CLEVELAND—Americas Best Value Inn/Canadas Best Value Inn enjoyed more solid growth during the second quarter of 2014 with the addition of 21 properties to the system. ABVI and CBVI are part of the Vantage Hospitality Group family of brands with over 1,000 properties, which also enhanced its segment offerings earlier this month when it agreed to acquire America’s Best Franchising’s hotel brands.
ABVI welcomed three properties in Illinois and two apiece in Oklahoma, Iowa, and Texas. Among the 21 new inns, hotels, and suites are a 120-room former GuestHouse Inn & Suites in Fort Collins, Colo.; an 85-room former Days Inn in Vandalia, Ill.; a 69-room, two-diamond property in New Paltz, N.Y.; a 60-room former Days Inn in Bristol, Pa.; a 55-room, two-diamond former Best Western in Denham Springs, La.; and a 40-room new construction in Houston, Texas.
The Canadas Best Value Inn brand added two locations—a 62-room former independent in Whitecourt, Alberta; and a 67-room former Ramada in Valemount, British Columbia. CBVI now totals 30 properties in seven provinces and territories throughout the country.
“Our new properties are coming in all shapes and sizes, including new builds and conversions. Our unique new construction program, which waives membership fees for the first year of operation and gives hotel owners the choice of using ABVI’s prototype or their own design, continues to attract a lot of interest. Independent hoteliers are joining to enjoy our numerous innovative programs and comprehensive resources that help them drive revenue. And conversions from other chains remain high, reflecting ABVI’s status as an affordable alternative to the legacy brands,” said Roger Bloss, the founder, president, and CEO of Vantage Hospitality, which is the parent company of Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Value Hotel Worldwide, Value Inn Worldwide, and Lexington by Vantage.