ATLANTA – hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, announce the hiring of industry veteran Les Scane as a Franchise Development and Assurance & Marketing Program Director.
Based out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, Scane will be spearheading the growth of hihotels’ five distinct brands – Red Carpet Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Hosts Inns, Downtowner Inns and Passport Inn – in the Midwest and parts of the Southeast, Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. As part of the company’s Assurance & Marketing Program (AMP), he’ll also be delivering ongoing sales and marketing support and training to franchisees in those areas.
Scane began his career in hospitality as a GM/Regional Manager for Janus Hotels before spending nearly 14 years as an SSAP Director (Sales Support & Assurance Program) for Vantage Hospitality Group, working mostly with Americas Best Value Inn owners on key strategies such as reservation training, sales, marketing and operations.
“AMP has been wildly successful in providing one-on-one marketing and reservation assistance tailored to each franchisee and market. When looking to take the program to the next level, Les was the obvious choice. He enjoyed tremendous success with Vantage and fits perfectly into the unique, family-like culture we have built between the corporate team and hotel owners,” said hihotels President & CEO Chris Guimbellot.
“I am definitely one of numerus people who have noticed the resurgence of Hospitality International over the past year or so. It’s quite a thrill to join their talented staff – several of whom I worked with previously – and help continue growing their brands and guiding franchisees to even greater success,” said Scane.