Leading Hotels Unaffected by Fires

PRNewswire NEW YORK Nov. 3 :

In a survey of its member hotels in Southern California, The Leading
Hotels of the World, Ltd. is pleased to report that all are fully
operational and unaffected by the recent firestorms.

At The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego, after initial difficulties
caused by highway closings and disrupted air traffic, all operations were
back to normal as of October 30.

Both The Westgate and The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla are located
well away from the areas affected by the fires.

All of the Leading Hotels in Los Angeles—The Beverly Hills Hotel, The
Peninsula, the Beverly Wilshire and The Bel-Air—have reported that
conditions are normal and there have been no complaints regarding smoke or


Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach—both in Santa Monica—are also
situated far from the fire areas and have experienced no difficulties.

Commenting on the situation, Mr. Joseph Opp, Senior Vice President
Membership Services, noted, “We are very pleased that our hotels have not
been adversely affected during this recent situation, and we are committed
helping counteract any potential negative effects these fires might have
had on their businesses.”

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the prestigious luxury
hospitality organization representing more than 400 of the world`s finest
hotels, and operator of http://www.lhw.com/—the online source for your
luxury lifestyle. For reservations and information, visit
http://www.lhw.com/ or telephone toll-free from the USA, Canada, Puerto
Rico and the US Virgin Islands, 800-223-6800.