IRVINE, Calif.,
09:00 AM

PHG and Meritage Collection Implement PressReader at all seven of their Hotels and Resorts

Guests can enjoy unlimited complimentary access to environmentally-friendly digital versions of their favorite newspapers and magazines.

Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG), has implemented PressReader HotSpot at all of its hotels and resorts, including all properties within the Meritage Collection—Bacara Resort & Spa, Balboa Bay Resort, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, The Meritage Resort and Spa—enabling guests to receive their news digitally and free of charge. PressReader allows guests access to more than 3,000 publications, and the capability to connect through any device, including smart phones, laptops and tablets. The implementation of PressReader aligns with Pacific Hospitality Group’s increased concentration on sustainability, enabling guests to go paperless and, instead, enjoy the news on their personal devices. This new complimentary amenity will better serve guests, giving them instant access to thousands of local, regional, and international full- content newspapers and magazines in 60 languages.

“We consistently explore new and innovative technology to improve the guest experience and better serve their needs,” said Steve Arnold, president and COO of Pacific Hospitality Group. “PressReader allows us to further our commitment to guest satisfaction and sustainability. Guests may now instantaneously access their favorite titles from their mobile devices in a way that is responsible and earth-friendly.”

Guests are able to access PressReader during their stay by connecting to the hotel’s Wi-Fi and going to or by downloading the PressReader app for free to their tablet or smartphone. Guests may then search publications or download content to enjoy when traveling off-property.

“We are delighted to support Pacific Hospitality Group’s corporate objective to provide unique experiences and services to its guests,” said Igor Smirnoff, chief commercial officer of PressReader. “PressReader HotSpot is quickly becoming the new standard for newspaper and magazine delivery in hotels and resorts. We are very happy to help PHG deliver this innovative and environmentally-friendly experience to guests at all their locations, with unlimited access to the latest publications at any time during their stay.”

Guests from all over the globe will have their favorite publications available at their fingertips. Upon departing the resort, they may choose to subscribe to PressReader for their own personal use. 

About Meritage Collection

The Meritage Collection is a lifestyle and luxury hotel brand that blends iconic, one-of-a-kind places with locally-inspired experiences designed for the curious traveler. Débuted in 2013, Meritage Collection is comprised of six hotels & resorts throughout California and Hawaii – The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach (Opening May 2016), Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai. Reflective of its California roots, the Meritage Collection offers a laid-back luxury service culture that caters to the modern day traveler. The Meritage Collection properties are members of the Global Hotel Alliance and its DISCOVERY Rewards Program. DISCOVERY rewards travelers with local experiences and unique adventures not generally available to the public. For more information, please visit 

About Pacific Hospitality Group

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision. PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotel assets in California. Its Meritage Collection properties include Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley along with Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach opening in early 2016. Also, the company owns and operates the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, and DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana / Orange County Airport. PHG successfully operates its hotels by consistently growing revenue while effectively managing costs, thereby maximizing each hotel’s NOI. By using a cluster strategy, PHG is committed to increasing its market share and adding value to its portfolio through renovations, repositioning, and expansion.