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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 16, 2018 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has added one of Southern California’s most acclaimed properties to the company’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio: Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa. Located in the San Bernardino National Forest along the shores of Lake Arrowhead, the Four Diamond Resort is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

“We are honored to add this prestigious and historic resort to our growing list of California properties,” says Benchmark CEO Alex Cabañas. “For decades, the resort has been a favorite with Hollywood celebrities and several films were made here in the 1940s and 50s,” he notes. Benchmark now operates four California properties. In addition to Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, The Mayfair Hotel in Los Angeles, Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, and Forest Suites Resort in South Lake Tahoe, each part of the Benchmark® Resorts & Hotels portfolio, as well as Graduate Berkeley in Berkeley, part of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection®.

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa recently completed a multi-million renovation program, bringing new restaurant concepts, meeting space, a new spa and a fresh new décor, reflecting the ambiance of a summer mountain experience. The resort, which is owned by Carey Watermark Investors 1, was also one of the first properties to join Marriott’s exclusive Autograph Collection. 

Rooms with Lake and Mountain Views

A luxurious boutique hotel, Lake Arrowhead offers 162 guest rooms and 11 suites. Lakeview rooms feature stunning views of Lake Arrowhead, while Alpine rooms overlook mountain vistas and pine forests. Most guest rooms have outdoor balconies and all have luxurious baths. The 11 suites feature a spacious living area with a fireplace and oversized bathrooms with large walk-in showers and soaking tubs. Room amenities include LCD flat screen TV, iron & ironing board, safe, coffee maker, bathrobes, hair dryer and complimentary wireless internet access. The resort is pet friendly, so companion animals can enjoy the accommodations and the great outdoors.

Superb Dining Options

Guests of Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa can choose from a range of dining options for groups, weddings and individual guests. Bin 189, the resort's award-winning signature restaurant, serves contemporary American cuisine paired with an exceptional collection of fine wines. To encourage budding gourmets, the special Kids Menu raises the tasting bar. The adjacent Lounge, with its striking fireplace and lakeside views, is ideal for cocktails. For celebratory dinners and corporate events, the Magnum Private Dining Room is a sophisticated, stylish venue with its own special menu and a collection of more than 200 wines. For more casual fare, the Mountain Aroma Coffee Bar is open all day, for snacks, sandwiches and Grab n’ Go. A poolside bar is available for drinks and snacks during the summer season and the Spa of the Pines provides a special Spa Menu for guests.

Productive Meeting and Exceptional Events

With 23,000 square feet of versatile meeting space and stunning outdoor venues, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is ideal for conferences, corporate retreats, social events and weddings. The resort’s ballroom can host up to 400 guests reception-style. A well-appointed lakeside Boardroom accommodates 16 participants for executive meetings or private dinners. Outdoor venues include a private beach, a beautifully manicured lawn and an expansive deck overlooking the lake.  Conference planners will find the latest in technology and WiFi. A Business Center is available 24/7. Catering and banqueting services are also available from the resort’s dedicated culinary staff. Meeting and event clientele enjoy a choice of complimentary extras such as chair massage breaks, yoga sessions, boat tours for up to 60 people, nature hikes and more.

Year ‘Round Recreation

Open throughout the year, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa offers an array of seasonal activities on the 780-acre Lake Arrowhead and in the surrounding hills. Guests enjoy skiing and sledding, ice skating, swimming in the lake and outdoor pool, fishing, chartered boat tours, walking and ATV tours, water skiing, golf and mountain biking.

For kids, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa’s signature Scouts Program invites children to participate in day-time activities from July to September, offering arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, nature hikes, and more. Right next door to the resort, Lake Arrowhead Village offers a wealth of activities for children, quaint specialty boutiques and outlet shopping.

Spa of the Pines

The 8,000-square-foot Spa of the Pines reflects the harmony of the bucolic surroundings, providing natural, replenishing treatments that soothe and revive mind and body. Designed with the casual elegance of a mountain lodge, the spa features ten treatment rooms, a fully-equipped Fitness Studio, comfortable lounges, a beauty salon, steam room and jacuzzi. Exercise and wellness programs include yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba and cardio interval training.

Resort Location

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is situated at an elevation of 5,106 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest along the shores of picturesque Lake Arrowhead, close to Lake Arrowhead Village, noted for its shops and recreational facilities. The resort, nestled among tall pine trees, is 90 miles from Los Angeles, 70 miles from Orange County, 90 miles from Palm Springs and 120 miles from San Diego. The closest airports are Ontario International Airport at 44 miles and Los Angeles International Airport at 90 miles.

About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations.  BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’s most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience.  BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence.  BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regional offices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle Washington; and Tokyo, Japan.   www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com 

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