Heart of a lion: The harsh reality of entrepreneurship

Thomas Magnuson – Co-founder & CEO Magnuson Hotels Pepperdine Graziago Professor John Mooney, Academic Director, Executive Doctorate of Business Administration and Associate Professor at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in conversation with Thomas Magnuson (MBA ‘89) at January 2021’s Graziadio Day Around the World: Europe  – 08 February, 2021 There are a billion different reasons which drive people […]

Hotelbeds deal expands Magnuson Hotels’ access to 60,000 travel trade buyers

London UK/Spokane WA -20 October 2020  Palma, Spain,  20 October 2020 – Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, announces today a new strategic agreement with Magnuson Hotels, the fast growing global franchise alternative brand.  This agreement provides Magnuson Hotels with access to Hotelbeds’ high-value distribution network of more than 60,000 travel trade buyers including tour operators, retail […]

Magnuson Hotels approaches 3X US market performance YTD

23 July 2020 London UK/Spokane WA 2020 Q2 report. Magnuson Hotels, the fast-growing franchise alternative, released its Q2 key performance indicators today, showing the company outperforming the USA hotel market by nearly 3 times in RevPAR (revenue per available room) trends. For June 2020, Magnuson Hotels sustained a chainwide 22% reduction in RevPAR against 2019, […]

Magnuson Hotels Targets Travelodge UK: HospitalityInsights.com

  10 July 2020 London UK/Spokane WA​ courtesy of Katherine Doggrell @ www.hospitalityinsights.com Magnuson Hotels, one of the brands in talks with the Travelodge Owners Action Group, told us that it was ready to invest “significantly”. The landlord group has been looking at alternatives after last month’s vote to pass Travelodge’s CVA, including Accor, Marriott […]

Magnuson Hotels, STR Pioneer Daily Global Data Exchange For Hoteliers.

15 July 2020 London UK Magnuson Hotels, the fast-growing franchise alternative, and STR, the global leader in hotel performance benchmarking, today announced the successful integration of an automated global data exchange that allows hoteliers to receive daily local-market benchmarking. The data exchange is the first integration of its kind. On a nightly basis, each Magnuson […]

Relax, we’ve got this.

Remember the smell of your grandmother’s Sunday afternoon fried chicken? In all the moments before you arrived, you knew she would make you happy. There’s never been a more important time than now for all of us to feel secure, happy, and once again enjoy the freedom of the road. As an affiliation group of […]

Road Trip America! Wisconsin

Wisconsin   Throw some stuff in your car and go explore Wisconsin, July is a great time to hit the road and discover off the beaten path locations. Taking I-90 West from the Chicago Illinois area, you could stop in Janesville and take in the history and architecture of the town as almost 2500 buildings […]

Independence Day

As 2020 is projected to be the worst year ever for hotel occupancy, operators are presented with fresh challenges that can turn into growth opportunities. Because independent hotels are not controlled by large franchise corporations, independent owners have more flexibility and freedom to make changes that are good for travellers, and that will increase overall […]

Hey New York, get outta town!

Drive past the crowds at Niagara Falls, and keep going for the road trip you’ll remember. Go north to Ontario (the Canada border is scheduled to open July 21) and discover a picturesque little town called Listowel, where you can stay comfortably in the Magnuson Hotel Vow. Load your bicycles, because you will want to explore […]