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Kor Hotel Group Opening the 77 room Loden Vancouver
in Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, BC, October 1, 2008: Los Angeles-based Kor Hotel Group proudly announces the much anticipated opening of its first Canadian venture and the latest hotel to join its highly acclaimed 'Urban Retreat' portfolio. On October 18, Vancouver welcomes Loden. Inspired by a name representing a deep, indulgent shade of the colour green, Loden Vancouver, along with its restaurant Voya, will bring Vancouver a refreshed and a uniquely Kor experience, offering unparalleled amenities, high design and intuitive service.

"Loden Vancouver represents the next step in Kor's collection of sophisticated urban hotels," said Nicholas Clayton, President of Kor Hotel Group. "Vancouver's international allure and natural beauty is the ideal backdrop for a hotel that will embody all that makes Vancouver such a beautiful place."

Loden's 77 contemporary rooms and host of amenities will be housed in a newly constructed, 14-story tower built with a visionary balance where modern meets nature. Vancouver, a city of deep colours and lush abundance, provides the inspiration for elements that are carried into the hotel's design. Loden's curved glass, natural stone and copper exterior mimic ocean waves, symbolic of the British Columbia coastline.

"Loden's opening signals an important moment for Vancouver hospitality," says General Manager Edel Forristal. "We will raise the bar with our level of service and our impressive team to complement the hotel's superb, stylish and iconic surroundings."

Voya Restaurant, led by locally lauded executive chef Marc-Andre Choquette, will be the centrepiece of Loden's food and beverage program. Evocative of voyage, the name is a window into the philosophy of Voya - that food can be a journey unto itself. The intimate 80-seat restaurant and lounge will host guests to a transformational experience, delivering them to brilliant worlds of tastes, presentations and textures.

Sumptuous interior design by San Francisco-based hospitality design firm, Babey Moulton Jue & Booth, uses atypically bold patterns and deluxe finishes to create a refined ambience throughout the hotel. Loden offers six suites including a 1,600-square-foot penthouse Halo suite, and a second-floor wellness centre that includes an intimate day spa and fitness studio with personal training sessions available.

With the simultaneous opening of Voya Restaurant, Loden Vancouver in Coal Harbour will soon become the destination for those seeking the finest in guest services, luxurious surroundings and inspiring cuisine.
 

Loden Vancouver Hotel Fact Sheet

Location:
Loden Vancouver is poised at the edge of Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver's premiere luxury neighbourhood. Loden is a few minutes' walk from downtown Vancouver's business district, the lush greens of Stanley Park, and world-class shopping on Robson and Burrard Streets. Also nearby are the Alaskan Cruise Ship Terminal and the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Address:
Loden Vancouver
1177 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3
Tel 604 669 5060
Fax 604 662 8904

Hotel Affiliation:
Kor Hotel Group
Brad Korzen, Founder

Architecture:
Hewitt & Kwasnicky

Interior Design:
Babey Moulton Jue & Booth, a leading San Francisco based luxury hotel design firm, affect a cultivated ambience through atypically bold patterns and deluxe finishes.

Site:
Built as a ground-up property in 2008, Loden is inspired by the area's dynamic mountains and waterways. Capturing the surrounding environment and fusing it with modern design and refined service, Loden is the perfect setting for an urban hotel retreat.

Design:
Designed by the Vancouver-based architectural firm Hewitt & Kwasnicky, the 14-story hotel tower draws the natural wonders of coastal British Columbia into the city's cosmopolitan context with an exterior that mimics ocean waves in curved glass, natural stone and copper.

Guestrooms:
Awash in an earthly palette of caramel, coral and chocolate brown, Loden's 77 meticulously appointed guestrooms provide stylish repose and premium amenities for business nomads and leisure seekers alike. Select from spacious guestrooms, one-bedroom suites or the luxuriant two-bedroom penthouse suite. Each room is appointed with wireless and wired internet access, entertainment centres with 42' flat screens, and extensive entertainment programming.

Amenities and Services:

    * 77 deluxe rooms including 6 suites and a Penthouse Suite
    * 1600 square foot two-bedroom Penthouse Suite with luxurious indoor and outdoor entertaining and dining areas
    * Signature ground floor restaurant - Voya - with seating for 80, private dining for 18, and a 50-seat lounge
    * Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access in all guestrooms and public spaces
    * Entertainment centre with 42" flat screen TV
    * 24-hour room service
    * Twice-daily housekeeping service
    * Extensive entertainment programming
    * Flexible technology platform
    * Four-fixture bathrooms with natural light
    * Floor-to-ceiling operable windows
    * Molton Brown personal care products
    * Illuminated privacy signs and doorbells
    * Choice of daily newspaper
    * Laundry and dry cleaning services
    * Concierge services
    * Business services
    * Fitness studio & intimate spa
    * Personal trainers available
    * Complimentary downtown luxury car service
    * Overnight valet parking $28

Voya Restaurant & Lounge:
The intimate 80-seat restaurant and lounge, led by locally lauded chef Marc-André Choquette, will offer sophisticated food, spectacularly chic décor, a private dining room with seating for 18 and a street-side lounge. An ice-blue room centre-lit by three sparkling crystal chandeliers evokes the sophisticated eateries of the '40s, rich with chocolate-hued upholstery, boldly patterned screens, oversized mirrors and sleek white lacquered tables. Voya will be a member of the Green Table and Ocean Wise sustainable programs and will proudly be offering patrons an alternative to bottled water through its on-premise filtered water system. Voya (derived from "voyage") will thrive on its inspiration - the thought that food can transplant one to places never before experienced.

About Loden Vancouver

Loden Vancouver is poised at the edge of Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver's premiere neighbourhood. Defined as "modern by nature," the hotel is inspired by the region's dynamic mountains and waterways. Loden uniquely captures the surrounding environment and fuses it with modern design and sophisticated service, rendering it the perfect setting for an urban, waterfront retreat. Loden's 77 guest rooms, centrepiece Voya restaurant and uniquely-appointed holistic wellness amenities have redefined Vancouver's notion of luxury hospitality.

About Kor Hotel Group

Kor Realty Group, LLC is a privately held real estate development and management firm with investments primarily in hotels, resorts and multi-family real estate. Kor Hotel Group manages its own assets and non-owned hotels under third-party agreements, and operates two proprietary brands: Viceroy with properties in Santa Monica and Palm Springs, and The Tides with locations in South Beach, Riviera Maya and Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Korís Urban Retreat Collection includes Avalon Hotel and Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, Delfina in Santa Monica, Chamberlain in West Hollywood and Loden in Vancouver. Viceroy and Tides projects in New York, Miami, Anguilla, Mexico, Snowmass, Colorado and China Beach in Vietnamís central Danang province are forthcoming.

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Contact:

Daniel Guerrero
Kor Hotel Group
323 930 3832
daniel.guerrero@korhotelgroup.com
 
http://www.lodenvancouver.com/
korhotelgroup.com
 

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Also See: Mubadala Development Company, an Affiliate of the the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Acquires 50% of Kor Hotel Group; Expect to Grow the Viceroy and Tides Brands Internationally / September 2008
Developers Select Kor Hotel Group to Operate a 168 room Viceroy Hotel to be Built Atop Office/Retail Complex in New York City's Hudson Square Neighborhood / April 2008
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