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Urgo Hotels Hires Roger Amidon as General Manager for the 239-key
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa in Florida

SINGER ISLAND, Fla. – (September 18, 2012) – Urgo Hotels, a major operator, developer and owner of upscale hotels, announced today that it hired a new general manager for its Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa property. Roger Amidon, a seasoned Palm Beach-er, will take the helm of the Singer Island Resort, bringing more than 16 years of local industry experience to his new position, starting Monday, September 17.

“We expect his substantial experience and relationships in the marketplace to be a tremendous asset to the operation and we’re excited to have Roger as part of the team,” said Don Urgo, Jr., acting Senior Vice President of Urgo Hotel Groups, when asked about his newest team member.

Amidon comes to Singer Island from his position as Executive Director at Tourist Development Council for Palm Beach where he worked with the Palm Beach County Board of City Commissioners and managed tourism-related agencies. His past experience also includes tenure as Area General Manager for Marriott Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton Residence and Fort Lauderdale Marriott North as well as general manager for both the Sheraton at CityPlace and the Delray Beach Marriott.

Amidon has spent the greater part of the past 20 years working with the Marriott International brand and as such has received a familiar welcome from the Singer Island team. Urgo Hotels is delighted to continue its efforts in the Palm Beach community with Amidon’s leadership.

ABOUT PALM BEACH MARRIOTT SINGER ISLAND BEACH RESORT & SPA
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is located at 3800 North Ocean Drive on Singer Island in Riviera Beach, Fla. and offers 20 floors, 239 one- and two-bedroom condo-style suites, seven meeting rooms and more than 8,000-square-feet of total meeting space. In-room amenities include, but are not limited to, full kitchens and laundry utilities. On-site restaurants include 3800 Ocean, which is open to the public, as well as their guest-only culinary destinations such as Paradise Island Tiki Bar & Grill and Lagoon Cantina Margarita Bar & Grill. The property also features an on-site luxury day spa, SiSpa. For more information on the property or on-site restaurants and spa, please visit www.marriott.com/pbisg or call 561.340.1700.

ABOUT URGO HOTELS
For more than 40 years Urgo Hotels has led the way in designing, planning, repositioning, developing and managing hotels throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and is widely regarded as experts in all phases of the hospitality industry.  Offering a comprehensive range of hospitality services and its affiliates have achieved outstanding operating results for hotel properties under their management including hotels affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson and Choice.  Urgo Hotels currently owns and/or operates 31 hotels, aggregating some 4,289 rooms in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  For more information about Urgo Hotels please visit www.urgohotels.com.


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