Long-time industry executive Patrick Mullinix has formed Advantage Hotels, Inc. Advantage Hotels has subsequently acquired Advantis Hospitality Alliance’s brands, Vista and Select Inn.
Advantage Hotels is a true franchise services organization. Select Inn is an upper economy brand that has locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. Vista Inn and Vista Inn & Suites are midscale brands with properties in Florida and Tennessee. A Vista Hotel option is also available.
Mullinix, who is president and CEO of Advantage Hotels, has held executive positions with major hotel companies for 25 years, including serving as group president of the Americas Best Value Inn brand. Mullinix began his career as a regional franchise development director for Super 8 Motels in 1995.
Comprising Advantage’s Advisory Board is a trio of former AAHOA Chairmen: Ramesh Surati (1999-2000), Dhansukh “Dan” Patel (2001-02) and Mukesh Mowji (2006-07). Steve Belmonte, the former president & CEO of Ramada Hotels, is a senior advisor and on the executive board of directors.
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