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Larry Daniels, General Manager of HRI Lodging’s Hyatt French Quarter Property,
Promoted to Vice President/General Manager of HRI Lodging

New Orleans, LA (May 31, 2013)
— Larry Daniels, general manager of HRI Lodging’s Hyatt French Quarter property, has been promoted to vice president/general manager of HRI Lodging, announced Gary Gutierrez, president of the company.

In his new role, Daniels will have direct oversight of the Carey Watermark Investors-owned assets managed by HRI Lodging. Those properties include Hyatt French Quarter, Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD, Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge, and Hampton Inn & Suites Legacy Park-Frisco.

Daniels has worked with HRI Lodging since September 2011 as general manager of the Chateau Bourbon, which underwent an $18 million renovation and change of flag to the Hyatt French Quarter Hotel. Daniels led the operations team through the renovation and award-winning Hyatt conversion while transitioning the Hyatt French Quarter into one of the most recognized hotels in New Orleans.

Prior to joining HRI Lodging, Daniels worked with Hyatt for more than 30 years. He was the general manager for several hotels under the Hyatt Regency flag, including the Hyatt Regency DFW, Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, and Hyatt Regency Cherry Hill.

“Larry’s experience in the hospitality industry and his knowledge of corporate operations and multimillion dollar-renovations are of great importance in his new role, as he assists with the upcoming renovations of our three Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels,” said Gutierrez.

About HRI Lodging

HRI Lodging, Inc. (HRIL) is one of the 50 largest hotel management companies in the U.S. with a current portfolio of 18 hotels and resorts spanning the continental U.S. By building alliances with major domestic and international investment firms, the organization pursues a dual mode growth strategy of managing independent, boutique properties as well as partnering with industry leading brands, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood and Intercontinental Hotel Group. HRI Lodging is the hotel management division of New Orleans-based HRI Properties, a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. HRI’s mission is:  Revitalizing Cities by Creating Diverse, Vibrant and Sustainable Communities.

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Contact:

Brett Forshag
VP, Sales & Marketing
504-585-1902

bforshag@hriproperties.com

Tom Long
Thomas Long Corporate Communications
504-283-8522
504-669-3030 (cell)
tom@thomaslong.net



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