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Robb Hall and Michael Roddy Appointed to
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MINNEAPOLIS – April 13, 2005 – CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, announced today that Robb Hall has been promoted to managing director of the historic Depot complex, which includes a Courtyard by Marriott, a Residence Inn by Marriott, 60,000 square feet of flexible banquet space, an indoor skating rink and indoor water park in downtown Minneapolis. In addition, Michael Roddy was hired as general manager of the Holiday Inn in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Robb Hall joined CSM Lodging in 2004 to manage the newly acquired Holiday Inn in St. Louis Park. Previously Hall served as general manager at Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest in Ann Arbor, Mich., the St. Louis Marriott West in St. Louis, Mo. and the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. Hall has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, serving in various management, sales and financial roles in hotels nationwide.

Michael Roddy has been hired to replace Hall as the new general manager for the Holiday Inn in St. Louis Park, which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation scheduled to be complete in June 2005. The renovation includes refurbishing all guest rooms, redesigning the lobby area and creating a new restaurant. Roddy has been working with CSM Lodging on a consulting basis, managing the Country Inn in Woodbury, Minn. He also served as general manager for the Radisson Plaza Hotel Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Radisson Hotel South in Bloomington, Minn. and at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott. Roddy has worked in the hospitality and financial industries for more than 25 years, including positions in lodging operations, sales and marketing.

“We are placing tremendous focus on building a solid management foundation company-wide,” said Robin Kirk, president of CSM Lodging. “Michael and Robb both have strong backgrounds and a proven commitment to ensuring that guests enjoy a quality experience as well as delivering sound financial performance.”

CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation, which owns and operates 37 properties across the United States under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for an unprecedented two years in a row. For more information, visit For more information on the flagship Depot property, visit

CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The company’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential and hotel properties across the continental United States. For more information, visit

The mission of CSM Lodging is to develop and manage the finest hotels through an association with the best brands, and to continuously deliver outstanding guest service.

CSM Corporation
Also See: Minneapolis-Based CSM Corporation Acquires the 197 room Holiday Inn Minneapolis West for $9.325 million / Aug 2004
CSM Lodging Acquires Two Residence Inns in the Portland, Oregon Area / February 2005

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