Four Properties Activated into hihotels System

Three Scottish Inns open in Texas; Passport Inn goes live in Pennsylvania

(ATLANTA, October 18, 2023) – hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, today announced the activation of four properties –Scottish Inns in Austin, Forest Hill and Hankamer, Texas and a Passport Inn in Paradise, Pennsylvania.

The Scottish Inns & Suites in Austin, Texas is a former Rodeway Inn. The 35-room hotel is located in downtown Austin just off Interstate 35 and East Highway 290. It offers easy access to the 6th Street Entertainment District and the University of Texas campus, and is a short drive to the Austin Zoo and Austin Convention Center. The smoke-free property offers free Wi-Fi and has an onsite restaurant.

The Scottish Inns hotel in Forest Hill, Texas is a 46-room new construction. The property is conveniently located along Mansfield Highway, just a half mile from I-20 and 10 miles from downtown Fort Worth. The property offers non-smoking rooms, free Wi-Fi and a guest laundry facility.

The Scottish Inns hotel in Hankamer, Texas is a former Palace Inn with 40 rooms. It is conveniently located off I-10 between Baytown and Beaumont, close to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Trinity River Waterbird Rookery. The pet-friendly property offers free Wi-Fi, grab ‘n go breakfast and a guest laundry facility.

The Passport Inn in Paradise, Pennsylvania is hihotels’ 20th property in the Keystone State. The 25-room former Rodeway Inn is conveniently located along Route 30, less than 10 miles from Lancaster, which is the home of Dutch Wonderland, the Tanger Outlets and Franklin & Marshall College. The smoke-free property is pet friendly and offers free Wi-Fi.

“I’m very pleased to announce these strategic openings, especially being able to strengthen our presence in the key Texas Triangle of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio with the additions in Austin and Forest Hill. Adding these four properties continues our smart growth approach of focusing more on hotels that are in good locations, are high quality and have ownership that has a desire to work together to achieve success for both their hotel and their franchise system,” said hihotels President & CEO Chris Guimbellot.

Featuring five distinct brands – Scottish Inns, Red Carpet Inn, Master Hosts Inns, Downtowner Inns and Passport Inn – hihotels is attracting more and more hoteliers thanks to its unique franchising model that delivers customized support, advanced technology and overall value.

For more information about franchising with hihotels, visit or contact us at 800-892-8405 or

About Hospitality International, Inc.

Hospitality International, Inc. has offered inexpensive franchising alternatives for hotel owners and developers since 1982. Our five distinct economy brands offer franchisees a choice of franchise opportunities to best suit their particular market, geographic area and personal business needs, while delivering customized support, advanced technology and overall value.


Posted in