Cal-Vegas maintains a unique and valuable relationship with Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc. Although separate entities with different stakeholders and distinct businesses, Cal-Vegas and Vantage Hospitality enjoy the benefits of efficiencies of operations through their affiliation, a sharing of certain resources, and access to the skills and experience of each other's staff.
In addition to the personnel dedicated exclusively to Cal-Vegas and its managed properties, Cal-Vegas has virtually unfettered access to the more than 100 hospitality industry professionals working for Vantage Hospitality, including those in accounting and bookkeeping, vendor relations, guest relations, revenue management, tour and travel industry sales (groups, FIT & national corporate sales), distribution and channel management, technology, and sales and marketing.
Through its working relationship with Vantage, Cal-Vegas and its clients also have access to other Vantage affiliates, including the following:
Brown Nester's California office is led by the former principals of The Brown Hotel Group, George E. Brown, with over 60 years of experience in the hotel brokerage field, and Chuck Nester, a former two-time President of Hotel Brokers International and nearly 40-year veteran of the industry. The Florida office of Brown Nester concentrates on commercial development, spearheaded by Gary Rito, with over 25 years of experience managing commercial, industrial, and build-to-suit construction and development projects.
Based in Coral Springs, Florida, and led by President and Founder Bill Shaw, Vantage Insurance is licensed in 37 states, offering commercial and personal lines as well as an insurance program specifically designed for branded hotels. Through its Vice President, Andy Kasten, Vantage Insurance also offers employer/employee benefit plans; and life, heath, annuity and group plans.
JCF is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and services clients around the country, with a particular expertise in B2B marketing for the hospitality industry.
President Peter Frantz, Creative Director Dennis Matz and their colleagues offer a comprehensive suite of services, including media planning and buying; marketing plan development and implementation; and creative development (including online and print promotions and social media marketing), while their PR team, led by Al Cohen and Christine Thome, provide public and media relations and crisis management.