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Neptune Hospitality Advisors Arranges Financing
for Purchase of Tampa-area Hotel
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SAN DIEGO, California - October 8, 2004 - Michael D. Armstrong, President of Neptune Hospitality Advisors, Inc., is pleased to announce his firm arranged first mortgage financing for the purchase of the four-year old 148-room Hilton Garden Inn in Temple Terrace/Tampa, Florida.  Located in the heart of the Tampa Oaks business complex amidst over two million square feet of office space, the hotel benefits from both its business clientele as well as it proximity to Busch Gardens and the University of South Florida.  Neptune arranged the $8.8 million three-year floating rate loan through a Wall Street investment bank.

This transaction marks the third Hilton Garden Inn financing for Neptune Hospitality Advisors in five months.  In addition to this transaction, Neptune financed the 110-room Hilton Garden Inn at the Nashville Airport and the 120-room Hilton Garden Inn in Rancho Mirage, California near Palm Springs.  All three were financed by Wall Street investment banks and totaled over $25 million in financing.

"Combining our strong relationships with the hotel lending community, the institutional nature of these hotels, and the strong track record of the management team, we procured very attractive debt for our client," commented Stan Kozlowski, Vice President of Neptune.

The Hilton Garden Inn in Tampa was acquired by American Property Management Corporation ("APMC").  Based in San Diego, APMC was recently ranked as the 10th largest independent hotel management company by Hotel and Motel Management magazine in March 2004 and the 16th largest hotel owner by Hotel Business magazine in September 2004.  The Tampa hotel acquisition marked APMC's sixth hotel acquisition this year.

Neptune Hospitality Advisors, founded in 2001, is a national real estate firm exclusively dedicated to the hotel industry with offices in San Diego, Dallas, Boston, and Honolulu.  Neptune specializes in hotel brokerage, debt and equity financing, and real estate and development advisory services.

For more information, contact Michael Armstrong at (858) 964-5678 or email mike@neptuneha.com or view the company website at www.neptuneha.com.

Contact

Neptune Hospitality Advisors, Inc.
The Aventine Building
8910 University Center Lane
Suite 500
San Diego, CA  92122
P. (858) 964-5678
F. (858) 964-5679
www.neptuneha.com
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Also See: Neptune Hospitality Advisors Arranges Refinancing of Unizan Plaza Office Building in Downtown Canton, Ohio / September 2004
Neptune Hospitality Advisors Arranges Financing for Purchase of Palm Springs Area Hotel / September 2004
Neptune Hospitality Advisors Arranges Acquisition Financing of Nashville Hotel / June 2004
Neptune Hospitality Advisors Represents Purchaser and Arranges Acquisition and Renovation Financing of Albuquerque Hotel / March 2004


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