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Nashville, TN – March 22, 2016 – Vimana Franchise System’s Centerstone Inns, Hotels & Plaza Hotels and Braeside Design recently won several People's Choice design awards when they teamed up for the unveiling of Centerstone’s new ALL-AMERICAN manufactured guest room prototype at the HI Connect event held in Nashville, TN March 17-19th. 

The room designed Cary Benjamin of Braeside Design debuted a design intended for the mid to upper mid tier that is practical and affordable, yet timeless.   “What we wanted to do was show that we can provide an amazing room where all the items have been manufactured in the United States.  It is tiring to receive items from overseas that don’t meet specifications, especially when there are so many wonderful US manufacturers.  Sometimes at these shows, you find that designers go a bit over the top and truth is that a room like that would not work for Centerstone and many other similar brands.  Instead, we were able to provide an All-American manufactured room at a great affordable cost that was beautiful and timeless in design.  We were thrilled to receive such incredibly positive feedback at the event,” explained Benjamin.

Steve Belmonte and Cary Benjamin Unveil New Centerstone Room

Centerstone’s prototype received three awards at the event, beating out several other brands, despite being the most affordable including “Sweetest Surface” (manufactured by Lexmark), “Most Inspirational Art” (manufactured by The Spacia Group) and the “I Need That in My Hotel” award. “The response to our room was overwhelmingly positive.  Our designer and vendors did an amazing job,” said Steven Belmonte, CEO of Centerstone Hotels.
 

“All could not have been accomplished without the great teamwork and collaboration of our partners at Klem Furniture, Echota Drape and Bedspread, Integrity Furniture, Wilsonart Laminate, US Vinyl, Ashley Lighting, Northwest Mattress, Spacia Group and Lexmark Carpet,” added Benjamin.

The All-American manufactured prototype can be purchased for approximately $5,500 (excluding freight/shipping costs.

About Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC

Vimana Franchise Systems LLC is a hotel franchise company owned by CEO Steve Belmonte, President Neal Jackson and Vice President Cory Jackson Jr.  Vimana Franchise Systems operates the Centerstone brand as a three-segment franchise designed to create a fair and cost effective model for the hospitality industry and Key West Inns as a budget friendly brand.  For more information on Vimana Franchise Systems LLC, contact Steve Belmonte at (407) 654-5540 or steve@vimanafs.com.  Visit Vimana Franchise Systems online at www.VimanaFS.com

Contact: Amanda Belmonte

amanda@vimanafs.com / 407-654-5540

Contact: Steve Belmonte

steve@vimanafs.com / 407-654-5540

About Braeside Design Group

Braeside Design Group LLC, is a full service, accredited commercial design firm offering interior design, purchasing and installation services to discerning hospitality clients. Braeside Design Group is dedicated to the highest standards of design and implementation, using the latest in technology to exceed client expectations from conception to completion. For more information please visit www.braesidedesign.com.

Contact: Cary Benjamin

cbenjamin@braesidedesign.com / 312-263-2626 ext. 100

About Ashley Lighting

Ashley Lighting is recognized as a leading designer and manufacturer of Hospitality Lighting. As such, we are pleased to include many of the top hotel brands and designers among our valued clients. Our collaboration with these clients has resulted in many of the brand standards for lighting. For more information please visit www.ashleylighting.com.

About Echota Fabrics

Echota Fabrics is a family owned and operated textile manufacturing business in Calhoun, Georgia. Created in 1978, this father and sons team of Irving, Joel and Jack Ostuw has been serving the hospitality industry with great pride for over 30 years. All three proudly served their country and operate their business with the same great pride. For more information please visit www.echotafabrics.com.

About Integrity Furniture

Integrity Furniture Group is your premier resource for quality furnishings designed and manufactured exclusively for the commercial environment. Our manufacturing experience, versatile styles, and uncompromising commitment to quality all come together to provide you with attractive and durable furnishings that will bring you years of maintenance-free service. Reliable construction and value-sensitive pricing make Integrity Furniture Group a trusted resource for any project! For more information please visit www.ifgamerica.com.

About Klem Hospitality

Part of the Jasper Group family of brands, Klem is furniture for hospitality. The Klem brand manufactures exclusive, customized brand designs as well as standard product collections. By specializing in overnight hospitality facilities, we have learned how to provide comfort, customization and convenience for our customers. For more information visit www.klemhospitality.com.

About Lexmark Carpet Mills, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Lexmark Carpet Mills is a leading producer of broadloom carpet for hospitality, residential and niche commercial applications. The Company’s vertically-integrated manufacturing capabilities, state-of-the-art equipment and unsurpassed customer service distinguish Lexmark as a leading specialty mill that is capable of producing quality custom, highly-styled nylon and polyester carpet with industry leading turnaround times. For more information, visit www.lexmarkcarpet.com.

About Northwest Mattress

A wholesale distributor of specialty mattress and bedding products to customers ranging from small owner-operated furniture stores to large multi-store retail chains. For more information, contact Michael Brown at 912-547-2776.

About Spacia Group

Delivering something distinctive, something different, is the most valuable service Spacia Group provides. Whether it's our superbly crafted custom framing, decorative and backlit mirrors, stylish sliding barn doors, artwork curated by our expert consultants, or our extraordinary customer service, our commitment to uniqueness illuminates everything we do. For more information, visit www.thespaciagroup.com.

About US Vinyl

Today, US Vinyl is one of the top wall covering manufacturers in the hospitality industry, producing thousands of yards of vinyl wall covering each year. US Vinyl pledges to develop, manufacture, and market products that are safe for their intended use of energy, protection of the environment, and that can be disposed of safely as well as provide a safe and healthful workplace. For more information, visit www.usvinyl.com.

About Wilsonart Laminate

Wilsonart, a world leading engineered surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options for use in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. Operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Ralph Wilson® and Durcon® brands, the company continuously redefines decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.Wilsonart.com.

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