Seattle’s Hotel 1000 accepted into exclusive luxury travel network, Virtuoso
SEATTLE (September 24, 2008) – Hotel 1000, Seattle’s premier luxury destination, announced today it has achieved membership in the by-invitation-only luxury travel network, Virtuoso. Hotel 1000 is one of only four Seattle hotels to attain this honor. Hotel 1000 will receive access to the network’s elite travel advisors and their affluent clientele and provide them with exclusive values, which can include room upgrades, airport transfers, special dining experiences, as well as custom hotel packages and amenities.
“Virtuoso’s commitment to customized experiences and personalized service mirrors our own,” said Denny Fitzpatrick, general manager, Hotel 1000. “While Virtuoso’s knowledgeable members guide clients to make informed choices, Hotel 1000’s focus on detail and the highest service levels will provide the superlative experience Virtuoso’s clientele have come to expect. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Virtuoso is comprised of top travel agencies and elite travel specialists in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The network also counts just over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations amongst its preferred relationships, which are granted by invitation only. Virtuoso’s renowned network leverages its combined annual sales of more than $5.1 billion to negotiate special upgrades, amenities, values and truly rare travel experiences exclusively for the clients of its member agencies.
“Hotel 1000, with its modern take on the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, offers our discerning clientele an ideal downtown Seattle experience,” says Albert Herrera, Vice President of Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program. “And their restaurant, BOKA, is without doubt one of the best in the city, with its creative cuisine and intimate yet contemporary atmosphere. Hotel 1000’s superb service and innovative hotel activities ensure our clients will be well looked after during their stay.”
Boasting a multi-million dollar technology infrastructure, Hotel 1000 is the industry leader for state-of-the-art services and personalized guest room amenities, including an intelligent private bar, touch screen VoIP phones, ambiance controls and 40-inch LCD televisions with virtual surround sound and dual performance capabilities as computer screen, digital art gallery and Satellite radio.
Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. Independent travel agencies receive sales, marketing and technology support, as well as exclusive services and products, as a result of their membership in Virtuoso. The network’s member agencies generate over $5.1billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel advisors provided by MasterCard for World Elite® MasterCard® cardholders. For more information, please visit www.virtuoso.com.
About Hotel 1000
Hotel 1000 is Seattle’s premier luxury destination and features 120 luxury guest rooms and suites, 6200 square feet of residentially appointed event space, BOKA RESTAURANT + BAR, STUDIO 1000, the Spaahh and The Golf Club. Hotel 1000 redefines the luxury experience in Seattle with genuine, caring, personalized service enabled by leading-edge technology and intimate yet spectacular accommodations. The Hotel offers unexpected pleasures, distinctive amenities, anticipative service and customized experiences tailored to any occasion. Located at 1000 First Ave. at the corner of Madison Street, Hotel 1000 is steps away from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and conveniently centered between Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the business district and lively and historic Pioneer Square. For more information, please visit www.hotel1000seattle.com.
About MTM Luxury Lodging
Hotel 1000 is managed by Seattle-based MTM Luxury Lodging, operating the Northwest’s premier collection of distinctive boutique hotels. Other exquisite Northwest destinations in the MTM collection include: Alderbrook Resort & Spa (Hood Canal); Cave B Inn at SageCliffe (near George); Willows Lodge (Woodinville); and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa (Kirkland). MTM also operates luxury properties elsewhere including: Ivy Hotel (San Diego); The Liberty Hotel (Boston); and the Bardessono Inn & Spa (Napa Valley), a destination resort opening in the fall of 2008. Without exception, MTM managed hotels are among the very best in the markets they serve. www.mtmluxurylodging.com.
Director of Public Relations, Virtuoso