Tuesday, October 28, 2014
USC and SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY ANNOUNCE
LONG-TERM LEASE OF MT. ADA
The Santa Catalina Island Company and USC have signed a long-term lease for the Island Company to operate Mt. Ada, effective December 1. The Island Company will assume management and operations of the historic Mt Ada, which is located in the town of Avalon on Catalina Island.
“Mt. Ada will continue in the same fashion it has for decades – as an iconic bed and breakfast,” said Laurie Stone, associate senior vice president of Real Estate and Asset Management at USC.
USC worked with the Catalina Island Conservancy to find an operator for Mt. Ada for several months before choosing the Island Company. The Island Company has also reached an agreement with the current innkeepers to purchase all aspects of their business.
“Mt Ada’s historic legacy as the former home of the Wrigley family deserves the utmost care and respect,” says Randall Herrel, Sr., president and chief executive officer of the Santa Catalina Island Company. “We are pleased and honored to continue that legacy and welcome back guests who have been coming to Mt. Ada for generations, along with new visitors.”
Mt. Ada will close for the month of December 2014 for minor renovations and reopen in early 2015. Beginning Monday, November 10, 2014, please call the Santa Catalina Island Company at 877-778-9395 for information or reservations.
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About Santa Catalina Island Company
Located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular resort and outdoor recreation destination, anchored by the two charming villages of Avalon and Two Harbors; and also commonly known for its vibrant history as the island of choice for Hollywood’s elite during its Golden Years. Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) incorporated in 1894, offers a wide range of services and amenities including the Descanso Beach Club, Island Spa Catalina, Pavilion Hotel, the Catalina Country Club and Golf Course, Banning House and Harbor Reef at Two Harbors, the iconic Casino Building and Avalon Grille. SCICo’s expedition operations also boasts a menu of more than 20 outdoor adventures designed to introduce visitors to the island’s natural beauty and rich history, including expeditions and tours such as the Zip Line Eco Tour, Cape Canyon Hummer Expedition, Dolphin Runner, Undersea Expedition and many others. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. For more information, please visit www.visitcatalinaisland.com.
Laura Millett, Vice President
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations for Santa Catalina Island Company
310-586-7142 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Eddie North-Hager, Director of Media Relations
University of Southern California
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