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Lodge Hotels & Resorts Takes Over Operations of the Days Hotel and
Baymont Inn and Suites Located Adjancent to Each Other
in Houston, Texas

Stewart Martin Appointed General Manager of Both Properties
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Houston, TX – June 4, 2008 – Lodge Hotels & Resorts commenced operations on April 22, 2008 for the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Days Hotel and Baymont Inn and Suites representing 377 rooms in the Houston Airport market.  This is Lodge Hotels & Resorts’ first properties in the Houston market. 
 
The Days Hotel and Baymont Inn and Suites are located next door to each other, connected by a skyway and located just five miles from the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  “This is an important milestone for Lodge Hotels & Resorts as these properties allows us growth beyond the Midwest market,” remarked Joel C. Cairy, Managing Partner – Sales and Marketing of Lodge Hotels & Resorts.  
 

Baymont Inn & Suites (formerly Hampton Inn)
502 North Sam Houston Pkwy. East
Houston, Texas

Days Hotel Houston
500 N. Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, Texas
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The Baymont Inn and Suites features 157 guestrooms and the Days Hotel features 220 guestrooms each with complimentary wireless internet, workout facilities, three swimming pools, a shared restaurant and more than 15,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and exhibit space between the two properties, all positioned on over ten acres.
 
During this transition, Mr. Stewart Martin was appointed General Manager of both properties.  Mr. Martin joins Lodge Hotels & Resorts with extensive knowledge of the Houston market as well as nearly twenty years of hospitality operations in both limited-and full-service hotels.  “This is a really exciting time to be at the Days Hotel and Baymont Inn and Suites,” said Martin, “I am looking forward to working with Lodge Hotels & Resorts and offering our guests the finest hotel experience possible.”
 
“Mr. Martin was the natural choice to come on board and reposition these two properties,” commented Doug Rohde, Managing Partner – Operations and Development of Lodge Hotels & Resorts.  “With a multimillion dollar renovation underway, we plan to make significant upgrades to these assets for the Houston market, traveling public, social groups and corporate travelers,” Rohde added.
 
Lodge Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality development and management company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that owns The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Brainerd, Minnesota and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, Wisconsin and manages the Lodge Cabins at Trout Haven in Lewis, Wisconsin, the Holiday Inn St. Paul East 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota and Rockwoods Grill and Backwater Bar in Baxter, Minnesota.  Lodge Hotels & Resorts properties offer something for everyone—all the amenities for our business travelers, family fun to a romantic weekend or an important meeting or event. 
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Contact:

Melia Nagel
Lodge Hotels & Resorts
6889 Rowland Road, Suite 100
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Phone:  952-294-2133
melia@lodgehotels.com
http://www.lodgehotels.com
 

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Also See: Management contract for the Holiday Inn St. Paul East Awarded to Lodge Hotels & Resorts / October 2006
Developers Doug Rohde and Joel Cairy Open The 102 room Lodge at Brainerd Lakes & Paul Bunyan Water Park / September 2005
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