Vantage Hospitality Adds Seven Members to Corporate Team
(CLEVELAND, March 4, 2009) – Vantage Hospitality Group, the parent company of Americas Best Value Inn and The Lexington Collection, has added over 20 properties in 2009 as a result of a proactive approach and its innovative Freestyle Brand Affiliation model that works during good and bad economic times. Because of this growth, the company has added seven people to the corporate offices since Jan. 1.
Nicolas Petrone has joined the Vantage team as a director of membership development for Florida, while Joy Weissfield was added on as a member care manager for the North Central Region, and Jesse Ostrum as the director of revenue management for The Lexington Collection. Other recent hires include Maxine Lockhart as accounts manager for groups & meetings, corporate sales coordinator Iris Arthurs, online travel agency administrator Lynnzy Loeffler, and director of distribution Victoria Schell.
[quote]”We take pride in having one of the best ratios of corporate team members to property owners in the industry,” said Roger Bloss, Founder, President and CEO of Vantage Hospitality, which has 27 divisional offices worldwide. “And everything our staff does is for the benefit of our members. This strong group of new corporate team personnel will further enable us to provide the most innovative programs and revenue-generating resources for our members, which leads to success for our brands no matter the economic climate.”[/quote]
[box type=”tick”]About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., Vantage Hospitality Group is the 12th largest hotel company worldwide and the only hotel company to be ranked three years in a row on the Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Founded in 1996, the company has grown to include a broad spectrum of hospitality-related ventures, managing resources in hotel ownership, management, marketing, national brand affiliation and real estate. Vantage’s award-winning membership hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, has been recognized by the lodging industry as one of the fastest growing chains six years in a row. The company continues to grow with The Lexington Collection – the only membership hotel brand in the upper-mid to upscale lodging segments. Vantage will continue to expand its brands domestically, as well as in international markets including India, China, Canada, Mexico, North Africa, and the Gulf Region.[/box]