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Port St. Lucie Homewood Suites Presents Check to Tradition Medical Center

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (Sept. 5, 2012) – The Homewood Suites by Hilton in Port St. Lucie-Tradition recently donated $8,000 toward Martin Health System’s new Tradition Medical Center project. The 90-bed hospital, located in west Port St. Lucie, will open in early 2014.

The money was raised during the inaugural Don Led Duke Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the award-winning Homewood Suites and its parent companies, BBL Hospitality and Equinox Companies.

Funds were raised over the course of four days in April at PGA Village in St. Lucie West. The event was held to honor the late Donald Led Duke, owner and co-founder of the BBL Family of Companies who passed away unexpectedly in September 2010.

Homewood Suites co-owners, Equinox Companies and BBL Hospitality, were instrumental in organizing the tournament and largely responsible for the tournament’s success.

“We are pleased to support the Martin Health Foundation and the memory of Don Led Duke through our annual golf tournament,” said Eric King, president of Equinox Companies. “We look forward to many more successful partnerships with our neighbors.”

The check was presented to Mark Robitaille, president and CEO of Martin Health System, by BBL Hospitality’s corporate director of sales, Carrie Hillenbrandt, Homewood Suites director of sales, Catherine Matos, and Homewood Suites general manager, Laura Thomas.

BBL Hospitality is a multi-brand hotel and restaurant company that owns, operates, and develops facilities along the east coast of the United States. Based out of Albany, N.Y., BBL Hospitality owns 14 hotels, 11 of which the company actively manages. Additionally, the company owns and operates eight sports-themed restaurants throughout New York, New Jersey and Virginia, with more scheduled to open this year.