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Destination Hotels & Resorts to Manage the 296-room
Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 15, 2012 -- Destination Hotels & Resorts, the 3rd largest hospitality management company in the United States, today announced it will manage Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA. Situated on the bluffs of the Potomac River, this 296 room resort is ideally located in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. The Lansdowne Resort adds to Destination's collection of unique hotels and resorts in the eastern region including The Madison in Washington, D.C., Wild Dunes Resort at Isle of Palms, SC, Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, VT, the Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ, The Carolina Inn and Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC, and Tarrytown House & Conference Center in Tarrytown, NY. Stays, meetings and events at Lansdowne Resort can now be booked at

Located in Northern Virginia's quaint Loudoun County, this AAA Four Diamond Resort is ideal for a conference, corporate or leisure retreat. Amenities and resort recreation include six food and beverage outlets; an aquatic complex with five pools and a waterslide; three tennis courts; 12,000 square foot Spa Minerale with 13 treatment rooms; and The Golf Club at Lansdowne with 45 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent JonesGreg Norman. Featuring a 50,000 square foot conference center, Lansdowne Resort joins Destination's collection of seven International Association of Conference Center (IACC) certified properties and The Destination Meeting Collection.

"We are pleased to welcome The Lansdowne Resort into our growing portfolio of east coast-based hotels and resorts," said Ken Widmaier, vice president and managing director for Destination Hotels & Resorts, Washington, D.C. "The Resort is an iconic retreat for corporate and executive meetings, as well as leisure guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. We look forward to elevating the guest experience across all departments with our signature Destination sales and service culture."

"As the 7th property to join the Destination collection over the past year, the Lansdowne Resort marks a significant milestone in Destination's aggressive growth objective," said Michael Everett, senior vice president of the Lowe Hospitality Group and Destination Hotels & Resorts. "Our extensive experience managing similar assets such as Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA, The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center near Denver, CO, and Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA, ensures this will be a seamless transition that will only enhance the guest experience."

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company's portfolio features more than 9,300 guest rooms, 16 golf courses and 17 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group.

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