Wyndham opens first Microtel with Moda prototype in Canada

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has opened the first Microtel by Wyndham with the Moda prototype in Canada. The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lac-Megantic in Quebec 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 has approximately 110 hotels with more than 1,200 guestrooms in its development pipeline. Thirteen of those properties are planned for Canada. Microtel is the largest brand in Wyndham’s Canadian development pipeline.  
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 developed in collaboration with Microtel owners and architecture firm Hoefer Welker. Moda reduces Microtel's total building footprint by nearly 30 percent versus the previous prototype and delivers more than 70 percent of rentable space.
“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 Keri Putera, Microtel by Wyndham brand leader and VP of operations. “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 have 73 rooms across four stories.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has seen continued demand for select-service new construction prototypes, and the Microtel by Wyndham Moda prototype is a part of the brand’s new-construction growth strategy. The company’s new-construction pipeline now includes more than 260 hotels that are currently under construction contributing to an overall new construction pipeline of 950 hotels that will add approximately 140,000 rooms to its portfolio, both domestically and internationally.

Wyndham currently franchises more than 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries.