COSTA MESA, Calif., March 15, 2006 - When it comes to providing plenty of guestrooms and ample meeting space to meet the present and projected needs of Southern California's burgeoning Ontario and Inland Empire region, Ayres Hotels believes there's strength in numbers.
That's why the owners of the largest collection of hotels in the region built its first property here in 1984, and why it now offers more than 500 well-appointed, luxurious guestrooms and a formidable 13,000 square feet of meeting space.
Long recognizing the importance of Ontario and Inland Empire as a gateway to all of Southern California, over the years Ayres Hotels had the foresight to add properties as the region blossomed into one of the most dynamic business, residential, shopping, and cultural hubs in the West.
"We are pleased to have been a part of the growth of the region, which is now home to NASCAR racing at the California Speedway, centers of commerce, forest preserves, snow skiing venues, an impressive convention center, an international airport facility, and its entertainment and retail centerpiece, the Ontario Mills Mall," said Donald Ayres III.
Included in the Inland Empire collection are Ayres Suites Corona West; Ayres Inn Corona East; Ayres Suites Ontario Mills Mall; Ayres Inns & Suites Ontario Mills Mall; the Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Convention Center and Country Side Suites by Ayres Ontario Airport.
"Quite simply, our breadth of guestrooms and meeting space in this marketplace means that business and leisure travelers, as well as meeting planners, need look no further than Ayres Hotels to find accommodations and event space to their liking," said Ayres.
But not content to rest on its laurels, the owners have recently remodeled the majority of their hotels, including the Corona West and all four Ontario properties. The result is a new decor that moves away from the French Country motif that characterized most of the Ayres properties in the 1990s to an elegant yet more comfortable look more closely resembling the Ayres family's own personal design style - one that makes guests feel like they are staying in a luxurious home rather than in a hotel.
To further emphasize the importance of its core business - hotels - the family has also shortened the company name from Ayres Hotel Group to Ayres Hotels. "By changing our name, we are sending a message to our guests that we take our core business - and their comfort, safety and productivity - very seriously," said Ayres.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the Ayres family doing business in Southern California. The family used the occasion to thank guests for their patronage, and to inspire managers and staff to continue their commitment to three core company values: caring about people, valuing teamwork and delivering results.
"We like to say that our guests' comfort is our business," said Ayres. "Whether they're here for work or pleasure, we want them to know they can count on resting well and making the very most of their stay."
To learn more about Ayres Hotels' properties in the Ontario and Inland Empire region, prospective guests are invited to visit www.AyresHotels.com, where they can view each of the hotels and make reservations. An online Request For Proposal (RFP) lets planners easily submit their requirements and receive a proposal in return, while a convenient At-A-Glance section provides a quick overview of rooms, meeting space and capacities.
About Ayres Hotels
In the hospitality business since 1985, Ayres Hotels owns and operates a unique collection of custom European-style boutique hotels in prime Southern California locations. The core values of the company include caring for people, valuing teamwork and delivering results. The Ayres family has been a leader in the California residential and commercial real estate industry for a century. Visit the company online at www.ayreshotels.com or call 714-429-9372, ext.159..