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Florida Capital Land Corporation Selects Lane Hospitality
to Manage Hotels in Kentucky and Connecticut

January 7, 2009: NORTHBROOK, IL – Lane Hospitality of Northbrook, IL – one of the nation's leading hotel management companies – today announced its appointment by Florida-based Florida Capital Land Corporation as the new management company for the 100-room Hilton Garden Inn in Lexington, Kentucky and the 128-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Shelton, Connecticut. 

“These are the first of what we believe will be many additions to our management portfolio in 2010 on behalf of the existing management assignment we have with this ownership group in Vernon Hills, IL, Oklahoma City, OK and Gulfport, MS,” said Bill DeForrest, President and CEO of Lane Hospitality.

Lane’s expertise is managing full- and select service hotels in secondary and tertiary markets around the U.S. Throughout its 25-year plus history, the company has consistently been recognized as a top performer adept at providing third-party management services, especially in challenging economic cycles.

“We are honored to be selected to manage these two well-branded and well-positioned hotels, and we appreciate the opportunity to expand our relationship with the Hilton and Intercontinental family of brands,” said Bill Chambers, Senior Vice President of Development for Lane Hospitality. “Our experi- enced leadership team, which has worked together for 20-plus years, will bring our values of outstanding guest and associate satisfaction, disciplined operating and marketing practices, and focus on building long term asset value to these great hotels, building on current successes in their respective markets.”

Hilton Garden Inn Lexington, KY 
Located off I-75 at 1973 Plaudit Place, the Hilton Garden Inn is one of the top hotels in Lexington and offers a superior location near popular businesses and attractions including Keeneland Race Track. Gracious service and spacious guest rooms feature numerous amenities including complementary WIFI, microwave and refrigerator, oversized work desks, two dual line telephones, and secure in-room printing to the 24-hour business center. Additional amenities include heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center, Great American Grill® restaurant and Pavilion Pantry, and event facilities. For information or reservations, call 859-543-8300 or visit

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Shelton, CT 
The newly renovated Holiday Inn & Suites Shelton is the area’s premier all-suite hotel close to Yale University, Bridgeport and New Haven. Guest rooms feature triple sheeting with 200-thread count linens and choice of pillow firmness, and complimentary WIFI. The hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast bar, fitness center, swimming pool, fully equipped business center and two on-site meeting rooms. For information or reservations, call 203-925-5900 or visit 

Lane Hospitality 
Formed by the Lane family in 1986, Lane invests in and manages hotels with such leading brands as Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Marriott. Over the past few years, Lane has strengthened its momentum by repositioning its portfolio with several significant acquisitions, elevating the quality of its assets and aligning itself with the best brands in the industry, while at the same time building its management teams and processes. With regional offices in Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, and Newport News, VA, the company challenges associates to strive for those service deliveries to best enhance the overall guest and associate experience, while also optimizing results for owners, investors and partners. 

For information, visit or contact Bill Chambers at 847-498-6650 or


Leora Halpern Lanz
516-248-8828, x278

Also See: Former Amerisuites Transformed into the First All-suites Indigo Branded Concept; The Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills Owned by Florida Capital Real Estate Group and Managed by Lane Hospitality / September 2008

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