CLEVELAND — Vantage Hospitality Group announced on July 7 that it has signed an agreement with Glen Blake, CEO of Full House Hospitality Services Ltd., to develop the Canadas Best Value Inn brand in Eastern Canada. Working closely with Blake will be industry veteran Rick Keene, vice-president of development for Full House Hospitality.
In Western Canada, Arun Deo, president of South Pacific Management Marketing Services, Ltd., will serve as an authorized development director for the brand in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, B.C., Yukon and the Northwest Territories. His son, Anusheel Deo, vice-president of South Pacific Management, will assist with the development of the CBVI brand.
Both of these agreements were conducted through Vantage’s subsidiary, Vantage Franchising (Canada) Inc.
In 2011, Deo and his family purchased the Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites in Kamloops, BC, and the CBVI in Langley, BC in 2013, which he recently sold. Before that, he worked in multiple positions at the Sheraton Fiji Resort and was instrumental in creating an award-winning Comfort Inn & Suites in Kamloops, B.C., as general manager.
Blake’s company, Full House Hospitality Services Ltd., was the master franchisor for Howard Johnson Canada and Knights Inn Canada, and owns and operates Canada’s largest hospitality procurement company, Preferred Alliance Group. Full House provides hospitality consulting services to hotels, inns and restaurants, specializing in independently owned and operated properties.