EDMONDS, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - In recognition of his continued success with the company, The Hotel Group (THG) announced the appointment of Robert E. Lee to senior vice president of real estate. In this role, Lee is responsible for leading the company's real estate and business development teams as well as future hotel renovations and capital projects.

A member of The Hotel Group since 1990, Lee brings more than 20 years of hospitality and leadership experience to his new position. Lee previously served as vice president of The Hotel Group since 2004 after serving in various operations, accounting and development roles within the company. In the past ten years, Lee opened 15 properties and managed more than $65 million in major renovation projects. His leadership duties included overseeing owned hotel renovations and new construction projects, managing client communications and conducting feasibility analysis for future THG developments. Prior to joining The Hotel Group, Lee worked in customer service, accounting and hotel development. Lee holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Central Washington University.

"Rob has demonstrated a great amount of success in hotel renovation, construction management and strategic planning for The Hotel Group," said Doug Dreher, president and CEO of The Hotel Group. "We recognize and value his exemplary leadership and proven expertise as the company continues to thrive and expand."

Since joining The Hotel Group, Lee has been a significant contributor to the expansion of its profile of hotels, which currently includes more than 25 properties in 10 states. For more information about The Hotel Group, visit www.TheHotelGroup.com.

About The Hotel Group

The Hotel Group (THG) is a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company and currently manages and/or owns 30 properties in 10 states, representing 11 brands and employs more than 1,600 people. Since its inception in 1984, THG has managed more than 113 properties in 25 states, directed the design and construction of more than 40 new hotels, completed the acquisition of more than $150 million in private investment as the sponsor of Hotel Group Opportunity Funds I, II, II and IV. For more information, visit www.TheHotelGroup.com or call 425-771-1788.

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