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BayStar Hotel Group Chosen by Bay Cities Bank to Manage Lakeland Hotel and
Conference Center in Lakeland, Florida and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater
International Airport Inn (Former Best Western) in Clearwater

TAMPA, FLA. (April 14, 2011) - BayStar Hotel Group, LLC, a Tampa-based hotel development and management company, has been retained to manage two hotels for Bay Cities Bank.

One is the Lakeland Hotel and Conference Center, formerly a Holiday Inn, located at 3260 U.S. Highway 98 North in Lakeland, Fla. at Exit 32 off Interstate 4. The four-story, 157-room hotel has 3,500 square feet of meeting/banquet space and catering services, and it serves as the official winter home of the Detroit Tigers.

The other hotel is the two-story former Best Western near the corner of Ulmerton Road and Roosevelt Blvd. in Clearwater, Fla.  Now called the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Inn, the hotel features 117 rooms, a business center and conference room and a free Continental breakfast.

About BayStar Hotel Group
Based in Tampa, BayStar Hotel Group is a privately held company that acquires, develops and manages hotels throughout the southeastern United States.  The firm also provides consulting services.  It owns and operates the Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg, Fla., the downtown Largo Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites - Largo Central Park and Hampton Inn & Suites - Largo Central Park, the Holiday Inn - State Capitol East in Tallahassee, and the Holiday Inn Express®  - Lake Buena Vista, in Orlando, Fla.  BayStar Hotel Group can be reached at 813-849-0001.

About Bay Cities Bank
Bay Cities Bank is an independently owned and operated community bank, headquartered in Tampa.  Since its inception in 1999, the bank has grown to over $500 million in assets, with six locations in the Tampa Bay area.

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Also See: BayStar Hotel Group Promotes Terry Sam to General Manager of the Hotel Indigo – St. Petersburg Historic Downtown District / June 2010

BayStar Hotel Group Acquires the Heritage Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida for $7-million, Will Renovate and Brand as a Hotel Indigo / June 2008

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