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Strong Global expansion for Summit Hotels & Resorts

Strong Global expansion for Summit Hotels & Resorts

Category: Worldwide
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2008-03-14

14 New Member Properties Add 3,700 Rooms In Six Months

Summit Hotels & Resorts has further strengthened its global portfolio and increased its capacity by 3,700 rooms, with the addition of a stunning new range of properties.

A total of 14 new properties have been welcomed by Summit Hotels & Resorts, a brand of Preferred Hotel Group, in the last six months alone. This expansion is significant because it establishes brand presence in California for the first time, substantially increases its foothold in Tokyo and designates the first Summit golf resort in Italy.

The recent additions to the internationally acclaimed collection of properties include: Palmerston Etna Golf Resort & Spa in Sicily, Italy; myhotel Bloomsbury and myhotel Chelsea in London; Eden Hotel La Bergère in Maastricht; the Il Lugano in Fort Lauderdale; The Bel Air in Cancun, Mexico; The Grand Pacific and Hotel Pacific hotels in Tokyo; Pheasant Run Resort & Spa in St Charles, Illinois; Westlake Village Inn in California; the Ambassador East in Chicago; the Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores in Lima, Peru; The Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, Italy and The Legacy Hotel, Maryland, USA.

The addition of each of these distinctive properties demonstrates Summit Hotels & Resort’s valuable role as a trusted brand for authentic travel experiences in the world’s top destinations. As a business partner, Summit is also delivering great performance, with member hotels enjoying 20% growth in overall revenue through the brand in 2007.

“Summit Hotels & Resorts is the right brand for right now because it successfully drives business to member hotels and gives travellers what they want - a smart combination of value and luxury,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, Vice President, Brand Development, Preferred Hotel Group. “With the addition of more than 3,700 rooms we look forward to introducing even more guests to the great amenities, warm welcome and tailored services that Summit delivers.”

Speaking of their decision to join Summit Hotels & Resorts, Amy Commans, General Manager of Westlake Village Inn, California, said: “The Westlake Village Inn is thrilled to be aligned with the Preferred Hotel Group. We have been seeking a partnership for many years and feel there is perfect synergy between our collective management styles and business acumen. We are honored to be selected as the first Summit hotel in California and look forward to the networking opportunities that lay ahead.”

Ann Waterston, Director of the Sales & Marketing at myhotels, said: “We are tremendously excited to have joined Preferred Hotel Group, who's successes and track record we have followed with much interest over the years. Preferred Hotel Group represents a level of quality assurance that people recognise - guaranteeing high standards of service, innovative concepts and a modern outlook over an ever-evolving industry. Being a member of the Summit brand is fantastic for our existing myhotel Bloomsbury and myhotel Chelsea as they are widely regarded as design led, innovative boutique hotels that pander towards the creative industries.”

Palmerston Etna Golf Resort & Spa – Sicily, Italy
Situated on the lower slopes of Mount Etna surrounded by olive groves, orange orchards and vineyards, the resort town of Taormina is within easy driving distance. Palmerston Etna Golf Resort & Spa features Sicily’s first golf course, and a 98 room Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre.

myhotel Bloomsbury – London, England
Designed with contemporary eclecticism in mind myhotel Bloomsbury is fantastically located just a stone's throw away from Covent Garden and Soho in the Bohemian area of Bloomsbury. Through the influence of feng shui and cutting-edge design by Conran & Partners the hotel offers its unique take on service and style with the library, the energy zone and jinja, the dedicated treatment room.

myhotel Chelsea – London, England
myhotel Chelsea is a chic haven of peace, located on a quiet residential street in Chelsea, on the doorstep of some of the world's most fashionable shops, minutes from South Kensington and King's Road. Through the influence of feng shui and cutting-edge design, the 45 room myhotel Chelsea feels like a refreshingly bright country house and offers guests the facilities of mybar Chelsea and the energy zone fitness centre.

Eden Hotel La Bergère – Maastricht, Netherlands
The beautiful historic facade hides a fantastic 73 room hotel. Its interior was created by various world-famous designers, including Phillippe Starck, Minotti, Balleri, and many others. Conveniently located in the heart of the trendy Wijck district, only 250 meters from Maastricht Central Station and near the old city centre, the hotel also boasts the Lounge bar La Byb and the luxurious La Bergère Beauty Lounge.

Il Lugano – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Located on the inter-coastal waterway in Fort Lauderdale's beach district, the hotel is minutes from the famous Beach Place shopping district, pristine white sandy beaches and nationally famous Galleria Shopping Mall. This 105 room hotel offers a state of the art fitness centre, a private hotel boat – il Lugano –, as well as private boat slips, and will soon open a signature waterfront restaurant and lounge.

The Bel Air Collection Hotel Spa – Cancun, Mexico
This recently restored unique minimalist hotel is the perfect hideaway for a unique romantic holiday experience in a exclusive resort located right on the beach of the Mexican Caribbean in Cancun. The 156 room hotel offers guests a choice of three eateries – Azure for Mediterranean and fusion grill, Sushi Bar and the Barefoot snack bar.

Grand Pacific – Tokyo, Japan
Overlooking Tokyo Bay, Le Méridien Grand Pacific Tokyo is one of the largest hotels in Japan’s capital – offering 884 rooms, six restaurants and four bars. Grand Pacific will join Summit Hotels & Resorts in May this year - and is just minutes from central Tokyo.

Hotel Pacific – Tokyo, Japan
Set amidst the frenetic commotion of the glorious city of Tokyo, Le Méridien Pacific Tokyo sits among acres of serene gardens. Perched in front of Shinagawa station and only fifteen minutes from Tokyo’s world-renowned shopping and entertainment hotspots the 954 room Le Méridien Pacific Tokyo provides six restaurants representing every major cuisine in the world and joins the brand in May of this year.

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa – St Charles, Illinois, USA
Located at Chicago's doorstep in historic St. Charles, this beautiful 250 acre resort is within easy reach of both O'Hare International and Midway Airports. With 473 luxurious guest rooms, two championship golf courses, a renowned spa, award-winning dining and entertainment, three pools and extensive meeting and conference facilities, Pheasant Run Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for both weekend getaways and corporate retreats.

Westlake Village Inn - California, USA
Located in beautiful Westlake Village, California, approximately 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles and Burbank Airport this 141 room hotel extends over 17 landscaped acres and is a short drive from the scenic Malibu coastline, numerous wineries, the Performing Arts Center, the Gardens of the World, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, high-end shopping areas. Guests at Westlake Village Inn also have access to two of the area’s most popular restaurants - Bogie's and Mediterraneo.

Ambassador East – Chicago, USA
Offering historic grandeur on Chicago’s gold coast, Ambassador East is still the place to be seen, having been a magnet for distinguished guests such as Frank Sinatra, Richard Gere, Gary Sinise and Vince Vaughn since 1926. This National Historic Landmark, which has 285 rooms, is renowned for its esteemed service, world-famous Pump Room restaurant and central location.

Andina Private Collection Miraflores - Lima, Peru
This newly opened 5 star-hotel, in the heart of Miraflores, has 148 rooms, including 14 Andian suites and an Imperial suite, as well as four conference rooms, two restaurants, a spa, a gym, a beauty salon and a heated swimming pool. The hotel is just a short stroll from the Miraflores Central Park, which is a great tourist area surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops.

Hotel Parco dei Principi – Sorrento, Italy
Overlooking the shores of Sorrento, Hotel Parco dei Principi is a contemporary five-star 96-room hotel, set in a botanical garden of exceptional beauty. Guests can enjoy the spectacular views from the Gio Ponti restaurant, as well as excellent Italian cuisine; La Spiaggia offers fresh fish and local specialties and the American Bar is ideal a lively piano bar. The hotel also offers a sea water swimming pool, private beach and a Wellbeing Centre spa.

The Legacy Hotel – Maryland, USA
Located in the heart of booming Montgomery County, The Legacy Hotel and Meeting Centre is a contemporary 162-room boutique hotel which brings a perfect balance of technology, service, comfort, and convenience. Rooms feature 32" flat screen HDTVs, air purifiers, and iPod clock radios. To satisfy guests’ appetites for great healthy food, Crab serves Maryland’s Blue Crabs and a variety of tantalizing seafood choices, The Legacy offers an outstanding health conscious room service menu

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