Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Opens Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

ARLINGTON, VA, July 29, 2009—Interstate Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: IHR), a leading hotel real estate investor and the nation’s largest independent hotel management company, today announced the opening of the 194-room Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, (top left photo) which recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and brand conversion.

The former Ramada Inn and Conference Center is owned by Amana Hospitality, LLC, and will be managed by Interstate.

This is the third property Interstate has opened this summer, with 13 under-development properties remaining in the company’s management pipeline, most of which are scheduled to open in 2010.

“This is our first contract with this ownership group,” said Leslie Ng, Interstate’s chief investment officer. “Our vast experience and deep relationship with the brand are two factors which made us the manager of choice for this property."

“Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and a popular Midwest destination and desirable locale for meetings and banquets,” said Thomas F. Hewitt, (middle left photo) chairman and chief executive officer, Interstate.

“The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport underwent a complete overhaul of all interior and exterior spaces to enhance the guest experience. The hotel’s proximity to the airport and its state-of-the-art facilities and amenities attract a wide following of both leisure and business travelers.”

The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport is located at 6401 South 13th St., two-and-a-half miles from General Mitchell International Airport.

For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web site:

Contact: Carrie McIntyre, SVP, Treasurer, (703) 387-3320

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