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Hotel Equities Chosen by Liberty University to Manage the 131-room Wingate
by Wyndham Hotel Adjacent to the Campus in Lynchburg, Virginia

Atlanta, GA–July 16, 2012
– Atlanta-based Hotel Equities ( recently acquired the management contract for the 131-room Wingate by Wyndham hotel in Lynchburg, Virginia, adjacent to the campus of Liberty University.  Liberty University recently purchased the hotel and has hired Hotel Equities as the management company.  Hotel Equities' portfolio now includes five properties in Virginia.

The largest Christian university in the world, Liberty University found a synergy of culture and values with Hotel Equities, a company founded on Christian principles by President and CEO Fred Cerrone in 1989.

“It’s very gratifying to have the Wingate property returned to the campus of Liberty University 15 years after we sold it to the hotel developer,” said Jerry Falwell, Jr., Chancellor and President of Liberty University. “Knowing it is being managed by hospitality experts who share our vision makes the future look even brighter.”

The Wingate hotel, built in 1998, experienced a complete renovation in 2009.  Located on Candlers Mountain Road, it stands across from Liberty University’s year-round ski slope at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center and provides a beautiful view of the campus.

“We are proud to extend our award-winning hospitality to the Lynchburg area,” said Brad Rahinsky, Hotel Equities Vice President of Operations. “Our team will deliver top service to our guests and growth opportunities for the associates at the hotel. We will bring value to Liberty University, the hotel’s owner.”

Complimentary breakfast is available each morning in the breakfast room off the lobby.  A business center, meeting rooms, a fitness center and an outdoor pool make the hotel appealing to overnight guests and a great location for almost any type of event.   Both business and leisure travelers enjoy the public areas that feature an inviting living-room ambiance.

About Hotel Equities
Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO. HE presently has more than 40 properties in its portfolio. For more information, visit

About Liberty University
Liberty University was founded in 1971 in Lynchburg, Virginia by the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. With more than 92,000 residential and online students, it is the largest private non-profit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Jerry Falwell, Jr. serves as Chancellor and President.  For more information, visit


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Dir. of Public Relations

Andrew Pace
Vice President of Development
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Angela Raub
Vice President of Business Development
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