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Interstate Hotels Completes $9 Million
Renovation of the Hilton Lafayette
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Lafayette, LA, October 11, 2006 – The Hilton Lafayette today announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation including a makeover of all of the hotel’s 327 guestrooms, meeting space, lobby and lounge. 

With the completion of this major renovation, Acadiana now has a first-class hotel that will satisfy the needs of visitors to the Lafayette area. 

“This will positively affect the economy of Lafayette as many associations and corporations now have the option of an upscale hotel in the area,” said Jimmy Thackston, General Manager. “We appreciate the patience of our clients and guests, and we look forward to providing the same high level of service our guests have come to expect.”

Thackston added that in addition to the long-term loyalty the Hilton Lafayette has encountered from its guests and employees, the hotel received the coveted Renovation of the Year award from Hilton Hotels Corporation.  “The award specifically recognized the expertise of the staff in handling this project with little to no impact on our guests given the scope of the renovation,” Thackston said.  

From floor to ceiling, each guestroom has undergone a complete renovation to give guests the perfect mix of comfort and elegance.  Each guestroom now features the custom designed Suite Dreams® bed by Serta with fine European-style sheeting, Pacific Coast® down duvet and Super Topper mattress pads, and Pacific Coast® Touch of Down pillows.  To accompany the new bedding, the guestrooms feature new mahogany furnishings, leather ergonomic desk chairs, marble vanity tops, tile showers and flooring, bathroom fixtures and tub, telephone and voicemail system, and increased lighting in showers.

To complement the new guestroom décor, the hotel corridors and lobby have also taken on a new look: new carpeting, updated public restrooms, and new furnishings in several sitting areas.

The renovations continue into the 22,000 square feet of meeting facilities, which are outfitted with new wireless and audio-visual technology.  Maximilian’s, the hotel’s lounge where guests can enjoy a game of pool, hors d’oeuvres and dancing, also received a face-lift with new carpeting, furnishings, wall covering and lighting.

The Hilton Lafayette is located in the heart of Cajun country, just one mile from Lafayette’s Oil Center and 10 minutes from all area attractions and corporations.  Nestled on the shore of the city’s Vermilion River, the Hilton Lafayette is Acadiana’s premiere full-service hotel and conference center.  Visit the hotel on-line: www.lafayette.hilton.com. The Hilton Lafayette is managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: IHR).

As of September 30, Interstate Hotels & Resorts operated 232 hospitality properties with more than 52,000 rooms in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Russia.  BridgeStreet Worldwide, an Interstate Hotels & Resorts subsidiary, is one of the world’s largest corporate housing providers.  BridgeStreet and its network of Global Partners offer more than 10,000 corporate apartments located in more than 100 MSAs throughout the United States and internationally.  For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web site: www.ihrco.com.

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Contact:

Patty Marshall
Director of Sales and Marketing -Hilton Lafayette
(337)235-6111 / Patty.Marshall@ihrco.com
 

Also See: Lafayette, Louisiana Developers Receive a $20 million Tax Free Loan at a 4.25 Interest Rate to Build a 110 unit Homewood Suites; Loan Provided through The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 to Support the Rebuilding in the Gulf States Devastated by the Hurricanes of 2005 / April 2006
Redquartz Boundary Ltd. (RQB), an Irish-based Investment Company Acquires the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa; Interstate Retains Minority Ownership and Management Contract / July 2006

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