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Interstate Hotels & Resorts Opens Seven Hotels in the United Kingdom,
Ireland, The Netherlands and Hungary

ARLINGTON, Va., May 28, 2013 -- Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces seven new hotel openings this spring in the growing European region, including the U.K., Ireland, The Netherlands and Hungary. Six branded hotels – Hampton by Hilton, Four Points by Sheraton and Holiday Inn Express – and one independent luxury hotel expand the Company's portfolio by more than 1,200 rooms.

The newest hotel to open in the United Kingdom, the 120-room Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport, is the 10th hotel Interstate operates in the U.K.

The Company's Netherlands portfolio includes four new additions: Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Holiday Inn Express Arnhem, Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam-Central Station and Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam/Arena Boulevard.

In Hungary, the 136-room Four Points by Sheraton Kecskemet Hotel and Conference Center is the first Four Points by Sheraton brand and the first Interstate managed hotel in that country.

A Dublin, Ireland, design-focused urban retreat, The Marker, opened April 2. The iconic hotel is located in the center of the vibrant and dynamic Docklands area of this European capital city. A Leading Hotels of the World® member, The Marker features 187 guest rooms, a rooftop garden with lounge bar, and a ground floor brasserie and cocktail bar.

"It is gratifying to see our pipeline continue to expand in Europe," said Jim Abrahamson, Interstate's chief executive officer. "Broadening the geographic footprint and portfolio diversity of Interstate is a strategic venture that is made possible through our performance. Interstate's owner-centric philosophy is consistently reinforced through the Company's relationships, innovation and depth of experience, producing strong results for owners worldwide."

"Developing Interstate's intelligent management platform in growth regions such as Europe is a global strategy Interstate is enthusiastic to execute," said Leslie Ng, Interstate's chief investment officer. "Transaction activity in these markets is growing and we're looking forward to providing owners and developers our unique expertise to these new hotels to ensure their success."

Spanning the dynamic regions of North America, Europe, China and India, Interstate is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company. The Company's comprehensive services are built on large-scale company resources, delivered with the personalized and focused attention of a small company. Including an owner-aligned organizational structure; experienced corporate support; and expansive industry and global knowledge, Interstate uses the experience culminated over 50 years to inspire each owner's success.

About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide.  Interstate and its affiliates manage 350 hotels with nearly 67,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including six wholly owned hotels.  In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 39 hotels with 7,400 rooms under construction or development throughout the world.

For more information regarding hotel management in Europe, please contact Senior Vice President, Development-Europe, Aaron Greenman, at +32 490 43 15 72. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts worldwide, please visit Connect with Interstate at,, and

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