Industry Update
Press Release11 May 2016

Vantage Hotels Adds Lexington Hotel and Canadas Best Value Inn in Sudbury, ON

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CLEVELAND -- Vantage Hotels has entered Sudbury, Ontario for the first time with the additions of a 77-room Lexington® Hotel and 45-room Canadas Best Value Inn®.


Formerly a Howard Johnson, the Lexington Hotel is undergoing extensive renovations. All of the guestrooms are being completely gutted and updated with new flooring, bathroom fixtures, counter tops, tile, furniture, bedding and wallcoverings. The renovations are being done in stages so that, at any one time, a large number of hotel rooms will be available to the public. The lobby also will be renovated with new furniture and flooring that will extend throughout the hotel.

The Lexington features a fitness room, free Wi-Fi, 11,000 square feet of event space with on-site catering and AV equipment, and Brady's Restaurant, home to the acclaimed Sunday brunch, Friday Night Italian Buffet and a bar/lounge. The hotel is pet friendly and 100 percent non-smoking.

"It was time for something different," said Shelley Peever, general manager of the Lexington Hotel. "We have a great building in a great location, but we wanted to take this hotel in a different direction and Lexington offered us the perfect opportunity to make the changes we know are important to our guests, and that will positively impact the community and our bottom line."

The Canadas Best Value Inn, formerly the Cardinal Motor Inn, is expected to be fully operating under the CBVI banner later this month. The property also is completing a renovation program that will enhance the exterior, upgrade guestrooms and result in a new lobby and breakfast area. The hotel features two restaurants, Taphouse and Fired Up Pizza, and has free Wi-Fi, room service and airport transportation.

"We were looking for a brand that would help us reposition the Cardinal Motor Inn within a crowded Sudbury market. CBVI fit that requirement very well. We look forward to working with Vantage Hotels and the CBVI team to achieve all our goals," said CBVI Sudbury owner Joe DiPietro.

Vantage Hotels has more than 30 properties throughout Canada, including 14 in Ontario. The Sudbury property is the second Lexington in the country, joining a Lexington Inn & Suites in Windsor, ON.

For more information about Lexington and Canadas Best Value Inn, visit or contact Bill Hanley, Group President of International Development, at 804-308-2627 or [email protected].

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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