News for the Hospitality Executive
SEATTLE, June 14, 2011—The Dow Hotel Company, LLC (DHC), a hotel owner/investor and management company, today announced that it has signed a long-term management agreement to operate the 375-suite Embassy Suites Anaheim South. Located just minutes from Disneyland and The Anaheim Convention Center at 11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, Calif., the hotel is owned by Landmark Companies, LLC. The property currently is undergoing a $5 million renovation which Dow will oversee.
“This is our second property in the market and our third Embassy Suites,” said Murray L. Dow II, founder and CEO of The Dow Hotel Company. “We have been working with Landmark since assuming management of the Anaheim Marriott Suites in 2004, and this additional contract will allow us to take advantage of operating synergies to deliver an enhanced guest experience. “Last week we announced the acquisition of the only full-service Hilton on Long Island, and this week we’re adding a major property in the Southern California market,” Dow noted. “These two additions to our portfolio are indicative of the kinds of strategic opportunities that we will continue to seek out in major U.S. markets.”
“This hotel is one of the best performers in one of the top three U.S. vacation destinations,” noted Randall M. King, DHC’s vice president operations-West. “Once we complete the $5 million upgrade to the suites, we fully expect that the property will assume an even more dominant position in the market.
“The Embassy Suites experience is perfectly suited for both vacationing families and business travelers,” King added. “With this property’s proximity to Disneyland, as well as Boeing, GE and Hewlett Packard, we have the perfect storm of the right hotel product in the right market.”
Expertly bridging those two diverse market segments, the property also features a family-friendly menu which offers burgers, pizza and other kid favorites, and fine dining at Serengeti, in addition to the brand’s signature complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly manager’s reception. The Embassy Suites Anaheim South also boasts an outdoor pool and fitness center. With more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 9,840 square foot ballroom, the hotel can accommodate meetings with as few as 10 participants up to elaborate banquets for as many as 1,000 people.
Each of the hotel’s one-bedroom suites offers separate sleeping and living spaces, with microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker, two 37” flat screen televisions, high speed wireless Internet access and signature Suite Dreams bedding.
About The Dow Hotel Company
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 12 first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza. The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities.
The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale bars/lounges with Starbuck and Tully’s coffee outlets. In addition to Basil’s Kitchen, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts include SunSpot, BC Bistro, and Basil’s Bistro. Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be found at www.dowhotelco.com.
Chris Daly, media
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