Industry Update
Press Release11 September 2015

Vantage Appoints Natalie Stone as Regional VP of Development

To oversee development of Vantage’s Upscale Brands in central region

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL -- Vantage Hospitality's Upscale Brands development team continues to expand with the addition of Natalie Stone, who will serve as the new Regional Vice President of Development for the central region of the U.S. Stone will be responsible for the growth of Vantage's midscale to upscale offerings of Lexington® by Vantage and Jameson Inn® in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

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Prior to joining Vantage Hospitality, Stone was the owner of Grand Hospitality Consultants, a private hospitality consulting firm that specialized in assessing and improving a hotel's performance. In just her first year of business, she helped her portfolio of hotels increase their revenue by more than 21 percent and improve guest satisfaction scores by 34 percent. These clients included properties from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood and IHG, and many independent hotels, resorts and boutiques.

"I really enjoy working one-on-one with a hotel and exploring ways to boost their revenue and bottom line. It's never just one component that makes or breaks success; it's having the right revenue management, the right marketing, the right distribution and the right amenities and guest services all working together that creates long-term success. Vantage is the only hotel company I have found to have all of these resources plus the fairest fees in the industry," said Stone.

With an extensive background in marketing and sales, Stone also served as a Regional Director of Sales for Extended Stay Hotels throughout Colorado and Oklahoma, where she increased her accounts by 62 percent.

"Natalie is one of the hardest-working people I know," said Mark Williams, Group President of Vantage's Upscale Brands. "She has the drive and the experience to make a big difference throughout her region and she's definitely the right person to help us expand our brands."

Stone may be reached at [email protected] or 405-808-8375. For more information, please visit JoinVantageToday.com.

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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 www.JoinVantageHotels.com.
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