WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Place is offering up to five
rooms at every one of its short-term residential properties -- free through
year-end -- to those displaced by Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia and Rita.
In addition, the company has pledged to begin building its Gulfport,
Miss., property as soon as city leaders and others feel it's safe for such
work to begin. When this Value Place opens, up to five rooms will be reserved
for displaced area residents to stay at no cost for one year from the property
Value Place properties that are now open and offering free rooms to
Katrina, Ophelia and Rita survivors are:
Kansas City, Mo.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Del City, Okla.
Wichita, Kan. (two locations)
Properties that will open soon and offer free rooms to Katrina, Ophelia
and Rita survivors are:
Little Rock, Ark.
Those who need housing should contact the local Red Cross or other local
non-profit organizations that are coordinating hurricane housing relief in
Value Place is a hotel-apartment hybrid. It offers cleaner and safer
lodging at affordable rates for weekly or longer stays.
Lodging industry visionary Jack DeBoer launched Value Place
( http://www.myvalueplace.com ) in 2003.
"We're pleased to open our doors to those who have lost so much," says
Gina-Lynne Scharoun, president of Value Place Franchise Services. "We're proud
that all of our franchisees have joined together to help meet the desperate
need for housing."
Value Place is based in Wichita. Seven properties are open with 12 more
under construction. In all, the company has more than 175 franchise
Company founder DeBoer invented the extended-stay hotel concept. He also
founded Residence Inn, Summerfield Suites and Candlewood Suites and developed
more than 16,000 apartments.
SOURCE Value Place