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Americas Best Value Inn Adds 500th Hotel to Chain

Hotel Chain Named Fastest Growing Hotel Chain in the Country Three Years Running

Americas Best Value Inn Americas Best Value Inn, the fastest growing hotel chain in the country for three consecutive years, recently added its 500th property to the chain with the addition of a hotel in downtown Orlando. In only its fifth year of operation, Americas Best Value Inn ranks among the 20 largest hotel chains in the world with more than 30,000 guest rooms throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"Our incredible growth is due mainly to our unique membership model for hotel owners, which was founded on the idea of educating, not mandating," Roger Bloss, founder, CEO and president of Americas Best Value Inn, said. "This results in a higher level of owner participation and commitment."

Under its parent Vantage Hospitality Group, Americas Best Value Inn operates a unique membership-based structure based on a flat membership and marketing fee determined by the number of rooms at the property. Through an elected Advisory Board and Advertising Council, all members have a voice in the guidelines and policies. In 2004, members received an overall average return on investment of more than 600 percent. Average annual membership renewal rates exceed 98 percent.

Americas Best Value Inn was named the fastest growing hotel chain in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by Lodging Hospitality. The magazine also awarded Americas Best Value Inn with the National Chain Leadership Award in 2003 and 2005. Originally founded as Best Value Inn, the company changed its name in 2005 to Americas Best Value Inn to reflect its rapid growth throughout North America.

Consumer studies show that more than 95 percent of travelers look for convenient locations and price when choosing a hotel -- Americas Best Value Inn offers both. With its 500 locations, guests enjoy clean, comfortable accommodations at an affordable rate wherever they travel. In the past year, the chain's reservations have increased 45 percent and Web site traffic has increased 300 percent.

"A vast majority of our inns, hotels, and suites are family-owned," Bloss said. "This family relationship carries over into the service and quality that our guests receive from each location. Our owners take great pleasure in providing hometown pride, convenience and affordable rooms to their guests."



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