Roedel Partners, LLC, headquartered in Wilton, NH, owns thenewly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Poughkeepsie/Fishkill, under afranchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchisesubsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corp. GraniteLodging Group, LLC, Wilton, NH, has been awarded the hotel'smanagement agreement.

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Construction started on the project in August of last year andwas completed in early June 2002. L. Joy Taylor, hotel generalmanager, estimated the cost of development at approximately $10million. Sells Green Building Co. of Rentham, Mass. was the generalcontractor for the project.

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The four-story Hilton Garden Inn Poughkeepsie/Fishkill features:a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; aPavilion Pantry with a selection of refrigerated, frozen andmicrowaveable packaged items, and sundries; a breakfast cafe; roomservice during dinner hours; a lounge area with a television andfireplace; one meeting room with 637 sf of flexible meeting space;a 24-hour, complimentary business center and an on-site guestlaundry facility.

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Guest room accommodations and features include a hospitalitycenter with a microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; asitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer and aniron and ironing board.

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Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include high-speedInternet access; a work desk with a pullout shelf for a portablecomputer; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electricaloutlets at desk height and two telephones equipped with two lines,data ports and voice mail.

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Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room, heated indoorswimming pool and whirlpool, all within a separate and distinctiveglass-walled structure.

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Hilton now owns and operates more than 140 Hilton Garden Innhotels across North America, including facilities in Albany, NY andDanbury, CT. Currently, more than 225 Hilton Garden Inn propertiesare either open or under development in the U.S., Canada andMexico, according to Hilton Corp. officials.

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John Jordan

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