Travelodge by Wyndham

Travelodge by Wyndham

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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#338 Ranked #112 last year
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Initial investment
$185K - $8.4M
Units as of 2020
450 8.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Building contractor Scott King opened his first motel, King's Auto Court in 1935-- in time to welcome guests visiting San Diego's World's Fair. Over the next five years, he opened 24 more hotels around Southern California. The first one under the name Travelodge opened in 1940, and this became the name of Scott's company in 1946. Today Travelodge by Wyndham is part of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts group of hotel chains.

About Travelodge by Wyndham

Industry
Lodging
Related Categories
Hotels & Motels
Founded
1939
Parent Company
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Leadership
Geoff Ballotti, CEO
Ticker Symbol
WH

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1966 (55 years)
# of employees at HQ
14,200
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
450 (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 Travelodge 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
$35,000 - $38,000
Initial Investment
$184,960 - $8,424,593
Royalty Fee
4.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
15 years/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
Travelodge by Wyndham offers in-house financing to cover the following: startup costs, inventory
Third Party Financing
Travelodge 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
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #338

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #87

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Updated: February 8th, 2021