News for the Hospitality Executive
|Okeechobee, FL–October 22, 2009 –Vero Beach-based
developer Kite Properties, LLC recently celebrated the Grand Opening
and Ribbon Cutting at the new 85-room Hampton Inn in Okeechobee,
Florida. Atlanta-based Hotel Equities serves as the managing
partner with Mary Chesley as the hotel’s General Manager.
The hotel staged an open house and invited the local businesses and community members to tour the state-of-the-art facility. Dignitaries on hand for the festivities included Keith Kite, Founder and Managing Member, Kite Properties; Kelly Kite, Kite Properties; Fred Cerrone, President and CEO of Hotel Equities; Maureen Burroughs, President, Okeechobee Main Street; James Kirk, Mayor of Okeechobee, Kathy Scott, Executive Director, Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council; and Candace Berk, Executive Director, Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce.
(left to right) Maureen Burroughs, President, Okeechobee Main Street; Fred Cerrone, President and CEO, Hotel Equities;
Mary Chesley, General Manager, Hampton Inn-Okeechobee; Kelly Kite, Kite Properties; James Kirk, Mayor of Okeechobee,
Kathy Scott, Executive Director, Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council; a
nd Candace Berk, Executive Director, Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce.
“We are delighted that the Okeechobee community has welcomed the hotel’s arrival in the market,” said Keith Kite, Founder and Managing Member of Kite Properties. “Our guests are in good hands with Hotel Equities’ award-winning hotel management.”
Backed by its 100% satisfaction guarantee, Hampton Inn provides guests with Cloud Nine, the Hampton bed experience, plus complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet access. Features include an exercise room, an outdoor heated pool and a meeting room available for rent.
The Hampton Inn is conveniently located near Lake Okeechobee at 1200 NE Park Street in Okeechobee, Florida. It fronts Florida SR 70, one half mile east of US 441. For more information and to make reservations, please call 863-824-0003 or visit them online at www.hampton.com.
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 www.kitepropertiesllc.com
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 www.hotelequities.com.
Kelly P. Kite, Jr.
Kite Properties, LLC
Margaret M. Jones
Director of New Development, Hotel Equities
678.578.4444, x 23
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