AmericInn Hotel Chain Launches Mobile-Friendly Web Site

Updated AmericInn Web site Enables Customers to Search for AmericInn Properties and Make Reservations From Any Handheld Mobile Device

September 22, 2008 // Franchising.com // Chanhassen, MN, - As more consumers are buying iPhones(TM) and other handheld devices to access the Internet while they're on the go, national hotel chain, AmericInn(R), is joining the mobile movement. AmericInn recently made its Web site mobile-friendly by allowing mobile users to quickly search for an AmericInn location and make a room reservation directly from their portable devices at www.americinn.com.

When consumers access the AmericInn Web site from their portable devices they are automatically redirected to the mobile-friendly, easy-to-navigate platform. Consumers who want to see what AmericInn's new mobile site looks like, but can't access it through their phones, can log-in to www.americinn2go.com from their desktop computers.

The mobile-enabled version of www.americinn.com offers customers a convenient and easy way to book their hotel stay; check for special packages; view property photos including sample guest and conference rooms; join the AmericInn rewards program, INN-Pressive(R) Club; and find local dining options and weather forecasts. With 42 percent of cell phone and other wireless device owners using their handhelds for one non-voice data application daily, according to Pew Internet & American Life Project, AmericInn is on the technological forefront of the lodging and hospitality industry. According to a 2007 eMarketer survey, consumers claim that it would be more difficult to go without their mobile device than without the Internet, TV and landline telephones. Consumer dependency on portable wireless devices is requiring more companies like AmericInn to offer services that are compatible for cell phone users who access the Internet remotely.

"Our goal is to make it easy for mobile-using travelers to find the AmericInn information they want and need from anywhere in the world," said Mike Strong, marketing manager for AmericInn International, LLC. "We are pleased that after only a few weeks of the mobile version of americinn.com going live, we are already seeing positive results of cell phone users visiting our site to reserve guest rooms and for other activity."

About AmericInn:

The AmericInn Lodging System is one of the fastest growing limited-service lodging chains in the United States with 230 locations currently open or under development. The success and solid growth of the AmericInn Lodging System is due to its unique AmericInn SoundGuard(TM) construction method, providing a quiet room environment and friendly, welcoming service for guests. AmericInn competes across the mid-scale without food and beverage segment and is dedicated to the concept of providing the best lodging value for its guests. The AmericInn Lodging System is franchised by AmericInn International, LLC, a Minnesota-based company with headquarters in Chanhassen. For more information or to make a reservation, go to www.americinn.com or feel free to call 1-800-634-3444.

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