Amstar Announces Property-Wide Renovation at Eaglewood Resort & Spa and Receipt of Prestigious Four Diamond Award

Denver, Colorado (August 27, 2015) - Amstar, a Denver-based real estate investment manager, announced today the completion of a property-wide renovation at Eaglewood Resort & Spa near Chicago, IL. The IACC-certified conference center and resort also received recognition for its continued excellence by the American Automobile Association (“AAA”), Successful Meetings and Illinois Meetings and Events.

Noteworthy improvements include an upgrade to the building’s façade, a complete guestroom refurbishment, golf course improvements and the introduction of a grab-and-go outlet, “The Market.” All aspects of the renovation were managed by the resort’s management company, Benchmark Hospitality International.

The guest room refurbishment was designed by the esteemed Canadian architecture firm Moncur Design Associates and features new carpeting and wall-covering, renovated bathrooms, modern lighting fixtures and upgraded case goods. Additionally, the resort introduced The Market, a health-focused grab-and-go outlet. The Market provides an accessible café option for guests, focusing on fresh brewed coffee, made-to-order smoothies and fresh, nutritious food options with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients.

“We are thrilled with the upgraded product, which re-affirms Eaglewood as one of the top meeting destinations in the country,” said Amstar’s Chief Operating Officer G. Douglas Wiley. “The team at Benchmark did a tremendous job seeing this extensive project through completion, which started almost two years ago with the conference facility and fitness center renovations.”

In recognition of Eaglewood Resort & Spa’s dedication to providing unparalleled service to its guests, it has received the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award for the tenth year in a row. Given by AAA, the prestigious award acknowledges hotels and resorts that consistently provide stellar service and world-class accommodations. Eaglewood Resort & Spa was the only Chicago-area hotel to receive the Four-Diamond rating.

“We are truly delighted to receive this esteemed award for the tenth consecutive year,” said Tom Garcia, general manager of the resort. “This recognition not only honors the hard work and dedication of our team on a day-to-day basis, but also confirms that our guests are receiving the highest quality service from the moment they arrive.”

Eaglewood also received the prestigious 2015 Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings and was named as one of the best Hotels and Resorts in the Midwest. The Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers.

Owing to its continuous commitment to providing best-in-class golf facilities, Eaglewood Resort & Spa was chosen as the “Best Golf Club in Illinois” by Illinois Meetings and Events. The Golf Club at Eaglewood is a Par 72 championship, USGA-certified course adjacent to Medinah Country Club that offers memberships, private and group lessons, golf packages, annual passes and golf outings.

About Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a 295-room hospitality property featuring walk-out balconies showcasing views of its championship golf course. Conveniently located just 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the resort features three distinct dining venues, first-class recreation including a complete health spa, 18-hole championship golf course, sparkling pool with sundeck, fitness center and six-lane Brunswick Retro bowling alley and 37,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space. For more information or room reservations call (630) 773-1400, toll free at (877) 285-6150 or visit: www.eaglewoodresort.com.

About Amstar

Established in 1987 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Amstar is a real estate private equity company that acquires, develops and manages all major property types in the United States and in select international markets. In the United States, Amstar focuses on investing in high-quality and well-located office, multifamily, industrial, retail and hotel properties with value-add risk profiles. Currently, Amstar and its clients utilize perpetual separate account structures which grant the flexibility needed to optimize risk-adjusted returns through multiple market cycles.  Amstar is a privately-owned company with over 65 professionals, and is based on a culture of trust, integrity, and respect. For more information, visit www.amstar.com.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

Benchmark Hospitality International® is a recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The company’s two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations across the United States, in the Caribbean and Japan.  As a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers, Benchmark Conference Centers® maintain the highest standards for certification in meeting excellence. Benchmark Hospitality was launched in 1980 as an independent company and today operates worldwide from offices in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and regional offices in New Jersey, Washington State, Japan and Chile. For more information, visit: www.eaglewoodresort.com.