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Larkspur Hospitality Completes $1 Million Renovation of the Former
Candlewood Suites in Hillsboro, Oregon; Rebrands to
Larkspur Landing, Home Suite Hotel
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CORTE MADERA, Calif. (November 11, 2005) – Larkspur Hospitality, a Marin County-based hotel company, announced the grand re-opening of the new Larkspur Landing, Home Suite Hotel, located in Hillsboro, OR.  The hotel, which was previously affiliated with the Candlewood Suites brand, recently completed a comprehensive $1 million renovation.  In addition, Larkspur Hospitality is in the process of renovating three other hotels, located in Milpitas, CA; Sacramento, CA; and Bellevue, WA.  The new Larkspur Landing Pleasanton celebrated its grand re-opening last week.  Once the renovations are completed, the total number of Larkspur Landing brand hotels in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest will stand at 11.  

“We are very eager and excited to have the opportunity to showcase the new hotel to our guests as well as to the Hillsboro community,” said Tracy Guerrero, General Manager, Larkspur Landing Hillsboro.  “We are focused and committed to providing extraordinary guest service and are thrilled to be able to offer the signature services and amenities for which the Larkspur Landing brand has become known.”

The new Larkspur Landing Hillsboro has experienced an extensive renovation to the interior and exterior of the building.  The lobby area has been completely refurbished and now offers an expanded front desk, complete with a fireplace, as well as a new breakfast room and complimentary business center.  All 125 guest rooms now feature the new Larkspur signature FeatherBorneSM Bed, full in-room kitchens, complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, DVD and CD players and an extra large work space.  The hotel also features an outdoor whirlpool spa, exercise room and complimentary laundry facilities.

The exterior of the hotel has been enhanced, offering visitors a new craftsman-style porte cochere above the entrance.  In addition, new signage, light fixtures, paint and trellises have been applied to the building.  

“Larkspur Hospitality is very pleased to bring our flagship Larkspur Landing hotel concept to this market,” said Karl Hoagland, Chairman and CEO of Larkspur Hospitality.  “Our Hillsboro hotel was the first one we built back in 1996.  That makes it especially exciting to be bringing our flagship brand to this wonderful community.  Much like the town of Hillsboro, Larkspur Landings pride themselves on offering guests a warm and welcoming environment.  We look forward to continued success in Hillsboro for many years to come.”

Utilizing craftsman-style design, Larkspur Landing hotels are upscale all-suite extended stay hotels, providing fully equipped kitchens, the Larkspur signature FeatherBorne BedSM, in-room DVD players, complimentary laundry facilities, outdoor whirlpool spas, exercise room and the new Healthy Start Breakfast.  Specializing in genuine, personalized service, Larkspur Landing hotels also offer Your Home Office @ Larkspur, featuring complimentary in-room high-speed Internet access, an extra large work space in every room and complimentary state-of-the-art business centers complete with computers, color printers, fax and copy machines.  Larkspur Landings are known for repeatedly achieving some of the highest guest satisfaction scores in the hotel industry, as measured by Market Metrix.

About Larkspur Hospitality
Established in 1996, Larkspur Hospitality is a rapidly growing hotel company based in Corte Madera, California.  Larkspur owns and operates 20 hotels comprising three brands (Larkspur Landing, Hilton Garden Inn and its collection of three and four star independent hotels known as the Larkspur Collection) in suburban areas of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.  The company acquired the four-star RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Oregon, in July 2003, the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos, California in December 2003, The Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon, California in May 2004 and The Sainte Claire in San Jose in June 2005.  In December 2004, Larkspur began converted five existing hotels to its flagship Larkspur Landing brand, bringing the total number of Larkspur Landings to 11.  The company also manages the Pruneyard Inn in Campbell, California.  For additional information on Larkspur Hospitality, visit www.larkspurhotels.com.

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Contact:

Jeff Rubenstein
Larkspur Hospitality
415 945-5037
jrubenstein@larkspurhotels.com

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Also See: Larkspur Hospitality to Convert 5 Candlewood Suites Hotels to Its Proprietary Brand, Larkspur Landing, Home Suite Hotel / November 2004

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