Golf News for Monday, March 4, 2013 | Resorts

California's Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club re-opening celebration

CARMEL, Calif. -- Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, Calif., announced today that the 93-room hotel will officially re-open on March 26, 2013, completing a resort-wide $28 million renovation. The hotel has been closed since November 2009. With a renewed focus on family-friendly amenities and group facilities, the 93-room property will offer one of the most exceptional values on the Monterey Peninsula.

To celebrate the re-opening, Quail Lodge is offering a limited-time "Be the First" rate. Beginning March 26 through April 18, 2013, guestroom rates will start at $125 (plus tax) per night and include daily Continental breakfast, parking and high-speed Internet access. For the avid golfer, a "Stay and Play" package that includes one round of golf for two people will start at $195 (plus tax) per night, including daily Continental breakfast, golf cart, parking and high-speed Internet access.

"We are thrilled to show off the results of Quail Lodge's makeover and introduce a new resort concept to the region," said Sarah Cruse, general manager, Quail Lodge and Golf Club. "The refreshed Quail Lodge offers beautifully updated rooms and facilities at very attractive rates. The new and improved resort offers the best value on the Monterey Peninsula without sacrificing the comfort and style that our guests are seeking and deserve."

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Barry Design Associates has breathed new life into a storied resort that has been a favorite of families for generations. All guest rooms, meeting and public spaces will debut a new look inspired by Historic California Ranch and Spanish Colonial design elements, to give the resort a fresh new character that is comfortable, approachably modern and distinctly Californian. Interior tones feature the warm golds and oranges reflective of sun-drenched Carmel Valley, and each guest room offers a private deck or patio that overlooks the lakes, golf course or lush gardens. Some guest suites also boast cozy fireplaces, perfect for enjoying a cool Carmel Valley evening.

Guests can enjoy an array of resort amenities at Quail Lodge including Edgar's, located in the Quail Golf Club, which offers lunch and dinner with eclectic and fresh California cuisine. The 18-hole Robert Muir Graves-designed golf course has also been enhanced is now managed by KemperSports, which operates golf, resort and sports facilities in 26 states and internationally. A heated outdoor pool, bocce court, tennis courts and weight and cardio center rounds-out the resort's approachable fitness offerings. The on-site Land Rover Experience Driving School invites guests to climb behind the wheel and master a variety of off-road obstacles.

The new Quail Lodge also will reintroduce enhanced meeting facilities with 6,500 square feet of flexible space including six conference rooms, banquet facilities for up to 200 guests, smaller breakout suites and colorful tents for garden parties, weddings and receptions, up to 600 guests. With the incredible backdrop of the Santa Lucia Mountains, every event at Quail Lodge is set to be memorable.

For more information or to book the "Be The First" or "Stay and Play" rates, please visit or call 1-866-675-1101.

About Quail Lodge and Club
Nestled on 850 acres, Quail Lodge and Golf Club includes many trails, beautiful lakes, lush gardens and rolling hills. The Lodge is located in the heart of sunny Carmel Valley, California and has been managed by The Peninsula Hotels, owned and operated by Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd., since 1997. Quail Lodge is home to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, celebrating its 11th year as one of the premier events in the automotive world, and The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, in its fifth year.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in late 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company's award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open.

For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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