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Steve Belmonte Launches Centerstone Inns, Hotels & Plaza Hotels

New Three-Segment Brand Designed by Hoteliers to Remove Unreasonable Mandates on Franchisees

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(May 17, 2011) - Henry Silverman protégé and former Ramada Hotels CEO Steven Belmonte has returned to hotel franchising as C.E.O. and Owner of a new, three-segment brand developed by hoteliers to remove any unreasonable mandates on franchisees. With operations offices in Birmingham, Ala., and development headquarters in Orlando, the new Centerstone Inns, Hotels and Plaza Hotels brand is built on the backbone of Key West Inns. Conversion to Centerstone will occur over the next 90 days for those Key West Inn properties which qualify. It is anticipated that approximately 20 hotels will be integrated into the system.

"There's no better way to franchise today than with Centerstone Inns, Hotels & Plaza Hotels," Belmonte said. "With a low cost of entry, low fee structure, short-term agreements, Internet marketing support, dynamic reservation system and more, we are providing hotel owners with a viable franchise alternative."

<>By comparison, Centerstone Hotels' franchise fees are approximately 2.6 percent of gross room revenue (all inclusive: royalty, marketing, reservations, etc.) compared to the competition of approximately 12.7 percent across its three segment tiers. Centerstone Inns franchise features a minimum AAA two-diamond-like rating, interior and exterior corridors, in-room coffee, and Free High-Speed Internet Access. Centerstone Hotels boast a minimum AAA three-diamond-like rating, a full-service restaurant or complimentary breakfast, in-room coffee and Free High-Speed Internet Access. Centerstone Plaza Hotels uphold a minimum AAA four-diamond-like rating, complete with an on-site restaurant and lounge, meeting and function space, fitness center, business center, in-room coffee and more. All participate in the "Certified Clean" room program.

Barb Worcester
Tel: (440) 930-5770

Steve Belmonte
Centerstone Hotels
Tel: (407) 654-5540

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