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Hilton Tucson East Hotel Celebrates Its 30-Year Anniversary With $8M Renovation Plan


Guest Rooms, Pool Area, Public Spaces and New Dining Concept Unveiled


For Immediate Release

Tucson, Ariz.(April 18, 2017) --The $8-million renovation for the Hilton Tucson East was unveiled at a recent celebration commemorating its 30th anniversary. The Tucson Chamber of Commerce, Visit Tucson Tourism along with  partners and guests were in attendance to mark this  premier full-service  business hotel's  three-decade milestone accommodating local  and international  guests to  the  Tucson region. Purchased in  2016  by a  subsidiary of Caliber Hospitality,  LLC,  a  division of Caliber -The  Wealth Development  Company and operated by Heavlin  Management  Company,  the hotel is undergoing an extensive property-wide makeover with a contemporary and sophisticated interior design that will elevate the guest experience. Expected hotel renovation completion date is December 2017.

Refurbishment includes complete transformation of all  232-guest  rooms with warm  interior colors, luxurious finishes  and modern  amenities.    Additional  upgrades consist  of a  new hotel pool,  lobby  area, meeting rooms/ballroom and  modernization of building HVAC and water systems  for energy  efficiency. Anew hotel  restaurant  and  bar concept  will  also  be  showcased. The  hotel  remains  open  during renovations.

"We are thrilled to invest in the Hilton Tucson East to give it new vibrancy that will clearly elevate and provide an  incredible guest  experience for travelers and local citizens visiting the  hotel,"  said  Chris Loeffler, Co-Founder, and CEO of Caliber. "This  property  is  one  of  the  finest  in  the  Caliber hospitality portfolio and  we are  excited to complete renovations  that will ultimately lead to becoming a highly sought after hotel destination in the Tucson business district."

With stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and city light views, the Hilton Tucson East is just 7 miles east of the Tucson Convention Center and minutes away from the University of Arizona and Tucson International Airport.

 Caliber  Development,  LLC,  a  division  of  Caliber -The  Wealth  Development  Company  is  general contractor.  Design architecture is provided by FFKR Architects of Scottsdale, AZ.

About Caliber -The Wealth Development Company

Caliber assists investors in building wealth through equity and debt real estate private equity investments, either  through  individual  assets,  or  through multi-asset funds.  Caliber  is  focused  upon opportunistically acquiring  various  types  of  commercial  assets,  with  in  place  cash  flow,  and  maintaining  low  leverage  on them.  Through  its  proven  renovation  and  management  expertise,  Caliber  is  able  to  increase  revenue, maximize tax benefits, all the while protecting  investor capital. Caliber currently invests  in Hotels, Self-Storage,  Apartment  Communities,  Single  Family  Residential  Properties,  Office Buildings and  other Commercial Assets. Caliber is a vertically integrated, full-service real  estate investment firm controlling all aspects of the investment cycle. Services include acquisitions, construction, development, property and asset management. www.CaliberCo.com.

About Heavlin Management Company

Heavlin   Management   Company,   LLC   (HMC)   is   an   award   winning,   privately   held   hospitality management  company  with  over  40  years  of  leadership  and  operational  experience  in  repositioning underperforming  hotels  and  distressed assets. In partnership  with  hotel  owners,  developers,  investor  and lenders,  HMC  offers  results-driven  improvement  plans  that  yield  cost  reductions  and  rate  growth  while maintaining top quality standards.  Founded by Frank Heavlin, HMC is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and  has  an  impressive portfolio  in  Arizona  and  Alaska  operating  brands  as  Choice,  Crowne  Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton and Holiday Inn & Suites. The company currently manages 7 hotels valued at  $57  Million  and  1,208  guest  rooms.  HMC  was  listed  as Hotel  Management's  2016 Top  Third-Party Management Company. For more information, visit hmchospitality.com.


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