Embassy brand nears 300 target

Embassy Suites Hotels is
nearing its goal of 300 hotels by 2010 with the opening of its first property
in California’s Santa Clarita Valley, the Embassy Suites Valencia.The
hotel opened in Valencia, California is owned by Grand Prix Floating Lessee
LLC/Innkeepers USA and managed by Island Hospitality, marking the first
Embassy Suites in the company’s portfolio.

“We could not be happier to bring the Embassy Suites concept to Valencia,
increasing the brand’s presence in Southern California, which is a key
market for us,” said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president of brand
management, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Bringing our friends at Innkeepers
Hospitality into the Embassy Suites family, meets a strategic goal of
broadening our developer base and increasing the number of Embassy Suites
properties open, under construction or in the pipeline, to 300 by 2010.”


“Additionally, we are pleased to debut many of the defining characteristics
of the Design Option III prototype, giving our guests a preview of the new
design and a smaller, more intimate Embassy Suites,” added Holthouser.     



Camco Pacific served as the contractor for the hotel, and blended features
of the Embassy Suites upscale hotel brand’s new prototype design,
specifically the hotel’s double-loaded corridors and side-by-side suite
design.  In addition to the spacious two-room suites, complimentary
cooked-to-order breakfast, evening manager’s reception and lush atrium,
characteristic of all Embassy Suites Hotels properties, the Embassy Suites
Valencia will offer guests an outdoor pool, spa and The Grove, a full
service restaurant.  The hotel features other guest amenities consistent
with all Embassy Suites Hotels, including: two 37 inch flat-screen
televisions, two dual-line phones, high-speed internet access, a wet bar,
refrigerator, microwave oven, and an iron and ironing board. 


The hotel in Valencia will provide guests with complimentary high-speed
internet access, 24-hour EmbassyLink Business Center, EmbassyDirect
Registration Kiosk and a complimentary shuttle with service to local
corporate offices within five miles, local entertainment and shopping. The
hotel is a great venue for meetings and events with a Grand Ballroom
spanning 4,456 square feet and a separate state-of-the-art Board Room with
500 square feet.