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The First LaTour Signature Group Property, “Olamar” in
Cabo San Lucas, Now Under Construction

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SAN FRANCISCO (March 27, 2008) – Tom LaTour established Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants as the leader in the boutique hotel segment, growing the chain to 40 hotels and restaurants in 17 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Now, the former Kimpton chairman and CEO and founding principal of LaTour Signature Group, has earned a Platinum Circle lifetime achievement award from Hospitality Design Magazine – recognizing LaTour’s lustrous 20-year career with the hotel giant.
 
LaTour is now taking his vast hospitality experience and placing his signature touch on the booming shared-ownership vacation home market with his latest enterprise, LaTour Signature Group. 
 
“I found it irresistible not to retire,” said LaTour, an accomplished vintner and restaurateur, also named one of the “26 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs” by Inc. magazine in 2005. “I couldn’t stop thinking about ways to wine and dine luxury resort guests. So I found a niche that hadn’t been filled yet – the very upscale 50 to 150-unit fractional resorts.” 
 
Launched in 2007, LaTour Signature Group is a joint-venture consulting and management company with ResortCom Elite, created to transform luxury vacation experiences at select five-star fractional resort properties throughout North America and Mexico. The company will manage all resort operations – including the training and supervising of staff, reservation coordination and concierge services, as well as sales and marketing of fractional rentals.  
 
The first LaTour Signature Group property, “Olamar” in Cabo San Lucas, marks the company’s foray into Mexico’s flourishing shared vacation ownership industry. Currently under construction on the secluded Monuments Beach, Olamar will feature elegant, fully furnished three- and four-bedroom beachfront residences are now selling from the mid $300,000s for one-eighth interest, and whole ownership of oceanfront villas from $2 million. Visit www.olamarliving.com. 

Olamar Site Map
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Tom LaTour, who created more than 20 acclaimed restaurants in his illustrious career, is ensuring that Olamar sets a new culinary standard in Mexico. Amplifying that experience will be in-residence dining and a unique wine program featuring LaTour Winery selections, as well as wines from California, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Envisioning a community with life-minded residents, Olamar made a commitment to the wellness and health of its owners and guests. Beyond simply having a spa and fitness center, Olamar is planning an array of interesting programs, seminars and educational presentations intended to give you the tools you need to promote healthier living and increase your longevity.

LaTour Signature Resort destinations like Olamar must be idyllic escapes from the everyday world. Accordingly our staff must be enlightened employees and open, generous neighbors. Without question the LaTour Experience will be exclusive in the most fundamental sense of the word. We know of no other way. www.latoursignaturegroup.com



“Our objective is to provide a relationship-based, amenity-rich experience for high-end vacationers at exquisite properties,” said La Tour. “We will offer much more than a room in a high rise on the beach.”
 
About LaTour Signature Group 

By delivering management services that are unprecedented in the industry, LaTour Signature Group is committed to becoming the ultimate brand for private residence clubs and luxury fractional properties through superior service, distinctive amenities, chef-driven restaurants and culinary activities and obsessive attention to detail.
 
LaTour Signature Group will deliver hand-picked and exceptionally trained resort staff, highly personalized concierge services and world-class leisure, recreational and health and wellness programs, as well as privately stocked wine cellars and other one-of-a-kind culinary experiences from cooking classes to excursions to local farmers markets.
 
When brought in on the ground floor, LaTour Signature Group can effectively lend its expertise and direction to the resort’s conceptual design and operational functionality and provide referrals and recommendations for other key partner alliances, such as real estate sales and marketing.

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Contact:

Cassie Piercey
LaTour Signature Group
619-295-7140 / cassie@jwalcher.com

LaTour Signature Group
www.latoursignaturegroup.com
415-568-2210.

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Also See: Tom LaTour, Former Chairman and CEO of Kimpton Hotels, Starts New Venture Within the Fractional Resort Industry with the LaTour Signature Group / February 2008
Tom LaTour, CEO and Chairman of Kimpton Hotels, Named 2005 Industry Leader of the Year by Michigan State's School of Hospitality Business / November 2005
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