|CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2005 - Solis Hotels and Resorts, a new luxury hotel
and resort brand, has named industry veteran Gregory Naylor as director
of sales and marketing for its flagship property, Solis Chicago Hotel and
Condominiums, located adjacent to Chicago's Magnificent Mile at Wacker
Drive and Michigan Avenue and slated to open in the spring of 2006.
The Solis brand was created in response to discerning guests' quest for
distinctive experiences and exceptional service.
experience in launching some of the city's premier hotels made him a clear
choice for the position of director of sales and marketing for Solis Chicago
Hotel and Condominiums," said Horst Schulze, president and CEO of Solis
Hotels and Resorts. "As the first city property of the Solis brand,
Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums will set a new standard of luxury
and elegance, catering to the world's most sophisticated travelers.
Under Gregory's leadership, we are confident the hotel will enjoy a high-profile
debut in the community, and be embraced by discerning guests and owners
from around the world."
Naylor will oversee Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums' sales, marketing,
advertising and public relations once extensive renovations are completed
on the existing property in spring 2006, including the addition of state-of-the-art
meeting facilities, a 4,000-square-foot ballroom and a new 7,000-square-foot
spa and fitness center encompassing the entire fifth floor. Naylor's extensive
luxury hotel experience includes prior leadership roles at the W Chicago
City Center, with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and The Ritz- Carlton Chicago,
a Four Seasons Hotel. More recently, Naylor was instrumental in the
opening of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.
"Overseeing the sales and marketing for the Solis brand's flagship
property is an exciting opportunity," Naylor said. "With its premier
location, highly trained staff, and the guidance of Horst Schulze's executive
team, I believe Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums is poised for tremendous
Naylor earned a Master of Arts Degree in International Hotel &
Tourism Management and graduated with highest honors from Schiller International
University in London, England. He has been recognized repeatedly
for his exceptional sales and marketing acumen, including the distinction
of being honored as one of the top two sales representative in North America
for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
About Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums
Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums is the flagship city property
of the new Solis Hotels and Resorts brand, developed by the West Paces
Hotel Group. The premier Solis Hotel celebrates Chicago's passion for life's
pleasures with unique experiences, world-class facilities and designs appealing
to upscale travelers. Distinctive accommodations, combined with urban
activities, will be characterized by unprecedented customer service.
Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums will also feature 454 guestrooms and
suites, a signature bistro- style restaurant with al fresco seating, a
4,000-square-foot ballroom, state- of-the-art meeting facilities and a
new 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center encompassing the entire fifth
floor and including floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking skyline
and river views.
About Solis Hotels and Resorts
Solis Hotels and Resorts is a new luxury hotel and resort brand that
will surpass the experience found in today's upscale hotels by responding
to the needs of today's discerning traveler. Carefully crafted by a team
of hospitality leaders, the Solis concept offers guests distinctive experiences
and a sense of place, while delivering superior service and home-like comfort.
Solis includes a collection of luxury resorts and hotels in key leisure
destinations and in urban enclaves. Each property will provide its guests
with customized services and amenities such as superb restaurants, soothing
spas, and unique opportunities to connect with the local environment and
In addition to Solis Chicago Hotel and Condominiums, following are
Solis properties currently under development:
Montelucia Resort & Spa (Mid-2007), Paradise Valley, Arizona
(Phoenix/Scottsdale area) will feature 277 rooms, casitas and suites, plus
34 villas available for permanent or vacation homeownership, as well as
distinctive restaurants, a luxury spa facility, boutique shopping, and
ballroom, meeting and extensive wedding facilities;
The Stanbury, A Solis Hotel & Spa (Winter 2007), Alpharetta, Georgia
(Atlanta area) will feature 144 rooms, spa, luxury residences, fine dining,
meeting and banquet facilities, plus office, entertainment and retail space;
Solis Hotel, San Antonio (Winter 2007) will feature 150 rooms, spa and
meetings and banquet facilities;
Solis Resort & Spa, Orlando (early 2008) will feature 300 guestrooms/suites,
fine dining, spa, fitness, meeting and banquet facilities, as well as exquisite
pool and water features. Property will be opposite the Orange County
Solis Hotel, Frankfurt (Germany; Summer 2007) will feature 348 rooms, spa,
fine dining, and meeting and banquet facilities.