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 Ventana Hotels & Resorts Names Steven R. Chelew Chief Operating Officer

Scottsdale, AZ, January 25, 2006 - Ventana Hotels & Resorts, a leader in the deployment of entrepreneurial management practices throughout the hospitality industry, proudly announces the appointment of Steven R. Chelew as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chelew's new position represents his extensive experience as both a manager of independent and branded resorts, as well as impressive leadership within the corporate suite.

"Steve's appointment is the result of both his seasoned operational skills and his professional success within the hospitality and lodging industry. He has more than twenty-five years of practical experience throughout North America, from boutique hotels to business destinations to vacation spots," said Jason Walton, President and CEO of Ventana Hotels & Resorts. "Steven is already a valuable leader on behalf of Ventana's portfolio of hotels, having achieved extraordinary operating results."

Managerial Expertise and Corporate Leadership 

Steven Chelew was most recently the General Manager of the Hotel La Jolla at the Shores, where he increased Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) from 82% to 103% on a trailing twelve-month basis without any significant renovations. "I value the opportunity to further implement and oversee various business goals for Ventana and its group of highly respected hotels. The company's personalized attention and entrepreneurial energy also reflect my professional beliefs," declared Mr. Chelew.

About Ventana Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Ventana Hotels & Resorts is a full service hotel company with in-depth knowledge for a multitude of property types, ranging from full-service resorts to independent hotels to branded destinations. By offering entrepreneurial experience and leadership, Ventana provides a customized, streamlined form of business expertise.


Jason Walton
President and CEO
Ventana Hotels & Resorts
Telephone: 480-502-3440

Also See: Ventana Hotels & Resorts Selected to Manage The Villa Capri, Miami Beach / January 2006

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