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The Dow Hotel Company Names Jackie Lee Vice-President of Hotel Investments


Officials of The
Dow Hotel Company
(DHC), a leading national hotel owner/investor and
operator, today named Jackie Lee vice-president of hotel investments. In
her new role, Lee will be responsible for helping grow DHC's portfolio
of large-size, first-class, full-service hotels through smaller,
boutique, independent properties.

"Jackie has a sterling track record as global hospitality leader, having
been instrumental in the growth of such respected hospitality entities
as Interstate Hotels & Resorts, domestically and abroad," said Murray L.
Dow II, founder and president, DHC. "With her unmatchable experience in
all aspects of hospitality, from acquisitions to F&B operations, she
will be a key component in our plans to further expand our portfolio of
first-class, full-service hotels in markets with barriers to new entry
and numerous demand generators across the United States."

Prior to joining DHC, Lee held a number of increasingly important roles
with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, culminating with vice-president of
hotel investments. In that position, she played a strategic role for
direct management of the company's U.S. hotel portfolio. While there,
she also served as vice-president of strategic growth and corporate
communications director/special assistant to the board for the company's
Shanghai division. Lee also has worked for Aramark and United Nations
Catering. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University's
School of Hotel Administration and her executive MBA from the Kellogg
School of Management at Northwestern University.

"With its aggressive growth appetite, The Dow Hotel Company is expanding
further into new segments and markets, undergoing its own internal
Renaissance," Lee said. "With this exciting backdrop, I am confident I
can use my personal communication skills and professional experience to
help DHC achieve its lofty goals."

The Dow Hotel Company

Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel
owner/investor and operator of eight first-class properties throughout
the United States. The company's portfolio of owned and managed
properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such full
service brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree,
Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza. The company aggressively seeks to acquire,
co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size,
first-class, full-service hotels through smaller, boutique, independent

The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the
nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale, bars/lounges with
Starbucks and Tully's coffee outlets. In addition to Masterson's, the
division's proprietary restaurant concepts also include Basil's Kitchen
and BC Bistro. Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be
found at

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