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MAGNUSON HOTELS NAMES EX-CENDANT HOTELS CEO AND CHAIRMAN JOHN RUSSELL AS STRATEGIC GROWTH ADVISOR

April 16, 2015


Magnuson Hotels Worldwide today announced the appointment of ex-Cendant Hotels CEO and Chairman John Russell as Strategic Growth Advisor. Russell’s primary focus will be the national expansion of Magnuson Hotels’ low cost membership brands; Magnuson Hotels, Magnuson Grand Hotels and M Star Hotels.

As Chief Executive Officer of Cendant’s Hotel Division, Russell oversaw eight hotel brands including Days Inns, Ramada and Super 8, growing the number of franchises by nearly 1,000 hotels. In his position as EVP of Franchise Sales for Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, Russell grew sales by 600 percent in the year 1995 to 1996.

“John Russell is the Steve Jobs of the hotel industry, and can be credited with changing the landscape of the US hotel business forever through the massive expansion of franchise branding in the 1990’s” stated company CEO, Thomas Magnuson. “We are beyond proud to work with John, and to help owners increase profits via a low cost membership alternative to traditional hotel franchising.”

"Russell said "I am honored to be working with Magnuson Hotels Worldwide and have extreme respect for the company and their great business model. They have created a company culture of high touch and higher profits for their family of hotels."
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Magnuson Hotels celebrates 12th birthday with 48% brand growth
February 3, 2015

Magnuson Hotels, America’s fastest growing hotel brand, announced today a 48% growth in its brands for year ending 2014/2013. Started 12 years ago today in Spokane WA, the company has become a top 10 global chain, marketing hotels across six countries and three continents.

The company reports a 48% growth in total brand conversions from hotel franchisors such as Wyndham, Choice and Best Western. Midscale price segment hotels increased 52%, upper midscale 33% and economy hotels 38%.

Weighted average room rates increased 10% for year end 2014/2013 with detail as follows:

Upper midscale 14%
Midscale 6%
Economy 7%

Founded February 3 2003, Magnuson Hotels has added more new hotels in the last 10 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined by offering a low cost alternative to traditional hotel franchising. 

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Magnuson Hotels activates global performance calculator
November 18, 2014

Keeping up with the local market? Now hotel owners can know precisely where they stand with the first ever-global performance calculator. Launched by Magnuson Hotels Worldwide this week on www.hotelauthority.com, the calculator allows hotel owners to benchmark individual hotel performance against local markets.

The Hotel Authority calculator uses data from 43 countries, incorporating average room rate, occupancy, star rating and standardised market types to help hoteliers benchmark exactly how they should be performing.

*Data sources utilised in the site include:
www.imf.org/ International Monetary Fund
Bureau of Labor statistics
www.strglobal.com/ Smith Travel Global

About Magnuson Hotels Worldwide
A top 10 global chain, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide functions across six countries and three continents. Magnuson Hotels operates as the world’s largest independent hotel group and has become the fastest growing hotel brand in history, adding more new hotels in the last 10 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined.

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Colorado Best Western Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs
April 8, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs.

Formerly the Best Western Skyway Inn and Suites in Manitou Springs, Colorado, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional, and national market to attract travellers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

“We are proud to welcome Artur Bryja and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide. Corporate, educational, government, and leisure travellers will appreciate this 38-room facility located in the heart of Pikes Peak country near Cave of the Winds, the Ancient Cliff Dwellings, and Garden of the Gods Park.

The Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs will receive complete global brand representation via an affiliation with the fastest growing hotel brand in history. A top 10 global hotel chain, Magnuson Hotels has added more hotels in the past 11 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined.

The Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs will expand its consumer awareness through Magnuson Hotels’ contemporary brand and its massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Google, Facebook, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Global Hotel Exchange and all major airlines websites. 


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HotelNewsNow exclusive; Magnuson brand launch fuel for next phase of growth

March 18, 2014

Read an exclusive preview of Magnuson Hotels’ 2014 brand launch, covered by Hotel industry media leader HotelNewsNow and its Editor-in-Chief Patrick Mayock.

Magnuson to upgrade offerings, simplify fees.

Magnuson Hotels, the world's largest independent hotel group, will introduce its 2014 brand collection at the upcoming Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) in Philadelphia, PA.

The collection will be unveiled March 20 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

According to the company, the 2014 hotel brand platform will further advance its position as America's fastest growing brand with the addition of industry-first features including simplified lowest chain fees, upgraded contemporary hotel designs, and a cashless renovation program.

Magnuson Worldwide, headquartered in London UK and Spokane, WA is the world's largest hotel services organisation and a top 10 global hotel chain. Magnuson Worldwide's holdings include Global Hotel Exchange, Magnuson Hotels and CRS1. 


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Virginia Best Western Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel on the Lake Clarksville

February 25, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world's largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel on the Lake in Clarksville, Virginia.

Formerly the Best Western on the Lake, this hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market to attract travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels' global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

Corporate, educational, government and leisure travelers will appreciate this 70-room facility located within easy access to Highway 58, corporate locations HP and Microsoft, Lake Kerr, Prestwould Plantation, Occoneechee State Park and MacCallum More Museum and Gardens. Downtown Clarksville is a five minute walk, offering dining and shopping.

Along with the scenic views, this pet friendly hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, a seasonal outdoor pool, business center, high speed internet access and onsite parking. All guest rooms are comfortably furnished and include a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, complimentary local calls, cable TV, hair dryer, iron and board, air conditioning and electronic door locks.

"We are proud to welcome Peggy O'Brien Bowlin and her entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their property visibility and reservations," stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Hotel on the Lake Clarksville is a member of the Magnuson Hotels Premier Collection, an elite portfolio of the highest quality hotels and locations represented by Magnuson Worldwide.

The Magnuson Hotel on the Lake Clarksville will receive complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation. It will expand its business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, and all major airlines websites. 


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Michigan Best Western rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Country Inn

April 8, 2015

Magnuson Hotels, America's fastest growing membership brand, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Country Inn.

Formerly the Best Western Country Inn Ishpeming, Michigan, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional, and national market to attract travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of more than 1,000 hotels.

“We are proud to welcome Bradley Argall and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

Corporate, educational, government, and leisure travelers will appreciate this 60-room facility located just minutes from the Da Yoopers Tourist Trap, the US National Ski Hall of Fame, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and Northern Michigan University.

 The Magnuson Hotel Country Inn will receive complete global brand representation via an affiliation with America’s fastest growing hotel brand, a top 10 global hotel company.

The Magnuson Hotel Country Inn will expand its consumer awareness through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Google, Facebook, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline and all major airlines websites. 


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MAGNUSON HOTELS REPORTS 100%+ INCREASE IN BOOKING.COM RESERVATIONS YTD
November 19, 2014

VIA HOTELAUTHORITY.COM

Magnuson Hotels Worldwide reports today a 100+ percent increase in Booking.com reservations year to date 2014 vs. 2013.

The company reported an 87.3% increase in room nights, and 97.9% increase in reservations as well, due to implementation of a chainwide Booking.com partnership in 2014.

Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com™, the world leader in booking accommodation online. Each day, over 750,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com. The Booking.com website and apps attract visitors from both the leisure and business sectors worldwide.

A top 10 global chain, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide functions across six countries and three continents. Magnuson Hotels operates as the world’s largest independent hotel group and has become the fastest growing hotel brand in history, adding more new hotels in the last 10 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined.
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Independent Gateway Inn Rebrands as M-Star Cleveland

June 25, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the M-Star Cleveland.
Formerly the Gateway Inn Cleveland, Georgia, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional, and national market to attract travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

“We are proud to welcome Paul Patel and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

Corporate, educational, government, and leisure travelers will appreciate this 30-room facility located between Atlanta and North Carolina, within walking distance of Truett McConnell College.

The M-Star Cleveland will receive complete global brand representation via an affiliation with the fastest growing hotel brand in history. A top 10 global hotel chain, Magnuson Hotels has added more hotels in the past 11 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined.

The M-Star Cleveland will expand its consumer awareness through Magnuson Hotels’ contemporary brand and its massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Google, Facebook, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Global Hotel Exchange, and all major airlines websites. 


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Arizona Route 66 Hotel Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Kingman
April 11, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Kingman.

Formerly the Americas Best Value Inn Kingman, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional, and national market to attract travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

“We are proud to welcome Siglinda and Noble Zubaid and their entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their property visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

Corporate, educational, government, and leisure travelers will appreciate this 116 room facility located in the historic town of Kingman, Arizona on Route 66 near the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.

The Magnuson Hotel Kingman will receive complete global brand representation via an affiliation with the fastest growing hotel brand in history. A top 10 global hotel chain, Magnuson Hotels has added more hotels in the past 11 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined.

The Magnuson Hotel Kingman will expand its consumer awareness through Magnuson Hotels' contemporary brand design and its massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Google, Facebook, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Global Hotel Exchange and all major airlines websites. 


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Illinois Motel 6 Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Calumet Park
April 2, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Calumet Park.

Formerly the Motel 6 Calumet Park, the hotel has rebranded with the Magnuson Hotels brand collection to upgrade its market niche via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of 2,000 hotels.

Corporate, educational, government, and leisure travellers will appreciate this 85-room facility located just 17 miles from downtown Chicago, with easy access Standard Bank Stadium, US Cellular, Soldier Field Stadium, Brookfile, and Chicagoland Speedway.

The Magnuson Hotel Calumet Park will receive complete global brand representation via an affiliation with the fastest growing hotel brand in history. A top 10 global hotel chain, Magnuson Hotels has added more hotels in the past 11 years than 8 of the top 10 chains.

The Magnuson Hotel Calumet Park will expand its consumer awareness through Magnuson Hotels’ contemporary brand and its massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Google, Facebook, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Global Hotel Exchange and all major airlines websites. 


For more information please contact:
owners.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
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Texas Choice Franchise Rebrands as Magnuson Hotel and Suites Baytown
February 28, 2014

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel and Suites Baytown.

Formerly franchised by Choice Hotels as the Rodeway Inn Baytown, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

Corporate, educational, government and leisure travelers will appreciate this 42-room facility located less than 20 miles from Pasadena, Texas and 26 miles from Downtown Houston. Olefins Plant and Exxon Mobile Baytown are within 4 miles, and the Pirates Bay Waterpark is 5 miles from the Magnuson Hotel and Suites Baytown.

At the Magnuson Hotel and Suites Baytown, guests can expect a complimentary breakfast, high speed wireless internet and guest laundry facilities. All guest rooms are comfortably furnished and feature complimentary local calls, microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer, alarm clock/radio and iron and board.

“We are proud to welcome Pravin Patel and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their property visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Worldwide.

As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Hotel and Suites Baytown is a member of the Magnuson Hotels Premier Collection, an elite portfolio of the highest quality hotels and locations represented by Magnuson Worldwide.

The Magnuson Hotel and Suites Baytown will receive complete global brand representation without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation. It will expand its business through Magnuson Hotels’ massive hotel reservation network including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Global Hotel Exchange, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, and all major airlines websites. 


For information on brand affiliation please contact:
www.magnusonhotels.com
info@MagnusonWorldwide.com
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In only eight years, Magnuson Hotels has become the fastest growing hotel chain in history, representing nearly 2,000 UK and North American hotels with assets in excess of $5.5 Billion. 

One of the top global hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels is the #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing private U.S. companies, a list which has included other world leaders such as Microsoft, Morningstar, Domino’s Pizza, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Zipcar, Timberland, Jamba Juice, Clif Bar, American Apparel and Oracle.