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Hotel CEO Roger Bloss Finds Soccer Friends in Mumbai Walk

Kids playing soccer in Goa, India
Children playing soccer in India. Photo by Officina del Sorriso 3

In the spirit of the holiday season, Blue MauMau is publishing a story that Roger Bloss of Vantage Hotels told us in an exclusive interview during his company’s annual conference in Las Vegas a year ago. Mr. Bloss is the CEO, president and founder of Vantage Hospitality Group, the holding company for economy hotel chain America’s Best Value Inn and the newer mid- to upper-scale Lexington line of hotels. Vantage has quickly grown to be the eighth largest hotel company in the world by property count – over 1,100 hotels.

Roger Bloss
Roger Bloss

In early 2012, Vantage introduced VanMYT, a new venture to expand Vantage into India. That brought Mr. Bloss to travel to the sub-continent more frequently.

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This is part two of an interview series with Vantage Hospitality Group.

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