The Pelican, Mago Estate Hotel, aimia hotel, Vaela Pallas and Lato Boutique join K Hotels

Beverly Hills, CA (January 23, 2008) – K Hotels celebrates its new name and image with the addition of five new properties to its already ample membership portfolio consisting of distinct boutique hotels worldwide. The cutting-edge Pelican Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, the luxurious Mago Estate Hotel on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, the eco-friendly aimia hotel in Mallorca, Spain, the intimate Vaela Pallas Cultural Resort and Spa in Greece, and the popular Lato Boutique Hotel on the island of Crete have all selected K Hotels as their preferred sales and marketing representation company.

“K Hotels offers a distinct boutique experience in the most interesting countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas,” said John Sears, Vice President, K Hotels. “These new members are precisely what global travelers have come to associate from the industry’s leading boutique hotel collection.”  The five unique properties will bring a new dimension of character and diversity to the eclectic and expanding boutique K Hotels Collection.

The Pelican–Miami Beach, Florida Located in the center of Miami’s famous art deco district, The Pelican is a lifestyle-themed boutique hotel, owned by the high-end Italian fashion design house Diesel. Each room features a distinctive theme such as Halfway to Hollywood, Viva Las Vegas, and Me Tarzan, You Vain. Vintage furniture, recycled oak floors and an overriding industrial theme depict this fashionable new property.

Mago Estate Hotel–Caribbean St. Lucia Situated among mango trees at the edge of a lush rainforest, the Mago Estate Hotel is perched serenely above the French-Caribbean town of Soufriere. Each room offers amazing views of the Piton Mountains and of Soufriere’s spectacular beaches. This unique and intimate hotel reminds guests of the way the Caribbean used to be.

Aimia hotel–Mallorca, Spain This design boutique hotel is located at the Port of Sóller in the region of Serra de Tramuntana. The Serra de Tramuntana region boasts the longest mountain range in the Balearic Islands, a mild climate and a beautiful coastline of white sand beaches. This eco-friendly hotel utilizes solar power, regenerated water, recycling and implementing an energy savings program, aimia hotel strives to sustain the natural and inherent beauty of the area.

Vaela Pallas Cultural Resort & Spa–Elatochori, Greece With breathtaking views of Mount Olympus and the sea, Vaela Pallas Cultural Resort & Spa is an intimate family-owned boutique hotel is quietly situated on a mountain in Elatochori, Greece.  The hotel features 17 uniquely designed guestrooms themed around different cities around the globe and popular eras.

Lato Boutique Hotel–Heraklion City, Greece Located on the great island of Crete in Greece, Lato Boutique Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Heraklion City.  With spectacular panoramic views to the Venetian Fortress, just opposite the old city harbor, Lato Boutique’s exquisite location together with its unique aesthetics add to the hotel’s popularity.  Since its opening in 1978, Lato has completed an extensive renovation for almost ten years that has transformed the property into a stunning boutique hotel.  Combining modern tendencies of architecture, interior design and technology, Lato Boutique is the perfect choice for Heraklion visitors.

About K Hotels

K Hotels is the modern source for independent lifestyle boutique hotels in North America and Europe that travelers and travel planners have relied upon for over fifteen years.  To members, K Hotels provides full service sales and marketing resources and access to loyal lifestyle travelers in major markets such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Jakarta and London.  K Hotels blends the capabilities of a global hotel company with the needs of independent hotel operators. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, K Hotels features more business and leisure lifestyle boutique hotels in North America than any other collection in the industry.  Travel professionals GDS code KH. For more information please visit www.k-hotels.com.