Steps for Hotel Reflagging

When hotels are bought and sold, oftentimes the new owners of the hotel decide to do a hotel reflagging. This simply means that the hotel undergoes a name change. For example, the Gaylord hotel brand was recently purchased by Marriott. So, for example, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center moved their web site URL …

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Providence Biltmore Hotel Acquired By Finard Coventry Hotel Management

Finard Coventry Hotel Management has closed on its $16 million purchase of the historic Providence Biltmore, a landmark 292-room hotel located in the heart of downtown. The new ownership represents the next chapter for this storied property, originally constructed in 1922 and placed on the National Preservation Register. The Providence Biltmore, now affiliated with Preferred …

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Clean Hotels Rooms Start with the Design

Interior Image Group teams up with Crypton in designing “clean” guest rooms for luxury hotels by utilizing environmentally friendly fabrics that guarantee permanent protection and durability. Hotels look to interior designers to create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, but can also be easily maintained. Advances in technology have opened the doors to creating visually distinctive …

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Let It Snow! Four Seasons Resort Vail Opens as Vail Mountain Declares Season Start One of the Best Ever

VAIL, COLORADO–(Marketwire – Dec. 10, 2010) – Editors Note: There are 2 photos associated with this Press Release The 2010-11 season is set to be one of the best ever in Vail Valley in the Colorado Rockies – 31 inches (79 centimetres) of snowbase is in place, and more than 170 runs are open already, covering 4,300 acres (1,700 hectares) of skiable terrain on Vail Mountain.

Wyndham Worldwide Donates $60,000 Through Social Good Campaign

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced that through its social good campaign, the company’s Wishes by Wyndham philanthropic program will donate $60,000 to be equally divided between its three signature charities: the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, Christel House International and Starlight Children’s Foundation™. During the three-month Facebook campaign that began in August, Wyndham Worldwide pledged to donate $1 to its signature charities (up to $60,000) for every new person that “liked” the Wyndham Worldwide Facebook page . Through the campaign, Wyndham Worldwide gained almost 5,500 Facebook fans, who shared nearly 7,000 Facebook posts and tweets about the program, 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.

Enjoy 24 Days of Christmas Prizes With HostelBookers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 2, 2010) – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. With everybody counting down the days to Christmas, HostelBookers , the budget accommodation specialist, is today launching a great competition*.

Gingerbread Lane Celebrates 20th Anniversary: Hyatt Regency Vancouver and the Make-A-Wish Foundation Believe in Making Wishes Come True

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2010) – The most decadent lane in the city returns for the 20 th year to the lobby of Hyatt Regency Vancouver from now thru December 27, 2010. Previously recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the tallest gingerbread man, Gingerbread Lane welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year. Much more than a holiday attraction, Gingerbread Lane has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the years. “Gingerbread Lane is a fun event for the whole family and we are proud to be part of it again this year,” says Ross Hetherington, Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon. Kids of all ages have enjoyed the meticulously designed masterpieces on display for the past twenty years and have supported the partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation by making a donation when voting for their favourite gingerbread house. “As in the past, we are very excited to again participate in this Vancouver tradition and support a great cause,” says Steve McNally, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Vancouver. “We look forward to again contribute in granting a wish that will have a significant impact in a special child’s life.” This year, the centrepiece is again Executive Sous Chef Hans Lutz’s gigantic gingerbread house measuring 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide. Ingredients include 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of confection sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department. Four foot tall cut outs of gingerbread families are also available for picture taking. Nearly 40 individually crafted gingerbread creations from culinary professionals and amateurs, corporations and secondary schools round out the sweet smelling lavish display

EarthLite(R) Creates Zenvi(TM) Sound Cushion, Utilizing NXT’s SurfaceSound(TM) Technology

SOURCE: EarthLite VISTA, CA–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – EarthLite ( ), the world’s largest manufacturer of massage and spa treatment tables, and NXT® ( ), the world leader in flat panel audio technology, announce the ingenious Zenvi Sound Cushion. Zenvi is the first ever crescent headrest cushion for massage and spa treatment tables that delivers state-of-the-art sound immersion utilizing only a basic iPod, cell phone or portable audio device.  “NXT’s patented flat panel speaker system incorporates our proprietary exciter components that enable the Zenvi facecradle cushion to deliver high fidelity total sound immersion for clients,” says Neil Robb, Technical Sales Executive. “Zenvi is another example of NXT helping strategic partners invent, create and market innovative sound solutions that offer sustainable differentiation through our unparalleled expertise in the field of bending wave physics.” Compact and convenient, the Zenvi Sound Cushion features an eco-friendly rechargeable battery pack that provides over 20 hours of continuous playback. The design includes a concealed side pocket to house portable audio devices, eliminating the need for a cumbersome portable stereo, piles of massage music CDs or a costly in-house music system. Both the embedded flat panel speakers and compact rechargeable battery source are surrounded with 4 inches of multi-layer, hi-density foam wrapped in luxuriously soft yet durable Natursoft™ upholstery for superior comfort and support. The Zenvi sound cushion fits on most facecradle platforms and stores easily inside portable massage tables

Green Carpet Care From Amano Pioneer Eclipse

SOURCE: Amano Pioneer Eclipse SPARTA, NC–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Amano Pioneer Eclipse ® (“APEC”), a worldwide manufacturer of professional floor care products, makes it easy to be green even when cleaning carpets. Their EnviroStar Green ® carpet care system is an effective and cost saving method to meet many of today’s green requirements. The system is comprised of four products — a dual purpose extractor & pre-spray cleaner, an extraction rinse, a soil release bonnet buff and an all purpose spotter.  APEC chemists developed EnviroStar Green from specific raw ingredients that met specific green requirements. The benefits of using the EnviroStar Green system however, go well beyond meeting strict environmental standards. “Our green products are not only earth friendly, they also reduce certain ill effects produced by other conventional systems,” states Jacqueline Van Delft, VP of International Operations at Amano Pioneer Eclipse. “We use raw ingredients that are not classified as skin sensitizers to lower irritancy commonly found in traditional chemistry. This produces a more comfortable and healthier environment for everyone.” Most traditional cleaning processes leave some residue on the carpet. Not only can this residue trigger allergic reactions in many people, it also affects future maintenance and replacement costs. Acting like glue, residue can quickly attract new dirt to a recently cleaned floor. Commonly known as resoiling, this dirt build-up leads to more frequent cleanings that shorten the life of the carpet. To minimize residue, Amano Pioneer Eclipse formulated EnviroStar Green products with pH levels less than 10. Compared to some traditional carpet products with levels as high as 11 to 13, a more neutral pH allows more of the chemical to be extracted, is less damaging to carpet fibers and retains existing stain blocking treatments that extend the carpet’s life.  The EnviroStar Green carpet care system does more than reduce the environmental impact of traditional cleaning. Competitively priced, these products lower downtime and maintenance costs, extend carpet life, reduce cleaning frequency and improve the health and safety of the surrounding environment. And, most of all, they produce results as good as or better than their more harmful counterparts. It’s no wonder that professionals around the world are turning to Amano Pioneer Eclipse for all their carpet care chemicals. For more information on EnviroStar Green Carpet Products and numerous other Amano Pioneer Eclipse floor care systems, please visit . In the US call 1-800-367-3550. For international inquires call 1-336-372-8080.

Trump Hotel Collection Hires Serena Rakhlin as Vice President of Strategic Planning & Hotel Business Development

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) –  In a move that fuels Trump® Hotel Collection ‘s future development activity, Serena Rakhlin has been hired to fill a new position: vice president of strategic planning and hotel business development for The Trump Organization. The announcement was made today by Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Selects Metalogix SharePoint Site Migration Manager for Multi-Terabyte Migration to Reduce Management Complexity and…

SOURCE: Metalogix World-Renowned Hospitality Company Relies on Metalogix for Comprehensive Migration, Consolidation, Management and Archival of SharePoint Content WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Metalogix Software, the leading provider of enterprise content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Cloud infrastructures, today announced that Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has selected Metalogix SharePoint Site Migration Manager to complete their SharePoint upgrade, and provide ongoing support for the management of its SharePoint environment.

VRX Reports 2010 Third Quarter Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Nov. 30, 2010) –   VRX Worldwide Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VRW), the world’s leading provider of content production, management and licensing services to the global travel and hospitality industries is pleased to report its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Living Earth Crafts(R) and Its Sister Company, EarthLite, Win American Spa Magazine’s 2010 Professional Choice Awards for Favorite Treatment Table…

SOURCE: EarthLite; Living Earth Crafts VISTA, CA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Living Earth Crafts ( ) (LEC), an industry leader in innovative and long-lasting high-end luxury spa tables and EarthLite, the number one name in massage tables, have been named the winners of American Spa Magazine’s prestigious 2010 Professional Choice Awards, taking home the titles of both Favorite Treatment Table Manufacturer and Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support. Living Earth Crafts and EarthLite received their Professional Choice awards from votes cast by the readers of American Spa, who are key decision-makers at day spas, destination spas, medical spas and resort spas around the world. American Spa’s Professional’s Choice Awards acknowledge the best of the best names and faces in the industry.

Newly Appointed Sydney Harbour Marriott Wedding Planner Knows the True Cost of a Wedding — 200 Hours

SOURCE: Marriott The Downtown Sydney Hotel Offers Professional Wedding Planning Services and Beautiful Wedding Reception Venues SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Like Jennifer Lopez in the film The Wedding Planner, Lee Stringer, wedding planner of Sydney Harbour Marriott, lives and breathes bouquets, bonbonnieres, table settings and wedding singers. The Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, one of the premier downtown Sydney hotels , has newly appointed Lee as the hotel’s fully accredited wedding and event planner.

Spend the 2010 Holidays in Newport Beach and Enjoy Seasonal Menus at Sam and Harry’s Restaurant

SOURCE: Marriott Experience Special Holiday Menus and More From the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa NEWPORT BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – California’s Pacific Coast may not be the first thought for those looking for a holiday season getaway, but Newport Beach is a beautiful, warm alternative to chilly days and frost-filled nights. The classic Southern California lifestyle is a welcome change for those who don’t think a snow shovel is “winter fun.” And few Newport Beach accommodations do it better than the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. To celebrate the holiday season, Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse and Lounge at the  hotel in Newport Beach is offering special menus featuring holiday favorites with a SoCal twist.

MoonPie Mania Hitting Mobile

SOURCE: Marriott Giant MoonPie & Laser Show Debuting on New Year’s Eve MOBILE, AL–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Tired of Times Square on New Year’s? Try something new.

Spend the Holidays at Uncle Walt’s House

SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy Christmas in Disneyland With Special Disneyland Hotel Packages From the Anaheim Marriott ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Nothing conjures up the childlike awe and wonder of the holidays quite like a trip to Disneyland. And for those thinking of a stay at an Anaheim, CA hotel this holiday season, the Anaheim Marriott is proud to offer special Disneyland hotel vacation packages . Through December 31, 2010, Disneyland’s littlest visitors will eat free at every meal with the Escape Family Time package, which includes free breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner for children 12 years old and under when an adult orders an entree off of the regular menu, starting at just $99 per night*.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Baltimore / BWI Airport Hotel Receives the Maryland Office of Tourism Development ‘2010 Green Sustainable Award’

SOURCE: Marriott Eco Friendly Baltimore Hotel Recognized for Contributions to Green Travel BALTIMORE, MD–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – TownePlace Suites Baltimore BWI Airport hotel was recognized for its contributions to sustainable tourism and green travel in Baltimore by The Maryland Office of Tourism Development at the 30 th Annual Tourism and Travel Summit in Annapolis, Maryland. The TownePlace Suites BWI extended stay hotel’s innovations in building construction, purchasing from local companies and promoting green practices not only to their employees, but to their guests as well, earned them this distinguished award

iPass Offers Mobile Workers Greater Network Coverage With Skyrove Wi-Fi Partnership in South Africa

SOURCE: iPass Partnership Gives Mobile Employees Access to 650 New Wireless Hotspots in Major South African Cities JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – iPass Inc. ( NASDAQ : IPAS ), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it has integrated Skyrove, South Africa’s largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot network provider, into the iPass Mobile Network. With over 650 Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile employees can get connected in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban and avoid the high cost of roaming charges.

Cassa Hotel and Residences and Voli Invite You to Pick up Your Spirits With Shopping Package

SOURCE: Cassa NY Hotel and Residences Luxury Boutique Hotel Offers Insider Shopping Excursion, 1 Night Stay, and Breakfast Starting at $479 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) –  Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and striking a timeless new design statement in the New York City skyline, Cassa Hotel and Residences , Shop Gotham, and Voli Spirits are offering hotel guests ‘Shop-A-Holic in Gotham’ — a package to pick up your spirits this holiday season with an exclusive shopping experience. ‘Shop-A-Holic in Gotham’ includes a one night stay for $479, inclusive of breakfast for two, one 3-hour shopping excursion, a list of sample sales for post-tour shopping, as well as an extra treat too — a serving of a low-cal intoxicating dose of fusion vodkas provided by Voli Light Vodkas*. As your day begins you’ll get the needed fuel from an ample breakfast for fierce fashion trend and bargain hunting to carry you through the afternoon. Vanilla and Rum Brioche French Toast is a taste bud pleaser, plated up with a slightly sweet crunch — yet with a light and fluffy, melt in your mouth interior. Alternatively, you may have The Bite, and indulge with a selection of an assortment of tasty pastries, fresh fruit soaked in a mint citrus dressing, coffee, and freshly squeezed juice

Celebrate a Season of Gratitude From The Betsy South Beach

SOURCE: The Betsy South Beach Luxury Hotel in Miami Devoted to Cultivating Philanthropy, Art, Music, and Literature NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 29, 2010) – The Betsy hotel in South Beach has become a catalyst for energized discourse, innovative thinking, and good works. Believing that public spaces can be more than waiting areas, the vision for the property extends beyond the traditional construct of a hotel. The Betsy has emerged with a beauty that is more than skin deep, offering an inspiring outlook that extends beyond its own neighborhood in South Beach — to the world. By fostering programs that believe in the power of community, The Betsy’s leadership team is devoted to cultivating the sights and sounds of philanthropy, art, music and literature.

The Plaza Announces First-Ever ‘Black, White and Pink’ Celebration

SOURCE: The Plaza Hotel Iconic New York Hotel Welcomes Families to Celebrate the Holidays and Ring in the New Year, Eloise Style NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – The Plaza is an ideal destination for families this holiday season, with Santa Clause appearances, family-friendly dining, shopping — and the first-ever ‘ Black, White and Pink’ celebration. For generations, families have made this iconic New York hotel part of their holiday tradition — and this year the fun continues with a wide range of events and activities. Holiday season 2010 kicks off with the appearance of The Plaza’s Santa Claus — the only Mr

Come Home to the Midwest for the Holidays at Stonewater Cove

SOURCE: Stonewater Cove Resort Book Two Nights and Receive the Third Night as Our Complimentary Gift SHELL KNOB, MO–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Spend the holidays at Stonewater Cove Resort, a luxury retreat nestled in the enchanting Ozark Mountains, and be pampered with impeccable service, endless activities including a variety of outdoor adventures such as zip lines and ATV tours, as well as luxe accommodations.  As our gift to you, book two nights and get the third night complimentary thru January 3, 2011.

Silicon Valley Mixes It Up With a Little Bit of Business and a Whole Lot of Fun

SOURCE: Marriott The Courtyard by Marriott San Jose/Campbell Is “Mixing It Up” CAMPBELL, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Almost 200 Silicon Valley professionals attended the Mixing It Up social networking event put on by the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose/Campbell on Thursday, November 11 th , 2010. Toby Cheng, the Director of Sales at the hotel near San Jose , is on the committee of the Silicon Valley Young Professionals Association. Reaching out to his network there and at the Campbell Chamber of Commerce, he hosted his 3 rd social networking mixer focusing on “A Little Bit of Business and a Whole Lot of Fun,” and if the packed San Jose hotel’s lobby was any indication, the mixer was a great success.  Networking aside, the team at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose/Campbell wanted to do something charitable for the community, so they incorporated a food drive with this event. Contributions from attendees were donated to Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization that has been serving the working poor, families, homeless and seniors living in and around the San Jose area for close to 30 years. In the spirit of giving back to others, attendees brought nonperishable food items to donate to the charity, filling a barrel to overflowing in a matter of an hour.

Palm Springs Hotel Offers Holiday Deals, Premier Location and Access to Seasonal Events for Fun for the Whole Family

SOURCE: Marriott Sunny Vacation Packages Provide Travelers More Holiday Cheer This Winter PALM SPRINGS, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Celebrate the holidays with the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, and enjoy a Palm Springs family vacation filled with warm sunshine, unsurpassed natural beauty and unending opportunities for traditional and not-so-traditional holiday activities. The family hotel in Palm Springs offers holiday travelers an oasis of peaceful desert sands and magnificent mountain views

Santa in Tropical Attire? Elves Tucking Kids Into Bed? It’s All at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

SOURCE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, an Epcot Resort Hotel, Is Gearing up for a Holiday Celebration Packed With Festivities for the Entire Family; The Hotel Has a World of Holiday Magic Planned for Guests This December, From Elf Tuck-In Service to Sightings of Santa and Mrs. Claus on Vacation, Complete in Tropical Attire! LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Holiday travelers may not know this but Santa Claus goes on a Florida vacation prior to his big night

Ace Management Team Takes Its Place at Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower(R) Panama

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Trump Hotel Collection’s First Latin American Property Readies for Spring 2011 Opening PUNTA PACIFICA, PANAMA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) –  An expert management team is taking shape at Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower ® Panama , slated to open in Spring 2011. Trump® Hotel Collection’s first Latin American property, Trump Ocean Club is destined to be the premier luxury hotel and residence on Panama’s Pacific coast. Rising 75 stories above Panama Bay, it will also be the largest hotel in Latin America.  “Our opening will mark the debut of the Trump Hotel Collection in Latin America, and I’m confident that there is no group of professionals better suited to uphold the brand’s unmatched service standards than the seasoned team we have assembled here,” said Vice President & Managing Director Mark Stevenson , who took the helm of Trump Ocean Club in June.

Trump Hotel Collection Goes Global With Spring 2011 Debut of Trump Ocean Club(R) International Hotel & Tower(R) Panama

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection New Hotel — Set to Be the Biggest in Latin America — Signals Burgeoning Business and Leisure Travel Demands PUNTA PACIFICA, PANAMA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Trump® Hotel Collection , the next generation of luxury hospitality, has announced that Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower ® Panama will debut in spring 2011, marking the collection’s first foray into Latin America. A bold design paired with the unmatched service ethos of the Trump Hotel Collection is destined to make Trump Ocean Club ® the premier luxury hotel and residence in Latin America.  Location is everything, with Trump Ocean Club idyllically perched above Panama Bay, enjoying spectacular, sweeping views of the Pearl Islands and ocean beyond.

Indianapolis Keystone Hotels Will Twinkle in the Circle of Lights

SOURCE: Marriott Festive Light Display Destined to Ignite Holiday Spirit INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Ignite some holiday spirit with a spectacular Indianapolis weekend getaway that includes being on hand Nov. 26 for the kick-off celebration of the 48 th annual Circle of Lights at Monument Center

Atlanta Airport Hotel Invites Families to Have Breakfast With Santa

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Welcome to Enjoy a Holly, Jolly Breakfast Buffet With Santa ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Plan a holly, jolly breakfast buffet with Santa at Champions Restaurant located inside one of the newest and most sophisticated airport hotels in Atlanta , the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway. The hotel is sleek in design and contemporary in style, so Santa will certainly be a standout in this setting, but there’ll be plenty of room for this “right jolly old elf” as he visits with guests from 8:30 a.m

Hotel Popularity Hits Record High in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf

SOURCE: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Leading hotel search engine, , today announced hotel popularity is at an all-time high in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. Trends online indicate the continued rise in popularity across the Gulf region as a whole is strongly related to drops in hotel prices across most of the top destinations — great news for travelers

Relax and Renew Body and Soul at St. Lucia’s Calabash Cove Resort & Spa

SOURCE: Calabash Cove Resort & Spa After the Hectic Holiday Season, Start the New Year Relaxed and Fresh at a Tranquil, Beachfront Boutique Resort on the Idyllic Island of St. Lucia MARISULE, ST. LUCIA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Recharge after the hectic holidays with a rejuvenating escape to peaceful, picturesque Calabash Cove Resort & Spa

Royal West Indies Resort Turks and Caicos Opens New Restaurant

SOURCE: Royal West Indies Pelican Bay Offers Diverse Menu, Family-Friendly Atmosphere in Idyllic Seaside Setting PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Royal West Indies Resort, a 100-room all-suite property on Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, today announced the opening of Pelican Bay Bar & Restaurant, its new on-site dining venue. Situated pool side and just steps from renowned Grace Bay Beach, it offers indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a separate open air bar, and pool and beach service. The new Pelican Bay Bar & Restaurant has gone through an extensive renovation upgrade under a new management team and features a diverse menu of local Caribbean, European and Asian inspired dishes, as well as its signature tropical drinks from the bar, long a meeting point and social center of Providenciales.

Honorees Named in ‘Oakwood Gives Back’ Program for Service

SOURCE: Oakwood Oakwood Gives Special Honor to Associates for Independent Volunteer Work LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – At this time of year, Oakwood is especially pleased to give thanks to the honorees of its Oakwood Gives Back program, created to help celebrate its 50 th Anniversary by honoring the spirit of volunteerism that is so important at Oakwood. “Oakwood is proud to reward, recognize and foster a spirit of selfless action and giving,” notes Oakwood Chairman, Howard F.

Rainwater Grill Is the Place for Holiday Dining & Fun

SOURCE: Rainwater Grill Hastings, NY Restaurant Has Plenty of Exciting News HASTINGS, NY–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – Rainwater Grill, an All-American dining and entertainment spot located in the heart of Hastings, NY, has lots of news and excitement heading into the busy holiday season.  The popular Southern Westchester restaurant and bar/night spot is stepping it up during the 2010/11 Holiday Season. “We think that this is the perfect time to ratchet things up a notch,” commented Ken Lauro, Co-Owner and Bar Manager. “Hastings is a great, Bohemian ‘Mini-Manhattan:’ we want people to come from all over Westchester to check it out.” “The worst thing that you can do in this business is stay exactly the same,” added Tony Fortunate, Co-Owner/Managing Partner. “We want our patrons visiting us to see what the latest menu and entertainment-related additions are to our successful base concept.” Items of note include the following: There are a number of great new music & entertainment events planned over the next few weeks (the restaurant is known for having live music every Thursday night, and showcasing both established artists as well as new talent). Patrons are advised to Friend and follow RWG on Facebook, and review their events calendar to see what is currently scheduled The restaurant is the perfect spot in Westchester for a business or private holiday event. They will help you throw a party that you and your guests will remember fondly for years, whether it’s for a smaller gathering or a larger one, up to 150 people. Tony, Kenny and their staff will help you create a custom menu and will give you a great deal on your food and drink package. They can also help you book live entertainment or a DJ, and manage other event details as well. Interested parties are advised to either email the restaurant at [email protected] , or call 914-478-1147 to discuss what your specific plans are The restaurant is introducing a revamped dinner menu with a number of new appetizer and entrée selections. If interested, stop by to check it out, or visit their website soon for a look at what’s new About Rainwater Grill Opened in December, 2009, Rainwater Grill has quickly established itself as the “in” dining and entertainment spot in the Hastings/Southern Westchester area. Featuring an upscale but affordable All-American lunch & dinner menu, as well as a fantastic Sunday brunch, it’s the perfect spot for a business or personal meal or event

Spend Your Holiday in San Jose

SOURCE: Marriott There’s No Shortage of Things to Do With the Downtown San Jose Marriott Hotel as Your Starting Point SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Located in the heart of the famous Silicon Valley, San Jose is known for technology and breathtakingly beautiful sights, “San Francisco’s younger sister” also features five-star hotels, museums, cultural centers, international cuisine — and an abundance of holiday fun! One of the premier hotels in downtown San Jose, CA , the San Jose Marriott invites guests to enjoy seasonal favorites like ice skating at Sharks Ice or Downtown Ice, the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, open through January 19, 2011. Located near the San Jose Museum of Art, Downtown Ice is just part of the many offerings in San Jose during the holidays. For example, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo features rides for young children with puppet shows and special holiday events.

Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco Hotel Offers Discounted Rates

SOURCE: Marriott Winter Vacation Opportunities Emerge in San Francisco’s Popular Fisherman’s Wharf Neighborhood SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) –  Fine dining, shopping, fabulous historical buildings and discounted rates at one of the most upscale San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf hotels combine to create the perfect recipe for an incredible San Francisco vacation this winter. Travelers who book their accommodations by Nov. 26, 2010 for stays now through Feb. 14, 2011 at the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf hotel will enjoy slashed rates that start as low as $109*.

Hotel in Hong Kong Gives Travelers the Executive Upgrade

SOURCE: Marriott World Class Amenities Entice Guests to Sophisticated Hong Kong Destination HONG KONG–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) –  Hong Kong travel never looked as good as with the exceptional winter upgrades offered by the JW Marriott Hong Kong Hotel . Winter travel to this fascinating city has just become more enticing with free executive level upgrades at one of the most magnificent hotel destinations in the world. Travelers who book their stay for two consecutive nights between Nov.

Hong Kong Hotel Celebrates With Upgrades for Wintertime Travelers

SOURCE: Marriott Travelers Welcomed to Hong Kong With World-Class Accommodations HONG KONG–(Marketwire – November 19, 2010) – Travelers headed to Hong Kong are in for a treat with free upgrades at one of the finest Hong Kong 5 star hotels where guests are welcomed with added amenities and opulent accommodations. This offer by the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott for free upgrades is an exceptional way to enjoy world-class accommodations in one of the most sensational cities on the planet.  Travelers who book their stay for two consecutive nights between Nov

ATCO Completes Workforce Housing and Training Complex for Nomac Drilling

SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA– (Marketwire – Nov. 19, 2010) – ATCO Structures & Logistics today announced the completion of the Nomac Eastern Training and Housing Facility – a  workforce housing and training complex that provides accommodation, real-life support services and training space for Nomac Drilling personnel working in the Marcellus Shale region of northern Pennsylvania

Communispace Receives Top Industry Accolades for Customer Insight Communities

SOURCE: Communispace Leading Analyst Firm Honors Communispace for Delivering ROI via Online Communities for Godiva and InterContinental Hotels Group / Chase Credit Cards BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) –  Today, Communispace, a pioneer of online customer insight communities for the world’s leading brands, announced it’s the recipient of two prestigious Forrester Groundswell Awards for its Godiva Chocolatier and its joint InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Chase customer insight communities. The fourth annual Forrester Groundswell Awards were announced this week at the Forrester Consumer Forum in Chicago

Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) Chicago Named North America’s Leading Luxury Hotel by the 2010 World Travel Awards

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) – Trump International Hotel & Tower ® Chicago has been named North America’s Leading Luxury Hotel by the 2010 World Travel Awards. The 92-story downtown Chicago hotel — the seventh tallest building in the world — received the award for its unparalleled customer service, 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites and award-winning amenities, which include the 23,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Spa at Trump® ; Sixteen, a fine dining restaurant featuring the modern American cuisine of Chef Frank Brunacci; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; and the Terrace at Trump, all with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the city’s famed architecture.

Oakwood Named Corporate Housing Provider of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management

SOURCE: Oakwood Oakwood Wins First Global Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) in Its Category LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –  Oakwood was presented with the inaugural EMMA for Corporate Housing Provider of the Year. Held at the historic Hudson Theatre on October 4, Oakwood received the honor at the Forum for Expatriate Management’s award ceremony in New York City, New York

Tivus Names Chief Technology Officer

SOURCE: Tivus, Inc. OMAHA, NE–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –  Tivus, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : TIVU ), a provider of turnkey media entertainment technology to the hotel and hospitality industry, today announced it has named Mr.

Viridistor’s Green Box(TM) Solution Gets Rave Reviews for Paperless System at IBEX Show in Louisville

SOURCE: Viridistor LLC TUSTIN, CA–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –   Viridistor LLC used the International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky, last month to launch its Green Box ™ solution that replaces the costs associated with the creation, shipping and handout of paper-based collateral for trade shows and conferences — and the new ‘green’ technology won high praise from both exhibitors and attendees at the event.

Women on Their Way Celebrates Annual Top 10 Trips for True Holiday Spirit

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide From Sparkling Snow Covered Mountaintops to a Breezy Day Down by the Lake, We Have a Vacation for Every Kind of Traveler PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) –   Women on Their Way by Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), the hospitality industry’s longest-running branded program dedicated entirely to female travelers, is pleased to announce its annual list of top holiday destinations.

Introducing The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Resort Version 20.11

SOURCE: The Fairmont Kea Lani Recent Upgrades Provide an Enhanced Experience at This Luxurious Maui Hotel WAILEA, HI–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Having recently completed extensive renovations, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui resort is in the enviable position of providing freshly remodeled guestrooms and renovated swimming pools for 2011.  Each of the resort’s 413 one-bedroom suites have been renovated with new furniture, paint and décor, new linens, draperies, HD flat-screen TVs, and new woodworking, including interior doors and cabinets. New outdoor furniture graces the private lanai (balcony) of every guest room.

Experience an "Ah Haa" Moment — The Franz Klammer Telluride Lodge & Ah Haa School for the Arts Offer One-of-a-Kind Vacations

SOURCE: Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge TELLURIDE, CO–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  The Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge announced today that it is partnering with the Ah Haa School for the Arts to offer Telluride resort guests the opportunity to discover their inner artist and experience a one-of-a-kind vacation. Featuring luxurious accommodations at Fairmont’s Heritage Place Franz Klammer Telluride Lodge , plus hands-on workshops at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, these exciting “Escape Artist” vacation packages were created to serve as a soul-satisfying retreat where guests can hone their artistic skills and relax in luxury. Perfect for non-skiers and those who simply want a break from the slopes, this Telluride resort’s six distinctive “Escape Artist” packages are available from December 2010 through March 2011.

The Fairmont Dallas Named Green Hotel of the Year by Hotel Association of North Texas

DALLAS, TEXAS–(Marketwire – Oct. 26, 2010) – Attention: Business and Environmental Editors For the second year in a row, The Fairmont Dallas was recognized by the Hotel Association of North Texas, (HANTX) at the 2010 HOSPY awards as the Green Hotel of the Year for its persistent efforts to operate the luxury property with minimal impact on the environment.  Surrounded by the city’s industry leaders on Friday, October 22 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Jeff Floyd, Director of Engineering at The Fairmont Dallas, proudly accepted the award. Fittingly, Floyd leads the hotel’s green efforts and has been the catalyst for several of the property’s most recent eco-friendly projects, including one that pipes the water used to cool the hotel’s ice compressors back into the condensing water system, saving the hotel an estimated 4.6 million gallons of water a year

Beachfront Resort in Turks and Caicos Launches Winter Promotions

SOURCE: Leeward Resort Offers Include 50% Off Rates, Complimentary Rental Cars and Free Cell Phones PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  Leeward Resort, an affordable, luxury all-suite, beachfront resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands , today announced special deals for winter travel which include up to 50% off all rates and room types until December 15, 2010; 7th night free between December 16 to January 2, 2011; and free nights with a seven-night stay between January 3 and April 30, 2011. The special deals from Leeward Resort also include a free rental car and cell phone for all guests staying three nights or more.  “Our special deals are designed to entice people to visit our warm weather paradise and discover the luxury and tranquility of our beachfront resort in Turks and Caicos,” said Ms. Nicola Jordan, manager of Leeward Resort. “Our affordable, luxury Turks and Caicos accommodations are the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

Raffles Paris – Le Royal Monceau feiert seine Eröffnung in der „Stadt des Lichts“

SOURCE: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Eine dramatische Transformation des Raffles Paris gibt Weltenbummlern ein neues, kunstvolles Reiseziel SINGAPUR–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) – Raffles Paris – Le Royal Monceau ( ) hat nach einer zweijährigen Umgestaltung des bekannten französischen Designers Philippe Starck seine Pforten geöffnet. Mit einem Standort in unmittelbarer Nähe zu den Couture-Boutiquen und Luxus-Fachgeschäften auf der Champs Elysees und dem ikonischen Triumphbogen hat das Hotel bekannte Persönlichkeiten wie Walt Disney, Coco Chanel und Ernest Hemingway beherbergt.

Las Vegas Sands to Tap Into Huge Global Network via New Alliance With IHG

SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) – Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( NYSE : LVS ), the world’s leading developer of integrated resorts, announced today that it has reached an agreement with IHG that will see the company’s Venetian and Palazzo properties in Las Vegas become affiliated with IHG’s InterContinental brand.

Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite Celebrates Winter Season With Holiday Specials

SOURCE: Evergreen Lodge Mountain Resort Offers Innovative, Fun-Filled Activities for Christmas and New Year’s YOSEMITE, CA–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) –   Evergreen Lodge , a recently expanded Yosemite resort located on the western border of Yosemite National Park, announces it is offering special packages and holiday events for Christmas week and New Year’s . Families and couples looking to experience the winter majesty of Yosemite and get into the holiday spirit through a variety of traditional and creative Christmas and New Year’s activities will enjoy the celebrations at Evergreen Lodge. Christmas Week Holiday Packages The Evergreen celebrates Christmas with a blend of Old World lodge charms and festive innovations.

The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and the Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club Unveil First of Its Kind Partnership

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club ORLANDO, FL and DOWNERS GROVE, IL–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) –  Announced today, industry leading, equity based, luxury destination clubs, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club , have forged a new exchange opportunity for the benefit of their Members. This strategic alliance presents Members of both Clubs an expanding universe of extraordinary destinations only these two renowned companies can provide. This affiliation marks a first for the destination club industry through The Lion & Crown Travel Co., LLC, the exclusive external exchange company for The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.

Motel 6 at Your Fingertips

SOURCE: Accor North America New Mobile Web Site Provides Function and Simplicity for Mobile Users DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010) –  Motel 6 has unveiled its newly-designed mobile Web site, making it quick and simple for guests to find and book rooms at more than 1,000 locations in the United States and Canada using their mobile devices. Like , the mobile Web site is sleek, stylish, and enhanced throughout by a modern splash of color to reflect many of Motel 6’s “Phoenix” design elements. “We know our guests are often on-the-go and rely on their mobile devices to provide quick access to important information,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO for Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6

Brando Enterprises Becomes Founding Member of Tetiaroa Society

SOURCE: Brando Enterprises Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Research, Education and Preservation of the Famed Atoll Which Will Be Home to The Brando Eco-Resort BEVERLY HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – October 22, 2010) – Brando Enterprises has joined the Tetiaroa Society as a founding member, donating start-up funds for the non-profit organization committed to research, education and preservation of the late actor’s famed atoll which will be the site of The Brando eco-resort slated for completion late 2012. Located only 35 miles from Tahiti, Tetiaroa is an atoll consisting of 12-islands circled by a coral reef that was purchased by Marlon Brando in 1965

Get a Free Week’s Stay in the Caribbean From Island Club Townhouses in the Turks and Caicos Islands

SOURCE: Island Club Book Three Weeks at Island Club Townhouses in Turks and Caicos and Get the Fourth Week Free Between December 15, 2010 and April 20, 2011 PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS and CAICOS–(Marketwire – October 22, 2010) –   Island Club Townhouses in the Turks and Caicos Islands is offering a free week’s stay to customers who book a three week stay or longer at its property on the beautiful and world-famous Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands between December 15, 2010 and April 20, 2011. This offer is good over the Christmas holiday and includes all the costs for utilities.  “What better excuse do you need than a free week’s stay in order to come to the Caribbean this winter,” said Ms.

Eight Luxury Apartment Communities in Baltimore Make the Prestigious 2010 Luxe List

SOURCE: Luxe List Home Changing Attitudes Toward Home Ownership Have Created “Renters by Choice” Seeking Apartments With High-End Amenities BALTIMORE, MD–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) –  Luxe List Home is pleased to announce that eight Baltimore luxury apartment communities have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2010 Luxe List, the premier online residential resource dedicated to connecting luxury rental customers with the finest apartments in America’s best cities.

North America’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel to Open in New York City

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) –   Wyndham Hotel Group , part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies ( NYSE : WYN ), today announced it has signed an agreement to open its first TRYP by Wyndham property in North America: the 173-room TRYP New York City – Times Square South. The hotel, expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2011, is under construction in the heart of Manhattan at 345 West 35 th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

StrongMail to Present Social CRM Keynote at DMA Social Media Spotlight

SOURCE: StrongMail Strategies for Leveraging Social Media Data to Identify and Engage Best Customers and Increase Lifetime Value to Be Presented by Industry Thought Leader Ryan Deutsch REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwire – October 21, 2010) –   StrongMail , a leading provider of online marketing solutions for email and social media, today announced that it is presenting the keynote presentation at the upcoming DMA Social Media Spotlight entitled “Leveraging Social CRM to Ignite, Engage and Build Brand Advocacy.” Taking place on October 27 in New York City, the one-day event is a production of the DMA social media council and the Participatory Marketing Network (PMN).  The field of social CRM is emerging as a valuable discipline for identifying and engaging loyal customers, and direct marketers need to understand and apply the core principles today to fully leverage the opportunities it provides. In his keynote session, popular industry speaker and thought leader Ryan Deutsch will provide attendees with actionable strategies for leveraging social media activity data to accurately anticipate the needs of their best customers and increase their overall lifetime value.  Speaking Agenda at DMA Social Media Spotlight Keynote:  Leveraging Social CRM to Ignite, Engage and Build Brand Advocacy Time:  October 27, 2010 at 9:00am Speaker:  Ryan Deutsch, vice president of emerging media, ThreadMarketing, A StrongMail Company Event Link: Session Topics: How leading companies are evolving their brand with insight from their best customers Tactics for generating a more complete customer view Strategies for turning customers into brand advocates Acquiring consumer preferences from participatory marketing programs, conversations and stated preferences on social networks About StrongMail Systems, Inc

Tim Leiweke Discusses 2020 Vision of Downtown LA With TOWN HALL LA

SOURCE: TOWN HALL Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – October 20, 2010) –   Timothy J. Leiweke, President and Chief Executive Officer of AEG , will return to TOWN HALL Los Angeles to share his vision of sports, entertainment, development and tourism, and their role in revitalizing downtown’s economy, Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel . Leiweke has been one of the leading proponents of the redevelopment of downtown LA including the creation of LA LIVE.

A New Era of Luxury Begins at a Legendary London Hotel

SOURCE: The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel The Savoy Emerges From the Most Ambitious Hotel Restoration in History LONDON–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, reopened its doors on Sunday, October 10, 2010. One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing one of the most ambitious restorations in British history

Legendary Victoria Hotel Welcomes Artist in Residence — David Goatley, SFCA, CIPA

SOURCE: Fairmont Empress Creating Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments to Be Treasured Forever VICTORIA, BC–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – The Fairmont Empress is delighted to welcome international artist, David Goatley, to the legendary Victoria hotel’s inaugural Artist in Residence series, which begins November 5, 2010. Goatley, who is widely regarded as one of North America’s leading portrait painters, was born in London, England, and trained at London’s Camberwell School of Art before settling with his family in Victoria, BC, in 1992

New Marketing Communications and PR News Hub Launches iPad Ready Site

SOURCE: Veteran Publishing Duo Announces Launch of Free Mobile-Ready Content Hub for Marketing Communications News and Services at PRSA’s International Conference; Register on the Site to Enter iPad Raffle NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 19, 2010) – News Facts: is a mobile-ready online digital media content aggregator and publisher for content, services and news in PR, IR, marketing, corporate communications and advertising. It looks great on an iPad.

‘Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show’ Launches Its Show at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on October 25 at 7 P.M.

SOURCE: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) –   “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” has inked a new three-year deal with the famed Riviera Hotel & Casino at 7 p.m., which debuts Monday, October 25 . The show is also unveiling a new website today, . The Riviera is rich with Rat Pack history, as all its members headlined there over the years, and was also one of the casinos the Rat Pack “HIT” in the 1960 film “Ocean’s Eleven.” “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” will run six nights a week (Sundays are dark) in the prime 7 p.m.

Big Screen Entertainment Group to Release Mystery/Thriller "Rule of Three" on October 25, 2010 on DVD

SOURCE: Big Screen Entertainment Group BEVERLY HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) –  Big Screen Entertainment Group ( PINKSHEETS : BSEG ) will be releasing one of its new film acquisitions, the award winning thriller/horror film by Eric Shapiro, RULE OF THREE on DVD on October 25, 2010 across the U.S. just in time for Halloween. About “Rule of Three” A grieving father searches frantically for his missing daughter (award winning actress Rhoda Jordan). The film takes place in a sleazy motel room and weaves back and forth through multiple time periods, creating a riveting, tension-filled, sexual atmosphere that keeps the audience glued to the screen.  The fast-paced action, twists and turns garnered the film multiple awards at Shriek Fest and Fantasia Festivals

Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) Chicago Offers Haute Halloween Specials

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – October 15, 2010) – This month, Trump International Hotel & Tower ® Chicago is adding its signature touch to Chicago’s Halloween celebration with a variety of luxurious offers, designed to thrill and delight guests. From a distinctive overnight package and unique offers at The Spa at Trump ® to haunted cocktails and a festive sushi menu at Rebar — the property’s chic sushi and cocktail lounge — the downtown Chicago hotel invites Chicagoans and visitors alike to enjoy spirited specials this October. This year’s haute Halloween offerings at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago include: Room with a Boo Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago’s Room with a Boo package allows families to enjoy a thrilling bonding experience without leaving the property’s lush grounds.

Cassa Hotel and Residences Appoints The Bracha Group for Residential Sales and Marketing

SOURCE: Cassa Hotel & Residences Prudential Douglas Elliman to Sell Condominiums at Luxury Boutique Property in Midtown Manhattan NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) –   The Bracha Group of Prudential Douglas Elliman, takes the helm of sales and marketing for the luxury residential units at Cassa Hotel and Residences . The 48-story property is designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and CetraRuddy, and features 57 residences and 166 boutique hotel rooms. Cassa’s residents benefit from the location on 45th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, adjacent to Times Square, bright lights of the theatre district, world class shopping on Fifth and Madison, in close proximity to the finest galleries and museums in the world, and also within easy reach to all areas in Manhattan. The outstanding array of personalized services offered, afford residents an experience that is unparalleled for other properties in the vicinity. “Our buyers are looking to experience a vibrant Midtown location, and appreciate the accessibility to different areas of Manhattan. We offer a unique living scenario to owners that is unrivaled, as the additional services available to hotel guests are offered a la carte,” says Solly Assa, owner of Cassa Hotel and Residences , “The Bracha Group specializes in selling luxury properties, and recognizes the distinctive style and advantages of Cassa.” Ilan Bracha, President of Bracha Group brings a passion for design and architecture throughout the city. “We acknowledge the needs of the sophisticated clientele coming to Cassa, and their interest in having a prime location, quality in details, a high level of finish, and exceptional services offered at the property,” says Bracha. “We understand the need for luxury, style, and the significance of location.” The Bracha Group is experienced with conducting over 300 transactions a year in New York City

Wyndham Continues Expansion With Three New Luxury Hotels in China

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) –  Following the recent opening of two luxury hotels in the cities of Shanghai and Chengdu, Wyndham Hotel Group ( NYSE : WYN ), the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 7,200 hotels and 13 brands, today announced its continued expansion in China with management agreements for three new Wyndham Hotels and Resorts ® properties in Boao, located in south China’s Hainan Island province. The properties include the 300-room Wyndham Grand Boao Resort and Spa, to be part of the brand’s prestigious Wyndham Grand Collection; the 106-room Wyndham Boao Resort; and the 350-room Wyndham Boao Resort and Conference Center.

The Lodge at Woodloch to Host Marianne Williamson’s First Public Event for "A Course in Weight Loss"

SOURCE: The Lodge at Woodloch The Lodge at Woodloch, Destination Spa Resort Receives AAA Four Diamond Award, Announces November as “Give Back Month” HAWLEY, PA–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) –  NY Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson will hold her first public speaking event for her newest release, “A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever,” on November 6 th , 2010 at The Lodge at Woodloch, luxury spa resort . Tickets to the lecture are $50 per person; space is limited to 500 seats.

Haven Holiday Parks Provide the Perfect Backdrop for Autumn Walks

HEMEL, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Oct. 13, 2010) – It’s easy to see why families love Haven Holidays.  Facilities on the parks include huge heated leisure pools with flumes and slides, multi-sports courts, climbing walls, adventure play areas, sports coaching, kid’s clubs and a lively programme daytime and evening entertainment. But what happens when the children are at school

33 mineros chilenos, 33 unidades modulares de ATCO en la misión de rescate

SOURCE: ATCO Ltd.; ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. ATCO presta apoyo a la misión de rescate en la mina de Chile MINA SAN JOSÉ, CHILE–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) – En respuesta a la increíble misión de rescate en la mina de Chile, donde hay 33 mineros atrapados bajo tierra, ATCO Structures & Logistics anunció hoy que ha proporcionado 33 unidades modulares que se utilizarán en el sitio del rescate.

City of Louisville, KY, Takes Another ‘Green’ Step Forward With Adoption of ‘Paperless’ Trade Show at Expo Center in 2011

SOURCE: Viridistor LLC LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) –   Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson visited the International BoatBuilders Exposition & Conference (IBEX) here recently to see a demonstration of a new ” paperless” trade show system that has the potential to significantly reduce or eliminate the distribution of paper-based marketing materials at trade shows held at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) starting in 2011. This new system — the Green Box ™ solution from Tustin, California-based Viridistor LLC — offers the city and the expo center the first viable way to dramatically reduce the volume of trash generated at trade shows and conferences. The system will be used at future IBEX shows held in Louisville, as well as other events at the KEC, to provide all-electronic distribution of corporate marketing materials in exhibitor booths as well as for handout of presentation materials at conference educational sessions

Best-in-Class Email Marketing Strategies Showcased in Live StrongMail Webinar

SOURCE: StrongMail Industry Expert Kara Trivunovic to Present Latest Trends, Tools and Techniques for Boosting Subscriber Engagement and Revenue REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) –   StrongMail , a leading provider of online marketing solutions for email and social media, today announced an upcoming webinar for Fortune 2000 email marketers titled ” Redefining Best in Class Email Marketing .” This free webinar is being held on Thursday, October 21, 2010, and will feature actionable strategies and case studies from industry expert Kara Trivunovic.  The email landscape is rapidly evolving, and enterprises must consider the latest innovations when planning their email marketing programs for 2011.

Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated Commences $1 Billion Offering

SOURCE: Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 11, 2010) –  Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (“CWI”) announced today that its registration statement has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and that it has commenced a capital raise of up to $1 billion. CWI intends to use the proceeds from its offering primarily to act as a capital provider to the lodging industry by acquiring a diversified portfolio of lodging and lodging related properties

Oakwood Temporary Housing Provides a Quality Home Away From Home

SOURCE: Oakwood Temporary Housing A Better Value for All Your Traveling Needs LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) –  Are you one of the many people looking for ways to save money on upcoming travel plans while not sacrificing quality or comfort? Whether travelling for leisure or for the holidays, we all want a great place to stay without spending a fortune

Dining on the River Walk in San Antonio Sizzles at Sazo’s Latin Grill

SOURCE: Marriott Weekday Lunch Special Offers All-You-Can-Eat Taqueria Buffet SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) –  The relaxing, yet invigorating atmosphere of San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk makes it a perfect destination any time of year offering magnificent River Walk hotels , exceptional shopping opportunities and fabulous options for delicious San Antonio dining. Downtown restaurants are plentiful and Mexican flavors abound, but one River Walk restaurant takes its Latin menu beyond authentic to offer guests a truly unique dining experience and a lunch special that is unrivaled

Suzhou Hotel’s Hot Spring Package Steams Up Winter Travel

SOURCE: Marriott Relaxing Natural Mineral Waters Perfect for Unique Winter Escape SUZHOU, CHINA–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) – Escape the wrath of winter and indulge in an exciting journey to Suzhou China where attractions, such as the Yangshan Hot Springs, offer a warm and inviting adventure and a fabulous alternative for winter travel. Located at the foot of Yangshan Mountain, this geological wonder has been open to the public for less than a year and is drawing Chinese and international visitors to Suzhou for a soothing, medicinal dip in the naturally hot mineral waters. This natural wonder is the spark behind the Suzhou Marriot Hotel’s “Hot Spring Package” which invites visitors to live their passion and experience the amazing beauty and therapeutic awe of these hot springs pools

Oklahoma City Luxury Hotel Appoints New Food & Beverage Director

SOURCE: Marriott OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) –  The Oklahoma City Marriott on Northwest Expressway announces a new Food & Beverage Director, Mr. Kenny Payne. An 18-year hospitality industry veteran, Kenny comes to the Oklahoma City, Ok hotel business with extensive food, beverage, and operations service experience.

Boston Marriott Burlington Offers Stylish New Guest Rooms

SOURCE: Marriott Boston Area Hotel Renovates All Guest Rooms, Suites, and Concierge Lounge BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) –  The Boston Marriott Burlington hotel has completed a renovation of all 415 guest rooms, 4 guest suites, and the Concierge Lounge, it was announced recently. The Boston area hotel’s stylish new guest rooms combine a sophisticated color palette of reds, golds and taupes. Sleek furnishings feature rich mahogany wood tones, touches of soft leather upholstery, and comfortable reading chairs and / or seating groups. Lighting fixtures have been carefully chosen to provide ample ambient and task lighting options. A newly acquired collection of art photography highlights architectural detail of Boston, Bedford and Lexington, MA area landmarks. Guest bathrooms also sport a fresh look, with chic lighting and artwork, and new wall coverings and linens. All guest rooms and suites feature the Revive Bedding® package, wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, and spa-like bathroom amenities.  The Bedford, MA hotel’s concierge lounge has been relocated to the eighth floor. The new, 900-square-foot space provides sweeping views of the Boston skyline and a contemporary décor. Here, the hotel’s most frequent guests may enjoy a healthy breakfast, cocktails with appetizers at sunset, or a decadent dessert buffet. “Guest comments about our renovation have been extremely positive,” said Boston Marriott General Manager Jeff Miller. “They love the look and feel of our new rooms and lounge. Our guest satisfaction scores for ‘product quality’ are now among the highest in the company.” The Boston Marriott Burlington hotel is just steps from the Burlington Mall and a short drive to Hanscom Air Force Base, the Lahey Clinic, as well as Bedford, Woburn and Lexington, Massachusetts. Meeting planners enjoy professional event planning, 13,000 square-feet of meeting space, including the 9,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom and 18 small and mid-sized meeting rooms, making the hotel one of the premier Bedford MA business hotels . The hotel offers two pools (indoor and seasonal outdoor), jacuzzi and full health club facilities. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options. At Summer Winter restaurant, James Beard Award Winning Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier share their passion for seasonal and sustainable eating, and an on-premise, four-season greenhouse inspires the menu at the Burlington, Mass restaurant. Diners may also choose Fitzwilliams Irish Pub, room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or Starbucks for a coffee and a snack or sandwich. For information, please call 781-229-6565 or visit .

Melco China Provides Update on Convertible Bond Financing

BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwire – Oct. 6, 2010) – Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (TSX VENTURE:MCG) (“MCR” or the “Company”), which is to be renamed as Mountain China Resorts (Holding) Limited subject to finalization by the TSXV, wishes to announce that it will not proceed with the previously announced convertible bond financing with Century Zone Limited or any other investors, including any existing shareholders of the Company. As described in the press release on September 1, 2010, the terms of the convertible bond financing included a proposed conversion price of $0.12.

Sun Worship by Day, Stargaze by Night on The Betsy Hotel Rooftop

SOURCE: The Betsy-South Beach The Deck Now Open for Private Events at South Beach Luxury Boutique Hotel on Ocean Drive MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –  Daydream while in your lounge chair, and gaze into the azure hues of the Atlantic while watching ships pass in view on the horizon. Actually, while atop The Betsy hotel in South Beach, it doesn’t take much to imagine you’re on a ship’s deck at sea. The Deck at The Betsy, with its retractable sails and other inventive nautical elements, creates a distinctive impression. An expansive space accessorized with natural wood elements, comfortable chaises, and cozy lounge and seating areas fit for small groups, The Deck is ideal for hotel guests seeking solitude on Ocean Drive, or a perfect setting for private events, small or large. At daybreak, head up to The Deck and find a serenity to practice your yoga. As the day moves on, you may tuck into a shaded corner with the New York Times or a book from your Betsy Room Library. Alternatively you may choose to worship the sun, adding a personalized touch to the hotel’s luxury amenities with attendants delivering chilled face towels and cooling cucumber rounds to protect your eyes from the sun. Hotel guests can enjoy light and refreshing cocktails: gently muddled with guava or passion fruit, sweet nectars and flavored vodkas, all come together to add a distinct high note to the delicious beverages, topped off with locally grown herb garnishes. By dusk, discerning visitors can sit back, relax and watch South Beach neon emerge from a private perch above the fray. The Deck is a perfect place to kick off the night with a casually refined ambience transitioning at nightfall into a starry lounge-like setting

The Savoy Reopens and a New Era of Luxury Begins

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 6, 2010) – The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, will reopen its doors on Sunday, October 10, 2010. One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing one of the most ambitious restorations in British history. The hotel closed in December 2007 for a restoration program that encompasses the entire building from the iconic entrance and the American Bar to Savoy Grill and the 268 guestrooms and suites.

Complimentary Tickets Offer a Slam Dunk for HOJO and the Globetrotters

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) – To celebrate its renewed sponsorship of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2011 North American Tour, the Howard Johnson® hotel brand, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands ( NYSE : WYN ), is offering guests complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters show of their choice. Available through April 1 st , while supplies last, residents of the U.S. and Canada who book a stay for two or more consecutive nights through or 1-800-I-GO-HOJO (1-800-446-4656) using the rate code SFA will receive vouchers redeemable for two complimentary tickets to the show of their choice

Haven’s Got Talent-So Come Cheer on the Finalists This October Half Term!

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Oct. 6, 2010) – Haven Holidays are inviting holidaymakers to spend half term with some top talent at Haven’s Primrose Valley holiday park on the North Coast of Yorkshire. It promises to be one not to be missed as a spectacular talent show finale takes place with finalists from talent contests at ten of Haven’s holiday parks throughout the season.

The Best Meetings of the East Happen at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park

SOURCE: Marriott DC’s Largest Hotel Wins Award as Fan-Favorite Meeting and Conference Facility WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  As the capital’s largest hotel, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park has more than 195,000 square feet of flexible Washington, DC event space for large groups, conventions and tradeshows. And now it’s got something quite a bit smaller to go along with that space: a plaque recognizing the property as one of Meetings East magazine’s “Best of the East” award winners! Subscribers voted on their favorite meeting sites in the eastern U.S., and named the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel as one of its winners! Perfect for social galas, conventions, political and corporate events and more, each ballroom at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park bests other event venues in Washington, DC with elegantly appointed, unobstructed event space with up to 30-foot ceilings and expansive foyer space. The hotel recently renovated its 95,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space, allowing associations and corporate customers alike even more of the flexibility they desire.

Courtyard in Stockton, CA, Hotel Accommodations Get a Bright and Flavorful Renovation

SOURCE: Marriott New Hotel Lobby Welcomes Guests With Bright, Contemporary Atmosphere STOCKTON, CA–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  A bright and contemporary new lobby will welcome guests at the Courtyard hotel near downtown Stockton, CA , featuring the Courtyard by Marriott’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road. “From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what travelers want from a hotel,” said Janis Milham, vice president, Global Brand Manager, Courtyard by Marriott. “Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. We redefined the Courtyard lobby so it invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize, or for entertainment, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.” The open atmosphere and vivid contrasting colors of the new Courtyard hotel lobby will draw guests from their hotel suites in Stockton , offering a relaxing social environment. Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area. Guests can connect to free Wi-Fi and there are ample electrical outlets throughout the lobby to power digital devices. The enlarged business library features several complimentary computer terminals along with a free printer and separate computer stations dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

Golf in Stuart, Florida Goes Pink

SOURCE: Marriott Charity Golf Scramble Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer STUART, FL–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  The greens will be pink with envy as golfers from across Florida show their support for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina’s 4th Annual Charity Tropical Golf Scramble. With a tropical theme and participants urged to “show their pink,” golf in Stuart, Florida will be fun and colorful on Thursday, Oct. 21 as the Marriott’s Hutchinson Island Beach Resort and Marina joins forces with the American Cancer Society to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer

Making Life’s Biggest Moment Memorable With Kauai’s Best Wedding Planner

SOURCE: Marriott Kauai Marriott Resort’s Event Manager Silvia Gama Honored by Local Publication’s People Choice Awards for 2010 LIHUE, HAWAII–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  Perfect for the ultimate Hawaiian wedding dream — not only does the revitalized Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach have amazing oceanfront and tropical garden settings for the ideal destination ceremony, but the beachfront resort is also home to the island’s best wedding planner.

Discover Washington, DC in Style

SOURCE: Marriott Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel Launches Retail Therapy Shopping Passport WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  Just in time for the Fall/Winter fashion season, the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel announces the launch of the Retail Therapy Shopping Passport and Style Guide in Washington, DC. By partnering with an eclectic group of independently owned boutiques and spas, the Dupont Circle Hotel’s Retail Therapy Passport offers a fresh look at the city by highlighting interesting pairings of local experiences and style suggestions.

Florence Named in Nation’s Best Small Towns

SOURCE: Marriott Huffington Post Names Florence One of the Best Small Towns in the Nation FLORENCE, AL–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  It doesn’t get much better than the artistic culture and musical heritage of Florence, Ala., according to The Huffington Post. In an article titled “11 Great Small American Towns,” the web-based publication included Florence citing attractions such as the W.C. Handy Music Festival and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House.

Chicago Boutique Hotel Features Adventure and Culture for Families

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Package Perfect for Weekend Getaway to ‘Windy City’ CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  Create an exciting weekend getaway to the “Windy City” where family adventures, fun and relaxation await those seeking an escape from the ordinary. Pack up for the weekend and drive away from the drudgery of ordinary routine for a weekend of family events, shopping or just plain relaxation with Chicago family vacation packages that include accommodations at a chic  Chicago boutique hotel designed to provide the ultimate guest experience

RCI(R) TV Goes Multi-Lingual, Launches Spanish Language Channel

SOURCE: RCI Vacation Planning Is Fun and Easy in Any Language PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –  Just a few months after celebrating 1 million views on its revolutionary and entertaining web-based television network, RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands ( NYSE : WYN ), today announced that RCI TV is now available in Spanish. RCI TV, which offers entertaining and educational high-definition videos narrated by the “RCI Guy” on , now features Spanish subtitles and offers more than 60 videos in Spanish, with more being added on an ongoing basis.

Q3 2010 Email Breakthrough Report From StrongMail and ThreadMarketing Offers Proven Advice for Increasing Engagement

SOURCE: StrongMail Equifax, Fandango, FranklinCovey, IHG and The Limited Recognized for Relevant Use of Movement, Cross-Message Cohesion and Referral Marketing REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) –   StrongMail , a leading provider of online marketing solutions for email and social media, and ThreadMarketing , a StrongMail Company and full-service email and social CRM agency, today announced the Q3 2010 edition of its co-produced Email Breakthrough Report series, featuring detailed analysis of best-in-class email marketing campaigns across five industry verticals.  Featuring expert critique and a visual analysis of each winning template, the Email Breakthrough Report Q310 is a valuable resource that provides email marketers with a tangible benchmark for evaluating and optimizing their own campaigns. The “Top 5 Trends to Watch” featured in this latest report provide critical insight for generating the highest ROI from an organization’s email marketing campaigns, including the effective application of movement in email, cohesion across multiple messages and the use of referral marketing to expand reach.

The Boston Celtics Team Up With SCVNGR to Create Interactive Game

SOURCE: SCVNGR SCVNGR and the Celtics Launch Pre-Season Trek in Boston; Game’s Rewards Include 2010-11 Season Tickets BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) – The Boston Celtics and SCVNGR announced today the creation of a new interactive location-based game, The Boston Celtics Trek. The special trek will reward fans who complete challenges at locations around Boston with points. Points will be accumulated and the fan with the most points will win season tickets for the 2010-11 season. Other prizes include a group suite night at TD Garden, free merchandise at Modell’s Sporting Goods, and other Celtics-themed prizes. The Celtics are the first NBA franchise to partner with SCVNGR to create a team-themed game. “Celtics fans are following the team in large numbers on so many different platforms and this new trek with SCVNGR allows our fans to interact with the team in a whole new manner,” Boston Celtics CMO Shawn Sullivan said. “The Boston Celtics Trek will allow fans to earn exciting prizes and show their Celtics Pride in a fun and engaging way.” The Boston Celtics Trek will run from October 4 through October 22, 2010. The trek takes place at dozens of locations in Boston, from Logan Airport to Modell’s stores to the famous Red Auerbach statue.

40 Million Media Impressions to Launch Party Planning Book Today

SOURCE: Yorkshire Publishing Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News, Good Housekeeping Magazine and More Are Covering Revolutionary Party Planning Concepts in New Book Launching Today Everywhere Books Are Sold NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  The founders of party planning blog, , are releasing their new book, Plan to Party, today, from Yorkshire Publishing, everywhere books are sold. Review copies, articles, and interviews available upon request. Finally, a book puts the power of practical, tried and true, advice and practices in the palm of the reader’s hand in the form of a Plan to Party . This step-by-step approach to entertaining removes the mystique and fear by boiling down the fundamentals of entertaining into a straightforward, easy-to-execute plan, empowering the reader to host a party that will stand out from the pack this Holiday season

New Food & Wine Experience to Showcase Alabama’s Cuisine and Black Belt Region

SOURCE: Marriott New Partnership Launched to Lure Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts to Alabama MONTGOMERY, AL–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Through a partnership with the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center, Mayor Todd Strange and Alabama Black Belt Adventures announced the first in a series of Food and Wine Experiences to be held in Montgomery.

JW Marriott Tucson Announces 1st Annual BBQ Classic

SOURCE: Marriott Tucson Resort to Host Weekend Full of Family-Friendly Activities, Music and Smokin’ Barbeque! Proceeds to Benefit the Special Olympics TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa has announced the first annual Starr Pass Barbeque Classic taking place October 29-30, 2010.

The Kingfish Nationals Have Fort Pierce, Florida Hotels Hooked

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Beach Resort, Marina Offers Tournament Group Rate STUART, FL–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Fishermen heading to South Florida for the Southern Kingfish Association’s 2010 National Championship Fishing Tournament will find the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina hooked on the festivities and welcoming fishermen to this prestigious fishing championship. This hotel on Treasure coast welcomes fishermen to the event with special group rates, boat slips and a nearby boat ramp. The fishing grounds are located in the St

Hotel Near San Jose Puts Weekend Getaways Within Reach

SOURCE: Marriott Book Now for Exceptional Discounts on Fall Travel Accommodations CAMPBELL, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Fall is in the air and the savings are great for creating fun weekend getaways but you have to act fast to lock in the rates at a hotel near downtown Campbell where weekend rates have been slashed a full 25 percent. Just in time for the Oktoberfest Festival and a long litany of fun fall and holiday events now through the end of the year, the Courtyard San Jose Campbell hotel is welcoming weekend visitors with reduced rates if they act early and book by Oct.

Kick Back, Relax and Be Entertained With Lansing, Michigan Lodging Near the Film Festival

SOURCE: Marriott EAST LANSING, MI–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Step out for some fun and excitement and enjoy the festivities of the 13 th Annual East Lansing Film Festival along with upscale Lansing, Michigan lodging for an adventure that is sure to allow for an escape from the everyday routine. The 2010 festival events are set for Oct. 20-28 on the campus of Michigan State University

Wake Up! Cabo: John Legend and The Roots Hit the Beach at Capella Pedregal for an Intimate Concert Under the Stars, December 11

SOURCE: Capella Pedregal Exclusive Packages Available to Capella Guests Beginning October 1; Concert to Benefit The Capella Foundation of Charities CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) – On December 11, 2010, Capella Pedregal’s grounds will be transformed into a distinctive music venue, as Grammy Award-winning artists John Legend and The Roots bring their powerhouse sounds to this intimate, oceanside setting. The exclusive concert will feature selections from Mr

‘Love Is in the Air’ at Jacksonville Landing Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Take Time for Each Other With Special Romance Package JACKSONVILLE, FL–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  “Love is in the Air” for a romantic getaway at one of the premier  hotels near Jacksonville Landing where couples can take the time to relax and enjoy each other with fun weekend getaway  hotel deals. Jacksonville, FL is a great destination and the Jacksonville Marriott has the perfect romance package.

Edmonton Marriott Offers Great Rates for West Edmonton Mall Shopping Packages

SOURCE: Marriott EDMONTON, AB–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Gearing up for the busy Christmas shopping season, the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort is offering great advanced purchase and West Edmonton Mall shopping package rates. This West Edmonton hotel is located only six minutes from the famous shopping mecca and offers complimentary parking as well as a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to West Edmonton Mall every 30 minutes. The resort is offering a special low advanced purchase rate starting at only $129 CAD from October 6 to January 9, 2011 for convenient Edmonton accommodations . In addition, the resort’s popular shopping packages start at only $209 CAD and include a $50 West Edmonton Mall gift card for each night stayed.  West Edmonton Mall is one of North America’s premier shopping and destinations. As North America’s largest shopping and entertainment centre, the mall features over 800 stores and services, over 100 eating establishments and nine exciting parks and attractions. Canada’s first ever Victoria’s Secret recently opened at West Edmonton Mall and features Canadian-specific merchandise. Only six minutes from the West Edmonton Mall, the Edmonton Marriott offers luxurious guestrooms, allowing guests to relax and recharge after a busy day shopping. The resort features a variety of convenient amenities including three restaurants, a centre bar and Starbucks café. Guests will also enjoy the onsite casino, NHL-sized hockey rinks, heated indoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre

Hong Kong Airport Hotel Invites Guests to ‘Stay and Play’

SOURCE: Marriott Airport Golf Course Offers Unique and Challenging Golf Opportunities HONG KONG–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Golf enthusiasts won’t want to overlook the opportunity for fabulous ‘Stay and Play’ fun with a promotion offered by the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel that combines relaxing amenities with a challenging round of golf on one of the city’s most popular courses. A distinctive standout among Hong Kong 5 star hotels , guests will enjoy a long list of inclusive amenities and opulent accommodations when booking their Hong Kong visit and utilizing the ‘Stay and Play’ Golf package at the SkyCity Marriott. In addition to one night of deluxe accommodations, this unique package provides guests with complimentary transfer to and from Hong Kong International Airport/MTR Tung Chung Station, one 9-hole round of daytime golf for one at Nine Eagles Executive Golf Course, choice of a 60-minute Foot Reflex Massage or Foot Ritual at the hotel’s remarkable Quan Spa, two complimentary Airport Express Line (AEL) train tickets and complimentary use of the hotel’s onsite 27-meter indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna and 24-hour gymnasium.

Bring SpongeBob Along on Your Indianapolis Weekend Getaway

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Nick Your Stay’ for Fun Family Travel INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Kids are welcome to bring along their popular Nickelodeon friends while staying at the Indianapolis Marriott North hotel where the “Nickelodeon Your Stay” package allows children to enjoy their favorite friends while traveling with family for weekend getaways in Indianapolis . Whether traveling into the city for race day fun or a trip to the popular Conner Prairie, the excitement of Indianapolis and family travel will be more fun for everyone with this Northside Indianapolis hotel’s “Nickelodeon Your Stay” package which entertains kids with their favorite Nickelodeon characters.

Bring SpongeBob Along on Your Indianapolis Weekend Getaway

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Nick Your Stay’ for Fun Family Travel INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Kids are welcome to bring along their popular Nickelodeon friends while staying at the Indianapolis Marriott North hotel where the “Nickelodeon Your Stay” package allows children to enjoy their favorite friends while traveling with family for weekend getaways in Indianapolis . Whether traveling into the city for race day fun or a trip to the popular Conner Prairie, the excitement of Indianapolis and family travel will be more fun for everyone with this Northside Indianapolis hotel’s “Nickelodeon Your Stay” package which entertains kids with their favorite Nickelodeon characters.

Get Ready to Rock Out With Mobile Hotel Rooms Near the BayFest Music Festival

SOURCE: Marriott Mobile Airport Hotels Welcome Music Lovers to Annual Event MOBILE, AL–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Everything from hard rock to traditional country, bluegrass and blues will be in the air Oct. 1-3 as BayFest performers take to the stages for the sounds of BayFest 2010. Mobile Airport hotels are welcoming music lovers to this year’s festival that, with nine stages and 125 live performances, is expected to draw more than 200,000 guests to Mobile, AL

Receive Star Treatment With Denver Weekend Getaways

SOURCE: Marriott Denver Cherry Creek Hotel Creates Package for Movie Buffs DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  It’s lights, camera action at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Denver Cherry Creek. For a limited time, people can go on a Denver weekend getaway and experience the star treatment when they book the Hollywood Boulevard package at this hotel.

Receive Star Treatment With Denver Weekend Getaways

SOURCE: Marriott Denver Cherry Creek Hotel Creates Package for Movie Buffs DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  It’s lights, camera action at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Denver Cherry Creek. For a limited time, people can go on a Denver weekend getaway and experience the star treatment when they book the Hollywood Boulevard package at this hotel. This package is perfect for movie buffs, as well as those who just want to escape for a couple of hours when they’re on vacation.

Seven Books Exploring the Century in the Americas to Be Unveiled at "the Bicentennial Opportunity" International Seminar by the Grupo…

SOURCE: Grupo Vidanta Speakers Include a Who’s Who List of Dignitaries and Former Presidents of the Americas at the October 14th Event in Mexico City MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  The Grupo Vidanta Foundation announces its third international seminar titled “the Bicentennial Opportunity” to be held on October 14 th , 2010 at the Industrial Club in Mexico City.

Seven Books Exploring the Century in the Americas to Be Unveiled at "the Bicentennial Opportunity" International Seminar by the Grupo…

SOURCE: Grupo Vidanta Speakers Include a Who’s Who List of Dignitaries and Former Presidents of the Americas at the October 14th Event in Mexico City MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  The Grupo Vidanta Foundation announces its third international seminar titled “the Bicentennial Opportunity” to be held on October 14 th , 2010 at the Industrial Club in Mexico City. The seminar is being held in conjunction with the Carolina Foundation of Spain, the Democracia y Desarrollo Foundation of Chile, the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) and the magazine Nexos. This year’s international seminar presents seven books that make an evaluation of the history of Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico during the last century as well as an analysis of the dilemmas and opportunities of our time

Winners of the Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize From Colombia, Chile and Guatemala to Receive Awards for Their Contributions in the Fight Against…

SOURCE: Grupo Vidanta Institutions From the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica Also to Be Honored at October 14 Event in Mexico City to Be Attended by Several Current and Former Dignitaries and Distinguished Members From the Americas MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  The ceremony of the Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize: “Contributions to the Reduction of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held on October 14, 2010 in the Auditorium of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. In addition to the Grupo Vidanta Foundation, also jointly involved are the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB). The Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize: “Contributions to the Reduction of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean” aims to provide recognition and support for outstanding projects carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality while fighting discrimination.

Winners of the Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize From Colombia, Chile and Guatemala to Receive Awards for Their Contributions in the Fight Against…

SOURCE: Grupo Vidanta Institutions From the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica Also to Be Honored at October 14 Event in Mexico City to Be Attended by Several Current and Former Dignitaries and Distinguished Members From the Americas MEXICO CITY–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  The ceremony of the Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize: “Contributions to the Reduction of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held on October 14, 2010 in the Auditorium of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. In addition to the Grupo Vidanta Foundation, also jointly involved are the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB). The Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize: “Contributions to the Reduction of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean” aims to provide recognition and support for outstanding projects carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality while fighting discrimination.

Holiday Packages to Bangkok Made More Accessible by Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Summer Package Offers Discounted Rates to Bangkok Travelers BANGKOK, THAILAND–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Break away from the ordinary and enjoy the cultural phenomenon of Bangkok, Thailand — recently voted Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2010 “World’s Best City” — for a spectacular vacation event or weekend getaway. With fabulous savings offered by one of the finest hotels in Bangkok travelers will enjoy world-class accommodations in the “World’s Best City” for an exciting reprieve from conventional vacation routines. Towering high above one of Bangkok’s most exciting entertainment and shopping districts, the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel is one of the premier hotels near Siam Square

Holiday Packages to Bangkok Made More Accessible by Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Summer Package Offers Discounted Rates to Bangkok Travelers BANGKOK, THAILAND–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Break away from the ordinary and enjoy the cultural phenomenon of Bangkok, Thailand — recently voted Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2010 “World’s Best City” — for a spectacular vacation event or weekend getaway. With fabulous savings offered by one of the finest hotels in Bangkok travelers will enjoy world-class accommodations in the “World’s Best City” for an exciting reprieve from conventional vacation routines. Towering high above one of Bangkok’s most exciting entertainment and shopping districts, the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel is one of the premier hotels near Siam Square.

Tivus, Inc. Submits Reduction of Authorized Common Stock

SOURCE: Tivus, Inc. OMAHA, NE–(Marketwire – September 30, 2010) –  Tivus, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : TIVU ), a provider of turnkey media entertainment technology to the hotel and hospitality industry, today announced it has submitted to the Secretary of State an amendment to its Corporate Charter to reduce Tivus’ authorized share count from 2,000,000,000 shares to 300,000,000 shares

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Goes Geo-Loco With SCVNGR Trek and Prizes

SOURCE: SCVNGR The Bay Citizen ‘Bluegrass Trek’ Open to Tenth Annual Music Festival’s Hundreds of Thousands of Attendees SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Today, The Bay Citizen and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announced the launch of the “The Bay Citizen Bluegrass” trek on SCVNGR during the upcoming Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival from October 1 st through 3 rd . SCVNGR, the mobile social game, encourages festival goers to earn points by completing quick challenges like answering trivia questions, snapping pics, and checking in at different festival locations throughout Golden Gate Park to earn points and share with friends on Facebook, Twitter and SCVNGR

The Best of Paradise at Raffles Praslin Seychelles

SOURCE: Raffles Hotel Raffles Praslin Seychelles Opens for Reservations Today SINGAPORE–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) –   On course for an opening in January 2011, Raffles Praslin Seychelles will be offering a host of relaxing and exciting recreational pursuits, from water sports to island-hopping getaways to golf, to showcase the best of the new resort and the island of Praslin. The 30-hectare Raffles Praslin is situated on the beautiful Northeastern tip of Praslin

Five Green Key Awarded to Iconic Victoria Hotel

SOURCE: Fairmont Empress Historical Resort Meets Eco-Chic VICTORIA, BC–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  The Hotel Association of Canada has awarded The Fairmont Empress the prestigious 5 Green Key award through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. Recognized as the fourth Fairmont property to achieve this prestigious ranking, The Fairmont Empress becomes the only Victoria, BC, hotel to achieve this honour.

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Christmas… in November

SOURCE: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel Unveils a New Look for Christmas in November 2010 JASPER, AB–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  For more than 20 years, Christmas in November at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel has signified the beginning of the holiday season. This year, the event has a theme of “Refresh.” New program offerings and some of Canada’s finest chefs, wine experts, health and wellness coaches and decorating personalities will share their secrets for creating a memorable holiday.

Enterprise Events Group Named to "50 Top Event Companies" List by Special Events Magazine

SOURCE: Enterprise Events Group SAN RAFAEL, CA–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) – Northern California-based Enterprise Events Group was named to the Special Event Magazines’ 50 Top Event Companies this month. This influential directory provides the most high-ranking event firms covering primarily the corporate, political, and sports market industries and is heavily based on total gross revenues. Now in its ninth year, the Top 50 list is compiled by Penton Media, the leading information source for the $40 billion corporate meetings and events industry and is known to be a key resource for any event or meeting professional.

Enterprise Events Group Named to Fourth Annual "CMI 25" List by Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine

SOURCE: Enterprise Events Group SAN RAFAEL, CA–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Northern California-based Enterprise Events Group was named to the CMI Top 25 and is the only West Coast company on the list. The 2010 “CMI 25” list is an exclusive directory of the largest and most high-ranking full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the corporate market.

Downtown San Antonio Hotel Encourages Travelers to Kick Off Holiday Season at River Parade

SOURCE: Marriott Create a Family Vacation or Long Weekend Getaway in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Anyone looking for some fun San Antonio holiday vacation events will find the 2010 Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony a great way to create a fun-filled vacation or weekend getaway while sharing in the magic of the holiday season along the San Antonio River and its romantic River Walk.

Suzhou Hotel Offers Travelers Sweet Suites

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Package Packed With Amenities Perfect for Family Suzhou Vacation SUZHOU, CHINA–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Relax and experience the journey of an exciting China family vacation with a “suite” deal offered by one of the most distinctive deluxe hotels in Suzhou .

Durham Hotel’s Stylish Decor, Superb Accommodations Provide Picture-Perfect Weddings

SOURCE: Marriott Certified Marriott Wedding Planners Make Dream Weddings Come True DURHAM, NC–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Eager photographers, a gorgeous Raleigh Durham wedding location and the need to create fabulous bridal portraits combined for fascinating results recently as the Marriott at Research Triangle Park opened its sophisticated Raleigh Durham, NC hotel’s facilities for a bridal portrait photo competition. The hotel, a popular Raleigh Durham wedding reception location, joined forces with the local sponsoring organization and the Wedding Photographic Society to allow budding photographers the opportunity to create iconic photography in an uncontrolled environment.

South Beach Marriott Hotel Perfect for Romantic Miami Beach Weddings

SOURCE: Marriott Wedding Packages Make Beach Wedding Dreams Come True MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Crisp ocean air, sparkling blue waters and pristine beaches create the perfect atmosphere for a dream beachfront wedding, and with fantastic Beach Wedding Packages at the South Beach Marriott hotel, magnificent beach weddings in Miami, Florida can easily make dreams come true and provide couples with a romantic wedding and memories to last a lifetime. South Beach hotel packages come in all sizes and are designed to make planning the perfect wedding easy so couples have more time for family, friends and most importantly — each other.

Amelia Island Blitzes Florida-Georgia Football Weekend With Contest, Events, Deals for Fans

SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB AMELIA ISLAND, FL–(Marketwire – September 27, 2010) – The annual clash between the football powerhouses of the University of Florida Gators and University of Georgia Bulldogs is known for its exciting play and devoted fans. This year, Gator fans and Bulldog fans alike are invited to enter to win a trip to Amelia Island for the popular football game weekend. Located just 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville and EverBank Field, Amelia Island, FL is offering a four-day, three-night stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort for one lucky fan. Visit to enter the contest.  Also during the Florida-Georgia football weekend , Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will be home to a variety of events. On Friday, October 29, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will host the Gator/Dawg Boardwalk Bash with live entertainment and $1 beer, followed by the Frat Bash Dance and Party with The Swingin’ Medallions, the “Party Band of the South.” On Saturday, the resort is offering a special Georgia/Florida Kids Camp for its guests, allowing parents to leave their children in Kids Camp while they attend the big game. Seven Amelia Island hotels and inns are offering special deals or added-value for this much-anticipated college football rivalry, but encourage visitors to make hotel reservations soon. Deals include third or fourth night free, up to 25 percent discount on room rates, and a special tailgate party for guests.

Kiwi Collection Wins 2010 Outstanding Travel Website Award

VANCOUVER, CANADA and LONDON, ENGLAND and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 27, 2010) – Kiwi Collection’s new website has won an esteemed WebAward from the Web Marketing Association for Outstanding Achievement in Web Design. This is Kiwi Collection’s second such award, winning on a previous occasion in 2006 for their original site.

Renaissance New York Hotel 57 Offers Romance With a View With New "Terrace for Two" Package

SOURCE: Marriott Terrace Room Overlooking Manhattan Skyline Perfect for Romantic Getaway NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  Fall in love all over again, from a private suite terrace overlooking the Manhattan skyline, when you book the “Terrace for Two in New York City” package at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57; a perfect choice among New York boutique hotels, for couples to reconnect. Couples who take advantage of this romantic two-night package receive deluxe guest room accommodations at this intimate 57 th Street hotel , a bottle of chilled champagne upon arrival, assistance from the hotel’s personal navigator concierge service to help plan a night on the town; and room service brunch for two served on their private outdoor terrace. Rates for this East Side New York hotel package start at $449* and are valid through Oct.

Special Holiday Rates Offered for Exceptional Sequoia National Park Lodging

SOURCE: Marriott Create a Vacation or Welcome Family and Friends for Affordable Holiday Fun at Visalia Hotel VISALIA, CA–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  Welcome the family home for the holidays or create an exciting holiday vacation with affordable rates for lodging near Sequoia National Park. California attractions in the beautiful Central Valley are perfect for holiday vacations that bring the family together to enjoy each other and the year-round wonders of this magnificent area. Special holiday rates at the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center hotel provide a great opportunity for travelers seeking Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park lodging .

Dream Woodbridge Wedding Includes iPads for the Couple

SOURCE: Marriott Unique Edison, NJ Hotel Site Perfect for Creating Memorable Wedding Events ISELIN, NJ–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  New Jersey couples planning an upcoming wedding will receive his and her iPads when they book their wedding festivities at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel now through March 1, 2011. Couples will find the hotel offers unique and elegant settings along with luxury amenities, distinctive accommodations and unsurpassed services to create a perfect Woodbridge wedding .

Marriott Suzhou Gives Passionate Golfers a Wonderful Escape

SOURCE: Marriott Golfers Converge on China for New and Exciting Golf Challenges SUZHOU, CHINA–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  The game of golf is growing exponentially in China and golfers from around the world are traveling here to experience this new and exciting place to play a round of their favorite game. In celebration of this golfing phenomenon, the Suzhou Marriott is offering a smart promotional package that includes a round of golf at the Sunrise Golf Club and access to special and luxurious hotel amenities, all perfect for creating a weekend vacation getaway in Suzhou

Melbourne Boutique Hotel Announces New Packages

SOURCE: Marriott 5 Star Melbourne Hotel’s Deals Sure to Please MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  Melbourne is a city of neighborhoods. Italian or Chinese, groovy or chic, bohemian or beachside — Melbourne has them all. The Melbourne Central Business District features a modern skyline set against well-preserved Victorian architecture, and is home to luxury boutiques and prestigious offices and hotels, including the five-star Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel’s Chef Is ‘King of American Seafood’

SOURCE: Marriott Chef Devoted to Fresh, Natural Ingredients for Magnificent Entrees MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  “Royal” seafood Executive Chef Dean James Max of the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa’s exquisite 3030 Ocean Restaurant is sharing a unique and tantalizing prize-winning entrée with restaurant guests in celebration of being named the 2010 “King of American Seafood” during the recent Great American Seafood Cook-Off held in New Orleans. Chef Max bested 13 other chefs from across the county with his innovative recipe “Sebastian Inlet Clams BBLT (Bacon, Basil, Lettuce and Tomato)” to win the honor, and now through mid-October he is offering this phenomenal new entrée on the menu at the 3030 Ocean Restaurant located within one of the premier Fort Lauderdale beach hotels , where hotel guests and the local community can taste first-hand the prize-winning fare while enjoying the elegant amenities of this fine dining establishment

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Eyes a New Future for His Signature Kauai Lagoons Golf Club

SOURCE: Marriott Improvements to Include New Holes With Incredible Ocean Views LIHUE, HI–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  One of golf’s greatest players spent hours on the oceanfront Kauai Lagoons golf course on a hot summer day, but he didn’t tee up or swing a club. Instead, golf legend Jack Nicklaus returned to the Garden Isle to map out the redesign of his signature Kauai Lagoons Golf Club.

Modern Drinks, Social Food Featured at Las Vegas Resort’s New 221 Bar

SOURCE: Marriott Colorful Offering Found on Extensive Drink Menu LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  It’s all about the beverages at the exciting new and contemporary 221 bar at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, where modern drinks and social food are served up in a comfortable and welcoming ambience that make this the perfect gathering place at one of the most beautiful of Las Vegas resorts . Local customers and resort guests will find the 49-seat restaurant’s atmosphere in the Las Vegas Palms Tower lively and comfortable while surrounded with luxury amenities and exceptional service that pace the standards of restaurants in Summerlin. Las Vegas travelers will appreciate the extensive menu of fabulous drinks and lush wines, while locals will quickly designate 221 as “the place to be” for social or business networking or just relaxing with a drink and scrumptious appetizers after a long day

Extended Stay Hotel Near Riverwalk Prepares for the Annual Breast Cancer Symposium

SOURCE: Marriott Travelers Find Spacious Comforts, Friendly Service at Residence Inn SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  Researchers, physicians and support personnel making their way to San Antonio for the 33 rd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium in December will find perfect Riverwalk extended stay hotel accommodations at the Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square hotel where spacious studios and suites and fine hotel amenities combine comfort and functionality to make extended-stay travelers feel right at home. With accommodations at a downtown San Antonio hotel near The Alamo , symposium attendees will also find themselves conveniently located near the Henry B

Downtown Denver Hotel’s ‘Official’ Partnership Good for Sports Enthusiasts

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Welcomes Sports Fans for Exciting 2010-11 Seasons DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  Denver is a hot spot for professional sports, and enthusiastic fans will find the Denver Marriott City Center, an official hotel partner of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Avalanche sport teams, an exciting place to stay when in town for the big game. Sports fans will find the Marriott’s exquisite hotel accommodations, downtown Denver location and exceptional service perfect among hotels near Pepsi Center

Hotel Near the Magnificent Mile in Chicago Features Complimentary Starbucks

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Greeted With Tempting Pastries, Delicious Brews CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – September 24, 2010) –  Favorite morning brews and popular pastries are offered for travelers in a special Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel package that allows guests a sweet and easy way to kick start their day. Distinctive coffees and tantalizing pastries are complimentary for guests who take advantage of the “Starbucks Grab and Go” Courtyard hotel package

Oakwood Client Wins 2010 GSA Travel & Relocation Excellence Award

SOURCE: Oakwood Prestigious Award Given to the Department of State for Its PCS Lodging Program LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 22, 2010) –  Oakwood Extended Stay Lodging ( ) is honored to extend congratulations to the Department of State for winning the 2010 GSA Travel & Relocation Excellence Award for its PCS Lodging Program. Oakwood provides extended stay lodging to the Department of State

Mazatlan Concludes Its Western Canada Tour

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 22, 2010) – The Mazatlan delegation concluded its visit to Western Canada this past week. The group of travel industry executives and Tourism Board officials traveled to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

Wyndham, Planet Hollywood Agreement Kicks Off First All-Brand Conference

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –  Today, at its first all-brand global conference, Wyndham Hotel Group ( NYSE : WYN ) announced a license agreement with Planet Hollywood International, Inc. to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels ® brand and provide management services internationally. The Planet Hollywood brand capitalizes on the global appeal of movies, sports, celebrity and entertainment-based themes.

Wyndham, Planet Hollywood Agreement Kicks Off First All-Brand Conference

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –  Today, at its first all-brand global conference, Wyndham Hotel Group ( NYSE : WYN ) announced a license agreement with Planet Hollywood International, Inc. to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels ® brand and provide management services internationally. The Planet Hollywood brand capitalizes on the global appeal of movies, sports, celebrity and entertainment-based themes

Wyndham Hotel Group to Franchise Planet Hollywood Hotels

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) –   Wyndham Hotel Group , part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies ( NYSE : WYN ) and the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 7,200 hotels, today announced a license agreement with Planet Hollywood Resorts International, LLC to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels ® brand and provide management services globally.

Dolce Hotels and Resorts Selected to Rebrand and Manage Former Ritz-Carlton(R) Lake Las Vegas

SOURCE: Dolce Hotels and Resorts New Resort Scheduled to Open Early 2011 LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Dolce Hotels and Resorts has been selected by Village Hospitality LLC to rebrand and manage the former Ritz-Carlton® Lake Las Vegas that closed in May 2010. Dolce plans to open the new property in the first quarter of 2011. Dolce specializes in delivering superior meetings, weddings and other social event experiences through personalized service, premier cuisine and state-of-the-art facilities.

Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel Receives U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED(TM) Gold Certification

SOURCE: Fairmont Pittsburgh Pittsburgh’s Newest Luxury Hotel Recognized as City’s Only LEED-Certified Hotel PITTSBURGH, PA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – The Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel is pleased to announce that it has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) certification at the Gold level from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). “We are proud to continue Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ tradition of operational sustainability and responsible tourism here at the Pittsburgh location,” states general manager Leonard S. Czarnecki

Hearst Magazines Launches ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’ at the New Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel and Residences

SOURCE: Hearst Magazines House Beautiful, Town&Country and Veranda Magazines Create Three Luxury Living Spaces in Partnership With Setai Fifth Avenue Developer, Bizzi & Partners NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –  Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, has partnered with Bizzi & Partners, developers of The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel & Residences, to present the fourth annual “Designer Visions” program. This year’s theme is “Cinema Style” and Hearst titles House Beautiful, Town&Country and Veranda , along with their respective interior design partners, have create stylized homes inspired by classic films set in New York City on the 58 th floor of the Setai Fifth Avenue Residences. These include: Phoebe Howard for House Beautiful  — Something’s Gotta Give Steven Gambrel for Town&Country — Six Degrees of Separation Richard Hallberg for Veranda — Wall Street Hearst Magazines will host an opening night event for Designer Visions: Cinema Style on October 12. Various events will be held in the spaces through the end of the year

Hearst Magazines Launches ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’ at the New Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel and Residences

SOURCE: Hearst Magazines House Beautiful, Town&Country and Veranda Magazines Create Three Luxury Living Spaces in Partnership With Setai Fifth Avenue Developer, Bizzi & Partners NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –  Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, has partnered with Bizzi & Partners, developers of The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel & Residences, to present the fourth annual “Designer Visions” program. This year’s theme is “Cinema Style” and Hearst titles House Beautiful, Town&Country and Veranda , along with their respective interior design partners, have create stylized homes inspired by classic films set in New York City on the 58 th floor of the Setai Fifth Avenue Residences. These include: Phoebe Howard for House Beautiful  — Something’s Gotta Give Steven Gambrel for Town&Country — Six Degrees of Separation Richard Hallberg for Veranda — Wall Street Hearst Magazines will host an opening night event for Designer Visions: Cinema Style on October 12. Various events will be held in the spaces through the end of the year.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Serves Up Food & Wine Classic

SOURCE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –  Guests planning their Orlando vacation shouldn’t miss the opportunity to indulge at the first annual Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Oct. 8 and 9. Each evening will feature beverage seminars and a culinary festival with live music and tastings from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and lounges.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Serves Up Food & Wine Classic

SOURCE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –  Guests planning their Orlando vacation shouldn’t miss the opportunity to indulge at the first annual Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Oct. 8 and 9. Each evening will feature beverage seminars and a culinary festival with live music and tastings from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and lounges

Sheraton Chicago Hotels Launch New iPhone App

SOURCE: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –  Now iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users can find Chicago hotel rooms while traveling or on the go, with the new iPhone app from Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. “With this new App, you can view our hotel video, browse through our exquisite resort photography and learn about available activities and amenities in and around the hotel. You can also learn additional facts about the property, including information on our world renowned restaurants,” said Rick Ueno, General Manager

Still Plenty of Time to Plan Successful Events, Business Meetings in Princeton

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Last Chance’ Offers Good Through December PRINCETON, NJ–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  ‘Last Chance Meetings’ matter at the Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Forrestal, where business professionals will find quality accommodations, exceptional service and, with special Princeton hotel deals , a great opportunity to save extra dollars while presenting a successful business event.

Award-Winning Chefs at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast Hotel Show Off Their Culinary Diversity

SOURCE: Marriott SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  The talented team of chefs at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa’s restaurants team up for a culinary feast at the Benihana Japanese Steakhouse and the Lagoon Restaurant. The Surfers Paradise restaurants feature authentic teppanyaki banquets and impressive seafood selections. IGNITE THE TASTE BUDS AT BENIHANA! Benihana Japanese Steakhouse is renowned as one of south-east Queensland’s favourite dining experiences

Tulsa’s Remington Sports Bar and Grill Opens After Extensive Renovation

SOURCE: Marriott Tulsa, OK, Hotel Announces Free Breakfast for Government Travelers Through Year’s End TULSA, OK–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  Tulsa visitors and locals alike will enjoy the new and exciting atmosphere at Remington Sports Bar and Grill located inside the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills hotel. The $600,000 summer renovation of this popular Tulsa sports bar has resulted in an entirely new look for Remington’s which, in addition to a fresh and inviting atmosphere, now offers a dedicated bar menu. “We’re extremely excited to offer the newly renovated Remington Sports Bar and Grill to our guests and local Tulsa patrons,” said Vanesa Masucci, Director of Sales at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills hotel

Great Lubbock Hotel Rates for Texas Tech Fans

SOURCE: Marriott Cheer on the Red Raiders With Football Season Savings From Marriott! LUBBOCK, TX–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  With another great season just around the corner, Texas Tech fans from all over the country are headed to Lubbock, Texas to see their Red Raiders dominate the gridiron. With a thriving arts community, an appreciation for Texan culture, and a burgeoning wine industry, there is always something great to see or do in Lubbock.

Great San Antonio Marriott Savings for Those Who Serve

SOURCE: Marriott Courtyard Hotel Near Lackland AFB Welcomes American Military and Government Employees SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  As the seventh largest city in the United States, San Antonio, TX is no stranger to visitors — or excitement. From San Antonio Spurs basketball to the world-famous Alamo, thousands flock to the city year after year.

Name Change Reflects Washington DC Courtyard’s Dupont Circle Location

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Completes Extensive Renovation in Prestigious Neighborhood WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  New and inviting after a $6.5 million renovation, everything — including the name — has changed at the fashionable Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Washington DC Dupont Circle . Distinctively located at the top of Dupont Circle on the city’s prestigious Connecticut Ave., this Dupont Circle hotel’s Washington DC location is much better portrayed in its new title as the Courtyard Washington DC/Dupont Circle. The name change officially took place in May of this year, and provides a true reflection of this sophisticated hotel property, which, after renovation offers new floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views of the city along with its inviting lobby and attentive staff.

Wife Insurance: Marriott Fort Myers Introduces an Indulgent Package Guaranteed to Keep Wives Happy

SOURCE: Marriott FT. MYERS, FL–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) – As the old adage goes, “a happy wife equals a happy life.” Making sure long-term marriages don’t become a liability, the Marriott’s Resort Spa Fort Myers invites husbands to insure his wife’s happiness with a policy that protects her favorite interests and won’t cost a premium.  Located on a private peninsula overlooking Sanibel and Captiva islands, this Fort Myers, Florida resort is offering “Wife Insurance” — a special package designed to satisfy and celebrate the hard working woman who stuck it out all these years, raised children out of the nest and acted as the quintessential glue of the family.  Offering a 25% savings of $249 per night, the Resort’s “Wife Insurance” package is based on a minimum two-night stay and includes: Bouquet of flowers upon check-in; 50-minute Swedish massage; $100 credit towards dinner for two at the Resort’s Courtside Steakhouse. Resting on an 85-acre waterfront escape, the Victorian-style AAA Four-Diamond Sanibel resort beckons travelers with a haven of gracious hospitality and relaxed luxury

Hit the Links With Hotel Deals in Downtown Louisville

SOURCE: Marriott Fuzzy Zoeller Golf Included in Louisville Hotel Package LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  Duffer’s will delight in hotel deals in downtown Louisville , KY that combine competitive Fuzzy Zoeller golfing challenges with world-class luxury hotel accommodations to make a great opportunity for a golf vacation or weekend getaway. The Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel offers luxurious accommodations and a central location so guests can enjoy easy access to some of Louisville’s finest attractions and still be only minutes from Covered Bridge and Champions Pointe golf courses. Frank Urban Zoeller is known in golf circles world-wide as “Fuzzy” and Covered Bridge is his home course, designed and owned by Zoeller himself

Stay Here, Cruise There With an Exclusive Ft Lauderdale Vacation Package

SOURCE: Marriott Extended Stay Hotel Accommodations Complement Cruise Vacations PLANTATION, FL–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  Set sail on a cruise adventure without the hurried hassles of airport schedules, car rentals or parking with a Plantation hotel package designed to meet the vacation relaxation needs of those setting sail from Port Everglades. Checking into a spacious guest suite at the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation Hotel before and/or after the cruise will add a relaxing touch to a perfect cruise vacation. With the hotel’s “Stay Here, Cruise There” package, travelers can spend some extra time to unwind and extend the relaxation of a cruise vacation

Modesto Area Hotel Features Lets Travelers ‘Nick Their Stay’

SOURCE: Marriott Nickelodeon Fun Packages Available for Kids at Fairfield Inn TURLOCK, CA–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  California family travelers can easily add some excitement to their weekend hotel stay so kids can enjoy some out-of-this-world fun with a special Nickelodeon package offered by the Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel near Yosemite Park, CA . Kids will find added hotel and travel entertainment options with this exciting package that puts them in touch with popular Nickelodeon stars. Parents taking advantage of the “Nickelodeon Your Stay” option when booking Friday or Saturday night accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel will find the added activities provided for the kids help keep them happy and entertained during their stay

Spa Lovers Find Great Escape at Waikiki Beach Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Inclusive ‘Ocean Massage’ Perfect for Relaxing Waikiki Beach Vacation HONOLULU, HI–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  Travelers to Hawaii can make the most of their Honolulu travel time and experience added luxury and relaxation when taking advantage of Waikiki Beach hotel deals that include signature spa treatments.

Retreat to Hotels in Destin Florida to Escape the Winter Months

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Snowbird’ Package Includes Access to Golf and Beach Resort DESTIN, FL–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) –  Snowbirds from around the country will be flocking in to take advantage of Destin, Florida vacation deals that include low monthly rates and access to a premier golf and beach resort. The Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard hotel is offering Destin vacation deals that will make it easy and affordable for travelers to retreat from the wrath of Old Man Winter to the warmth of Florida sunshine

A Royal Affair: Authentic Renovation of Cairo Restaurant, Saraya Gallery

SOURCE: Marriott CAIRO, EGYPT–(Marketwire – September 17, 2010) – It’s a well known fact that the Cairo Marriott hotel in Zamalek now resides in the location of the “Al Gezira” palace. This luxury hotel in Cairo is built around the palace and houses some rooms from the former royal abode. Rumours support the idea that Khedive Ismail, powered by his love for Napoleon III’s wife Eugenie, built this palace to accommodate her during their visit to Egypt for the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal

X Factor and BGT Stars Flock to Combe Haven Holiday Park This Autumn

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Sept. 17, 2010) – The hottest talent from TV’s favourite reality shows, the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent are coming to Combe Haven Holiday Park in Hastings this autumn to entertain holidaymakers! The group of singing and dancing stars are sure to be a huge draw for visitors to the Haven park from the end September onwards. The entertainment begins on September 22 nd when X Factor stars, Miss Frank visit the popular holiday park with a sizzling set followed by more special appearances by top names in showbiz

Media Alert: Suite Sale Brings Sweet Savings: Capella Pedregal Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Unprecedented 40 Percent Off Rates on All Suites

SOURCE: Capella Pedregal CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO–(Marketwire – September 16, 2010) – WHO: Capella Pedregal, an exclusive oceanfront resort with an award-winning Auriga spa; remarkable dining amenities; signature Personal Assistant service; and 66 luxurious guestrooms, each with its own private plunge pool and endless Sea of Cortez views.     WHAT: In celebration of the acclaimed resort’s first anniversary, an exclusive 40 percent off suite sale is starting today.

SCVNGR Rewards Arrive in San Francisco

SOURCE: SCVNGR Like, Whoa: Free Stuff and Discounts Blanket the Fog City Like… Fog SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 16, 2010) – Whether you’re on Polk Street craving Nick’s Crispy Tacos after a football-filled Sunday or just taking a morning stroll to hit up Spike’s Coffee and Tea, starting today you can earn free stuff and awesome discounts by playing SCVNGR at your favorite places and small businesses throughout San Francisco.

El Capitan Canyon’s Fall Packages Return, Available Midweek and Now on Weekends

SOURCE: El Capitan Canyon Package Options Include Wine Tasting, Fireside Dinners and Spa SANTA BARBARA, CA–(Marketwire – September 15, 2010) –   El Capitan Canyon , an all-season comfort camping destination just north of Santa Barbara, announces the return of its three popular fall packages . For the first time, these packages are available for weekend getaways as well as midweek escapes. As the summer crowds disperse, El Capitan Canyon becomes a restful retreat for couples, solo travelers, girlfriends and others seeking a brief escape.

Fairmont Mina Al Fajer Rises on Coast of Gulf of Oman

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 14, 2010) – The new resort development Fairmont Mina Al Fajer will debut in the latter part of 2011, offering both leisure and corporate guests a distinctive experience along the breathtaking coastline of the Gulf of Oman. The project is being developed by UAE-based Mina Al Fajer Real Estate, LLC. Located on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates with sweeping views of the Gulf and lauded for its natural beauty set against the backdrop of the historic Hajar Mountains, the project will consist of an 88-room hotel and the Fairmont Estates – 13 four-bedroom solarium villas slated for completion spring 2011. Guests will enjoy dedicated meeting facilities, a selection of dining venues, Fairmont’s signature Willow Stream Spa, a marina and a private beach. The mixed-use development will also contain mountain villas and marina apartments, for additional residential offerings.  “We are extremely pleased to add such a popular option for travelers in the region to our collection,” said Chris Cahill, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and COO, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.

Wyndham Worldwide Named 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Company

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide 100 Best Lead the Way in Inspiring Change and Diverse Benefits for Work/Life Balance PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) – Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has been selected by the Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative as one of the nation’s top companies for family-friendly benefits.

Spend the Night With Courtyard Denver After the Great American Beer Festival

SOURCE: Marriott Rooms Are Filling Up Quickly at Cherry Creek Colorado Hotels, So Travelers Need to Make Reservations Soon DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) – Lots of people have already purchased tickets to the Great American Beer Festival, which will be held at the Colorado Convention Center on September 16-18. Because tickets have sold out, hotel rooms are difficult to find. The Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek has announced it still has rooms available. However, the staff at this hotel near the Colorado Convention Center in Denver urges travelers to make reservations soon, as available spots are filling up fast.  Each year, these Denver suites fill up quickly because the festival is such a draw for beer connoisseurs and breweries there to compete. The festival has over 2,000 beers available for tasting, and ticket holders can sample as much of it as they want. In addition to tickets for sampling, the festival also offers designated driver tickets. Those who purchase designated driver tickets receive free sodas during the festival.

‘Tis the Season for Giving at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Riverview Says Thank You This Holiday Season MOBILE, AL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) –  Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel wants to say thank you! Plan your holiday event at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel or the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa before September 30, 2010, and receive your choice from a list of complimentary gifts. With a minimum of $2,500 spent, you are eligible for one gift; with $2,501 to $5,000 spent, you will receive two; and with over $5,000, choose three. These gifts can be used as door prizes at your event or as a present to yourself

Tampa Airport Hotel’s Weekend Meeting Spectacular

SOURCE: Marriott Savvy Businesses Can Save Big With Special Group Rates TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) –  Savvy business professionals looking to save some serious cash are invited to create a business weekend getaway that will not only chalk up savings for the company coffer, but will gain them recognition for their innovative actions. Prime business hotels with meeting rooms in Tampa , FL are rolling out the red carpet of savings for businesses who book weekend meetings utilizing Value Dates through Dec.

Joe Cain Continues With Bonkerz Line-Up in September

SOURCE: Marriott Joe Cain Cafe Presents Killer Beaz in the Bonkerz Comedy Club Series MOBILE, AL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) –  Joe Cain Café is continuing to keep guests entertained with another installment of the Bonkerz Comedy Club Series. Following a successful summer series with renowned artists like Grandma Lee and Artie Fletcher, the Battle House will welcome Killer Beaz in September. Beaz will be performing on Saturday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $20 and reservations are required.

Book Early and Save at Courtyard Miami Airport South Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Plan Ahead for Great Room Rates and an Exciting Atmosphere at Miami Intl Airport Hotel MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) –  Receive special advance reservation rates at the newly transformed Courtyard Miami Airport South in Miami, Florida. Now through December 31, 2010, reserve your room five, seven or 14 days in advance and receive special rates at this Miami Intl Airport hotel .  The Courtyard Miami Airport South is located just minutes from Miami International Airport by complimentary shuttle. Guests will enjoy this moderately priced hotel and amenities including complimentary high speed Internet in all guestrooms and common areas, a business center with state-of-the-art technology, new 2,800 square foot fitness center, a refreshing pool and the exciting atmosphere of Champions Miami Sports Bar .  Champions Sports Bar Miami is the place to be for good food, good times and good sports for all fans.

Hotel Near Miami Beach Convention Center Makes Group Travel More Affordable

SOURCE: Marriott Savvy Business Professionals Find Luxury and Savings ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) – Business and social event planners will want to take advantage of discounted group booking rates at the Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront Hotel, where this stylish hotel near Miami Beach Convention Center offers graceful design and unsurpassed service. Whatever their travel needs, if it involves 10 or more rooms, then the special pricing this hotel is offering will earn them savings and respect within their business or social network. Trade professionals and savvy entrepreneurs can affordably take business from the boardroom to the beach by booking at this magnificent historical hotel on South Beach and utilizing value dates now through December 2010.

Pets Welcome at Residence Inn Miami Airport South

SOURCE: Marriott Bring Your Entire Family, Including Those With Four Legs, to This Pet Friendly Hotel Near Miami Airport MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) – The new Residence Inn Miami Airport South hotel in Miami, FL is proud to welcome all well mannered dogs, cats, birds and fish to accompany you in your stay. Ensuring comfort and enjoyment, the Miami hotel near MIA offers pet-friendly areas, a Pet Walk and waste receptacle and a “Pet in Room” sign to hang on the outside of your door. Let this Miami extended-stay hotel provide a memorable stay for your entire family, including your pet.

Blue Lagoon Shuttle Now Available at Miami Airport Marriott

SOURCE: Marriott Miami, Fl Airport Hotel Offering a Daily Shuttle To and From the Blue Lagoon Office Park MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – September 10, 2010) –  Miami Airport Marriott is pleased to announce they are now offering shuttle service to and from the Blue Lagoon Office Park. This complimentary shuttle service runs weekdays with pick ups available from the Miami Airport Marriott lobby. Contact the front desk of the Miami Airport hotel to reserve a spot on the shuttle. The exciting new Blue Lagoon shuttle is just one of the many great amenities offered by the Miami Airport Marriott. Located just minutes from Miami International Airport, this hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and provides convenient access to Florida’s major highways and Miami’s renowned attractions including Coconut Grove, South Beach and Coral Gables.

Trump(R) Hotel Collection’s New York Properties Welcome Fashion Week With Show Ticket Packages

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Trump International Hotel & Tower ® New York and Trump SoHo TM New York’s “Welcome, Fashion Week” Package Includes a Pair of Tickets to the Guest’s Choice of Fashion Show NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) –  To embrace New York Fashion Week’s move to the neighborhood, the newly renovated Trump International Hotel & Tower ® New York at One Central Park West — along with its chic new sister property in downtown Manhattan, Trump SoHo ™ New York — is offering the ” Welcome, Fashion Week ” packages, which include a pair of highly sought-after fashion show tickets. See Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry on the runway with the ” Welcome, Fashion Week – Carlos Miele ” package.

Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) New York Completes $30 Million Renovation

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Trump ® Hotel Collection’s Iconic Flagship Property Is Ready for the Next Decade NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) –  The iconic Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York , the flagship property of the growing Trump ® Hotel Collection , emerged from its extensive, $30 million renovation on Tuesday, with a modern sensibility befitting the next generation of luxury hospitality. The multimillion-dollar redesign of the Forbes Five-Star Hotel’s 176 guest rooms and suites was directed by Ivanka Trump and Donald J. Trump .

World’s Fastest and Most Coveted Exotics Line Up for 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) –  – 3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction will sell seven exotic cars 2008 Bugatti Veyron and McLaren convertible will cross the auction block on Saturday, Sept. 25  Five Ferraris will be up for sale at No Reserve The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announced today that a collection of high-performance exotic cars will cross the auction block at No Reserve during the 3 rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction on Thursday, Sept

Fishing Season Heats Up in Cabo San Lucas: Offers Free $200 Fishing Charter Credit

SOURCE: (Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations) CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO–(Marketwire – September 9, 2010) –  With the incredibly rich waters of the Sea of Cortez meeting the mighty Pacific Ocean at Land’s End, Los Cabos has long been a favorite of sport fishermen in search of prize marlin, dorado (mahi-mahi), tuna and wahoo. To kick off the busy fall fishing season, , the leading provider of Cabo travel, is offering a $200 fishing charter credit with the rental of select vacation villa rentals.

InterPark’s Chicago Contest Enters Its Second Week

SOURCE: InterPark InterPark’s “Green Sweepstakes” Contest — Which Offers Contestants a Chance to Win Amazing, Eco-Friendly Prizes, Like a Car Lease for a Tesla Roadster or a Toyota Prius or Trek Bicycles — Enters Second Week With Continued Fanfare CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) –  InterPark’s popular “Green Sweepstakes” ( ) is now in its second week, making it one week closer to the company’s plan to dish out environmentally friendly prizes to thousands of eager Chicago participants. InterPark’s sweepstakes, which hit the ground running August 30, was introduced as part of an initiative to park with InterPark while promoting electric car usage and charging stations in its downtown Chicago garages. The contest offers prizes that make it easier for environmentally-conscious commuters to enjoy lower-emission transportation — and to enjoy it stylishly with sweet prizes like a two-year lease on a new Tesla Roadster convertible. The prizes are not only cool, but they supplement InterPark’s initiatives to offer “green” attributes to many of its parking structures, such as electric vehicle charging stations, enhanced and efficient lighting, and plantings and gardens.

DealPop Expands Social Buying Website to Los Angeles

SOURCE: WhitePages Site Offers Up to 70 Percent Off on the Best Places to Eat, Shop and Have Fun in Los Angeles SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) – WhitePages ( ), the largest and most trusted online directory, today announced the Los Angeles launch of its social buying service DealPop ( ). DealPop Los Angeles will feature daily deals that offer fantastic savings of up to 70 percent off of the best places to eat, drink, and have fun in the LA area. The Los Angeles site kicks off with deals this week from Seventeenth Street Café and Bakery ($7 for $15 worth of baked goods) and Umami Burger at Fred Segal ($5 for an $11 hamburger), both located in Santa Monica.

Westin New York Luxury Hotel’s Guide to Summer and Fall Events

SOURCE: The Westin New York at Times Square Stay at the Westin New York City Hotel and Be Front and Center at Some of New York’s Most Anticipated Summer and Fall 2010 Events MANHATTAN, NY–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  New York City, the city that never sleeps, always has something fun and exciting going on, and the end of summer and fall are no exception, says The Westin New York at Times Square, a distinguished AAA Four Diamond ranked New York City hotel . The Westin invites guests to be front and center at some of New York’s most anticipated summer and fall 2010 events.

Lyfe Communications to Provide Cottonwood Capital With Next Gen IP Network Services Connecting 42 Properties Representing 12,000 Multifamily Units

SOURCE: Connected Lyfe Gigabit Network to Link Leasing Offices and Offer Enhanced TV, Internet and Voice Services to Residents SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) –  Lyfe Communications, Inc. ( OTCBB : LYFE ), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Connected Lyfe, a provider of next gen network services integrating TV, high-speed Internet and enhanced voice services, today announced an agreement with Cottonwood Capital to provide data, voice, and IT security services to 42 leasing offices representing over 12,000 rental units throughout the US. Cottonwood Capital’s President, Chad Christensen, stated, “Connected Lyfe gives us a powerful solution to secure and consolidate our corporate network.” “Cottonwood Capital is an ideal growth opportunity for us,” said Robert Bryson, Connected Lyfe’s president and CEO

Williamsburg Getaways Are Jam Packed With Excitement, Entertainment and Adventure

SOURCE: Marriott Busch Gardens Vacation Package Perfect for Family Fun WILLIAMSBURG, VA–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Take a relaxing step back in time and escape today’s hectic lifestyle with special travel packages offered by hotels in Williamsburg, VA near Busch Gardens and historic Colonial Williamsburg where visitors can set their own pace while being surrounded with acres of natural beauty and fun. Hotels near Busch Gardens, VA such as the Williamsburg Marriott offer vacation packages that include tickets to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA and are located near other popular Williamsburg attractions making them perfect for a well-rounded family vacation adventure. With the Marriott’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg Package, guests can set their own pace for the number of days they want to stay and will receive two adult tickets to Busch Gardens and/or the park’s fabulous Water Country USA, with additional tickets available at the park entrance

Sacramento Hotel Serves Up New Entertainment Packages

SOURCE: Marriott Movies and Shopping Offer Extended Savings for Hotel Guests SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Affordable Sacramento fun starts with great accommodations at a gracious Sacramento International Airport hotel where comfortable guest rooms and unsurpassed service are the start of a great weekend getaway. Budget-friendly shopping and movie packages offered by this Sacramento hotel are designed to give travelers an even greater reason to break away from a busy schedule for a fun family night or weekend shopping adventure

Bring Your Furry Friends Along With Destin Pet Friendly Hotels

SOURCE: Marriott Pets Welcomed at Sophisticated Destin Harbor Hotel DESTIN, FL–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Family vacations and weekend getaways should be fun for everyone in the family and if that means not leaving your pet behind, then pet-friendly hotels in Destin, Florida are a perfect destination. Pets love beaches too and being pet-friendly is a way of life at the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel located just beyond the gates of the 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Distinctive among Destin, Florida hotels , the Residence Inn offers guests all the privileges of the resort, including private beach access, spa services, marina access, shopping and nightlife

Sky Harbor Airport Hotel Offers Super Savings to Phoenix Travelers

SOURCE: Marriott Relieve Travel Stress and Parking Fees With ‘Park Here, Fly There’ Package PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) – Safe and simple access to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will give air travelers peace of mind while traveling from Phoenix with special hotel deals. Phoenix air travelers can utilize the Airport Marriott’s “Park Here, Fly There” package to make airport access safe and simple while also enjoying a pre-flight stay in the comfort and security of the Marriott’s Sky Harbor Airport hotel for a hassle-free departure. With this cost-effective hotel deal travelers will also save on airport parking fees because parking is free in the Marriott’s parking lot as is shuttle service to and from the airport

JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE Marks 180 Day Anniversary

SOURCE: Marriott Six Months After Opening, the JW Marriott Hotel Welcomes Its 100,000th Guest, Serves as Headquarter Hotel for ASAE and Promotes Revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Following great anticipation and national media attention, the 878-room JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE opened in spring 2010. Serving as the cornerstone of L.A

Head to North San Antonio Hotels for Some Family Fun Before School Bells Ring

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Package Creates Opportunity for Great Family Getaway SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Create a late summer family adventure that will create lasting memories before the kids hit the books with vacation deals offered by fabulous hotels near Six Flags. San Antonio is a great destination for family fun and the summer’s not over yet at Six Flags Fiesta Texas where there’s tons of excitement and adventure all in one park

Home-Style Buffet Served Up at Courtyard Capitol Hill Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Friends of the Washington, DC Hotel on Facebook Can Win Free Dinner, Hotel Lodging WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  TGIF friends will enjoy gathering for a fabulous Friday lunch buffet at the Courtyard Café where homemade Southern style entrées are capturing the palates of everyone in the neighborhood, delighting hotel guests and drawing visitors to one of the most stylish hotels near Capitol Hill .

Enjoy Pre-Cruise Savings With Great Miami Packages From Marriott

SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy a Comfortable Stay, Free Port Shuttle and More With Pre-Cruise Packages From Miami Airport Hotel MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Miami is many things — sun, fun, nightlife — it’s even inspired television shows, movies, and video games! But for many travelers, it’s also the starting point for some of the most exotic cruise destinations in the world. The Port of Miami welcomes nearly 2,500 ships per year, with thousands of travelers leaving and arriving each day, making the market for Miami pre-cruise hotels a booming one

Renaissance ClubSport Invites the Fitness-Minded to Revive, Thrive & Restore at Their Walnut Creek, CA Spa

SOURCE: Marriott Wellness Retreat Designed to Nurture Personal Empowerment for Healthy Lifestyle WALNUT CREEK, CA–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  A weekend of empowerment is planned for those seeking an introduction to clean eating and the practice of yoga and meditation Oct. 9-10 at the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel, home of the R Day Spa, Walnut Creek, CA

Houston Hotel Deals Cater to Football Fans for Spectacular Season

SOURCE: Marriott Escape! Package Offers Fun Amenities as Football Giants Clash HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Football fans can escape to Houston for exciting Texas football and enjoy Houston hotel deals that offer affordable rates along with fun amenities at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Hotel, where football fans are welcome and a special Escape! package has been designed to help fuel the football frenzy. Conveniently located four miles from Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Renaissance, a Houston luxury hotel , announces its new “Escape! Football” package just in time for the Labor Day Big 12 kick-off between the Rice University Owls and the University of Texas Longhorns, four-time national champions.

Brooklyn Marriott’s Romance Package Puts You in the Mood for a Great Time

SOURCE: Marriott Brooklyn’s Finest Hotel Features Special Couples’ Vacation Package, Dinner at Downtown Brooklyn Restaurant, and All the Extras BROOKLYN, NY–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) – The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is in the mood for love with its Romance Vacation Package, created for couples who are craving a getaway with very little planning. Couples receive a deluxe room with a view of Brooklyn or the Manhattan skyline, which they can enjoy while sipping chilled champagne and eating chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Retreat to a Tempe Day Spa for Some Much Deserved R & R

SOURCE: Marriott Desert Resort Offers Special Package for Relaxing Getaway TEMPE, AZ–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Embrace the natural beauty of the magnificent Arizona desert for a perfect escape with exceptional Tempe hotel deals at a fabulous Arizona resort. The Buttes, A Marriott Resort is offering the “Escape! to the Perfect Spa Treatment” package to help garnish some much needed rest and relaxation for those caught up in the stress of a busy lifestyle.

Marriott Hotel in Raleigh-Durham Announces New Wireless Internet Connectivity

SOURCE: Marriott New Internet Packages Keep Business Travelers — and Every Guest — Connected RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  If you’re getting your “geek” on in the South, chances are you’re doing it in the world-renowned Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. And for those who have to be connected 24/7, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park has tantalizing tech deals and Durham hotel packages .  Through March 31, 2011, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park is proud to offer guests two exceptional packages to keep them comfortable and connected on the road. The Breakfast and Internet Package offers the comforts of home plus non-stop connectivity, and includes the choice of a king or two double bed room, Marriott’s “Wired for Business” high speed Internet, and complimentary breakfast buffet for one daily, starting at just $179 per night*. Reservations may be made online using promotional code BP6 or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code BP6

Hotel Suites in El Paso Feature Newly Renovated Bistro

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Stay Connected With Convenient Service Amenities EL PASO, TX–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Texas travelers can surround themselves with conveniences at the Courtyard El Paso Airport Hotel, where a completely redesigned lobby welcomes guests with everything they need to stay connected. Embracing the theme of “Eat. Drink

Hilton Head Island Hotel Deals Offer an Affordable Golf Experience

SOURCE: Marriott Challenging Golf Along the Atlantic Coast Included in Vacation Package HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC–(Marketwire – September 3, 2010) –  Create a golf retreat like no other with Hilton Head Island hotel deals that include golfing at some of the finest courses available. Guests at the Marriott Resort & Spa are perfectly poised for exciting Palmetto Dunes golf and by taking advantage of Hilton Head Island vacation packages offered by Marriott, golfing at Palmetto Dunes and other popular courses is inclusive Wins Website of the Year at the 2010 TRAVELtech Web Awards

SOURCE: Hotels Combined SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – September 2, 2010) – has been awarded Website of the Year at the 2010 TRAVELtech Web Awards, held in Sydney on Tuesday. It also won in the Best Accommodation Website category. Judging was based on the following criteria — innovation, design and usability, meeting the brief, speed and build, and content

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Seeks to Change the World

SOURCE: Sandos Hotels & Resorts Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa Transform to Protect the Environment RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) –  Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa ( ) continues to transform into the leading environmentally-friendly property on the Riviera Maya, Mexico, through the implementation of conservation and preservation programs including activities aimed at raising awareness and highlighting the natural beauty of the region. “At Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa, our conservation program goes beyond environmentally-friendly activities,” said Jacques DePaep, director of sales and marketing for Sandos Hotels & Resorts. “We’re taking every opportunity to clearly describe exactly how we’re protecting our natural resources in order to educate guests and other industry personnel, as well as distinguish ourselves from other properties,” he added.  Recognizing its responsibility to sustain the region, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa currently carries out the following preservation programs: Reducing Carbon footprint Implementation of an electricity savings program Launch of a water conservation program Recycling and separating trash Use of biodegradable bottles throughout the resort Elaboration of compost Protecting and reproducing indigenous plants Using recycled paper for all printed material Improving the flow of the fresh water system Wildlife conservation Eco-educational activities including an eco tour, snorkel tour, romantic canoe ride and eco workshops in the Kids Club In August, the resort began upgrading 128 of their total room units to create ecological rooms that reduce the CO2 emission by 75%. The scope of the room improvements, set to be completed by Nov.

Oakwood’s Phoenix-Based Worldwide Sales & Service Center Donates Over 26,000 Bottles of Water for St. Mary’s Food Bank

SOURCE: Oakwood LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) –  Oakwood Worldwide ( ) is pleased to announce that its Phoenix-based Worldwide Sales and Service Center (WSSC) employees have been providing more than just the usual customer service to customers worldwide. Through its annual water drive for the St. Mary’s Food Bank, Oakwood’s WSSC and its Tempe office have provided 26,875 bottles of water (a total of 456,926 ounces of water) to approximately 6,000 individuals in need in Phoenix, AZ. These bottles will be distributed to the various ‘hydration stations’ around Phoenix

Cassa Hotel and Residences Offers Exclusive Promotion to Showtime House Presentation

SOURCE: Cassa Hotel and Residences Special Access for Hotel Guests to View Transformed Luxury Penthouse Space NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 1, 2010) –   Cassa Hotel and Residences has collaborated with Showtime Networks to create an extraordinary designer showcase debuting September 7 – October 23 in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Showtime House brings a rare and interactive experience for visitors to the three penthouses of the luxury residences within the 48-story building. A group of top designers and architects have been tasked to design a room inspired by each of the SHOWTIME series: Dexter ™ , Nurse Jackie, Weeds, United States of Tara, The Big C, The Borgias and Californication. Their work will be filmed as part of a special half-hour show produced by Showtime, to air later this fall. Guests who reserve a minimum 2 night stay, including a Saturday, will receive two complimentary admissions to Showtime House, and be expedited to the front of the line for priority access.

Melco China Announces Convertible Bond Financing

BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwire – Sept. 1, 2010) – Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (TSX VENTURE:MCG) (“MCR” or the “Company”), which is to be renamed as Mountain China Resorts (Holding) Limited subject to finalization by the TSXV, is pleased to announce that intends to issue a convertible bond in the amount of $4,600,000 to Century Zone Limited (” Century Zone “), the majority shareholder of Wisecord Holdings Limited (who currently holds approximately 49.4% of the issued outstanding common shares of MCR). The convertible bond is expected to be for a term of 2 years with an interest rate of LIBOR + 3% and conversion price of $0.12.

Ladybird Reading Bus to Tour Haven Holiday Parks in September

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Sept. 1, 2010) – Families on holiday at a number of Haven Holiday parks this September will be treated to all sorts of reading- based fun and activities when the Ladybird bus arrives. Crammed with books, games and giveaways the Ladybird VW camper van will be a focus for all sorts of lively entertainment including interactive story-telling, quizzes, face-painting, dressing up and colouring competitions.  What’s more visitors to the bus will have the chance to a win a year’s supply of Ladybird books and a big squashy Ladybird bean bag where they can snuggle up and read.

WNS Awarded Multi-Services Contract With InterContinental Hotels Group

SOURCE: WNS NEW YORK, NY and MUMBAI, INDIA–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –  WNS (Holdings) Limited ( NYSE : WNS ), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing services, today announced a contract to deliver analytics and customer care services for IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [( LSE : IHG), ( NYSE : IHG ) (ADRs)]. Under this multi-year agreement, WNS will deliver customer care services in several languages including German, Italian, French and Spanish to IHG’s entities across Europe. WNS is also providing a dedicated analytics team to support IHG’s consumer marketing programs

Desires Hotels Announces Executive Changes

SOURCE: Desires Hotels CEO Richard Millard Elevates Executive Positions as Company Plans for Domestic and International Expansion NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –  Chairman and CEO Richard Millard of Desires Hotels, the unique collection of independently created modern boutique hotels, announces changes to the management team. “With President Raul Leal’s departure, we are pleased to announce the addition of Michael Register as a Partner in Desires Hotels International and VP of Development for Desires Hotels and General Counsel. Register’s role will focus on business development in emerging markets in the U.S. and abroad. Working with select investment partners, he will identify and source existing and new build properties for acquisition and development,” says Millard.

Metiscan Nationwide Teleconference Set for Tomorrow

SOURCE: Metiscan, Inc Company to Discuss Shareholder Points of Interest DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) –  Metiscan, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : MTIZ ) is pleased to announce that the Company will be hosting a nationwide teleconference on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 4:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) and will discuss points of interest that affect Metiscan and its shareholders. The Company will be discussing its recent operational accomplishments that have transpired over the previous six months as well as providing insight into objectives Metiscan has outlined for the near term. The nationwide teleconference will be hosted and moderated by Marc Jablon, CEO of Big Apple Consulting USA

Imprivata Delivers Fast and Secure Access to Applications for VMware View 4.5 Users

SOURCE: Imprivata Integrated Solution Secures Data and Improves Productivity via One-Touch “Follow Me” Desktops With Single Sign-On and Extended Strong Authentication SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 31, 2010) – Today at VMworld 2010, Imprivata ® , Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, today announced that OneSign 4.5 is fully integrated with the recently released VMware View™ 4.5 . The integration provides single sign-on (SSO) and extends strong authentication capabilities to enable secure and convenient end-point application access and user roaming desktops in a VMware View 4.5 environment. “VMware View 4.5 delivers a powerful virtual desktop experience to improve workflows, critically important in environments such as healthcare, where users are dependent on roaming sessions and shared workstations,” said Frank Nydam, vertical industry program manager, healthcare, VMware. “The integration with OneSign 4.5 for SSO and multiple forms of strong authentication, including biometrics and proximity cards, allows us to secure electronic Patient Health Information (e-PHI) while enabling efficient clinician workflows with desktop roaming.”  Through this integration, Imprivata and VMware solve the access management challenges that organizations face as workforces become more mobile and users access an increasing number of applications using multiple devices.

Showtime(R) House 2010 Marries High Design at Cassa Hotel and Residences

SOURCE: Cassa Hotel and Residences Third Evolution of the Famed Showhome Adds a Hi-Tech Twist in Luxury Penthouses NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 30, 2010) –   Cassa Hotel and Residences sets the stage for this year’s Showtime Networks designer showcase debuting September 7 at the newest iconic building in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The Showtime House merges innovative design with cutting edge technology creating a rare, interactive experience for visitors to the three penthouses of the luxury residences within the 48-story building. Elegantly proportioned, the striking exterior rises as an obelisk among its traditional neighbors striking a timeless new design statement on the New York City skyline. The opening of the Showtime House enhances Cassa’s stimulation to the senses, bringing it within the tapering form. A group of top designers and architects have been tasked to design a room inspired by each of the SHOWTIME series: Dexter ™ , Nurse Jackie, Weeds, United States of Tara, The Big C, The Borgias and Californication. Their work will be filmed as part of a special half-hour show produced by Showtime, to air later this fall.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto(R) Appoints Seasoned Management Team

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Star Players Include Director of Sales & Marketing Mary Ann Gamboa, Director of Finance Sebastian Lightly, and Director of Human Resources Pete Kangalee TORONTO–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) –  A seasoned team of hospitality industry veterans has joined the pre-opening effort for Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto ® , whose 261 luxurious hotel rooms and suites are slated to open to downtown guests in early 2011. They join recently appointed General Manager Mickael Damelincourt at the 60-story tower, which will soar above the corner of Bay and Adelaide Streets as Canada’s tallest residential building

Trump(R) Hotel Collection’s New York Hotels Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out With Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Package at Trump International Hotel & Tower ® New York and Trump SoHo TM New York Includes the New Ivanka Trump Girl Up Bracelet and Gift Card NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 27, 2010) –  To celebrate the second annual Fashion’s Night Out , the new Trump SoHo ™ New York and newly renovated Trump International Hotel & Tower ® New York will offer the unique ” Fashion’s Night Out ” package in collaboration with Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry . On Sept.

The Lodge at Woodloch Announces an Intimate Gathering With Marianne Williamson and a Spa Resort’s Harvest Celebration

SOURCE: The Lodge at Woodloch The Lodge at Woodloch, Luxury Destination Spa Resort, Is Honored to Present Internationally Acclaimed Spiritual Teacher and Best Selling Author Marianne Williamson HAWLEY, PA–(Marketwire – August 26, 2010) – Join the Lodge at Woodloch November 5 th – November 7 th, 2010 for an intimate gathering with Marianne Williamson and the release of her newest book, A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever.