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Former Best Western is now a Lexington Inn

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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The Lexington Inn flag is now flying at the former Best Western in Hammond, LA, conveniently located just a short distance between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Following the Lexington Inn standards, the 60-room hotel has an exercise room and business center, and offers guests a complimentary, full breakfast each morning.

“I’ve known Vantage and its partners, Roger Bloss and Bernie Moyle, for a long time. So when they offered a membership brand in the midscale segment with short-term contracts, I knew it was going to be the right fit for my hotel,” said owner Ashok (Andy) Patel. “I like the way Roger and Bernie operate. When they tell you they’re going to do something, you know they will get it done. They are very honest and work for the benefit of the hotel owner.”

Patel said the hotel is currently undergoing guest room renovations that should be completed by the end of February. Plenty of finished rooms will be available for the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, events Patel hopes to benefit from.

“Andy is a great example of our Lexington Inn owners,” said Bill Hanley, group president of Lexington by Vantage. “He was looking for a midscale, select-service brand that would give him the flexibility to market and operate his hotel without the unreasonable mandates of his former brand. Yet he still needed the resources of an international hotel company. Lexington does all that and more with the lowest fees in the industry, so now Andy can put more money back into his hotel, which is exactly what he’s doing.”

For more information about Lexington by Vantage, a collection of inns, hotels & suites, please visit JoinLexington.com or call 888-316-2378.

About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, Vantage Hospitality Group is the 8th largest hotel company worldwide with over 1,000 hotels independently owned and operated, and the only hotel company to be ranked on the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Vantage Hospitality’s first hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, is a leader in the limited-service segment (including Value Inn Worldwide and Canadas Best Value Inn) throughout North America and has been recognized by the lodging industry as the fastest-growing chain over the past decade. The company recently added the Value Inn Signature and Value Hotel Worldwide segments, created specifically to fill a void in the international market. Vantage continues to grow with the Lexington Hotel and Lexington Inn brands (Vantage’s upper-mid and upscale brands) and through affiliations with Vantage Hotel Management (management and operations covering all brands and independent properties), Vantage Insurance Services (a full-service insurance agency specializing in insurance for the hospitality industry), and Brown Nester Hospitality Services (offering comprehensive hotel brokerage and related services). Visit www.JoinABVI.com, www.JoinLexington.com, www.VantageHospitality.com, www.VantageHotelManagement.com, www.VantageInsuranceServices.com or www.BrownNester.com for more information.

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