HoJo NueVo: Howard Johnson Getting His Groove Back in Argentina

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It’s hard to remember the last time you heard about a new Howard Johnson hotel opening in North America. That’s because the chain peaked in 1975 with 1,500 properties in the U.S. and Canada. The Carter-era oil embargo and rapid rise of fast food joints crushed the company’s motor lodge/sit-down restaurant model. Do a Google News search today for “new …

HoJo con PoLo: Howard Johnson Goes Upscale in Argentina

Patrick Archer argentina polo, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

As the wave of new developments and gated communities grows in Buenos Aires, Clarin reports on the simultaneous growth in the number of local projects featuring luxury hotels and resort-style amenities. “The goal is to offer a value-added service to the property owner,” says Clarin, “giving them benefits within the development (assorted discounts) and enhancing the overall comfort level of …