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Vantage Hospitality Group Re-Brands the La Quinta
in Billings, Montana as the 87-room
Lexington Inn & Suites

(CLEVELAND, August 18, 2011)
– The La Quinta, located at 3040 King Avenue West in Billings, MT, is now flying the Lexington Inn & Suites flag. The Lexington Collection® of hotels, inns, and suites is part of Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., the 10th largest hotel company in the world and also the parent company of Americas Best Value Inn®. With over 1,000 hotels throughout North America and China in just 11 years, Vantage is the fastest-growing hotel company in the history of the lodging industry.

In December, Lexington Collection group president Bill Hanley announced the addition of Lexington Inns & Suites, a new, select-service brand under the Lexington umbrella. Since the announcement, properties in Jonesboro, AR; Orlando, FL; Stillwater, MN; Wichita Falls, TX; and now Billings, MT have converted to the brand.

“Lexington offers us the freedom to choose the amenities and services that best meet our market niche here in Billings,” said Sheri Olsen, part owner of the property with her parents Ted and Martha Godwin. “We have been doing this a long time and we have a pretty good handle on what our guests expect. Before, we had to do what we were told, but Lexington allows us to focus on what is important to our guests. They understand that what works in New York City might not be right for a hotel in Billings, MT. They allow us to make the decisions that will continue to allow us to exceed our guests' expectations and make each stay special.”

The 87-room hotel is pet friendly and 100% smoke free. They have 25 executive-king suites and four two-room suites. Each guest room has a refrigerator, microwave and luxurious pillow-top mattresses. Guests enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, guest laundry, and the exceptional, complimentary, hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, hard boiled eggs, and much more offered each morning. And no matter the season, everyone enjoys relaxing in the rustic leather couches next to the roaring fire located in the hotel’s lobby.

“We are thrilled to have Sheri and her parents join the Lexington Collection family,” said Hanley. “They embody everything a Lexington owner should be. They are very smart business owners, they understand their market niche and don’t need a corporate entity breathing down their necks, and they know how to use the Vantage resources to get the greatest ROI.”

For more information about the Lexington Collection, please visit or call 888-316-2378.

About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., Vantage Hospitality Group is the 10th largest hotel company worldwide and the only hotel company to be ranked on the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Hotel owners worldwide have embraced Vantage’s innovative brand model that offers members low, flat fees; short-term contracts; and a voice and a vote in each brand’s direction while providing the most comprehensive resources in the lodging industry. Vantage Hospitality’s first hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, a leader in the limited-service segment, has grown to over 900 properties (including Canadas Best Value Inn and Chinas Best Value Inn) throughout North America and China in just 11 years of operation and has been recognized by the lodging industry as the fastest-growing chain over the past decade. The company continues to grow with the Lexington Hotel and Lexington Inn brands (Vantage’s midscale through upscale brands) and through affiliations with Brown Nester Hospitality Services (offering comprehensive hotel brokerage and related services) and Vantage Insurance Services (a full-service insurance agency specializing in insurance for the hospitality industry). Visit,,, or for more information.

Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
3300 N. University Drive
Suite 500
Coral Springs, FL 33065
phone: (954) 575-2668


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