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Krisam Group Adds Four Upscale Resorts, Achieves 42% Year-Over-Year
Revenue Growth Among Existing Resort Members
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Anticipating Continued Strength in the Resort Group Market in 2008,
Krisam now has 100 Resort Members with Unique Offerings

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Washington, DC – December 17, 2007 –Krisam Group, the pioneering hotel membership company for independent and unique hotels worldwide, announced that it has added four independent resort hotels to its portfolio. The additions give Krisam more upscale resort group inventory than any other U.S. hotel membership company, with more than 100 resorts in all. In addition, the company said it generated more than 42% more revenues for its resort properties year over year through the first three quarters of 2007. Krisam anticipates that high-end resorts will be among the leaders in group bookings in 2008. 

The new hotels are: The Sundance Resort, Sundance, Utah; the Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, California; the Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, Victor, Idaho; and Carefree Resort & Villas, Carefree, Arizona; 

Jim Schultenover, President of Krisam, said, “We are delighted to announce the addition of four exceptional new hotels to the Krisam portfolio, bringing to more than 100 our resort properties that share a commitment to the highest quality in serving the group market.” He concluded, “Based on our resorts’ performance in 2007 and anticipated trends going into 2008, we expect resorts focused on the group market to have continued strong demand – and we look forward to helping to drive group revenue for each of our distinctive resort members.” 

Krisam Group has more than 220 hotels and resorts in all fifty states, as well as Europe, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. Each Krisam hotel is selected for membership based upon its high quality guest experience, distinctive identity and offerings in the local market, and its ability to provide outstanding experiences for groups of varying sizes and needs.

About the New Krisam Resort Member Hotels

Rated as Conde Nast Traveler’s #2 Resort in the U.S., Sundance Resort offers guests 95 luxurious guest rooms, 10 mountain homes and 10,000 square feet of meeting space.  The resort is affiliated with Sundance Film Festival, The Sundance Catalog and The Sundance Channel, and is one of the leading GREEN resorts in the country.  The hotel currently operates on 50% wind generated power, all disposable goods are made from 100% bio-plastic derived from corn and potato starch, and all the hotel’s glass waste is recycled at  a glass blowing facility right on property. The hotel also caters to guests’ creative side, by offering unique activities such as pottery making, silver smithing, painting, photography, and numerous art classes. 

Nestled among 504 acres of coastland in the hills of Newport Coast, California, The Resort at Pelican Hill is adjacent to preserved, natural wilderness with panoramic ocean views from every vantage point.  Opening in Fall 2008, the resort will offer 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including outdoor terraces with beautiful ocean views. In October, 2008, the property will complete and expansion that will create a resort of 107 rooms and close to 4,000 square feet of meeting space. At opening, the resort will offer 204 bungalows and bedroom villas offering wood-beamed ceilings, fireplaces, marble baths, private entries, and parking.   There are four pools on-property, along with a private clubhouse and pool for Villa guests.  The spa will offer a full-service salon, warm Roman-soaking pools, 22 beautifully appointed rooms with the finest treatments from around the world, and elite fitness center providing state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of classes.  

The Teton Springs Lodge & Spa opens this month as the sister property of Spring Creek Ranch in Victor, Idaho. It offers 52 sleeping rooms and 3,500 square feet of meeting space, as well as unique outdoor recreational offerings that make Teton Springs an unforgettable place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy nature’s wonders. 

Carefree Resort & Villas currently offers 150 luxurious, spacious resort rooms in fabulous Carefree, Arizona. The hotel offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities, and has 35,000 total square feet of indoor meeting space and 25,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space, for a grand total of 60,000 square feet of versatile meeting space for groups of all sizes. In addition, the hotel is completing extensive renovations on 100 of its guest rooms as well as its 230 large villas, which can also function as 2-bedroom units. Spanning 54 acres of high Sonoran Desert - easily accessible from Scottsdale and Phoenix - this legendary alternative to traditional North Scottsdale hotel resorts is surrounded by desert wildflowers, towering Saguaro, giant octillo, and prickly pear cactus. 

Krisam Group, founded in1975, is the top hotel membership company for independent and unique hotels worldwide, and is the leading advocate and service provider for meeting planners. Krisam has more than 220 member properties worldwide. For more information on Krisam Group, please visit www.krisam.com.

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Contact:

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR 
(212) 808-6556 
michael@mfcpr.com

Kathleen McDermott 
(202) 775-5800 
kathleen_mcdermott@krisam.com

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Also See: Krisam Group and Global Events Partners Announce New Chief Financial Officer; Peter De Angelo Appointed CFO out of Washington, D.C. Headquarters / October 2007
GEP and Krisam Join with destex, Expand in Central Europe; Global Events Partners and Krisam Group join with Germany-based destex for European Sales, establishing a Global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Gateway for Austria, Germany and Switzerland / September 2007
Global Events Partners (GEP) and Krisam Group Open Office in the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle - GEP's Rachel Elliott Leads Sales and Service in Burgeoning Market for Meetings and Event Business; Tracey Lankford Manages Krisam Office / September 2007
Anita Heathcote to Lead European Sales for Krisam Group and Global Events Partners / July 2007
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