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Hotel Equities Completes Renovation of the 118-room Hampton Inn
Jacksonville-I-95 Central Hotel in Florida

Atlanta, GA–April 30, 2012
– Atlanta-based Hotel Equities ( recently marked the Grand Reopening of the 118-room Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-95 Central hotel at 1331 Prudential Drive in the heart of downtown Jacksonville’s Southbank district.  Hotel Equities serves as the hotel’s management company with Gary Faehr as the General Manager and Robyn Crooks as the Director of Sales.

The event marked the completion of an extensive renovation of the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Elizabeth Derby, Hotel Equities Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  A number of local dignitaries attended the celebration including Terry Lorince, Executive Director, Downtown Vision, Inc.; Janice Lowe, Executive Board, Visit Jacksonville; Tonisha Landry-Gaines, Director of Special Events for the City of Jacksonville, and Angus Stephens, Diplomat with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

“We are proud to deliver a first-class lodging experience including our award-winning hospitality,” said Brad Rahinsky, Hotel Equities Vice President of Operations.  “The renovation elevates the property to a top tier hotel in this vibrant and growing area of the city.  We are excited to invest in downtown Jacksonville and are optimistic about the city’s revitalization.”

Located just one block off the St. Johns River, the Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-95 Central offers convenient, walkable access to the Jacksonville Riverwalk, numerous corporate headquarters and law offices, the Baptist Health and Children’s Clinic campuses as well as a wide array of boutique dining and shopping options in the historic San Marco area.

Visitors may also enjoy nearby museums as well as a variety of athletic and entertainment events at the Jacksonville Sports Complex.  The complex includes the Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville Baseball Grounds and the 80,000+ seat Everbank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.  Just a short drive away, guests may visit local beaches, world class golf courses and the Jacksonville Zoo.

Complimentary breakfast is available each morning in the breakfast room off the lobby.  A business center, meeting rooms, a fitness center and an outdoor pool make it easy to plan almost any type of event at the hotel.   Both business and leisure guests enjoy the public areas that feature an inviting living-room ambiance.

About Hotel Equities

Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO. HE presently has more than 40 properties in its portfolio. For more information, visit


Margaret M. Jones
Dir. of Public Relations
Hotel Equities

Andrew Pace
Vice President of Development
Hotel Equities
678.578.4444, x 23

Angela Raub
Vice President of Business Development
Hotel Equities
678.578.4444, x 16

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Hotel Equities Names Angela Raub the Director of Business Development / January 2011

Tamara Markham Promoted to Vice President of Operations for Hotel Equities / December 2010

Hotel Equities Adds Nancy Curtin Morris as Training and People Development Coach / October 2010

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