Americas Best Value Inn® kicked off the year with the addition of 18 new properties during the first quarter of 2014. Throughout North America, hotel owners continue to embrace ABVI’s innovative model that provides the best value and most reliable return on investment in brand affiliation.
With over 120 locations in Texas, ABVI welcomed six more in the state, including two in Houston and a 160-room property in Corpus Christi. Among the other additions are a 113-room inn in Wilmington, NC; a 93-room location in Hammond, LA; and properties in tourist destinations such as Augusta, GA and Ozark, AR, which is on the southern edge of the Ozark Mountains.
ABVI’s 18 new inns, hotels and suites totaled 1,162 rooms and included conversions from Best Western®, Days Inn® and Travelodge®, reflecting ABVI’s continuing status as a very viable alternative to the legacy brands.
A limited-service brand, ABVI operates under Vantage Hospitality’s unique Freestyle® brand affiliation, which allows hotel owners to pay low, flat, monthly fees based on number of rooms – not a percentage of revenue as do traditional hotel brands that typically charge fees that are three to five times higher than ABVI’s. Owners also have short-term agreements, A Voice and A Vote℠ in the direction of the brand, reasonable property improvement plans, and the one-of-a-kind “100% Return On Investment Promise.”
“Hotel owners continue to realize the value in our Freestyle model, which includes numerous innovative programs and comprehensive resources that help them drive revenue, including the Vantage Competitive Intelligence Program and Vantage Academy. We’re also always further advancing technology to help our hotel owners succeed,” said Roger Bloss, the Founder, President and CEO of Vantage Hospitality Group, the eighth largest hotel company worldwide and parent company of Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn®, Value Hotel Worldwide®, Value Inn Worldwide® and Lexington by Vantage℠.
The 2013 U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide issued by HVS reported that ABVI’s fees represented the lowest of all major national economy brands surveyed.
About Americas Best Value Inn
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 is the world’s 10th largest hotel chain with over 1,000 hotels throughout North America. Members of the Americas Best Value Inn brand are eligible for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA’s Franchise Registry Program, information about which may be found at www.franchiseregistry.com.
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, 2012 and 2013 Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Vantage continues to grow with the Lexington Hotel and Lexington Inn brands (Vantage’s midscale to 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). Lexington by Vantage franchises in the United States are offered by Lexington Franchising, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vantage Hospitality Group. Visit www.JoinABVI.com, www.JoinLexington.com, www.VantageHospitality.com, www.VantageHotelManagement.com, www.VantageInsuranceServices.com or www.BrownNester.com for more information.