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Hotel Equities and Kite Properties, LLC Open 85-Room
 Hampton Inn in Okeechobee, Florida

Okeechobee, FL–September 2, 2009 –Vero Beach-based developer Kite Properties, LLC recently opened a state-of-the-art, 85-room Hampton Inn in Okeechobee, Florida.  Atlanta-based Hotel Equities serves as the managing partner.  The hotel fronts Florida SR 70, one half mile east of US 441.  Mary Chesley is the hotel’s General Manager.

Developed by Kite Properties, LLC, a hotel development and investment company, the property is the company’s second completed hospitality project in Florida and marks the continuation of the company’s growth plan to develop more Hilton and Marriott brand hotels.  Kite Properties served as both the lead developer and investor in the project.  The hotel was designed by LLW Architects of Memphis, TN and constructed by Pinkerton & Laws of Orlando, FL.

Hotel Equities holds 30 hotels open for business in its portfolio and another 14 under development.  Hampton Inn-Okeechobee marks the fourth hotel under management in Florida for Hotel Equities and it is the company’s second project with Kite Properties.

“We are delighted to bring this beautiful new hotel to the Okeechobee market,” said Keith Kite, Founder and Managing Member of Kite Properties. “With Hotel Equities’ award-winning hotel management, we look forward to delivering unparalleled service to our guests and to the community.”

Backed by its 100% satisfaction guarantee, Hampton Inn provides guests with Cloud Nine, the Hampton bed experience, plus complimentary ‘On the House’ hot breakfast, ‘On the Run’ breakfast bag, and high-speed wireless Internet access.  The hotel features an exercise room, an outdoor heated pool and a meeting room that is available for rent. Complimentary coffee and tea are available in the lobby 24 hours a day.

The hotel also participates in the Hilton HHonors® program offering members the opportunity to earn points and miles towards vacations for dollars spent at Hilton hotels.

The Hampton Inn is conveniently located near Lake Okeechobee at 1200 NE Park Street in Okeechobee, Florida.  For more information and to make reservations, please call 863-824-0003 or visit them online at

About Kite Properties
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

About Hotel Equities
Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm with 44 properties in its portfolio. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO.  For more information, visit


Kelly P. Kite, Jr.
Kite Properties, LLC

Margaret M. Jones
Margaret M. Jones Public Relations

Mary Beth Cutshall
Director of Business Development, Hotel Equities
678.578.4444, x 16

<>Andrew Pace
Director of New Development, Hotel Equities
678.578.4444, x 23

Also See: Hotel Equities and Kite Properties, LLC Open 83-Room SpringHill Suites in Vero Beach, Florida / August 2009

Hotel Equities Celebrates Grand Opening of the Courtyard by Marriott-Buford, Georgia / August 2009

Hotel Equities Recieves Marriott's Partnership Circle Award for Second Time / June 2009

Seven Franchisees Awarded Marriott’s Highest Honor, the Partnership Circle Award / June 2006


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