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Dow Hotel Co. Hires Senior VP Of Finance

SEATTLE— Stephen Griffin is the new senior vp of finance at Dow Hotel Co., LLC in Seattle.
In this newly created position, Griffin will be responsible for all financial aspects of the company’s investor relations and acquisitions. He will also now oversee Dow’s proprietary hotel accounting systems and reporting.

Griffin was previously the CFO of, an Internet-based wine auction house. His previous real estate experience includes serving as COO and CFO of Olympic Property Management Co., a development and services firm.


Mumford Co. Finishing Off Busy Month Of Dispositions

NEWPORT NEWS, VA— The Mumford Co. has been busy this past month brokering hotel sales in Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas.
In Missouri, the firm represented Accor North America and Motel 6 in their sale of the Motel 6 in Jefferson City. It is the third hotel Mumford has sold for Accor within the past year. AMI & PUJA Inc. acquired the hotel and plans on significantly renovating it.

Also in Missouri, in Springfield, Mumford spoke for affiliates of Larken, Inc. in their disposition of the 201-room Hawthorn Park Hotel. The full-service hotel is 21 years old and 10 stories tall. The undisclosed buyers will now renovate the hotel and affiliate it with a mid-market national franchise. The sellers are retiring from the hotel business.

In North Carolina, Mumford sold the Holiday Inn in Winston-Salem on the behalf of affiliates of Equity Inns, Inc. The undisclosed buyer will now renovate the hotel and convert it into a Quality Inn.

Equity Inns also utilized Mumford in its sale of the Hampton Inn in Richardson, TX. The undisclosed buyer will invest $1 million into the property’s renovations.

Meanwhile, in Williamsburg, VA, Mumford represented COHAH Associates, LLC in its sale of the Best Western Westpark Hotel. King James Associates, LLC bought the hotel and will now renovate it.


Sunburst Hospitality Names New President

SILVER SPRING, MD— Kevin Hanley has been named as president of Sunburst Hospitality Corp. by the company’s board of directors. Hanley has also been elected to the board of directors.
The board of director unanimously approved the promotion of Hanley, who was previously executive vp at the Silver Spring, MD-based firm. Sunburst’s CEO, Jim MacCutcheon, recommended that Hanley be promoted to the position of president.

Along with his new title, the Sunburst board of directors has given Hanley the empowerment to execute rapid company growth through real estate acquisitions, development and redevelopment opportunities.

The Sunburst board has also reorganized the company’s operating structure through the promotion of several other company executives and the hiring of two others. As part of the reorganization, Tom Murphy has been promoted to national vp of operations and is now responsible for all internal operations and marketing functions.

Furthermore, Greg Heflin and Chris Milke have been hired by Sunburst as vps of development. They will be tasked with identifying, analyzing, negotiating and closing transactions.


La Quinta Opens 31 Hotels In First Half Of 2006

DALLAS— La Quinta has opened 31 hotels in the first half of 2006 as a result of its aggressive franchising and corporate development programs.

The hotels are located in 13 states throughout the country and added more than 3,400 rooms to the La Quinta system. The company expects rapid growth in the second half of the year with an active and expanding pipeline of new properties.

The company 's franchise program was responsible for 24 of the 31 hotels opened in the first half in markets such as SanDiego, California, and Rapid City, SD.


Orlando's Rosen Centre Renovating Meeting Space

ORLANDO, FL— Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL, expects to complete a multi-million-dollar renovation that spans the hotel’s 106,000 sf and includes its 35,000-sf Grand Ballroom by the end of the year.

By late fall, ballrooms, salons and pre-function space will have contemporary materials and complementary furnishings. Beginning at the registration desk and continuing throughout the meeting space and breakout areas, there will be new granite countertops, light fixtures, plush woven carpeting and other enhancements.

The Grand and Junior Ballrooms will have new decorative wall coverings. Alcoves outside the ballrooms and salons are being redesigned for both conversation and wireless setup. Moveable air walls complete with ornamental touches will blend with the upgraded ballroom décor.

The 24-story Rosen Centre features 1,334 guestrooms, six restaurants and lounges and the Body Sol Spa, a newly renovated fitness center.

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