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EDC President Jim Coleman Welcomes Courtyard By Marriott To 'Downtown Largo'

(L. to R.; Dean Manternach, Regional Vice President of Operations, Tharaldson Hospitality Management; Jim Coleman, President & CEO, PGCEDC; and Rickey Earles, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Largo)Largo, MD, April 20, 2016 - Today, EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman was among the County and State dignitaries at the Grand Opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Largo Capital Beltway.  More than 100 well-wishers attended the official       ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 14th Marriott property in Prince George's County.  Hosted by the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, this 107 room hotel will employ 36 County residents and provide contemporary accommodations to guests in a calm and soothing environment. 
"Congratulations to the Marriott Corporation and welcome to beautiful downtown Largo, where great things are happening" said Coleman.  "With the investment and focus that County Executive Baker has placed on Largo, now is a great time to become a part of this vibrant community.  Marriott is investing here because they realized there is oil in the ground, opportunity is plentiful, and Largo is the future of Prince George's County.  Someday, I hope they decide to move their headquarters here."
Also in attendance at the Grand Opening were Prince George's Chamber of Commerce President & CEO David Harrington, Prince George's County Council Chair Derrick L. Davis (D-6), Council member Mel Franklin (D-9), Prince George's Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Nathan Gross, and Jim Estepp from the Prince George's Business Roundtable. Courtyard by Marriott Largo General Manager Rickey Earles and Director of Sales LaVonne Snowden were also among the dignitaries that came out to the Grand Opening.  Mr. Earles expressed appreciation to the Marriott Corporation, his staff and the County for the warm welcome they have received in Largo.   
"Prince George's County has my dedication to this hotel, this company and this community," said Mr. Earles.  "It is my intent and vision to make this Courtyard, not only the best in Prince George's County, but the very best in the United States.  
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