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  Kor Hotel Group Acquires and Now Managing the
110 room Campton Place Hotel, San Francisco
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LOS ANGELES - Nov. 17, 2005 -- Kor Hotel Group, the Los Angeles-based luxury hotel operator, brings its management expertise to San Francisco's high-end hospitality industry. On November 17, Kor Hotel Group acquired and assumed management of Campton Place Hotel, the four-star, 110-room landmark property just steps from Union Square, known for its signature fusion of progressive design elements, luxury amenities and impeccable service. 

"For Kor Hotel Group's first venture into the Bay Area, we could not have found a more distinguished and prestigious hotel than Campton Place," said John Arnett, President of Kor Hotel Group. "We are honored to include this exquisite boutique in our growing portfolio of unique properties across the country." 

Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco, just off Union Square, Campton Place Hotel is known as a sanctuary for the sophisticated traveler, providing an elegant, quiet, and intimate atmosphere. Exquisite interiors maintain the hotel's charm, while distinct high-tech touches update its presence. 

The hotel's facilities occupy two picturesque 1909 structures, the original hotel, now fifteen stories, and the seven-story Wilson Building. 

Named one of "The Top 100 Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler's readers, and ranked one of the "World's Best Places to Stay" on Conde Nast Traveler's 2005 Gold List, Campton Place enjoys a reputation as one of the world's finest upscale, four-star hotels. 

In addition, Campton Place Restaurant, headed by young, highly acclaimed Chef Daniel Humm, is a Four-Star destination in itself. Chef Humm's menu dazzles guests with a refined, modern French cuisine that masterfully blends Mediterranean flavors and influences with the richness of California's ever-changing seasonal bounty. The restaurant received four stars from The San Francisco Chronicle in 2005, and Chef Humm was selected as one of "America's Best New Chefs `05" by Food and Wine Magazine. 

History

The current Campton Place Hotel is comprised of two buildings that date back to the early 1900s. In 1916, the hotel was enlarged to 15 stories, remodeled in Spanish Colonial Revival style, and named the Drake-Wiltshire Hotel.

The property underwent an $18 million renovation in 1983 and emerged as the luxurious and more intimate Campton Place Hotel, with 200 former rooms pared to 126 rooms and suites. Southbourne, Inc. purchased the property in 1992 and completed a $5.4 million renovation in 1995, further reducing the room count to 117 to accommodate new meeting facilities. In 2002, after the completion of a $15 million renovation that further reduced the room count to 110, Campton Place Hotel stylishly ushered in the millennium as one of San Francisco's premier boutique hotels.

The Kor Group is a privately held real estate development and management firm with investments primarily in hotels, resorts and multi-family real estate. Kor Hotel Group, the hospitality division of Kor, holds a diverse property portfolio and manages both its own assets and non-owned hotels under third-party management agreements. Kor Hotel Group's properties include Viceroy Santa Monica and Viceroy Palm Springs, Avalon Hotel and Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, Tides in South Beach, Chamberlain in West Hollywood and The Jefferson in Washington D.C., as well as forthcoming Viceroy Resorts and Residences in Miami, Anguilla and Riviera Maya debuting in 2008.  

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Contact:

 Kor Hotel Group
Jennifer Dowd Giuliano, 323-930-3700
jennifer.dowd@korhotelgroup.com

Also See: Kor Hotel Group Appointed to Manage the Historic Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C. / July 2005
The Related Group Developing the Viceroy Resorts and Residences on Miami's Brickell Avenue; Kor Hotel Group to Operate the 129 unit Luxury Hotel/Condo / November 2005

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