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HEI Hotels Names Pradeep Bobba as the General Manager
of the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, VA, May 5, 2007 – HEI Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Pradeep Bobba as the new General Manager of the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel.  Bobba joins the hotel from the Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown in Orlando, Florida, where he served as director of operations since January 2008.

“We are dedicated to promoting growth from within at HEI, and from day one we highlighted Pradeep as a candidate for our fast track development program,” said Michael Miner, HEI’s regional senior vice president of operations.  “This was a well-deserved promotion and we are confident that Pradeep will bring fresh energy and vision to the Sheraton.” Bobba will be responsible for maintaining a culture of friendly service and a warm atmosphere, in line with Sheraton’s distinct brand positioning.

“I came to HEI to get the final tools I needed to become a general manager,” Bobba said.  “The hotel has a great culture of service and with the recent completion of $3.5 million dollars in guest room renovations, the Sheraton Crystal City is positioned as premier destination in Arlington”

Before joining HEI as the director of operations of the Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown, Bobba was executive director of hotel operations at the 3933-room Bellagio in Las Vegas, responsible for more than 1,400 associates.  Prior to joining the Bellagio, Bobba served in various operations roles for Starwood Hotels & Resorts for over nine years, including director of rooms at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona and The Westin Chicago River North.

About Sheraton Crystal City Hotel
The Sheraton Crystal City Hotel is set in the heart of Arlington, Virginia, a short metro ride from Washington, D.C. and the entire metropolitan area. With 210 guestrooms and more than 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space the hotel is the ideal venue to experience the National’s Capital for business or pleasure.  The hotel currently is undergoing a total renovation to enhance the guest experience, and is expected to be complete June 2008.  Learn more about the hotel at

About HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, Embassy Suites, and Hilton. For more information about HEI, visit the company’s website,


Jess Petitt
HEI Hotels & Resorts

Also See: Owner/Operator HEI Hotrels & Resorts Has Three Properties in Various Stages of Development, 378 room Marriott in Bellevue, Washington, the 202 room Le Meridien Philadelphia and the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences / February 2008
HEI Hotels & Resorts Acquires Properties in Philadelphia and Cambridge, Massachusetts; Will Brand Both Le Méridien / December 2007


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