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Vikram Chatwal Hotels Renames the Quality Hotel
Times Square-New York City to Stay

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2008 - Vikram Chatwal Hotels, a division of Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, announces the opening of Stay. Situated in the heart of Times Square (157 West 47th Street - formerly the The Quality Hotel Times Square and prior to that - Hampshire Inn and Suites ) - New York's pulse for entertainment and business - this destination within a destination offers visitors a unique blend of chic styling and accessibility. Additionally, Vikram Chatwal Hotels has teamed up with Greg Brier to bring the sister outpost of the mountain-chic Aspen Restaurant and Lounge to guests of Stay. and city-dwellers alike with Aspen Social Club.

"The addition of Aspen Social Club to Stay. further solidifies a long-term relationship that began with the opening of Amalia at Dream Hotel," says Vikram Chatwal, president of Vikram Chatwal Hotels. "This particular collaboration with Greg has resulted in a comfortable, progressive space which elevates the energy of the hotel."

"Each of our hotels has a story and a connection to the heartbeat and energy of the city in which they are located," says Brendan McNamara, vice president of Brand Development and Communications for Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, LLC. "Stay. is meant to be a reflection of the playful and light-hearted side of New York City while featuring all the modern amenities for today's savvy traveler."

Designer Steve Lewis has combined America's most exalted, high-altitude destination with New York's urbane edge in his creation of Aspen Social Club at Stay. The massive antler-crowned fire pit transports diners to the snowy mountains of Colorado. The modern American tastings menu, with a western twist, offers small plates, ideal for sharing. After hours, a serious sound system kicks the restaurant vibe to club proportions.

Custom designed artwork and whimsical detail, combined with personalized service gives Stay. a distinctive flair. Accented by warm copper tones, the 210 well-appointed guestrooms are uniquely-styled with restful functionality in mind. Feather beds, covered in custom designed 300-plus thread count sheets and feather duvets, offer guests the perfect nest in which to recuperate. Bath amenities include L'Occitane products and plush terry bathrobes. Custom-crafted mini bars include premium spirits and gourmet snacks and refreshments.

Accommodations include the latest in Alcatel-Lucent technology. An interactive in-room LCD display allows guests to access and order food from the room-service menu. Additional features include Bluetooth and Skype enabled cordless telephones as well as a high definition 37-inch or 42-inch television with on-demand programming. Each room is outfitted with a Bose Wave Audio System with an iPod cradle.

As part of Vikram Chatwal Hotels, Stay. offers its guests priority reservations and promotional offers to Chopra Center & Spa at Dream. Inspired by the popularity of his California Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Dr. Chopra brings his signature ancient Indian Ayurvedic treatments, mind-body seminars and daily yoga and meditation classes to the east coast. The result is a revolutionary sanctuary which incorporates the ancient healing arts of the far east into the frenetic lifestyle of the 21st century. Vikram Chatwal Hotels, an independent hotel group of nine luxury hotels in five cities. The flagship hotel in the group is Dream Hotel.


Vikram Chatwal Hotels


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