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  • “There are more than 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States,” said Hodges. “That number is expected to grow to more than 16 million by 2050. Those are very real numbers and when you also consider the family and friends touched by this horrible disease, we are talking about hundreds of millions of people affected in one way or another.”

    Hodges, who is also founder and president of Dallas-based Hodges & Associates Architecture, witnessed first-hand the inadequacy of Alzheimer care environments and treatments while his father lived in and out of nursing facilities for years. In conventional memory care and senior living facilities, caregivers work with patients to reduce the anxiety caused by their surroundings. But Hodges, like any good architect, looked at it another way. He thought, “what if the facility could be designed to prevent these triggers?” It was this question that led Hodges to align himself with some of the most respected medical, research and operational experts in the field of memory care and ultimately design what will be the most thoughtfully constructed memory care and senior living community in the US.

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  • Chicago, Feb.13, 2015 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the anticipated April 2015 opening of Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago. It will be one of the first two hotels in the world to open under Hyatt’s new full-service lifestyle brand Hyatt Centric, designed to put business and leisure travelers at the center of the action in key destinations. The hotel is owned by Integrated Clark Monroe, LLC and will be managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

    “Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago will acutely embody what the new brand is all about, which is putting guests at the center of the action in the best destinations,” said John T. Murphy, managing principal of Integrated Clark Monroe. “Our location in the famous Loop neighborhood will afford our guests the opportunity to explore all the unique experiences our city has to offer.”

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