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Buccini / Pollin Group and PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. Nearing Completion
of Two Adjacent Hotels Near Dulles International Airport, the
135-room Hilton Garden Inn and the 136 room aloft
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Milan Patnaik Named General Manager – aloft


White Plains, N.Y. / Dulles, VA. – April 29, 2008 - aloha!  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) along with PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS) announced the “Topping Out” of aloft Dulles-North currently under construction at 22390 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148. The “Topping Out” ceremony signifies the end of major construction on the exterior of the hotel, and the shift in focus toward the interior components, as the hotel prepares for its opening in mid November, 2008.  The ceremony held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 was attended by officials of BPG, PMHS, Morgan-Keller, the Loudoun County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Loudoun County Economic Development Board. 
 

aloft Dulles-North
22390 Flagstaff Plaza
Ashburn, Virginia

Hilton Garden Inn
22400 Flagstaff Plaza, 
Ashburn, Virginia

The 136-room aloft Dulles-North is located in Ashburn, Virginia just minutes from Dulles International Airport offering business and leisure travelers easy access to the cities nearby business centers and historic local attractions. The hotel is one component of the new Moorefield Station Center, a mixed-use commercial development currently under construction, featuring hotel, retail, office and restaurants similar to PF Changs, Best Buy, Target, Sport’s Authority and other major retailers who are scheduled to open in 2009. The aloft Dulles-North is expected to open its doors in mid November of 2008.  BPG/PMHS plans on opening two more aloft branded hotels near Baltimore Washington-International Airport, Maryland and in historic downtown Wilmington, Delaware 
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Also The Buccini / Pollin Group and PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. announced the topping off of the 135-room Hilton Garden Inn  currently under construction at 22400 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148. In an official “topping off” ceremony held at the construction site, construction workers celebrated their achievement. “The Greenway Parkway does not only belong to Loudoun County, it is also the gateway to Dulles Airport and a world of international travelers. I am proud and excited to have the opportunity to build this hotel,” said Mr Dave Pollin, President of The Buccini/Pollin Group. 

Construction for the new Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dulles North hotel is scheduled for completion by Fall/2008.  Morgan-Keller, Inc. serves as the contractor for the project. The hotel will be owned by the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) and operated by PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS) of Washington, DC.  “With its superb location, stylish comfort, inviting facilities, coupled with PMHS’s legendary service, it is destined to become a landmark.  At the same time, the long relationship between our company and Loudoun County will take on a new vibrancy,” said Greg Miller, President & CEO of PMHS.

The 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dulles North is located in Ashburn, Virginia just minutes from Dulles International Airport offering business and leisure travelers easy access to the cities nearby business centers and historic local attractions. The hotel is one component of the new Moorefield Station Center, a mixed-use commercial development currently under construction, featuring hotel, retail, office and restaurants similar to PF Changs, Best Buy, Target, Sport’s Authority and other major retailers who are scheduled to open in 2009.  BPG/PMHS plans on opening another Hilton Garden Inn branded hotel in Hanover, MD. 

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As a Vision of W Hotels, aloft is shaking up the lodging industry with urban-influenced design, accessible technology, style and a social atmosphere. aloft offers a total sensory experience, with guest lofts featuring loft-like nine-foot ceilings and oversized windows to create a bright, airy environment. The centerpiece of the loft room is the ultra-comfortable signature bed, and large stylish bathrooms complement the guest experience with oversized walk-in showers and amenities created by Bliss® spa. Each guest loft is also a combination high-tech office and entertainment center, featuring wireless internet access and plug & play, a one-stop connectivity solution for multiple electronic gadgetry such as PDAs, cell phones, mp3 players and laptops - all linked to a large flat panel HDTV ready television for optimal sound and viewing. 

Designed in conjunction with world-renowned David Rockwell and the Rockwell group, aloft stays true to W’s heritage, offering atmospheric public spaces designed to draw guests from their rooms to socialize and make friends. Guests can read the paper, work on their laptops via hotel-wide wireless internet access, play a game of pool or grab a drink with friends at the re:mix communal lobby area and bar w xyz. The re:charge fitness center and splash, the indoor or outdoor pool, give travelers options to de-stress and re-energize; while re:fuel by aloft, a one-stop food and beverage area, offers sweet, savory and healthy food, snacks and beverages to grab & go, 24-hours a day. 

Milan Patnaik Named General Manager – aloft Ashburn

Milan Patnaik is the new leader for the aloft talent team that is responsible for bringing the “new tWist in travel” to life. He has been in the hospitality business since 1994 and has overseen the hotel openings, transitions and acquisitions. For those who know him best, Milan’s tendency is to try to live nine lives simultaneously, striving to fit in each and every of life’s moments in to an already busy schedule. A true Libra, Milan is forever balancing the scales, changing his mind and weighing out the consequences before making a final decision. Born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, and raised in Annandale, Virginia Milan lives a very culturally enriched life coming from an Indian heritage. He has always been the outdoors type, ever convincing his family and friends to enjoy camping in the Shenandoah Valley. In total he has gone on 100 plus camping trips and probably owns every piece of camping equipment made available. Fishing is another one of Milan’s favorite hobbies – biggest fish caught – a 4.5 feet long / 2 feet in girth Rockfish from Solomon’s Island, Maryland. His passion for fishing may drive his love for seafood: steamed crabs with Old Bay Season topping the list. When he is not watching the latest NFL story on ESPN, Milan is playing football, basketball, tennis or enjoying a leisurely motorcycle drive through Rappahannock County. Because of Milan’s passion for life’s total sensory experience, his on-the-go lifestyle harmonizes with the aloft vision of urban flair and social interplay.



About The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (Buccini/Pollin):
Buccini/Pollin is a privately held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Wilmington, DE, Washington DC, suburban Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired office, hotel, multi-family, townhouse, industrial, retail, and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States.  Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed nearly $3 billion in assets including six million SF of office, industrial and retail space in 64 buildings, 3,200 hotel rooms in 17 hotels, six major residential communities, and 1,200 covered parking spaces. Buccini/Pollin is the largest privately held office landlord in the Philadelphia region.

About PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc.:
Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS) is the hotel management affiliate of The Buccini/Pollin Group (Buccini/Pollin). Based in Washington, DC, the company manages all of Buccin/Pollin's hotel assets, providing development, technical consulting, on-site management, and accounting expertise. Concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic, PMHS manages full-service and select-service hotels in the Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and Choice families of brands. Since the opening of its first hotel in 1996, PMHS has participated in the development and acquisition/renovation of 23 hotels with a market capitalization approaching $1 billion. PMHS is currently pursuing international growth, having recently opened an office in Beijing, PRC.  PM Hospitalities Strategies, Inc. is a Starwood Preferred Management Company for Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, aloft and element brands.

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Contact:

Buccini/Pollin Group:
Barry Kamin
202-787-3380
bkamin@pmhs.com
 

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Also See: The Buccini/Pollin Group Breaks Ground on first of its Kind Two in One Hotel Near Baltimore; The 11-story building will house both a Homewood Suites by Hilton and a Hilton Garden Inn / August 2007
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