Oakwood Worldwide extends American Heartlands Midwest franchise operation

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US: Oakwood Worldwide has expanded its relationship with American Heartland, Inc. by extending the company’s franchisee agreement.

American Heartland now has exclusive rights to operate the Oakwood and ExecuStay brands in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio (excluding Cleveland).

American Heartland, based in Westerville, Ohio, has been a franchisee for Oakwood Worldwide since Oakwood Worldwide acquired the ExecuStay brand from Marriott in 2012. 

"American Heartland was founded with the same entrepreneurial spirit as Oakwood Worldwide and we have found that their culture closely matches ours, which makes it an easy decision to broaden our partnership with them," said Jeffrey Chase, director franchise sales and development, Oakwood Worldwide. "Furthermore, it will allow us to fortify our presence in the marketplace, broaden the inventory options available to our clients and provide our clients with greater knowledge of the local market. This enhanced presence for Oakwood Worldwide in these markets, coupled with the outstanding service capabilities of American Heartland, offers our clients and guests greater options and flexibility with their extended-stay business travel needs."

"It has been a tremendous learning experience working with Oakwood and the ExecuStay brand the past several years," said Mitch Smith, COO, American Heartland, Inc. "With this wonderful opportunity to now also support the Oakwood brand and to expand our footprint in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio we're excited to continue offering great customer service to our guests, to serve as a strategic partner for Oakwood in the region and to advance our business."



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