Special Savings for Seniors and AAA Members at Marriott at Research Triangle Park

SOURCE: Marriott Durham, NC, Hotel’s Membership Deals Help Guests to Stay — and Save! RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – The world-renowned Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina is known for its tech, and its status as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country — but it still makes a perfect southern getaway for thousands of visitors each year. And whether arriving by plane, train, or automobile, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park has great savings and deals that trump most hotels in Durham, NC .  Through September 1, 2011, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park is proud to offer guests the AAA Stay for Breakfast, Raleigh Durham, North Carolina package. With it, AAA members save 10 percent off Stay for Breakfast rates on weekend stays, starting as low as $99 per room, per night*.

Gingerbread Magic & Christmas Wishes at The Grand Hotel in Pt. Clear

SOURCE: Marriott POINT CLEAR, AL–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – The Grand’s culinary magicians have once again created the 700-pound gingerbread masterpiece that perfectly resembles the Grand Hotel property. Guests spending time on the Gulf Coast for the holidays can learn the art of gingerbread at the Grand’s Culinary Academy “How to Make a Gingerbread House” workshop. The magic continues at The Grand with Santa visiting to gather Christmas wishes and to spend breakfast with all those making the nice list this year.  When: The gingerbread replica is on display throughout December and Santa will be visiting Dec. 4, 11 and 18; Breakfast served from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SkyCity Marriott Becomes First Hotel in Hong Kong to Receive Halal Food Certification

SOURCE: Marriott HONG KONG–(Marketwire – December 10, 2010) – Finding the right place to eat has always been one of the major challenges for Islamic travelers. Although Hong Kong is a culturally diversified community, the number of Halal certified restaurants and dining places are still very limited, with majority of them located in Wanchai, Central and Tsimshatsui area. Seeing the huge business potential, SkyCity Marriott, a standout among Hong Kong Airport hotels , has taken the lead and become the first hotel to have successfully obtained the certification.

East Coast Diversified Corporation Launches Solar Powered LogiBoxx GPS Devices

SOURCE: EarthSearch Communications International, Inc. (East Coast Diversified Corp.) Solar Powered LogiBoxx GPS Device Makes Good, Environmental Business Decision and Provides More Reliable Tracking of Assets and Cargo ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – East Coast Diversified Corporation’s ( OTCBB : ECDC ) RFID and GPS operation, EarthSearch Communications International, Inc., (“EarthSearch”), announced today that it has launched its Solar Powered LogiBoxx GPS Devices. The solar powered LogiBoxx will contribute to the current global interest in environmentally friendly products by reducing reliance on vehicle battery as power source for the LogiBoxx device. Solar powered LogiBoxx will be an effective solution for monitoring and tracking trailers and containers that are moved across the globe or on land by independently owned trucks

Start Spreading the News: IHOP Expanding in Manhattan, Queens, Connecticut and New Jersey

SOURCE: IHOP Leader in Family Dining Signs Franchisee Agreement for IHOP Restaurants in New York Metropolitan Area, Including Times Square Flagship GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, today announced that it has entered into a multi-store development agreement with Trihop, LLC to franchise and build new IHOP restaurants including a flagship location in Times Square. The initial development agreement calls for 24 new IHOP restaurants with an option to expand after that obligation is met. All the restaurants will be within the New York metropolitan area, including Manhattan and Queens; Fairfield, Connecticut; and the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Union.  “The New York metropolitan area presents a great expansion opportunity for IHOP and Trihop is our ideal partner given their recognized real estate expertise in that area,” said Jean Birch, IHOP President. “Trihop’s management team will leverage their experience beyond real estate, including their familiarity with franchises, as a multi-operator with Roy Roger’s.” “Times Square is missing that something special IHOP will bring,” said Ben Ashkenazy of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. and managing member of Trihop. “And why stop at Times Square — we’re going to expand IHOP throughout the New York metropolitan area.” The opening of traditional IHOPs, such as those to be opened by Trihop, is one of the key tactics in fulfilling IHOP’s ongoing strategy to expand the brand’s accessibility to new and current guests. IHOP opened their milestone 1,500 th restaurant in November 2010, in Washington, D.C

Tree Lighting and Concert at Third Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica

SOURCE: Bayside District Corporation Community Gathered for Downtown Santa Monica’s Annual Winterlit Celebration and Free Tree Lighting Concert Featuring Tyler Hilton, Jared Lee and Jessarae SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Downtown Santa Monica was transformed on Sunday, December 5 th and Monday, December 6 th into a holiday winter wonderland as the community celebrated its annual tree lighting ceremony and enjoyed a free concert featuring performances by Tyler Hilton, Jared Lee, and Jessarae, as well as a day filled with other activities. This year’s tree lighting celebration paid tribute to the arts and focused on a fun-filled day dedicated to the local community, and families from around the Los Angeles area showed up to celebrate the season.

Gator Bowl Brings Wolverines and Bulldogs to Amelia Island

SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB AMELIA ISLAND, FL–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – On New Year’s Day, college football fans will pack the Everbank Field to watch the Wolverines of University of Michigan and Bulldogs of Mississippi State University compete in the 66th Gator Bowl . Located 45 minutes from the stadium, Florida’s Amelia Island is executing a game plan of its own to attract some of the visiting fans for the exciting football weekend. Many of the island’s resorts, hotels and inns are offering discounted specials and packages for the Gator Bowl. The following Amelia Island accommodations are offering deals for Gator Bowl: Amelia Hotel at the Beach   During the Gator Bowl, the property is offering special rates starting at $129 per night on standard rooms.  (877) 263-5428, Addison on Amelia The Addison on Amelia is offering its popular “Winter Escape – Free Night” special during Gator Bowl. Guests staying three nights or more can enjoy one of the nights for free.  (800) 943-1604, Amelia Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast During Gator Bowl weekend, the inn is offering rooms at only $169 per night, and guests booking two nights will receive a third night free.  (904) 430-0026, ERA Fernandina Beach   Realty ERA Fernandina Beach Realty is offering rentals at select oceanfront condos at a 20 percent discount during the Gator Bowl.  (800) 741-4011, Hoyt House Guests can stay and play for three nights and only pay for two and a half nights.

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