Vimana Announces Formation of Franchise Advisory Committee

Windermere, FL – Steve Belmonte, CEO for Vimana Franchise Systems, announced the formation of a franchise owners council for both of Vimana’s Brands: Centerstone and Key West. Each brand will have their own individual franchise advisory committee (FAC).

Belmonte comments, “As both brands continue to grow, we are now poised to formulate a franchise council to ensure the franchisees have a voice in what we do as a company.”

Currently, the committee will converse quarterly and includes owners Myron Salz of the Centerstone Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota and Rick Patel of the Centerstone Inn in Tuscaloosa Alabama on the Centerstone council and owners Mark Campassi of the Key West Inn in Hamilton, Alabama and Gordon Patel of the Key West Inn in LaFayette, Georgia on the Key West Inn council.

In addition to franchisees, committee members will include Steve Belmonte as Chairman, Neal Jackson as Vice-Chairman, Amanda Belmonte as Secretary as well as Laurie Bechler from Sabre Hospitality who operates Vimana’s reservation system.

Several challenges will be put before the committee including enhancements to the Sabre relationship, a quality growth strategy, formulation of Vimana University with online training and potential upgrades to its loyalty club.

Belmonte adds, “I learned early on that people support what they help create and we look forward to working with our franchise advisory committee on all relevant issues that affect our partnership.”



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