CLEVELAND — Vantage Hotels continues to expand in Western Canada with the opening of a Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites in Fernie, B.C., it was announced June 1. The property becomes the 12th CBVI in B.C.
Formerly a Travelodge, the property offers free WiFi, a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and adjacent restaurant. All 36 guestrooms include a mini-fridge and microwave, while some have a kitchenette and accommodate pets.
“I came to know (CBVI development director) Arun Deo through a friend when I was trying to explore the performance of other hotel franchises in B.C. I called him and he explained what the CBVI franchise structure offers and provided me a few telephone numbers of some of the other CBVI properties in B.C. I did my research fully, part of it by calling all those numbers. I was amazed by the response of those property owners; it was all so positive,” said owner Bahadar Dhillon in a release.
“What also interested me was that CBVI is member-driven, as all franchise owners come together yearly and have a voice and vote in all major brand decisions. Now I look forward to experiencing the CBVI flag/team to see how it helps me to provide the best possible accommodations for our guests and improve our financial bottom line.”