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CNL Executive to Speak at Mountain Tourism Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CNL Financial Group's Senior Managing Director Steve Rice will speak at The ASSEMBLY's annual mountain tourism conference being held January 28 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

CNL Lifestyle Properties, a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), is the nation's largest owner of ski resorts. Rice is the executive leader of the REIT's ski and mountain portfolio, which includes 24 properties across the United States and Canada.

The conference, titled "Mapping our journey: Waypoints toward new realities," is a collaboration of North American mountain resorts, associations and public sector organizations that will meet to examine the current state and future of the industry. Rice will speak about the key trends and issues driving change at mountain resorts, including technological advances, marketplace demographics, capital availability, supply of lodging, and the importance of authenticity and delivery of brand promise. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion following the talk.

"I am honored to be invited to speak at this conference and share my thoughts on the future of the mountain resort industry," Rice said. "I also look forward to hearing from other ski and mountain experts and getting their perspectives on the challenges and trends that continue to shape our industry."

Other speakers who will join Rice at The ASSEMBLY include: Brent Bellm, president and COO of HomeAway; Thomas Frey, senior futurist and executive director of The DaVinci Institute; Bill Jensen, recently retired CEO of Vail Resorts, Inc.; and Harry Frampton III, managing partner of East West Partners.

About CNL Lifestyle Properties

CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of 105 properties in the United States and Canada in the lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., CNL Lifestyle Properties specializes in the acquisition of ski and mountain lifestyle, attractions, golf, marinas, senior housing and additional lifestyle properties. For more information, visit CNLLifestyleREIT.com.

About CNL Financial Group

CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a leading private investment management firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $29 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit CNL.com.

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