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March 26, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Motels of America Corp., a fast-growing 23-motel chain based in San Diego, plans to buy 45 Super 8 motels this summer in a $73-million cash deal financed through a public master limited partnership. Acting as general partner, MOA will buy the motels, totaling 2,789 rooms, from Super 8 Motels Inc. of Aberdeen, S.D. Spread over 16 states, the motels being acquired are the only Super 8s among the 400 motels nationwide that Super 8 owns.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1991 | United Press International
American Telephone & Telegraph Co. announced that Super 8 Motels Inc. will renew and expand its contract with AT&T to offer long-distance telephone service in more than 800 properties nationwide. The four-year contract is valued at up to $40 million, AT&T said. AT&T provides long-distance service to more than 600 U.S. Super 8 properties.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Cendant Corp. said Tuesday that it will promote Mary Mahoney to president and chief executive of its Howard Johnson hotel chain, replacing Stephen Phillips, who'll become CEO at Canada's AFM Hospitality Corp. Mahoney will be the first woman to head a major hotel brand, Cendant said. Meanwhile, Cendant, a direct marketer and franchiser that's been embroiled in an accounting scandal since April, said it will report second-quarter earnings next week.
TRAVEL
April 18, 1999
AmeriSuites (800) 833-1516 Internet:http://www.amerisuites.com Aston (800) 922-7866 http://www.aston-hotels.com Best Western (800) 528-1234 http://www.bestwestern.com Budget Host (800) 283-4678 http://www.budgethost.com Canadian Pacific (800) 441-1414 http://www.cphotels.com Clarion (800) 252-7466 http://www.clarioninn.com Comfort Inns (800) 228-5150 http://www.comfortinns.com Courtyard (800) 321-2211 http://www.courtyard.com Days Inn (800) 329-7466 http://www.daysinn.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1988 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
The motel room was little more than a bed and a shower, but for years a tired traveler could find lodging for less than $10 along every major highway that crisscrossed America. With names like Motel 6, Super 8 and Western 6, at least a dozen large chains promised a clean room, clean sheets and perhaps a coffee shop nearby. And their $6 to $8 room rates were the same at every location.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
Madeline CARROLL has decided this interview will be conducted on a bed that is way too big for her in a suite at the Four Seasons. After shaking hands, the tiny 12-year-old plops on a corner of the massive mattress in her sunny orange party dress, propped on her elbows. The girl who says acting "fell in her lap" is generating powerful buzz for her sharp, emotional portrayal of Kevin Costner's precocious daughter in "Swing Vote."
TRAVEL
December 14, 1997 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Holiday-poor? You're not alone. And on the chance you're suddenly more receptive than usual to the idea of using a budget hotel or motel on an upcoming journey, here's an update on what's out there and how much it costs. The surprising news, for someone who hasn't looked closely in a while, is that those familiar names of old--Motel 6 and Travelodge, for instance--are still there, but they're outnumbered by Days Inns, Comfort Inns and Super 8s.
TRAVEL
May 19, 1991 | BILL HUGHES
As the summer travel season approaches, here's an update on seniors' discounts at major hotel/motel chains. Best Western: More than 1,300 independently owned franchise hotels. Offers 10% off to those 55 years and older and members of the American Assn. of Retired Persons (AARP). Reservations required. Call (800) 528-1234. Budgetel Inns: String of economical motels in Midwest and South. Offers 10% off to those 55 and older. Call Budgetel at (800) 428-3438.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1998 | TOM PETRUNO
A bull market is all about big numbers. And in this, the greatest stock bull market of all time, the numbers have become very, very big. General Electric Co., for example, recently became the first U.S. company to top $300 billion in market value (that is, the company's stock price times the number of its shares outstanding). That means that investors collectively now believe that GE, by itself, is worth as much as half the entire U.S. stock market was worth in late 1974.
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