West Paces Unveils Solis

27th Jul 2005

The West Paces Hotel Group LLC has
announced the introduction of Solis Hotels and Resorts, a luxury hotel and
resort brand.  Through unparalleled designs, settings and experiences, the
brand reflects a new perspective of luxury based on input from world travelers
and guests.The premier Solis properties signify the genesis of a brand poised for
sustainable growth through distinct designs and unparalleled customer service
standards.  Solis properties are currently planned for development in Phoenix
(Paradise Valley), Atlanta (Alpharetta), Chicago, Orlando, San Antonio and
Frankfurt, Germany.
  “Solis Hotels and Resorts will embody a core philosophy of exceptional and
caring service,” remarked Horst Schulze, CEO of The West Paces Hotel Group.
“We have uncovered significant major shifts by listening to today’s upscale
travelers which indicated to us a significant opportunity for creating a new
hotel and resort product.  The Solis brand was developed to provide our guests
with a distinctive experience and a sense of place, while surrounding them
with impeccable service.”
  Carefully crafted to appeal to discerning, well-traveled guests, the Solis
concept was developed by an expert team of hospitality leaders.  The Solis
brand responds to key findings from guests’ insights, and offers a new theory
on luxury as defined by today’s upscale travelers, to surpass the experience
found in today’s conventional upscale hotels.  Providing guests with superior
customer service, spectacular surroundings, exquisite dining options, unique
designs and memorable experiences, each Solis property will offer luxury
accommodations with a true sense of discovery, showcasing the distinctive
character of its environment.
  “The vision behind the Solis brand and the strength of The West Paces
Hotel Group’s management team represent an excellent opportunity,” added M.
Douglas Ivester, strategic investment partner with The West Paces Hotel Group,
and former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.  With its first phase of
properties representing more than $700 million in hotel and associated
residential development costs, this preliminary investment marks the inception
of a growing venture.
  By design, Solis properties will be set in special environments, ranging
from luxury resort retreats amid prized desert, mountain or ocean-front
panoramas, or comfortable hotels in urban enclaves.  Distinguished by
experiences that engage guests with world-class facilities, customized service
and amenities, Solis properties will provide exceptional gourmet restaurants
and state-of-the-art spas and offer such spirited activities as archeology
expeditions to off-the-beaten-path shopping, arts and culinary experiences.
  The Solis Hotels and Resorts brand will premiere its resort portfolio with
Montelucia - A Solis Resort & Spa (slated to open mid-2007), an
Andalucian-style property located in Paradise Valley, Arizona
(Phoenix/Scottsdale area), with 277 hotel rooms, casitas and suites, plus
34 villas available for permanent or vacation homeownership.  Montelucia will
reflect Old World southern Spain, and feature distinctive restaurants, a
luxury spa facility designed by Sylvia Sepielli, boutique shopping, and
ballroom, meeting and extensive wedding facilities.
  Solis Hotel Chicago, a quintessential urban hotel property featuring
dynamic skyline and river views, will offer 454 luxury guestrooms and suites,
a signature restaurant, world-class fitness and spa facilities, and conference
and meeting space.  As a conversion of an existing hotel, this property is
slated to re-open under the Solis brand and management in late Spring 2006.
The property is located on Wacker Drive, one block west of Michigan Avenue.
  The Stanbury, A Solis Hotel & Spa in Atlanta (Alpharetta, Georgia) is
slated to open in late 2007 as a mixed-use property combining a 144-room
boutique hotel with a world-class spa, luxury residences, a signature
restaurant, meeting and banquet facilities, and space for office,
entertainment and retail use.
  Solis Resort & Spa, Orlando is slated to open in early 2008, and will
reflect a timeless contemporary design with a world-class restaurant, spa, and
meeting and banquet space.  With 300 guestrooms (including 60 suites), the
property will feature an extraordinary pool and water features, surrounded by
exquisite landscaping.  The property is located adjacent to the Orange County
Convention Center.
  Solis Hotel, San Antonio, a 150-room hotel designed to reflect the
distinctive architectural elements of Mexico, is set to open in late 2007.
Located near Dominion in South Central Texas, the property features a spa and
fitness center, a signature restaurant with a large outdoor bar and lounge
area, and world-class meeting and banquet space.
  Solis Hotel, Frankfurt (Germany), a 348-room hotel, comprises a full block
of urban redevelopment in the city’s crossroads of famed cultural attractions,
including the nearby Museum Mile.  Envisioned to open by summer 2007, the
property will feature a full-service spa, a gourmet restaurant and other
dining options, and a selection of meeting and ballroom space.


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