It has been one year since America’s Best Franchising bought the Jameson brand, and during that time, the company has increased the number of Jameson properties by 136 percent -- from 11 hotels at acquisition to 26 hotels open today. This has resulted in an increase of 210 percent in the total number of Jameson rooms, from 670 at acquisition to 2,070 now.
“Hotel owners are always looking for the next big thing,” says Doug Collins, chairman and CEO of America’s Best Franchising. “Jameson shows them that a trusted name and a proven concept can deliver results quickly, economically, and effectively.”
According to Collins, America’s Best Franchising was attracted to Jameson in large part because of its strong potential for expansion. Of the 26 Jameson properties now operating, 14 are in Georgia; three are in North Carolina; two each are in Alabama and Indiana; and one each are in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina and Virginia.
Atlanta-based America’s Best Franchising operates almost 300 hotels primarily in the United States and also has a presence in India, China, Canada, and Belize. In addition to Jameson, the company’s brands include three upper economy brands -- America’s Best Inns & Suites, Budgetel Inns & Suites, and Country Hearth Inns & Suites -- plus the upscale 3 Palms brand for independent hotels.