Indus Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Farmington, N.Y.
Farmington, NY — Indus Hospitality Group, based in Rochester, N.Y., recently announced the groundbreaking of a new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel in Farmington, N.Y.—part of Wyndham’s Microtel brand founded in Rochester in 1989. The property is scheduled to open in June 2021.
The 60-room hotel will offer free WiFi, a daily breakfast, meeting rooms, outdoor seating areas, guest laundry services, a fitness center, and a business center. Located at 1301 NYS Rte. 332., the property is close to New York State Thruway Exit 46, which serves as the gateway to the Finger Lakes region.
Family-owned Indus Hospitality Group owns and operates more than 60 hotels, restaurants, and properties in the region. The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Farmington is the 10th Microtel by Wyndham hotel in the Indus Hospitality Group portfolio. Last month, the company opened a new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel in Warsaw, N.Y., and last week completed a new Best Western in Brockport, N.Y. Indus’ has plans to break ground on a 125 room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton as part of The Strong’s Neighborhood of Play expansion in downtown Rochester.
“It gives us great pleasure to be able to bring quality and affordable lodging accommodations to the Farmington community and we look forward to welcoming travelers to the area’s newest hotel, scheduled to open in June 2021,” said Tammy Murphy, vice president of Indus.
“We are thrilled to partner with Indus Hospitality Group once again to open their 10th Microtel by Wyndham hotel,” said Keri Putera, brand leader and vice president of brand operations for Microtel. “This milestone is a testament to the Indus team and the Microtel brand’s lasting model of brilliant efficiency built for the modern traveler.”
WYOMING COUNTY/ Microtel Hotel opens in Warsaw
Warsaw, NY 6/19/2020 – Indus Hospitality Group, a hospitality company based in Penfield, announces the opening of a new Microtel Hotel at 287 North Street, Warsaw, NY 14569.
Located 13 miles northeast of Letchworth State Park the 67-room hotel features a spacious meeting room, outside firepit, and offers guests single, double and suite accommodations.
Property highlights include an onsite meeting room, a fitness center, and even a business center to get those last-minute tasks done on the go. Rooms feature a flatscreen television, free wifi, in room coffee service, a microwave, and a fridge.
“It gives us great pleasure to be able to bring quality and affordable lodging accommodations to the Warsaw community and we look forward to welcoming travelers to the area’s newest hotel,” said Jett Mehta the hotel’s owner.
To make reservations you may go to https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel or call the hotel directly at (585) 228-1033
About Microtel Inn & Suites Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brand is an award-winning chain of more than 330 economy hotels located throughout North America and the Philippines. Consistently over-delivering on both guest and owner expectations, Microtel is the only all new-construction hotel in the economy segment. Consistently ranked best-in-class by organizations like The Harris Poll®,” Microtel’s rich award-recognized heritage is backed by 14 J.D. Power honors – the most of any hotel brand in the economy/budget segment.
Microtel prides itself on being an innovator, offering a midscale experience at an economy price with an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Other amenities available at most hotels include meeting and fitness centers, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the program for free at https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham-rewards
Each Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel is independently owned and operated under a franchise agreement with Microtel Inns and Suites Franchising, Inc. (MISF), or its affiliate. MISF is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.microtelinn.com. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,400 hotels and approximately 723,000 rooms in 82 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities.
Four hotel projects underway at Indus Hospitality
Kevin Oklobzija February 20, 2020
Four area hotel projects are in the works for Indus Hospitality Group of Penfield, including the first brand-name lodging in the Wyoming County seat of Warsaw.
Indus is targeting a May opening for a 67-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Warsaw, where the only other motel is the 12-room East Hill Inn on the outskirts of the village.
The other projects include a Hampton Inn & Suites as part of The Strong’s Neighborhood of Play expansion in downtown Rochester, a Microtel Inn & Suites on Route 332 in Farmington and the remodeling and re-branding of Dollinger’s Inn & Suites to a Best Western in the town of Sweden.
While the company’s objective is ensuring travelers a comfortable night away from home, Indus itself apparently never sleeps. The four hotels, along with a new Dunkin’ in the town of Clarkson, will bring the firm’s portfolio to around 60 properties, all in Western New York and the Finger Lakes.
The arrival of the Microtel flag in Warsaw is particularly satisfying for the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency. Jim Pierce, executive director of the IDA, said coaxing a hotel developer to town had been one of the agency’s goals for about four years. Having lodging is a piece of the overall economic development puzzle.
“We made getting a brand hotel a top priority,” Pierce said. “We’re finally going to be on the map.”
The IDA used “good, old-fashioned direct-mail postcards,” Pierce said, sending them to more than 100 hotel developers. Jett Mehta, president of Indus, took action.
“It was actually a market we’ve had interest in for a while, and the community really wanted a hotel,” Mehta said. “Jim Pierce reached out and took me to the site that he thought would be suitable. Then he introduced me to the land owner (local pharmacy owner Jim Rutowski) and it took about 10 minutes before we shook hands on a deal.”
The hotel will be built on the site of a long-ago closed nursing home and will have 15 employees, Mehta said. A $1 million state Round 5 Restore New York Communities Initiative grant helped pay for demolition and construction. The county IDA provided sales and mortgage tax exemptions.
Indus already had roots in Warsaw, opening a Taco Bell in town last year.
Closer to home, the Hampton Inn & Suites adjacent to The Strong will have 125 rooms as well as a much larger swimming pool than the typical Hampton Inn. Mehta expects an April or May groundbreaking, with an opening in late fall of 2021.
“It usually takes about 15 months to build, then a couple months to transition from a construction site to a hospitality site to being guest-ready,” he said.
Indus chose the Hampton flag, considered mid- to upper mid-scale, because of the reputation and appeal. “That brand was not represented in downtown Rochester and they’re kind of a must-do if there’s a market opening,” Mehta said. “We love the brand, and business travelers love the Hampton Inn because they’re consistent and of high quality. But we think it’s also a great brand for leisure travelers certainly because of price point.”
Construction on the Microtel Inn & Suites just south of the junction of routes 332 and 96 in Farmington will begin “as soon as the weather breaks,” Mehta said. He said approvals are all in place and the first guests should be welcomed before the end of the year.
The final hotel project will be the renovation of Dollinger’s Inn & Suites in Sweden. Built as a Holiday Inn Express around 2000, the Dollinger family converted to a private label 10 years later. The property was sold to Indus in December 2018. The conversion to a Best Western will occur this year.
Indus also developed and operates several restaurant properties, including Dunkin’, Taco Bell and KFC. The latest Dunkin’ will go at the corner of routes 104 and 261, sharing a building that also houses a Speedway. The Dunkin’ will have its own storefront, entrance and dining room.
The shop also will be the first “next generation” Dunkin’ in Monroe County, Mehta said. Included in the package are advanced technologies for mobile ordering, pickup and delivery, as well as a brew house-style tap system, he said.