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Driftwood Hospitality to Manage the 200-room Holiday Inn
San Jose Downtown – Aurola in Costa Rica

North Palm Beach, FL – March 1, 2012
– Since Fall 2011, Driftwood Hospitality Management has added nine domestic hotels to its portfolio. Today, the company took its expansion beyond the United States, announcing that it has signed on to manage The Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown – Aurola in Costa Rica. The 200-room hotel joins several other Driftwood-owned and/or managed assets across the Bahamas and Latin America.

The tenth addition to Driftwood’s rapidly expanding roster in just over six months, The Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown – Aurola is centrally located in the heart of Costa Rica’s capital with views of the Central Valley. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, the property is just minutes from the Legislative Assembly, government offices and the financial district, as well as 15 renowned tourist attractions, including Museo de Oro (Gold Museum), Museo Nacional (National Museum) and Parque Nacional (National Park).

“Between its location, facilities and amenities, The Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown – Aurola is a natural fit for Driftwood and we believe we can make a positive impact there,” said Carlos Rodriguez, the company’s Executive Vice President. “Things are starting to heat back up and we feel this is the perfect time for Driftwood to showcase our diverse capabilities, capitalizing on international markets like Latin America that are showing strength,” he added.

Offering a five-star experience unique to many downtown locations, The Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown – Aurola features a lushly landscaped lobby, on-site business center, large meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a fitness center, three restaurants/lounges and the innovative Aurola Wellness program.

Two floors of fully equipped executive rooms offer every imaginable amenity for the business traveler, along with spectacular city views. Executive rooms are fit with spacious desks, two-line telephones with voice messaging and triple-sheeted beds. Complimentary amenities to executive room guests include free Internet access, two hours of free international calls, early check-in, late check-out, continental breakfast, newspapers in English and Spanish, scanner and photocopier service, unlimited snacks, daily happy hour from 5-7 p.m., a fax machine and executive reception area.

The Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown – Aurola is the sixth Holiday Inn to join Driftwood’s portfolio and first Holiday Inn internationally.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to get back to international expansion, but even more so to continue our strong affiliation with the Holiday Inn brand,” said Brian Quinn, EVP of Development for Driftwood.  “Since reinventing itself, Holiday Inn has emerged as a frontrunner and we could not be happier to further solidify this partnership.”

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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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