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Fitness Ridge Worldwide and Grand Heritage Hotel Group
Form Joint Venture to Build Fitness Ridge Resorts

A Global Brand of Health and Wellness Resorts

LOS ANGELES - January 23, 2012--Fitness Ridge Worldwide, LLC, provider of award-winning wellness, fitness and weight-loss resort programs nationwide including The Biggest Loser Resorts, and Grand Heritage, premier owner-operator of luxury, independent hotels and resort destinations worldwide, announced today the formalization of a joint venture to brand globally “Fitness Ridge” resorts.

“Combining our world-class expertise in health, fitness, weight loss and nutrition with Grand Heritage’s expertise in hotel ownership and operations is a recipe for extraordinary success,” said Larry Bond, chief executive officer of Fitness Ridge Worldwide. “The time is ripe for an entity to jump to the forefront in establishing a global brand that stands for experiential wellness, and together with Grand Heritage, we are ideally suited to execute that vision,” he added.

“This partnership works,” said John Cullen, founder and CEO of Grand Heritage. “Combining our luxury hotel and spa ownership and operations with an unsurpassed fitness and nutrition experience represents the best of both worlds.”

The companies’ first resort project is Fitness Ridge Telluride at the renowned Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colo. From April 8 through May 26, 2012, Fitness Ridge Telluride will offer a limited number of discriminating, health-conscious travelers the opportunity to experience an award-winning wellness program that encourages and empowers people to achieve balance in their lives through a strategic combination of fitness, nutrition, education and relaxation in a private and exclusive environment.

Situated amidst the stunning grandeur of the San Juan Mountain range and surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in the United States, The Peaks is recognized by “Condé Nast Traveler” as one of the top 15 resort spas in the U.S. and one of the top 50 ski resort hotels in North America. The onsite, 42,000-square-foot spa is Colorado’s largest, featuring a fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center. Its full-service salon has 32 treatment rooms offering the latest in massage, aesthetics and body therapy. Additional features include: two pools, including a lap pool and indoor/outdoor pool with a water slide; multiple dry saunas; Roman Tubs, Jacuzzis and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms both gender-specific and co-ed; private men’s and women’s spa lounges; meditation lounge; and oxygen inhalation room. The new Laser Center at The Peaks is located inside the Spa at the Peaks and offers Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and laser-assisted surgery.

Visit or call 1-877-851-8748 for more information, reservations and details about this world-class program.

Fitness Ridge Worldwide strives to provide the finest in wellness, fitness and weight-loss programs nationwide. Attesting to that commitment, The Biggest Loser Resorts family of properties has earned accolades from Spa Magazine for Best Weight Loss Spa, Spas of America for Best Spa and SpaFinder for Top Fitness Program. Visit for more information.

About Grand Heritage Hotel Group
Founded in 1989, Grand Heritage Hotel Group is one of the nation’s premier owner-operators of independent luxury hotels and resorts. Its properties are sought-after destinations that offer consistent luxury, quality and exceptional surroundings. Several Grand Heritage properties enjoy prestigious distinction as designated Historic Hotels of America.

Grand Heritage prides itself on the vision and strategic expertise of its leadership. Highly innovative and experienced professionals collectively boast more than 50 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of the hotel and hospitality business and are recognized for imaginative and entrepreneurial style. The company owns and operates hotels in North America under its Grand Heritage Hotels International brand and also is developing a number of properties in Europe, the Middle East, India and North Africa.

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Barbara Bishop

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