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Max Ng Appointed as Senior Vice President of Development for
Interstate China Hotels & Resorts, an Interstate Hotels and
Jin Jiang International Hotels Joint Venture

SHANGHAI, Nov. 10, 2011 -- Interstate China Hotels & Resorts Company Limited , a joint venture between the United States' largest independent hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and China's leading hotel operator and developer Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Company Limited ("Jin Jiang Hotels"), has announced the appointment of Mr. Max Ng as its new Senior Vice President of Development.

Mr. Ng will be responsible for developing new business for the company in Greater China. In addition, he will be working closely with the rest of Interstate China senior management team to further develop and oversee the independent hotel management model in the market.

Chris van der Baars, Chief Operating Officer at Interstate China Hotels & Resorts, said: "Mr. Ng's diverse hospitality background of domestic and international hotel groups, excellent interpersonal communication skills with employees, clients and business partners, and extensive knowledge of developing new hotel projects makes him the ideal candidate to build our company's business in China."

Mr. Ng has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Interstate China, Mr. Ng held various positions in international and domestic hotel groups in Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. He oversaw business development projects, increased company growth, and managed employee performance for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Swiss Belhotel International Management, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, KWG Property Holding Limited, Gloria International Hotels Management, and Queen Plaza Hotel, to list a few.

Mr. Ng is a member of the Hong Kong Project Management Association and received his diploma in Hotel Management, Food & Beverage Management, and Culinary Management from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada.

About Jin Jiang Hotels
Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Limited is one of the leading hotel operators and managers in China. The Group is licensed to use the well-regarded "Jin Jiang" brand. Currently, over 650 hotels are under operation and development, including star-rated hotels and Jin Jiang Inn budget Hotels, providing over 100,000 rooms in aggregate. With a solid home base in Shanghai and Beijing, the Group has also successfully spanned its hotel network across nearly 150 cities and towns in 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities throughout the PRC as of end of June 2010. In October 2010, the Group was ranked 13th in the world in terms of number of rooms according to HOTELS Magazine, the official publication of the International Hotel & Restaurant Association.

About Thayer Lodging Group
Thayer Lodging Group, based in Annapolis, Maryland, is a privately held hotel investment company that was formed in 1991 by Frederic V. Malek and Leland Pillsbury. Thayer has a lengthy and successful track record that spans multiple investment cycles.

About Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Interstate China Hotels & Resorts Company
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ( ), a wholly owned subsidiary of a 50/50 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 400 properties with over 69,000 rooms in 40 states, the District of Columbia, China, Russia, India, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, and The Netherlands. The company has ownership interests in 57 of those properties, including 6 wholly owned assets.

In 2010, Interstate Hotels & Resorts became the first independent hotel management company in China when it formed a joint-venture partnership with Jin Jiang Hotels, China’s leading hotel operator and developer. Interstate China Hotels & Resorts has created a platform to pioneer third-party hotel management in the country, providing the resources and infrastructure necessary for comprehensive hotel management operations, including sales and marketing, revenue management, food and beverage operations, e-commerce, and design and construction project management services for hotel owners and developers seeking a proven and experience hotel management company. For more information please contact the Chief Operating Officer of Interstate China Hotels & Resorts, Chris van der Baars, at or visit the company's website: or

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