White Lodging Assumes Management of Embassy Suites West Palm Beach The hotel will remain under the leadership of General Manager Jay Badillo

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging is pleased to announce it has assumed the management contract of the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Airport Hotel, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust.

"We believe West Palm Beach is a vibrant, exciting part of Florida and are looking forward to bringing the White Lodging culture to the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach," said David Lanterman, regional vice president at White Lodging. "We are fortunate that so many of the associates at the hotel chose to stay and start careers within White Lodging."

Key members of the hotel's executive leadership team including General Manager Jay Badillo, Controller and HR Manager Nieka Lindsey, Executive Chef Jacob Gardner and Chief Engineer Matthew Monahan will continue to work at the hotel.

"My team and I are thrilled to be part of the White Lodging family," Badillo said. "I believe with White Lodging's guidance, we will take this hotel to the next level with our attention to guest service."

The hotel offers 194 suites and more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests may enjoy a complimentary evening reception with cocktails and snacks, and will wake up to a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, dry sauna and Jacuzzi, a 24-hour fitness center, a complimentary shuttle to the airport and City Place Shopping Center, and a 24-hour business center. The hotel also offers guests access to the Atrium Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The hotel has the Certified Green Lodging designation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The Embassy Suites West Palm Beach is located directly off I-95 across from the Palm Beach International Airport, just minutes from the shopping and dining of City Place and Worth Avenue, and a short distance from the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Kravis Center. More than 160 public and private golf clubs are nearby for guests to enjoy.

White Lodging manages two other hotels in West Palm Beach, the Hampton Inn West Palm Beach and the Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach.

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company focused on developing and operating premium-branded hotels in growing urban markets across the United States. The company is a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels. Its current portfolio consists of more than 163 hotels in 21 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands:  Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotel Group and InterContinental Hotel Group.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. With the addition of this hotel, RLJ now owns 149 properties, comprised of 147 hotels with approximately 23,100 rooms and two planned conversions, located in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information about RLJ Lodging Trust, please visit www.rljlodgingtrust.com/

Contact:
Kathleen Quilligan
Phone:  219.472.2861
Fax: 219.472.2273

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SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation



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