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Aimbridge Hospitality Selected to Manage Hilton Garden Inn in Dubuque, Iowa

Dallas, Texas (July 21, 2010)
Aimbridge Hospitality has been selected to manage the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dubuque in Iowa. As one of the nation’s leading independent hotel investment and management firms, Aimbridge Hospitality is known for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles and offers a variety of services such as property management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting.
The five-year-old Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dubuque is located just off Highway 61/51 North at 1801 Greyhound Park Drive, and the hotel is adjacent to Mystique Casino and Greyhound Park & Casino, a popular dog track and gambling facility that encompasses more than 30,000 square feet of gaming space. The hotel is conveniently located within minutes of the Port of Dubuque, a popular, multi-faceted tourist and convention attraction. Additional points of interest include historic downtown Dubuque and the National River Museum and Aquarium.
Owned by Dubuque Casino Hotel LLC, the property features 111 guestrooms, five suites and 1,550 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Vice President of Business Development for Aimbridge Hospitality and owner liaison Richard Sprecher said when Dubuque Casino Hotel LLC decided to hire a management company to operate the hotel, it conducted a very thorough search process.
“The owners said they wanted to partner with a company that shared its beliefs and philosophies as to what constitutes delivering high-quality guest service and operational excellence,” Sprecher said. “It was a long and arduous process, and it required doing a lot of homework and due diligence. We are very privileged that they decided on Aimbridge Hospitality.”
Aimbridge Hospitality took over management on January 1. Hotel General Manager Ken Haugen, who opened the property in 2005, will remain the general manager.
“The owners have been very impressed with the level of professionalism and organization exhibited by the Aimbridge Hospitality transition team,” Haugen said. “When all was said and done, Aimbridge Hospitality was the group that best met the owners’ criteria as an excellent and reputable management partner.”
Aimbridge Hospitality President and CEO Dave Johnson is very pleased to have been chosen by Dubuque Casino Hotel LLC to manage the property.
“We are thrilled to be once again managing a hotel that flies the Hilton flag,” Johnson said. “This outstanding property was successful before we took over management, and, as with all our hotels, our goal is to make this property even more profitable.”
At present, Aimbridge Hospitality manages 22 Hilton brands, including two Hilton Inn Garden hotels, three Hilton Hotels, three Hampton Inns, nine Embassy Suites and nine Doubletree hotels.
“ ‘Everything. Right where you need it’ is the Hilton Garden Inn brand mantra, and that statement is evident throughout the Dubuque property with signature Hilton amenities and services in the immediate community and surrounding areas,” Johnson said.
The hotel also features The Great American Grill® for breakfast, a Houlihan's Restaurant on-site for lunch or dinner and room service whenever you want it. Other popular restaurants and entertainment venues close by include the Diamond Jo Casino, Pepper Sprout, Potosi Brewing Company, the Stone Cliff Winery and the Kennedy Mall. The Grand River Convention Center, just five minutes away, offers a great space for large company meetings and conferences, and the historic and beautiful Galena area of Illinois is only 20 minutes away.
Guestrooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dubuque feature high-definition LCD televisions, complimentary wireless high speed Internet, large work desks with convenient desk-level outlets and ergonomic Mirra® chairs by Herman Miller and complimentary remote printing in the business center. Many rooms also feature the signature “Sleep Deep” revolutionary Garden Sleep System bed providing pressure-free comfort with adjustable firmness settings, fresh and fluffy white duvets and high thread-count linens.
For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit the company’s Web site at
Aimbridge Hospitality is one of the nation’s leading independent hotel investment and management firms with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages over 60 upscale, independent and branded hotels with nearly 11,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean, including such affiliations as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Aloft, Hyatt, Wyndham and the Phoenix Inn Suites chain of hotels.  For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit

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