Opening Executive Team for the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino Announced

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Crescent Hotels and Resorts are pleased to announce the appointment of Gabe Perez as General Manager and Laurel Kennedy as Director of Sales at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino, which is scheduled to open this Spring.

HP Pittsburgh Headshots: Gabriel Perez, GM; Laurel Kennedy, DOS

HP Pittsburgh Headshots: Gabriel Perez, GM; Laurel Kennedy, DOS

We are thrilled to debut the first Hyatt in Washington County, PA with an experienced and knowledgeable executive team,” said Jeanne Shutt, Vice President of Sales for Crescent Hotels & Resorts.

FFC Capital Corp. and Crescent Hotels and Resorts are pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Perez as General Manager and Laurel Kennedy as Director of Sales at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino, which is scheduled to open April 15, 2015.

Gabriel Perez joins the team with over 25 years of hospitality experience. Perez has been a General Manager for the past 15 years at locations such as Montauk Blue Hotel, Sixty Sixty Resort & Hotel, Holiday Inn Miami Beach, Candlewood Morris Plains, and Extended Stay American Ft. Lauderdale.

Laurel Kennedy joins Perez and the team with over 20 years of sales experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently the National Sales Coordinator for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Kennedy brings an awareness of dynamic sales and marketing concepts. Kennedy has also been Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Radisson Monroeville, Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport, Holiday Inn Green Tree and Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport.

The Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino is conveniently located adjacent to The Meadows Casino and is connected by a covered walkway bridge. The hotel’s signature bar, Parlay Lounge features specialty drinks, an outdoor patio and fire pit. The hotel has 155 guestrooms and suites, 24-hour fitness center, and indoor pool.

“We are thrilled to debut the first Hyatt in Washington County, PA with an experienced and knowledgeable executive team,” said Jeanne Shutt, Vice President of Sales for Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “Both individuals bring many success stories and opening the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino will be their next big achievement.”

“Our company is delighted to make this substantial investment in the Washington County region," said Fred Branovan, President of FFC Capital Corp. "This hotel will offer an impressive solution to the ever-growing need for overnight accommodations. We believe the guests will be pleased with the level of hospitality, as well as the many entertainment amenities along the Racetrack Road corridor."

The Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino is now accepting reservations from May 26, 2015. For more details, visit pittsburghsouth.place.hyatt.com or call the hotel at 724-222-7777. For group bookings, please email Laurel Kennedy at lkennedy(at)chrco(dot)com.

ABOUT FFC CAPITAL CORPORTATION
FFC Capital Corporation is a Pittsburgh based privately held family office specializing in investment management across various asset classes to include direct ownership of real estate investments. This will be their fifth Hyatt Place hotel. For more details, visit http://www.ffccapital.net

ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines style with casual hospitality. Featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner, free Wi-Fi, the 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast with your stay. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgot and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 200 locations in the United States, Armenia, Costa Rica, China, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.HyattPlace.com.

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