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Mosaic Company Selects Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Manage its 228-room
Streamsong Resort Project Under Development in Central Florida

Polk County, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2012)
– The Mosaic Company today announced the selection of Interstate Hotels & Resorts as the hotel management company for its Streamsong® Resort project   and KemperSports  as the management company for the resort’s golf operations.

Mosaic, the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients and a major landowner in Central Florida, is developing the resort, golf and conference center destination on approximately 16,000 acres of formerly mined phosphate land in rural Polk County between Tampa and Orlando.

“We are extremely pleased to place the operating management of Streamsong® Resort into the very capable hands of Interstate Hotels & Resorts and KemperSports,” said Tom Sunnarborg, Mosaic’s vice president - land development and management. “They have an outstanding reputation and portfolio of managed resorts and renowned golf venues. We are confident that the expertise they bring to Streamsong will help solidify its position as a superior destination for luxury travelers, conference attendees and outdoor enthusiasts who are seeking an escape from the ordinary resort experience.”

As previously announced, Streamsong will feature a main lodge and nearby golf clubhouse offering a combined 228 guest rooms, approximately 18,500 square feet of flexible conference and meeting space, a full-service spa, fine and casual dining, several bars including a rooftop lounge, guided bass fishing on surrounding lakes, hiking and birding trails, a sporting clays range and two exceptional golf courses.

The principal architect for the resort is Alfonso Architects of Tampa.  Construction of the two golf courses has been underway since August 2010 by renowned architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore and Crenshaw and Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is the largest U.S.-based global hotel management company operating branded, full- and select-service hotels and resorts, conference centers and independent hotels worldwide.  The company and its affiliates manage and/or have ownership interests in nearly 400 hotels, with more than 70,000 rooms in 40 states, the District of Columbia, China, Russia, India, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands.  Among its managed resorts are Doral Desert Princess Resort in Palm Springs, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Sonoma County, and The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection.

“We have significant, proven experience in the resort segment and are well versed in the operations of destination, world-class resorts,” said Jim Abrahamson, Interstate’s chief executive officer. “Streamsong will be the luxury lifestyle destination in this market, and we are delighted to be working with Mosaic.  We look forward to partnering with KemperSports in delivering the highest level of service to our resort guests.”

Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open.

“It is a great honor to be selected to manage the golf operations at Streamsong Resort,” said Josh Lesnik, president of KemperSports.  “There are only three places in the world where Coore, Crenshaw and Doak have courses side-by-side – Tasmania, Bandon and now Streamsong, which is sure to become a must-play destination.”

The two golf courses and lakeside golf clubhouse — featuring 12 guest rooms, a steakhouse restaurant, 4,400 square feet of meeting space, lounge and pro shop — are projected to open in late 2012, providing an initial golf and meeting destination.

Opening of the main lodge and other resort amenities is planned for fall 2013.

For general information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, KemperSports, Streamsong Resort or The Mosaic Company, please go to:
www.ihrco.com
www.kempersports.com
www.streamsongresort.com
www.mosaicco.com

For information regarding jobs at Streamsong, please visit Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ Careers website at: http://jobs.ihrco.com.
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Contact:

Mosaic
David Townsend
813-500-6497
dave.townsend@mosaicco.com

Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Jerry Daly or Carol McCune
703-435-6293
jerry@dalygray.com

KemperSports
Palmer Moody
847-850-2478
palmer.moody@kemperlesnik.com




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