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Hotels Unlimited, Inc. and The Tajfel Group Complete Renovation and
Branding of the Former Freehold Gardens Hotel to Radisson Hotel
in Freehold, New Jersey


FREEHOLD, N.J. - September 3, 2008 - The new Radisson Hotel in Freehold, NJ has announced that its Grand Opening will be commemorated with a private celebration to be held on Wednesday, September 17. The 121-room hotel located at 50 Gibson Place (formerly Freehold Gardens Hotel) was acquired by an affiliate of Hotels Unlimited, Inc., in May of 2007 and has undergone a major top-to-bottom renovation as part of a plan to reposition the property. Members of the press are encouraged to contact the hotel for information about attending the Grand Opening celebration. 

"We are very excited to bring this addition to Freehold, and have already been overwhelmed by the positive community response and booking activity," said Doran Tajfel, Co-President of Hotels Unlimited. "This hotel is positioned to become one of the most popular overnight accommodation and banquet destinations in the area, and we look forward to providing the best in service and hospitality." 

Hotels Unlimited, Inc. is currently operated by the Tajfel Group, which been in the hotel business since 1979. The company was pioneered by Henry Tajfel, the Chairman of the Board, and is now run by his sons Doran and Carey, Co-Presidents. Starting with only 24 rooms, the Tajfels expanded through the years, and the company now includes ten properties and over 1,500 rooms as well as retail and office space, self-storage facilities, and other hotel complexes under development. 

In the new Radisson Freehold, each premier guest room offers complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, 32-inch flat panel LCD TV, Select Comfort® Sleep Number beds, an in-room safe, and an in-room refrigerator, among many amenities. Guests can also enjoy classic American fare in the Winner's Circle Restaurant & Lounge or relax and recharge in the exercise room or outdoor pool. The Radisson of Freehold is also proud to feature the Crystal Ballroom and Emerald Ballroom, Monmouth County's new premier destinations for platinum weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and other social or corporate events for up to 300 guests. 

The Radisson Hotel Freehold is located just a few minutes from the Freehold Raceway, Freehold Raceway Mall and CentraState Medical Center. This is also the closest hotel to Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park & Wild Safari and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and the hotel is offering exclusive discount Stay & Play Packages during the summer season. Point Pleasant beaches and boardwalks are thirty minutes away, and Newark Liberty International Airport is less than an hour away. 

About Hotels Unlimited

The Tajfel Family, currently operating as Hotels Unlimited, Inc. and The Tajfel Group, has been in the hotel business since 1979. The company was pioneered by Henry Tajfel, the Chairman of the Board, and is now run by his sons Doran and Carey, Co-Presidents.

The family enterprise has expanded and matured, and now includes nine hotels as well as retail and office space, self-storage facilities, and other hotel complexes under development. The various hotels are affiliated with HOLIDAY INN, RADISSON, RAMADA, DAYS INN, and DOUBLETREE. Currently, Hotels Unlimited owns and operates the 

  • HOLIDAY INN of Toms River, NJ, 
  • the HOLIDAY INN of South Plainfield, NJ, 
  • the HOLIDAY INN of East Windsor, NJ, 
  • the HOLIDAY INN of Tinton Falls, NJ, 
  • the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES of West Long Branch, NJ, 
  • the RAMADA INN & SUITES of Toms River, NJ, 
  • the DAYS INN of East Windsor, NJ, 
  • the RADISSON HOTEL of Freehold, NJ (coming in Summer 2008), and 
  • the DOUBLETREE HOTEL of West Palm Beach, FL.
All of our hotels are rated "Three Diamonds" by AAA, and have received many awards of recognition from their respective brands.

The Holiday Inn of East Windsor, NJ, is also home to the National Conference Center, featuring 13 meeting and conference rooms including a state-of-the-art tiered auditorium and amphitheater, an on-site audiovisual department and a trained professional support staff. The National Conference Center was one of the very first conference centers to be developed in the United States and is strategically located between New York City and Philadelphia.

Hotels Unlimited, Inc. is broadening its franchise relationship to include the Hilton family of hotels. Currently, the company is developing a Hilton Garden Inn in Lakewood, NJ, which is expected to open in the summer of 2008, and a Hampton Inn in Freehold, NJ, which is expected to open in the summer of 2009. Hotels Unlimited is also developing a Holiday Inn Express in Neptune, NJ, which will open in the winter of 2009, and a Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn in Robbinsville, NJ, which is expected to open in 2009.

Henry Tajfel has more than 40 years of business experience, ranging from wholesale egg distribution to real estate development and building. With the business acumen and skills learned in these other ventures, he pursued and fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a hotelier together with his wife, Julie, who has been his right hand throughout his career. In 1979, they built and opened the Best Western Motel in Lakewood. Starting with only 24 rooms, they expanded through the years, and the company they founded now includes over nine properties and nearly 1,400 rooms.

Doran Tajfel is a 1986 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. He joined the company in 1990, and currently oversees operations at most of the New Jersey properties and the DoubleTree Hotel in West Palm Beach. Doran also plays a key role in overseeing various renovation projects for the company.

Carey Tajfel is a 1991 graduate of Yeshiva University. He started as Operations Manager at the Ramada Inn of Toms River and, in 1992, he opened the Ramada Inn of East Windsor, which is now the Holiday Inn. Carey now serves as the director of business development for the group. He also oversees operations at some of the New Jersey properties, and directs the accounting and marketing departments in addition to cultivating banking and franchise relationships for the company. Carey spends a great deal of time working on developing the new hotel complexes scheduled to break ground in the near future as well as other commercial developments.

Radisson Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading, full-service global hotel companies, operates, manages and franchises nearly 400 hotels and resorts in 64 countries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Radisson is one of the lodging brands of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the primary operating groups of Carlson, a global leader in the marketing, business and leisure travel, and hospitality industries. 

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Contact:

Hotels Unlimited, Inc.
Julia Coppock, 609-632-0006 ext. 628
Marketing Manager
jcoppock@hotelsunlimitedinc.com 

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Also See: The Tajfel Group Completes $5 million Renovation and Rebranding of the Former Radisson Suite Inn Palm Beach Airport to Doubletree Hotel West Palm Beach - Airport / March 2008
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