Hotels, a Free Global Vacation Rental Site, Aims to Change the Online Vacation Rental Industry

SOURCE: Homeowners List Their Homes for Free, Vacationers Connect With Owners Direct SANTA CRUZ, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – , a free website specializing in vacation rentals for active travelers, has launched and is already featuring over 300 properties in 20 countries. Their rapidly growing catalog provides property owners a more economical and competitive alternative to costly vacation rental sites. provides renters tools for finding their ideal destination — interactive maps, search filters, photos, a direct connection with property owners, video cams, weather updates and review section — making vacation property rental quick, safe, easy and with no cost to either the vacationer or property owner. “Providing vacation homeowners the means to list their property’s availability at no charge is a natural progression for this industry,” explains founder Mike LeClair. “Many online service providers that began with client fee based strategies, online dating sites being a prominent example, now offer their services without fees. The online vacation rental market is ripe for a similar transformation.” The site specializes in adventure travel, offering owners direct holiday homes in areas that offer skiing/snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving, kite boarding, city adventures and more. Locations for those who prefer to relax are available as well. The goal is the creation of a community of like-minded individuals — vacation homeowners and travelers — who use the site to help each other plan their perfect vacation.

iPass Unveils Hotspot Finder 2.0

SOURCE: iPass Provides Mobile Employee Community With Valuable Productivity Tools and Advanced End-User Features for Navigating More Than 150,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in 99 Countries REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – iPass Inc . ( NASDAQ : IPAS ), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced iPass Hotspot Finder 2.0 , a brand new version of its popular mobile employee tool for navigating more than 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in 99 countries . Hotspot Finder 2.0 delivers valuable productivity tools and advanced end-user features for mobile employees including: Ratings and reviews — provides richer insight into the quality of Wi-Fi connections and venues with user-generated ratings and reviews

Hertz and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Partner on Electric Vehicles

SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation Partnership Accelerates the Buildout of the EV Network and Delivers the Future of Mobility to Consumers Today PARK RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – The Hertz Corporation ( NYSE : HTZ ), the world’s largest general use airport car rental brand, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ( NYSE : HOT ) announced today a joint partnership to bring in Hertz Global EV, a program developed by Hertz using 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, to key Starwood select-service hotels in North America. Starwood’s select-service portfolio includes the Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels brands

Trump SoHo(TM) New York Teams With Urban Arts Partnership for ‘A New Perspective’ on the Downtown Neighborhood

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Photography Project Underwritten by the Hotel Captures the Area Through the Students’ Eyes; Postcard Sales Will Help Fund Arts Education in Low-Income Public Schools NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – On Monday, Dec. 6, Trump SoHo ™ New York will unveil an exclusive collection of photographs by the students of Urban Arts Partnership , a local non-profit organization providing arts-integrated education programs to a network of 65 underserved public schools across the city.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples NAPLES, FL–(Marketwire – December 3, 2010) – On Dec. 4, 1985, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples opened its doors to travelers near and far. Fast forward 25 years, and the now-celebrated resort has become one of the world’s most recognized destination resorts, and it is set to mark a major milestone this season with its 25th anniversary

First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel in Berlin Opens

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Wyndham Hotel Group , part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies ( NYSE : WYN ), today announced the opening of the 229-room TRYP Berlin, to be managed by Sol Meliá.

Moms-to-Be Are Pampered With New Spa Package at Breezes Resorts

SOURCE: SuperClubs HOLLYWOOD, FL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – Expecting moms deserve spoiling, so Breezes Resorts in Jamaica and Curaçao are now offering a “Blue Mahoe Maternity” spa package, featuring a trio of rejuvenating treatments that are designed to pamper women in their second and third trimesters. Available at the full-service à la carte Blue Mahoe spas for $165 per person (a $30 savings based on regular rates), included are: a 50-minute prenatal massage; a 50-minute European-style facial; and a 50-minute spa pedicure. At the all-suite Breezes Grand Negril and the quaint village-style Breezes Rio Bueno, revitalizing massages can be enjoyed in a private area on the beach where soothing waves and rustling tropical trees will lull mommies into full repose. At Breezes Runaway Bay, dads-to-be can venture out to the 18-hole, PGA-quality golf course or the PADI 5-star Gold Palm dive center, while their wives are being pampered. Breezes Trelawny and Breezes Curaçao welcome guests of all ages, which allow second (or more) time moms a worry-free relaxation, while their little ones enjoy supervised organized activities. Named after Jamaica’s national tree, each Blue Mahoe spa uses an exotic combination of natural island ingredients. Mommies will benefit from a 50-minute prenatal massage that is designed to reduce lower back and hip pain during second and third trimesters; pure cocoa butter cream is used to hydrate and revitalize the skin. She’ll also enjoy a 50-minute detoxifying facial using traditional European techniques to clean, tone and exfoliate the skin; a face, neck and shoulder massage with serums follows, before a seaweed masque rich in minerals is applied.

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