Remington Hotel Corporation Recognized by AAA for Property Management Excellence

Remington Managed Marietta Conference Center & Resort Receives AAA Four Diamond Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Hosts AAA Auto Club South’s 2005 Four and Five Diamond Award Presentation

DALLAS and MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Remington Hotel Corporation, the premier service provider to the hospitality industry(TM), announced that the Marietta Conference Center and Resort has received the prestigious Four Diamond Award rating from AAA Auto Club South, AAA’s third largest affiliate, for the sixth consecutive year. The award represents the highest levels of quality and service for lodging and dining experiences. Diamond Award winners are recognized for consistently delivering premier experiences complete with superior personal service, first-class amenities and impressive surroundings. Only three percent of AAA-rated lodges and restaurants receive this high level of excellence.

Remington also hosted the AAA Auto Club South’s Four and Five Diamond Award Presentation at the Marietta Conference Center and Resort on Monday, January 31. Among metro Atlanta properties and restaurants, there were 22 Four Diamond recipients and 5 Five Diamond recipients. Spurgeon Richardson, President and CEO of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, served as the guest speaker at one of the most eagerly anticipated and coveted awards dinners in the hospitality industry.

Located on Powder Springs Street one-half mile from historic Marietta Square and conveniently located only 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, the conference center boasts 20,000 square feet of meeting space with 19 dedicated conference rooms, including a 6,500-square-foot ballroom. Each room features state-of-the-art amenities designed to maximize meeting productivity and exceed all IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) requirements. The resort features an 18-hole par 71 championship golf course and 200 magnificently appointed rooms that offer traditional furnishings with a rich mahogany finish that are reminiscent of the style and elegance of 1850′s Georgia.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Sharkey, Chief Operating Officer of Remington, stated, “This is a prestigious award that we are honored to receive on behalf of the City of Marietta and our team of highly qualified associates at Marietta Conference Center & Resort. The AAA Four Diamond award conveys to our guests and meeting planners that they should expect only the very best in terms of quality, service and guest experience. In a city known for its Southern hospitality, we are accustomed to very high standards of excellence.”

Jim Keller, General Manager of Marietta Conference Center & Resort, added, “We are proud to note that this is the sixth consecutive year we have received the Four Diamond award. Coveted by hotels and resorts across the country, this award demonstrates the extent we have been able to provide an ideal place for residents, meeting attendees and visitors to enjoy the history of the Marietta area.”

Bill Dunaway, Mayor of Marietta, stated, “The Marietta Conference Center & Resort is one of the most visible and important draws for meetings and tourism. This award tells professional meeting planners from all walks of life all over the world that Marietta is one of the few places they can host their event and be assured of first-class amenities, service, unique shopping, championship golf and world famous Southern hospitality.”

About Remington Hotel Corporation

Remington is the premier service provider to the hospitality industry. One of the largest independent hotel service companies in the United States, Dallas-based Remington currently has 46 hotels under property management, 40 ongoing project management jobs and 33 hotels under asset management. Over the past 35 years, the owners of Remington have acquired, developed and sold more than 200 hotel assets.

About the AAA Four and Five-Diamond Ratings

The four and five diamond symbol is included in Marietta Conference Center and Resort’s listing in the 2005 AAA Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina’s TourBook guide, in print and on AAA’s Website, aaa.com. AAA’s more than 47 million members depend upon the TourBook guides to assist them with their travel-related decisions. An establishment’s diamond rating is often the deciding factor when members choose a lodging or restaurant.

More than 65 AAA/CAA tourism editors visit over 70,000 lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants and attractions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Tourism editors conduct unannounced evaluations of lodgings and restaurants, scrutinizing such areas as cleanliness, ambiance amenities and service.

AAA has included lodging information in its travel publications since the early 1900′s. The association began rating hotels and other accommodations in 1963, adopting the current rating systems in 1977 in celebration of AAA’s 75th anniversary. Evaluations and diamond ratings of restaurants began in 1986.

AAA Auto Club South is the third largest affiliate of AAA with more than 3.7 million members in Florida, Georgia and the western two-thirds of Tennessee.

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