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 Jennifer Collins Appointed Senior Vice President
at Lodging Capital Partners

Chicago – June 19, 2009 – Lodging Capital Partners, LLC (“LCP”) announces Jennifer Collins joins the company as Senior Vice President. Ms. Collins’ primary role with LCP will be to assist the company as it adds value to properties through aggressive asset management. 

“Jennifer adds a new dimension to our team, and brings a vast amount of experience and expertise.  We are excited about the value she will help create within our portfolio,” said John Merrill, Principal of LCP.

Prior to joining LCP, Jennifer was with Westbrook Partners where she was responsible for managing its hotel portfolio. Westbrook Partners is a fully integrated real estate investment firm that was founded in 1994 and has acquired in excess of $35+ billion of assets.  It was Jennifer’s responsibility to maximize value through hotel performance optimization/yield management and capital deployment. She has managed ground-up development and major renovations, and has a strong track record of increasing the bottom line of cash flowing assets. 

Prior to Westbrook, Ms. Collins was with Tishman Hotel & Realty for 7 years. Tishman is a vertically integrated real estate owner, operator and developer who manage all aspects of a project from acquisition, development, construction, to ongoing property and asset management. While at Tishman, Ms. Collins worked on a myriad of projects in a multitude of capacities.

“I have worked with Lodging Capital Partners for many years during my prior affiliation with Westbrook.  As such, I will be a seamless addition to the team and have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on the operation,” said Jennifer Collins, Senior Vice President of LCP.

Jennifer is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and is a member of New York Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network and the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality.

About Lodging Capital Partners, LLC
LCP was formed by David Sims, Bradley Falk, Steven Kisielica and John Merrill in 2005 and has become a premier owner and asset manager of upper-upscale and luxury hotels. Since formation, LCP has invested in a portfolio with a valuation of over $1.3 billion. Asset purchases include: the Fairmont Orchid in Mauna Lani, the Drake Hotel in Chicago, the Four Seasons Austin, the Hotel Jerome Aspen, the Le Meridien Chicago and the Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, among others. Members of LCP have combined 100 years of experience in hotel valuation, acquisitions, financing, asset management and dispositions. The team has purchased over $4.0 billion of properties, implemented over $5 billion of financings, raised over $1.5 billion of public and private equity and sold $1 billion worth of assets, all of which related to full-service hotels and resorts. For additional information see or contact:


Lodging Capital Partners, LLC
430 W. Erie Street
Suite 501
Chicago, IL  60610

Also See: The 86-year-old Italian Renaissance Drake Hotel on Chicago's North Michigan Avenue Expected to Be Purchased By a Group Consisting of the Walton Street Capital LLC, Lodging Capital Partners and Westbrook Partners LLC / August 2006
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. Sells The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii to Westbrook Partners for $250 million; Fairmont Signs Long-term Management Contract / December 2005



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