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Ragosta Hotels Collection Opens New Five-Star Boutique Hotel, 
La Plage Resort, in Taormina, Sicily, Italy


AMALFI, ITALY – August 5, 2010 - Located just steps from the Sicily’s famed nature island preserve, Isola Bella, Italy’s Ragosta Hotels Collection has combined “luxury with nature” with the launch of its chic new boutique resort, La Plage Resort, this May.  The resort was created to attract the growing travel trend of up-market travelers seeking an extraordinary hospitality experience that incorporates elements of their own lifestyles, including modern yet stylish accommodations and innovative dining options.  To celebrate the resort’s grand opening, guests can book a four-night stay and receive complimentary accommodations for a fifth night, now through October 31, 2010. Rates include daily buffet breakfast and start at €240 per room, per night.

La Plage Resort will open as a five-star boutique property with just 61 guestrooms and suites.  The resort, which was designed by the architecture firm of Pantha, was created on the philosophy of “luxury based on nature.” The resort co-exists with the natural surroundings of Isola Bella and operates in an environmentally responsible manner. As the resort is located in a secular pine forest, all design aspects and furnishing feature natural elements such as stone, woods and plants.

La Plage Resort:
 

Guestroom and Suites:
  • Standard Rooms
  • Bungalow Garden View Rooms
  • Bungalow Sea View Rooms
  • Deluxe Bungalow Sea View Rooms
  • Suites
  • Deluxe Suits
Dining:
  • Fusion Restaurant featuring Italian and Asian cuisine overlooking Isola Bella
  • Lounge Bar located near Fusion Restaurant
  • Seaside Bar with refreshment services
  • Reception halls with accommodations for up to 200 guests
SPA/Fitness:
  • On-site ExPure SPA facilities featuring four-person Jacuzzi, emotional shower, Turkish bath, massage room, relaxation area with tea corner and Panoramic solarium
  • Gym
The resort will be known for the various Al Fresco public areas such as fragrant gardens and solariums and gathering spaces for guests to relax and unwind.  But perhaps the most exciting facility will be the exclusive Marine and Beach Club, accessible only to guests and housing an extensive menu of water sports and activities such as boating.  Guided excursions and tours throughout the region as well as hotel transfers are also available.
 
Guests can expect a multitude of services and signature amenities at the resort including in-room customized toiletries from ExPure SPA, Amaretto Lazzaroni cookies, luxurious linens, robes and towels.  In addition to enjoying the uber-luxury items in the guestrooms and villas travelers will be able to customize their hotel stay in the manner in which they are accustomed but with an element of surprise and pure decadence.
 
La Plage Resort enjoys membership in the Preferred Boutique division of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

For information and reservations contact Ragosta Hotels at www.ragostahotels.com +39 089 763 4111 or Summit Hotels & Resorts at www.summithotels.com, Preferred Boutique Hotels at www.preferred-boutique.com 1-800-457-4000.   

About Ragosta Hotels Collection
Ragosta Hotels Collection is a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique, divisions of Preferred Hotels Group, representing luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.  Based on the Amalfi Coast, Italy, Ragosta Hotels Collection is comprised of the luxury 77-rooms and suites Hotel Raito (member of Summit Hotels & Resorts) in Vietri sul Mare (Amalfi Coast), the 22- rooms and suites Relais Paradiso on the Amalfi Coast and the new 61-room luxury resort, La Plage Resort (member of Preferred Boutique) opening in Taormina-Sicily in spring 2010.  A fourth hotel is planned for Rome, Italy and will open late 2011.  Ragosta Hotels Collection is based on the core philosophy of providing guests with an experience that mirrors their lifestyle.  The company’s Define Your Lifestyle concept extends beyond the traditional guest loyalty programs to feature in room design, culinary offerings, wellness facilities, therapies and treatments and public spaces.  Ragosta Hotels Collection represents a new generation of travel that incorporates lifestyle and uniqueness of the destination for a truly exceptional experience.
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