Industry Update
Press Release14 May 2012

Autograph Collection Welcomes Turnberry Isle Miami To Its Exclusive Portfolio Of Independent Properties

Luxury Resort is Autograph's Third Iconic Property in South Florida

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Autograph Collection, announced today that Turnberry Isle Miami, a landmark luxury resort inSouth Florida, has joined the brand's exclusively curated portfolio of independently owned and operated hotels. Located inAventura, Turnberry Isle Miami is the thirdSouth Floridahotel to join the collection and the 32nd property added to the brand's expanding roster. Built in 1971, the award-winning Mediterranean-style luxury retreat spans over 300 acres of lush landscaped gardens and golf courses, with 408 deluxe guest rooms and suites.


"We are thrilled to announce the addition of anotherSouth Floridahotel, Turnberry Isle Miami, to our growing portfolio of exceptional independent hotels," saidKip Vreeland, vice president for Autograph Collection. "Turnberry Isle Miami is situated in a buzzing market and is perfectly aligned with this year's expansion strategy. Autograph Collection continues to enlist the most unique properties that provide enriching travel experiences to our guests, and Turnberry Isle Miami is a perfect fit."

Close to various nearby local attractions and world-class shopping including Aventura Mall across the street, Turnberry Isle Miami has a wide array of award-winning activities and amenities on property for all guests to enjoy, including two 18-holeRaymond Floydredesigned championship golf courses, a three-story spa & fitness center, a state-of-the-art tennis center with a new exclusive partnership withCanas Tennis, a beach club, multiple pools including a lagoon-style pool with a waterslide and lazy river, a 40,000 square-foot conference center, marina access, a kids club, and a distinguished membership club. The resort is also home to a variety of notable dining options, including Bourbon Steak, envisioned by world-renowned ChefMichael Mina, and Cascata Grille, which seasons every dish with fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit from an onsite chef's garden.

Turnberry Isle Miami has garnered various accolades over the years, including the AAA Four Diamond Award. It has also achieved prominent status on various lists, most recently the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels.

Owned by Turnberry Hotel Group, a division of the locally-based and family-operated Turnberry Associates, the resort will maintain its unique individuality while gaining access to Marriott International's global sales and marketing channels, including the company's renowned Marriott Rewards program.

The resort is currently available for booking

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About Turnberry Hotel Group A division of South Florida-based Turnberry Group of Companies, Turnberry Hotel Group is a premier provider for asset and hotel management for luxury, full- and select-service hotels. Adhering to long-held Turnberry standards of excellence, Turnberry Hotel Group properties are renowned for their quality, personalized services, inviting amenities, exceptional guest relations and attention to detail. The Turnberry Hotel Group portfolio includes Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Fla., Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., Hilton Nashville Downtown, Sheraton Orlando Downtown, Marriott Downtown Orlando, Residence Inn by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott in Aventura, Fla., and Hampton Inn in Hallandale Beach, Fla. For more information please visit