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HEI Hotels & Resorts, the Owner and Operator of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia,
Completes $10 Million Renovation
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All Guestrooms, Meetings Space and Public Areas Receive Upgrades
 
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 2, 2008 – Owners and operators of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia, HEI Hotels & Resorts today announced the completion of a $10 million renovation.  The project included upgrades to all guestrooms, public areas and meeting space.
 
“The entire property experience has been enhanced, from our spacious suites to our inviting lobby,” said Bob Krol, general manager.  “With our prime Center City location, our guests can experience panoramic views of the city from the comfort of their completely refreshed guestrooms, featuring the latest designs from the leading all-suite brand in the world.”
 
The hotel’s 288 guest suites, each with 500 square feet of living space, were completely re-designed with new desks and wireless, high-speed Internet access.  New marble-topped wet bars featuring built-in refrigerators and microwaves also were added, as well as flat-screen TVs to the rooms’ parlor and bedroom.
 
Additionally, the Embassy Suites updated its fitness center, added a completely new business center and created a 24-hour gift shop at the front desk.  The complimentary lobby bar area also was entirely redone, and new furniture and carpeting were added to the lobby itself.
 
The renovation also included upgrades to its 4,000 square feet of meeting space.  The hotel’s meeting rooms feature panoramic views of the city from the top floor.
 
The hotel plans to add a new landscaping package this July.
 
About the Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
The Embassy Suites Philadelphia is located in the heart of the Philadelphia, towering over famed Center City.  With 288 two-room suites and more than 4,000square feet of flexible meeting space, the hotel is the ideal venue to enjoy one of the nation’s most historic and vibrant cities.  Learn more about the hotel at www.philadelphiacentercity.embassysuites.com.
 
About HEI Hotels & Resorts
Owners and operators of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia, HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Embassy Suites, Le Meridien and Hilton.   Properties include the Westin Philadelphia, and the under-development Le Meridien Philadelphia.  For more information about HEI, visit the company’s website, www.heihotels.com.
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Contact:
 

Al Palubinsky
Director of Sales
(215) 561-8816

Jess Petitt 
HEI Hotels & Resorts 
(203) 849-2228
 

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Also See: HEI Hotels & Resorts Acquires Properties in Philadelphia and Cambridge, Massachusetts; Will Brand Both Le Meridien / December 2007
Owner/Operator HEI Hotrels & Resorts Has Three Properties in Various Stages of Development, 378 room Marriott in Bellevue, Washington, the 202 room Le Meridien Philadelphia and the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences / February 2008
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