PARSIPPANY, NJ—Howard Johnson hotels in Canada will now be franchised by Wyndham Hotel Group rather than Full House Franchise Systems Limited.
“We greatly value our partnership with hotel owners and franchisees and always strive to be the hotel company to be with and stay with,” said Christine Da Silva, vice president, marketing communications, Wyndham Hotel Group.
“At the start of the year, we assumed the role of franchisor for all Howard Johnson franchisees in Canada. However, the master license agreement with Knights Inn Canada Franchise Systems Limited for the Knights Inn brand in Canada remains in effect.”
“Full House will continue to grow and service the Knights Inn system across Canada,” president and CEO Glen Blake told CLN. “We’ve launched an aggressive program that will see immediate expansion in Alberta and Ontario. We feel that there is a great opportunity to achieve 40 Knights Inn franchised locations by end of 2014.
“We’re also expanding Preferred Alliance Group, our procurement company. We’re working closely with our vendors and suppliers as we introduce our PAG program to new markets outside of the hospitality umbrella,” Blake said.