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Ultima Hospitality Announces Management Deal For Westin Columbus Hotel

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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Ultima Hospitality, an industry-leading investment and hotel management company, announces today that they have taken over the management of The Westin Columbus Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The quickly growing hotel management firm has been awarded the contract as its real-estate affiliate, Waterton Commercial Properties takes 100 percent ownership of the property today.

“The Westin Columbus Hotel underwent a dramatic $15 million renovation in 2008. This is a great advantage, granting Ultima Hospitality the opportunity to take the hotel to the next level in terms of guest satisfaction,” says Mark Zettl, chief operating officer of Ultima Hospitality. “This is an exciting addition to our management portfolio.”

The Westin Columbus presents a mix of the old and new style, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy architectural panache from a different era with the suitability of modern amenities. The 188-room, pet-friendly hotel features the Westin brand’s innovative programs and instinctive service that transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience including the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® and the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access and an mp3-compatible iHome radio. Guests have access to more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space that accommodates a variety of meetings and events. The Westin Columbus boasts an exquisite Grand Ballroom, serving as the city’s premier event site.

The award-winning Westin Columbus is home to High Street Grill and Thurber’s Restaurant. High Street Grill is a neighborhood restaurant offering the finest local ingredients in the mix of familiar dishes. Thurber’s Restaurant is infused with the history of Columbus, offering lunch, dinner and happy hour with the option of patio seating. Both restaurants cater to private events with flexible options ensuring a personable experience for every guest.

Located in the hub of Ohio, The Westin Columbus holds a central location in the Downtown Columbus business district, the 15th largest metro area in the U.S. Columbus is Ohio’s largest city and state capital with a host of events and activities always within close proximity. The Westin Columbus is merely minutes away from the Columbus Convention Center, the German Village, the historic Palace Ohio Theaters and adjacent to the renowned Southern Theatre.

For more information visit The Westin Columbus or call (614) 228- 3800. To make reservations call (888) 627-8451

About Ultima Hospitality
Ultima Hospitality is a Chicago-based hospitality management and real estate investment group. As the management arm of Waterton Commercial Properties, Ultima Hospitality manages both full and select-service properties leveraging more than 150 years of experience in hospitality and commercial real estate management among its senior leadership. A results-driven organization, Ultima Hospitality provides owners and investors with superior capital management, cost containment and extensive resources to ensure successful ownership and management in a constantly changing business environment. For a complete list of the company’s portfolio along with more information, visit www.ultimahospitality.com.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed®, delicious SuperFoodsRx® and WestinWORKOUT® studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,162 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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