Industry Update
Press Release 7 January 2003

Dallas Gets ZAZA - Highly Designed, Themed Concept Suites Offer Imaginative Luxury At Hotel ZaZa

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Hotel ZaZa

DALLAS - A new urban lifestyle hotel has premiered in Dallas. Hotel ZaZa is a feast for the senses, exhibiting a style and substance rarely found in today's hotels. Ideal for hard-working, fun-loving and interesting travelers, the hotel's eclectic, casual and seductive Mediterranean elegance provides a perfect backdrop for its beautifully appointed guest rooms and unequivocal concept suites.


Unlike any other hotel, Hotel ZaZa's soul lies in a rich combination of sensual design, an impeccable attention to detail and a "can-do" staff whose mission is to exceed every expectation. The South of France design exudes a warm, sensual welcome to every guest. Located overlooking McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas, just blocks from downtown, Hotel ZaZa features 146 spacious guest rooms and 13 themed concept suites ranging in price from $195 to $1250 per night*, an indulgent ZaSpa and fitness center, a refreshing Urban Oasis and swimming pool, along with an intimate, Mediterranean-Asian restaurant and lounge at Dragonfly.

Hotel ZaZa's imaginative concept suites draw urban adventurers from around the world. Offering unexpected pleasures, suite options range from Texas Chic, an oil baron bedroom for the 21st century complete with Austin stone wall, Texas leather, cowhide and horns in a sophisticated setting, to Zen, a tranquil suite graced with a meditation chair and whirlpool spa overlooking the compelling skyline of downtown Dallas.

The enticing diversity of suites - including Art, Bohemia, Erotica, Far East, Out of Africa, Metropolitan, Shag-a-delic, Medusa and West Indies - offer an escape fit for corporate tycoons or Hollywood royalty. The mystical ZaZa Suite, the hotel's premier suite, takes its guests to the warm, comforting salons of France, while at the same time providing dramatic views of the Dallas skyline and the hotel's lush Urban Oasis.

All of the guest rooms at Hotel ZaZa are designed to offer a seamless combination of luxurious style and comfort, providing guests with a room that is more like a home than a hotel. The 384 to 625 square-foot standard guest rooms feature individually-selected artwork and décor. The bed, an inviting centerpiece that soothes and caresses, is wrapped in Frette linens from Milan and topped with an abundance of pillows. The sitting area is graced by contemporary furniture and framed photo artwork, actually enticing guests to stay in their room - whether to work, enjoy the solitude or entertain.

Providing comfort and connectivity for both leisure and business travelers, each room features a work area equipped with an ergonomically correct, spacious kidney shaped desk and an executive leather chair. Within fingertips' reach are electrical outlets, a portable telephone, office supplies, a moveable gooseneck lamp and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

The well-appointed bathroom features chic wall sconces, an array of Mario Russo bath products and an expansive marble counter. After stepping from the shower or tub and drying off with luxuriously-thick Frette towels, guests will be delighted to don the soft, silky ZaZa embroidered, signature bathrobe. Adding to the friendly, whimsical atmosphere, guests will find an etched window (available in selected rooms) that doubles as artwork between the shower and room - with someone in the shower, the opaque window actually becomes moving art in the sitting area. The etchings capture amusing quotes from some of the world's past and present icons.

Hotel ZaZa room amenities include 24-hour room service, a butler pantry filled with drinks and snacks on each guest floor, nightly turndown service, in-room safe, two-line telephones - one of which is a cordless telephone - complimentary high-speed Internet access, "good stuff" mini bars and individual AC/heat climate controls (exact temperatures shown at all times).

Hotel Zaza's character and flair are unique but it is the well-rounded sense of service that will greatly appeal to guests. The ever-present, perceptive staff adjusts the hotel's mood based on their customer's needs. As active days turn to promising evenings, there are subtle atmosphere changes - flowers are replaced with candles, soft-playing music becomes upbeat jazz rhythms and vibrant lighting turns colorfully dramatic.

For meetings, receptions and special events, Hotel ZaZa also provides distinctive experiences. With more than 4500 square-feet of meeting space in four function areas - the Uptown Ballroom, the Red Room, the Muse Room and the Urban Oasis - events can be specially tailored for groups of 10 to 300. From weddings to exhibitions, the inventive and creative catering staff takes pleasure in helping create memorable events laden with ZaZa flair.

One of Hotel ZaZa's most appealing qualities is that it offers guests the opportunity to work, play or relax - without ever leaving the property. Dragonfly, an exciting restaurant and lounge developed by celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles and headed by Executive Chef Jeff Moschetti, offers the seductive flavors of the Mediterranean and Asia in an intimate atmosphere. With144 seats in the tented dining room and bar, wine room and terrace dining area, Dragonfly embodies a new style of dining for Dallas. Guests savor the flavors of the Mediterranean and Asia in an intimate dining room with bold and seductive décor while listening to world beat rhythms on 60 strategically-placed speakers.

To renew guests' mind, body and spirit, the ZaSpa offers a steam room, whirlpool, massage services and beauty treatments while the fitness center provides a range of weight training and exercise equipment. The Urban Oasis, a gated area with seductive, lush vegetation and trees, pool and fountains with the Dallas skyline just beyond, provides a poolside retreat and bar perfect for relaxing or for special al fresco events.

Hotel ZaZa is ideally located at 2332 Leonard Street, overlooking McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas, just blocks from downtown. Hotel ZaZa was created by Charles Givens and is owned by Givens Records Properties, Ltd. The hotel is managed by Gemstone Resorts International. Gemstone is a full-service operating and asset management company that specializes in luxury and upscale hotels and resorts. For Hotel ZaZa reservations and information, consumers can call toll free 800-597-8399 or visit .