HB ON THE SCENE: Lexington Unveiled 100-Room Inn Prototype
Friday December 6th, 2013 - 10:31AM BNV
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LAS VEGAS—Lexington by VantageSM has introduced a 100-room inn prototype at Vantage Hospitality Group’s annual Conference & Trade Show located here.
The Lexington prototype is designed to adapt to individual sites, and offers the flexibility to build more or less rooms depending on the market. Its design will enable owners to save as much as 25% on construction costs.
The first floor is highlighted by the Lexington Loggia, an open-air extension of the lobby, that will help distinguish each property as a Lexington, offering a gathering spot for socializing, relaxing or holding casual meetings.
Other aspects of the main level include a multi-function breakfast/meeting area with both hi-top community tables and traditional seating options; a centrally located front desk that has a direct view of the front entrance, Loggia and breakfast area; a fitness center with adjacent guest laundry facility; business center; multiple flat screen TVs in all public areas; and complimentary WiFi accessibility. In addition, in keeping with Lexington’s emphasis on individuality, a local accent wall will allow properties to feature and spotlight regional art, history and events.
Guestrooms will have a contemporary feel and include an LED welcome feature inside the room that serves as a brand identifier and provides soft lighting when entering the room. Modular furniture has been designed to help save on purchasing costs and increase space, while an ample amount of multi-power outlets will be placed at the desk and bedside to accommodate the many devices carried by today’s tech-savvy travelers.
In addition, flat screen TVs will be integrated into the built-in furniture for consideration of viewing and sound attenuation; bedside controls allow the guest to adjust all room lighting; and most bathrooms will feature a spacious shower while bathtubs will be available in family guestrooms.
Another major benefit for hoteliers who build a Lexington prototype is that they become eligible to have membership fees waived for the first year of operation.
Tags: Lexington by VantageSM • Hospitality • Brands • Brand Conferences • Trade Shows •
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