Industry Update
Press Release29 September 2010

Lexington Inn & Suites is Now Open in Stillwater, MN

Former Holiday Inn Express is the first of Lexington’s new designation

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The Lexington Collection

The Lexington Collection® of unique hotels, plaza hotels, and resorts continues to expand with the addition of the Lexington Inn & Suites in Stillwater, MN.


Formerly a Holiday Inn Express®, the Lexington Inn & Suites is located at 2000 Washington Avenue and has 58 spacious guest rooms and suites, a business center, guest laundry facility, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, and a meeting facility. Guests will enjoy the numerous complimentary amenities such as deluxe continental breakfast served daily and access to a nearby 24-hour fitness center.

Located three miles outside of historic downtown Stillwater and just 24 miles from Minneapolis, the Lexington Inn & Suites is conveniently located near many popular attractions, including the Mall of America, Washington County Fairgrounds, and the Metrodome.

According to Jan Burgstrom, general manager of the property, the choice to convert to the Lexington Collection came after quite a bit of research. “We really wanted more control over our property and the freedom to choose the services and amenities that we know will meet and exceed our guests’ expectations,” she said. “Of course, we were also looking to lower our fees without lowering our revenue and the Lexington Collection provided all of the above.”

Bill Hanley, Group President of the Lexington Collection, reiterated Burgstrom’s reasons. “In today’s economic climate, many hotels are looking to lower their fees by converting to another brand, yet they fear that lower fees mean lower revenue. That simply isn’t true with the Lexington Collection. We have the resources, personal service, and tailored revenue-management programs to get a new conversion up and running quickly and with very good results.”

The Lexington Collection is part of Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., the 10th largest hotel company worldwide. Its unique and successful Freestyle® Brand Affiliation Model provides owners with a choice of low, flat fees or a low percentage of revenue; short-term, renewable contracts; no liquidated damages; a voice and a vote in the direction of the brand; and a choice of services and amenities. Located throughout the United States and China, most properties are in the upper-mid to upscale lodging segments. The Vantage family also includes the Americas Best Value Inn®, Canadas Best Value Inn®, Chinas Best Value Inn®, and Value Inn Worldwide® brands.

For more information, please visit or contact Bill Hanley at 804-308-2627.

Christine Thome
Phone: 888-316-2378
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