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CurbedWire: W's New Aloft Opens, One Santa Fe Fall Groundbreaking

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Some local news from hotel developer Starwood. The first Starwood "aloft" Hotel in the US (err, California?) opened at HavenPark, a $60 million master planned mixed use development in Rancho Cucamonga. The aloft is the newest brand for W; according to the Pittsburgh Business Times, "W aloft is one of a new breed of "upscale, limited-service" hotels that takes the bare-bones approach of limited-service hotels and upgrades it for a higher-ticket, more-urban and style-conscious clientele." So more spendy, we're assuming? [Curbed InBox]

ARTS DISTRICT: Given all the other recent coverage of the neighborhood as of late, it's only fair to check in on when construction will start on One Santa Fe, that six-story plus retail apartment building along Santa Fe Avenue, near First. "November" is the answer from Chuck Cowley, vice-president of McGregor Cos, the developer. [Curbed Staff]

ews from DB&R

For Immediate Release: Monday June 30, 2008
Contact: Bruce Beck; (805) 777-7971; bruce@dbrpr.com


First aloft Hotel by W in the United States Opens in HavenPark
Hileman Company Signs Restaurants Dickey's Barbecue and Farmer Boys to Leases

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- The first Starwood aloft Hotel by W in the United States has opened at HavenPark, a $60 million master planned mixed use development in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. developed by The Hileman Company LLC.

The aloft is the newest brand under the flag of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). The 136-room aloft Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga is one of 18 aloft hotels scheduled to open this year and 88 announced internationally.

Guest rooms at the aloft Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga feature loft-like nine-foot ceilings and oversized windows. Each aloft room includes a high-tech office and entertainment center, featuring wireless Internet access and plug & play, a one-stop connectivity solution for multiple electronic gadgetry such as PDAs, cell phones, mp3 players and laptops - all linked to a large, flat-panel HDTV-ready television.

The John Buck Company from Chicago purchased the land from The Hileman Company and developed the aloft in a joint venture with Interstate Hotels, which will manage the property under a long-term management agreement.

The Hileman Company also announced that Dallas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the fastest growing fast casual barbeque chain in the country and local award-winning burger chain Farmer Boys will open restaurants later this year at HavenPark's retail center after signing long-term leases. Dickey's and Farmer Boys are the first two restaurant leases signed for the 22,000 square foot retail space at the project. The Hileman Company is also marketing the last remaining component of the project, a high-profile corner restaurant pad at Haven Avenue and 4th Street targeted for an upscale lunch/dinner restaurant of up to 7,500 square feet.

Located off of Interstate 10 near the Ontario International Airport, HavenPark's first buildings opened July 2007. In addition to the hotel and retail center, HavenPark also includes150,000 square feet of Class A office space in twin buildings that opened 100 percent leased last summer. HavenPark's 11-acre high profile location in the Ontario International Airport submarket was master planned as a self contained mixed use business center to attract corporate users.

“In spite of a soft commercial real estate market in the Inland Empire this
year, the quality and design of HavenPark stands out in that marketplace and continues to attract the region's top users and tenants,” says Hileman Company President Jack Hileman.

The Hileman Company LLC is a real estate development and construction management company located in Los Angeles, California. The Hileman Company has played an integral role in the development of a wide variety of award winning office, industrial, mixed use and entertainment related projects in California with an aggregate
value approaching $500 million. In Ontario, The Hileman Company also has under development Waterside Center, a 16-acre $125 million master planned business center consisting of three office buildings totaling 320,000 SF and a planned 150 room hotel The third office building is slated for completion next month.

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