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Davidson Hotel Company and Square Mile Capital Management Complete
Multimillion-Dollar Renovation of Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

TAMPA, Fla. (December 7, 2009) – Showcased by a gala opening and ribbon-cutting, the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore officially completed its multimillion-dollar renovation and unveiled the Westshore district’s “newest” property.  The 261-suite hotel is managed by Davidson Hotel Company, one of the nation’s largest independent hotel management companies, which also oversaw the extensive eight-month-long project.  The hotel is co-owned in a joint venture between Square Mile Capital Management and Davidson.
“With this sweeping renovation, we offer a completely new guest experience, with a goal of becoming the leading business property in the Westshore area,” said Ray Zepp, general manager.  “This hotel has been an important part of the Westshore community for so many years, and these latest enhancements will provide our guests with the highest quality product in the market.”
“Our objective was to implement a plan that would help make this hotel a focal point in Tampa’s business district, as well as attract business and leisure travelers visiting the city,” said Pat Lupsha, Davidson’s chief operating officer.  “We intend to deliver exceptional service levels to our guests that match the upscale renovation.”

The property’s facelift touched virtually every aspect of the hotel, including all of the two-room suites; the eight-story tropical atrium; the innovative, modern business lounge; the 12,000+ square feet of meeting space (including a 2,000 square foot expansion); the St. James Grill Restaurant and Bar; and the fitness center and pool area.  It also added such signature Sheraton amenities as the Sweet Sleeper Bed, the ‘Link @ Sheraton’ lobby, flat-panel HD televisions and hardwood flooring on select floors.
Colleen Beck, director of sales and marketing at the hotel, noted that although the renovations came at a time when the economy is affecting nearly every industry, the hotel’s renovations were needed to meet the unique needs of business travelers.  “This is a special property with a legacy of serving the Westshore area.  The upgrade totally repositions the hotel and returns it to its leadership role in the market,” she added. 
About Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore:
Located at 4400 West Cypress Street, in Tampa’s upscale Westshore business district, a significant locale for both business and leisure, the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore is surrounded by more than 11 million square feet of office space. The hotel’s 261 suites overlook a lushly landscaped tropical atrium, where guests may enjoy a meal at the hotel’s full-service restaurant, St. James Grill or visit other amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center or indoor pool.  Each luxurious and spacious two-room suite has a private oversized bedroom, a separate living area and kitchenette. The hotel’s 12,000 square feet of completely renovated meeting space can be tailored to groups’ needs.  For more information or reservations call (813) 873-8675, or visit
About Square Mile Capital Management:
Square Mile Capital Management LLC is a privately managed institutional investment fund founded in mid-2006, which currently manages approximately $1 billion on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors.  Since inception, the firm has successfully completed more than 53 distinct debt and equity investments involving office, retail, hospitality, multifamily and other property types located throughout the United States. 

About Davidson Hotel Company:
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry.  The company currently owns and/or manages 36 upscale, independent and branded hotels with over 10,600 rooms across the United States, including such affiliations as Sheraton, Westin, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn.  Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company’s website

Cyndi Norwood
Davidson Hotel Company
(901) 821-4155

Jerry Daly, Chris Daly
Daly Gray Public Relations
(703) 435-6293
Also See: Davidson Hotel Company Promotes Four Associates to the Corporate Executive Level / March 2009

Senior Management Team, Led by John A. Belden, President and CEO, Acquires Davidson Hotel Company from its Former Owner, Chick Hill / May 2006


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