Vantage Hospitality Appoints Patrick Mullinix as Group President of Vantage’s Value Brands
When Patrick Mullinix joined Vantage Hospitality in 2002 as Senior Director of Membership, Americas Best Value Inn had just under 200 properties. By 2007, there were over 700 properties throughout North America and Mullinix and his development team had put Americas Best Value Inn on the map as the fastest-growing hotel company in the world.
As the new Group President of Vantage's Value Brands, Mullinix will oversee the development and stratification of Signature Inn, America's Best Inns & Suites, Americas Best Value Inn and Country Hearth Inns & Suites. These offerings will be differentiated by price point, technology, location and the amenities and services offered.
"Value is perceived when you are able to exceed someone's expectations," said Mullinix. "And with multiple tiers of economy brands, we will be able to provide true value to both hotel owners and consumers."
Last month, Vantage announced the addition of Mark Williams, the new Group President of Vantage's Midscale and Upscale Brands. Williams leads the domestic development and stratification of Lexington Inns, Lexington Hotels, Lexington Legacy, Jameson Inns & Suites, and 3 Palms Hotels & Resorts.
On the international front, Bill Hanley is now the Group President of International Development and will continue the steady expansion Vantage has made in Canada, South Korea, China, India and Indonesia.
"I can't imagine a more dynamic development team in the industry," said Roger Bloss, founder, president and CEO of Vantage. "With our addition of the ABF brands and Patrick, Bill and Mark leading the development charge, we are now able to bring more ROI through revenue management, distribution, sales, and marketing to owners in every segment of the industry. From budget to resort, throughout the world, we've got it covered!"
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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.