The first Super 8 opened in Aberdeen, South Dakota in October 1974, charging $8.88 per night. In 1993, Cendant Corporation, then HFS Inc., acquired the brand.
- Super 8 franchises hotels in China, the United States and Canada.
- Super 8 is the largest economy chain based upon number of properties,
according to Smith Travel Research, a US organization.
- In 2003 Super 8 was named the number-one lodging franchise in the US
Entrepreneur magazine's 24 annual Franchise 500 edition.
- Super 8 is committed to offering each guest a clean room and friendly service.