Signature Expands Programs

At Signature Travel Network's recent 2007 Owners' Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, owners of the cooperative reviewed the company's 2007 accomplishments and were briefed on a series of new initiatives for 2008. Among them is the expansion of Signature's Destination Specialist program and Signature Hotels & Resorts Program. To strengthen the delivery of custom-tailored services for its clients worldwide, Signature announced new partnerships with five new ground operators, which means its Destination Specialist program now includes 77 partner companies, in nearly 100 countries on six continents. Signature also announced the addition of more than 100 new hotels for 2008, bringing the total to 525 partner properties for the New Year. Some of the new properties include Claridge's in London, Park Hyatt Tokyo, Alvear Palace in Buenos Aires, and the Peninsula in New York. Signature also strengthened the privileges at more than 50 partner properties. (JP)