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Lerner Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Fallsgrove Hilton® Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg

Rockville, Maryland, April 8, 2010 –  Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer is proud to announce that the Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Rockville • Gaithersburg will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in the dual-branded hotels.  The hotels are solidly booked and reservations to date have exceeded the company’s expectations.  The project is owned and developed by Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, Maryland and will be managed by Urgo Hotels of Bethesda, Maryland.

The Honorable Phyllis Marcuccio, Mayor of Rockville, council members, media representatives and other dignitaries have been invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“The Hilton dual-branded hotel is a true success story due to the unrelenting hard work and dedication of everyone involved.  Every individual, from county officials, inspectors and our construction and development teams should be proud of what has been accomplished and of making a vision, a truly spectacular reality,” stated Arthur N. Fuccillo, Executive Vice President of Development and Construction for Lerner.

FOR THE MOST RECENT HOTEL CONSTRUCTION PICTURES,
PLEASE VISIT: FallsgroveOffice.com.

About the Fallsgrove Hilton® Garden Inn and Fallsgrove Homewood Suites

The two-tower, 199-room Hilton complex is a unique brand concept that allows both affordably priced Hilton Garden Inn guests and extended-stay Homewood Suites visitors to stay at the same convenient location. Both hotels share access to amenities such as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, a 24-hour full service business center, a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, and Precor® fitness facility. The hotels include distinct design elements and upgraded appointments that are carried throughout the lobby and rooms for each brand.  The hotels are located within the I-270 Technology Corridor off of Shady Grove Road, within walking distance of the Fallsgrove Village Shopping Center, Fallsgrove Village Office Center, and adjacent to the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Johns Hopkins University Life Sciences Center.

The 112-room Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn Rockville • Gaithersburg’s amenities include:

  • Flat-screen televisions
  • Refrigerator, coffee maker and oversized work desks in each room
  • PrintSpots™ Mobile Printing
  • Luxurious Garden Sleep System® bed

The 87-room Fallsgrove Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg’s amenities include:

  • Studio, one and two-bedroom suites
  • Separate living and sleeping areas with luxury appointments for each room
  • Fully equipped kitchens with utensils and appliances
  • Flat-screen televisions
  • Refrigerator, coffee maker and oversized work desk

Some of the shared hotel amenities include:

  • An indoor swimming pool
  • A Precor® Fitness Center
  • Multiple meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Outdoor patio and restaurant/bar
  • High-speed Wi-Fi access

The architect for the project is Gordon & Greenburg Architects of Cabin John, Maryland.  The General Contractor for the development is Herman Stewart of Lanham, Maryland. The interior was designed by George Conte Design of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

The Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites hotel are walking distance to Lerner’s two other completed award-winning developments:  Fallsgrove Village Office Center, a 75,000 square foot Class ‘A’ office | medical | retail building and  Fallsgrove Village Center, featuring over 30 shops and restaurants such as Safeway, Chipotle, Mamma Lucia, FedEx Office, Panera Bread, Starbucks and Cheeburger Cheeburger, among many others.

The Fallsgrove Hilton® Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton® add to Lerner’s hotel portfolio which includes the Greenbelt Marriott® in Greenbelt, Maryland, The Residence Inn by Marriott®-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre, and the Courtyard by Marriott® at Dulles Town Center in Dulles, Virginia.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises (Lerner.com) of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use real estate.  This includes planning, development, construction, leasing, and asset and property management.  Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities.  Lerner's portfolio has several well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center (DullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (Tysons2.com), McLean, VA; Fallsgrove Village Office Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com), Rockville, MD; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; Washington Square (WashingtonSquareDC.com), 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; Flint Hill Office Park (FlintHillOfficePark.com), Fairfax, VA; 7799 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA; and 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, Dulles Town Center (ShopDullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; and White Flint Mall (ShopWhiteFlint.com), North Bethesda, MD, among many others.

Lerner’s newest trophy office building, co-developed with The Tower Companies, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com) in Rockville, Maryland, is the first multi-tenant commercial building in the Washington area with LEED® Platinum Certification. The project was awarded the 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year, the 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Award, the first building in the State of Maryland to achieve “Designed to Earn Energy Star” by the American Institute of Architects and was certified as the first LEED® Platinum office building in the State of Maryland and is eligible for Maryland Green Building Tax Credits.  Lerner’s new corporate headquarters, located in 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard was recently certified LEED® CI Gold by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and was awarded the Metro Washington Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2009 ‘Excellence in Construction’ Award.

Lerner has been the recipient of numerous NAIOP and other industry awards (Lerner.com/Awards.html) in its 58-year history including the Honor Award for Design Excellence in the Fairfax County 2009 Exceptional Design Awards Program for 1800 Tysons Boulevard in The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.

About Urgo Hotels

Urgo Hotels, of Bethesda, Maryland, is an award-winning company recognized among the top 100 hotel developers by Hotel Business Magazine.  Since 1981, Urgo Hotels has specialized in building, developing, owning and operating hotels across a wide range of brands.  Urgo hotels also offers a solid track record in asset management.

For more information, visit: UrgoHotels.com.