(CLEVELAND, March 25, 2013) – The historic Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center has joined Lexington by Vantage’s quickly growing soft brand, Lexington Legacy. The 122-room, full-service hotel is the second property to become a Lexington Legacy Hotel this year.
Built in 1939 and located in Sacramento, CA, the Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center, a Lexington Legacy Hotel, blends more than 70 years of military service and embraces the creative re-use of the former Air Force Base facilities, allowing it to retain its historic ambiance while acquiring all the modern amenities.
“The Lions Gate has been an important part of this community for nearly 75 years and it’s very important that we maintain our historic name and reputation,” said Jeroen Gerrese, Asset Manager of the Lions Gate Hotel. “Lexington allows us to keep our name and maintain our freedom, yet provides the reservation, distribution, and marketing services that will help us expand our reach and provide the potential for more revenue and reservations than ever before.”
“The Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center is a very recognized and well-managed property; some may wonder why they feel the need to join an international hotel brand.,” said Bill Hanley, Group President of Lexington by Vantage. “However, Lexington’s Legacy brand really provides the best of both worlds – great distribution with negotiated OTA rates combined with revenue management, marketing and training, plus the freedom to continue to run their property with their particular market niche in mind. We are not taking anything away from Lions Gate – simply raising them to a whole new level.”
Recently, the property added a 70,000 square feet, multi-million dollar conference center to its extensive meeting facilities, bringing the total available space to 78,000 square feet. It is now the largest hotel/conference center in the greater Sacramento region, serving groups of 20 to up to 3,000 with catering and special event planning.
The Lions Gate Hotel is also home to the O Club, a critically acclaimed restaurant and lounge offering fine dining and considered one of the best in Sacramento. The hotel also offers a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, an outdoor pool and patio, fitness room, business center, and a variety of activities for children.
Earlier this year, Lexington by Vantage announced the addition of the beautiful New Kuta Hotel, located in the Pecatu Indah Resort in Bali, Indonesia, to its Lexington Legacy Hotel brand. According to Hanley, he expects at least five more properties to be added to the soft brand this year. For more information, please visit JoinLexington.com or call 888-316-2378.
About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, Vantage Hospitality Group is the 8th largest hotel company worldwide with over 1,000 hotels independently owned and operated, and the only hotel company to be ranked on the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Vantage Hospitality’s first hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, is a leader in the limited-service segment (including Value Inn Worldwide and Canadas Best Value Inn) throughout North America and has been recognized by the lodging industry as the fastest-growing chain over the past decade. The company recently added the Value Inn Signature and Value Hotel Worldwide segments, created specifically to fill a void in the international market. Vantage continues to grow with the Lexington Hotel and Lexington Inn brands (Vantage’s midscale to upscale brands) and through affiliations with Vantage Hotel Management (management and operations covering all brands and independent properties), Vantage Insurance Services (a full-service insurance agency specializing in insurance for the hospitality industry), and Brown Nester Hospitality Services (offering comprehensive hotel brokerage and related services). Visit www.JoinABVI.com, www.JoinLexington.com, www.VantageHospitality.com, www.VantageHotelManagement.com, www.VantageInsuranceServices.com or www.BrownNester.com for more information.
About Lions Gate Hotel, A Lexington Legacy Hotel
Located in Sacramento at McClellan Business Park, Lions Gate Hotel blends more than 70 years of military service and history with today’s demanding business climate. Its philosophy embraces the creative re-use of the former Air Force Base facilities. Built in 1939, Lions Gate Hotel has retained its historic ambiance while acquiring all of the modern amenities. Lions Gate Hotel serves the Sacramento Region with 122 full service hotel rooms, a restaurant and lounge, a pool, club house, and 78,000 square feet of meeting, conference and banquet space. Lions Gate Hotel is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Downtown Sacramento, halfway between Reno, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and San Francisco. Further information is available at www.lionsgatehotel.com or call 916.643.6222.