SOURCE: Coastal Hotel Group

August 21, 2006 18:59 ET

Coastal Hotel Group Selected to Manage Historic Delta King Hotel in Sacramento

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 2006 -- Coastal Hotel Group has been selected to manage the historic Delta King Hotel in Sacramento, California, according to Yogi Hutsen, Coastal's President & CEO.

Says Hutsen, "The Delta King Hotel is a wonderful addition to the Coastal portfolio, both because of its uniqueness and location in California's capital city. In fact, the Delta King is a complete entertainment complex, with its 44 classic staterooms, famed Pilothouse Restaurant, and eight function rooms plus decks and landings providing more than 11,000 square feet of unparalleled banquet and meeting space. We are grateful to the Coyne family for entrusting Coastal Hotels to manage this special asset and value their continuing involvement in the Sacramento community."

Charlie Coyne, Chairman of the Delta King's Board of Directors, adds, "Coastal's leadership impressed me with their extensive knowledge of hotel operations and marketing. I am confident our decision to have Coastal Hotels manage the Delta King will bring positive results for us, our employees, and our guests."

The Delta King is an authentic 285-foot riverboat. Together with its identical twin, the Delta Queen, the ships were christened on May 20, 1927 and began their daily river voyages between San Francisco and Sacramento. These royal vessels reigned on the Sacramento River until the late 1930s, when the depression and World War II signaled the end of the stern wheel era. Both the King and Queen were drafted into the US Navy to serve on San Francisco Bay as net tenders, floating barracks, troop transports, and hospital ships. At the conclusion of the War, the Delta Queen was taken via the Panama Canal to the Mississippi River where she is still in operation. The King was shuttled between Canada and California with visions of becoming a floating Ghirardelli Square or Chinese restaurant, these dreams dashed by the ship's disrepair and litigation. In 1984, after being partially submerged for eighteen months in San Francisco Bay, the Delta King was purchased by the Coyne family and towed to Sacramento. Following a $9 million dollar five-year long total renovation, the Delta King was returned to its original glory and reintroduced as the monarch of the Sacramento River.

Today the Delta King is permanently moored in Old Sacramento, one of America's finest restored historical areas boasting river-front parks, museums and galleries, plus more than two-hundred specialty shops and restaurants.

About Coastal Hotel Group

Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hospitality management and development services company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. The Coastal collection includes such unique properties as Salish Lodge & Spa outside Seattle, among the World's Best on the "Conde Nast Traveler" 2006 Gold List, and the Spindrift Inn in Monterey, named a Readers' Favorite by "Departures" magazine. For more information, visit or call 206-388-0400.

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