DALLAS and D’IBERVILLE, Miss. – May 10, 2010 – Encore Hospitality has announced the opening of its new 125-room D’Iberville Courtyard® by Marriott® hotel. Located in the heart of the fast-growing Gulf Opportunity Zone (GO Zone) created to stimulate economic development post Hurricane Katrina, the new property is ideally situated within Encore’s 150-acre master planned, mixed-use Lakeview Village, and other entertainment attractions for both leisure and business travelers. Encore Hospitality is a subsidiary of Encore Enterprises, a private real estate acquisition, development and management company.

Owned and managed by Encore, the five-story D’Iberville Courtyard by Marriott is the 790th Courtyard hotel in the brand and the 3,373rd hotel in the Marriott family. The property includes a redesigned bistro lobby with a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, a lounge, bar, indoor pool and spa, exercise room and business center. It also includes Marriott’s latest open, bright and contemporary lobby design and furniture, fixtures and equipment package in the guestrooms.

“With more than a decade of experience investing in and developing projects in D’Iberville, we are excited to announce another first-class development and addition to our Lakeview Village retail center,” said Dr. Bharat Sangani, chairman and co-founder of Encore Enterprises. “As the fast-growing gateway to Biloxi, D’Iberville is ideally situated in the I-10 corridor and a convenient stop for visitors traveling east and west. It has been rewarding to see all of the growth and investment taking place in D’Iberville over the last several years and we look forward to continued growth in the future.”

The new hotel is located off of Interstate 10, with a newly approved and expanded five-lane Sangani Boulevard to make the area more accessible to business and leisure travelers. The D’Iberville Courtyard by Marriott is managed by Pineapple Management Services, also a subsidiary of Encore Enterprises, and an award-winning hotel management company with properties throughout the southeastern United States.

“D’Iberville is a high-growth area and a great location for our new D’Iberville Courtyard by Marriott property,” said Glenn Pedersen, president of Encore Hospitality. “We are excited to be a part of the economic revitalization in the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area. And our guests will enjoy easy access to the many nearby entertainment and lifestyle destinations, making it a natural fit for our newest hotel.”
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About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard® by Marriott® is a brand of Marriott International hotels that is geared towards business travelers who want quality service at affordable prices. Rooms are equipped with large desks, couches, free high speed internet, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Other features include full-service restaurants,  24-hour mini mart called “The Market,” an atrium lounge, spacious meeting room, indoor pool and spa, exercise room, business center and restaurant bar. For more information about Courtyard by Marriott hotels, please call 1-888-236-2427 or visit http://www.marriott.com/courtyard.

About Encore Hospitality
A subsidiary of Encore Enterprises, Inc., Encore Hospitality is a private real estate acquisition, development and management company focusing on the upper mid-priced, branded select-service and full-service hotel sector. With one of the most seasoned management teams in the industry, Encore Hospitality continues to grow while upholding the high standards of its founders and superior customer service. For more information, visit http://www.encore.bz.

About Pineapple Management Services
Pineapple Management Services, Inc. is a nationally recognized, award-winning hotel management company with properties throughout the southeastern United States. The company’s portfolio includes Marriott and Hilton national brands, including Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Courtyard by Marriott® and Hampton Inn®, as well as Radisson® Hotels & Resorts. Their team of professional managers is responsible for all phases of hotel operations. Each member of the team is a seasoned professional with a specific area of expertise and involvement in more than 200 hotel openings. Pineapple Management Services is dedicated to continually investing in our team and our properties so that we can offer only the best hotel management services. For more information, visit http://www.pineappleinc.com.

Contact:
Alex Fencl, MWW Group for Encore Enterprises, afencl@mww.com, 214-414-3330 (direct)
Matt Averitt, MWW Group for Encore Enterprises, maveritt@mww.com, 214-414-3318 (direct)

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