Embassy Suites Los Angeles-Glendale opens doors

Memphis, TENN, November 25, 2008- Embassy Suites Hotels today announces the opening of the Embassy Suites Los Angeles–Glendale.  Centrally located in Downtown Glendale, the 272-suite hotel is the brand’s first in Glendale, sixth in the greater Los Angeles area and the 196th Embassy Suites Hotel in the brand’s portfolio.
The opening of the all-suite hotel will provide economic stimulus to Glendale and the surrounding areas by creating 120 jobs at the culmination of the hiring process. The hotel is owned and managed by Arcadia, Calif.-based Kam Sang Company, Inc. and marks their first Embassy Suites Hotel and their first Hilton Family property.
Situated eight miles from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and within close proximity to major television studios, the Embassy Suites Los Angeles–Glendale offers a strong value proposition for both business travelers and leisure guests who are looking to the see the television stars of Hollywood at a more convenient location.
“We are excited to expand upon our presence in the Los Angeles area, as well as add a new development partner in Kam Sang Company,” said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president, brand management, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Offering such a strong value proposition to business and leisure travelers helps Embassy Suites to thrive in the current economic climate and we are happy to bring that value to Glendale.  Southern California has always been an essential market for Embassy Suites with 17 existing hotels in the area, and three in the pipeline.”
Kam Sang Company owns full service properties including Marriot and Sheraton, and is anxious to bring the Embassy Suites experience to Glendale and Burbank.
“We are pleased to open the first Embassy Suites in our portfolio,” said Ronnie Lam, owner of the Embassy Suites Los Angeles–Glendale.  “We are delighted to wave the Embassy Suites flag, continue the tradition of superior, consistent service to our guests and bring the upscale, all-suite product only offered by Embassy Suites, to Glendale.”
The hotel has a calming aesthetic, boasting a magnificent 12-story atrium and a relaxing waterfall with an impressive 7,000 gallon, granite-boulder and flagstone pond that accommodates up to 50 koi fish and three turtles.
The in-house restaurant, Bistro 800, is conveniently located next to the atrium and features an eclectic menu of fusion foods and a full-service bar, perfect for a night cap.
In addition to core amenities consistent with all Embassy Suites Hotels -- complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, nightly Manager’s Reception, open-air atrium and spacious two-room suites -- special amenities include a 24-hour valet, complimentary high speed Internet access, and in true Southern California fashion, a helipad available to guests, with special approval. 
NBC Studio Tours, Disney Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, Dodgers Stadium, The Los Angeles Zoo, Hollywood, and the Huntington Library and Gardens are all nearby attractions. 
The Embassy Suites Los Angeles-Glendale features spacious, two-room suites – all offering a separate living area with a sofa bed and desk, private bedroom and bath, two televisions, wired and wireless complimentary high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffeemaker.  Each two room suite is decorated in modern, fresh colors with rich dark wood accents. Special Opera Suites with soaring ceilings and the magnificent Diamond Suite featuring a private bedroom, living room, and parlor surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, are also available for special indulgences. 
In addition, the Embassy Suites Los Angeles-Glendale offers 10,000 square feet of meeting space with onsite catering, an outdoor pool, whirlpool, Precor® fitness center and a Starbucks Barista, which is located conveniently in the hotel’s atrium.  


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