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Utell® Hotels & Resorts Adds Two Scenic Monterey Peninsula Hotels
 
Monarch Resort and Magic Carpet Lodge Offer Value and Countless Attractions
in Sought-after U.S. Destination and Golf Mecca

SCOTTSDALE, DALLAS and LONDON (July 27, 2010)Utell Hotels & Resorts has added two scenic Monterey Peninsula hotels to its portfolio of more than 9,000 hotels in nearly 150 countries. The newest Utell member hotels include the Monarch Resort and Magic Carpet Lodge, which both offer value and access to countless attractions in California’s sought-after Monterey Peninsula, known to many as the golf Mecca of the U.S.

The Monarch Resort hotel is serenely nestled amid old-growth trees in Pacific Grove, California, steps from the shores of Asilomar State Beach and the Marine Preserve. One of the newer properties in the area, the hotel offers fifty spacious guestrooms, most of which feature wood-burning fireplaces. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, the Monarch Resort is near famed attractions like Point Piños, the oldest active lighthouse on the Pacific Coast; the Monterey Bay Aquarium; the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of the 2010 U.S. Open; and the Spanish Bay Golf Links.
 
“These two scenic properties from the Mahroom Family Partnership offer the best of California comfort at reasonable rates,” said Ric Leutwyler, president of Utell Hotels & Resorts. “When international travelers imagine the U.S., or when domestic travelers imagine California, they picture the Monterey Peninsula with its naturally breathtaking scenery, rich artistic history and world-class attractions, from golf to dining and shopping.”
 
The Magic Carpet Lodge, Monarch’s sister hotel, is located in nearby Seaside, California, just three miles from the Monterey waterfront and author John Steinbeck’s famed Cannery Row. Just off the spectacular 17-mile route that runs the Pacific Coast from Monterey to Carmel, the Magic Carpet Lodge is a more affordable option for those wanting to experience the area’s charm.
 
“Our area has long been recognized as one of the most sought-after U.S. destinations for its broad attraction to a variety of travelers,” said consultant Edward J. Brown, C.H.A., C.H.R.M. of EJB Hospitality on behalf of the Mahroom Family Partnership. “We chose Utell for its ability to represent the Monarch Resort and Magic Carpet Lodge, our comfortable and affordable options on the Monterey Peninsula, to a broad portfolio of international travelers and bookers.”
 
As the newest additions to Utell’s international offering, the Monarch Resort and Magic Carpet Lodge will enjoy the benefits of Utell’s extensive and proven business-generating relationships with the majority of the world’s travel agencies, as well as preferred agreements with major TMCs (travel management companies), online distributors, corporations and consortia groups. The two properties will also gain access to a complete range of powerful competitive intelligence tools, award-winning Web services, market-leading reservations and booking technology services, all powered by Pegasus Solutions and provided to Utell members.
 
The Monarch Resort and Magic Carpet Lodge are both now available on the global distribution systems (GDSs) under Utell’s chain code, UI, and at the dedicated travel agent Web site www.UtellAgent.com.
 
About Utell® Hotels & Resorts – Celebrating 80 years of excellence in marketing the world’s hotels
Utell Hotels & Resorts, part of Pegasus Solutions Inc, is the world’s leading hotel representation service providing a specialized range of powerful sales, marketing and distribution solutions for hotels and travel distributors. Utell is chosen by nearly 9,000 independent hotels and small groups in nearly 150 countries, and comprises an extensive and diverse international portfolio that includes luxury, boutique, value, business and resort properties for both business and leisure travelers. Utell offers an unrivaled combination of 80 years’ experience representing hotels by delivering first class business generating solutions. These include preferred travel agent and online partnership agreements, a range of worldwide marketing programs, leading edge Internet booking engine solutions, comprehensive business intelligence reporting capabilities and award-winning hotel Web site marketing. Utell’s products and services are used by thousands of travel agencies, travel providers and businesses worldwide, including major global TMC’s (travel management companies), corporations, online distributors and consortia groups. Visit www.utell.com for more information.

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Media contact: 
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