Rohling, founder and principal of the Rohling Co. Hotel EquityAdvisors, could also be in the grooming stage to assume the CEOposition when Parrington retires at an unspecified date. "With hiswealth of industry expertise, he is the ideal choice to take thereins when I step down as CEO," Parrington says in a preparedstatement. "He has tremendous hands-on experience with the hotelsegments and brands in our portfolio, as well as considerablepublic company experience."

Before founding the Rohling Co. in 1998, Rohling was a generalpartner of Harvey Hotels, a predecessor of Bristol Hotels &Resorts, and one of the founders of Bristol Hotels, a New YorkStock Exchange-traded company. Rohling participated in the 1995Bristol Hotels acquisition of United Inns, a NYSE-listed firm thatowned 26 hotels. He also helped in Bristol's 1997 acquisition of 45Holiday Inn hotels and 15 management contracts from Bass PLC ofLondon.

Prior to his work at Bristol, Rohling spent five years as aMarriott Corp. executive. He is the past president and chairman ofthe Hotel Association of Greater Dallas.

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