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PARSIPPANY, N.J (June 16, 2021) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) – the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries – announced the first Microtel by Wyndham® Moda prototype in Canada, which features the brand's innovative and highly efficient design catering to drive-to travelers. The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lac-Megantic hotel joins the 20 already open and operating Microtel properties in the country, and continues Wyndham’s overall growth in Canada with more than 40 properties in development across brands. Microtel by Wyndham’s Moda prototype remains on a steady growth trajectory with approximately 110 hotels in its development pipeline that will add more than 1,200 guest rooms.  Thirteen of those properties are planned for Canada in locations like Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg helping to make Microtel the largest brand in Wyndham’s development pipeline in Canada.  

The 70-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lac-Megantic—the first property with the Moda prototype in Canada— was developed using a modular construction method and debuts a smart and efficient design throughout the common spaces and guestrooms, elevating the award-winning Microtel by Wyndham brand. Developed in collaboration with Microtel owners and award-winning architect firm Hoefer Wysocki, the product is built to meet the needs of today’s traveler and combines midscale aesthetic with performance to deliver a prominent guest experience. The Moda prototype is the first of its kind in the economy select service segment, designed to be very cost efficient to build for a brand that over indexes on RevPAR compared to its competition.  Moda reduces Microtel's total building footprint by nearly 30 percent versus the prior prototype and delivers more than 70 percent of rentable space—one of the strongest rentable footprints in both the economy and midscale segments.

“The purposeful approach and thoughtful design of the Moda prototype allows the development process to be streamlined and affords developers the opportunity for large incremental savings,” said Microtel by Wyndham Brand Leader and Vice President of Operations, Keri Putera. “We are delighted to continue the expansion of Microtel Moda and bring this design-forward and cost-effective product to Canada.”

In the third quarter, a second Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moda property is scheduled to break ground in La Chute, Quebec that will be 73 rooms and 4 stories.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has seen continued demand for their select service new construction prototypes, and the Microtel by Wyndham Moda prototype is a part of the brand’s new-construction growth strategy, focused on delivering long-term value and quality for owners. The company remains on a steady growth trajectory around the world. The company’s new construction pipeline now includes over 260 hotels that are currently under construction contributing to an overall new construction pipeline of 950 hotels, which will add approximately 140,000 rooms to its portfolio, both domestically and internationally.

The Microtel brand continues to gain in market share and also attract interest from developers that are looking to build new hotels. Interested developers can visit www.buildmicrotel.com, or contact the Microtel Franchise Development team by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and by phone at (800) 889-9710, for more information.