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Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts Marks Entry into the Americas

By webadmin |  March 4 2008


Miami, Florida – Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts, a collection of some of the world’s most distinctive and exclusive boutique properties, announces its expansion into the Americas with the addition of five member hotels to its portfolio of more than 120 properties worldwide. The carefully selected, newly-added hotels include Casa del Mar in Cabo , Mexico ; Recoleta in Buenos Aires , Argentina ; The Dylan Hotel in New York City , Eurostars Blue Tulum in Tulum , Mexico , and the Lake Resort Le Sirenuse in San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina, opening soon.

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts (New GDS code: QX) is an authentic collection of boutique hotels and resorts with two distinctive labels in one collection – Luxury – representing the group’s most outstanding properties offering innovative interior design, unique architectural features and excellent gourmet restaurants; and Lifestyle – a collection characterized by warmth and charm achieved through a combination of commitment to guest satisfaction and personalized service in a relaxed atmosphere.

All hotels in the collection, whether a private, cliff-top hideaway on the beach, a chateau in Provence, or a restored historical landmark, must be locally authentic and meet a rigorous set of compulsory standards before being considered for membership in
Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts. These include offering personalized service in a relaxed atmosphere, exceptional amenities, commitment to guest satisfaction, a combination of architectural and/or historical significance, and intimately-sized with no less than 40 and no more than 200 rooms.

“Until now, our portfolio has included some of Europe’s finest hotels,” stated Ron Roy, Executive Vice President, The Americas, Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts. “In 2007, we launched aggressive plans to expand the group into the Americas, and we are extremely excited to be adding these four renowned properties as we continue to actively seek and examine others to join our distinctive collection.”

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts was specially-created to cater to the needs and requirements of individual small- and medium-sized hotels with architectural merit, charm, elegance and personalized service. As the only luxury hotel collection owned by one of the world’s leading hotel companies – Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts, members of
Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts benefit from sales, marketing and global distribution channels, and the latest technology and worldwide infrastructure, all designed with the goal of achieving business growth and occupancy, diversified sources of revenue and international brand awareness.

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts’ intrinsic understanding of the luxury market has attracted some of the world’s most exalted properties, including Pestana Palace in Lisbon, a stately 19th century palace, classified as a National Monument; Belles Rives Hotel situated in the heart of the French Riviera in Juan Les Pins; Gran Hotel la Florida in Barcelona, distinguished for its exclusivity; Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, a chic retreat set in London’s most prominent shopping district; Gran Hotel Son Net in Mallorca, one of the most refined hotels in the Mediterranean, and Grand Hotel Parker in Naples, Italy, built in the late 19th Century, it offers the elegance of a bygone era.

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts expansion into the Americas includes the following:

Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort – Baja , Mexico
Located in a stunning landscape, where desert meets white sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja, California Sur, Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort is an intimate, 19th century-styled, luxury resort that evokes the days of traditional Mexican haciendas with peaceful courtyards, lush tropical gardens, quaint period pieces and fine Mexican artwork. All rooms feature ocean views and a ratio of two staff members per room. The resort offers a full range of amenities, including one of Mexico ’s finest championship golf courses, Guerlain-Spa Chakra, the only one of its kind in the country, and gourmet dining options with regional, Mexican flair.

Recoleta Plaza Boutique Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Recoleta Plaza
Boutique Hotel is reminiscent of the Louis XV and Queen Anne-style and is located in La Recoleta, Buenos Aires ’ most elegant district, steps from the city’s most fashionable boutiques and leisure activities. The hotel is famous for its personal service which includes butlers and amenities such as Turkish Bath and Scottish and Finnish showers. Its restaurants, some of the city’s best, specialize in Mediterranean cuisine.

The Dylan Hotel – New York City
The Dylan Hotel is located in midtown Manhattan , within walking distance of Grand Central Station, Times Square , Fifth Avenue and many other places of interest. Designed by renowned interior designers Jeffrey Beers International, the property enjoys a timeless look with artistic elegance while preserving the building’s classic 1903 Beaux Arts architecture. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, fitness and wellness facilities, meeting rooms, and 107 spacious and beautifully appointed rooms and suites, many of them with vaulted ceilings.

Eurostars Blue Tulum Resort & Spa – Tulum , Mexico
A five-star all-inclusive property, this serene resort lies south of Playa del Carmen within walking distance from the ancient Mayan Pyramids of Tulum. Butlers have been specially trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers assuring flawless, anticipatory service, and its pre-concierge service ensures every detail has already been arranged when guests arrive. Its 96 spacious suites assure intimacy and privacy amid luscious surroundings on the Mexican Caribbean.

Lake Resort Le Sirenuse – San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
This resort, soon to open on the exclusive Llao Llao Peninsula in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche of Argentina, a short way from Patagonia, promises to become one of the coziest hotels in the region with is 17 rooms, three suites, spa, gourmet restaurant, and all-luxury service and amenities. Lake Resort Le Sirenuse is scheduled to open the summer of 2008.

About Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts:

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts is a unique collection of 4- and 5-star hotels located on beachside, country and in urban settings throughout Europe and the Americas which are committed to providing guests with exceptional personalized service. Many are Michelin award-winning hotels and restaurants.

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts affiliated members are universally driven by the same commitment to detail and passion for providing the discerning traveler with an unforgettable experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts was founded in 2004 and is jointly owned by The Stein Group and Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts, one of the leading hotel companies in the world. Together, they bring unmatched expertise in the luxury management of hotels and resorts, technology know-how, and decades of worldwide hospitality industry experience. For more information, please visit www.llhotels.com, for reservations, please call 1-888-620-5547.

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