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« Reply #90 on: June 06, 2008, 06:28:15 PM »

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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.

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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
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« Reply #91 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.
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« Reply #92 on: June 07, 2008, 08:10:45 PM »

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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:
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« Reply #93 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)
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« Reply #94 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:
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« Reply #95 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/
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« Reply #96 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!  Undecided
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« Reply #97 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!  Undecided

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
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« Reply #98 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/

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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
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« Reply #99 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:

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« Reply #100 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?
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« Reply #101 on: May 03, 2010, 03:50:36 PM »

Susse Chalet Info

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

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

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

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« Reply #102 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!
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« Reply #103 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. 
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« Reply #104 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.
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« Reply #105 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.
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« Reply #106 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!
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« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2012, 05:14:19 AM »

Wow. Talk about a falling star.
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« Reply #108 on: September 24, 2012, 01:02:32 AM »

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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
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« Reply #109 on: September 24, 2012, 06:54:30 PM »

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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 Wink - 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.
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« Reply #110 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
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« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2014, 02:05:01 PM »

Add Disney's Bay Lake Tower to favorite hotels:


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« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2015, 05:39:27 PM »

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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

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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.
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« Reply #113 on: November 12, 2015, 11:00:25 AM »

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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.
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« Reply #114 on: February 14, 2016, 06:35:36 PM »

I don't think I'd wanna stay here.

What motel is that?? Where is it...?
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« Reply #115 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.
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Florida 2016 by 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:

Atlanta to Willimantic by JJBers, on Flickr

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Atlanta to Willimantic by JJBers, on Flickr
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