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Renaissance Hotel Fort Lauderdale Earns Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award

HVS Press Release
Northbrook, Ill. (March 3, 2003) – The Renaissance Hotel Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (http://www.renaissancehotels.com) has been recognized with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for 2003, according to Lane Hospitality, which manages the property. The Renaissance is one of only 4% of the approximately 30,000 AAA Rated® properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean to achieve this level. “We are proud that the Renaissance Hotel Fort Lauderdale has joined a select group of Four Diamond winners,” said Bill DeForrest, President and CEO of Lane Hospitality. “The property consistently strives for quality and offers superior quality, personal service and first-class amenities.” According to AAA’s John Danneman, District Manager, “The Four Diamond symbol will be included in the Renaissance Hotel Fort Lauderdale’s listing in the 2003 AAA TourBook® guide and will aid AAA’s nearly 46 million members in their travel decisions. The Diamond rating means consistent quality and is often the deciding factor when our members choose lodging.” Located on Fort Lauderdale’s famous 17th Street Causeway at 1617 S.E. 17th St., the Renaissance Hotel Fort Lauderdale is close to Port Everglades and the airport, area beaches, golf and tennis, the Broward County Convention Center, and shops and restaurants of Las Olas. The hotel features 233 guest rooms, with 14 one-bedroom and Jacuzzi® suites, and private-access Concierge Level accommodations. Extensive amenities include heated outdoor pool with lap lanes and whirlpool; health club and sauna; full business center and over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; Darrel & Oliver’s Bistro 17, the 17th Street Bar and 24-hour room service; covered self and valet parking, and complete concierge and valet services. For reservations, contact 954-626-1700 or toll-free at 800-468-3571. AAA has included lodging information in its travel publications since the early 1900s and began rating hotels in 1963. Each year, more than 60 AAA/CAA tourism editors visit some 70,000 lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants and attractions to conduct unannounced evaluations and scrutinize such areas as cleanliness, ambiance, amenities and service. Lane Hospitality (www.lanehospitality.com), a division of Lane Industries, is a Northbrook, Illinois-based hospitality company which has successfully owned and managed a wide range of hotel and time-share properties since 1986. Formed by the Lane family with three hotels, the company currently has 30 properties and 5,000 guest rooms in its portfolio. Contacts: John Danneman for AAA Auto Club South jdanneman@aasouth.com 954-748-2700 Barbara Wiener for Lane Hospitality bwiener@hvsinternational.com 404-638-6648 # # #