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Alliance Hospitality Inc. Purchases the 64-room Best Western
Plus Franklin Park Suites - Polaris in Columbus, Ohio

(October 4, 2011) -  Columbus, Ohio based, Alliance Hospitality Inc., owner and operator of 17 hotels throughout Ohio, announced that it has closed on the purchase today of the Best Western Plus Franklin Park Suites- Polaris, in Columbus, Ohio.

Located in central Ohio's capital city, this Columbus hotel features 64 spacious two room suites with living and bedrooms separated by double doors,  each suite offering down blankets, Plush Beautyrest® mattresses, cable satellite television with HBO® and complimentary high-speed, Wi-Fi Internet access, and refrigerators and microwaves in every suite. Guest are welcome to start the day off with a complimentary hot breakfast before taking advantage of amenities including an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, in-house exercise facility or complimentary passes to Urban Active fitness located across the street, business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 36 guests. The hotel also features a full service bar with an upscale feel.

Alliance Hospitality Inc. also opened the newly built 104 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Columbus-Polaris Parkway last month, which is located directly across the street.

Ohm Patel, Director of Operations for Alliance Hospitality, Inc. states “We are extremely excited about the opportunities for the lodging industry in the Polaris Parkway corridor of Columbus. Our new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus-Polaris has ramped up much quicker than expected and we will be able to manage both properties efficiently and professionally utilizing our resources regionally.”

Located conveniently off Interstate 71 on the north side of Columbus, the Best Western Plus Franklin Park Suites- Polaris is nestled in the heart of Polaris Parkway close to Polaris Fashion Place mall, fine dining such as Eddie Merlot's, many family restaurants and major corporations including Mettler Toledo, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, Hitachi Data Systems and Nationwide Insurance.

Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILYSM, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000 BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. Each Best Western-branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Now celebrating 65 years of hospitality, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts hundreds of thousands each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western has embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's biggest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip Racing™ and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night globally, join Best Western Rewards®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit


Alliance Hospitality, Inc. (AHI), based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 1984, is a privately held hotel management and real estate investment company with a portfolio of 17 hotels and over 1500 guest rooms throughout Ohio.  AHI has built a well-defined mission and vision for its success, providing each hotel with a sense of purpose and direction in regard to guest satisfaction, associate satisfaction, transparency, profitability, and accountability.<>

Betsy Kinnear
Alliance Hospitality, Inc.

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