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Americas Best Value Inn Adds 68 Properties in First Half of 2009

Americas Best Value Inn, the 10th largest limited-service hotel chain, enjoyed continued strong growth during the second quarter of 2009 that contributed to the addition of 68 new properties across North America during the first six months of the year.

Americas Best Value Inn After bringing on 32 hotels during the first quarter, Americas Best Value Inn added 36 locations between April and June. The 68 new properties, totaling 4,068 rooms and including two Canadas Best Value Inns and three new constructions in Texas, demonstrate that the unique Freestyle Brand Affiliation model works during good and bad economic times.

'Hoteliers continue to realize the value in our affordable alternative to franchising, including the many innovative programs and comprehensive resources that help them drive their return on investment,' said Roger Bloss, Founder, President and CEO of Vantage Hospitality Group, which is the parent company of Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Chinas Best Value Inn, Value Inn Worldwide, and The Lexington Collection. 'As the hospitality industry continues to struggle, Vantage Hospitality and its brands are growing and evolving by constantly adding more corporate support team personnel and further advancing technology and resources to generate more revenue for our members.'

Americas Best Value Inn's largest additions in June were a 100-room hotel in Mesquite, Texas, which is located outside of Dallas, and a 79-room property in Beckley, W.V. Other additions to the ABVI family included properties in Hannibal, Mo.; Athens, Tenn.; Douglasville, Ga.; Uvalde, Texas; Henryetta, Okla.; Leeds, Ala.; Escanaba, Mich.; Ronks, Pa.; LeMars, Iowa; Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; and Rock Hill, S.C.



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