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July 2, 2008

Literary Lion to Visit Las Ventanas: The Resort Plans “Enchanted Evenings with Salman Rushdie”

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Los Cabos, Mexico – Guests at world-renowned Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort are accustomed to rubbing shoulders with celebrities, but now they can break bread with one too when acclaimed author Salman Rushdie visits the resort for a ‘Hot Type Author Series’ event.

Over the years, Las Ventanas has introduced guests to a wide array of luxury hotel innovations – from aromatherapy turndown to Pool Butlers and in-suite telescopes for stargazing and whale watching. “The Enchanted Evenings with Salman Rushdie” offer yet another unusual way for guests to enjoy themselves, and return from their trip with great stories to tell their friends.

The September 4-7, 2008 event will include a reception and two dinners where Rushdie will spend time with guests and discuss his latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence, as well as his other famous works. For more information, please contact Las Ventanas’ Los Angeles Regional Sales Office at 310-824-7781.

Rushdie, who was born in India but today is a British citizen, is one of the most celebrated writers of this century. Among his many books are The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Midnight Children. His latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence, tells the story of a woman trying to establish her identity in a world dominated by men. Rushdie’s numerous awards and recognitions include: Booker Prize for Fiction, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Arts Council

Writers’ Award, English-Speaking Union Award, Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, Writers’ Guild Award, Honorary Professor in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Distinguished Fellow in Literature at the University of East Anglia, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Aristeion Literary Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Rushdie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2007 for his literary contributions.

Through an exclusive partnership with top U.S. publishing houses, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ Hot Type program offers guests at Rosewood resorts the opportunity to read advance copies of books months before they hit book stores. Following the enormous success of this program, Rosewood introduced the Hot Type Author Series, where guests have the chance to meet world-renowned authors at Rosewood properties.

Las Ventanas is among the world’s most acclaimed resorts, recognized particularly for its exceptional guest experience. The resort pioneered the luxury market in Los Cabos and remains the destination’s only Five Diamond property. Las Ventanas features 71 exceptionally spacious suites with exquisite furnishings, unique appointments hand-crafted by Mexican artisans and magnificent views; signature Baja-Mediterranean cuisine at The Restaurant; the Tequila & Ceviche Bar featuring Mexico’s finest tequilas and most diverse ceviche menu; “Cocina del Fuego” at the Sea Grill, cooked on wood-burning grills; and the most extensive array of ultra-luxury amenities of any resort from Pool Butlers to a Director of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true. For reservations: 888-ROSEWOOD (888-767-3966); from outside the U.S. and Canada call the resort directly at 52-624-144-2800.

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Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner to acquire one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information please call 888-ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.

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