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Driftwood Hospitality to Manage the Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon in Florida
and the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas NW Hwy at Stemmons/I-35E in Texas

North Palm Beach, FL – December 19, 2011 – Driftwood Hospitality Management, a leader in providing solutions-based services to the domestic and international hotel industry, today announced they will manage the Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon and the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas NW Hwy. at Stemmons/I-35E. The 119-room Holiday Inn Express and the 133-room Courtyard by Marriott are the seventh and eighth additions to Driftwood’s portfolio since the company launched an aggressive growth strategy this Fall.

“We are pleased to welcome the Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon and the Courtyard by Marriott in Dallas to the Driftwood family,” said Brian Quinn, Executive Vice President of Driftwood Hospitality Management. “We look forward to putting ‘The Driftwood Difference’ to work at the hotels, helping each property team reach, and exceed, their full potential.”

About the Hotels:

Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon is located off I-75 near downtown Tampa, a perfect destination for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is conveniently located near Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The hotel features a variety of flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an outdoor pool, as well as high-speed Internet and a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning.

The Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon features the new brand logo, signage and service training as part of InterContinental Hotels Group’s Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express re-launch program. The hotel will also receive additional renovations which will be completed in the coming months.

Whether traveling to Dallas for business or pleasure, the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas NW Hwy. at Stemmons/I-35E offers guests comfort and convenience. The Courtyard by Marriott in Dallas is located just 10 minutes from the Dallas Love Field Airport and nearby attractions like the Texas Motor Speedway and Six Flags Over Texas. The hotel features an outdoor pool, whirlpool and recently renovated guest rooms. The property also features a 24-Hour Starbucks on-site and a new Bistro Bar and Lounge, featuring signature cocktails.

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About Driftwood Hospitality Management

Based in North Palm Beach, Fla., Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC is a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry. Guided by The Driftwood Difference – Flexibility, Diversity, Integrity, Accessibility, Originality, the company covers the full spectrum of lodging business needs.  From full-service, upscale and upper-upscale hotels to mid-size extended-stay, select and limited-service properties, Driftwood’s portfolio represents virtually every segment of the hospitality industry.  Focused on strategic acquisition, development, third-party management and receivership, Driftwood has extensive management experience and relationships with most major brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Inc., Carlson, Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Wyndham Worldwide. With additional offices in Costa Rica, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Miami, Fla., the company and its hotels have received more than 20 industry awards in the past three years. For more information, visit


Samantha Jacobs
Claibourne Smith
M. Silver Associates

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