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 The SunBurst Resort Receiving
a $6 million Renovation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (November 3, 2003) - The SunBurst Resort, the only full-service resort in old-town Scottsdale, has completed the first phase in a $6 million renovation project, which will be fully concluded in October 2004.   The renovation will upgrade the property while maintaining the charm and beauty of the resort, which remains a Scottsdale favorite with guests and locals alike.

"These renovations reflect our commitment to increase the functionality of the property while capturing the local beauty and magic of the Southwest," comments Dori Familiant, general manager of The SunBurst Resort.  "With the addition of a spa, new meeting space and wireless Internet, both business and leisure travelers will benefit from our changes."

The first phase of the renovation, completed at the end of September, was the remodeling of meeting and public space.  New carpeting, wall coverings, chandeliers and a new ceiling were installed in the Arizona Ballroom.  There is a total of 14,000 square feet of meeting space, consisting of thirteen meeting rooms with capacity for up to 500.

The second phase of the renovation will include the addition of a new 3,500 square foot spa, SpaTerre.  The spa will consist of seven treatment rooms, including one couples massage room.  The treatment rooms will feature ceramic claw-foot tubs and some will include private shower and toilet.  SpaTerre will also feature a wet room with Vichy Shower, facial room, manicure/pedicure room and a meditation room just off the lobby with access to the spa, fitness and pool areas.  Renovation of the porte cachere will also be completed during this phase, in which the front wall will be taken down and new fountains, torches and landscaping will be added.    The second stage of the renovation began on November 1 and will be completed by the end of January 2004.

The resort is also going wireless.  There will be wireless Internet access in all guest rooms, lobby, pool area and conference space.  Hi-speed connectivity will be completed by January 2004. 

Renovation to all of the guest rooms will begin after the '04 season and will be completed by October 2004.  New bathrooms, carpet, armoires and beds will be updated in the guest rooms.  A minor renovation to the lobby and restaurant will also be completed at this time. 

The SunBurst Resort is a distinctive blend of sophisticated New West design with the charm and hospitality of the Old West.  Each of the 204 suites and guestrooms is an expression of Southwestern style and features private terraces offering panoramic vistas of the dramatic desert and mountains. The SunBurst Resort offers over 14,000 sq. ft. of function space to accommodate groups from six to 600.  Saguaro's, the resort's restaurant, is a rare culinary experience, inspired by the rich traditions and innovations of Southwestern dining. 

Noble House Hotels and Resorts brings distinctive quality and design to every one of its resort properties, working with the natural surroundings and local history to create unparalleled settings and unforgettable experiences that touch the soul of every guest.  Owned by Pat Colee and based in Kirkland (Seattle), WA, Noble House Hotels and Resorts comprises twelve unique properties in seven states across the United States and includes:  LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, FL; Ocean Key Resort in Key West, FL; Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, FL; Grove Isle Hotel & Club in Coconut Grove (Miami), FL; Little Palm Island Resort & Spa on Little Torch Key, FL; The Adolphus in Dallas, TX; The Edgewater in Seattle, WA; Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe, NM; Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, CA; Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA; The Sunburst Resort in Scottsdale, AZ; and the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI. 

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Contact:
Brad Packer
Noble House Hotels and Resorts
P: (305) 860-4385
bpacker@nhresorts.com
www.sunburstresort.com
Also See: Victoria McLaughlin Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the SunBurst Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona / October 2003
Amstar Group of Colorado Seeks to Cash in on The 210-room Sunburst Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz / June 2002


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