Industry Veteran Richard Holtzman Joins Bacara Resort & Spa as Managing Director

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from ADCO Group from ,Bacara Resort & Spa

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The ADCO Group, owner of
 Bacara Resort & Spa, has announced that veteran hotelier Richard A. Holtzman
 has joined the resort's management company as a principal Managing Director.
 In this capacity he is charged with leading Bacara through its next phase of
 development and with creating strategies for maintaining the resort's high
 service standards and reputation worldwide.
     "We have known and respected Dick Holtzman for many years," said Alvin
 Dworman, chairman of the ADCO Group.  "He is a consummate hotelier who truly
 understands the challenges of independent resorts and we are pleased with his
 decision to play a principal role in the ongoing success of Bacara."
     With over 25 years of experience, Richard A. Holtzman earned credentials
 as a founding partner of Carefree Resorts, elevating the image and the
 occupancy of its luxury properties including The Boulders in Carefree,
 Arizona, where he was the opening general manager.  Through his foresight,
 Carefree Resorts made one of the company's most significant investments,
 acquiring Golden Door spas -- the venerable destination spa's first venture
 outside of its California base.  Holtzman's efforts were recognized in 1995,
 when he became the youngest winner of Hotels' "Independent Hotelier of the
 World" award.
     Commenting on his association with Bacara, Holtzman stated, "Bacara is one
 of the great independent resort projects of the last two decades, and I'm
 excited to be a part of it.  It has a world-class team that I'm looking
 forward to working with."
 
     Covering 78 beachfront acres and featuring 360 luxury accommodations and
 specialty suites, Bacara Resort & Spa is nestled upon the bluffs between the
 Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, five minutes from the Santa
 Barbara Airport.  The incomparable resort boasts a 42,000-square foot luxury
 spa with 36 treatment rooms, three restaurants, including the signature Miro,
 championship golf and tennis, and a two-mile white sand beach with an array of
 water sports.  Other features of this stunning resort include four exclusive
 retail shops and 25,500 square feet of social and meeting space, inclusive of
 a dedicated high-tech executive conference center and private 220-seat
 screening room.  Guests may also take advantage of hiking and other
 recreational activities at the 1,000-acre Ranch at Bacara, located adjacent to
 the resort.
     Among its awards and kudos, Interior Design Magazine named Bacara "Best
 New Spa" (January, 2001 issue) and Conde Nast Traveler put Bacara on its "Hot
 Destinations" list (April, 2001 issue).
     A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Bacara Resort & Spa is
 located at 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara.  Information and reservations
 can be obtained by calling (877) 422-3533.
 
 

SOURCE ADCO Group; Bacara Resort & Spa
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The ADCO Group, owner of
 Bacara Resort & Spa, has announced that veteran hotelier Richard A. Holtzman
 has joined the resort's management company as a principal Managing Director.
 In this capacity he is charged with leading Bacara through its next phase of
 development and with creating strategies for maintaining the resort's high
 service standards and reputation worldwide.
     "We have known and respected Dick Holtzman for many years," said Alvin
 Dworman, chairman of the ADCO Group.  "He is a consummate hotelier who truly
 understands the challenges of independent resorts and we are pleased with his
 decision to play a principal role in the ongoing success of Bacara."
     With over 25 years of experience, Richard A. Holtzman earned credentials
 as a founding partner of Carefree Resorts, elevating the image and the
 occupancy of its luxury properties including The Boulders in Carefree,
 Arizona, where he was the opening general manager.  Through his foresight,
 Carefree Resorts made one of the company's most significant investments,
 acquiring Golden Door spas -- the venerable destination spa's first venture
 outside of its California base.  Holtzman's efforts were recognized in 1995,
 when he became the youngest winner of Hotels' "Independent Hotelier of the
 World" award.
     Commenting on his association with Bacara, Holtzman stated, "Bacara is one
 of the great independent resort projects of the last two decades, and I'm
 excited to be a part of it.  It has a world-class team that I'm looking
 forward to working with."
 
     Covering 78 beachfront acres and featuring 360 luxury accommodations and
 specialty suites, Bacara Resort & Spa is nestled upon the bluffs between the
 Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, five minutes from the Santa
 Barbara Airport.  The incomparable resort boasts a 42,000-square foot luxury
 spa with 36 treatment rooms, three restaurants, including the signature Miro,
 championship golf and tennis, and a two-mile white sand beach with an array of
 water sports.  Other features of this stunning resort include four exclusive
 retail shops and 25,500 square feet of social and meeting space, inclusive of
 a dedicated high-tech executive conference center and private 220-seat
 screening room.  Guests may also take advantage of hiking and other
 recreational activities at the 1,000-acre Ranch at Bacara, located adjacent to
 the resort.
     Among its awards and kudos, Interior Design Magazine named Bacara "Best
 New Spa" (January, 2001 issue) and Conde Nast Traveler put Bacara on its "Hot
 Destinations" list (April, 2001 issue).
     A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Bacara Resort & Spa is
 located at 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara.  Information and reservations
 can be obtained by calling (877) 422-3533.
 
 SOURCE  ADCO Group; Bacara Resort & Spa