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Press Release 7 July 2015

Vantage Hospitality Appoints Full House Hospitality Services Limited and South Pacific Management Marketing Services, Ltd. to Develop Canadas Best Value Inn Brand

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Canadas Best Value Inn Brand

Vantage Hospitality Group, a top 10 global hotel company with over 1,200 properties and seven brands spanning every segment of the lodging industry, has made it clear to its membership that expanding the Canadas Best Value Inn brand is a top priority.


Well known as a hotel company that puts its money where its mouth is, Vantage, through its subsidiary, Vantage Franchising (Canada) Inc., recently signed an exclusive agreement with Glen Blake, CEO of Full House Hospitality Services Limited, to develop the Canadas Best Value Inn brand in the Eastern provinces of Canada. Working closely with Blake will be industry veteran Rick Keene, the vice president of development for Full House Hospitality.

In the West, Arun Deo, president of South Pacific Management Marketing Services, Ltd., will serve as an authorized development director for the brand specifically in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. His son, Anusheel Deo, vice president of South Pacific Management, will assist with the development of the Canadas Best Value Inn brand.

"I can't imagine a more dynamic development team," said Bill Hanley, Vantage Hospitality's Group President of International Development. "Glen and Rick have nearly 80 years of franchising and development experience between them, and Arun has extensive hotel operations and management background and personally has owned two CBVIs. The inside knowledge and experience these men bring to the table is unparalleled and I have no doubt they are exactly who we need to expand the Canadas Best Value Inn brand."

Deo (pictured right) and his family purchased the Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites in Kamloops, BC in 2011, and the CBVI in Langley, BC in 2013, which he recently sold. Before that he worked in multiple positions at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, and was instrumental in creating an award-winning Comfort Inn & Suites in Kamloops as general manager.

"I've been a part of CBVI and the Vantage family for five years now and I truly appreciate how we are so different than any other hotel brand. We have low fees, flexible contracts, a voice and a vote in the direction of our brand, and some of the best revenue and marketing resources in the industry. I'm really looking forward to showing both independent and branded hotel owners how they can better meet their financial goals with Canadas Best Value Inn," said Deo.

Glen Blake's (pictured right) company, Full House Hospitality Services Limited, was the master franchisor for Howard Johnson Canada and Knights Inn Canada, and owns and operated Canada's largest hospitality procurement company, Preferred Alliance Group. Full House provides hospitality consulting services to hotels, inns and restaurants, specializing in independently owned and operated properties.

"The Canadas Best Value Inn brand has a tremendous parent company in Vantage Hospitality Group. They truly have the best resources, distribution channels and corporate team available to help make any hotelier successful. I'm honored to be part of such a successful company and really looking forward to expanding and creating more awareness for CBVI," said Blake.

Arun Deo may be contacted at [email protected] or 250-318-0983 and Blake may be reached at [email protected] or 905-829-4002 x 4911. For more information about Canadas Best Value Inn, please visit

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Canadas Best Value Inn

Canadas Best Value Inn is a part of the Americas Best Value Inn family, which is comprised of over 1,000 inns, hotels and suites in the mid-economy segment. The brand has set industry records for growth and is currently the 10th largest hotel chain in the world.
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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 the

history 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
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