Vantage Hospitality Named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida for Second Straight Year
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., the 10th largest hotel company with over 1,000 locations worldwide in just 11 years, has been named, for the second year in a row, as one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trendmagazine.?The rankings, which recognize 100 companies out of the thousands throughout the state, appear in the August issue and on FloridaTrend.com.
?We?re thrilled and honored to be recognized by Florida Trend for the second straight year. Vantage Hospitality?s 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 ongoing training and educational opportunities,? said Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer Bernie Moyle.
Known throughout the hospitality industry for its philosophy to ?educate, not mandate? when dealing with hotel owners, Vantage also supports its corporate team members the same way. More than half of Vantage?s team that interacts with hotel owners on a daily basis has earned top industry certifications. These designations provide an increased understanding of the hotel business, which increases job and personal satisfaction for the employees, makes the company more productive, and results in Vantage?s hoteliers enjoying more meaningful assistance that boosts their return on investment.
Vantage Hospitality originated with a partnership group consisting of five friends, including 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 international 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, Vantage launched a brand that puts 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 950 properties throughout North America and China, making it the fastest-growing hotel chain over the last decade.
The Vantage family has since grown to include the Canadas Best Value Inn?, Chinas Best Value Inn?, Value Inn Worldwide?, Lexington Hotel?, and Lexington Inn? 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.
?While it is very rewarding to be recognized by your peers, my partners and I are especially moved by being recognized as a great place to work. Our team is our greatest asset and while our competitors try to copy our business model, they can?t copy the heart and soul of our company,? said Bloss.
Other accolades for Vantage Hospitality in recent years include: 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 five years; a six-time winner of Lodging Hospitality magazine?s National Chain Leadership Award; over two dozen national and international marketing awards over the last six years; Hotel Vikas Diamond Award for Best Franchisor in 2010 and 2011; and Bloss being named the 2006 and 2010 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.