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Real Hospitality Group Expands Portfolio in New Year,
Opening the Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan

New York City's First New Hotel Opening for 2012, owned by Chesapeake Lodging Trust

Ocean City, Md. (January 24, 2011) – Executives at Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced today they have opened the new 122 room Holiday Inn at 30 West 31st Street in Midtown Manhattan.  This is the company’s first new opening of the year and the first new hotel opening in Manhattan of 2012.  The hotel is operated under license from Intercontinental Hotels Group and is owned by Chesapeake Lodging Trust.
The Holiday Inn Midtown is located between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, a convenient location to access the best of the city’s shopping and dining.  Guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Empire State Building from the rooftop patio.  “The central midtown location puts the most popular sites and attractions within walking distance, ideal for leisure and corporate travelers,” comments Rick Day, Chief Operating Officer for RHG. 
The hotel offers 122 guest rooms and suites styled with a modern and clean décor.  Guests will enjoy complimentary wireless internet, in-room coffee, work desks, and the brand’s signature bedding.  Contorno’s Restaurant, located in the hotel, features Italian specialty meals for lunch and dinner as well as the signature Holiday Inn Breakfast program, offering an exceptional dining experience for hotel guests and neighborhood visitors.  Other amenities include the fitness center and a rooftop patio with unparalleled views of the Empire State Building and downtown Manhattan.  The hotel is offering bonus points for the Priority Club members
“The strategic location of the hotel is part of the ownership’s overall development plan”, cites Ben Seidel, President and CEO for Real Hospitality Group.  “We see a growth opportunity in the area and expect solid performance for the hotel.”  The hotel was purchased in December by the current owner, Chesapeake Lodging Trust and is their first asset in Manhattan.
About Real Hospitality Group
Real Hospitality Group (RHG) is headquartered in Ocean City, Md., and comprises a team with more than 150 years of combined hospitality and travel industry experience. The Real Hospitality Group portfolio includes 21 hotel properties with an inventory of more than 3,000 rooms in gateway cities that include New York, Philadelphia and locations in Morgantown, West Virginia as well as Glens Falls and Montauk, New York. The company is a recognized service provider for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, and Choice Hotels brands as well as a collection of unique independent hotels.  RHG focuses on total service property management, revenue performance and business development for hotels, resorts and investment ownership groups.   For more information, please visit the company website at

About Holiday Inn
With more than 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world.  In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges.  The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms and, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.”  For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resorts, including IHG’s new vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit


Rick Day
(410) 213-1970

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