Centerstone Opens New Property in Minnesota

BLAINE, Minn., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coming off their announcement of an international master franchise agreement in India, Centerstone Hotels continues to stay strong in the United States with a new Centerstone Suites in Blaine, MN.

The 98-room Centerstone Suites, managed by Badger Hotel Development Company, LLC is located at 10580 Baltimore Street NE in Blaine, MN.

"Choosing to become a Centerstone was an easy decision because they are quite simply the most franchise friendly brand. We appreciate Centerstone's flexibility and assistance with capital improvement projects, along with their low cost franchise fee structure. We are also very impressed with the level of personal and professional support they provide," said the Rehm Family, Managing Members of Badger Hotel Development Company, LLC.

The Centerstone Suites hotel is ideally located near the National Sports Center, the TPC (Tournament Players Club), Twin Cities Golf Club and Northtown Mall.

Only minutes from Blaine, MN, hotel guests have access to the Target Center arena, Metrodome and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

The National Sports Center hosts many events and activities in its facilities, including meetings in the Schwan Center convention complex, Ice sports in the Schwan Super Rink and bicycle racing in the National Sports Center Velodrome so the Centerstone Suites is a great property choice for visitors to the area.

Additional points of interest, located minutes away, include the annual Minnesota State Fair, Xcel Energy Center and the Mall of America. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport also provides full carrier service to the area.

"This beautiful all-suite property is a wonderful new addition to Centerstone. It has a great location and fantastic amenities and we are happy to be working with the Rehm family from Badger Hotel Development Company," said Steve Belmonte, CEO and Co-Owner of Centerstone's Vimana Franchise Systems.

Hotel Amenities include free hot continental breakfast, indoor pool with separate adult pool, kid pool and whirlpool, fitness center, game room, business center, meeting room space and a hotel shuttle.

Brenda Yearley, General Manager of the Centerstone Suites said, "We are very happy to be joining the Centerstone family. This is without a doubt the most franchise friendly company out there. Their favorable franchise model, along with their great support and guest programs made it an obvious and easy decision."

Centerstone Hotels, one of two brands franchised under Vimana Franchise Systems is known for their franchise friendly agreements including one of the lowest fee structures in the industry and short-term agreements. Centerstone has been rapidly gaining in popularity with recent hotel openings in Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Alabama with several more agreements in the works.

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. In May 2011, Vimana Franchise Systems launched the Centerstone brand as a three-segment franchise designed to create a fair and cost effective model for the hospitality industry. In November 2011, Key West Inns was re-launched under the Vimana Franchise ownership umbrella as a budget friendly brand. For more information on Vimana Franchise Systems LLC, contact Steve Belmonte at (407) 654-5540 Visit Vimana Franchise Systems online at Visit Centerstone online at, on Twitter at @Centerstonehtls, or on Facebook at Visit Key West Inns online at, on Twitter at @StayKeyWest, or on Facebook at

Contact Information:
Kellie Belmonte-Pizza, Director of Public Relations
Vimana Franchise Systems
(310) 880-7218

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