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Posted On: November / 2002

Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Newest Hotel has New Manager

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 11/06/02-David Berger has been appointed General Manager of the new 156-room Hampton Inn® Hotel at 250 N. Andrews Ave. in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The announcement was made by Chris Cargen, CEO of Hospitality America, Inc. of Brentwood, TN, the management company.

As General Manager, Mr. Berger will direct all areas of hotel operations, including guest services, sales and marketing, and hotel administration.

"The Hampton Inn® City Center in Ft. Lauderdale is a fabulous new hotel which complements the growth and revitalization of Downtown. I'm excited about the responsibilities I have assumed and opportunities that will come. Our purpose is to meet and satisfy the lodging needs of the downtown community. The Boat Show and Film Festival have demonstrated our success in achieving this goal. Our staff has met the challenge. We will continue to provide upscale guestrooms and hotel services at moderate prices," commented Mr. Berger.

Prior to joining the Hampton Inn team, Mr. Berger held positions as Operations Manager with Hyatt® in Boca Raton, Florida, Lodging Director with Clarion® Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, and General Manager with Prime Hospitality in both Tampa and Jupiter, Florida. Mr. Berger received a degree in Hotel Administration from Lynn University.

"Based on David's outstanding record in hotel management, we are confident that he will deliver the quality service and satisfaction our guests expect," said Chris Cargen.

The Hampton Inn® City Center is the first newly constructed hotel in downtown Ft. Lauderdale in over 60 years. It offers a complement of services and amenities, including free high-speed internet access in each guest room, as well as refrigerators, microwaves and safes in all rooms. Hotel features include gated parking, an on-site convenience store, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, room service, free use of a 24 hour business center, free local telephone calls, meeting facilities for up to 110 people, and much more.

In addition, all Hampton Inn® Hotels offer an unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which assures guests that they will be completely satisfied or their night's stay is free. As part of the Hilton® Family of Hotels, guests receive Hilton Honors® points as well as expected clean, comfortable accommodations and friendly, reliable service.

Mr. Berger is a resident of Coral Springs, Florida.

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