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 November 06, 2014
Signature Travel Network Expands Its Hotels & Resorts Program; 870 Properties Worldwide

 Signature announced today the next phase of expansion of its hotels and resorts program, celebrating its tenth year. The 2015 collection will feature 870 hotels, resorts, lodges, and spas in 460 unique destinations worldwide. "We are very proud of the progress we have made with our hotel program since our launch ten years ago," stated Ignacio Maza, Signature's executive vice president. "Our collection now brings together world-class properties in 87 countries all over the globe. In addition, we strengthened and improved our consumer privileges at a number of hotels, making our 2015 hotel program our best ever. Hotels chosen for the 2015 program have been vetted by Signature's Hotel Committee, made up of leading members who have strong hotel and resort sales."

All participating hotels offer breakfast for two daily and a special Signature benefit, such as a $100 hotel/resort credit, a lunch/dinner for two once during stay, a complimentary round of golf, a spa treatment, airport transfers, or other amenity. These Signature benefits are in addition to late check-out, early check-in, an upgrade, preferential rates and availability.

Signature's 2015 Hotels & Resorts directory will be released on December 1st, making the Signature collection first to market in North America for the sixth year in a row. The new hotel book will be customized for Signature's member agencies. A companion hotel program direct mail piece will be mailed to clients who do not receive the directory. Signature's hotel program now features over 20,000 pages of proprietary online content, available to front-line consultants and consumers through members' websites.

Notable additions to Signature's preferred program include exceptional city hotel properties such as Peninsula Paris, Park Hyatt Vienna and Park Hyatt New York, Shangri-La Toronto, Hotel Santa Teresa in Rio, St Regis Florence, Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Hotel Splendid Royale Rome, Thompson Chicago, Rosewood Beijing, Cape Cadogan Cape Town, Alexis Seattle, and the Ritz-Carlton Central Park New York. For clients seeking activity and adventure, Signature has added Sonora Resort in British Columbia, Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, Alto Atacama in Chile, Nayara Springs in Costa Rica, Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador, and Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Signature also announced the addition of celebrated resorts such as Hermitage Bay Antigua, Dorado Beach -- A Ritz Carlton Reserve, Gansevoort Providenciales, The Brando Tetiaroa, One&Only Hayman Australia, Tambo del Inka Peru, Grace Santorini, James Royal Palm Miami, Montage Kapalua, and Rancho Valencia in Southern California. In addition, Signature expanded its partnership with Aman Resorts, which now includes all properties worldwide in the Aman collection. In total, over 80 new hotels and resorts have joined the collection for 2015.

Signature Travel Network

Signature Travel Network is a member-owned, travel cooperative, headquartered in Marina del Rey, California, with a regional office in New York City. The network was established in 1956 and today includes 198 member agencies with 445 retail locations in the United States, Canada, and Brazil. Collectively, Signature members generate more than $6 billion in annual travel sales.