|ATLANTA (Dec. 30, 1998) - Wesley Hotels LLC. welcomes the
New Year with the opening of Tennessee's second Hawthorn Suites LTD. at
6710 Ringgold Rd. in Chattanooga. There is currently a Hawthorn Suites
Hawthorn Suites LTD. is a brand extension of Hawthorn Suites, the lodging concept especially targeted to business travelers and families relocating to a new city, attending training classes or on other extended-stay travel. Hawthorn Suites LTD., ideal for shorter trips and extended stay, offers complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet and Wednesday evening social hour, plus an array of guest amenities and business services, all at excellent value. The Hawthorn brand is franchised by Atlanta-based U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: USFS).
"We're very excited about the opening of Tennessee's second Hawthorn property, which will offer both business and leisure travelers everything they need for an extended stay," said Mike Leven, president and CEO of USFS.
Hawthorn Suites LTD. in Chattanooga offers 114 studio, one-, and two-bedroom
suites, all with efficiency kitchen, coffee-maker, two-line telephone with
modem port, and extended cable television with movie channel and VCP.
In addition to complimentary breakfast and social
The hotel is within 10 miles of downtown Chattanooga and the Choo Choo Model Railroad Museum, Star Riverboat, Regional History Museum, Southern Belle Riverboat, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and Tennessee Aquarium. It is also 12 miles from Lookout Mountain and 15 miles from Raccoon Mountain.
There are currently 241 Hawthorn properties open or in development.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. was formed in August 1995 by Mike Leven, a 38-year veteran of the lodging industry, and Neal Aronson, former principal of a New York investment firm, when the company purchased the franchise system rights to Microtel Inn & Suites. USFS acquired the franchise rights to Hawthorn Suites in 1996, and full ownership in March 1998. The company also recently acquired the franchise rights to Best Inns & Suites.
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