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ARAMARK Harrison Lodging Assumes Management of
 Dodgertown Sports & Conference Center 


Philadelphia, Pa. – August 9, 2005 – ARAMARK Harrison Lodging (AHL) is resuming management of the Dodgertown Sports & Conference Center, expanding into Florida its portfolio of more than 50 conference centers and university hotels.

“We are excited about this opportunity to once again operate the Dodgertown Sports & Conference Center,” said Rory Loberg, president, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging.  “We operated the Dodgertown facility from 1976 to 2002 and are pleased to be back and to once again have a presence in Florida.”  

“We are delighted that ARAMARK Harrison Lodging is operating Dodgertown Sports & Conference Center again,” said Craig Callan, vice president, spring training/minor league facilities.  “AHL offers very substantial resources, an especially important value in the Vero Beach area.”

Renowned as the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team since opening in 1976, the Dodgertown Sports & Conference Center features an award-winning conference facility as well as extensive athletic and recreational facilities.  The facility offers 15,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, 19 meeting rooms with high speed internet, 89 guest rooms including 10 suites and 2 poolside cabanas and an assortment of dining options either in the Stadium Club Lounge or one of the facilities’ four banquet rooms.   Professional conference and planning services and “experiential” learning programs are also offered.  The latter emphasizes the power of teamwork through challenges of indoor and outdoor experiences.

The conference center features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, professionally-equipped fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, trails for jogging and bicycling and golf nearby.  Six baseball fields are perfect for unique team building, including Holman Stadium used by the Los Angeles Dodgers for spring training.

Offering a collection of the world’s most effective environments for learning, communication and personal growth, ARAMARK operates more than 50 conference centers, corporate training centers and specialty hotels in educational environments. Each is strategically located close to leading business destinations. The company supports the stringent standards of IACC and harnesses the power and expertise of its founding entities to expand its contributions to the industry.  

To learn more about ARAMARK Harrison Lodging or to book a meeting, log onto or call the company’s National Accounts Offices at 1-800-422-MEET.

ARAMARK Corporation is a world leader in providing award-winning food and facilities management services to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, international and domestic corporations, as well as providing uniform and career apparel.  ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry in the 2004 FORTUNE 500 survey and was also named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine in 2005, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 242,500 employees serving clients in 19 countries.

Keri Firstenberg / Jessica Lenobel
  Middleton & Gendron, Inc.
  (212) 980-9232 / (212) 980-9194 /


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