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Greenwood Hospitality Group Launches
Investment and Management Firm


August 10, 2009 - Industry veterans Tom Conran, Aik Hong Tan, and Bill Zollars have joined forces to form Greenwood Hospitality Group, a Denver-based hospitality investment and management firm with offices in Los Angeles and Hartford.  The three Greenwood principals had formerly served as senior executives of Richfield Hospitality, Inc. for a combined tenure of over 65 years.  “We enjoyed many successes during our time at Richfield and we are excited to begin a new venture during a period in which we see many opportunities in both the hospitality investment and management arenas.  Our experience, independence, industry relationships, and sound financial platform will enable us to effectively compete in the marketplace for both acquisitions and property management contracts,” states Tom Conran.

Greenwood has the financial support of several well-capitalized investor groups and will continue to maintain successful relationships with their branded partners.  The company will seek out opportunities consistent with their core competencies in the upscale select and full-service hotel sectors.  “One size fits all is not our operating philosophy.  We are looking for deals and management assignments that coincide with our financial and operating expertise.  From a growth perspective, we are driven by the quality and suitability of each individual opportunity to the company.  This is a team effort, where all three principals are actively engaged in all facets of the business.  As such, the communication and interaction within our firm will be both efficient and treated with a great sense of urgency,” states Aik Hong Tan, former President of Richfield. 

From an operational perspective, Greenwood will ensure continuity among all managed properties through an internal management package of well-designed programs and processes.  The Greenwood management package includes the fundamental operating, sales, marketing, HR, and accounting tools each property requires, while still allowing each hotel the flexibility to tailor the resources to meet their specific market-driven needs.  “Our reputation is dependent on the success of our clients and investors.  We understand that our value proposition as a hotel investment and management company is our investment acumen, operational excellence and customized service delivery.  To that end, we have adopted the following guiding principles for both our company and our associates: integrity, confidence, accountability, and results,” states Bill Zollars.

“Our past track record speaks for itself,” advises Tan.  Conran adds, “As we embark on this new venture, all of us are committed to developing a hotel investment and management firm that our clients and associates can be proud of.”

Please contact the principals of Greenwood Hospitality Group for more information:

Tom Conran 
Principal
Email: tconran@greenwoodhospitality.com
Tel: 860-578-5039

Aik Hong Tan 
Principal
Email: atan@greenwoodhospitality.com
Tel: 720-624-9622

Bill Zollars
Principal
Email: bzollars@greenwoodhospitality.com
Tel: 720-624-9624

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