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Courtyard by Marriott breaks ground in Portland, ME

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Portland, Me March 5, 2013 – Vin Veroneau, President of JB Brown & Sons and a group of investors began construction on a 131 room Courtyard by Marriott in the Old Port at the corner of Maple and Commercial streets. The project will include a 7100 sq. ft. restaurant and 14 luxury apartments on the top floor. The hotel expects to be open for the summer of 2014.

Courtyard by Marriott is one of the world’s leading hotel brands and is aimed at business travelers. This hotel will showcase the newest design elements and will be one of the first Courtyards with the new prototype aimed at exciting younger business travelers and families. The Courtyard Bistro serves Starbucks all day as well as breakfast, dinner and drinks. Phil Borkowski, Vice President of the Courtyard brand suggests; “The Old Port is a perfect location to help launch the exciting new Courtyard design. It provides for the needs of the Boomers and the Millennium generations.” Vin Veroneau explains, “JB Brown has been vested in the community since 1845 and we believe that our investment in this project shows our continued enthusiasm and commitment to Portland.” Sean Riley, CEO, Maine Course Hospitality Group, remarks, “Partnering with such a strong community based leader on this exciting project is perfect for our company.”

This downtown hotel will feature three meeting rooms, a state of the art fitness room, valet parking and indoor pool. Many rooms will offer views of Portland Harbor. The Bistro provides media booths with TV’s and a place for impromptu meetings. The interactive “Go Board” enhances Guest services. Marriott Rewards, the guest rewards program, is one of the top programs in the world.

Portland based JB Brown is one of the oldest and largest property owners in Portland, focusing on perpetual ownership for over 185 years. Freeport based Maine Course Hospitality Group, owns and operates hotels throughout New England and is one of Maine’s largest Marriott franchisees.

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Pictures from L – R: Greg Mitchell, Portland Economic Development; Mark Rees, City Manager; Barbara Whitten, CVB; Gary Quintiliani, Bangor Savings; Michael Brennan, Mayor; Vin Veroneau, JB Brown; Sean Riley; Maine Course Hospitality; Jim Cohen, Portland Chamber; Jason Blais, Opechee Construction; Janis Beitzer, Portland Downtown District

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Sean Riley
207-865-6105 Ext 105
sean@mchg.com
www.mchg.com

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MCHG recognized by Marriott

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Phoenix, AZ December 15, 2012 Maine Course Hospitality Group, (MCHG) a Maine based hotel management company, was recognized by Marriott at the recent Owners Conference in Phoenix. Sean Riley, President & CEO, MCHG accepted the Horizon Award on behalf of its leaders and associates. Marriott President and CEO, Arne Sorenson and members of the Executive team presented the award.

The Horizon Award recognizes the best of the best that Marriott does business with. Winners truly embody the Marriott “Spirit to Serve” Culture. Joe Carrillo, VP Marriott explains: “Maine Course has focused on continuous improvement, they have instilled throughout their organization, a willingness to explore new ideas. Every member of their team, from senior leadership to hourly associates, is encouraged to explore new ways of doing business, building a powerful service culture.” He concludes, “What makes this company “tick” is a team that truly cares about being the best at what they do in every facet of their business”

Maine Course Hospitality Group operates 13 hotels throughout New England including numerous brands with Marriott, Hilton, Best Western and some independents hotels. Maine Course is also a third party management company offering a full array of services for select service hotel.

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Picture L-R:
Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott; Sean Riley, President and CEO, MCHG; Bob McCarthy, President, Marriott International; David Grissen, Group President, Liam Brown, President and COO Select Service brands.

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Hampton Inn Augusta, ME Opens

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Augusta, Me. June 15, 2012 The Hampton Inn Augusta, located on Western Avenue, opened its doors for business on Thursday, June 15th. Sean Riley, President and CEO for Maine Course Hospitality Group, commented “we are very happy with the finished product and quality of the Hampton Team team. Our Hilton Honors members have been waiting for a Hilton branded hotel in the Capital City.”

Gordon Clark, General Manager, mentions “we were very encouraged with the high quality candidates in the Augusta market. The level of excitement and quality of this team is outstanding. Maine Course Hospitality Group has been a great partner of Hilton for years. The quality of their operations is second to none. Hilton Honors members will be happy to finally stay in Augusta.”

The Augusta Hampton Inn will feature an indoor pool & fitness room, free hot breakfast, business center and free high-speed internet access. There will be a “Suite Shop” where guests can buy snacks & sundries. Hilton Honors, the guest rewards program, is one of the finest in the world and will allow guests to redeem points for hotels or airlines. Having Margarita’s Mexican Grill and Enterprise Car Rental on the premises will be great amenities for guests.

The Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group operates 13 hotels throughout New England including the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Augusta and Brunswick, Maine as well as Hampton Inn’s in Bath and Thomaston, Maine, all award winning hotels within their perspective brands.

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Boutique Hotel Opens Near Dartmouth College

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Hanover, NH February 14, 2011 The Six South Street Hotel, located in downtown Hanover, opened its doors for business this past weekend. Sean Riley, Chief Operating Officer for Maine Course Hospitality Group commented, “We are very happy with the finished product and quality of the Six South team. They were ready for their first guest and the Winter Carnival crowds.”

Don Bruce, General Manager, explains, “Close to 500 people toured the facility during the final phases of construction. There was an overwhelming feeling of excitement from the community to have a stylish boutique hotel in downtown Hanover. There are lots of great restaurants and hotels in the area, but this one is unique and will add a fun and lively option. Guest comments over the weekend were extremely positive.”

The Six South Street Hotel, with its 69 rooms, is designed to show a New York Flare with warm, yet lively colors. This Uptown hotel in Downtown Hanover is just 2 blocks from Dartmouth Green and The Hop. It features the Bistro At Six (a lively restaurant and lounge), a library with media booths, high speed wireless internet, valet parking, 37 inch HD TV’s and a rather stylish design. www.sixsouth.com

Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group (www.mchg.com) will own and operate this hotel. They also own and operate12 hotels throughout New England with Marriott and Hilton brands, as well as 3 restaurants in Maine. Six South Street is the first Boutique Hotel in its portfolio.

For Group or corporate information, contact Michael.Hartson@sixsouth.com 603-643-0600

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Sean Riley
207-865-6105 Ext 105
sean@mchg.com
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Hotel Goes Green in the Town of The Big Green

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Hanover, NH January 8, 2011 —Six South Street Hotel has just fired up its new heating system. The new hotel will use “geothermal” energy to heat and cool the hotel. Sean Riley, Chief Operating Officer of parent company Maine Course Hospitality Group explains; “We have become environmental leaders at many of our hotels throughout New England. This will be the biggest step we have taken thus far.”

Geothermal is a method of using the heat stored in groundwater. Four 1,500 foot deep wells surround the hotel, all of which are connected to a series of pumps and an elaborate control system. The groundwater is routed through heat exchangers, which capture energy from the groundwater, and transfer that energy to an internal heating/cooling water supply loop. The internal water loop delivers energy to high efficiency heat pumps, which heat and cool the spaces within the building. By avoiding fossil fuels as a heating source, geothermal energy provides an energy source that is both cost effective and environmentally friendly.

“Engineers estimate significant savings in the range of 40% in Electric versus our typical hotel electric heat and air conditioning units. The system is more expensive, but we believe the cost savings and environmental savings will be well worth it,” Riley explains. In addition to these savings, the hotel will use energy efficient equipment, compact florescent lighting and an Ozone laundry system. The Ozone equipment uses only cold water and reduces the number of cycles, while saving electricity and water.

Six South Street Hotel, with its 69 rooms, is expected to open Early 2011. This Uptown hotel in Downtown Hanover is just 2 blocks from Dartmouth Green and The Hop. This boutique style
hotel features a restaurant and lounge, library with media booths, high speed wireless internet, valet parking, 37 inch HD TV’s and a rather edgy design. There are also 10 restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. www.sixsouth.com

The Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group (www.mchg.com) also owns and operates hotels and restaurants throughout New England under such brands as Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Best Western. MCHG added two new hotels in New Hampshire last year; The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Exeter and the TownePlace Suites in Gilford.

The hotel is slated to open in early to mid-February and is taking reservation online at www.sixsouth.com

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Sean Riley
207-865-6105 Ext 105
sean@mchg.com
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Six South Street Hotel Chooses Sales Leader

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Hanover, NH October 7, 2010 — Don Bruce, General Manager of Six South Street Hotel, recently announced the selection of Michael Hartson as the Director of Sales of the new boutique hotel in Hanover, NH. Most recently, Mr. Hartson was Director of Sales and Operations at the Hanover Inn. Retiring after 15 years there, he decided to re-enter the world of Hotel Sales.

Mr. Bruce explains, “Michael is the perfect candidate for Six South Street Hotel. He is a seasoned sales professional with great ties to the Hanover and Dartmouth Communities.” “I am excited to not only have the opportunity to reconnect with my many friends in the community, but to offer them a top notch facility,” Mr. Hartson remarks. Sean Riley, COO, Maine Course Hospitality Group, describes Michael, “He exemplifies the perfect sales professional; he is loved in the community, very respectful and full of energy.”

Six South Street Hotel, with its 69 rooms, is expected to open Early 2011. This Uptown hotel in Downtown Hanover is just 2 blocks from Dartmouth Green and The Hop. This boutique style hotel features a restaurant and lounge, library with media booths, high speed wireless internet, valet parking, 37 inch HD TV’s and a rather edgy design. There are also 10 restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. www.sixsouth.com

The Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group (www.mchg.com) also owns and operates hotels and restaurants throughout New England under such brands as Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Best Western. MCHG added two new hotels in New Hampshire last year; The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Exeter and the TownePlace Suites in Gilford.

For Corporate or Group information, contact Michael Hartson Michael.Hartson@sixsouth.com

Contact:
Sean Riley
207-865-6105 Ext 105
sean@mchg.com
www.mchg.com

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Hampton Inn Ribbon Cutting

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Bath, Maine June 26, 2010—The Hampton Inn at 140 Commercial Street in Bath celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Over 100 people joined in the celebration held Thursday night. The official ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the US Naval Cadet Color Guard of Bath. Kristen Kordo, Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen, 2009 sang the National Anthem.The theme of the evening took on an air of excitement about the community. Sean Riley, COO of Maine Course Hospitality Group which owns the Hampton remarked, “Bath has welcomed us with open arms. We expect to be active community members.” Arikka Knights, Miss Maine 2010 made her first public appearance and spoke of her platform which involves giving back to the community. Bill Giroux, Bath City Manager expressed how pleased he was that the City and owners worked so well together to produce this waterfront facility.

Karen Whitman, of Hilton Hotels, announced that the Hampton Inn Bath had won “The Outstanding Developer Award” for this project. This award is given to an owner who achieved extraordinary accomplishments as it relates to unique development. “This project took an area of town that had been dormant for years and revitalized the area. It took on characteristics of both historic Downtown and the residential area,” explains Whitman.

The new Hampton Inn, with its 94 rooms, is ideally located in downtown Bath and enjoys water views and park views. The Hotel has a meeting room for up to 35 people, an indoor pool & spa, High Speed Internet Access, “on the house” hot breakfast, and of course Hampton’s, highly regarded, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. The Hampton participates in Hilton Honors, which is one of the top frequent travelers programs in the world.

For corporate account information or group reservations, contact Brigit Cavanagh Brigit.Cavanagh@hilton.com or by phone 207-386-1310.

Picture from Left to Right: Jennifer Libby, General Manager; Senator Seth Goodall; Paul Lohnes, Partner; Peter Anastos, Partner; Bill Giroux, City Manager; Sean Riley, COO, MCHG

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New Hanover Hotel Chooses Top Leader

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Hanover, NH June 7, 2010 — Sean Riley, Chief Operating Officer for Maine Course Hospitality Group, recently announced the selection of Don Bruce as the General Manager of the new Six South Street Hotel in Hanover, NH. Most recently, Mr. Bruce was with Hart hotels where he opened and operated the Hawthorne Suites in Burlington, VT. This 25-year hospitality veteran has worked in various Sales and Management positions including leading brands such as Hilton Hotels as well as independent hotels.Riley explains, “Don is the perfect candidate for Six South Street Hotel. He is a seasoned veteran who has proven himself as a great leader with his associates and within the communities in which he has worked.” “I am excited to be part of the Hanover/Dartmouth community. We’ve begun developing relationships with a number of the departments at Dartmouth and look forward to serving them.” says Mr. Bruce. He explains, “Introducing this boutique hotel in downtown Hanover will give alumni and parents just another option to the great lodging facilities already in town.”

The Six South Street Hotel, with its 69 rooms, is expected to open late this year. This Uptown hotel in Downtown Hanover is just 2 blocks from Dartmouth Green and The Hop. This boutique style hotel features a restaurant and lounge, library with media booths, high speed wireless internet, valet parking, 37 inch HD TV’s and a rather edgy design. There are also 10 restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. www.sixsouth.com

The Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group (www.mchg.com) also owns and operates hotels and restaurants throughout New England under such brands as Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Best Western. MCHG added two new hotels in New Hampshire last year; The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Exeter and the TownePlace Suites in Gilford.

For Corporate or Group information, contact Don Bruce Donald.Bruce@sixsouth.com

Contact:
Sean Riley
207-865-6105 Ext 105
sean@mchg.com
www.mchg.com

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Uptown Hotel in Downtown Bath

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Bath, Maine May 22, 2010 — Maine Course Hospitality Group (MCHG) announces the opening of the Hampton Inn in downtown Bath, Maine. This downtown Hotel is located at 140 Commercial in Bath, just a short walk from shops, restaurants and lounges. “Hampton puts each new hotel through a rigorous inspection and this hotel did an outstanding job,” according to Daniel Blagg of Hilton Hotels.

Sean Riley, Chief Operating Officer of MCHG explains; “This has to be one of our most exciting projects we have done. To build a hotel in a downtown location with water views is extremely unique.” Jenn Libby, the GM of the Hampton remarks, “What an overwhelming feeling of acceptance we have received from the community. We invite all our neighbors to stop by for a tour.”The new Hampton Inn Bath/Brunswick, with its 94 rooms, opened this weekend. The hotel has a meeting room, indoor pool and spa, 37 flat screen HD TV’s, High Speed Internet Access, “on the house” hot breakfast, and of course Hampton’s famous 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. The Hampton participates in Hilton Honors, which is one of the top frequent travelers programs in the world.

The Freeport-based Maine Course Hospitality Group (www.mchg.com) also operates the Hampton Inn & Suites in Rockland, Homewood Suites in Scarborough, Courtyard by Marriott in S. Portland & Bangor, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Brunswick, Augusta, & Exeter, NH, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Augusta, Best Western in Freeport, TownePlace Suites in Gilford, NH and Rockport Inn & Suites in Rockport, MA

For further Information or corporate accounts information contact Brigit Cavanagh at 207-386-1310 or Brigit.cavanagh@hilton.com

Contact:
Sean Riley
207-865-6105 Ext 105
sean@mchg.com
www.mchg.com

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