you (or you and your trusted staff members) devote time weekly toward social media, you will see strong growth over time. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results overnight. It takes time for your pages to gain traction, but once they do, you…

hihotels Launches New Consumer Website

hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new-build hotels for economy lodging, is pleased to announce the launch of its new consumer website at stayhihotels.com.

Staffing Your Hotel Post-Pandemic

By James Kennedy, Assurance & Marketing Program Director An insightful article I recently read titled “When Demand Returns, Will Your Hotel be Staffed Correctly?” by the president of Hospitality Performance Systems, Inc., got me thinking. Among the points it made regarding hotel staffing post-pandemic was to consider focusing on the short-term needs of your hotel….

hihotels Welcomes the Red Carpet Inn College Park, MD

hihotels by Hospitality International is pleased to announce the addition of the Red Carpet Inn in College Park, MD to our franchise family. Owned by Naginbhai and Indumati Patel, the 23-room former Econo Lodge is hihotels’ fifth property in the Washington metropolitan area. The hotel is conveniently located directly off of the I-495 beltway, just…

Maximize Your Marketing Exposure with Your Brand

Taking a proactive marketing approach in a very competitive hospitality industry is important in order to stay one step ahead of other hotels in your market. If you’re with a national brand, understanding the marketing campaigns the franchise places and resources offered to assist your property at a local level are good starting points.  …