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Spire Hospitality Announces Partnership Between Hilton Jackson And Drago’s Seafood Restaurant

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Spire Hospitality
Spire Hospitality
Hotel Development, Ownership

Spire Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading and most respected hotel management companies, announces today a partnership between Hilton Jackson Mississippi and Drago’s Seafood Restaurant. Managed by Spire Hospitality, Hilton Jackson Mississippi will serve as the location for Drago’s third restaurant, maintaining Hilton Hotels’ high standard for food quality while adding to the guest experience and dining options.

“The growing Jackson market presents an advantageous opportunity for Drago’s Seafood Restaurant,” says Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago’s Seafood Restaurant. “We are enthusiastic to introduce our classic Louisiana flavor to new and loyal Jackson clientele.”

“Spire Hospitality, in each market it operates, works to establish great independent brands or affiliate with the best brands in the Hospitality industry, as it did with Hilton in Jackson, all to drive outstanding performance and create value for our owners and investors,” says Bill DeForrest, CEO & president of Spire Hospitality. “That is why this partnership with Drago's is so exciting for us. The chance to partner with a world class brand that is sought out by consumers due to its high-quality, well-deserved reputation in its current locations enhances the experience for our guests and our community while significantly enhancing our investment.”

First opened in 1969 by Drago and Klara Cvitanovich with humble intentions, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant operates as a family-oriented dining establishment, serving quality Louisiana-inspired seafood for a reasonable price. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant now has multiple locations and more than 300 employees who help to carry Drago’s unparalleled reputation in the restaurant industry forward.

The classic elegance and exemplary customer service of Hilton Jackson is enriched by tasteful accommodations, casual and fine dining options as well as 30,000 square feet of convention and conference space. Conveniently located in Mississippi’s state capitol at Interstate 55 and County Line Road, Hilton Jackson is only 13 miles from the Jackson-Evers International Airport and minutes from downtown Jackson.

Owned by AWH Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment, development and management firm, Spire Hospitality is a leading provider of management services for hotel owners and investors. For more information on Spire Hospitality, visit www.SpireHotels.com or call (847) 498-6650.

About Spire Hospitality
Spire Hospitality, based in Chicago, Ill., is a third-party operator of hotels including unique independents and across celebrated brands such as Hilton Hotels & Resorts, (IHG) InterContinental Hotels Group and (MAR) Marriott International. Spire Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate. For more information, visit www.spirehotels.com.

About Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant officially opened in February 1969. Owners Drago and Klara Cvitanovich are part of a close-knit Croatian community that has thrived in New Orleans since the 1800s. Their son Tommy, who helped Drago open the family’s second location at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, now runs the Metairie location. For more information on the Drago’s tradition and commitment to community giving, visit www.dragosrestaurant.com. Follow on Twitter or on Facebook.

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