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Super 8 Celebrates Forty Years Of Super Hotel Stays »

August 18, 2014 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Super 8

August 18, 2014 // // PARSIPPANY – Celebrating 40 years of providing guests with super accommodations, the Super 8® hotel brand today launched its "40 Years and Still Looking Super Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes," offering travelers across the U.S. and Canada the chance to win their share of travel-themed prizes ranging from free hotel nights and restaurant gift cards to retro t-shirts, Super 8 travel mugs and more.
Available exclusively at, travelers can enter for their chance to win by liking the Super 8 Facebook page and registering via the 40 Years and Still Looking Super tab. Once registered, travelers can then play the instant win game: a timed virtual puzzle challenge featuring historic and modern-day images of the Super 8 brand and its hotels...

Hilton Garden Inn Welcomes Its 600th Brand Property With The Opening Of Its Newest Hotel In Falls Church »

August 18, 2014 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

New Falls Church Hotel Perfect for Business and Leisure Travelers
FALLS CHURCH, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. – August 15, 2014 – Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announce the opening of its 600th property, Hilton Garden Inn Falls Church, located in Virginia. Hilton Garden Inn Falls Church is owned and managed by Inns of Falls Church LLC.
"The opening of the 600th Hilton Garden Inn in Falls Church solidifies the brand's strength and market growth in this competitive landscape," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "This milestone opening further builds upon our reputation among developers and travelers, and speaks to Hilton Garden Inn's 'You Can Count On Us' culture and dedication to exceptional customer service at every level...

Cruise Holidays International To Join Forces With  »

August 13, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Cruise Holidays

As Pioneering Cruise Franchise Network Becomes DistinctBrand within the Marketing Organization
Cruise Holidays agencies will maintain brand name, plus benefit from increased support and greater variety in supplier options.
August 13, 2014 // // Plymouth, MN - Today, Cruise Holidays, North America's original cruise-only franchisor, has announced that it is becoming a division within, bolstering the consortium's size and prestige as's ranks grow even further. The transition is taking place to not only add significant value to the ongoing participation by members of the Cruise Holidays family, but also to further increase the overall strength of the Cruise Holidays brand. Both Cruise Holidays and Vacation...

IHG® Dining Rewards Launches In Australasia »

August 13, 2014 at 9:53AM PDT | Source: InterContinental Hotels Group

August 13, 2014 // // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announces the launch of IHG® Dining Rewards, awarding members with generous dining and accommodation benefits and an instant status upgrade in the group's loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club. The Australasia launch is the second phase in the rollout of the new programme, following its launch in Greater China in May.
For an annual fee of AU$319 (Australia) or AU$295 (New Zealand), joining members will receive a dual membership card for both their IHG® Rewards Club and IHG® Dining Rewards programme memberships. IHG® Dining Rewards sets itself apart from the competition by offering a one-tier membership status upgrade in IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme...

Pinot's Palette Opens 50th Location In San Diego's Liberty Station »

August 11, 2014 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Military Veteran and Wife Open Newest Location at Former Navy Training Center; Grand Opening Ccelebration Planned for Aug. 15
August 11, 2014 // // Houston – Just five years after opening its first location, Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, has reached a new milestone with the opening of its 50th location in San Diego's Liberty Station development.
Dan Truckenbrod, a former F-18 pilot, and his wife Julie, both first-time business owners, opened the newest studio in the popular retail and commercial destination that was once a Navy training center.
"We are very excited to finally open the studio and let the creativity and wine flow," Julie said...

High Brand Demand Fuels Red Roof® Growth »

August 07, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: Red Roof Inn

August 07, 2014 // // COLUMBUS, Ohio - Red Roof Inn® announced it has signed 39 hotel agreements in 2014, with a robust number of additional properties in the pipeline. It's an over 350% increase from the same time last year and showcases Red Roof's immense and intense growth in the past year. Red Roof, with its aggressive and strong network of 378 properties in 40 states, has a strong mix of franchise and corporate owned locations and is one of the most successful economy hotel chains in the country.
"The continuing evolution of the Red Roof brand has fueled our growth and propelled us to these impressive development milestones," says Andrew Alexander, President, Red Roof. "With the strong customer response to our service enhancements and hotel innovations, franchisees have tremendous confidence in our strategy and direction, and their demand for the brand is very high...

Sky Zones Canton And Shelby Township Show Appreciation For Police, Fire And EMS Members »

August 05, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Offers Free Jump To Service Members and Their Families
August 05, 2014 // // CANTON, Mich. – Sky Zone Canton and Sky Zone Shelby Township will offer a free one hour jumps for service members and their families to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the community. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 5 from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. at Sky Zone Canton and Sky Zone Shelby Township. In addition to free jumps at Sky Zone, Jet's Pizza will also be at the appreciation event to donate pizza to all service members.
Sky Zone places a huge emphasis on community, as well as health and fitness, so this event is the perfect way to combine the two...

Pinot's Palette Partners With CBS Films For "What If" Theatrical Release »

August 04, 2014 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Leading Paint-and-Sip Franchise Hosts "Perfect Pairing" Night and Contest
August 04, 2014 // // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette is teaming with CBS Films to create a new date-night promotion in connection with the release of the romantic comedy movie, "What If," in select theaters Aug. 8. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, the national chain of paint-and-sip studios will host "What If / Perfect Pairing" nights at participating locations nationwide throughout the month of August.
"At Pinot's Palette our mission is to provide a fun and entertaining night out and create memories for all who attend," said CEO and Co-Founder Craig Ceccanti. "The unique partnership with 'What If' is another creative way to enhance our guests' experience by pairing the leading paint-and-sip studio with a film studio for a one-of-a-kind event promoting a movie that will resonate perfectly with our guests...

Sky Zone To Hire 100 Energetic People In Syracuse »

July 31, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Syracuse Set To Open Largest All-Trampoline Park
July 31, 2014 // // SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring more than 100 employees for its new park in Syracuse. Set to open in August, Sky Zone Syracuse will become the city's largest trampoline park with nearly 16,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 25,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Syracuse residents and visitors the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Red Roof Inn® Revs Up, Launches Behind The Wheel Sweepstakes »

July 30, 2014 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: Red Roof Inn

COLUMBUS, Ohio - July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Roof Inn is all revved up, excited to announce the launch of the Behind the Wheel Sweepstakes in celebration of the in-home - Blu-ray + Digital HD - release of the DreamWorks feature film "Need for Speed". The 30-day sweepstakes is accessible through various Red Roof® social channels and online at From there, entrants will choose a car from a selection of vehicles featured in the film – the Keonigsegg Agera R, Bugatti Veyron, Ford Mustang GT, Shelby GT500, or the Saleen S7 - and "start their engines" for a thrilling, digital road rally across the country. Red Roof will also feature mini-sweepstakes on their social sites, providing fans a platform to share pictures and videos of their dream cars...

Great American Deals Set To Soar In Second Half Of 2014 »

July 29, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals

Star Power and Community Bonds Position Hyper-Local Daily Deal Site for Amplified Franchise Growth into Key U.S. Markets
Keeping Local Businesses Bustling, More Cash in Consumers' Pockets and Community-Based Organizations Funded
July 29, 2014 // // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Great American Deals is a modern marketing triple threat that is unquestionably on the cusp of extraordinary U.S. expansion.
The hyper-local daily deal business, which harnesses advanced web and email technologies to simplify savings for consumers and marketing for Main St. businesses, is building upon momentum from the first half of 2014 to expand even further throughout the nation. Blending proven marketing programs, huge consumer savings and remarkable neighborhood giveback opportunities, Great American deals hits on what matters most in communities across the country today...

Hilton Worldwide Brings Columbia, S.C. Its First Dual-Branded Property »

July 22, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

Historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to be Converted to Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites
July 22, 2014 // // MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, S.C. Franchisee, Gervais Street Hotel, LLC and development and management company, CN Hotels, Inc., will rebrand, convert and expand the historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn and 100-room Home2 Suites located at 1615 Gervais Street in Columbia.
This development is slated to open in 2016 and will join Hilton Worldwide’s current portfolio of 16 Hilton Worldwide dual-branded hotels.
"The signing of the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites Columbia Downtown marks a strategic implementation for us in a top market," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide...

Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Free Rentals To Nonprofit Organizations In The Greater New Orleans Area »

July 21, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

"Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals"
New Orleans, LA - July 16, 2014 - Wheel Fun Rentals announces it will be offering FREE recreational rentals this summer to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area! Between July 16th and August 27th, Wheel Fun Rentals will donate rental equipment, completely free of charge, to two charities every Wednesday. Officially named "Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals," this program offers local charities their choice of bicycles, four-wheel Surreys, low-to-the-ground specialty cycles, or a variety of watercraft at Wheel Fun Rentals' City Park location in New Orleans. The program accommodates two nonprofit groups each Wednesday with up to 20 participants in each group. Reservations are required, and dates book up fast...

EagleRider Paves The Way For New Adventures In Australia »

July 21, 2014 at 5:10AM PDT | Source: EagleRider

LOS ANGELES - July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - EagleRider, the world's innovator and leading provider of motorcycle experiences, recently announced the latest addition to its international franchise expansion. By overwhelming popular demand, a new outlet has opened for motorcycle rental and tours in Mackay, Australia--marking the third expansion on the continent since the establishment of outlets in Sydney and Brisbane.
Chris McIntyre, EagleRider President and CEO, comments "The people of Australia have been great to us. We knew EagleRider Mackay would open up a world of possibilities for Queensland and beyond and we're excited to share our passion with more people ready to make their dreams come true."
From its ideal location near the airport and the renowned Great Barrier Reef, EagleRider Mackay will offer a huge selection of motorcycles and provide one-way rentals as well as both self-drive and guided tours throughout the region...

Sky Zone Awards Three Franchise Locations In Louisiana »

July 17, 2014 at 8:55AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

First Sky Zone All-Walled Trampoline Playing Courts to Open in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans
July 17, 2014 // // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline park, announced it has awarded its newest franchises in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans, La. with plans to open all locations in the next 18 months. With over 70 open locations, 90 additional parks under development and 20 which are projected to open by the end of 2014, Sky Zone is the ultimate WoW experience for teens, parents and kids to jump, leap and defy gravity on the patented trampoline playing court.
Sky Zone provides guests with the pure joy that comes with flying during activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines, Sky Slam which gives guests the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In Sarasota »

July 15, 2014 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First All-Trampoline Walled Playing Court Is Coming To Town
July 15, 2014 // // Sarsota, Fla. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announced it has awarded its newest franchise in Sarasota with plans to open their doors in December 2014. For a WoW experience, the brand new 30,000 square foot facility, being built from the ground up will include courts for Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, SkyRobics and a Foam Zone.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering residents of Sarasota the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Philadelphia Segway Tours By Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Private Corporate And Group Events »

July 14, 2014 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Add some adventure to corporate events, team building activities, conventions, holiday parties, and everything in between.
Philadelphia, PA, July 13, 2014 - ( - Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals is now offering a wide variety of activities to add to your next corporate or group event. Entertain your staff, enjoy an outing with clients, increase productivity with innovative team building activities, or celebrate a special day. Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals can provide a burst of excitement to any group event, from corporate meetings to bachelorette parties, and everything in between.
Segways can be used as the main attraction at your event, or a creative addition to an existing event. Get your executives on Segways as they make their way to the podium...

School Of Rock Appoints New CEO Dzana Homan To Meet Growing Demand For Quality Music Education »

July 11, 2014 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Sterling Partners Portfolio Company Expected to Expand Programs, Services and Schools in the United States and Abroad
CHICAGO - July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - School of Rock, the national leader in performance-based music education, and its growth equity partner, Sterling Partners, announced today the appointment of Dzana Homan as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Homan will lead School of Rock into its next phase of growth by leveraging her extensive career leading large franchise organizations, her experience as a franchisee, and her musical background. She will focus on expanding the company's global footprint, introducing new programs and services and forming industry partnerships to provide current and future students of all ages with additional instructional and performance-oriented music education opportunities...

Pinot's Palette Announces VetFran Membership »

July 11, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Fast-Growing Paint-and-Sip Studio Gives Back to U.S. Veterans
July 11, 2014 // // Houston – Pinot's Palette, a fast-growing paint and sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce that the company has recently partnered with VetFran, a program that helps U.S. military veterans locate franchise opportunities and provides a path toward business ownership with training, mentoring opportunities and financial assistance.
As a member of VetFran, Pinot's Palette will now offer veterans a 10 percent discount on its current franchise fee, reducing it to $22,500. Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with VetFran is just one more way that the company is giving back to the community...

IHG Set To Expand In UAE Capital With Two New Hotels »

July 02, 2014 at 11:33AM PDT | Source: InterContinental Hotels Group

July 02, 2014 // // Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the signing of two new hotels in Abu Dhabi which will mark the entry of a second InterContinental and second Holiday Inn property into the UAE capital.
A 20-year management agreement was signed with the National Corporation of Tourism and Hotels for InterContinental Abu Dhabi – Grand Marina. Located in close proximity to InterContinental Abu Dhabi, the new 184-key hotel will feature rooms and serviced apartments along with a range of exciting food and beverage and entertainment facilities. These include a Michelin star signature restaurant with a rooftop bar; a lounge and bar with a terrace and private dining rooms; a destination bar as well as a premium spa and pool...

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