Embassy Suites Palmdale Opens Doors

Design Option III Prototype Property Marks First Of Its Kind in California

February 02, 2010 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, VA – Embassy Suites Hotels today announced the opening of the Embassy Suites Palmdale, featuring the brand's first Design Option III Prototype build in the state of California. The 30th Embassy Suites in the state, the upscale property is located just off Interstate 14, nestled in the beautiful Antelope Valley at 39375 5th Street West. Embassy Suites Palmdale is managed by Sun Development & Management Company of Indianapolis, IN. The property marks Sun Development & Management Company's first of three Embassy Suites to open in 2010, with others slated to open in Ontario, CA, and Elizabeth, NJ, in the third quarter of this year. The property is owned by the Palmdale Lodging Associates, LLC.

Embassy Suites Palmdale is an upscale, full-service, all-suites property, featuring 150 suites and 3,032 sq. ft. of meeting space, with banquet space among four separate rooms. The property contains some of the largest rooms of any hotel in Palmdale.

"We are thrilled to expand our presence in California with the new Embassy Suites Palmdale, the brand's first Design Option III prototype in the state," said Jim Holthouser, global head of full-service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "With close to 75 percent of our development pipeline of nearly 50 hotels featuring the Design Option III build, we know we have hit upon a winner – developers are seeing the potential for a tremendous product with great value in the new option."

The hotel's Design Option III prototype allows guests the same comfort and convenience as traditional Embassy Suites properties using a more cost effective, scalable model.

"The Embassy Suites Palmdale offers business and leisure travelers to the Antelope Valley a tremendous value, providing an upscale experience, with modern amenities and a convenient location," said General Manager Randy Keller. "The property includes spacious two-room suites with dedicated work and living spaces; high-speed Internet access; complimentary cook-to-order breakfast and evening Manager's Reception*, as well as a prime location near many of the area's large corporations."

Just sixty miles north of Los Angeles in the High Desert region of Los Angeles County, the property offers travelers reprieve from the congestion of the city yet the convenience of LA's business, culture and entertainment centers. Embassy Suites Palmdale is conveniently located near the major aerospace companies in the area including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, NASA and Edwards Air Force base, making it an ideal choice for business travelers. Also located a short distance from the hotel are the Antelope Valley College, Pepperdine and DeVry universities, the Lancaster National Soccer Center, Big 8 Softball Complex, Rancho Vista Golf Course, Dry Town Water Park and Palmdale Regional Airport, providing leisure travelers with both convenience and value. "We are proud to bring the outstanding Embassy Suites hospitality to Palmdale and look forward to continuing our expansion of the brand in 2010 and beyond," said Chris Mayer, president for Sun Development & Management Corp. "With such a strong base of loyal consumers and brand recognition, we are confident that the Embassy Suites brand will thrive in Palmdale."

A state-of-the-art Precor fitness center, equipped with the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment, as well as a pool are offered to all guests at Embassy Suites Palmdale. Both the King and Double suites boast an oversized desk with an ergonomic chair, 32" flat screen television and mobile furnishings that allow guests to create their own unique living space.

Fourteen Restaurant and Lounge, the hotel's full-service restaurant, features a modern contemporary design with dark woods, warm stone, sleek metal surfaces and a whimsical color palette. Fourteen Restaurant and Lounge serves value-priced Contemporary American cuisine in a warm and elegant atmosphere during dinner hours, seven days a week. Hand crafted drinks and fantastic happy hour specials on appetizers make "Fourteen" the perfect place to hold an impromptu meeting or relax on the spacious outdoor patio. Dishes like the rigatoni with slow simmered sauce made fresh daily and the "Signature Burger" with Gruyere and chipotle ketchup will tempt any palate. Guests looking to eat on the run, will enjoy the "Grab and Go" marketplace, offering an assortment of prepared meals, sundries, snacks and beverages.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Founded in 1984, Embassy Suites Hotels defines the upscale, all-suite segment and today has 204 hotels, with an additional 45 in the pipeline. With spacious two-room suites, engaging team members and an inviting atrium environment, guests are allowed to put their feet up and feel right at home.

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 more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering 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 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.

About Sun Development and Management

Sun Development and Management Corporation, develops, builds and operates both select and full service hotels throughout the United States. The company currently owns and operates 26 properties with over 2300 rooms and suites across 11 states. Sun operates hotels under a variety of franchise affiliations having received numerous industry awards for development, construction and operations. Sun Development and Management currently has an additional 8 hotels under development and construction throughout the United States including the Embassy Suites in Ontario CA as well as the Embassy Suites Elizabeth at Newark's Liberty International Airport.

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