Set on over 500 acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of England, The Belfry is a complete leisure, conference and golf destination featuring 324 rooms, a 25,000 square foot fitness center and spa, and 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Known as the ‘The spiritual home of the Ryder Cup,’ having hosted the event an unprecedented four times, The Belfry is the site of the world famous The Brabazon championship golf course, the PGA National Golf Academy and England’s only PGA-endorsed course, the PGA National. Village Urban Resorts manages the hotel on behalf of its owner.
KSL and East West Partners have a partnership to pursue resort real estate acquisition and development opportunities throughout the United States. East West and KSL have a 25-year history of working together and developing resort real estate, dating back to their founders’ common time in Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. The partnership is actively looking for existing and new development opportunities in first-class mountain, beach, and second-home resort real estate markets, seeking to capitalize on recent distress in these markets. Specifically, the partnership is targeting projects in need of completion, preferably ones with associated development opportunities. East West was founded in 1986 with the purchase of a single piece of land in a then emerging resort called Beaver Creek. Today, that development is a world-class destination and the cornerstone for a portfolio of acclaimed projects in the finest resort destinations across the United States. East West’s extensive resort development history includes hotels, condominiums, fractional ownership, spas, golf courses, restaurants, retail, and clubs. In all, East West has successfully developed more than 60 projects comprising more than $3.0 billion of residential and commercial real estate, while protecting and enhancing the existing natural environment. For more information on East West Partners, see eastwestpartners.com.
Miraval is a wellness luxury spa resort located in the high Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona and is dedicated to opening eyes, minds and hearts. Miraval focuses on sustainable living, casita-style guest accommodations and the spectacular new Life in Balance Spa. Miraval is consistently recognized by SpaFinder, Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler year after year.
The Monarch Beach Resort is a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond destination resort, located along the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point, California. The resort features 400 luxury rooms and suites across 169 acres, with six ocean view restaurants -- including the Stonehill Tavern featuring Chef Michael Mina -- three swimming pools, the championship Monarch Beach Golf Links, and the award winning Spa Gaucin. The resort is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows combined operations at the end of 2011 and offer skiers and riders over 6,000 acres, 44 lifts and over 270 trails on a common lift ticket.
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley, enjoying a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Website: www.squaw.com
Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s seven powder bowls, groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 14 lifts. Website: www.skialpine.com
Founded in 1995, Village Hotel Club has 25 locations throughout the UK, with an additional three properties scheduled to open shortly. The company caters to both locals and travelers alike through its extensive food and beverage offerings and health and fitness club amenities. Each of the company’s properties was designed to serve multiple customers across multiple day parts with (i) a modern hotel; (ii) food and beverage outlets that consist of one or more pub-style restaurants and a Starbucks; (iii) extensive meeting and events space, including a banqueting room for up to 200 people; and (iv) large, comprehensive health and fitness facilities. For more information, please visit www.village-hotels.co.uk.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company owns three separate franchise entities: Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs; Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private personal training studios; and Fit 36, Inc., which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group.
KSL Recreation Corporation was a predecessor investment vehicle.