WICHITA, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a developer's dream: 100 new hotels built in just four years. For Value Place, this dream is a reality. The national extended stay hotel chain announced today the opening of its 100th property in Columbus, Ga. This milestone puts the company on track to be one of the fastest-growing brands in the history of hospitality. Value Place anticipates opening an additional 40 hotels by the end of the year. "Opening 100 newly constructed properties is a landmark event for our company and franchisees," said Greg Kossover, Value Place chief executive officer. "It truly illustrates the strength of the Value Place brand. We could not have attained this milestone without the dedication of our guests, employees and franchisees or the support of the communities we call home. We look forward to celebrating this achievement and many more to come," Kossover said. Value Place's rapid growth has occurred in just after four years of franchising, and the company doesn't plan to slow down development any time soon. Value Place now has properties open in 23 states, and nearly 100 new projects will be under construction through mid-2009. Along with its 46 franchise groups, Value Place plans to add 100 hotels every year for the next decade. "There is a tremendous need for our product -- a remarkably affordable, ultra-clean, secure and simple extended stay hotel -- and this can be seen in our higher-than-average occupancy rates," Kossover said. "With the slowing economy and rising gas prices, we offer exactly what budget-conscious travelers are looking for. Consumer demand will continue to drive our national development strategy," he said. Company founder Jack DeBoer, company executives and invited guests will commemorate the 100th property opening during a victory celebration on July 24, 2008, at the Value Place in Columbus, Ga., located at 1801 Victory Drive. During this event, the company will announce the $50K Refer-A-Stay Giveaway that gives participants the chance to win monthly prizes and a grand prize of $50,000. For event details, contact Shay Stegmaier at 316-630-5539. About Value Place Value Place is an extended stay hotel chain founded by Jack DeBoer to provide remarkably affordable, ultra-clean and secure extended stay lodging for independent business owners, professional consultants, families and individuals who are on the move to a new job assignment or relocating to a new community. Now, with 100 hotels operating in more than 20 states and expanding nationally, the Value Place brand is the creation of the management team that developed Residence Inn (now owned by Marriott), Summerfield Suites (a Hyatt chain) and Candlewood Suites (an Intercontinental company) and is headquartered in Wichita, Kan. To find out more about Value Place or to make a reservation, visit ValuePlace.com or call 800-ValuePlace.
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