Vital Appointment at Arlington

23rd Dec 2002

Arlington Hospitality, Inc.
(Nasdaq/NM: HOST) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jerry H.
Herman as its new President and CEO. Mr. Herman will assume this role on January 7,
2003. Mr. Herman will also join Arlington Hospitality’s Board of Directors as of this
Mr. Herman, a 20-year veteran of the hotel industry, brings extensive experience
and success in leading companies focused on the ownership, management, acquisition,
development, financing and franchising of hotels throughout the United States. For nearly
ten years, through June 2002, he served as Managing Director and President of City
Hotels USA, Inc., overseeing the strategic business plan of the Company’s limited service,
full service and extended stay hotels, including brands such as Doubletree, Hampton, and
Hilton. Prior to City Hotels, Mr. Herman was with C.R.I., Inc., a large national real estate
investment firm, where he served as a Senior Vice President-General Counsel and then
Senior Vice President-Hotel Acquisitions.
Ken Fell, recently appointed independent Chairman of the Board of Arlington
Hospitality commented, “Jerry is a dynamic leader with a proven track record. He has a
solid hotel background that includes outstanding transactional and organizational
leadership experience and numerous relationships throughout the industry, which will be
of great benefit to Arlington’s hotel development and sale activities as well as the
expansion of the AmeriHost Inn brand. After an extensive and extremely thorough search
process, Jerry was the Board’s unanimous choice, among several extremely qualified and
talented individuals. We are delighted to have him leading the management team.”
“Arlington Hospitality is a company with an outstanding history of developing and
operating the AmeriHost Inn brand,” said Herman. “I look forward to working closely
with all of Arlington`s associates and its Board of Directors, as well as with Cendant and
other AmeriHost Inn franchisees toward our unified goal of significant brand growth and
profitability. The performance of the AmeriHost Inn brand during this difficult period for
the hotel industry is indeed impressive, indicating the strong potential for significant brand
Arlington Hospitality, Inc. is a publicly traded hotel management and development
Company that builds, manages and sells mid-priced hotels throughout the United States,
primarily under the AmeriHost brand, a trademark owned by Cendant. Currently,
Arlington Hospitality owns or manages 73 properties in 17 states, including 62 AmeriHost
Inn hotels, for a total of 5,403 rooms, with four additional AmeriHost Inn & Suites hotels
under construction. Each hotel offers an amenities package not often found in other mid-priced
hotels. For additional information on the Company, please visit our web site at
For a complete listing of all hotels for sale by the Company, please visit our web
site at, or contact David Harjung via email at
[email protected] or by phone at (847) 228-5401 ext. 347. In addition,
Arlington Hospitality provides turnkey hotel development services for new construction
hotel projects, including AmeriHost Inn hotels as well as other hotel brands. For more
information regarding turnkey development services contact Paul Eskenazi via email at
[email protected] or by phone at (847) 228-5401 ext. 312.


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