Howard Johnson properties are midscale, mid-priced hotels with product types ranging from large, full-service hotels to small, highway motels. The Howard Johnson Company was founded in 1925 by entrepreneur Howard Dearing Johnson, who opened the first Howard Johnson hotel in 1954 in Savannah, Georgia. All Howard Johnson properties offer a free continental breakfast and in-room, high-speed Internet access. Owned by Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham unveiled plans in September 2013 to revitalize the brand under its "Reinvigoration" project, a multi-year undertaking focused on elevating the overall guest experience by revitalizing all aspects of the brand—from property design and case goods to signature amenities and service. In April 2018, the "by Wyndham" moniker was added to the name.