CLEVELAND, Ohio — Industry veteran Bill Hanley has been appointed group president of International Development at Vantage Hospitality Group. In his role, Hanley will lead the expansion of Canadas Best Value Inn, Lexington by Vantage, Value Hotel Worldwide and Value Inn Worldwide. He will also oversee the international stratification of the brands Vantage is acquiring from America’s Best Franchising.
Hanley joined Vantage 2009 to lead its mid-scale and upscale Lexington brands. Since then, he has grown Lexington’s domestic presence and expanded its international growth in South Korea (where Lexington is known as Value Hotel Worldwide), China and Indonesia.
“There is a very large demand for Vantage’s unique freestyle brand affiliation model in the international markets,” said Hanley. “By providing hotel owners throughout the world with a recognizable brand and the best distribution technology available, we have been able to make the world a smaller, more accessible place to do business.”