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Urgo Hotels Hires General Manager for New Fallsgrove
Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites by Hilton in Rockville • Gaithersburg Scheduled to Open February 2010

Rockville, Maryland, September 23, 2009 -  Urgo Hotels of Bethesda, Maryland, the hotel management company for the Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn Rockville • Gaithersburg and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg is pleased to announce that Marco Fuentes has been named  General Manager of the new two-tower 199-room Hilton complex, scheduled to open in February, 2010.  The hotels are located on Shady Grove Road just off the I-270 Technology Corridor and within the Fallsgrove master planned community in Rockville, Maryland.  The hotel project is being developed by Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, Maryland.

Mr. Fuentes, a twelve year hospitality management veteran, will join Urgo Hotels from the Sheraton Rockville where he was the General Manager.  His previous roles have included various roles in the hospitality industry from Director of Operations, to Food & Beverage Management within the Starwood franchise family.

The 135,000 square foot six-story dual-brand Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton will share a common area that will connect the two hotels.  The hotels include distinct design elements that will be carried throughout the lobby and rooms for each brand.  The hotels will be located on Shady Grove Road and adjacent to the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and the Johns Hopkins  University Life Sciences Center.

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

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

The 87-room Fallsgrove Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg 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 PrecorŽ Fitness Center
  • Multiple meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Restaurant/Bar with outdoor patio
  • 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 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.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises 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 office, retail, hotel and residential real estate.  This includes planning, development, construction, leasing, 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 current hotel portfolio includes the Courtyard by Marriott at Dulles Town Center and the Residence Inn by Marriott - Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre in Dulles, Virginia, and the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, Maryland, recently awarded Hotel of the Year by Marriott International.

Recent awards include the 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year for 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (LEEDŽ Platinum Certification), the 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Award and 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 and the ABC Excellence in Construction Award for their Corporate Headquarters at 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard. NAIOP awards have also been awarded for Fallsgrove Village Office Center; 1650, 1750 and 1800 Tysons Boulevard; and 21000 Atlantic Boulevard in The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center.

About Urgo Hotels

Urgo Hotels, of Bethesda, Maryland, is an award-winning hospitality management 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.

For more information, visit: UrgoHotels.com.