Industry Update
Press Release 6 April 2021

hihotels Signed and/or Activated Four Properties in Q1

Total includes conversions in three major markets

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ATLANTA - hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, is pleased to report that the company signed and/or activated four properties into the system during the first quarter of 2021.


Featuring five distinct brands - Red Carpet Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Hosts Inns, Downtowner Inns and Passport Inn - hihotels is attracting more and more hoteliers thanks to its unique franchising model that delivers customized support, advanced technology and overall value.

"Throughout the country, hotel owners are continuing to discover the new hihotels and our affordable franchise opportunities. We provide the tools to help hoteliers maximize their ROI potential, such as the Assurance & Marketing Program that delivers ongoing sales and marketing support and training right to your door," said hihotels President & CEO Chris Guimbellot.

Below is a list of the company's activity last quarter, which included additions in suburbs of Houston, Dallas and Washington, D.C.:

  • Red Carpet Inn, College Park, MD, former Econo Lodge, signed
  • Scottish Inns, Ashland, OR, former Rodeway Inn, signed & activated
  • Scottish Inns, DeSoto, TX, former Americas Best Value Inn, activated
  • Scottish Inns & Suites, Spring, TX, former Econo Lodge, signed

"When considering all my options for a new brand, I decided to go with Scottish Inns because of the personal and professional assistance they bring to the table. Unlike many other brands, hihotels offers the services of a sales and marketing director who is on call for me at no additional cost. Their brand requirements are minimal and the ramp-up period was short, allowing me to transition without any hassle or operational disruption," said Scottish Inns DeSoto, TX owner Ben Patel.

For more information about franchising with hihotels, visit or contact us at 800-892-8405 or [email protected].

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Red Carpet Inn

The Red Carpet Inn brand has been a stable entity in the lodging industry since 1968. Locations include limited and full-service hotel facilities in the economy to mid-level price ranges. Guest amenities include: guestroom toiletries package, in-room high speed Internet access, and continental breakfast or a restaurant.
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Scottish Inns

The Scottish Inns name has provided travelers with a clean and consistent economy, limited service lodging option that they can identify with and "A Good Nights Sleep" since 1967. Scottish Inns typically average 42 rooms.
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About Hospitality International, Inc.

Hospitality International, Inc. has offered inexpensive franchising alternatives for hotel owners and developers since 1982. Our five distinct economy brands offer franchisees a choice of franchise opportunities to best suit their particular market, geographic area and personal business needs, while delivering customized support, advanced technology and overall value.

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