Gold Key|PHR Promotes Bryan Cuffee to Vice President

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Beach-based Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts™ has named Bryan D. Cuffee Vice President of Development.  The announcement was made by Robert Howard, Chief  Investment Officer.  Cuffee was formerly Director of Development. 

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Cuffee joined Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts in 1995.  In his 17 years with the company he has participated in the development of more than $200 million in real estate assets.  He is currently managing the development of $150 million in new projects, including Summer House Apartments, the Sidney Kellam Office Building and The Shops at 31 Ocean, all part of the 31Ocean mixed-use development.  Cuffee is also managing the construction of the recently announced Hilton Garden Inn on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at 35th Street.  Cuffee's experience includes the construction of hotels, resorts, office buildings, restaurants and retail shops and he has been instrumental in the company's public/private partnerships.

Cuffee was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Old Dominion University as well as a Construction Management Certificate from ODU.  He is a member of the Virginia Beach Development Authority; Virginia Beach Resort Advisory Committee; Virginia Beach Planning Design & Review Committee; Tidewater Builders Association; and the National Association of Home Builders.  He has also served as Treasurer of the Norfolk Middle Town Lions Club, Advisor to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and is a Charter Member of United Way African-American Leadership Giving Initiative.  He was named 2006 Manager of the Year by Gold Key|PHR Hotels & Resorts. 

 "Bryan Cuffee has been a key player during some of our company's most prolific development years," Howard said.  "He has provided a steady leadership hand in some very large development projects that has given our investors, lenders and city leaders an incredible level of confidence and trust.  We have a lot of new projects in the works right now and this promotion is just one indication of our confidence in Bryan to continue to lead our various development efforts."

About Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts

Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts is the Virginia Beach Oceanfront's number one employer with up to 2,400 associates in season.  The company owns and operates eight properties in the Mid-Atlantic region and oversees approximately 1,700 rooms including the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront ™.  The integrated hospitality firm owns and/or manages hotels, vacation ownership resorts and leading area restaurants including Mahi Mah's ™, Catch 31™ and Salacia ™. Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Visit us at www.goldkeyphr.com.

SOURCE Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts



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