Super 8 by Wyndham

Super 8 by Wyndham

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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#179 Ranked #106 last year
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Initial investment
$233K - $4.8M
Units as of 2020
2,925 1.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Super 8's name is derived from its original room rate--$8.88 per night--when the first location opened in 1974 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Since Super 8 began franchising in 1976, the motel chain has grown to more than 2,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Super 8 by Wyndham's parent company, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, also owns Travelodge by Wyndham, Days Inn by Wyndham, Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide by Wyndham, Wingate by Wyndham, Baymont by Wyndham, Microtel Inns & Suites, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

About Super 8 by Wyndham

Industry
Lodging
Related Categories
Hotels & Motels
Founded
1974
Parent Company
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Leadership
Geoff Ballotti, CEO
Ticker Symbol
WH

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1976 (45 years)
# of employees at HQ
14,200
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
2,925 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
22 Sylvan Wy.
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Super 8 by Wyndham franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000 - $28,000
Initial Investment
$233,200 - $4,834,492
Royalty Fee
5.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Super 8 by Wyndham offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, inventory
Third Party Financing
Super 8 by Wyndham has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
Up to 30 hours
Classroom Training
38-70 hours
Additional Training
Regional workshops; customized property training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #179

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #84

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #20

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Updated: February 8th, 2021