Monday February 4th, 2013 - 9:48AM
ATLANTA—The Jameson brand, owned by America’s Best Franchising, has been named “Best Economy Hotel” for 2012 by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, which uses 35,000 customer interviews to make its determination regarding hotel, car rental and airline performance.
“Jameson is well-known by both hoteliers and travelers as a quality brand that consistently exceeds guest expectations,” explained Doug Collins, chairman/CEO of Atlanta-based America’s Best Franchising, in a statement.
“Now we want hotel owners to have the opportunity to directly benefit from and build on the brand’s public popularity,” he added. The company acquired Jameson in December, and quickly announced its decision to offer brand franchises for the first time ever.
Jameson is the fifth brand in the company portfolio, including the upscale 3 Palms brand and three upper economy brands: America’s Best Inns & Suites, Budgetel Inns & Suites and Country Hearth Inns & Suites. The company operates almost 300 properties, primarily in the United States, but also in China, Canada, India, Nigeria and Belize.