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Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, Inc. Opens Side by
Side a 90-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton and
a 150-suite Embassy Suites Hotel


MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- March 24, 2005 -- The Hilton Family of Hotels celebrated the opening of two new properties in Dulles, Va. just outside Washington D.C. today. A 90-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton(R) and a 150-suite Embassy Suites Hotel(R) are close neighbors on Waxpool Road. The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. of Washington D.C. franchised both new hotels, and Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, Inc., also of Washington D.C. manages both properties.

"We are pleased to add two of the leading hotel brands to the Dulles - D.C. area," said David B. Pollin, President of The Buccini/Pollin Group. "Both Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton are high-quality upscale brands, each offering distinct accommodations. By offering our guests these options side-by-side, we are able to cast a wider net into the market, and appeal to multiple customer segments."

Pollin also mentioned the financial efficiencies of operating two hotels on the same location, such as shared laundry, maintenance and housekeeping staffs. "From an ownership perspective, this was a perfect investment to be able to reach all types of guests - transient, extended stay, groups, families and leisure business."

Buccini/Pollin Group currently owns six Hilton Family hotels open or under construction, with another seven new Hilton Family hotels under construction or in the conceptual phase.

"We are delighted that Buccini/Pollin is flying the Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton flags on these two new hotels in such a thriving market as Dulles-North/Loudoun," said Tom Keltner, president - brand performance and development group for Hilton Hotels Corporation. "Both hotels will benefit from the ease of online booking channels via and, the outreach of Hilton Sales Worldwide, and high-visibility brand marketing programs."

The simultaneous openings bring two distinct styles of accommodations to the area. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles-North, located at 44620 Waxpool Road, features services and amenities uniquely suited to the extended-stay guest who typically stays five or more nights. The hotel features residential-style studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing.

Other attractive guest amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest suites, with wireless access in the Lodge, a daily complimentary Suite Start(TM) hot breakfast, the Welcome Home(R) Reception+ featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings, two exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, two on-site business centers and a 24-hour on-site Suite Shop(R) convenience store. 

Homewood Suites Dulles North also boasts more than 1,200 square feet of meeting space. The newly constructed hotel represents another addition to the growing roster of the more than 140 Homewood Suites by Hilton(R) properties nationwide. It is the brand's fifth hotel in the Washington D.C. area.

The Embassy Suites Hotel - Dulles-North, located at 44610 Waxpool Road, features spacious two-room suites that offer a separate living area with a sofa bed and desk; private bedroom; bath; two televisions; complimentary high-speed Internet access; two dual-line phones with Dataport modems; a wet bar, refrigerator and microwave oven; and an iron and ironing board. All Embassy Suites Hotels offer a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a two-hour Manager's Reception(a) each evening.

Additional amenities at the hotel include indoor and outdoor pools, nearly 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including 22 conference rooms, five Presidential suites, ten VIP suites, and four executive suites. The new hotel is the latest addition to the portfolio of more than 170 Embassy Suites Hotels.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton and Embassy Suites Hotels
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 130 hotels open with another 85 in the pipeline. Embassy Suites Hotels, which opened its first property in 1984, was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has more than 170 hotels. Both Homewood Suites by Hilton and Embassy Suites Hotels are a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

About Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc.
The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG), with offices in Washington, D.C., Wilmington, DE., and New York, is a multi-faceted hotel, office, residential, and parking facility developer and owner. BPG currently has 30 projects completed or under construction, including 13 hotels. Three hotel projects currently are under way: construction of an Embassy Suites and an extended-stay Homewood Suites, both in Dulles, Va., as well as a 280-room Hilton Hotel at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Founded in 1992, the company has acquired or developed, and currently owns, 2.5 million sq. ft. of office and flex space, three major multi-family residential projects, and two multi-story parking facilities, in addition to its extensive hotel holdings. Additional information about the company may be found on its website:

About Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies
PM Hospitality Strategies (PMHS) of Washington, D.C. manages 13 hotels, including Washington, D.C.'s grand dame, the recently restored Madison Hotel. PMHS' hands-on founders oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations, and emphasize marketing, employee development, and cost-effective operations for each hotel. With strong financial backing, PMHS ranks among the fastest growing hospitality management organizations in the United States. Additional information about the company may be found at its website:

(a)Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.


Hilton Hotels Corporation

The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc.

Also See: The Buccini/Pollin Group Breaks Ground On Two Adjacent Hotels in Dulles Corridor; Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites Will be Connected, Share Executive Management / September 2003
Buccini/Pollin Group Tops Off 150-suite Embassy Suites Hotel at Washington Dulles International Airport; $38 million Development Includes Adjoining 90-suite Homewood Suites / April 2004

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