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 Strand Development Company LLC Acquires Management Contract
of Carolinian Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, SC, January 24, 2006 - Strand Development Company LLC based in Myrtle Beach, SC announced today that they have added the Carolinian Hotel as the 25th hotel to its management portfolio.  The management company change is a result of the sale of the hotel to an independent owner.  Strand Development Company, LLC will oversee all areas of the hotel’s operations, including guest services, sales and marketing efforts and hotel administration. 

“We are excited about the opportunities we have at The Carolinian.  The ideal location of the hotel coupled with the amount of meeting space present an opportunity to be a leading hotel in the market,” states Adam Tegge, Regional Director of Operations for Strand Development.  Conveniently located off interstates 20 and 77, the Carolinian is just minutes from downtown Columbia, Fort Jackson, and the University of South Carolina.

The hotel features a choice of spacious executive guestrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, workout facility, game room, and McKenna’s full-service restaurant and lounge.  The atrium, abundant with tropical foliage, hosts an indoor putting green, pool tables and ping-pong. 
Noted as having one of the largest meeting facilities in the area, the Carolinian hotel offers a total of 9 meeting rooms, featuring a total of nearly 5,000 square feet of meeting space.  The hotel has served as a popular retreat for various corporate groups up to 250 people.

With the change of ownership, plans are being made to affiliate the hotel with a major hotel brand.  The hotel will also undergo renovations to comply with the specific brand standards of that franchise. 

To make reservations or request information about The Carolinian, travelers may access The Carolinian website at www.hotelcarolinian.com or call 1-877-308-4986. 

Headquartered in Myrtle Beach, SC, Strand Development Company LLC currently operates 25 hotels in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  All hotels are operated through franchise agreements with Hilton, Choice Hotels International, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Wingate Inn, Super 8, Microtel, and Best Western International.  Strand Development has two more properties under construction, including a Hampton Inn and Fairfield inn and Suites.  Strand Development continues to provide strong industry expertise in all aspects of the hotel business and is a proven leader in driving ownership’s return on investment and customer satisfaction.

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Contact

Adam Tegge
Regional Director of Operations
Strand Development, LLC
704-726-1085
www.hotelcarolinian.com

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