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Urgo Hotels Appoints Richard Byrd General Manager of the Fort Lauderdale
Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront in Florida

Planned Opening of July 2013

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – (March 2013) – Urgo Hotels, a major operator, developer and owner of upscale hotels, announced today that Richard Byrd has been appointed General Manager of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront (“Pompano Beach Marriott”) – Urgo’s fourth consecutive property in the South Florida market.  Byrd, a seasoned Marriott International professional, is at the helm of the resort, bringing more than 28 years’ experience to his new position.
 
Byrd’s extensive background in the hospitality industry is in part comprised of 15 years with the Marriott International brand, namely as General Manager of properties that included Orlando Airport Hotel; Indianapolis Marriott North; Columbus Marriott Northwest Hotel and Tucson Marriott University Park.  Additionally, in 2009, Byrd was named General Manager of the Year Marriott Full Service Franchised Hotels, Americas.
 
Byrd’s keen understanding of the brand has made for an easy transition when joining then Pompano Beach Marriott - slated to open July 1. Urgo Hotels is delighted to enter the Pompano Beach market and continue its efforts in the South Florida community under Byrd’s leadership.
 
“With his substantial experience and relationships in the marketplace, Rich will be a tremendous asset to the property’s exciting future,” said Colin Urgo, Principal Owner and Head of Hotel Operations for Urgo Hotels.
 
ABOUT FORT LAUDERDALE MARRIOTT POMPANO BEACH OCEANFRONT
Opening July 1, 2013, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront will be home to 219 guestrooms, seven meeting and event spaces spanning more than 8,000-square-feet, a 3,000-square-foot rooftop terrace and an upscale seafood-driven food and beverage concept, McCoy’s Oceanfront. Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront is centrally located between Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach, a short distance to South Florida airports and cruise posts.  Fort Lauderdale Marriot Pompano Beach Oceanfront will be located at 1200 North Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, but its offices are currently located at 235 East Atlantic Boulevard Suite 406 Pompano Beach, FL 33062 until mid-summer. For more information please visit http://www.marriott.com/fllpm or call 954.782.0100. 

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 32 hotels, aggregating more than 4,000 rooms in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  For more information about Urgo Hotels please visit www.urgohotels.com.


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