FOUR HOTELS HAVE converted to the AmeriVu brand founded in 2015 by Wisconsin hotelier Nick Rai. Amerivu is now part of Atlanta-based Hospitality Lodging Systems.
The 51-room AmeriVu Inn & Suites in Cisago City, Minnesota, is a conversion from a Comfort Inn. Nearby attractions include Bloom Lake Barn wedding venue, Wild Mountain Ski Area, Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, Cedar Lake Speedway and Somerset Amphitheater. Amenities include an indoor heated pool with hot tub and is ADA accessible.
The other three hotels are:
- A 60-room former American Hotel in Waconia, Minnesota. It is near Wild Mountain ski area, Panola Valley Gardens wedding site and Cedar Lake Speedway. Amenities include a meeting room and an indoor swimming pool with hot tub.
- A 42-room former America’s Best Value Inn in Helen, Georgia. Nearby attractions in include downtown Helen, the third most visited city in Georgia modeled on an Alpine village, tubing on the Chattahoochee River and Unicoi State Park.
- A 33-room former America’s Best Value Inn in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is near the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and three major medical centers, including a Mayo Clinic facility. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and 5,156 square feet of meeting space.
“In the post-COVID environment, hotel owners don’t want to work hard to recover and rebound, just so they can send bigger checks to their brand,” said Doug Collins, Chairman and CEO of HLS. “Instead, more owners are deciding to work smarter – by switching to a brand that keeps hard-earned money in their pocket.”
In 2017, Rai opened the 40-room AmeriVu Hotel in Cumberland, Wisconsin, the 42-room AmeriVu in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and two other conversions.