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Hotel Castello Di Casole Joins Preferred Boutique

Friday, June 14, 2013
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Timbers Resorts is pleased to announce that one of its newest properties, a luxury 10th century castle-turned-boutique hotel in Italy, Hotel Castello di Casole, has joined Preferred Boutique™, an elite collection of intimate hotels and resorts, each featuring 100 rooms or less, and a brand of Preferred Hotel Group™. Perched atop the largest private estate in Tuscany at 4,200 acres overlooking rolling vineyards and olive groves, the 41-suite hotel features a world-class wellness center, visionary Tuscan restaurant, stylish bar, a model game reserve and an expansive trail system.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Preferred Boutique and to join the collection of the world’s most exceptional properties,” said Castello di Casole’s General Manger, Kenyon Price. “Castello di Casole is committed to providing an authentic Tuscan experience with unparalleled service and personalized experiences for our discerning international visitors.”

Hotel Castello di Casole offers a varied selection of exclusive programs and activities specially curated for guests including a custom shopping experience granting access to the best stores and artisans in Florence, an adventurous exploration of the Tuscan countryside by Ferrari, and a series of cooking classes, culinary adventures and wine tours that bring the tastes of the region to life.

This summer, Hotel Castello di Casole will unveil its newly-expanded Essere Spa, a 5,400-square-foot space in what was originally the estate’s wine cellar featuring dramatic barrel-vaulted ceilings and restored stone walls. Essere, meaning “To Be” in Italian, features a state-of-the-art fitness facility, an outdoor garden terrace for yoga and Pilates, a private outdoor relaxation garden and a treatment menu that incorporates ingredients indigenous to the region.

Timbers Resorts, one of the largest independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, debuted the highly anticipated boutique hotel in July 2012 after a meticulous and detailed restoration. Featuring a 41-suite hotel, 28 private farmhouses and 10 Hotel Villas, the sprawling estate, Castello di Casole, is ideally located in the heart of Tuscany, and conveniently located less than an hour from the country’s most celebrated cities and wine regions including Florence, Siena, Chianti and Montalcino.

About Castello di Casole
Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, is a five-star boutique resort and private residence club in Tuscany, Italy, located 45 minutes southwest of Florence. The historic 4,200-acre estate features 28 artfully restored and reconstructed Tuscan farmhouses available for ownership and a 41-suite boutique hotel that celebrated its grand opening in July 2012. The hotel is complete with a world-class spa and wellness center, swimming pool, pizzeria, stylish bar and visionary fine-dining restaurant, and the estate is home to a model game reserve, 88 acres of vineyards, 13 acres of olive groves and an expansive trail system. Please visit www.castellodicasole.com for more information.

About Timbers Resorts
Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has established a gracious collection of properties in the world’s most sought-after destinations. As the developer and operator of boutique, private resorts, hotels and residence clubs – including ski, golf, leisure and beach locations – Timbers Resorts has created an unrivaled reputation in the luxury resort and real estate industry. Throughout its history, Timbers Resorts has committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising with regard to quality and service.

In addition, Timbers Resorts has created the Timbers Collection - a portfolio of resorts and residence clubs recognized for their grace, sophistication and overwhelming sense of place. As an Owner at a property in the Timbers Collection, you have the opportunity to further enhance your ownership experience with Timbers Collection Benefits - a host of perks and privileges from some of the most recognized travel and lifestyle partners in the world including Sentient Jet, Hertz, MedJet Assist and more. In addition, ownership assures access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade your vacation time with other destinations in the portfolio. These are extraordinary places that enrich and invigorate. From the rolling hills of Napa and Tuscany, to the slopes of Aspen, Steamboat and Vail, to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, and the golf courses of Sonoma and Ireland, and more, the choice is yours.

Current Timbers Collection properties include Dancing Bear Aspen in Aspen, Colorado; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa, CA; The Rocks Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Timbers Club in Snowmass, Colorado; Mayacama in Sonoma, California; The Villas at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA; One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy; The Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Sebastian - Vail in Vail, Colorado.
For more info, please visit www.timbersresorts.com, www.facebook.com/timbersresorts or www.twitter.com/timbersresorts.

About Preferred Boutique
Preferred Boutique™ is an inspiring collection that represents more than 150 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts around the world, each featuring 100 rooms or less. This distinctive brand defines the boutique hotel experience, showcasing style, service, and personality on an intimate scale.

Launched in 2005, Preferred Boutique is committed to quality assurance that suits the needs of smaller luxury properties, while providing a combination of strategic sales, marketing, distribution and technology solutions to its members. While visiting properties within the Preferred Boutique collection, travelers are invited to create their own canvas of extraordinary travel memories, distinguished by personalized, one-of-a-kind travel experiences. Additionally, all Preferred Boutique guests are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer™ Guest Benefit Program, with benefits including complimentary Internet access, priority early check-in/late check-out, space-available upgrades, and additional rewards for members who make their bookings online.

Preferred Boutique is a brand of Preferred Hotel Group™, a global leader in the hospitality industry that represents more than 650 of the finest hotels and resorts in over 85 countries.

For reservations and more information on the Preferred Boutique collection, please visit www.PreferredBoutique.com.

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