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Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites By Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg Open for Reservations – Urgo Hotels Hires Director of Sales & Marketing

Rockville, Maryland, December 22, 2009 - Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and Urgo Hotels of Bethesda, Maryland, the hotel management company for the Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg are pleased to announce that reservations are now being accepted for arrivals starting April 22, 2010. The new, two-tower 199-room Hilton complex is located on Shady Grove Road within 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, and is scheduled to open in March, 2010.

Reservations for the Hilton Garden Inn Rockville • Gaithersburg can be made by visiting www.rockvillegaithersburg.hgi.com or by calling 1.877.STAY.HGI.

For the Homewood Suites Rockville • Gaithersburg reservations can be made by visiting www.rockvillegaithersburg.homewoodsuites.com or by calling 1.800.CALL.HOME.

Hilton Honors members can make reservation by calling 1.800.446.6677.

Urgo Hotels has hired Michael Anderson as the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Fallsgrove Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville • Gaithersburg. Mr. Anderson, a six year sales and marketing veteran, joins Urgo Hotels after positions with Doubletree Hotels, Wyndham Hotel & Resorts, and Hilton.

The 135,000 square foot six-story dual-brand 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 are located will be located within the I-270 Technology Corridor off of 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’s amenities include:

  • Flat-screen televisions
  • Refrigerator, coffee maker and oversized work desks in each room
  • PrintSpots™ Mobile Printing
  • Luxurious Garden Sleep SystemŽ 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 PrecorŽ 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 building and  Fallsgrove Village Center, featuring over 30 shops and restaurants such as Safeway, Chipotle, Mamma Lucia, FedEx Kinko’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks and Cheeburger Cheeburger, among many others.

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 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, hotels and residential communities.  Lerner's retail portfolio has several well-known developments including: Dulles Town Center (ShopDullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; White Flint (ShopWhiteFlint.com), North Bethesda, MD; Fallsgrove Village Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com), Rockville, MD; Annapolis Harbour Center (AnnapolisHarbourCenter.com.com), Annapolis, MD, among many others.

Lerner’s newest trophy office building, co-developed with The Tower Companies, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com) in Rockville, MD, is the first multi-tenant commercial building in the Washington area with LEEDŽ 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 LEEDŽ 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 LEEDŽ 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 57-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.