America's Best Franchising
Forms Innovative Company To
Provide Hospitality Services For
and Emerging Brands
ATLANTA (July 16, 2007) - America's Best Franchising,
Inc. has announced the formation of America's Best Hotel Services, Inc.
(ABHS), a company that will provide a full menu of hospitality services
to independent hotels, emerging brands and other franchisors. ABHS
will offer all the back office functions traditionally only provided by
franchisors. These include Central Reservation Services, website
design, GDS representation, Internet marketing, quality assurance, vendor
programs, environmental programs, training and other programs.
ABHS has already executed franchise service contracts
for two emerging brands:
"We will provide unique services previously not
available to independent hotels or emerging brands," said Doug Collins,
Chairman and CEO of America's Best Franchising, Inc. "These properties
will now have the benefit of our hands-on approach to services while still
retaining their own individual characteristics and ability to focus on
growth without building a whole new infrastructure."
Appointed President of ABHS is Chip Elbers, a
20-year hospitality veteran who is also Vice President of Operations for
America's Best Franchising, Inc.
"This is a great opportunity for independent hoteliers,
emerging brands and others franchisors to have access to our company's
15-plus years of operation and 50-plus years of combined franchise experience,"
said Elbers. "Our focus will be to provide each property with a high
level of service for a reasonable fee."
Budgetel Franchise Systems, LLC, the upper economy
hotel brand recently acquired by Atlanta-based investor group headed
veteran hoteliers Makesh (Mike) Patel and R. C. Patel. Since announcing
plans in March, Budgetel has received inquiries from hoteliers around the
country and expects to open 15 properties during the third quarter.
About America's Best Franchising, Inc.
Select One, LLC, a new mid-priced brand being developed
by hotel veterans Ash Patel and V. J. Patel. With the initial focus
on company-owned properties throughout Texas, the first Select One hotel
is scheduled to open in Austin by year-end.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., America's Best
Franchising, Inc. has owned, operated, managed and franchised hotels since
1992. Doug Collins, a 25-year hospitality veteran, has headed the
company since its inception.
America's Best Franchising, Inc. franchises the
Country Hearth Inns & Suites and America's Best Inns & Suites lodging
systems. Both brands feature the green initiative known as EcoRooms(r)
with products that are energy efficient, water efficient, waste reducing,
and non-toxic and/or biodegradable. EcoRooms are 50% more energy
efficient, 40% more water efficient, and safer and healthier for both guests
and room attendants.
For additional information about America's Best
Franchising, contact 770-393-2662.