The Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection program recently added 13 new properties to its portfolio, including Egerton House Hotel (London), Intercontinental Hotel Madrid, The Killarney Park Hotel (Ireland), Pinehurst (North Carolina), Sofitel Los Angeles and eight Rock Resorts including The Lodge at Vail and Rosario Resort & Spa (Washington state). "We're very proud of our hotel and resort collection," says Jack Mannix, president and CEO of Ensemble. "It provides our members and their clients with a greatly enhanced travel experience." To evaluate potential properties, Ensemble reviews not only the level of accommodation and amenity package, but also the specific destination of each property to avoid over-saturation in certain markets. Participating properties must also provide an "Ensemble Exclusive," such as free daily breakfasts, rounds of golf, and spa credits, in addition to standard amenities. Last month, Ensemble Travel Group announced that more than 300 hotels and resorts were participating in its 2006 collection. Almost 200,000 consumers have received the new 132-page 2006 Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection directory. Visit Ensemble's extranet at [www.ensembledirect.com].
by Peggy Cope
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