News for the Hospitality Executive
Harlequin Hotels and Resorts Signs Agreement to Bring
Trader Vic's Restaurants to their Caribbean Resorts
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--February 12, 2009 - --Trader Vic’s, Inc., a global restaurant company featuring Trader Vic’s, Mai Tai Lounge and Senor Pico concepts, is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Harlequin Hotels & Resorts. Trader Vic’s legendary cocktail bars and restaurants will be located at each of Harlequin's resorts in the Caribbean, including the islands of St. Vincent & The Grenadines, St. Lucia, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic. (http://www.harlequinproperty.co.uk)
Las Canas Beach ResortDavid Carter, President and C.E.O. of Trader Vic’s, Inc., said, “Harlequin Hotels & Resorts is a very successful luxury 5-star hotel management company and this partnership fits perfectly with Trader Vic’s growing worldwide presence. We are very excited to be a part of this winning team, which includes Gary Player, one of the most successful international golfers of all time and Pat Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon Champion.” Mr. Carter continued, “We are looking forward to sharing the exotic Trader Vic’s experience, world famous cocktails and fabulous food with Harlequin’s island guests.”
According to David Ames, Chairman of Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, “Trader Vic’s is a globally recognized brand and is the perfect partner for us. Each restaurant and bar will be uniquely styled to incorporate the tropical flavors and Latin-infused ambience synonymous with Trader Vic’s and will offer a sophisticated and exotic menu.”
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts is a hotel management company specializing in luxury 5-star spa resorts in the Caribbean and tourist destinations worldwide.
Seventy-five years after Victor Bergeron first opened Hinky Dinks saloon
in Oakland, California, the Trader Vic’s legacy lives on with more than
30 locations across the globe and is proudly celebrating its 75th Anniversary
this year. The fabulous food and attentive service, the exotic drinks,
the transcendent atmosphere all combine and culminate in delivering you
swiftly and gently to your intended destination, the ultimate escape, paradise
Trader Vic’s, Inc.