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Torgerson Properties and Local Business Owner Marc Carpenter Developing
a 111-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton in Rochester, Minnesota

Construction to Begin in Spring 2013 with an Early 2014 Opening

ROCHESTER, MINN –July 31, 2012 – Torgerson Properties and  long-time local Rochester business owner and resident, Marc Carpenter, announced today the development of an upscale, extended stay Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Rochester, Minnesota.  The third hotel for the partnership, the Homewood Suites will be located across from Saint Marys Hospital and adjacent to the group’s Courtyard by Marriott in Rochester.

“We are excited to offer an additional location for travelers to the Rochester area and particularly to Saint Marys Hospital and Mayo Clinic.  The Homewood Suites by Hilton brand is well positioned with the comforts of home for travelers visiting for a few nights or many and complements our existing hotel locations in Rochester,” said Marc Carpenter.

Construction of the Homewood Suites Rochester-Mayo Clinic Area/Saint Marys,, will begin in spring of 2013 with an anticipated opening date in early 2014.  The seven story hotel will offer 111 suites.

“Having worked closely with the Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association during development of the Courtyard and SpringHill Suites, both Marriott brands, we look forward to again working with them towards ensuring the Homewood Suites Rochester’s attractive architecture and extensive landscaping enhances this vibrant neighborhood,” said Tom Torgerson, CEO of Torgerson Properties.

Homewood Suites hotels offer guests spacious studio, one- and/or two-bedroom suites, featuring a fully-equipped kitchen, dinner table, easy chair, large living area and a separate bedroom and bathroom.  The hotel will include a centrally located “Lodge” for guests to socialize, relax and enjoy the daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast and the complimentary Welcome Home reception featuring a light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evening.

Guests in Rochester will enjoy the spacious, expanded onsite fitness center, 24-hour on-site convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services, indoor swimming pool, meeting space, 24-hour business center and complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet.  Parking will be accommodated by incorporating a parking ramp into the building.

“We are thrilled to partner once again with one of the Hilton family of hotel brands, Homewood Suites,” said Torgerson.  “With amenities that appeal to guests staying a few nights or many, Homewood Suites provides an attractive choice for our guests.”

Torgerson Properties was honored by Hilton in 2008 with the Homewood Suites Outstanding Achievement Award for the development of two Homewood Suites hotels in the Minneapolis market during a challenging economy.

About Torgerson Properties
Torgerson Properties, owns and operates hotels and restaurants throughout greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as Naples, Florida.  Founded in 1929, Torgerson Properties portfolio includes hotel properties under the Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental, Wyndham and Carlson brands and restaurants under the Green Mill, Hurricane Grill & Wings and Perkins brands as well as independent restaurant concepts.  Torgerson Properties has been recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding facilities, staff and guest service, including “Best Places to Work in Minnesota” for two consecutive years.  For more information, visit


Lisa Giaimo
Torgerson Properties
(612) 751-9864

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