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Destination Hotels & Resorts Named Among the 10 Fastest
Growing Golf Management Companies in U.S.

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Destination One of Two Hospitality Management Companies Recognized
by Golf Inc. Magazine for Growth in Golf Portfolio
 
Englewood, Colo. – Sept. 18, 2006 – Next week Destination Hotels & Resorts will be honored by Golf Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing golf management companies in the country. Destination, the fifth largest independent hospitality company in the United States, will be presented the award at the Golf Inc. annual conference on Sept. 25 in Amelia Island, Fla. 
 
The award is given to the “10 Fastest Growing Management Companies” in the United States with more than 10 courses. The publication surveyed 180 golf management companies and determined the ones that had the largest increase in 18-hole or equivalents from June 2005 to May 2006. Destination was noted for its 15 percent increase in courses under company management from 13.5 courses in 2005 to 15.5 in 2006. The rise in Destination courses includes the addition of the Prospector and Tumble Creek courses at Suncadia in Roslyn, Wash. to the portfolio.  
 
The Destination golf collection will continue to grow with the opening of the Peter Jacobson/Jim Hardy-designed Rope Rider course at Suncadia which is expected to be completed in 2007. Suncadia is a four-season, 6,300-acre resort community featuring two golf courses, the Arnold Palmer-designed Prospector course and the Rope Rider course which will open in 2007. The Prospector Inn, which opened in July of 2005, is the first building to be completed in The Village, which will ultimately include shops, boutiques and restaurants, sports and recreational facilities.  Within Suncadia is Tumble Creek, a 2,600-acre private community featuring a Tom Doak-designed golf course which opened in June 2006.  
 
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Golf Inc. for our growth in this important sector of our business,” said Rich Taylor, director of national golf sales and marketing for Destination. “Golf continues to be an integral part of our guests’ vacation experience and we are constantly looking to add courses in distinctive vacation destinations to our collection.” Destination is one of only two hospitality management companies noted on the list. 
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Hole No. 4 of the Prospector Course at Suncadia
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Destination Hotels & Resorts manages properties that range from high altitude courses with panoramic views of mountain peaks to colorful courses in the desert of Arizona. Other courses play along the ocean providing unique water hazards to golfers. The names of famed golfers and golf architects who have designed these courses are endless – Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Fazio, Michael Hurdzan and Jack Nicklaus to name a few. Golf properties include Destination Resorts Hawaii, The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Resort at Squaw Creek, Sunriver Resort, Wild Dunes Resort and Skamania Lodge.
 
For more information on Destination golf properties, please contact director of national golf sales and marketing Rich Taylor at (866) 288-7260.  Or, to book a reservation at a Destination Hotels & Resorts, please call 1-800-4DHR-DHR or visit www.destinationhotels.com.
 
Golf Inc. magazine is the leading publication for golf course developers, owners, operators and management company executives. Published monthly, the magazine provides readers with trends, success stories and other key data on golf course operations, marketing, development, sales and finance, retail and turf maintenance.
 
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
 
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Contact:

Kristin Yantis Mettler
Assistant Vice President
Corporate Communications
Destination Hotels & Resorts
(858) 964-6533 direct
www.stowemountainlodge.com
www.destinationhotels.com

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Also See: James Horsman Named Vice President/Managing Director and Jennifer Thorn as Director of sales and Marketing for Stowe Mountain Lodge / September 2006
Destination Hotels & Resorts Appoints Steve Migliara Director of Sales & Marketing at Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center / September 2006
David C. Bland Appointed Managing Director of New Projects for Destination Hotels & Resorts / July 2006
Spruce Peak Realty, LLC, and Lowe Enterprises Start Construction on Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont; Upon Completion, the Lodge Will be Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts / July 2005
Janne Hurley Clare Appointed GM at the Destination Hotels & Resorts Managed NINEZERO in Boston / May 2001
Boston Developer Selects Future Hotel's Name / May 2001 


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