America's Best Franchising Acquires Jameson Hotel Brand
Thursday December 13th, 2012 - 9:21AM H
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ATLANTA, GA—America’s Best Franchising, based here, has purchased the Jameson Inn hotel brand.
The acquisition includes 12 hotels in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois.
Formerly owned by Argila Jameson Brand, LLC, since 2006, approximately 100 Jameson hotels were foreclosed on earlier this year, and the creditor is in the process of converting them to other brands.
For the first time in the brand’s history, franchise opportunities will be available. Doug Collins, chairman/CEO of America’s Best Franchising, indicated the company plans to use franchise sales throughout the United States and the world to grow the brand significantly.
Jameson Inn will be the fifth upper-economy brand in the America’s Best Franchising portfolio, following America’s Best Inns & Suites, Budgetel Inns & Suites, Country Hearth Inns & Suites and Parkside Hotels & Resorts.
America’s Best Franchising also operates the upscale 3 Palms brand for independent hotels.
The company now operates almost 300 properties.
Tags: • Hospitality • Ownership •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.