Will Have 67,300-square-foot Sports Club
|WASHINGTON, July 8, 2004 - Marriott International,
Inc. (NYSE: MAR) and Leisure Sports, Inc. today announced plans to open
a second Renaissance ClubSport Hotel. The unique boutique-style hotel and
sports and fitness resort will be part of a new development phase at the
master planned Summit Office Campus located in Aliso Viejo, an upscale
planned community in Orange County, Calif. Groundbreaking is expected by
year end, and the hotel is scheduled to open in early 2006. The property
is being developed by Parker Properties and will operate as a Renaissance
franchise, managed by Leisure Sports, Inc.
With distinctive architecture and colorful furnishings, Renaissance ClubSport is a world-class hotel and sports and fitness resort concept that appeals to both business and leisure travelers. The Aliso Viejo location will mirror the highly successful Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, Calif., and will feature a 175-room hotel and a 67,300-square-foot membership-based sports club with state-of-the-art cardiovascular, circuit and free weight equipment, an NCAA-regulation gymnasium, basketball, volleyball, racquetball and squash courts, group exercise studios, and fully appointed locker rooms. An outdoor aquatic area will offer three swimming pools, a whirlpool, bocce courts and a garden patio for special events. Weekly group exercise classes led by top area and celebrity instructors will include step, cycling, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, kickboxing and more.
Guests who stay at the Renaissance ClubSport Hotel will have full access to the fitness resort at no additional charge. They can also take advantage of the "Fitness Concierge," an on-property fitness expert who will provide a guided tour of the facilities and detailed information on the services and amenities provided.
"ClubSport illustrates the essence of Renaissance -- lifestyle-driven elements accented by fashionable and stylish design and attentive and respectful service," said Sid Yu, senior vice president, full-service brand management, Marriott International. "The reaction to the first Renaissance ClubSport was overwhelmingly positive, and we're very excited to partner with Leisure Sports again."
"We are very excited to continue to grow the Renaissance ClubSport brand. Our concept of combining a world-class fitness resort with an upscale hotel has made it easier for travelers to maintain their healthy lifestyle on the road, while providing a much needed amenity for the community," said Scott Pickert, executive vice president of Leisure Sports.
Guest rooms will be spacious and tastefully decorated with a contemporary feel and will feature relaxing "spa-style" bathrooms with oversized bathtubs. Other in-room amenities include two-line speakerphones, a cordless phone, complimentary high-speed internet access, an executive-size work desk, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker. For those seeking a more relaxing and rejuvenating guest room experience, the hotel will also offer "Wellness Rooms," which are enhanced by natural aromatherapy scents and the sound of water trickling from a fountain. An assortment of spa music CDs are available, and each room is equipped with yoga mats, blocks and straps, enabling guests to enjoy their own yoga practice in the privacy and comfort of their room. The property will also offer 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 2,000-square-foot meeting room, divisible into three sections.
A contemporary bistro and expanded lounge area will feature comfortable "living room-style" seating accompanied by full bar with large plasma screen TVs and wireless remote internet access. The restaurant, with an exhibition- kitchen, will offer three-meal-a-day service. The dinner service will feature an assortment of fusion-style small plates that incorporate flavors from around the world. Food service will also be available throughout the lounge, bar and outdoor patio areas. An express deli will offer casual fare, including health-conscious snacks and foods to go. Additional hotel amenities will include dry cleaning, valet service and a boutique-style gift shop with a variety of sportswear and sundries.
Parker Properties is a commercial real estate firm focused on developing business campuses. Located in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the company was originally formed in 1976 in response to the challenges of a changing marketplace and has succeeded in meeting tenant demands and needs for flexibility within campus settings. Parker Properties is comprised of specialists in development, construction management, asset management, property management and real estate finance, who combined have developed and acquired 5.1 million square feet of office, industrial and retail projects throughout California. Parker's current efforts include the development of the five-phase, 1.7 million-square-foot Summit Office Campus in Aliso Viejo and the enhancement and stabilization of Summit at Valencia. For more information about Summit Office Campus visit http://www.summitofficecampus.com or contact Lee Redmond, president, at (949) 916-5100.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories.
Leisure Sports, Inc., a privately held company, is a prominent developer and operator of high-end sports clubs and hotels. Based in California, the company has pioneered the "fitness resort" concept by building clubs that combine function with aesthetics and practicality with luxury. The company currently operates clubs in California, Nevada and Oregon serving over 30,000 members. For more information on Leisure Sports or ClubSport fitness resorts, visit http://www.clubsports.com
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|The Second Renaissance Club Sport, Marriott Newest Concept, Under Discussion for Chandler, Arizona / March 2003|