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Palmetto Investment Group Nearing Completion of 80 room
Hampton Inn in Columbia, South Carolina

Asheville, N.C. September 20 -- Palmetto Investment Group announces the near completion of the newest Hampton Inn in Columbia, S.C. The 80-room hotel will showcase the newest Hampton Inn design elements with a residential flare. All rooms will feature high speed internet access, 32-inch LCD TVs, Micro-Fridge units and the Hampton Signature Cloud 9 bedding package. Amenities include a state of the art fitness center, pool, Suite Shop, exterior courtyard areas ideal for private functions, meeting capacity for up to 100 people and a private boardroom. The smoke-free property is located in one of the most rapidly developing areas in South Carolina within close proximity to the area’s demand generators. The opening date is set for January 15, 2008.
Palmetto Investment Group opened its first hotel, a Holiday Inn Express, in May 2000.

Rendering - Hampton Inn in Columbia, S.C
The company is owned by local real estate broker and developer Roger Tandon and his partner Vivek Tandon, who operates the property’s sister hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Ft. Bragg, S.C.
The property will be managed by Festiva Management Group. Festiva Management Group, a subsidiary of Festiva Resorts, is a full-service professional management company specializing in hotel and resort operations and customer service to hotels, timeshare resorts, condominiums and condo hotels. With over 100 years combined industry experience on its executive team, Festiva Management Group offers expertise in the areas of development, budgeting, controls, financing, reporting, customer service and human resource management. 
Festiva Resorts is an innovative and active vacation ownership sales and development company and is currently one of the largest privately held companies of its type in the country. Festiva Resorts’ mission is to be an international leader in the hospitality industry by providing superior products and services to its members and guests while providing opportunity for personal growth, development and financial rewards for its employees. Festiva Resorts currently manages and operates a dynamic collection of hotels and resorts in some of the most sought-after destinations worldwide.  For more information about Festiva Resorts visit  

Sara Bader
Director of Corporate Communications
Festiva Resorts
One Vance Gap Road 
Asheville, NC 28805
828-254-3378, Ext. 398

Also See: Naman Hospitality and Sree Hospitality Group LLC Each Plan to Build Limited Service Hotels in Downtown, Columbia, South Carolina / May 2006


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