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Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

April 07, 2009 17:00 ET

Bellstar Awarded Management Contract for Pemberton Valley Lodge

Bellstar expands resort collection into B.C.'s Coastal Mountains

PEMBERTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) -

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The owners of Pemberton Valley Lodge are pleased to announce that they have awarded the hotel management contract to Bellstar Hotels & Resorts. The 85-suite hotel is located in the heart of the Pemberton Valley, just 20 minutes north of B.C.'s iconic 4-season mountain resort - Whistler Blackcomb. With the addition of the Pemberton Valley Lodge, Bellstar's portfolio of boutique and luxury hotels and resorts continues to grow in Western Canada's key tourism destinations, including the Okanagan Valley, Rocky Mountains and Coastal regions.

David MacKenzie, General Manager of the Pemberton Valley Lodge cited Bellstar's experience with independent condo-hotels, their centralized operating platform and their vibrant senior management team as key factors in the decision. "Bellstar has a proven record of delivering a disciplined approach to operations and proactive sales and marketing to drive market share and enhance revenues," said MacKenzie.

"Independent management contracts in strategic locations are major opportunities for our growth," said Jon Zwickel, Executive VP of Bellstar. "Bellstar is a turn-key solution for hotel owners seeking to add value, strengthen their business and increase incremental profits."

Pemberton Valley Lodge offers guests contemporary mountain design and decor, upscale amenities and spacious guest suites. The resort includes 85 fully-furnished suites with Studio, 1- and 2-bedrooms, fireplaces, full kitchens, in-suite laundry, and private balconies all with stunning views of the surrounding Coastal Mountain range. Common amenities include a swimming pool and hot tub, fitness studio, coffee bar, massage studio, winter ski shuttle service to Whistler, and executive meeting rooms.

Bellstar manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta's Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and Coastal Regions. The boutique hospitality brand combines award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence to deliver exceptional resort experiences for guests and owners alike.

For more information on Pemberton Valley Lodge visit www.pembertonvalleylodge.com; for Bellstar, visit www.bellstar.ca.

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