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Driftwood Hospitality Assumes Management of the 215-room
Hartford Plaza Hotel in East Hartford, Connecticut

North Palm Beach, FL – March 5, 2012
– Driftwood Hospitality Management (www.TheDriftwoodDifference.com) today announced that effective immediately, the company will assume management responsibilities for the 215-room Hartford Plaza Hotel in East Hartford, Connecticut. This is the eleventh hotel – and the latest in a string of Northeast properties – to join Driftwood’s roster of owned and/or managed properties since July 2011.

“East Hartford is a hotbed of business travel and we see tremendous opportunities for growth in this market,” said Brian Quinn Executive Vice President of Development of Driftwood. “The Hartford Plaza Hotel itself has great potential, with a unique blend of luxury and practicality.  By implementing The Driftwood Difference – flexibility, diversity, integrity, accessibility and originality – we are excited to see what we can do there.”

Tucked into an upscale corporate park, The Hartford Plaza Hotel is easily accessible from several major interstates, minutes from downtown Hartford and just 12 miles from the Bradley International Airport.  The hotel also offers convenient shuttle service between many nearby businesses.

For families and leisure travelers, the property is minutes from the Old State House, the Mark Twain House and a short ride from Lake Compounce, Six Flags New England, The University of Connecticut, University of Hartford and Trinity College.

Facilities include more than 9,000 square-feet of meeting rooms (with a 3,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom), an indoor heated pool, The Jazz Lounge and Armstrong’s Restaurant, which boasts an impressive breakfast buffet.  Hartford Plaza Club guestrooms offer upgraded amenities and complimentary fitness center access, a plus for road warriors on tight schedules.  Club guests also have access to the Club Lounge, an upscale private space for meetings or relaxation.  There, complimentary office supplies and copier/fax/printer set-ups are also available.

For more information about Driftwood, visit www.TheDriftwoodDifference.com.

About Driftwood Hospitality Management
Based in North Palm Beach, Fla., Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC is a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry. Guided by The Driftwood Difference – Flexibility, Diversity, Integrity, Accessibility, Originality, the company covers the full spectrum of lodging business needs.  From full-service, upscale and upper-upscale hotels to mid-size extended-stay, select and limited-service properties, Driftwood’s portfolio represents virtually every segment of the hospitality industry.  Focused on strategic acquisition, development, third-party management and receivership, Driftwood has extensive management experience and relationships with most major brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Inc., Carlson, Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Wyndham Worldwide. With additional offices in Costa Rica, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Miami, Fla., the company and its hotels have received more than 20 industry awards in the past three years. For more information, visit www.DriftwoodHospitality.com. 
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Contact:

Samantha Jacobs
Claibourne Smith
M. Silver Associates
954-765-3636
Samantha@msilver-pr.com
Claibourne@msilver-pr.com


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