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Vantage Hospitality Named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida

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August 3, 2010

Vantage Hospitality Named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida

Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., the 10th?largest hotel company with over 900 locations worldwide, has been named one of Florida?s?Best Companies To Work Forby?Florida Trend?magazine. ?The rankings, which recognize 100 companies out of the thousands throughout the state, appear in the August issue and on FloridaTrend.com.

Vantage Hospitality originated in 1996 with a partnership group consisting of five friends, including Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer?Bernie Moyle, who directs operations from the worldwide headquarters in Coral Springs, and Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer?Roger Bloss, who is based in California and oversees the company?s worldwide development.
With limited funds and over 80 other national hotel chains in existence, this partnership group broke every rule when it comes to starting a company, such as never going into business with friends, making sure you’re not undercapitalized, not entering a saturated industry, and not reinventing an established way of doing business.
Knowing there had to be a better business model than the typical hotel franchise, these five partners launched a brand that would put the interests of its hotel owners first. ?Starting with just two hotels, Americas Best Value Inn? was introduced in 1999 and has proceeded to break industry records for growth by expanding to over 900 properties throughout North America and China, making it the fastest-growing hotel chain over the last 10 years.
The Vantage family has since grown to include the Canadas Best Value Inn?, Chinas Best Value Inn?, Value Inn Worldwide? and Lexington Collection? hotel brands as the same five partners continue their involvement with the company to this day.?This family philosophy has also extended throughout the organization to all employees, resulting in a high promotion rate, low turnover and harmonious work environments.
?Vantage believes strongly in offering the continuing opportunity and challenge of ongoing education. In fact, education is one of our core values, as we support all hotel owners and our corporate team members by ?educating, not mandating.? ?The corporate headquarters in Coral Springs has become the ideal setting for our talented and focused team to accomplish their goals and grow professionally due to our strong lines of communication, and the wealth of training and educational opportunities. ?We?re thrilled to be recognized by?Florida Trend?and this will be a plaque that we?ll be very glad to add to our crowded trophy case,? said Moyle.
Other recent accolades for Vantage Hospitality include being the only hotel company to be named to?Inc.magazine?s prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in each of the last four years; Americas Best Value Inn being named the fastest-growing hotel chain in the U.S. from 2003-06; earning?Lodging Hospitality?magazine?s National Chain Leadership Award six times in the last seven years; over two dozen national and international marketing awards over the last five years; and Bloss being named the 2006 Innovator of the Year by?Lodging?magazine and to?Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International?s 2009 Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing.
Companies that chose to participate in the?Best Companies To Work For?in Florida underwent a two-part survey process. ?The first part consisted of evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. ?The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

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