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Molinaro Koger Advises FelCor on the
Sale of the Harvey Hotel DFW

Dallas, Texas – October 14, 2004 – The Harvey Hotel, located adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, was sold today by FelCor Lodging Trust.  Bill Stadler and Mark Rome of Molinaro Koger’s Dallas office advised the Irving, TX-based lodging real estate investment trust in this transaction which is one of the largest single asset hotel sales in Texas this year.  The prominent 15-story hotel was purchased by the Procaccianti Group, a privately held hotel real estate investment company based in Rhode Island.

“We are pleased to have assisted FelCor in their ongoing efforts to reposition their portfolio by selling non-strategic assets,” said Bill Stadler, Managing Director of Molinaro Koger’s Dallas office. 

The Procaccianti Group plans to invest in a significant renovation of all aspects of the hotel and to rebrand the property as a Westin Hotel.

“The buyer recognized the value enhancement opportunity of this asset through its repositioning and upscale branding along with a strengthening sub-market generated by the airport expansion,” added Mark Rome, Vice President, Molinaro Koger.

Located 1.5 miles from D/FW Airport, the Harvey Hotel encompasses 506 rooms including 58 suites and an array of amenities for business and leisure travelers highlighted by two restaurants, lounge, 37,000 square feet of meeting space, fitness room, business center and an indoor/ outdoor rooftop pool.

Molinaro Koger continues to prove their effectiveness in marketing unique upscale lodging facilities having recently represented clients in the sale of the Hyatt Hotel Orange County, California, the Miami Ritz Plaza located in Miami Beach’s South Beach market and the Hotel George (a member of Preferred Hotel & Resorts Worldwide) located in the heart of Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

About FelCor Lodging Trust
FelCor is the nation's second largest lodging real estate investment trust and the largest owner of full service, all-suite hotels. FelCor's portfolio is comprised of 148 hotels, located in 32 states and Canada. FelCor owns 69 upscale, all- suite hotels, and is the largest owner of Embassy Suites Hotels(R) and Doubletree Guest Suites(R) hotels. FelCor's portfolio also includes 70 hotels in the upscale and full service segments. FelCor has a current market capitalization of approximately $3.0 billion. Additional information can be found on FelCor's Web site at

About The Procaccianti Group
The Procaccianti Group (TPG) has long-standing affiliations with quality hospitality brands that include Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Radisson and InterContinental.  The company’s portfolio includes the 401-room Richmond Marriott in Virginia, the 250-room Hilton Boston Dedham in Massachusetts and the 274-room Holiday Inn in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Geographically, the company’s properties range from New Hampshire to Florida and are located as far west as Texas. 

Founded in 1958, The Procaccianti Group is a full-service, privately owned real estate company that acquires, manages and rehabilitates full-service hotels. The company is engaged in hotel and commercial property acquisitions, property management and construction.  The Procaccianti Group is among the top 50 hotel owner/operators in the country. Additional information can be found on the company’s website:

About Molinaro Koger

Molinaro Koger is an international hotel real estate advisory firm. The company structures boutique through luxury hotel transactions throughout the Americas and Europe. MK is headquartered in metro-Washington, DC, and has offices in London, Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas and Los Angeles. Over the past decade the firm has captured the industry’s leading hotel transaction awards including Highest Volume, Largest Transaction and Salesman of the Year.

Joseph Molinaro founded the firm in 1959, and since then Molinaro Koger has successfully marketed hotel real estate, sponsored limited partnerships, and arranged financing for purchasers. Given the cyclical nature of real estate, the firm has weathered an array of highs and lows during the course of its 44-year history. Throughout that time, the company has grown and assisted clients in achieving their investment goals.

“With each lodging real estate cycle we gather strength, expertise and contacts enabling us to better serve our clients best interests regardless of economic highs or lows,” says President Robert Koger. “The results we achieve are directly attributable to the commitment and expertise of our professional staff.”

Molinaro Koger can be accessed online at


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