Developer Pete Patel signed an agreement with Microtel by Wyndham for five new-build Moda prototypes in Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Patel participated in the developer council that advised Microtel on the new Moda design, which launched five months ago.
Microtel by Wyndham designed the Moda prototype to increase operational efficiencies and lower development costs. The economy brand consulted with an advisory collective of owners, operators and managers and integrated their feedback into the new design. Moda reduces Microtel’s total footprint 28 percent compared to the previous prototype and delivers more than 70 percent rentable space. More than a dozen of the hotels in Microtel’s pipeline will adopt the new design.
"The Wyndham team included us in the creative process as they were designing the Moda prototype for Microtel, which shows me that they care about evolving their brands in ways that work for those of us who build and operate them,” Patel said in a statement. “It's all about having a collaborative relationship with the brand, which is why we are excited to build these new Microtel hotels."
Patel’s agreement with Microtel calls for properties in Destin and Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Saint Rose and Chalmette, La.; and Midland, Texas.
The Microtel by Wyndham brand consists of more than 340 locations across North America, Mexico and the Philippines. As of June, it had 93 hotels in its development pipeline, 67 in the United States and 26 internationally. The first hotels with the new Moda prototype design are slated to break ground later this year.