ABM Engineering Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), has been awarded multi-year contracts with two California hotel properties -- the Hotel Nikko San Francisco and the Ramada Inn West Hollywood -- to provide comprehensive engineering and maintenance services.
Our relationships with Hotel Nikko and Ramada Inn reflect the expansion of our hospitality business across the country," he added.
This purchase is designed to expand POS's base of selected high traffic locations with such nationally recognized purveyors of goods and services as Texaco, Getty Oil, Holiday Inns, Ramada Inns
, Toys-R-Us, Foodtown, IGA Supermarkets, Quality Inns and National Resort locations.
Wayne's background also includes extensive commercial work for companies such as Coca-cola, American Express, MasterCard Hong Kong, Kodak Films, Toyota Motors, Kenner Toys, Ramada Inns
and many others.
By the end of 1995, all Ramada hotels will fall into one of three categories: Ramada Limiteds, Ramada Inns, or Ramada Plaza Hotels.
All 800 hotels will be required to make significant adjustments in operating standards in the coming year, with new flexible food and beverage arrangements available at Ramada Inns, and more uniform continental breakfast offerings at Ramada Limiteds.
The result is three tiers: about 150 Ramada Plaza Hotels, about 500 Ramada Inns, and about 150 Ramada Limiteds.
While Ramada Inns will remain full-service operations, profitable alternatives such as limited menus, buffets or deli-style options and more flexible hours may be permitted, depending on the local market.
With this acquisition, Northwest Lodging -- the largest franchiser of Ramada Inns
on the West Coast -- will now operate hotels under nine different franchise brands covering economy and limited service properties to deluxe and full-service hotels: Best Western, Execulodge, Hilton, Howard-Johnson, Residence Inn by Marriott, Radisson, Ramada, Travelodge and WestCoast.