Cruise Inn Named ‘Innovative Concept’
Newly launched Cruise Inn RV Parks was recently recognized as one of the most innovative and new concepts in the hospitality industry during the American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), held Jan. 27-29 in Los Angeles, according to a press release. With more than 2,500 attendees, ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world.
Introduced in November 2013, Cruise Inn, led by President/CEO and hotel industry veteran Scott Anderson, provides membership opportunities to RV park and campground owners and developers. Cruise Inn is focused on offering key benefits to its members, including low fees, a simple contract, no penalties, a voice and vote in all brand initiatives, member-directed standards and brand policies, innovative technology, PRS training, distribution marketing, worldwide sales and marketing, comprehensive support and a brand powered by trusted industry resources.
In addition, Cruise Inn supports its members with a highly qualified team who provide sales and marketing support. The team will ensure consistent implementation of standards, logos, policies and procedures. Members will benefit from delivered training programs and annual visits to ensure standards are maintained.
“What sets Cruise Inn apart from the others is it provides consistent, high-quality facilities at a reasonable price for travelers,” Roger Bloss, founder, president and CEO of Vantage Hospitality Group and a Cruise Inn board member, explained to the ALIS attendees, according to the press release. “We also are dedicated to ensuring our members increase their revenue and overall profitability, thus increasing the value of their facility. We work directly with each owner/manager to set and manage the expectations to grow the business.”
Glenn Haussman, editor in chief of Hotel Interactive, introduced the Cruise Inn RV Park brand at ALIS and facilitated the discussion with Bloss during a session. Hundreds of concepts were submitted and this session spotlighted the top four.
“Of all the new products, brands and concepts announced in 2013, Cruise Inn RV Park is the one that I’m most excited about,” said Haussman in the press release. “The Cruise Inn team is very smart and they’re perfectly positioned to take their member-friendly philosophy to this new arena. RV owners who join this brand will have the tools and technology that will allow them to find levels of success they never knew possible.”
In addition to Anderson, Cruise Inn founders and board members also include hotel industry veterans Bloss, Bernie Moyle, Alan Benjamin, and Alan Tallis; RV park executive Ian Steyn; and financier Adam Frisch.