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Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City in Utah Celebrates Grand Opening

The 162-suite Hotel was Developed by West Valley Lodging Initiatives
and will be Managed by Renascent Hospitality

McLean, Va. (February 13, 2013) – Embassy Suites Hotels introduced the new upscale, full-service, all-suites Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City to local officials and community members last night with a lively grand opening event. Located at 3524 S. Market Street in West Valley, Utah, the Design Option III, seven-story hotel was developed by West Valley Lodging Initiatives, LLC and will be managed by Renascent Hospitality. The hotel features onsite dining with a Shula’s Steak House, touted as the #1 celebrity steak house in America for more than twenty years. The property has been the focal point of a multi-million dollar, multi-phase revitalization project in downtown West Valley City, and brings 162 suites and 7,500 square feet of meeting space to this thriving downtown area.

Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City is the cornerstone of Fairbourne Station, a $500 million mixed-use development encompassing 40 acres in the heart of West Valley City. The upper upscale hotel joins 200,000-square-feet of retail space, 200,000-square-feet of office space, 1,000 urban residences and Fairbourne Station Promenade, which features four acres of urban lineal park and a plaza space.

“We are excited to bring a full-service lodging option to the West Valley City area,” said Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City’s general manager, Jim Burkett.  “Just off Interstate 215, this all-suite hotel puts both business and leisure travelers looking for an upper upscale option in close proximity to Salt Lake City and the airport, in addition to some of the area’s biggest corporations and top attractions such as the historic venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics.”

The gala included an official ribbon cutting ceremony and silent auction to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Attendees included Talene Staab, senior director of brand performance support, Embassy Suites Hotels; Jim Burkett, general manager, Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City; Zachary Lybbert, director of sales, Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City; Don Shula, owner of Shula’s Steak House and winningest coach in NFL history; Scott Somerville, president, Renascent Hospitality; Scott Perry, vice president of construction and procurement, Renascent Hospitality; Robyn Asher, accounting and human resources, Renascent Hospitality.  Local community officials in attendance included Mike Winder, mayor, West Valley City; Wayne Pyle, city manager, West Valley City; Nicole Cottle, assistant city manager, West Valley City. Kevin Martin, administrator and  M.J. Miller, director of development from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City were present to accept the donation made in honor of the hotel’s grand opening.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Embassy Suites Hotels experience into the Salt Lake City area and honored it will be the anchor of the area’s downtown revitalization effort,” said John Rogers, global head of Embassy Suites Hotels. “This property is an excellent demonstration of our Design Option III concept, which has been a win for both developers and our loyal guests.”

Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City was constructed in the brand’s Design Option III style, which decreases the amount of land needed and creates efficiencies for both construction and operational costs a variety of side-by-side suites and one-room suites, as well as a contemporary atrium area. This design further enhances the Embassy Suites guest experience as there is still a great sense of space and more natural light in guest rooms and public areas like the atrium, while still maintaining all of the offerings that are characteristic of Embassy Suites hotels including the complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, Complimentary Evening Reception*, and two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker and two flat-screen high-definition televisions. The property offers a complimentary business center, an indoor saline pool and spa and fitness center.

To make reservations, travelers can visit Embassy Suites Hotels at , call 1-800-EMBASSY or call the hotel directly at 801-963-4760.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands and one of Parents magazine’s 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families of 2012, gives guests more during every stay. The full service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages. Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has 213 properties across the Americas and an additional 25 in the pipeline. For more information, visit, and connect with Embassy Suites at, and

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

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