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Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Announces Amrita Spa

Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, recent recipient of a Five-Star rating by the 2002 Mobil Travel Guide and the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five-Diamond Award, is pleased to announce the addition of Amrita Spa—a Raffles International Limited benchmark concept. Exemplifying unparalleled excellence in luxurious accommodations, service and design, the hotel adds the Amrita Spa luxury concept in its quest to provide ultimate perfection and elegance for its guests. 
Raffles’ Amrita Spas around the world have long welcomed weary travelers in search if fitness, serenity and rejuvenation.  The exclusive luxury spa concept focuses on providing a haven of relaxation and nurturing to members and guests, while providing complete care of the skin, body and soul - all supported by a team of highly skilled therapists.  The Amrita name is derived from the ancient Sanskrit legend where, from the beginning of time, Hindu deities searched for “Amrita,” an elixir that promised eternal youth.  This legendary assurance of renewal will be a commitment delivered to every member and guest at Amrita Spa, Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.
“The addition of Amrita Spa reinforces Raffles L’Ermitage’s commitment to continually seek out and incorporate new dimensions and services designed to pamper our guests.  This
legendary spa concept is celebrated at Raffles hotels and resorts across the globe, and Raffles
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is pleased to be the first North American property to continue the Amrita tradition,” explains General Manager Jack Naderkhani.

Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills will open the 2,800 square-foot spa in spring 2002, for which annual fee-based memberships will be available.  Conveniently located on the 8th floor of the hotel, the mystical oasis will provide an integrated range of spa and skin care services, cutting-edge facilities, Amrita’s own Private Label aromatherapy products and signature Amrita Spa cuisine.  A unique approach will incorporate the best of Eastern and Western philosophies and methodologies carefully selected from around the world.
Amrita Spa is located at Raffles Hotel, Raffles City and Merchant Court Hotel in the heart of the central business district of Singapore . Seven other Amrita Spas exist—Hotel VierJahreszeiten in Hamburg, Merchant Court Hotel Sydney, Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh and Grand Hotel D’Angkor in Siem Reap.  RIL will be adding six more Amrita Spas in the next 18 months in its hotels, operating one of the largest international spa networks.
Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills recently received the AAA Five-Diamond Award, which is only given to select establishments that exemplify an impeccable standard of excellence.  The hotel received the award after only two years - a rarity for a hotel to achieve in such a short amount of time. Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is one of only 25 exemplary establishments to be honored as a 2002 Mobil Five-Star Award recipient, based on ability to anticipate guest needs, exceed their expectations, and create a memorable and lasting experience.
Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is managed under its Raffles brand of international super deluxe and landmark hotels.  The luxury hotel features a calming blend of ultra-high-tech touches
with an Eastern, Zen-like aesthetic and 124 spacious guest rooms and suites artistic and
contemporary in decor.  Guests can enjoy a Living Room, Raffles Suite, Executive Center, Writer’s
Bar, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and Rooftop and Pool Terrace with a 360-degree view of the
city.  JAAN, the hotel’s intimate restaurant, offers a menu that reflects the creative harmony of a
modern French foundation, Indochine flavors and California natural freshness.  Raffles L’Ermitage
Beverly Hills is walking distance from the famous Rodeo Drive, unique boutiques, galleries and museums. For more information, please contact Ms. Vanessa Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing at 310-278-3344.

Raffles International Limited, formed in 1989, is a name well respected in the industry for its standards of quality, award winning concepts and innovative approach towards hotel management. Raffles International’s Hotels & Resorts are marketed under a two-tiered brand structure. The Raffles “brand” distinguishes itself by offering the highest standards of products and services available in major cities on an international level. The “Swiss™tel” brand and “Merchant Court” hotels offer quality accommodations and the full range of modern facilities and amenities expected by today’s discerning traveler—with an emphasis on quality and comfort. Raffles International currently manages 38 hotels and resorts in 33 destinations.  The Americas region is comprised of seven Swiss™tel properties located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru and one Raffles Tier hotel, Raffles L’Ermitage, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California.