Remington Keeps ‘Poker Face’ at Recent Charity Fundraiser

Over 200 Hotel Industry Participants Raise $12,000 at Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Phil Gordon and Robert Thompson of Celebrity Poker Showdown Host the Event

DALLAS, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Remington Hotel Corporation, the premier service provider to the hospitality industry(TM), announced that $12,300 was raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at its recent Texas Hold ‘Em charity poker event. Held on January 19 during the recent American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) conference, the Remington-hosted event brought together over 200 of the hotel industry’s brightest stars and deal makers for a night of high stakes poker and entertainment. Remington also announced that it expects to hold another charity Texas Hold ‘Em event at the NYU Investment Conference in June.

Phil Gordon and Robert Thompson of the Bravo! Channel’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown” were on hand for the event to provide their trademark commentary and let some of their skill and expertise rub off on the Texas Hold ‘Em attendees. Phil Gordon, expert poker analyst and co-host for “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” is a world-class poker player, adventure traveler, sports fan, and accomplished businessman. Robert Thompson, Tournament Director of “Celebrity Poker Showdown,”, and the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles, has been instrumental during his 24 years of gaming experience in finding dynamic ways to raise the bar on tournament competition.

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provides unrestricted grants to the families of military personnel who have given their lives in the current operations in defense of our country. The gifts, $10,000 to each dependent family and an additional $5,000 per child, are intended to help these families through any immediate or long-term financial difficulties they may face. This gift is made quietly and without fanfare, to protect the privacy of the families. The Fund’s goal is to support them in their time of need, and to ensure that they know that our nation appreciates the sacrifice they have made for us.

“We are proud to support such a worthy cause as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and honor the supreme sacrifice these soldiers have made to protect the liberties and values we cherish as a nation,” noted Mark Sharkey, Chief Operating Officer of Remington Hotel Corporation. “What a great night for our industry. At what we expect will be an industry staple for some time to come, over 200 of the best and brightest gathered for a night of cutthroat competition at the tables, deal making and great food. Where else could one combine all of these in one night? Phil Gordon and Robert Thompson were wonderful hosts and kept the ‘tournament’ exciting and humorous. We doubt they will be looking for any of us to join ‘Celebrity Poker Showdown’ anytime soon, but we look forward to having them come back for one of our next events.”

Mr. Sharkey added, “We plan to hold another charity Texas Hold ‘Em event during the NYU Investment Conference in June 2005 in New York. We encourage those interested in participating to get their names down ahead of time. The next event is guaranteed to be as exciting and well-attended as last month’s.”

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 Fallen Heroes Fund

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is supported entirely by donations. 100% of contributions from the public for this effort go to support military families; no administrative costs are deducted. The Fund’s Trustees underwrite all administrative costs.

Since 2000, the Fund has helped hundreds of military families. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund contribution is given without restriction, available for any needs the family may have. This gift has helped these families in many ways: providing a sufficient down payment for a house, flying parents to the funeral of their fallen child, providing schooling for children, and even more immediate needs such as buying food and other necessities. Some families have put the funds in a trust for their children’s education. Others have used them to establish support groups for families who are facing similar losses.

The Fund is currently contributing to the spouses and children of U.S. and British military personnel killed in action, as defined by the casualty offices of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom, in Operation Iraqi Freedom; and the spouses and children of U.S. military personnel killed in action in Afghanistan.

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