SUNRIVER RESORT BUOYED BY DEBUT OF DELTA AIRLINES’ JET SERVICE
With its outstanding facilities, excellent year-round climate and incomparable recreational opportunities — including 54 holes of championship golf — Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon has long been a meeting planner’s dream, not to mention the Pacific Northwest’s premier year-round destination.
Meeting planners and publications alike have touted Sunriver, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, for having something for everyone no matter the season … it’s idyllic, they’ve said. Oh, that is, except for the lack of jet service — the No. 1 objection the Resort has heard over the years from meeting planners around the nation.
Problem solved. Beginning March 1, Delta Air Lines has announced it will make its debut at the nearby Redmond Airport (RDM) with two daily direct jet flights to and from its Salt Lake City hub. It will be Central Oregon’s only air service east and provide link to 64 cities Delta serves in the U.S. and Canada.
From Redmond, daily departures on Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines are 6:45 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. Salt Lake City-to-Redmond flights will depart at 11:20 a.m. and 8:35 p.m. Flight time aboard the 50-seat turbofan Canadair Regional Jet 200 Bombardier jets is about 75 minutes.
Currently, only United Express and Horizon Air offer daily direct flights out of Redmond — servicing Portland, Seattle and San Francisco — with smaller planes that carry fewer than two dozen passengers.
Sunriver Resort also boasts its own airstrip, where corporate and private aircraft can fly guests practically to the Resort’s front door.
Sunriver Resort is one of 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, based in Englewood, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,500 guest rooms, 17 golf courses and nine full-service spas. DH&R properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Boston, San Diego, Aspen, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe.
Destination Hotels & Resorts also provides consumers with access to a unique collection of lodging properties in the United Kingdom through a sales and marketing alliance with the De Vere Hotel Group PLC. This partnership extends the reach of DH&R to the U.K. with a partner who offers a similar portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection or the De Vere alliance, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.