Can you imagine walking to the checkout counter of your local grocery store and telling the clerk what you're willing to pay for a carton of eggs? How about the gas station? It makes most of us angry to pay $3.50 or more a gallon but we do it because we don't feel we have any other option.
However, Vantage's relationship with its Members is grounded in part on the belief that with us you are in business for yourself, not by yourself. This philosophy has resulted in the most owner-directed and empowered brands in the industry. From the very beginning, members have voted on all major brand decisions - including setting their own fee structure. Any changes or additions must be approved by a minimum 66 percent of the voting membership. While this might create a mutiny at some other hotel chains, it has created a strong relationship of trust among the members and corporate team. At Vantage, we call your ability to be heard and to count, "A Voice and A Vote.SM"
Members are encouraged to ask questions, submit voting topics and voice their opinions throughout the year through formal and informal channels, including:
A Voice and a VoteSM is just one unique aspect of our innovative Freestyle® Brand Affiliation model, which offers hotel owners the best of both worlds - the resources of a hotel franchise and the freedom of a hotel membership - allowing them to have a meaningful role in deciding all major brand initiatives.