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Thom Geshay Joins Davidson Hotel Company as Senior Vice President,
Business Development, Formerly SVP with Tarsadia Hotels


MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 4, 2007—Davidson Hotel Company, one of the nation’s largest hotel management companies, today announced that Thom Geshay has rejoined the company as senior vice president, business development.  In his new role, Geshay will seek acquisition and development opportunities and pursue additional hotel management opportunities for the company.  Geshay will be based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Having worked 20 years for Davidson and its predecessor companies, Thom knows the company well and will be able to make an immediate contribution,” said John Belden, Davidson’s president and chief executive officer.  “A seasoned veteran, he has completed transactions valued in excess of $1 billion over the last 10 years and has a wide network of industry contacts.  We expect Thom to play a central role in sourcing and completing acquisitions as we continue our accelerated growth going forward.”

Geshay returns to DHC from Tarsadia Hotels, where he was senior vice president—real estate , responsible for acquisitions and development of new properties.  He began his tenure with DHC as a bellman, eventually becoming general manager of several properties.  He held a number of increasingly important positions with the company, including director of business development; regional vice president, operations; and vice president, sales and marketing.

Geshay received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.

About Davidson Hotel Company
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise to the hospitality industry.  The company, currently ranked as the 10th-largest independent management company in the country, owns and/or manages 30 upscale hotels with nearly 8,900 rooms across the United States, including such brands as Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Marriott, Renaissance, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.  Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company’s Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.  

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Contact:

Cyndi Carl
Davidson Hotel Company
(901) 821-4155
ccarl@davidsonhotels.com

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Also See: Thomas Geshay Appointed Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Tarsadia Hotels / April 2005
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