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Harris Hotel Group Appoints Brian Jungling
Vice President of Operations

Sarasota, Florida – October 18, 2007 – Clyde Harris, President of Harris Hotel Group, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of American Hotel Development Partners, announced today that hospitality veteran Brian Jungling has been appointed Vice President of Operations.  Mr. Jungling brings more than a decade of multi-property operational experience, across a broad spectrum of real estate. Most recently, Mr. Jungling was instrumental in the launch of the Hyatt Place brand and participated in the integration of Summerfield Suites into the Global Hyatt portfolio.

“We welcome Brian as Vice President of Operations and see his skills and abilities to be an ideal match with our rapid growth,” said Mr. Harris in making the announcement.  “Brian’s combination of operational experience, results driven leadership and commitment to excellence blend perfectly with our business plan and cultural environment.”

Mr. Jungling’s new role is off to an active start.  In addition to developing the support systems for the management company, Mr. Jungling will be tasked with successfully opening and initiating operations at the 14 hotels currently in AHDP’s development pipeline.  

Prior to joining Harris Hotel Group, Mr. Jungling served as a Regional Vice President of Operations for Hyatt Select Hotels Group and Prime Hospitality Corporation. He was responsible for leading operational initiatives of 19 hotels located throughout the Southeastern United States.

Brian Jungling can be contacted at 813.677.3500 or

Harris Hotel Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Hotel Development Partners. Mr. Clyde Harris, President of Harris Hotel Group, has an extensive hospitality background which includes serving as Director of Development for all Intercontinental Hotel Group company-owned and managed hotels, responsible for overseeing the corporate-managed hotel portfolio and administering current and future management contracts.  Mr. Harris currently serves as the President and COO of AHDP.  He has overseen the industry’s third largest managed portfolio, consisting of more than 300 hotels.  Mr. Harris helped IHG launch the Crowne Plaza brand in 1994 and the Staybridge Suites brand in 1998, and he worked on the acquisition of the Candlewood brand in 2004. While managing the Staybridge brand, Mr. Harris achieved an 8% RevPAR premium from company managed hotels vs. franchised hotels in 2005. The Harris Hotel Group management team has overseen the management of more than 120 IHG extended-stay hotels.  This experience includes managing through several industry cycles and has led to strong relationships with hotel franchise sales representatives, hotel management personnel and key corporate and military clients.  

American Hotel Development Partners, LLC is an integrated hotel development company which has significant hotel expertise and deep industry relationships by virtue of its principals’ 75 collective years of experience in building, managing and operating hotels.  Among the company’s principals is Clyde Harris, a former executive of Intercontinental Hotels Group, who was responsible for the Candlewood Suites brand and other significant operational and brand initiatives. AHDP is focused on the extended-stay hotel sector because of its ability to leverage the expertise of its principals, develop in several of the many existing underserved markets, invest a relatively modest amount of capital, and achieve high cash flow margins. To date, AHDP is active in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Florida through highly attractive extended-stay development opportunities. AHDP utilizes an opportunistic approach to find valuable properties regardless of geographic proximity.  AHDP focuses primarily on the extended-stay segment, specifically the extended-stay brands of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), and, in particular, the Candlewood Suites Hotels brand.  AHDP’s ultimate strategy is to achieve operational stability approximately three years after each hotel is built, at which time and given appropriate market conditions, AHDP may seek to sell such hotels as a portfolio or individually.  


American Hotel Development Partners, LLC
Francesca Giannini
941.918.4300 x105

Also See: 20 New Build Hyatt Place Branded Projects Set to Open in 2008; Total in Development Reaches 50 / June 2007


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