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Marshall Hotels Promotes Three Executives Including
Ben Seidel to Chief Operating Officer

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SALISBURY, Md., May12, 2009 – Officials of Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a leading, Maryland-based hotel management and services company, today announced the promotions of Ben Seidel to chief operating officer, Michael Getzey to president of the company’s newly formed construction and renovation division, and David Harvill to executive vice president of accounting.  The three promotions reflect the company’s recent expansion and put the infrastructure in place to support the company’s future growth plans.  

“Ben, Mike and Dave have a combined total of more than 75 years of hospitality industry experience and bring invaluable property, regional and corporate level know-how to our executive team,” said Michael Marshall, president and CEO of Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  “We have fortified our senior team and structured their responsibilities to optimize returns for our hotel owners.  All three have proven track records of motivating those around them and successful operations management in all phases of the economic cycle.”
 


Ben Seidel

Michael Getzey

David Harvill

In his new role, Ben Seidel will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the company’s more than 50 managed properties.  He has more than 25 years of experience in full- and focused-service hotel, as well as convention center management.  He has held operating positions with such well-regarded branded hotels as Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton, and Radisson.  Prior to joining Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 2006, Seidel oversaw a $300-million hospitality portfolio that generated more than $80 million in annual revenue.  He holds an undergraduate degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and received his certified hotel administrator (CHA) and certified hotel sales professional (CHSP) certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Educational Institute. 

Michael Getzey is responsible for the company’s development and renovation division.  Since joining Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., in 1981, he has been integrally involved in acquisitions, hotel development and project administration.  Getzey has consulted on numerous multi-million dollar hotel construction developments and overseen more than $25 million in hotel renovations.  He graduated from Delaware's Brandywine College and attended the Culinary Institute of America.

David Harvill will head the company’s multi-faceted accounting and financing operations.  With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he has been a property controller, area controller, regional controller and assistant corporate controller for such hotel companies as Hilton, Starwood and Interstate Hotels.  While with Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., he has been responsible for the company’s accounting discipline at the property and corporate levels, training, audit, information technology and consulting.  Harvill has a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and a minor in accounting from Tompkins College.

“We increased our hotel portfolio with 15 contracts and oversaw more than $5 million in renovations last year, while our other properties generated a 5.1 percent increase in average RevPAR premium over their respective competitive sets,” Marshall noted.  “With these promotions, we now have the management depth and the appropriate infrastructure to continue to grow on a planned basis.”
About Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., founded in 1980, has special expertise in operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, suburban/drive-to and resort locations.  In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties.  The company has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including Hilton, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Choice and Wyndham.  Additional information about Marshall Management may be found at the company's Web site: www.marshallhotels.com.

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Contact:

Rick Day
  Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing
  Marshall Hotels & Resorts
  (410)749-8464
  rday@marshallhotels.com
 

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Also See: Marshall Management Names Benjamin N. Seidel Joins as Executive Vice-president and Patrick Welton as Corporate Director of Revenue / June 2006
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