"After thorough research and intense evaluation of potential hotel brands, it was clear that partnering with Tribute Portfolio added the most value to our hotel, offering our guests an array of new amenities with programs like the Starwood Preferred Guest program," said René Bardel, Managing Director of Arden Group. "From an ownership perspective, we now have a significantly enhanced assortment of benefits through Starwood, while retaining our independent spirit."Independent by Nature An answer to both guests' and owners' desire to Stay Independent, Tribute Portfolio debuted in April 2015 with its first hotel, the Royal Palm South Beach Miami. Now, just over a year since its inception, guests can enjoy Tribute Portfolio properties internationally in London, UK; Paris, France; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Hokkaido, Japan, as well as in the U.S. in Las Vegas, NV; Palm Springs, CA; and Costa Mesa, CA. The brand will soon open new hotels in Denver, CO; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Asheville, NC; Nashville, TN; Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; Coral Gables, FL; and Sarasota, FL, among others. Firmly anchored in the upper upscale category, Tribute Portfolio allows owners of distinct properties to maintain their independent spirit, while benefiting from Starwood's powerful distribution, loyalty and sales platforms. For more information, please visit www.tributeportfolio.com. About Arden Group ARDEN | group, headquartered in Philadelphia through its discretionary real estate fund platform acquires value-add full-service hotels and class A office properties in major U.S. markets. Since its founding in 1989, Arden Group has purchased $3 billion of real estate and its asset management division has managed more than $5 billion of assets. www.ardengroup.com About Tribute Portfolio Launched in April 2015 as Starwood's 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels, Tribute Portfolio is comprised of exceptional independent hotels around the globe, offering guests and owners the ability to "Stay Independent." From boutique resorts to urban destination properties, guests can enjoy access to outstanding upper upscale hotels with an indie spirit while benefitting from the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) program. For more information on Tribute Portfolio, please visit www.tributeportfolio.com. Follow along to Stay Independent: @TributePortfolio on Instagram, @TributePRTFLO on Twitter, tumblr.com/TributePortfolio and www.facebook.com/TributePortfolio.