HLS Converts Four Properties to AmeriVu

ATLANTA—Four new properties have joined the AmeriVu portfolio as conversions from other brands: a 60-room former American Hotel in Waconia, MN; a 51-room former Comfort Inn in Cisago City, MN; a 42-room former America’s Best Value Inn in Helen, GA; and a 33-room former America’s Best Value Inn in Eau Claire, WI.

AmeriVu, which now operates 19 properties, is one of three brands offered by Hospitality Lodging Systems (HLS), along with Budgetel Inns & Suites with 37 properties and Haven Inn & Suites with nine properties.

The HLS brands offer a contract characterized by 50% lower fees; few mandated amenities; an annual exit opportunity; and other owner-friendly benefits.

“In the post-COVID environment, hotel owners don’t want to work hard to recover and rebound, just so they can send bigger checks to their brand,” said Doug Collins, chairman/CEO of HLS.  “Instead, more owners are deciding to work smarter–by switching to a brand that keeps hard-earned money in their pocket.”

The AmeriVu brand was started in 2015 by Wisconsin hotelier Nick Rai and joined HLS in March 2017 under a long-term licensing agreement. Additional AmeriVu conversions are expected within the next 90 days of properties in Arizona, Georgia and Texas.