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Mark Neppl Appointed Director of Online Distribution
Development for the Vantage Hospitality Group

(Coral Springs, FL) - July 10, 2007 - Vantage Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Neppl as Director of Online Distribution Development.  Neppl brings over 10 years of E-commerce expertise to Vantage Hospitality's national brand affiliation.  His areas of responsibilities include leading current and new online marketing and sales strategy development with such companies as Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, and other Online Travel Agencies. 

Neppl began his travel industry career with Carnival Cruise Lines and has pioneered new online distribution channels for such campaigns as Alamo/National Car Rental, Spirit Airlines, and most recently with Bluegreen Corporation as the Director of E-commerce of vacation rentals.  

Reporting to Gianna Rivera, Vice President of Electronic Distribution of Development for Vantage Hospitality Group, Neppl will lead online development projects and Web 2.0 standards to support the Americas Best Value Inn and Lexington Collection brand affiliation services.   

According to Neppl, the Internet is the ideal forum for Vantage Hospitality's national brand affiliation model and offers economies of scale to guests and hotel owners worldwide.  The unique affiliation model allows owners to maintain their freedom when managing their hotels.

About Vantage Hospitality Group 
Vantage Hospitality Group, the parent company of Americas Best Value Inn and The Lexington Collection, is the 12th largest hotel company worldwide, and the only hotel brand to be ranked on the 2006 Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Founded in 1996, the company has grown to include a broad spectrum of hospitality-related ventures. Vantage manages resources in hotel ownership, management, marketing, national brand affiliation and real estate. Vantage’s award winning membership hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, has been recognized by the lodging industry as the fastest growing chain four years in a row. In February 2005, Vantage added the global central reservation system, GenaRes, to its portfolio and continues to grow with its recent introduction of the upscale hotel chain, The Lexington Collection – the only membership hotel brand in the three to four star lodging segment. In 2006, Vantage introduced its membership model to the China hospitality market through its hotel brands, Chinas Best Value Inn and The Lexington Collection.  

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Contact:

Christine Thome, PR Director     
   cthome@vantagehospitality.com   
888.316.2378  
 http://www.vantagehospitality.com

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Also See: Best Value Inn Brand Membership Exceeds 650 properties in Seven Years of Operation / June 2006
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