Monday, May 21, 2012

BC Lynd Hospitality Purchases St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, TX with Plans for $24 Million Renovation

 SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 21, 2012) – BC LYND Hospitality, a growing hospitality investment and management firm, has made its first major acquisition since it was founded earlier this year.  The company, a joint venture between LYND and BC Commercial Partners, LLC, has purchased the historic St. Anthony Hotel (top left photo)located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. 

BC LYND CEO Brandon Raney (middle right photo) said the joint venture is planning a $24 million renovation to restore the 103-year-old hotel and maintain the extraordinary architecture of the building, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark. 

 The hotel, located at 300 East Travis Street in downtown San Antonio, has the opportunity to serve business travelers, leisure travelers and local residents alike. 

BC LYND purchased the hotel for an undisclosed amount from the special servicing agency Berkadia after a competitive bidding process.

“After working with BC principals on unrelated business, we came to the conclusion that our talents combined make a great fit in the hotel space,” said LYND CEO Michael J. Lynd, Jr. (bottom right photo).

“We are excited that our first project is in our backyard, and that not only carries historic significance, but is also another key piece in transforming downtown San Antonio into an exciting destination.”

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For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Todd Templin
Boardroom Communications
954-370-8999 or 954-290-0810

 BC Lynd Contact:
Brandon S. Raney, CEO

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Tucson Airport Hotel

 Tucson, AZ (May 21, 2012) – DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of an upscale full-service, all-suite hotel, situated near Tucson International Airport (TUS) and just minutes from downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona.

 The 204-room DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport (top left photo) is located in one of the largest business corridors of the Valley of the Sun, near many Fortune 500 companies, including Raytheon, Intuit and IBM.
The hotel is easily accessible to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the Arizona Air National Guard, University Medical Center, Diamond’s Children Medical Center and the Tucson Electric Park/Kino Sports Complex. 

Rob Palleschi (middle right photo), global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton now invites our loyal business and leisure customers to stay with us in Arizona, with the opening of the new DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport hotel that embodies an upscale, completely renovated full-service hotel with exceptional service.

“This newest DoubleTree by Hilton hotel location extends our commitment to welcoming the world’s travelers in key destinations and providing a comfortable, amenity-rich hotel experience for visitors alike to work and play.”

 The hotel is owned by Tucson Suites, LLC and operated under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

Just minutes from downtown Tucson by taxi and area airports by hotel shuttle or taxi, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport is located at 7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, United States 85756.

 For more information about the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport, please visit the hotel’s website at, contact your preferred travel professional or call the hotel directly at +1 520 225 0800. 
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Chris Daly
Daly Gray Public Relations
+1 703 435 6293

Industry Leader Joe Harbert Joins Colliers International

SEATTLE, WA and NEW YORK, NY, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International announced today that Joseph Harbert (top right photo), a highly recognized leader in the New York real estate market for more than 30 years, has joined Colliers International as the President of its Eastern Region. Harbert will report directly to Dylan Taylor (middle left photo), CEO of the U.S. operations of Colliers International.

"Joe has long been a leading real estate executive in the tri-state region with an unparalleled track record for driving strategic growth in the New York market and globally," said Taylor. "With the addition of Joe to our senior U.S. executive team, our goal of becoming a market leader in New York and the eastern region will be rapidly accelerated."

"I am extremely excited to be joining Colliers International in a leadership role at this important time in our industry," said Harbert.

"I am convinced we will build a leading presence in the Tri-State area and Eastern Region and believe that with its global presence and unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional client experience through highly specialized and enterprising service professionals, Colliers International is well-positioned for accelerated growth in the years to come," he concluded. 

Most recently, Harbert was the chief operating officer for Cushman & Wakefield in the New York tri-state region and its area leader for the northeast. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2004, he was in senior leadership positions with Edward S. Gordon, Insignia/ESG and later CBRE.

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