SOURCE: Haz Holdings, Inc.

October 15, 2007 10:43 ET

HAZ Holdings, Inc. Engages Appraiser to Establish Current Value of Edmonton Hotel Property

FEDERAL WAY, WA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - HAZ Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HAZH), which manages a portfolio of full-service hotels, today announced that the company has retained a hotel appraiser specialist to conduct an appraisal of its hotel property in Canada. One of HAZ Hotels' three current hotel properties is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In early September, the company announced that it had hired an appraiser for its U.S. hotel properties.

The appraisals will be used as part of the effort to establish the current asset value of the company's hotel ownership portfolio. The asset value is an integral aspect of completing the financial statements to bring the company current in its financial filings and to satisfy the requirements of institutional investors who are being targeted as future long-term investors for HAZ Holdings.

Gruber & Company, LLC has been retained to complete HAZ Holdings' past financial statements, including annual reports for the last three fiscal years. HAZ Holdings believes that by filing all past financial statements the company can be properly positioned in the public markets as it executes its growth strategy. This effort may include the pursuit of a listing in a market that would attract institutional investors.

"We are pleased to have retained an appraiser for our Canadian property, since the appraisals of all of our properties will be a critical aspect of our efforts to report the true value of the company's asset base in upcoming financial filings," stated Dr. Karim Bhanji, CEO of HAZ Holdings, Inc. "Reporting the revenues and assets of the properties that comprise the company's hotel ownership portfolio is expected to allow us to upgrade the position of HAZ Holdings in the public markets. Our goal is to pursue a listing in a market appropriate for the company, once these values are established and the company is properly positioned."

HAZ Holdings' five-year business plan is to increase its hotel ownership portfolio by acquiring hotel properties that range in size from 100-300 rooms per property. The company's primary focus for hotel acquisitions is in North America, but once its has met its North American goals, HAZ Holdings plans to develop and acquire hotel properties in Europe and Asia.

Shareholders and anyone interested in following the progress of the company are encouraged to subscribe to the company's mailing list located at http://investors.hazholdings.com/ealert.php, through which HAZ Holdings disseminates newly disclosed information, including press releases, notices of SEC filings, investor newsletters and other material, to subscribers directly by email.

About HAZ Holdings, Inc.

HAZ Holdings owns and manages three mid-scale, full-service hotels in the United States and Canada, under the brand names "Hotel Monarchy & Suites" and "Monarchy Inn & Suites" (www.hazhotels.com). HAZ Holdings' five-year business plan is to increase its hotel ownership portfolio by acquiring hotel properties that range in size from 100-300 rooms per property, while concurrently franchising additional hotels under its brand names. The Company's portfolio also includes the following wholly owned subsidiaries: Mortgage and Financial Institute, LLC (www.mfibanking.com), a mortgage brokerage company specializing in commercial and residential lending in Washington and Alaska; Nationwide Hotel Management, LLC, a hotel management company; KB Realty Group International LLC, a commercial and residential real estate sales company; Evergreen Sound Construction, LLC, a commercial and residential development company; and DoTravelDeals (www.dotraveldeals.com), a global travel booking engine.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements." Although we believe that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, HAZ Holdings cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Actual results may differ materially from the predictions discussed in these forward-looking statements. Changes in the circumstances upon which HAZ Holdings bases its predictions and/or forward-looking statements could materially affect its actual results.

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