201412180900PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL93297 20141218T090000-0500 prnewswire.com 20141218 CL93297 1 urn:newsml:prnewswire.com:20141218:CL93297:1 20141218T090000-0500 20141218T090000-0500 MimeType/@FormalName Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces New United Kingdom Hotels Interstate Expands U.K. Footprint with Six New Hotels ARLINGTON, Va. and LONDON, Dec. 18, 2014 Interstate-Hotels-UK 201412180900PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL93297.xml Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces New United Kingdom Hotels

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces New United Kingdom Hotels

Interstate Expands U.K. Footprint with Six New Hotels

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va. and LONDON, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces six new hotels recently signed in the U.K. The additions continue to demonstrate Interstate as a top choice for independent management, offering a successful operating strategy that combines economies of size with agility in deploying resources focused on achieving a positive impact on the bottom line.

Boasting an international presence for 20 years, Interstate holds significant hotel operating experience in Europe and is leading an unprecedented expansion in the region. Interstate's depth of expertise in the United Kingdom crosses all industry segments including full-service, select-service and extended-stay under all notable hotel brands, and now includes the following newly signed hotels:

  • 95-room Holiday Inn Express Dundee;
  • 179-room Staybridge Suites Birmingham;
  • 124-room Ramada Encore Luton Airport;
  • 90-room Holiday Inn Express Wigan (opening 2015);
  • 124-room Indigo Hotel Brighton (opening 2016); and
  • 50-room Ibis Styles Greenwich North (opening 2016).

"With our established Interstate U.K. and Europe platforms, the Company continues to successfully grow in the region," said Jim Abrahamson, chief executive officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. "Employing our global knowledge, vast resources and strong relationships with all major international brands, Interstate is well positioned to deliver dedicated, localized service and exceptional results to hotel owners and developers."

"Interstate is the only top tier U.K. operator that is truly independent, with a sole focus on operating assets for third party owners," said Aaron Greenman, Interstate's senior vice president of acquisitions and development for Europe. "Interstate offers a complete suite of hotel management services in the United Kingdom with a dedicated U.K.-based team of hospitality professionals, delivering significant opportunities to generate higher profit for owners."

Spanning North America, the U.K., Europe, Russia/CIS, 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 its 50 years of experience to contribute to each owner's success.

For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts in the U.K. and Europe, please visit www.interstatehotels.co.uk.

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 426 hotels with over 79,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, with ownership interest in 37 hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 36 hotels with nearly 6,000 rooms under construction or development throughout the world.

For more information regarding hotel management in Europe, please contact Senior Vice President, Development and Acquisitions-Europe, Aaron Greenman, at +32 490 43 15 72 or visit www.interstatehotels.co.uk.  For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts worldwide, please visit www.interstatehotels.com.

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