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Texas Western Hospitality Acquires Management Contract For Courtyard Dallas Midlothian at Midlothian Conference Center

MIDLOTHIAN, TX. August 28, 2017 – Texas Western Hospitality has acquired the management contract for the Courtyard Dallas Midlothian at Midlothian Conference Center, it was announced by Tony Battelle, Chief Operating Officer. The company assumed management of the hotel on August 1st and has named Tracy Wiley as the property's new General Manager.

The Courtyard Dallas Midlothian at Midlothian Conference Center is a 102-room hotel which originally opened in 2015 and features the brand's latest room design, the CYnergy package. Much in line with the requirements of today's travelers, the new room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing, and getting ready. Guest of the hotel enjoy free Wi-Fi access, premier accommodations, and flexible spaces. The property also features 1,204 square feet of dynamic meeting space, The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. ™, and Starbucks® specialty beverages and evening cocktails at the bar. It is just a short drive from downtown Midlothian, close to local airports, eateries, and shopping. Located at 3 Community Circle Drive in Midlothian, it features easy access to AT&T Stadium, Dallas World Aquarium, Fort Worth Zoo, Cederhill State Park, and Six Flags over Texas. The hotel is owned by Gatehouse.

According to Mr. Battelle, "Texas Western Hospitality believes the addition of this hotel to our portfolio of properties not only strengthens our commitment to individual brand management, but also reinforces our partnerships within the hospitality industry."

Texas Western Hospitality currently manages 36 hotels and has another 6 properties in the development or pre-opening process.

ABOUT TEXAS WESTERN HOSPITALITY

Texas Western Hospitality is the management arm of Western International, a vertically integrated lodging company with over 30 years of successful history in hotel development and operations. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Texas Western Hospitality (TWH) proudly manages several of the finest brands including Marriott and Hilton. TWH has grown to become one of the most respected lodging management companies in the U.S. that currently operates 36 hotels in three states. Visit www.twhospitality.com for more information.

ABOUT COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With over 1,000 locations in over 40 destinations, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every pound spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

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