Brokerage Brown Hotel Group partners with Vantage, changes name

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA Brokerage and marketing firm Brown Hotel Group has formed an alliance with Vantage Hospitality Group, creating Brown Nester Hospitality Services Inc.

“By affiliating with Vantage, we are now able to provide hotel owners with the comprehensive resources of the world’s 10th largest hotel company,” says President Chuck Nester. “Instead of just offering brokerage services, we can now take underperforming hotels, give them the training, revenue-generating resources and marketing tools they need to ultimately return to a positive bottom line while increasing the asset’s value.”

Vantage ranks as the 20th largest hotel company, according to the 2010 edition of HOTELS’ 325 listing of the world’s hotel management and and franchise groups.  

The newly formed alliance with Vantage is not an exclusive one. “I want to make it very clear that just because we are affiliated with Vantage does not mean we will only promote Vantage’s brands,” Nester says. “We have over 30 years of managing and servicing major hotel brands and independents, from select-service to full-service hotels, and even resorts. We will work closely with the owner, assess the situation, and if a new brand affiliation is needed, we will help the owner choose the one best for him or her.”

Services available through Brown Nester Hospitality Services and its affiliates include:

• Brokerage

• Expert witness/litigation services

• Management

• Cost control programs designed to produce higher net operating incomes

• International brand affiliation

• U.S.-based global reservation system

• Distribution sales and marketing covering GDS and OTAs

• Travel industry sales representation worldwide

• Online and offline marketing

• Website development

• Local and national media planning and creative development

• A large network of vendors with national discounts

• Training and education for all staff members

• Group insurance offering savings of 10% to 15%