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Sequel Hospitality Investments Taps Robert McLaughlin as New President and Chief Operating Officer

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May 28, 2013

Sequel Hospitality Investments Taps Robert McLaughlin as New President and Chief Operating Officer

HUNTSVILLE, ON,?May 27, 2013?/CNW/ -?Sequel Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel and resort management?company,?has confirmed?the appointment of?Mr. Robert McLaughlin?as the new President and Chief Operating Officer?of?Sequel Hospitality Investments?Inc.?(“SHI” or “the Company”).

Mr. McLaughlin?was brought in to enhance the Company’s growth and profitability for?investments in?hotel and resort acquisitions, mixed use developments. He will also guide the expansion of Sequel Hotels and Resorts.?He will also guide the expansion of Sequel Hotels and Resorts.

McLaughlin will play a key role in furthering Sequel Hospitality Investments’ position as one Canada’s leading hotel and?resort investment, acquisitions and development groups. He will focus on a broad range of revenue growth, investment, positioning and marketing activities. Sequel Hospitality Investments?Inc.?unites highly complementary capabilities to?invest,?acquire, develop and?reposition unparalleled assets with significant upside potential.? SHI?invests in the hospitality industry with its own funds and with accredited investors. ? “Given our pipeline of hotel, resort and real estate development properties which offer significant investment opportunities and operational synergies, we are primed for growth,” said Robert McLaughlin, Sequel Hospitality Investments President & COO.

Founded in 2005, Sequel Hotels and Resorts is an industry leader in the development and management of branded and independent hotels and resorts with a niche focus on boutique properties.? “We are confident Robert will be an outstanding leader in driving strategic growth for Sequel Hospitality Investments,” said?Anne Larcade, President & CEO of Sequel Hotels and Resorts and CEO of Sequel Hospitality Investments.

Mr. McLaughlin?brings extensive creative, financial and executive experience to this new position. He?is an entrepreneur and 25-year broadcast industry executive skilled in strategic planning, operations and investment, with management experience in mergers,?branding, promotion and?production. As a creative leader, with strengths?in developing and motivating teams, and designing effective operating systems?with proven financial results, McLaughlin?specializes in start-up and rebuilding operations, particularly growing emerging brands. In addition to his success at executive levels,?he is an award-winning journalist and proven investor.

As Senior Vice-President of Production for CTV, McLaughlin?was responsible for all production at?CTVglobemedia?(2009-2011), overseeing the business development and strategic?plan for production units of?its?networks. ?He was appointed Executive Producer of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games for CTV (Olympic Morning). ?As Vice President and General Manager of Toronto’s CP24, he oversaw the routine operations and strategic vision of Canada’s premier all-news channel.? From 2011 to 2012, McLaughlin led the vision, expansion and franchise development strategy for a Canadian healthcare company.

[box type=”tick”]About Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc.

Sequel Hospitality Investments Inc. is a Canadian, alternative asset private equity group providing comprehensive services to the national and international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. SHI is recognized for its disciplined investment strategy and nimble, top-level team, coupled with innovative vision. Focussing on the hotel and resort asset class, mixed use developments and a niche in independent or boutique assets allows for SHI’s efficient navigation of complex markets and opportunities. Sequel’s reputation contributes to first look opportunities among sellers, lenders and developers, providing timely access to off-market transactions.[/box]

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