Rank no.390 – Wingate by Wyndham – US
Products & Services: Hotels
Number of Locations: 158
Total Investment: $6.15M – 8.19M
Began Franchising: 1995
About Wingate by Wyndham
The first Wingate Inn hotel was opened in 1996. In 2007, the company became affiliated with Wyndham Worldwide and changed its name to Wingate by Wyndham. Typical amenities include a hot breakfast buffet, high-speed internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center and pool.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Central America, Mexico.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $6,147,170 – $8,201,100
Franchise Fee: $36,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee’s location: 2 days. Regional workshops, 1-3 days; customized property training, varies with fees
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Online, trade shows
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #390 (2013), #184 (2012), #190 (2011), #218 (2010), #316 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #146 (2012), #151 (2011), #168 (2010),
Wingate By Wyndham (formerly known as Wingate Inn) is a brand of independently owned hotels that targets business travelers. Wingate opened its first hotel in July 1996. Since then, over 100 new Wingate by Wyndhams have been opened. It competes with chains like Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hyatt Place. Wingate by Wyndham is a part of Wyndham Worldwide, formerly part of Cendant. As of late 2007, Wingate Inn officially changed its name to Wingate by Wyndham.
The typical Wingate by Wyndham property offers a free hot breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, upscale bedding, and workrooms. Most properties have a 24-hour snack bar or mini-mart, but unlike its previously mentioned competitors, it usually does not have full-service restaurants.