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Kite Properties Breaks Ground on 85-Room
Hampton Inn in Okeechobee, Florida

 OKEECHOBEE, FL (August 13, 2008) ľKite Properties, LLC, a Vero Beach developer, broke ground recently on an 85-room Hampton Inn by Hilton in Okeechobee, Florida.  The hotel fronts Florida SR 70, one half mile east of US 441.  Hotel Equities, an Atlanta-based hotel development, management and consulting firm, is an equity partner in the hotel and will manage it.
Orlando-based general contractor Pinkerton and Laws will supervise construction.  The construction schedule calls for a July 2009 opening.  
The address of the hotel itself is 1200 NE Park Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
On site at the groundbreaking of the Hampton Inn-Okeechobee are (left to right) Mike Lore, Kite Properties Sales and Marketing Director; Kelly Kite, Kite Properties Managing Director; James Kirk, Mayor of Okeechobee and Keith Kite, Kite Properties Managing Member.
Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO.  HE presently has 30 properties in its portfolio. For more information, visit  
Kite Properties, LLC is a fully integrated real estate company engaged in the ownership, investment and development of hospitality properties located throughout the Southeastern United States.  Keith D. Kite is the Founder and Managing Member.  For more information, visit

Margaret M. Jones
Hotel Equities, Public Relations

Mike Lore
Kite Properties, Sales and Marketing Director

Also See: Gateway Hospitality Group Planning a $32 million Hampton Inn Near the Orlando (FL) Regional Medical Center / June 2008
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 105 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database / August 2008


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