Peachtree Hotel Group Names Brent LeBlanc Senior Vice President to Help Fuel Growth

  Peachtree Hotel Group Names Brent LeBlanc Senior Vice President to Help Fuel

            Industry Veteran to Head Up Company’s New Texas Office

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- February 25, 2013

Officials of Peachtree Hotel Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel
acquisition, management, development and ownership groups, today announced
that industry veteran Brent LeBlanc has joined the company as senior vice
president. His primary responsibilities will focus on sourcing new
acquisitions, developments and third-party management opportunities, as well
as enhancing Peachtree’s brand relationships.

“Brent brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our rapidly expanding
team,” said Greg Friedman, Peachtree CEO. “In addition, our executive team
members have had a close personal and working relationship for more than 15
years. When we looked to increasing our platform, Brent was an obvious choice
because we know he is a perfect cultural fit to our team. He brings a dynamic
to the table we did not have previously, and we are confident he will play a
key role as Peachtree executes its expanded growth strategy.”

With nearly two decades of hospitality experience, LeBlanc most recently was
vice president of franchise development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide. He guided a team of senior development directors in the launch of
the lifestyle-branded aloft and Element flags. He also was instrumental in the
growth of the Westin, Sheraton, Luxury Collection, Le Meridian and Four Points
brands along the West Coast. Prior to that, he was vice president of franchise
development for La Quinta Companies where he helped establish a record-setting
franchise program for the West Coast and launch the Baymont Inn & Suites
franchise program. Additionally, he holds a business degree from Southeastern
Louisiana University.

With Peachtree’s sights firmly set upon greater expansion, LeBlanc will run
the company’s newly opened Western region office in Houston, Texas. “I believe
we are well positioned to add 10-12 assets in this part of the country over
the next two to three years,” LeBlanc said. “We will equally pursue
acquisitions and third-party management opportunities that fit Peachtree’s
strategic profile of select service and extended stay premium-branded hotels.”

With his deep background in the hospitality franchise community, LeBlanc also
will further strengthen Peachtree’s brand relationships. “I’ve been involved
with many brands,” he noted. “I intend to leverage my experience and
relationships to aggressively expand our portfolio.”

Peachtree Hotel Group invests, operates and develops premium-branded, select-
and limited-service and extended-stay hotel assets under the Marriott,
Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. Since
its inception, Peachtree has acquired or developed more than $250 million of
hotel properties and first mortgage notes. Peachtree currently owns, operates
and invests in 3,492 hotel guest rooms in 38 assets throughout the United
States, comprised of a real estate portfolio of 20 assets and a note portfolio
of 18 assets. For more information, please visit


Peachtree Hotel Group
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