Introducing the first ever HMS, Inc. internal E-Newsletter. You will find photos, stories, champions, encouragement and even a laugh! This publication is for the team members of the ten Value Place Hotels in the HMS family. Thanks for reading and enjoy.
Value Place Hotels all over the country are now hiring!
Value Place Extended Stay Hotels are now hiring for multiple positions all across the country. Click the links to see the full job description and compensation. The open positions are as follows:
Safety Attendant – This team member is given a place to live on-site at one of our Value Place Hotel locations. They are required to be able to respond to all safety concerns at all times. Click here for more information.
Property Attendant – This team member is an expert in professional maintenance and repairman-ship. They are a Mr(s). Fix-It and Jack-of-All-Trades. Click here for more information.
Guest Attendant – This team member is a skilled salesman and a genuinely kind person. (S)He loves to smile and help people solve problems. Click here for more information.
Studio Attendant – This team member is organized and loves to be clean. They have an eye for improvement and are quick but thorough in all they do. Click here for more information.
These positions are open in the following geographic areas:
Johnson City, TN 423-283-0365
Champaign, IL 217-359-5499
Evansville, IN 812-853-0900
Elgin, SC 803-699-1413
Lexington, SC 803-356-1303
Greenville, SC 864-277-5500
Simpsonville, SC 864-962-9500
Duncan, SC 864-486-9998
Macon, GA 478-477-0949 or 478-477-8347
If you are looking for a job in one of these areas and you are interested in one of the positions listed above, PLEASE APPLY. Don’t hesitate to call the property directly if you have any questions. Thank you!
Value Place Extended Stay Hotels are for budget-conscious travelers.
On our Facebook pages, we offer monthly promotions to our fans so they can save money and have an enjoyable extended stay at each of our locations. For our next promotion, we want to hear from you – what sort of free discounts would like to see?
Some examples are:
Money off the bottom line. This will most likely be $20 off the weekly or monthly price.
Laundry credit. Receive $10 worth of laundry money to keep your clothes clean and fresh.
Free Wi-Fi. Rather than paying for the password to access our high-speed internet, we can give it to you for free.
Reserved parking spot for the most loyal guest. For the guest that is staying for multiple months, or whoever is the Mayor on Foursquare, will get a designated parking spot close to the door.
Now, it’s your turn. What sort of discounts would you like to see? Post your responses to us on Twitter @ValuePlaceHotel (to the right of this blog post!)
Whether you are a parent driving your new Freshman student to college many hours away or a student looking for off-campus housing for the school year, finding an affordable place to stay can be a challenge. Everyone else is trying to do the same thing at the same time. If you didn’t book months in advance, finding an open hotel room or apartment can be a near impossible feat.
But here’s some news: a lot of people don’t think to stay at an extended stay hotel. But the fact is, according to HR Magazine, extended stay hotels are a growing segment in the travel accommodation industry. CCIM says that extended stay hotels are intended for stays lasting 4 nights to 4 months+. The extended stay business model relies on both higher occupancy for longer periods of time which cuts down on overhead and also simple, basic amenities so that the price is significantly reduced for guests. For example, a traditional hotel will cost anywhere from $65 to $120 for the night while an extended stay hotel will cost $28 dollars for the night. But you have to stay for four nights. See how it works?
So for the parents or students looking for an extended stay at one of the following universities or colleges, look up Value Place Extended Stay Hotels – the best in the market – known for shocking affordability and brilliant cleanliness:
Brand New Coffee Maker from Value Place Extended Stay Hotels
For guests who stay at an extended stay hotel like Value Place Extended Stay, the grocery list will often be just for the week or in other cases for the month. For the coffee drinker, this will entail buying a bag or container of coffee. Forget your coffee maker at home? Don’t worry. Value Place keeps brand new coffee makers available for purchase behind the front desk ($20).
How to make any coffee brand you buy twice as good. When it comes to coffee, fresh is best. When selecting coffee, you will notice that the same brand will sell its coffee in two forms: whole bean or ground. Also, you’ll notice in most grocery stores, there is metal contraption in the aisle where you browse coffee brands.
Grocery Store Coffee Bean Grinder
This is the bean grinder. HERE’S WHAT YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR COFFEE TWICE AS GOOD: Instead of buying the grounds as you have always done up to this point because you don’t have a grinder at home, buy the whole bean bag. Open it up and pour it into the bean grinder. Set it to “espresso” or “coarse” grind and grind the whole bag. The finished product will be a bag of ground coffee – what you came to buy – but instead it is instantly fresh. You can tell by them smell.
Back at the hotel room, simply brew the coffee the same way you always do but this time use the fresh grinds that you ground yourself.
You’ll notice the difference in the first sip.
Ahh The Joys of Traveling Cheap
Like Geico, I just saved a good chunk of change by not staying at a full-services hotel at which I would have spent $100+ per night. Instead, I’m spending $199 for 7 nights! Wowee!
ON TOP OF THAT, I’m saving money and learning how to cook at the same time! My Value Place Extended Stay Hotel has a full kitchen on which I can cook pimiento cheese and pepper chicken and rice (yum!).
TO TOP IT ALL OFF, I get to sit down to a quiet, candle-lit and home-cooked [Skype] dinner with my fiancee. She was looking forward to this all day. Now, I get to show her my cooking skills.
Picking a hotel can sometimes be a challenge. With over 228 hotel brands in the USA, it can tenuous. But don’t worry. Below I have outlined recommendations based on the experience you are looking to have.
Comfort. Often when people refer to “comfort” in terms of a hotel room, they are most often refering to one element: the bed. The bed is where you spend most of your time in a hotel, no? So it is pretty important for the bed to be GREAT. For this category, your best bet (or should I say your best bed) will be staying at a Ritz-Carlton or Marriott hotel.
Status. Where do celebrities stay when they travel? First, these hotels will only be in cities like Vegas, LA, New York and Chicago. Second, celebrities tend to not stay at any “chain” hotel. Usually, they stay at a famous local hotel. Examples of these include the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Chateau Marmont, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Culver Hotel, the Bonaventure Hotel, etc.
The Culver Hotel [Photo Cred: NBC]
Pets. The W Hotel caters to cats and dogs with their P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) program, many traveling pet owners find this city chain an accomodating fit for the “whole family”. Pets get their own beds, mats, toys, tags and treats.
[Photo Cred: Placebee]
Price. Where will you get the best value out of your hotel? At Value Place Extended Stay Hotel, guests pay an average of $28 per night. This rate not only includes all the typical amenities of a high-rate hotel, but also has a full kitchen so guests can save money by eating in.
Value Place Extended Stay Hotel: The Best Hotel Option for Price
5. Ubiquity. There are over 4,195 in 100 countries of this highly visible hotel chain. Best Western’s are EVERYWHERE. If you are looking for the same setting and conditions across many locations, Best Western will be a top pick.
6. Continental Breakfast – The best, free continental hotel breakfast is still being served by the first hotel to ever offer it: Hampton Inn. The mid-priced hotel keeps families top of mind with waffles, oatmeal, eggs, sausage and fresh fruits. On the Run breakfast bags packed with fruit, a muffin, box of mints and a cereal bar are also available weekdays.
Hope you found this article helpful. Next time you are choosing a hotel, keep these recommendations in mind! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on Twitter @ValuePlaceHotel!