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Embassy Suites Hotels

2014 Franchise 500
#185
At a Glance

Products & Services: Upscale all-suite hotels

Number of Locations: 213

Total Investment: $26M - $39M

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1984

About Embassy Suites Hotels

The first Embassy Suites Hotel was built in 1984 in Overland Park, Kansas. The all-suite hotels offer upscale amenities including cooked-to-order breakfast buffets, nightly Manager's Receptions with complimentary drinks and snacks, fitness centers and business centers. Originally owned by Promus Hotel Corporation, Embassy Suites is now part of Hilton Worldwide.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 148 2 3 60
2012 142 2 5 64
2011 137 2 5 67
2010 128 2 4 73
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $26,048,000 - $39,043,375
Franchise Fee: $75,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3.5-5.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 22 years, renewable
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At Memphis, TN, corporate office : 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #185 (2014), #180 (2013), #169 (2012), #169 (2011), #205 (2010),
America's Top Global: #147 (2013), #133 (2012), #133 (2011), #159 (2010),