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WASHINGTON, DC-Hotel management company MeriStar Hotels & Resorts wins two long-term management contracts of university properties. The company will manage Nashville, Tennessee’s Marriott Hotel at Vanderbilt and the University of Connecticut’s Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center in Storrs. The Vanderbilt property marks the company’s debut in the Nashville area market. Meristar officials are not disclosing the value or terms of the contracts.

In addition to its 307 hotel rooms the Marriott Hotel complex also offers mixed-use space, including 62,000 sf of retail space and 300,000 sf of office space. The Connecticut property is a 5-story structure with 100 guestrooms. It also has a business center, a restaurant, and conference rooms. “MeriStar has extensive experience in managing university and convention center market hotels,” explains company Chairman and CEO Paul Whetsell. “We expect to bring that experience to bear in carving out leadership positions for these university hotels in their respective markets.”

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