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NHH Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ernest Catanzaro as General Manager of the
Doubletree Hotel Atlanta-Roswell and Executive Vice President
of Operations for NHH Portfolio

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – September 2, 2008 – NHH Hotels & Resorts, an investor and management company, today announced the appointment of Ernest J. Catanzaro, as general manager of the Doubletree Atlanta-Roswell and executive vice president of operations for NHH.  Mr. Catanzaro will be responsible for the day to day management of the Doubletree Hotel and oversee all aspects of operations for NHH’s growing portfolio.  NHH Hotels & Resorts is the preferred management company for the recently announced joint venture between National Hospitality Holdings LLC and CMS Companies.

Catanzaro brings more than 25 years of hospitality and operational expertise to the company.  Prior to joining NHH Hotels & Resorts, Catanzaro was vice president of operations for The Dow Hotel Company, overseeing a portfolio of 10 hotels for their institutional clientele. 

“Ernie is a wonderful addition to our growing team of seasoned and highly-regarded hotel professionals.  He is an award-winning manager who is respected throughout the industry by his peer group and institutional clients for his drive, talents and intelligence,” said John J. DePaul, president and CEO of National Hospitality Holdings and NHH Hotels & Resorts.  “We continue to see a rise in investment opportunities and having Ernie in place will ensure a smooth transition of all future transactions post closing and will optimize our investment returns.“ 

About NHH Hotels & Resorts
NHH Hotels & Resorts is the preferred management company for the joint venture between National Hospitality Holdings LLC and CMS Companies.  Committed to a safe and enjoyable working environment, with a focus on environmentally-friendly approaches, NHH works with its investor groups to deliver above-market and measurable results in a timely manner. 

About National Hospitality Holdings
National Hospitality Holdings LLC (NHH) is an investor, asset manager, and advisory firm specializing in the hospitality industry. With an emphasis on hotels, and most recently casinos, NHH provides institutional-grade operational and financial experience at the senior level. Hand-chosen clients include investment banking firms, financial institutions, fund managers, and public pension funds. NHH is a newly accepted member of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), the premier association for institutional investors of real estate. For more information please visit


Laura Koster

Also See: National Hospitality Holdings Acquires Doubletree Hotel Atlanta/Roswell and Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport Hotel / July 2008
National Hospitality Holdings Appoints David A. Deskins as Vice President of Accounting & Financial Reporting / May 2008
National Hospitality Holdings and CMS Companies Form Joint Venture to Acquire Upscale to Luxury Hotels and Resorts; NHH's newest division will focus on opportunistic buying opportunities in hospitality / February 2008


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