Industry Update
Press Release 9 August 2000

Adam's Mark Jacksonville On Schedule to Open in February 2001 - Jacksonville's Largest Hotel to Serve as Centerpiece for Attracting Major Conventions

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Adams Mark Hotels & Resorts

Jacksonville, FL - August, 2000 - The highly anticipated Adam's Mark Hotel in Jacksonville is on schedule to open on February 1, 2001. The $126 million facility will be Jacksonville's largest meeting hotel on the city's revitalized riverfront. It will serve as the centerpiece of the city's aggressive plan to attract larger meetings and conventions to the area. Development of the hotel has also helped put Jacksonville in contention to host the Super Bowl in 2005.

"Adam's Mark will make Jacksonville a more attractive location for large, national meetings and conventions," said Dan Marone, General Manager, Adam's Mark Jacksonville. "We also have a staff of seasoned professionals who will work with meeting planners to assure successful meetings."

Four major elements combine to make Adam's Mark Jacksonville a desirable destination for meeting planners. First, the hotel will be the largest in Northeast Florida with more rooms and meeting space-110,000 square feet-than any hotel in the area. Second, the size of the hotel makes Jacksonville an emerging second-tier city now more capable of hosting larger groups than ever before. Third, the hotel's downtown riverfront location makes it central to area attraction and entertainment options, including: Alltel Stadium, home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars; restaurants, shopping and entertainment at Jacksonville Landing; the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts, home of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Broadway plays and other performances; and the lavishly restored Florida Theatre offering various entertainment options throughout the year. Finally, the hotel's 21,000 square feet of outdoor event space on six terraces, overlooks spectacular views of the St. John's River and the city skyline, offering one-of-a-kind venues for meetings and special events.

Krista Hazen
Account Executive
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