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 Diamond Houston 1 LLP Opens 122-Suite Staybridge Suites
by Holiday Inn in the West Houston-Energy Corridor
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JV-Ownership Group Comprised of Dellisart Lodging,  Diamond Group and Apollo Property Partners

ALPHARETTA, Ga., December 12, 2005 — Diamond Houston 1, LLP, a joint venture ownership group comprised of Dellisart Lodging, the Diamond Group and Apollo Property Partners, today announced that it has opened the 122-suite Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn in the West Houston-Energy Corridor of Texas.  The hotel is managed by Dellisart Lodging Hospitality Management.  

“The extended stay segment, targeted towards guests that stay at a hotel for five nights or longer, continues as a popular alternative to a standard hotel in the Houston area,” said Doug Artusio, Dellisart Lodging chairman and CEO.  “The steady flow of business and leisure travelers desiring these accommodations will be well served by the Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn product.  With our intimate knowledge of the brand, as well as our proprietary marketing and management systems, we fully expect the property to quickly become a market leader.”

The four-story, all-suite hotel is located at 1225 Eldridge Parkway, in the heart of Houston’s “energy corridor,” surrounded by numerous business parks, including Westlake, Enclave, Park 10 and the Conoco and Shell campuses.  Additionally, numerous major multinational corporations’ headquarters are in the immediate area, including Sysco Foods, Citgo and British Petroleum. 

Hotel amenities include high-speed Internet access, 24-hour business center, complimentary breakfast and evening reception, outdoor courtyard with pool and BBQ area, fitness center and a fully stocked library with books and board games and television viewing area.  Suites have separate living and work areas with two-line speaker telephones and personalized voice mail, as well as fully equipped kitchens.

Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., the Diamond Group is a diverse investment group with numerous financial services and real estate holdings.

Apollo Property Partners has owned and developed numerous commercial properties in the Houston energy corridor and Galleria areas.  With offices in Houston and New Orleans, the company is owned by longtime Houston developer Prieur Leary.

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Dellisart Lodging is an owner, acquirer, manager and developer of nationally branded, quality hotels throughout the United States.  The company currently owns and manages two Staybridge Suites in the Chicago suburban market and has a Wingate Inn scheduled to open in January 2006.  The Staybridge Suites in Tallahassee, Fla. is a management contract due to open in the spring of 2006.  Dellisart Lodging is developing several new properties for 2006 and 2007, including the 206-room, 19-story, Staybridge Suites in Downtown Chicago.  

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Contact:

Dellisart Lodging Inc
Chris Daly
 (703) 435-6293

Also See: Christian P. Sargent Named President Limited-Service Division and Miguel Coder Named President - Full-service Division for Dellisart Lodging / October 2005
Diamond Group and Apollo Property Partners Building 122-room Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn in the West Houston-Energy Corridor / November 2004

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