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HOTELIERS EXPANDS. Alan Johnson Expands Operations to the
Alan Johnson, a leading figure in the hospitality industry in Australia,
has expanded his operations to the West Coast of the United States.
Johnson, President & CEO of the Hoteliers Group and a pioneer
in the Hotel Industry in Australia, has taken over the management
of the Ramada West Hollywood Hotel, one of the more than 5,000
properties operated by Ramada Worldwide.
The Ramada West Hollywood is located on the popular and bustling
Santa Monica Boulevard and is strategically situated between Beverly
Hills and Hollywood. Distinguished by its modern art deco architecture
and styling, the Ramada west Hollywood features
175 spacious rooms & suites decorated in the light pastel colours
that are typical of Southern California.
Johnson says that the expansion of the Hoteliers group into the
United States is the realization of a long-held ambition and an
"exciting development" in Hoteliers' long history.
Johnson, who correctly foresaw the potential of serviced apartment
accommodation in Australia in the early 1980s, is equally confident
this foray into the US hospitality market will be as rewarding and
Johnson, who is one of the most experienced hotel operators in
Australia, says that his involvement with the Ramada West Hollywood
will create new opportunities for the Hoteliers Group in a market
that has boundless potential.
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Footy Set To Kick Off in Hollywood!
Now that the 2005 AFL (Australian Football League) season has been wrapped-up, it's time to start planning for next year. And what better way than watching the first game of 2006 on the West Coast - West Coast USA that is.
As part of the Australia Week 2006 festivities, Hollywood will play host to a week long salute to Australia's finest exports including the arts, food and wine, fashion and of course AFL football.
Festivities will get underway at the UCLA stadium in Hollywood on Sunday 15 January when the AFL Kangaroos play an exhibition game against the Sydney Swans and compete for the Ron Barassi Trophy.
Former chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club, Alan Johnson, was instrumental in getting the game scheduled as part of the Australia Week programme. Johnson's company Hoteliers International operates the Ramada Plaza Hotel West Hollywood which will host the visiting teams, media and AFL administrators.
The pre and post match entertainment will certainly rival the best that the AFL Grand Final has to offer. The national US and Canada national teams will play for the Dr. Allen Aylett Trophy, and throughout the day the crowd will get the chance to get up close and personal with the Wiggles, crocodile man Steve Irwin and members of the original Little River Band will entertain the crowd at the after match concert.
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Ramada Plaza Hotel
June 21, 2007
Alan Johnson's The Ramada Plaza Hotel West Hollywood earned the prestigious chain's President’s Award for being the “best of the best” in service and quality from Ramada Worldwide at the lodging chain’s international conference held recently in Palm Desert, CA.
Ramada Worldwide’s staff, properties are rated in key areas such as hotel performance, hotel operations, participation in marketing programs and promotions, customer service and the overall presentation of the hotel.
Ramada Worldwide honors one property from each of its regions in the United States and Canada with the President’s Award. The Ramada Plaza Hotel-West Hollywood received the accolade for the chain’s Pacific region.
The Ramada Plaza Hotel is owned by Alan Johnson,CHA and managed by William Karpiak,CHA., and Maria Iordache, QBE, Asst. Mgr.
“We are very proud to be among the Ramada properties that have received this honor,” said Alan Johnson. “We strive to provide the best to our guests and to our local community and will display our President’s Award with pride.”
The 176 room Ramada Plaza Hotel is located 8585 Santa Monica Blvd. Amenities include: an outdoor heated pool, complimentary wireless internet, valet parking, guest business center, lobby bar, HDTV (fall 2007) and room service. The property also features several on-site retailers including: Starbucks Coffee, Jamba Juice, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, UPS Store, TOPZ and Wells Fargo Bank.
All Ramada hotels now feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, new mattresses with softer bed linens and pillows, and a spa-inspired bathroom experience with a Moen Revolution showerhead, a curved shower rod and fluffier towels. Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 845-8585 or by visiting www.ramadaweho.com. All Ramada hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Ramada Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN.)
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