Dallas-based Wyndham International Inc. went through with thedeal at this time because it fitted into the company's long-rangerestructuring program. "The sale of the Wyndham Midtown Atlanta wasa targeted disposition as we continue to move forward with sellingselect non-strategic assets while keeping them in our brand throughnew management or franchise agreements," says Fred J. Kleisner,Wyndham's chairman and CEO.

"By retaining the Wyndham Midtown Atlanta in our portfolio ofnine Atlanta-area properties, we remain strong in one of our keybusiness markets," he adds.

The hotel is across the street from Dewberry Capital's MidtownSquare site which the developer acquired in 1999. The hotel is alsonear the Federal Reserve Bank, the Margaret Mitchell House,Piedmont Park and is convenient to Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Co., theGeorgia Dome, Philips Arena and the Fox Theatre.

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