Swift Hospitality Group: Named to top 100 hotel owners and developers list for second straight year

Contact: Pam Thrasher

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Freeport, IL, October 29, 2010: Swift Hospitality Group, Inc. (SHG) based in Freeport, Illinois has been named to the 2010 Hotel Business® Magazine Top 100 Owners and Developers list. This is the second straight year that SHG has received this designation.

“We’re thrilled at this repeat recognition from such an internationally respected source,” said David Swift, president and CEO of SHG. “Hoteliers across the globe read Hotel Business, and we’re proud to be among the company’s top 100 hotel owners and developers.”

Hotel Business® Magazine and the company’s family of publications and Web sites is designed to help hotel owners, general managers, management companies, and financial executives share best practices and insights on all aspects of hotel ownership and operations.

The Top 100 list was published in the September issue of the magazine. SHG is ranked 81st on the list. In 2009, SHG was ranked 87th.

As a premier force in the hotel industry, SHG provides hotel development, hotel management, acquisitions, court-appointed receivership, consulting, and pre-development planning services. Brands SHG is currently affiliated with include Cambria Suites and Comfort Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, and Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express by InterContinental Hotels Group.

A family business, Swift Hospitality Group is dedicated to the development and management of select hospitality properties across the country. Striving for excellence in all endeavors, the group focuses on teaming with its partners to create opportunities, invest wisely, and turn multifaceted ideas into profitable projects with strong reputations for quality and service. Swift Hospitality Group has over $154 million in hotels, either open, under construction, or in various stages of development in many locations throughout the United States including Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. Whether as owners, franchisees, developers, or as a management company, they have crafted a distinctive corporate infrastructure to support their growing business and have created a culture of relationship-based success. Swift Hospitality Group owns and/or manages the following properties:

* Cambria Suites by Choice Hotels, Appleton, Wisconsin
* Comfort Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels, Fulton, Illinois
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Freeport, Illinois
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Galena, Illinois
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Green Bay East and Conference Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison Southwest, Madison, Wisconsin
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rock Falls, Illinois
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson and Conference Center, Roselle, Illinois
* Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Zion, Illinois
* Full service hotel, Normal, Illinois
* Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Urbana, Illinois
* Holiday Inn Express, Urbana, Illinois


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