Jack DeBoer has been around the block a time or two. Regarded as the “father of extended stay hotels” he has a few successful brands under his belt, namely Residence Inn and Candlewood Suites, so there is little left to prove for the lodging veteran. However, recently a new brand has made its way onto the scene and, ValuePlace has become one of the fastest growing brands. At 172 locations throughout the US, it will hit 175 by the end of 2010, all of it new construction. DeBoer sat down with GlobeSt.com to chat about the ValuePlace model, the economy and the hotel present and future.

GlobeSt.com: What is driving the quick expansion of this particular brand?

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