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Luxe Worldwide Hotels Announces
Four New Global Sales Offices

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Los Angeles, California - February 22, 2005 - Efrem Harkham, CEO and President of the premiere hotel representation company Luxe Worldwide Hotels, announced today the addition of four new sales and marketing offices in Singapore/Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and Mexico City. 

“We are delighted with these new additions aimed to increase our global presence, “ Harkham says. “These offices are led by professionals who bring us their unique expertise in the hospitality industry.  They will greatly enhance Luxe Worldwide’s ability  to directly reach the leisure and corporate travel industries in these key markets.” Luxe now has a total of 15 regional offices representing the Luxe Worldwide portfolio of over 200 member hotels in 23 countries.

Singapore and a Hong Kong satellite office will be headed by Cecilia Tee, a seasoned veteran of the hospitality industry with over 15 years of industry experience and a network of important contacts throughout Asia Pacific.  Tee’s previous experience includes regional director of sales and marketing for a luxury hotel chain.  She also currently owns a travel outsourcing firm.

Adding to Luxe’s increased visibility in Asia will be a Tokyo, Japan sales, marketing and member support office, managed by Yoshimi Kusanagi.

In Mexico City, Dennis Johnson will head the team; he’s a veteran manager, having worked with Luxe Worldwide Hotels since its inception.  His extensive knowledge of Mexico’s hospitality industry will spotlight Luxe in Mexico, and enhance the development of the Luxe Mexico portfolio.

The addition of the sales and marketing component to the existing Luxe Development office in Paris will provide additional support to the Luxe four- and five-star member hotels in France.  Jennifer Jean, who joins Jean Jacques Gouy in the Luxe regional office in Paris, will lead the sales campaign there.

Notes Harkham, “Our Luxe team continues to develop innovative ways to globally promote all Luxe members.  These new offices will bring more opportunity and greater visibility to the Luxe Worldwide brand."

Luxe Worldwide Hotels, based in Los Angeles, California, is a premier representation company of independently owned and operated hotels situated in prominent international locales.  Luxe provides global sales, reservations, marketing and eBusiness services to hotel members worldwide. Make online reservations at www.luxehotels.com or call toll-free 24/7 866-LUXE-411 in North America. Contact the Luxe corporate office in Los Angeles, Ca. at 310-440-3090.

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Contact:

Anna Gargioni
Luxe Worldwide Hotels
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 691-7716
anna@luxehotels.com
www.luxehotels.com

Also See: Luxe Worldwide Hotels Celebrates 2004 with Record Portfolio and Revenue Growth! / January 2005
Luxe Hospitality Corp. Formed by Efrem Harkham to Serve Hospitality Markets on Five Continents / Jan 1999


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