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Microtel Inns & Suites Checks-in with Free Local, Long Distance Calls, Wireless High Speed Internet Access and More for Guests Nationwide

Aug 5, 2004


Contact:Barbara Wiener-Fischhof
404-235-7400
barbara.wiener.fischhof@usfsi.com


Microtel Inns & Suites Checks-in with Free Local, Long Distance Calls, Wireless High Speed Internet Access and More for Guests Nationwide

First Budget Chain to Offer Free Telecommunications Amenities, Online Check-In and -Out

ATLANTA – Ever wished that you could check-in to a reasonably-priced hotel room and enjoy free local phone calls, free long distance calls to anywhere in the continental U.S., free wireless high speed Internet access, and more?

Now, Microtel Inn & Suites -- the chain of all newly-constructed, interior corridor economy hotels -- will become the first budget brand to offer guests free local and long distance calls, and free wireless high speed Internet access in every room in all its hotels, along with advance online check-in and check-out. With unprecedented access to Microtel online folio data, guests can pre-register online and head straight to their guestrooms when they arrive, and also virtually avoid the check-out process.

The wide-sweeping program – known as “Project Reveille” – will greatly extend the scope of complimentary telecommunications services and time-saving conveniences available to Microtel guests. The new services will be available in all Microtels nationwide by the end of this year.

According to Mike Leven, president and CEO of Atlanta-based U.S. Franchise Systems (USFS), parent company of the franchisor of the brand, “Microtel has raised the bar on the scope of amenities that hotels can offer guests. These services are groundbreaking and singular to Microtel, and what has made us the leader in the economy-budget segment.”

Microtel is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the U.S., and for the second consecutive year, has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among the economy/budget hotel chains by J.D. Power and Associates. As of December 31, 2003, there were 266 Microtels open or under construction in the U.S. and four other countries. All properties offer free continental breakfast and travelers can enjoy membership in MicroPass™, the frequent quest program where guests can earn free stays. For reservations, contact 1-888-771-7171 toll-free, or visit Microtel online at http://www.microtelinn.com to access information and make reservations instantly.

All Microtel Inns & Suites are independently owned and operated.