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Jed Heller, President of The Providence Group, Invited to Participate as a Panelist
for the Information Management Network (IMN) Distressed Hotel Symposium
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April 6, 2009 – Duxbury, MA.  The Providence Group, LLC, a Massachusetts-based full service hospitality management company, announced today that President Jed C. Heller will serve as a panelist at the IMN Distressed Hotel Symposium, April 30 – May 1, 2009, at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL. Heller will participate in the panel discussion chaired by Bob Sonnenblick, Chairman, Sonnenblick – Del Rio, on “Macroeconomic & Hotel Sector Outlook: Can We Make Lemonade from all the Lemons Out there?”
 
The panel discussion will cover a wide range of topics including demand and room rate projections, geographic assessment of weak spots, recession resistant areas, and impact of the new administration on the hotel industry. Joining Heller on the panel are Bob Craycraft, Vice President-Industry Relations, American Resort Development Association; Chris Woronka, Vice President/Lodging Analyst, Deutsche Bank; Chris Ward, Managing Principle, Magnolia Florida; and Brian Newman, Managing Principle, Overwatch Capital Partners.
 
The two day symposium, organized by the Information Management Network, is designed for hotel owners, investors and hospitality industry experts who will discuss the most significant developments affecting the hospitality industry in 2009.
 
“The symposium offers a great opportunity for hotel owners to hear successful case studies from industry leaders and discuss unique strategies to help them gain the most value from their investments, despite a bleak forecast for 2009,” said Heller. 
 
Heller founded The Providence Group in 2005 to offer hospitality and general management services to hotels, time-share resorts and condominiums in the U.S. and overseas.  Today, the company specializes in managing small-to-medium size hotels and   currently provides management and consulting services for several east coast properties.
 
About the Information Management Network
IMN produces international educational conferences for investors in all fields of finance and commerce in more than 30 cities across Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and the Caribbean. www.imn.org 
 
About the Providence Group
The Providence Group is a full service hospitality management company focused on serving the needs of small to mid-size hotels.   Company Founder and President, Jed C. Heller, is a 30 year veteran of the hospitality management industry and serves on the editorial board of HotelExecutive.com and the Resort Management Committee of the American Resort Development Association.  He is also a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences.  www.providencegrp.com
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Contact:

Jed C. Heller, President
The Providence Group, LLC
jcheller@providencegrp.com
781-582-8785/(954) 732-2873
www.providencegrp.com

Tom Ricci
Ricci Communications
tom@riccicommunications.com
(401) 354-2360
 

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Also See: The Providence Group, LLC Slated to Manage the Inn at the Blue, East Marion, NY / February 2009
The Providence Group, LLC to Manage The Royal Inn Hotel in Fort Pierce, Florida / January 2009
The Providence Group, LLC Completes Consulting Engagement with The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; The Premier Resort is Well Known as the “First In Nation” Electoral Site / October 2008
The Providence Group, LLC Lands Contract to Provide Management Services for the Sleep Inn and Suites, Etowah, TN / August 2008
The Providence Group, LLC Expands Hospitality Management Operations with Office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Company Focused on Providing Management Services to Small to Mid-Size Hotels / February 2008
The Providence Group Helps Spearhead Upscale Project / September 2007
The Providence Group Manages The Microtel Inn & Suites in Seneca Falls, New York / September 2007
The Providence Group Manages The Sandhurst Hotel & Suites / February 2007
The Providence Group Announces Drake Sale / February 2007
The Providence Group Continues Expansion in 2007; Management Consulting Firm Keeps Promise during Growth / January 2007
The Providence Group Offers Training for General Managers New Service Comes with a Satisfaction Guarantee / March 2006
The Providence Group Gears Up for March Madness; President Jed C. Heller to speak at ARDA, Hotel Investment Conference / February 2006
The Providence Group Poised for Growth in 2006 / January 2006
The Providence Group forms Villa Consultants International / December 2005


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