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Blackstone Group Names Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Manage
13 Properties Adding 5,466 Rooms to Portfolio

ARLINGTON, Va., December 8, 2010—Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the United States’ largest independent hotel management company, today announced that it has signed agreements to manage 13 hotels recently acquired  by affiliates of The Blackstone Group (Blackstone), a global alternative investment management firm.  The upscale full-service properties are located in major urban markets and primarily include properties that were recently renovated and rebranded with Hilton, Starwood and Marriott brands.

“This brings to 21 the number of properties we manage for affiliates of The Blackstone Group and continues a relationship that began in 2006,” said Thomas F. Hewitt, Interstate chief executive officer.  “The selection of Interstate to manage these properties underscores Blackstone’s confidence in our continued ability to deliver a better bottom line at major urban properties in any economic climate.” 

According to Leslie Ng, Interstate’s chief investment officer, the portfolio includes six Westins, two Hiltons, two Sheratons, two Marriotts, and a Wyndham, aggregating 5,466 rooms, located in nine states, the District of Columbia and Canada. 

The 13 hotels are:

Hotel Name


# of Rooms

Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel

Philadelphia, Pa.


Westin New Orleans Canal Place        

New Orleans, La.


Westin Washington D.C. City Center

Washington, D.C.


Westin San Diego

San Diego, Calif.


Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel

Baltimore, Md.


The Buttes, A Marriott Resort

Tempe, Ariz.


Wyndham Chicago Downtown

Chicago, Ill.


Westin Chicago Northwest

Chicago, Ill.


Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Hilton Burlington

Burlington, Vt.


Westin Harbour Island

Tampa, Fla.


Marriott Atlanta Downtown

Atlanta, Ga.


Westin Bristol Place Airport

Toronto, Ont.



Total rooms:


About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of a joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang, is the nation’s largest independent hotel management company based on revenue managed.  The company and its affiliates manage and/or have ownership interests in 243 properties with more than 51,000 rooms in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Russia, India, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Ireland and England.  The company has ownership interests in 54 of those properties, including six wholly owned assets.  For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web site:

Jerry Daly, Carol McCune
Daly Gray
(703) 435-6293

Carrie McIntyre
SVP, Treasurer
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
(703) 387-3320

Also See: Martin A. Reid Joins Interstate Hotels & Resorts as EVP Development & Acquisitions / November 2010

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Promotes Sean McCurdy to Vice President-Strategic Accounts & Global Sales / June 2010

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Reports Third-Quarter 2009 Net Loss of $10.3 million; Adds 10 properties to third-party management portfolio / Hotel Operating Statistics / November 2009

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Reports Fourth-Quarter 2009 Net Loss of $16.5 million; Receives Notice of Suspension of Trading from NYSE, Last Close on March 11, 2009 was 30 cents / March 2009

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