Crowne Plaza Adds Palm Beach Property

(August 29, 2002)—The 193-room Crowne Plaza Oceanfront-North Palm Beach, located in the heart of Palm Beach County, joins the upscale hotel portfolio of Six Continents Hotels.

Currently undergoing a $5 million renovation, this former Sheraton hotel is owned and managed by CityHotels, SA, under a license agreement with an affiliate of Six Continents Hotels, Inc. Renovations are expected to be complete by November 1, 2002.

The Crowne Plaza Oceanfront-North Palm Beach features an exterior surrounded by lush, tropical landscape and three relaxing waterfalls. Once inside, new guestroom and suite décor features vibrant colors, custom designed furnishings and accessories and eclectic original artwork.

Through its new Crowne Club program, the hotel offers an elevated level of guest accommodations and personal service for oceanfront guestrooms and suites, as well as guestrooms and suites located on the 8th and 9th floors. Club guestrooms and suites are beautifully appointed in rich dark woods with custom armoires, over-sized desks, sleigh beds in all king rooms and a one-of-a-kind custom bed with a luxurious 14-inch pillow top mattress.

The Club Lounge offers guests a complete business center and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily as well as cocktails and the chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres in the evenings. Guests can enjoy the newly renovated Lobby Bar and Flagler’s Oceanview Grille, both featuring sophisticated furniture, décor, lighting and artwork. Menus have been enhanced to include a wider variety of fresh local seafood, locally grown vegetables, pasta and tender steaks. The Patio Beach Bar & Grille, sporting new steel and teak furniture, still has the very best seats in Palm Beach County.

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The latest addition to the hotel is the newly constructed oceanfront Vie a la Mer Pavilion. This permanent tent structure is climate-protected and graced with sides that tie back to offer views of white sand and the Atlantic Ocean. The oceanfront pavilion, combined with the Royal Palm Salon and two boardrooms, offer up to 7,300 square-feet of meeting space, ideal for meetings and other food and beverage functions.

The Crowne Plaza Oceanfront-North Palm Beach provides the perfect venue for both business and leisure travelers whether attending meetings, looking for a weekend getaway or sightseeing.

To experience the new Crowne Plaza Oceanfront-North Palm Beach, a grand opening rate is being offered at $99.00 per room per night until December 30, 2002 on a limited basis.
For more information, contact the hotel at 1-800-370-1010 or visit the hotel’s website at www.oceanfrontcp.com.

The Crowne Plaza Oceanfront-North Palm Beach participates in Priority Club Rewards, the world’s first hotel loyalty program. Guests benefit from new member-preferred features like points transfer, points purchase and the fastest way to Elite status, with program pillars of no blackout dates and no point expiration to form a powerful program that is easy and truly rewarding. According to CNN: “The new Priority Club Rewards program is the best one around…” Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests may enroll online at www.priorityclub.com, call 800-272-9273 or register at any Crowne Plaza hotel.

As part of the Six Continents Hotels global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts offers upscale accommodations at a good value, at 180 hotels in 40 countries, with more than 52,000 guestrooms in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations worldwide.

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