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Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 19, 2005, 07:02:29 PM
It seems like everybody wanted to talk about hotels so much on the random photo page, I've decided to start a thread on it. If this isn't allowed, I'll move it to general lol

to start off, here's a sleep inn. I like Sleep's old logo with the sun much better than the new one. The old one was so much more comfortable-looking than the new one. This one had the old logo, I think it was replaced with the new one maybe 2 or 3 years ago. I think this place was built in the early 90's (Sleep's been around since 1988)


Title: Hotels
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 19, 2005, 07:34:24 PM
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Originally posted by Jag67
It seems like everybody wanted to talk about hotels so much on the random photo page, I've decided to start a thread on it. If this isn't allowed, I'll move it to general lol

to start off, here's a sleep inn. I like Sleep's old logo with the sun much better than the new one. The old one was so much more comfortable-looking than the new one.




I was thinking about posting a thread for this

and yes I liked the old sun much better too:yup:


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 19, 2005, 07:45:26 PM
Here are other new logos.  Again, i don't think the new logos are better .

The Red Roof logo looks spray painted and Radisson's does not look very upscale for that hotel chain.


Title: Hotels
Post by: store215 on May 19, 2005, 07:47:06 PM
I don't like the new Comfort Inn logo...it looks ugly


(http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2004_4th/ComforInnNewLogo.jpeg)
^New


(http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2004_4th/ComfortInnOldLogo.jpeg)
^old


Title: Hotels
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 19, 2005, 07:51:40 PM
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Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
Quote
Originally posted by Jag67
It seems like everybody wanted to talk about hotels so much on the random photo page, I've decided to start a thread on it. If this isn't allowed, I'll move it to general lol

to start off, here's a sleep inn. I like Sleep's old logo with the sun much better than the new one. The old one was so much more comfortable-looking than the new one.




I was thinking about posting a thread for this

and yes I liked the old sun much better too:yup:


As I stated before I prefered the sun logo but it made all the chains look the same

I'd have to admit the new logos are very distinctive in differences of variety but they don't look as great and prefessional like the sun did

at pic below

old logos at top
new/current ones at bottom;)


Title: Hotels
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 19, 2005, 08:15:00 PM
my idea for comfort inn's new logos:yup:


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 20, 2005, 04:27:16 AM
EWWW RED ROOF CHANGED THEIR LOGO TOO???!!!! Aww!!

BTW, I absolutely HATE Raddison's new logo. I LOVED the old logo. Like Sleep Inn's/Quality's/Clarion's/Comort's, it was much more comfortable looking. Red Roof's and radisson's are too "casual" looking, which I don't like.

Here's one with the old logo-


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 20, 2005, 06:46:58 AM
Yeah, Red Roof ruined a good logo !!

Days Inn has a classic logo and it looks great.  I hope they'll keep it instead of spending on a new crazy style.

Motel 6 also changed their logo a few years ago:


Title: Hotels
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 20, 2005, 01:22:32 PM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Yeah, Red Roof ruined a good logo !!

Days Inn has a classic logo and it looks great.  I hope they'll keep it instead of spending on a new crazy style.

Motel 6 also changed their logo a few years ago:




I agree Days Inn has a great logo it just have a funny name lol:insane: but I wouldn't change it!;)

At least motel 6's logo still keep the classic 6 and doesn't look as bad as the rest of those other logo remakes!:yup:


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on May 21, 2005, 01:55:00 AM
I work for Choice Hotels.  The reason the logo's were all changed from the "sun" logo's to what they are not was in fact to differentiate the brands from each other.  Most people didnt understand why it would cost $49.95 a night to stay at a Sleep Inn and 149.95 per night to stay at a Clarion.
All the others fell in line btw the two price points.  Choice hotels also owns Econolodge and Rodeway Inn's but you rarely see them advertise those chains names withe other more modern ones (all listed in this post earlier).

I didnt like the change from the "sun's" either, but from a business side, it makes a lot of sense.  

Interesting point to be made.  All Sleep Inn's are built as brand new buildings.  Sleep Inns are NEVER conversions from other hotel chains.  :yup:


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 04:40:33 PM
interestingggg....

Here's a few hote pics I was able to get passsing thru michigan and canada. here's a hampton.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 04:42:19 PM
here's a quality. This was formerly another motel. We stayed here twice and it wasn't that great. ok though. (btw the 1st time we stayed here in 2002 it still had the old sun logos. when we came back in 2003 they were changed to the new ones


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:35:27 PM
Dearborn Inn, owned by mariott. This is the side enterance (forgot to get a pic of the front.) This is where we stayed last nite. Built in 1931 with additions in 1937, 1960, and 1989.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:36:00 PM
here's another Hampton.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:36:31 PM
Econo Lodge


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:40:23 PM
Travelodge.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:41:29 PM
Sleep Inn. I believe this was built in 2002, but I'm not sure.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:42:10 PM
Nother travelodge


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:45:29 PM
super 8


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:49:25 PM
a days inn. This one looks really cool at nite with all the purple neon lights.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:49:59 PM
nother super 8


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 22, 2005, 06:52:04 PM
Do you guys ever seen Journey's End Motels ??  It was a major canadian hotel chain.  They had hundreds of motels in Canada.  The motels were built as brand new buildings with the same style.

They had 12 motels in NY state, 1 in Springfield MA, 1 in Maine, 1 in RI and two in CT.  In Canada, they were replaced with Choice brands like Comfort and Quality Inn.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:52:17 PM
best western


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:56:21 PM
another Travelodge


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 22, 2005, 06:58:31 PM
I don't think I'd wanna stay here.


Title: Hotels
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 22, 2005, 08:02:38 PM
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Originally posted by Jag67
I don't think I'd wanna stay here.



WOW REALLY OLD SCHOOL LOL!:insane:


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 24, 2005, 04:40:31 AM
This one was formerly an Executive Inn then a Radisson and then a Park Plaza..It was built in 1960 as Exec. and was heavilly renovated in 1984 (cant you tell??) and became a Radisson. In 2002 it became PP but when PP bought the place the quality of this hotel really went down...So much that there was mold growing on the windows!!! It closed in July 2004.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 24, 2005, 04:50:09 AM
Days Inn


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 24, 2005, 04:50:38 AM
Holiday inn Express


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 24, 2005, 04:51:10 AM
crappy pic of a hampton


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 24, 2005, 04:54:16 AM
Millenium. This was built in 1972 or 73 as a Sheraton, and was a Sheraton up until recently. It became Millenium a few months ago. My aunt and uncle had their wedding reception here in 1995 and it was really fun (even though I was only 4 I still remember it!!)

BTW to tell you the truth I do kinda like Comfort's new logo..at least they kept the Sun!! LONG LIVE THE SUN!!!!


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:17:28 AM
I know the ananoymous (excuse my spelling) guy who has put this whole board into a state of chaos isn't very happy with this topic, but i dont care, I'm keeping it going.


Here's a Red Carpet inn. This one looks older.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:19:32 AM
another travelodge


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:20:08 AM
dark pic of a super 8


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:20:42 AM
an older Comfort


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:21:12 AM
A courtyard marriott


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:22:02 AM
A mariott on top of an office building!!


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:23:01 AM
A ramada. This is supposed to become a Doubletree soon.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:23:55 AM
a very old 60's Hilton. (sorry about the quality)


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 28, 2005, 09:25:19 AM
a pretty old sheraton. (again, sorry about the quality)


Title: Hotels
Post by: BillyGr on May 28, 2005, 07:26:00 PM
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Originally posted by Jag67

Here's a Red Carpet inn. This one looks older.


It seems that some of the chains (Red Carpet being one, Econo/Travel Lodge I know of also) have been used on pre-existing, formerly independent, often older & smaller motels - in order to get the benefits of a known name and the services that come with it, assumably.  The only problem with that is that when you see a listing for one of these, you really have no idea what it will be like.


Title: Hotels
Post by: amesman on May 29, 2005, 09:10:21 AM
Now, come on guys. No one's posted a pic of a Howard Johnson's..lol


Title: Hotels
Post by: amesman on May 29, 2005, 09:16:00 AM
Hey, Jag, are the majority of these Buffalo area hotels?


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 29, 2005, 09:20:25 AM
The Best Western in Waterville ME, a former Hojo.  My pics are now featured on Hojo website: www.autoage.org

:yup:


Title: Hotels
Post by: amesman on May 29, 2005, 10:11:27 AM
I have seen those pictures. Very awesome!


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on May 29, 2005, 10:55:26 AM
Quote
Originally posted by amesman
Hey, Jag, are the majority of these Buffalo area hotels?


Actually, some are Buffalo, some are Michigan, some are canada, and some are in Pensylvania (I do quite a bit of traveling). I'd say theyre all about even. Quite a bit are from the Buffalo area though.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 29, 2005, 11:01:57 AM
Do you guys remember Susse Chalet ??  I liked this hotel chain.  They had nice, recent motels troughout the northeast.  I liked their logo and name too because it was different than the usual words "inn" or "lodge" .

They had around 35 hotels and most of them were new constructions with a common style.

Some locations featured a bedside control center wich is probably inspired by Hojo's pamper panel.

Check out this link to a former Susse Chalet in Plymouth NH.  Its now a Best Inn but the old website remains

http://www.watervillevalleyregion.com/SusseChalet/


Title: Hotels
Post by: amesman on May 29, 2005, 11:48:02 AM
Ok Jag, thanks. I do a bit of traveling myself..heh. I'm hopefully coming out to Buffalo this summer to visit friends..

And, Zayre, I do remember Susse Chalet. There were two in Albany, but one is now an Econo Lodge, and the other is now a Holiday Inn Express.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 29, 2005, 12:26:04 PM
Quote
Originally posted by amesman
And, Zayre, I do remember Susse Chalet. There were two in Albany, but one is now an Econo Lodge, and the other is now a Holiday Inn Express.


I remember passing by it in 1996 with my parents.  We finally stayed at the Days Inn Albany/Colonie !


Title: Hotels
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:17:19 AM
i compley for got to post my pictures heh hears a Hilton Garden inn in Danbury CT


Title: Hotels
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:18:14 AM
hears a Sheration in Danburry CT looks liek it was bult in the 1970's


Title: Hotels
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:19:20 AM
and hears a Holtel callm Bel Air lol


Title: Hotels
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:22:16 AM
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Originally posted by amesman
Now, come on guys. No one's posted a pic of a Howard Johnson's..lol



lol i dident forget hears a Former Howard Johnson's in Stradfrod CT my Anut had her weding at a Howard Johnsons in 1991


Title: Hotels
Post by: BillyGr on June 21, 2005, 11:07:13 AM
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Originally posted by amesman
And, Zayre, I do remember Susse Chalet. There were two in Albany, but one is now an Econo Lodge, and the other is now a Holiday Inn Express.

The Econo Lodge one is on Wolf Road - but the other one (if you're talking about the one off Exit 9 of I-90 in East Greenbush) is now a Fairfield Inn - The Holiday Inn Express at the same exit is a newly built (within the last couple years) hotel.  If that's not the one you meant, I don't know where else there was a Susse Chalet in the area.


Title: Hotels
Post by: truviking05 on June 21, 2005, 11:45:07 AM
Wellesley Inns? There's one in a town adjacent to mine, but I've never been to one. Mine looks like a geniune inn.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Jag67 on June 21, 2005, 04:06:59 PM
that retro run-down motel is a Best Value!!


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on June 23, 2005, 07:33:10 AM
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Originally posted by BillyGr
Quote
Originally posted by amesman
And, Zayre, I do remember Susse Chalet. There were two in Albany, but one is now an Econo Lodge, and the other is now a Holiday Inn Express.

The Econo Lodge one is on Wolf Road - but the other one (if you're talking about the one off Exit 9 of I-90 in East Greenbush) is now a Fairfield Inn - The Holiday Inn Express at the same exit is a newly built (within the last couple years) hotel.  If that's not the one you meant, I don't know where else there was a Susse Chalet in the area.


According to the 1992 brochure, there is the one on Wolf road (Albany/Colonie), and the one on route 4(East Greenbush).  The two other hotels are in Glens Falls and Spring Valley NY.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on June 28, 2005, 11:25:14 PM
Does anyone remember the old original "Knights Inn" brand?
The hotel was laid out in a white and brown painted castle setting.  Now days, the Knights Inn name is often used on converstion properties and the old original Knights Inn buildings are called something else.  Does anyone remember these from "years" ago.  Have any in your hometown you can post a pic of?


Title: Hotels
Post by: Anonymous on February 21, 2006, 08:38:46 PM
I went to a Comfort Inn in St.Louis,MO,and saw a REAL HOWARD MILLER GRANDFATHER CLOCK!Have you seen any in hotels?


Title: Hotels
Post by: d_fife on February 21, 2006, 09:27:08 PM
days inn is another. so is rennansance inn. another is red roof inn and super 8.

former is howard johnson's.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 19, 2007, 10:42:11 AM
Here is a "niche" that we have seemed to miss so far!  Hotels/motels, motor lodges, and Inns....NOW discuss! :yup:


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 19, 2007, 10:48:11 AM
Here is a classic postcard of a Ramada Inn in Evanston Wyoming.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 19, 2007, 10:49:58 AM
Tulsa OK Ramada Inn postcard


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 19, 2007, 10:51:44 AM
Classic HOLIDAY INN in Jackson Mississippi postcard.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 19, 2007, 10:54:10 AM
Here is a picture of the ICONIC HOLIDAY INN roadside sign from the 1960's through the 1970's.  How many times do you recall seeing this sign when you were traveling as a child?  :bigsmile:


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 19, 2007, 10:58:31 AM
Classic Orange County California HOLIDAY INN


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 20, 2007, 09:36:58 AM
Early 1990's Howard Johnon's Inn advertisement.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 21, 2007, 12:11:21 AM
This is a postcard of the "Original" very first Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge ever.  It was located in Savannah GA.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 21, 2007, 11:25:56 AM
This is the former McCurdy hotel in Evansville IN.  It was later used as a retirement complex and is being reworked for Condo usage.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 22, 2007, 03:01:06 PM
Vintage Charelston SC Holiday Inn postcard.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 22, 2007, 03:10:05 PM
The Vega Strip...back in the 60's


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 22, 2007, 09:26:56 PM
A current Horne's motel/restaurant location that still excists today!


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 22, 2007, 09:27:26 PM
And by night.....


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on May 01, 2007, 09:55:28 AM
Roadside motel


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on May 02, 2007, 07:29:34 AM
The Rio...Las Vegas Nevada


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 05, 2007, 02:59:14 PM
Days Inn came out with a new logo... i liked the old one better.   The website currently shows the old one.  It will probably take some time before the logo appears on all hotels, brochures and tiny soaps and shampoos.


Title: Hotels
Post by: HoJofan206 on May 06, 2007, 11:50:11 AM
Missouri roadside motel


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on June 30, 2007, 10:37:29 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Do you guys remember Susse Chalet ??  I liked this hotel chain.  They had nice, recent motels troughout the northeast.  I liked their logo.

They had around 35 hotels and most of them were new constructions with a common style.

Check out this link to a former Susse Chalet in Plymouth NH.  Its now a Best Inn but the old website remains

http://www.watervillevalleyregion.com/SusseChalet/


Many former Susse Chalet Hotels.  A lot of them became Fairfield Inns.  One of them changed brand again to become a LaQuinta Inn.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on October 05, 2007, 09:10:24 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Jag67
a Sleep Inn. I hate sleep inn's new logo. I like the old one with the cool sun thingy...


Here are all the logo changes that occured in the past years.  The best to me are Best Western, Days Inn and Comfort that are still classic in a way.  The worst changes are Radisson, Econo Lodge and Red Roof Inns.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 03, 2008, 12:55:57 PM
New Super 8 logo...  :(


Title: Hotels
Post by: mikey7290 on May 03, 2008, 09:06:50 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Days Inn came out with a new logo... i liked the old one better.   The website currently shows the old one.  It will probably take some time before the logo appears on all hotels, brochures and tiny soaps and shampoos.


The Days Inn in Watertown NY just lost its Denny's.  Now the owner says he is trying to get another restaurant in there.  He is also saying that he might even switch the hotel to another chain as well.  Not too much to choose from, though.  There's already a Quality Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada and Best Western there.


Title: Hotels
Post by: GothicPrincess on May 04, 2008, 05:17:25 AM
just swap the words and make it a motel 6 lol


Title: Hotels
Post by: Marc82 on May 14, 2008, 07:09:19 AM
It's not on their website, but there was an article in The Meriden Record-Journal that The Days Inn on Route 322 in the Milldale section of Southington, CT was sold and will re-open in a few months as an Econo Lodge.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Marc82 on May 14, 2008, 07:18:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Many former Susse Chalet Hotels.  A lot of them became Fairfield Inns.  One of them changed brand again to become a LaQuinta Inn.


The Susse Chalet in Southington, CT is now a dirty and disgusting Howard Johnson Express. Review after Review for this thing talk about how dirty and gross the place is.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33931-d119810-Reviews-Howard_Johnson_Express_Southington-Southington_Connecticut.html

The place is so dirty and disgusting that there is belief among the employees of The Price Chopper next door is that when you get a room at The Howard Johnson you get 4 Mice for the price of 1.


Title: Hotels
Post by: d_fife on May 14, 2008, 07:50:49 AM
the hotels I usually stay at are like Super 8 or Motel 6 (at least it saves money) and they have free wireless. I stayed at a few hotels like Best western in HAckensack and this expensive one in Phili and there was 20 more dollars than the advertised price!!! I hated those added on costs.

in hotels I have stayed at I am happy that no one (bellboy) tries to help me with my luggage and him start grabbing it to help me. You can guess why I dont want someone to help me with my luggage.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Marc82 on May 14, 2008, 10:57:02 AM
When I went to King of Prussia, PA last summer I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. I had a great stay. I was originally gonna stay at the Motel 6 but the person I was going to be seeing told me not to stay there because someone was murdered in that hotel 10 or 15 years ago.

When my parents vacationed in Keene, New Hampshire last summer they enjoyed their stay at the Best Western. The construction didn't bother them. Nor did the fact that the workmen accidently set off the fire alarm. Their only complaint was it was hard naviagating that main drag in Keene (Route 9/Route 10) whatever because of all the congestion and the fact that they had rotaries rather than traffic lights.


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on May 21, 2008, 06:08:04 AM
Another classic logo bites the dust...

http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/funky_script_takes_eternal_hol.php


Title: Hotels
Post by: Anonymous on May 21, 2008, 07:35:09 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
and this expensive one in Phili and there was 20 more dollars than the advertised price!!! I hated those added on costs.


Did you drive a car there?  That might be why - most of the in-city type hotels charge extra for parking.


Title: Hotels
Post by: NJxxJon on May 21, 2008, 07:56:00 PM
...The days Inn Near me still has the old logo, they were doing front room work last time i remember.....


Title: Hotels
Post by: CTAmeshopper on May 29, 2008, 12:58:27 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
New Super 8 logo...  :(


you...have...got...to..be...kidding..me!!!!!:hurt:

ugh, it makes it look even cheaper looking, no sense of design what so ever, unbelievable.

This makes me glad that my Super 8 is becoming a Days Inn, they have a Days Inn logo on a tarp on the front entrance so that's what I'm assuming what will happen.

The new Days Inn logo looks so pretty compared to this one:bigsmile:


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on June 06, 2008, 06:28:15 PM
Quote
Originally posted by CTAmeshopper
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
New Super 8 logo...  :(


you...have...got...to..be...kidding..me!!!!!:hurt:

ugh, it makes it look even cheaper looking, no sense of design what so ever, unbelievable.


The Days Inn logo is way better.  The new Super 8 logo is not officially released i think, i found the new one away in the website of Wyndham hotels, owner of Super 8.  It just does not seem to fit inside the "classic frame" of the signs...

And breaking news: Wyndham to buy Microtel, Hawthorn hotel brands from Global Hyatt.

Quote
June 03, 2008: 07:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp. said Tuesday it will buy US Franchise Systems Inc., which includes the Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands, from a unit of Global Hyatt Corp.

Terms were not disclosed.

Microtel includes 292 economy hotels, with 38 more under construction. Wyndham is entering the all-suites, extended-stay market with the addition of the 91-hotel Hawthorn Suites chain.


http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/175d8309b123e083031358a3d8f74e54.htm


Title: Hotels
Post by: Marc82 on June 07, 2008, 06:22:48 PM
They're currently running a special at the Howard Johnson's Express in Southington. Rent the Honeymoon Suite and get 4 MICE in your room for the price of 2 MICE.


Title: Hotels
Post by: mikey7290 on June 07, 2008, 08:10:45 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
They're currently running a special at the Howard Johnson's Express in Southington. Rent the Honeymoon Suite and get 4 MICE in your room for the price of 2 MICE.


lol!:insane:


Title: Hotels
Post by: ameskmart1 on June 12, 2008, 01:22:09 AM
New Holiday Inn logo
(from http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/funky_script_takes_eternal_hol.php)


Title: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on April 13, 2009, 02:23:22 PM
There's been a lot of new hotel openings bewteen 2003 and 2009 in northern New England, nearly 25 new hotels have been built.

It's nice to have more options but even with increased competition, rates are not going down.  The problem is that most new hotels are Hampton Inns, Fairfield Inns, Courtyards, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites and Hilton Garden Inns.

They all are nice hotels but not the cheapest.  I would prefer to have new LaQuinta, Microtels, Red Roof Inns or Days Inns. :yup:


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: jmcnamara96 on February 18, 2010, 02:46:21 PM
Heres the old Days Inn in Hudson NH on Lowell road was torn down in 2008 for a Walgreens (Walgreens paid 1.4 Million i believe) it was kinda a eyesore i think it was across from the Hudson(Plaza)Mall

1st Days Inn    (Property Company Pictures)
New Walgreens  (Me) http://www.flickr.com/photos/45712547@N07/4335981218/


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: gu4ever on February 18, 2010, 03:18:26 PM
Heres the old Days Inn in Hudson NH on Lowell road was torn down in 2008 for a Walgreens (Walgreens paid 1.4 Million i believe) it was kinda a eyesore i think it was across from the Hudson(Plaza)Mall

1st Days Inn    (Property Company Pictures)
New Walgreens  (Me) http://www.flickr.com/photos/45712547@N07/4335981218/
I noticed the new Walgreens when I was over there, but had thought the hotel sat further back from the road so it was behind it... That hotel had always been an eyesore up until Days Inn took over and they had done some pretty extensive renovations... But now it's gone!  :-\


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: jmcnamara96 on February 18, 2010, 03:21:55 PM
Heres the old Days Inn in Hudson NH on Lowell road was torn down in 2008 for a Walgreens (Walgreens paid 1.4 Million i believe) it was kinda a eyesore i think it was across from the Hudson(Plaza)Mall

1st Days Inn    (Property Company Pictures)
New Walgreens  (Me) http://www.flickr.com/photos/45712547@N07/4335981218/
I noticed the new Walgreens when I was over there, but had thought the hotel sat further back from the road so it was behind it... That hotel had always been an eyesore up until Days Inn took over and they had done some pretty extensive renovations... But now it's gone!  :-\

I lived in husdon from 1995 to 2008 what was it before Days Inn?
at one time it was Green were all the Red is


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: jmcnamara96 on February 18, 2010, 03:27:04 PM
More Info
Property Type:Motel
Guest Rooms:40
Year Built:1985
Year Renovated:1996

Pics http://hotelsinsider.travelhero.com/index.cfm/id/2057/aid/1620/city/HUDSON/

More More Info
Features and Amenities
   24 Hour Front Desk
   Free Limited Breakfast
   Free Local Calls
   Free Parking
   Non-smoking Rooms
   Safe Deposit Box
   Truck Parking
   Limited Kitchens Available
   Air Conditioned Rooms
   AM/FM Clock/Radio in Rooms
   Hair Dryer In Rooms
   Cable Television
   Other Features: Free HBO


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on April 25, 2010, 06:52:45 AM
Motel 6 is quietly changing their logo.  The old/current one is still almost everywhere including their website, but new and renovated location can have the new one:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4550932242_12bddca783_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on May 02, 2010, 09:18:57 PM
In this weeks Bristol Observer there was a booklet about what was happening with the local Chamber of Commerce. One of the new members is The Hampton Inn on Colt Highway in Farmington. When did this open?


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: jmcnamara96 on May 03, 2010, 03:50:36 PM
Susse Chalet Info

Started in Nashua NH :o
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susse_Chalet

http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/company-structures/6558651-1.html

http://www.watervillevalleyregion.com/SusseChalet/



Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on March 09, 2012, 05:52:19 PM
A new LaQuinta just opened in a former Clarion Hotel in Manchester NH.  The hotel also used to be a Ramada Inn.

In Augusta Maine, Hampton Inn will demolish the Econo Lodge to open a new hotel in 2012. Econo Lodge formerly was a Travelodge which formerly was a Days Inn and it started as a Holiday Inn!


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 10, 2012, 10:51:56 PM
They are currently in the process of upgrading the Clarion on Hotel near ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut to a Double Tree. Massive expansion/renovation going on. Supposed to open in First Quarter 2013.

Over in Southington, CT new owners bought the majorly distressed Red Carpet Inn (formerly Traveler's Inn formerly Travel Lodge, formerly Red Roof Inn, originally Howard Johnson) in 2009 and gave it a complete overhaul and it's now a Days Inn. Really nice.

Meanwhile the Howard Johnson Express next to Price Chopper in Southington became a Knights Inn a few years back. It's still as much of a pit as it was when it was Ho-Jos. 


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: retailisking on March 12, 2012, 12:07:36 AM
The founders of the Susse Chalet brand are still very active in the hotel business, as evidenced by their recent conversion of the former Clarion in Manchester, NH to the La Quinta flag. Susse Chalet went under in part because national brands with strong awareness drive reservations. Even within the realm of national brands, some are stronger than others within different sectors of the hotel business. Knights Inn is the bottom rung of the economy sector, at least within the Wyndham portfolio of brands, and the properties that affiliate with that flag generally reflect that status.


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on March 12, 2012, 04:20:14 PM
The founders of the Susse Chalet brand are still very active in the hotel business, as evidenced by their recent conversion of the former Clarion in Manchester, NH to the La Quinta flag. Susse Chalet went under in part because national brands with strong awareness drive reservations. Even within the realm of national brands, some are stronger than others within different sectors of the hotel business. Knights Inn is the bottom rung of the economy sector, at least within the Wyndham portfolio of brands, and the properties that affiliate with that flag generally reflect that status.

I miss Susse Chalet, back then most of the newer hotels in northern New England were Susse Chalets.

The founders of Susse Chalet also own/operate the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, and they recently purchased the Fairfield Inn Merrimack to re-open it as a Holiday Inn Express.


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: Zayre88 on March 19, 2012, 05:35:54 PM
Oddly enough, the website of the former Susse Chalet in Plymouth NH is still up at this link:

http://www.watervillevalleyregion.com/SusseChalet

Probably dates back to 2000 or something.  The hotel became a Best Inn, then Red Roof Inn and is currently an EconoLodge!


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 20, 2012, 05:14:19 AM
Wow. Talk about a falling star.


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: buzz86us on September 24, 2012, 01:02:32 AM
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Originally posted by amesman
And, Zayre, I do remember Susse Chalet. There were two in Albany, but one is now an Econo Lodge, and the other is now a Holiday Inn Express.
The Econo Lodge one is on Wolf Road - but the other one (if you're talking about the one off Exit 9 of I-90 in East Greenbush) is now a Fairfield Inn - The Holiday Inn Express at the same exit is a newly built (within the last couple years) hotel.  If that's not the one you meant, I don't know where else there was a Susse Chalet in the area.
What is the Econolodge on wolf road that was a Susse Chalet now? I have never seen an econolodge on wolf road.
edit: oh it is now a Travel Lodge it looked nice when it was a Susse Chalet


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: BillyGr on September 24, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
Quote
Originally posted by amesman
And, Zayre, I do remember Susse Chalet. There were two in Albany, but one is now an Econo Lodge, and the other is now a Holiday Inn Express.
The Econo Lodge one is on Wolf Road - but the other one (if you're talking about the one off Exit 9 of I-90 in East Greenbush) is now a Fairfield Inn - The Holiday Inn Express at the same exit is a newly built (within the last couple years) hotel.  If that's not the one you meant, I don't know where else there was a Susse Chalet in the area.
What is the Econolodge on wolf road that was a Susse Chalet now? I have never seen an econolodge on wolf road.
edit: oh it is now a Travel Lodge it looked nice when it was a Susse Chalet

Just to re-quote this 7 year old quote from the original post ;) - That location is part of a plan by the Cocca's to do several changes to their hotels in the area.

If all works out, they will re-do this hotel (adding a 3rd story, but only adding a net 5 or so rooms - so also redoing the existing rooms to make them larger) and it will become a LaQuinta (I believe - this story was in the TU several weeks back).  They will them move the TraveLodge brand to their location at the corner of Wolf & Central.

Additionally, they are in the market to either sell outright the two hotels at the Latham Circle (LaQuinta and whatever) - (these were partially owned by a now-deceased family member) then use their share of the money to build a new hotel on their Route 7 Latham property OR sell the Route 7 property (most likely it would be demolished and something built there, not necessarily a hotel - deepnding on the new owners) and buy out the estate of the family member to get complete control of the 2 hotels on the circle.


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: MikeRa on November 16, 2012, 10:48:06 PM
My last 2 favorite Hotels/Motels i stayed at are:
  • Microtel Inn Lingsland, GA
  • Disney's Villas at Wilderness Lodge Resort


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: MikeRa on May 17, 2014, 02:05:01 PM
Add Disney's Bay Lake Tower to favorite hotels:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14204059281_449edacf91_z.jpg)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/14207235554_3e52f6c36f_z.jpg)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/14227510763_e0623234e0_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: HannafordHearts on January 26, 2015, 05:39:27 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
Quote
Originally posted by Jag67
It seems like everybody wanted to talk about hotels so much on the random photo page, I've decided to start a thread on it. If this isn't allowed, I'll move it to general lol

to start off, here's a sleep inn. I like Sleep's old logo with the sun much better than the new one. The old one was so much more comfortable-looking than the new one.



I was thinking about posting a thread for this

and yes I liked the old sun much better too:yup:

As I stated before I prefered the sun logo but it made all the chains look the same

I'd have to admit the new logos are very distinctive in differences of variety but they don't look as great and prefessional like the sun did

at pic below

old logos at top
new/current ones at bottom;)

I must be in the minority that actually thought the old sun logo was ugly. Granted, this was ten years ago, so opinions have probably changed. But for me, the new Choice Hotels logos were a welcome change. They're much more pleasing to the eyes, and actually make the brands look different from one another.


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: busman_49 on November 12, 2015, 11:00:25 AM
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
Quote
Originally posted by Jag67
It seems like everybody wanted to talk about hotels so much on the random photo page, I've decided to start a thread on it. If this isn't allowed, I'll move it to general lol

to start off, here's a sleep inn. I like Sleep's old logo with the sun much better than the new one. The old one was so much more comfortable-looking than the new one.


I was thinking about posting a thread for this

and yes I liked the old sun much better too:yup:

As I stated before I prefered the sun logo but it made all the chains look the same

I'd have to admit the new logos are very distinctive in differences of variety but they don't look as great and prefessional like the sun did

at pic below

old logos at top
new/current ones at bottom;)

I must be in the minority that actually thought the old sun logo was ugly. Granted, this was ten years ago, so opinions have probably changed. But for me, the new Choice Hotels logos were a welcome change. They're much more pleasing to the eyes, and actually make the brands look different from one another.

If you're in the minority, I'm there too.  I completely agree with what you said about the Choice logos.

Now for my $0.02 on the rest:
I don't like the newest Motel 6 logo.  I think it's ugly.  The only other one I really hate (besides BW's newest) is the Red Roof Inns.  I like the rustic charm that the old logo gives off.  It has a bit of class to it, where the newest one is just lacking.


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: JimSawhill on February 14, 2016, 06:35:36 PM
I don't think I'd wanna stay here.

What motel is that?? Where is it...?


Title: Re: Hotels
Post by: JJBers on November 17, 2017, 01:24:00 PM
I have some photos of 2 hotels, aka the Comfort Inn in Bristol, VA and the B Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The B Hotel is a 2 star hotel located in the WDW area. It's nearby some 3 and even 4 star hotels on the Downtown Disney road.
It's a very basic hotel, but it can bump its value due to it's extreme proximity to WDW. I went in March 2016, and didn't have my camera yet.
Photo:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4357/36835296930_61e793a0e1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y81wso)
Florida 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Y81wso) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr

Comfort Inn in Bristol, VA is a typical chain location, 2 stars, convenient access to I-81, and some food options around the area. Nothing special about this at all. They started some roof work shortly before I left. I went in July 2017, and took some photos:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35917947272_1104c7d264_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WHWSmY)
Atlanta to Willimantic (https://flic.kr/p/WHWSmY) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/36046774986_6d615718e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WVk9ms)
Atlanta to Willimantic (https://flic.kr/p/WVk9ms) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/36046732746_da6263a94c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WVjVNb)
Atlanta to Willimantic (https://flic.kr/p/WVjVNb) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr


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