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Rob Cote rejoins Alliance Hospitality as Vice President of Operations

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Hospitality, a hospitality management company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, today announced the appointment of Rob Cote to the position of Vice President of Operations. Cote will report to Rolf Tweeten, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Mr. Cote served as Vice President of Operations for Interstate Hotels and Resorts. He worked closely with hotel general managers to improve operating results for a portfolio of hotels owned by Inland American REIT. His business acumen, assessment skills and leadership resulted in significant improvements across all metrics of the balanced scorecard for the portfolio. Mr. Cote initially joined Alliance Hospitality in 2009 and contributed to the growth and expansion of the company's managed hotel portfolio. During his tenure, he directed the acclaimed Aloft Chapel Hill, which was chosen as the Hotel of the Year for Aloft branded hotels by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Prior to joining Alliance Hospitality, Mr. Cote held the distinctive positions of Vice President of Operation and Regional Director of Operations for both Shaner Hotel Group and Noble Investment Group as well as over 15 years of operations experience with Marriott International. The scope of his engagements included full service, extended stay, and select service hotels. Mr. Cote also served on Marriott's Business Council in 1995 and 1996 that created the foundation of today's cluster sales & marketing platform.

In his new role with Alliance Hospitality, Mr. Cote is responsible for oversight of a portfolio of Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Starwood Hotels within the managed division of the hotel management company. Rolf Tweeten commented, "Rob's expertise in hotel operations, combined with his extensive experience with working with hotel owners and investors will advance our goal of providing the highest caliber of operations support to the Alliance Hospitality portfolio of hotels."

For more information on Alliance Hospitality, please call (919) 791-1801 or visit www.alliancehospitality.com.

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About Alliance Hospitality Management:
Alliance Hospitality is an innovative next-generation hospitality management company, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alliance was founded in 2003 to manage lodging assets for institutional investment groups, individual owners and lenders. Alliance Hospitality provides value by developing the highest caliber hospitality professionals, and through implementing proprietary tools and unique processes to create a comprehensive hospitality management system. The Alliance portfolio of full-service, extended stay, all-suite, and select service hotels includes hotels operating under agreements with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Carlson, Wyndham, Choice, and Starwood as well as Independent hotels.

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