Second Upscale Value Hotel Worldwide to be Built in South Korea
Projected opening December 2013
Just two months ago, Value Hotel Worldwide announced it was developing the first upscale hotel and the largest of any kind in the newly created city of Sejong, South Korea. Today, it announced a second development of a new-construction, high-end Value Hotel Worldwide in the city of Suwon, located just 22 miles south of Seoul.
The 20-floor, 300-room hotel includes five floors of underground parking, shops, offices, restaurants, and lounges. Amenities include an exercise room/spa, meeting space, banquet facilities, Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas and the latest technology. This new construction hotel is expected to open in December of this year.
Last December, Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., the 8th largest hotel company worldwide, announced that it had entered into a master license agreement with Service Legend Inc., to introduce the Value Inn Worldwide and Value Hotel Worldwide brands to South Korea. And that agreement is clearly producing tremendous results.
According to Joon Park, the CEO of Service Legend and a principal of the master licensee for AHLEI in South Korea, there is a very strong need for upscale lodging throughout South Korea. "Business and manufacturing within South Korea continue to grow exponentially and the need for superior, upscale lodging, especially for our international business travelers, has never been stronger. Value Hotel Worldwide is the perfect fit for this quickly emerging and expanding niche."
The hallmark of Value Hotels and Value Inns is superior staff training and personalized service. Through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), each staff member will undergo extensive cross-training and certification.
"There is such a great need for world-class lodging in many of the major cities of South Korea, and this development clearly meets that need," said Bill Hanley, managing director of international development for Vantage Hospitality. "Vantage's affiliation with Joon Park and Service Legend has allowed us to bring our global resources and strong distribution channels to South Korea. By providing hotel owners throughout the world with a recognizable brand and the best distribution technology available, we have been able to make the world a smaller, more accessible place to do business."
For more information about Vantage Hospitality Group and its brands, please visit VantageHospitality.com or call 888-316-2378.
About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., has been recognized as one of the most progressive hotel companies in thehistory of the lodging industry. With over 1,200 properties worldwide, Vantage is the only hotel company to be ranked among the Inc. 500/5000 List of America"s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for eight consecutive years. Supported by the resources of a franchise and the freedom of a membership organization, hotel owners around the globe have embraced Vantage"s philosophy that puts control back in their hands, allowing them to be "In Business for Themselves, Not by Themselves." Vantage Hotels is among the top 10 hotel franchisors based on the number of hotels in its system. Whether a property is a member of Vantage"s legacy brands, the award-winning Americas Best Value Inn brand (with its sister brands, Canadas Best Value Inn and Value Inn Worldwide) and the ground-breaking Lexington by Vantage, or of the Jameson Inn, Country Hearth Inn & Suites, or Signature Inn brands, all Vantage Hotels members enjoy the opportunity to maximize their revenue and asset value through Vantage"s low fees and reasonable contract terms; flexible, straightforward agreements; A Voice and A Vote® in major brand initiatives; the most comprehensive resources, support and CRS in the industry; sensible PIPs, and a culture that is centered on educating, not mandating. Membership in Vantage brands in the United States is offered (as a franchise) through Vantage Franchising, Inc., and in Canada, through Vantage Franchising (Canada) Inc., wholly-owned subsidiaries of Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.JoinVantageHotels.com.