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Hotel Equities Breaks Ground On its 20th Hotel - a 110 room Courtyard by Marriott
in Buford, Georgia Near the Mall of Georgia
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ATLANTA (December 20, 2007) – Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) broke ground recently for its 20th hotel, a Courtyard by Marriott, 1405 Mall of Georgia Boulevard, off GA highway 20, west of Interstate 85.  Located less than half a mile from the Mall of Georgia, the regional mega-mall in Gwinnett County north of Atlanta, the hotel will stand four stories tall and feature 110 rooms.  The hotel is expected to open in late 2008. 
 
“Hotel Equities is proud to bring a Courtyard by Marriott hotel to the Mall of Georgia market,” said Fred Cerrone, HE’s Chairman and CEO.  “We are pleased to expand our special brand of hospitality to the growing Gwinnett area of Atlanta where demand for quality lodging is strong.”
 
As the hotel designed by business travelers for business travelers, the Courtyard provides all the essential services and amenities for guests to stay productive while on the road. With helpful staff, high speed Internet access, ergonomic workspaces, business libraries and a hot breakfast buffet, the Courtyard promises to deliver just what each traveler needs.  Standard hotel amenities include a swimming pool and spa.  Many leisure guests also choose Courtyard for the same services.
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Those participating in the groundbreaking event included (left to right) Alan Bennett, CFO of Hotel Equities; Angelia Risher, Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce;  Mickey Steinberg, investor; Glenn Lewis, Regional Vice President of Franchise Operations for Marriott; Caryn McGarity, Executive Director, Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau; and investors Gerald Benjamin, Dr. Larry Cooper and Dr. Raime Tritt.
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“The Courtyard will be an excellent addition to our selection of hotels,” said Caryn McGarity, Executive Director, Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “Hotel Equities does a fine job in extending hospitality to those who visit our county.”
 
Dignitaries participating in the groundbreaking event included Angelia Risher, Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, Caryn McGarity, Executive Director, Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau; Glenn Lewis, Regional Vice President of Franchise Operations for Marriott; Alan Bennett, CFO of Hotel Equities; and four investors including Gerald Benjamin, Mickey Steinberg, Dr. Larry Cooper and Dr. Raime Tritt.

Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO.  HE presently  manages 20 properties: Courtyard-Mall of Georgia (under construction); five Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott  hotels in Buckhead, Perimeter Center, Alpharetta, Kennesaw and Macon, GA; one Fairfield Inn in Lumberton, NC; two TownePlace Suites by Marriott  hotels in Alpharetta and Kennesaw; four SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotels in Alpharetta, Buford, Kennesaw and one under construction in Lake Charles, LA; the Hampton Inn-Mall of Georgia; the Hampton Inn-Stone Mountain; the Hampton Inn-Hilton Head, SC;  the Wingate Inn-Alpharetta,  the Sleep Inn & Suites, Kingsland, GA; the Comfort Inn, Newport News, VA  and Simpsonwood Retreat and Conference Center in Atlanta. 

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Contact:

Mary Beth Cutshall
Director of Development
Hotel Equities
678.578.4444

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Also See: Day Hospitality Group Opens 11th Hotel; a Hampton Inn at the Mall of Georgia, Atlanta / April 2000
Dolce International Implements Changes in the Organizational Structure of their Senior Management Team / November 2007
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