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The Procaccianti Group Promotes JD Tamez to Regional Director
of Sales to Oversee Mid-West Region

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Providence, R.I., October 11, 2007 – Cranston, Rhode Island-based real estate developer/hotelier, TPG Hospitality, a division of The Procaccianti Group (TPG), today announced the promotion of JD Tamez to Regional Director of Sales for the Mid-West Region.

“JD has led an extremely successful revenue generating team at our Westin DFW as the Area Director of Sales working with both the Westin DFW and the Sheraton Suites Dallas Market Center” states Erik McDonald, Vice President of Sales for TPG Hospitality. 

McDonald continues “I’m very excited to have JD working with us in this new capacity and I’m certain he will add tremendous value in his new role just as he has over the past two years.”

At the Westin DFW, JD Tamez was responsible for developing an extremely strong sales team experiencing only 8% turnover in the past 12 months, exceeding 2007 revenue budget by $3.3M and exceeding last year’s revenue by $7.7M. Additionally, JD and his team were recognized by Starwood at the 2007 brand conference as the “Team HOT Hotel of the Year” and the “Transition Sales Team of the Year”.

Mr. Tamez’s brand experience includes over 13 years with Westin, Sheraton, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt and several independents.

About The Procaccianti Group (TPG)
The Procaccianti Group (TPG) is a second generation, privately held real estate investment company that specializes in acquisition, renovation and management of investment real estate. TPG has owned or developed more than 20 million square feet of real estate, valued at over $6 billion.

The Procaccianti Group currently owns 59 hotels totaling 15,568 guest rooms in 20 states and employs 8,000 people from coast to coast with 200 professionals based at the corporate headquarters in Rhode Island. TPG is comprised of various companies engaged in hospitality management, mixed-use development, design and construction, purchasing, property management, asset management and lending. The Procaccianti Group is one of the top 5 privately held owner operators of hospitality assets in the United States.

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Contact:

Ralph V Izzi Jr.
Marketing Communications Director
401.490.2866
rizzi@procgroup.com
www.procgroup.com

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Also See: The Procaccianti Group Completes $25 million Upgrade of the Harvey Hotel DFW Airport, Now Reflagged as The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport / April 2006
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