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Small Luxury Hotels of the World Adds Three New
Member Hotels in The Americas Region
New York, May 10, 2004 - Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added three new member hotels in The Americas region to the exclusive membership that already boasts over 300 hotels in 50 countries.  The latest additions include the newly opened Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa in Victoria, Canada, Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver and The Lodge at Molokai Ranch in Hawaii.  "These three new properties are great additions to our group.  They all offer the comfort, quality and most importantly the experience that has become synonymous with SLH," commented Ed Donaldson, VP of Marketing for The Americas. 
After two years and more than $11 million, Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa ( has constructed a contemporary resort located on a pristine inlet on Vancouver Island providing spectacular ocean views from every vantage point and perfect for SLH.  "We are honored to have been accepted into this prestigious group of award-winning luxury hotels," says Scott Mawhinney, General Manager of Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa. 
Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa
849 Verdier Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 
"We look forward to providing guests with the superior level of service visitors expect from all members of SLH." 

With natural materials, huge timbers and expansive glass, the resort is a sanctuary where understated elegance and discerning service are essential. The Lodge's dedication to luxury and quality is evident in the $340,000 they spent on each of the 33 Ocean Suites featuring king beds, fireside sitting areas, balconies, handcrafted furnishings and spa-like bathrooms.  Comfort and relaxation continues with a visit to Brentwood Bay's spa which focuses on a unique west coast perspective with signature Essence of Life and Vinotherapy treatments.  Brentwood's 65-slip Marina & Eco-Adventure Centre is the gateway to wine tasting, kayaking, scuba diving and eco-cruising in this unspoiled environment.  Relaxing and fun possibilities abound at the newest member of Small Luxury Hotels. 

Adding to SLH's presence in city centers is Hotel Teatro (, Denver's luxury boutique hotel.  Located in downtown Denver and aptly named for its proximity to the theater, Hotel Teatro offers exquisite accommodations for the business traveler or weekend getaway. Unique costumes and photographs from past theatrical productions of the Denver Centre Theatre Company decorate the hotel lobby and guest rooms. Hotel Teatro offers 111 guest rooms which are decorated in rich, soft gold or sage tones. Indonesian sandstone foyers set the stage of refined elegance, complemented by custom built cherry wood armoires and headboards, luxurious damask fabrics, contemporary art deco furniture covered with fine fabrics, and luxurious touches like down comforters. Luxurious baths have Indonesian marble and sandstone finishes and are appointed with chrome features. All rooms feature custom desks with leather blotters, a laser printer, scanner, copier, fax, dedicated data ports, and two-line telephones with caller-ID and voicemail, as well as complimentary high-speed Internet access. Cultural senses are further aroused by Award-winning chef/restaurateur Kevin Taylor who operates the hotel's two restaurants - Jou Jou, a casual American bistro and Restaurant Kevin Taylor which provides a highly lauded fine dining experience.  Hotel Teatro provides the perfect home-base to explore and experience the beauty and culture of Denver. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum from a city center hotel is the magnificent Lodge at Molokai Ranch ( which is considered one of the remaining true Hawaiian experiences. General Manager Teri Waros commented, "This property offers a Hawaiian experience of what the islands were like before tourism brought the masses to paradise.  I am ecstatic about becoming a member of SLH for the opportunity to share our uniqueness with travelers from around the world."  The Lodge is set at the west end of Molokai, on the far edge of the 64,000-acre Molokai Ranch, with a view of Honolulu and Diamond Head in the far distance.  The Lodge's 22 guest rooms are individually decorated with whimsical styling including hand-crafted furniture that ranges from Art Deco to Mission oak.  Although a piece of natural paradise, guest rooms feature modern amenities such as TV's, phones, high speed Internet service and DVD players.  As a result of Molokai's membership with SLH and dedication to luxury, they have begun a continuous upgrading of room interiors making them even more luxurious and comfortable.  The property features a formal dining room where evening meals are dominated by an abundance of fresh seafood and wines from the Wine Spectator award winning wine list.  An infinity edge pool is secluded just off the lodge offering gorgeous views of the ocean. The spa at Molokai offers an array of services including massage, facials and body treatments.  To further enhance the relaxing nature of the lodge, a Tai Chi, Yoga and Hula pavilion is being constructed.  Guests can indulge in a true old Hawaiian atmosphere and experience the best in eco-adventure. 

Small Luxury Hotels of the World provides guests with unparalleled luxury experiences and these three new members will even further elevate the capacity to deliver grand experiences.  The Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand is an exclusive membership of over 300 independently-owned luxury hotels in more than 50 countries. 



Lanny Grossman
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
(212) 953-2064

Also See: Small Luxury Hotels Adds 44 Hotels, Rejects 150 Applications / November 2003
Developers Michael J. Brenneman and Jeff Selby Open the Teatro, 116 Room Boutique Hotel in Denver / Jan 1999
Starwood Assuming Management and Marketing of the 62-unit Molokai Ranch & Lodge; Kenny Ching Continues as GM / December 2001

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