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Press Release 2 October 2014

Bill Hanley to Expand Vantage Hospitality’s International Presence

Appointed Group President of International Development

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CLEVELAND -- Vantage Hospitality Group is continuing its strong development expansion by appointing industry veteran Bill Hanley to Group President of International Development.

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In his role, Hanley will lead the expansion of Canadas Best Value Inn, Lexington by Vantage, Value Hotel Worldwide and Value Inn Worldwide. He will also oversee the international stratification of the brands Vantage is acquiring from America's Best Franchising, building on the inroads already established for some of those brands, such as the Jameson Inn in Kolkata, India.

Hanley joined Vantage back in 2009 to lead its midscale and upscale Lexington brands. Since then, he has grown Lexington's domestic presence and expanded its international growth in South Korea (where Lexington is known as Value Hotel Worldwide), China and Indonesia. Currently, there is a 261-room Lexington Legacy Hotel in Bali, Indonesia; and a 570-room Lexington Hotel in Shenyang, China.

In South Korea last year, the city of Suwon welcomed the upscale, 300-room new construction Value Hotel Worldwide, designed to cater to both domestic and international business travelers who do business with many of the area's top technology companies. The new construction Value Hotel Worldwide in Sejong is the largest and first upscale hotel in that city and expected to open by the end of 2014 or early 2015. Another Value Hotel Worldwide is being developed for Jeju Island in South Korea.

"There is a very large demand for Vantage's unique freestyle brand affiliation model in the international markets," said Hanley. "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."

Other projects in China include a 200-room Lexington Resort in Huangsan City and a 230-room Lexington Hotel in Dujiangyan City, both located just outside of Shanghai. Additionally, there are five other Lexington hotels in the pipeline in Wenchang (on the resort island of Hainan), Guangzhou, Shenyang, Hefei, and Shanghai.

For more international development information, please contact Hanley at 804-922-3937 and [email protected] or visit VantageHospitality.com.

About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Coral Springs, FL, Vantage Hospitality Group, with over 1,000 hotels independently owned and operated, is the only hotel company to be ranked on the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Inc. 500/5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Vantage Hospitality's first hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, is a leader in the limited-service segment (including Value Inn Worldwide and Canadas Best Value Inn) throughout North America and is the world's 10th largest hotel chain. Lexington by Vantage (including Lexington Inn, Lexington Hotel and Lexington Legacy) is Vantage's midscale to upscale brand, with locations worldwide. In July 2014, Vantage entered into an agreement to acquire the Jameson Inns & Suites, Country Hearth Inns & Suites, America's Best Inns & Suites, 3 Palms Hotels & Resorts, and Signature Inn brands. Members of the Americas Best Value Inn and Lexington brands are eligible for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA's Franchise Registry Program, information about which may be found at www.franchiseregistry.com. Vantage continues to grow through affiliations with Vantage Hotel Management (management and operations covering all brands and independent properties), Vantage Insurance Services (a full-service insurance agency specializing in insurance for the hospitality industry), and Brown Nester Hospitality Services (offering comprehensive hotel brokerage and related services). Visit www.JoinABVI.com, www.JoinLexington.com, www.VantageHospitality.com, www.VantageHotelManagement.com, www.VantageInsuranceServices.com or www.BrownNester.com for more information. Lexington franchises are offered by Lexington Franchising, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vantage Hospitality Group.

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24 September 2014 — In his role, Hanley will lead the expansion of Canadas Best Value Inn, Lexington by Vantage, Value Hotel Worldwide and Value Inn Worldwide. He will also oversee the international stratification of the brands Vantage is acquiring from America's Best Franchising, building on the inroads already established for some of those brands, such as the Jameson Inn in Kolkata, India.
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