Surfside Resort, Inc. Opens Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront Following Renovation

Surfside Resort, Inc. Opens Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront Following RenovationSTAMFORD, Conn., July 19, 2016 – Accelerating portfolio growth in key destinations across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the brand’s third hotel in the state of Virginia. The recently converted Four Points hotel caters to the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort.

Owned and managed by Surfside Resort Inc., Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront features 99 fully renovated and spacious guest rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean or the boardwalk and 5,800 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space. Amenities including an indoor heated pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and the brand’s iconic Best Brews and BBQ™, including refreshing local beers and seasonal BBQ-style appetizers in the hotel lounge – the ideal perfect spot to unwind with friends and colleagues. Guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch at the hotel restaurant Jumpin’ Shrimp Oceanfront Bar & Grill and will be within close proximity of a variety of restaurants and shops along the Virginia Beach boardwalk and leading area attractions such as the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Ocean Breeze Waterpark.

“We are thrilled to expand the Four Points brand to Virginia Beach and look forward to offering travelers the chance to enjoy everything the brand has to offer right at the heart of this dynamic seaside resort community,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Four Points continues to experience phenomenal growth, fueled by rising demand for the popular and stylish brand in markets across the globe.”

“By repositioning our hotel as a Four Points, we expect to attract even more travelers who are well acquainted with the stylish comfort offered by this well-known global brand,” said Varshid Vachhani, President, Surfside Resort Inc. “The hotel will also help meet the increased demand for high-caliber lodging in Virginia Beach, a leading destination among business and leisure travelers.”

Four Points is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by nearly 60% in the next five years with new hotels strategically located in nearly every corner of the globe. Hotels expected to open in 2016 include Four Points Juneau, Four Points Little Rock Midtown, Four Points San Diego SeaWorld, Four Points Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port, Four Points Manhattan Midtown West, Four Points Peoria, Four Points Cleveland Airport, Four Points Dallas Fort Worth Airport North, Four Points Houston Energy Corridor, Four Points Grande Prairie (Canada), Four Points by Sheraton Sherwood Park (Canada), Four Points Changchun, Hi-Tech Zone (China), Four Points Srinager (India), Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin (Indonesia), Four Points Singapore Riverview (Singapore), Four Points Cuenca (Ecuador) and Four Points Cusco (Peru).
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Four Points is travel reinvented. With over 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries, Four Points meets the needs of the everyday traveler and offers guests exactly what they need on the road. Four Points combines timeless style and comfort and an authentic sense of the local as well as genuine, always-approachable service, all around the world. To learn more, visit Stay connected to Four Points on


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About Surfside Resort

The Surfside Resort Inc. is part of the Global Hospitality Family of hotels. Global Hospitality owns and manages four hotels within the Tidewater region as well as one property in North Carolina . The management and staff strive to always provide exceptional customer service and to consistently exceed customer expectations. This drive has spearheaded the movement to convert the Surfside to a Four Points by Sheraton. Surfside Resort pledges to constantly work to make each stay a memorable one for each and every guest.


Springtime Revival at Elias Beach Hotel, Limassol


Springtime Revival at Elias Beach Hotel, Limassol1Hotel highlights

Cyprus, May 24, 2016 – After a series of renovations across the hotel, the Elias Beach Hotel welcomes spring 2016 with renewed freshness, indoors and outdoors. Walking around the hotel, from the guest rooms to the restaurants and around the pool guests they will enjoy the crispness of new materials and a contemporary look. Special attention was given to the Mokka Café & Terrace, the Pool Bar, and the Kids Club, which was upgraded new facilities, toys and games.

A Seaside Paradise!

The Elias Beach Hotel is a luxurious seafront hotel overlooking a ‘Blue Flag’ sandy beach in the ancient Amathus area, only a short drive from the entertainment area and city centre of the cosmopolitan town of Limassol.

With a choice of different room types, a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities and mixed entertainment programmes, the Elias Beach ranks as a perfectly conceived, all-round resort that offers something for everyone.

The combination of variety, quality, elegance and impeccable service have also made the Elias Beach Hotel a favourite destination for seaside weddings and honeymoons.


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Kanika Hotels Culinary Innovation Programme delivers its first delicious results

Cyprus, May 24, 2016 – Kanika Hotels & Resorts, the leading hotel leisure group in Cyprus and a pioneer in Luxury All-Inclusive and Half-Board Plus holidays, has embarked on a new culinary innovation program that has already delivered the first delicious results across all Kanika Hotels & Resorts. The program was developed and is being implemented by Kanika’s Culinary innovation and Development Team and Kanika’s award-winning chefs, in cooperation with Consultant Executive Chef Peter Gorton from the UK, a Michelin star holder with undisputed credentials.

Kanika Hotels Culinary InnovationUnder the banner of “World-inclusive dining that makes you smile”, the new Kanika culinary innovation program involved a substantial investment in new resources and intensive training of Kanika’s complete team of chefs in close cooperation with the Michelin star Executive Chef Peter Gorton. The results of their joint efforts speak for themselves: significantly upgraded quality and quantity in all menus including the use of new and exciting fresh ingredients, to offer hotel guests broader and balanced variety, consistent quality, best value, and a most enjoyable Luxury All-Inclusive and Half-Board Plus culinary experience during their holiday in Cyprus.

In addition to introducing new dishes and refining old favorites served during themed and international buffet meals, three of Kanika’s six branded restaurants welcome guests with new menus that have already been well received. The former Kiku Japanese Restaurant has been rebranded and is now operating in all Kanika hotels as the Seven Orchids Pan Asian Restaurant. The Garibaldi, the connoisseur-calibre Italian Restaurant, takes fine dining to new levels, while the Rock ‘n’ Roll Diner follows American traditions with a new and upgraded menu of all-time American favorites now offered for lunch as well.

Gorton says: “I’m happy to be involved in a project where everyone genuinely welcomes change and strives for continuous improvement.” Kanika’s team is well aware that culinary innovation is not just a one-off exercise for this year. It’s an ongoing process with both a short and long-term view. Kanika Hotels’ Group General Manager Christos Pericou says: “We always have to think ahead to stay ahead. We are determined to offer our guests a contemporary taste experience that takes them around the world, and to make sure they enjoy every single meal.”

Members of Kanika Hotels are located in all the main resorts on the southern coast of Cyprus: Alexander the Great Beach Hotel Olympic Lagoon Resort in Agia Napa, Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, and Olympic Lagoon Resort in Paphos.

Consultant Chef Peter Gorton from the UK, is a former proprietor of a number of restaurants, holder of Michelin 1 Star and 3 Rosettes for several years, author of several cookery books and other publications, and known for his numerous popular TV cooking programmes on UK television.
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Florida Keys Welcome New 95-Room Courtyard by Marriott in Marathon with General Manager Alex Reitter at the Helm

Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys1Marathon, Florida – February 29, 2016 – Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys opened in Marathon, Florida. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at 2146 Overseas Highway, the 95-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Prime Group and managed by Shaner Group of State College, Pennsylvania. Continue reading “Florida Keys Welcome New 95-Room Courtyard by Marriott in Marathon with General Manager Alex Reitter at the Helm”

Pacifica Hotels Acquires San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort on the Pacific Coast

San Simeon Pines Seaside ResortIrvine, CA, February 29, 2016 – Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels along the Pacific Coast, announced today that it has acquired San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort in Cambria, CA. With this addition, Pacifica Hotels now owns and operates six properties along Cambria’s Moonstone Beach, and a total of 34 hotels, most along the California coast.

San Simeon Pines Resort is ideally situated in the heart of central California and just off the Pacific Coast Highway, providing easy access to Hearst Castle, downtown Cambria, local wineries, the Piedras Blancas elephant seal sanctuary and other coastal charms. With expansive grounds and gardens, a private beach trail, and lawn games, it is an ideal family escape and an excellent location from which to explore the area. Continue reading “Pacifica Hotels Acquires San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort on the Pacific Coast”