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LHR Hospitality Management Appoints Mark Zovic as General Manager
of the 112-room Hotel Utica in Utica, New York

Utica, NY – July 27, 2012 – With its recent renewal of the Hotel Management Contract, LHR Hospitality Management is pleased to announce Mr. Mark Zovic as the General Manager of the historic Hotel Utica in Utica, New York.

Mr. Zovic comes to the Hotel Utica with an extensive hotel management and food and beverage background.  “His knowledge of the industry and what it takes to run a first class hotel is second to none,” remarked Executive Vice President and COO, Joel C. Cairy.  Mr. Zovic is overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Hotel and will play a key role in its upcoming Centennial celebrations.  The hotel, opened in 1912, features 112 guestrooms all featuring refrigerators and microwaves, complimentary wireless internet, 1912 Restaurant and Bar, and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.  It’s just minutes to Erie Canal State Park and NYS Barge Canal and the Adirondack Mountains.  The Hotel, in its storied past has played host to Amelia Earhart, Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, Hopalong Cassidy, Johnny Cash, Mickey Mantle, Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, just to name a few.

“We are looking forward to growing our presence in the Utica market,” said Zovic, “This hotel has a wonderful history with the business community in Utica and the surrounding areas.”

“Mark Zovic has many years in the hospitality industry with a wealth of knowledge and experience that covers every hospitality spectrum.  He is a tremendous asset to our company and his experience will lend itself well to the future success for the Hotel Utica,” according to Doug Rohde, President and CEO of LHR Hospitality Management.

Mr. Zovic’s experience includes extensive upscale and luxury hotel experience including General Manager of The Big EZ Lodge in Big Sky, Montana, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula, California.  He has also held positions at the corporate level including Vice President of Operation for Larken, Inc. and Lanting Hotel Group and Director of Food & Beverage Operations for LHR Hospitality Management.

About LHR Hospitality Management

LHR Hospitality Management is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based hospitality development and management company that owns and manages the Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW in Otsego, Minnesota and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, Wisconsin and manages the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in North Dakota; the Suburban Extended Stay in Coralville, Iowa; the Hotel Utica in Utica, New York; the Econo Lodge in River Falls, Wisconsin; and the Super 8 in Monticello, Minnesota and The Links at Northfork in Ramsey, Minnesota.  LHR Hospitality Management properties offer something for everyone—from family fun to a romantic weekend to an important meeting or event.  Up-to-date company information can be found at


Melia Nagel
LHR Hospitality Management
4155 Old Sibley Highway Suite 102
Eagan, Minnesota 55122
Phone:  612-251-3028

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LHR Hospitality Management Adds Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in South Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Econo Lodge in River Falls, Wisconsin to Management Portfolio / July 2012

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