Howard Johnson Company Overview
Howard Johnson has both hotels and restaurants in the United States and Canada. The hotel chain's namesake is Howard Deering Johnson, who founded the company in 1925. The flagship hotel was opened in 1954 in Savannah, Georgia. The chain has several different brands that include Howard Johnson Express Inns, Howard Johnson Hotels, Howard Johnson Inns, and Howard Johnson Plaza Hotels. Currently, there are 479 hotel locations in 20 countries.
Howard Johnson is owned by the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, which is headquartered in New Jersey. The parent company employs over 33,000 people. Wyndham earns approximately $4.3 billion in annual revenue. It has over 7,000 hotels with 12 brands, which include Ramada, Microtel, Knights Inn, Howard Johnson, Baymont Inn, Days Inn, Super 8 Motels, Wingate Inn, Travelodge and Wyndham Hotels. Wyndham was formerly known as the Cendant Corporation.
Wyndham has been bestowed with several awards. Fortune recognized Wyndham as one of the Most Admired Companies in 2009. Wyndham was recognized as a Great Pioneer for its commitment to the environment by ConEdison Solutions in 2009. The Lodging Hospitality magazine issued a Chain Leadership award for Green Uniforms.
Howard Johnson Product Line Overview
The hotel properties typically feature a swimming pool, free continental breakfast, free wireless internet access, laundry services, free local calls and pet friendly accommodations. Each property is centrally located to shopping, dining, and attractions.
Guests have access to the Wyndham Rewards program which allows them to earn points towards future stays and other services.
Howard Johnson Locations
The company website lists its popular destinations as Orlando, Tampa, Toronto, San Diego, Atlantic City, Newark, Niagara Falls, Kissimmee, and Anaheim. Some of the countries that have Howard Johnsons include India, Argentina, Canada, Romania, Mexico and Venezuela.
For further information, visit www.hojo.com