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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

2014 Franchise 500
#285
At a Glance

Products & Services: Hotels

Number of Locations: 98

Total Investment: $220.4K - $12.7M

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1986

About Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

Hawthorn Suites was founded by Hyatt Hotels in 1986. Since 1998, the franchise has been owned by Atlanta-based U.S. Franchise Systems Inc. At every Hawthorn Suites, guest services include a complimentary buffet breakfast and evening social hour, exercise facilities, videocassette players, and on-site laundry and valet service. Business services include an oversized work area with two phone lines and a data port, personal voice mail and a complimentary daily paper.

U.S. Franchise Systems owns Microtel and Best Inns & Suites in addition to Hawthorn Suites. The company has formed alliances with Sunstone Hotels, Leisure Hotels LLC, Hospitality Assoc. and Meyer Motels Ltd.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 95 0 3 0
2013 90 0 1 0
2012 76 0 1 0
2011 73 0 1 0
2010 78 0 2 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $220,440 - $12,681,850
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: Varies. At franchisee's location: Varies. At regional location : 2-3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #285 (2014), #445 (2013), #473 (2012), #475 (2011), #437 (2010),