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 Vagabond Franchise System, Inc Gains New Franchise in Rancho Cordova, California; 
The former 116-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott Re-branded Vagabond Inn
Executive Sacramento (Rancho Cordova)

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 26, 2006 - Vagabond Franchise System, Inc, announces the opening of its newest property, a Vagabond Inn Executivesm, in Rancho Cordova, CA.  This mid-market limited-service 116-room property is located in the City of Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County at the Zinfandel exit from Highway 50.  The re-branded hotel was built and previously operated as a Fairfield Inn by Marriott prior to acquisition by Vista Investments.

Vista Investments, the owner and developer has submitted plans to the city for an extensive remodel and addition.  Upon completion, the hotel will have a drive-under porte cochere, an extended lobby featuring vaulted ceilings, new and relocated front desk, an expanded breakfast room, a library/business center, a conference room, a gym, an expanded pool area including the addition of a spa and water feature, and completely remodeled guest rooms.  One of the many exciting features being added to the property will be the addition of flat panel televisions.

Don Johnson, CEO and President of Vagabond Franchise System said, “We are pleased to be able to add yet another property in the Sacramento area – where we have enjoyed strong business over the years at our other hotels.  This hotel serves the Mather Commerce Center, home to a large number of local, regional and national businesses.”  Mr. Johnson added, “The hotel has good bones, and with the investment in capital improvements to be made by Vista Investments, we will be able to re-position the hotel to more favorably compete in this corporate market.”

Bruce Weitzman, Vagabond Franchise System’s Vice President, Franchise Development commented, “This property offers our guests yet another convenient off-highway location, with amenities and features that will give our guests a good bargain for their hospitality dollar.  We are once again pleased to see Vista Investments bring us another mid-scale property in a market we know to be solid on the demand side of the equation.”

Vagabond Franchise System, Inc. franchises Vagabond Inn®and Vagabond Inn Executivesm limited-service, economy and mid-priced lodging properties that appeal to value conscious business and leisure travelers.  There are presently 42 Vagabond locations in California, Washington and Nevada.


Bruce Weitzman
Vice President, Franchise Development
Vagabond Franchise System, Inc.
Phone 888-269-3669

Also See: Vagabond Franchise System Reduces Royalty Fee for Existing Franchisees / November 2005

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