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DiamondRock Announces the Promotion of Sean M. Mahoney to Chief Financial Officer Effective September 2008

2008-08-13 07:00:00

    BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- DiamondRock

Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) ("DiamondRock") today announced that Sean

M. Mahoney has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

& Treasurer, effective September 1, 2008. Mr. Mahoney will fill the role

opened by the promotion of Mark W. Brugger to Chief Executive Officer.


    "Sean brings a level of energy and professionalism to the role of Chief

Financial Officer that will allow him to be an extremely valuable member of

the executive team at DiamondRock," commented Mark W. Brugger.

    Sean Mahoney has served as the Company's Chief Accounting Officer and

Corporate Controller since the formation of DiamondRock in 2004. Prior to

joining DiamondRock, Mr. Mahoney was a senior manager with Ernst & Young

LLP. During 2002 and 2003 Mr. Mahoney served as a Director in the Dublin,

Ireland audit practice of KPMG. Prior to that time, Mr. Mahoney spent 8

years working in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP, where he spent

considerable time working with real estate and lodging companies such as

Host Hotels & Resorts.

    Mr. Mahoney is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public

Accountants and is a C.P.A. Mr. Mahoney received a Bachelors of Science

from Syracuse University.

    Briony Quinn has been promoted to Corporate Controller. Ms. Quinn

joined DiamondRock in 2007 and has served as Assistant Controller. Prior to

joining DiamondRock, Ms. Quinn was the Vice President of Finance and

Accounting at MeriStar Hospitality Corporation. Ms. Quinn has a broad range

of professional experience, including positions at Arthur Andersen LLP and

Beers + Cutler.

    Ms. Quinn is a C.P.A. and received her Bachelor of Science from

Providence College.

    DiamondRock Hospitality Company is a self-advised real estate

investment trust (REIT) that is an owner of premium hotel properties.

DiamondRock owns 20 hotels with approximately 9,600 guestrooms. For further

information, please visit DiamondRock Hospitality Company's website at

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