"As the hotel industry emerges from one of the deepest economicrecessions in history, we believe that many exciting opportunitiesare emerging to grow our portfolio of hotels through newinvestments and property acquisitions," says Gregory Armstrong,president of Wedge Real Estate Holdings Inc.

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Wedge Hotels Corp. currently operates four properties: RadissonHotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA.; Sheraton Suites, Houston, TX.;Wyndham Boston Chelsea Hotel and Marriott Courtyard, Shelton, CT."The company's financial strength and commitment to grow present anexciting opportunity to expand this business at an opportune timein the economic cycle," Stage notes. "Our goal is to doublethe size of the current Wedge hotel portfolio in the next two yearsand triple it by 2013," he adds.

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Stage said that he is actively seeking hotel investmentopportunities in the northeastern US and Texas, where the companyalready has assets, and that they will seek acquisitions in otherparts of the country that enable Wedge Hotels to develop propertiesin geographic clusters.

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Armstrong points out that Stage's depth of industry expertiseand proven leadership talent "create a solid foundation for ourplans to significantly grow our hotel investments and overallportfolio in the next three years." Stage previously held topleadership positions in the brands and functional areas of CarlsonHotels Worldwide. He also served as president of Radisson Hotels& Resorts; EVP of sales and distribution for the five brands ofCarlson Hotels Worldwide and EVP for marketing and sales ofRadisson.

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Stage also served as VP of sales and marketing for Inn AmericaCorp. and held various general management and sales leadershippositions with Sheraton Corp. Most recently he served as anexecutive consultant for Radisson Edwardian Hotels, owner andoperator of 13 upscale properties in greater London and Manchester,U.K.

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