Hotels

Business Travel Feels More Like Vacation When Staying at Sheraton Chicago Hotels

SOURCE: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 26, 2010) –  The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, one of the premier Chicago luxury hotels , is pleased to provide business travelers with a vacation-like experience to remember. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton offers business travelers conveniently located accommodations with unparalleled comfort and service. With over 1,200 guest rooms and 40 suites, the Sheraton Chicago hotel rooms are sure to impress every guest with spectacular views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, or the city skyline

Trump(R) Hotel Collection Offers Guests an Exclusive Chance to Win a Trip for Two to New York for the Season Finale of ‘The Apprentice’ by Recounting…

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –   Trump® Hotel Collection , the next generation of luxury hospitality, marks the Fall 2010 return of the hit television series ” The Apprentice ” with an exclusive opportunity: guests may identify a hotel associate who has provided exceptional service during a stay at any of its hotels — currently two in New York , and one each in Chicago , Las Vegas and Waikiki — for the chance to win a trip for two to New York for the show’s season finale. The ” You’re Hired ” promotion provides Donald J. Trump and the hotel brand’s senior executives — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump — with an opportunity to underscore the tenets of passion, drive and enthusiasm that guide the hiring, training and career advancement of Trump Hotel Collection associates

HotelsCombined.com Poaches Graham Robertson for Social Media

SOURCE: Hotels Combined WILMINGTON, DE–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –   HotelsCombined.com — the world’s leading hotel price comparison website — proudly announces Graham Robertson as the new Product Marketing Coordinator. Graham Robertson is widely known for his ProjectWander travel industry blog and is regarded as one of the key digital influencers by several members of the Ogilvy Group.

Imprivata Announces Healthcare Advisory Board

SOURCE: Imprivata Healthcare Executives, Industry Experts and Thought Leaders Address Healthcare IT Challenges, Trends and Priorities for Improving Clinician Workflow and Securing Patient Data LEXINGTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –   Imprivata ® , Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, today announced the formation of its Healthcare Advisory Board.

Metiscan Files 2010 10-Q Releasing Financial Results & Discusses Capital Structure

SOURCE: Metiscan, Inc 47% Increase in Revenues for Q2 and Positive Income From Operations for First Half of 2010 DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – August 25, 2010) –  Metiscan, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : MTIZ ), the parent company of a portfolio of enterprises with operations in healthcare, healthcare IT, mobile technology and employment services, today announces results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2010. During the three months ended June 30, 2010, revenues were up 47% and cost of revenues were reduced 25% compared to the three months ended June 30, 2009. Additionally, for the first half of 2010, the Company had positive income from operations of $184,464 and would have had positive net income of approximately $140,000, if not for a one-time write-off of uncollectable notes of approximately $350,000 in the first quarter of 2010.                           3 Months Ended June 30th   6 Months Ended June 30th Statement of Income 2010 2009   2010 2009 Revenues 514,862   349,423     1,413,490   1,219,379   Gross Profit 374,529   168,357     1,120,571   938,165   Total Expenses 470,979   346,200     936,107   1,196,921   Income (Loss) from Operations (96,450 ) (177,843 )   184,464   (258,756 ) Other Income (Expenses) (37,939 ) 238,341     (393,325 ) 197,460   Net Income (Loss) (134,389 ) 60,498     (208,861 ) (61,296 )                     Balance Sheet Data                   Total Assets 12,053,693   4,517,949     12,053,693   4,517,949   Total Liabilities (4,458,945 ) (4,610,000 )   (4,458,945 ) (4,610,000 ) Stockholders’ equity (deficit) 7,594,748   (92,051 )   7,594,748   (92,051 )                                         Interested parties may access MTIZ’s recent 10-Q from the SEC website at www.SEC.gov .

Ocean-Villas Improves Its Family Friendly Hotel in Mauritius

GRAND BAIE, MAURITIUS– (Marketwire – Aug. 25, 2010) – Ocean-Villas have been working hard recently to promote their suitability for family holidays and not just honeymoons and weddings. Most people associate the paradise setting of Mauritius with romantic getaways, but the beach resort aims to prove that families can have the perfect holiday here too

Luxury Boutique Hotel The Betsy in South Beach Invites You to Spice Up Your Life

SOURCE: The Betsy South Beach Enjoy a 2 Night Stay and Dinner for 2 at BLT Steak During Miami Spice Starting at $569 MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) –  Summer officially ends on September 23, but the joy of warm weather continues at The Betsy in South Beach. Not only can you hit the beach to work on retaining your golden glow as we move into the Fall season, you can take the time to “Spice Up Your Life” with a veritable feast of dining options throughout the city. “Miami Spice” is a mouth-watering summer restaurant city-wide promotion that showcases the very best of Miami gastronomy created by world renowned chefs. So pack your bags, and enjoy a two night stay that includes one three-course dinner for two from BLT Steak’s Miami Spice menu, continental breakfast daily, an umbrella, beach chairs and plush towels, New York Times delivered daily, Wi-Fi access, and taxes. The award winning BLT Steak offers a delicious three-course dinner menu for two as part of the Miami Spice special promotion. The delicious selections satisfy meat and fish lovers as well as vegetarians. Dinner always starts with the delivery of Laurent Tourondel’s freshly baked popovers and a jar of warm pate. Your first course may consist of the refreshing Heirloom Tomato-Watermelon Salad or the perfectly Charred Portuguese Octopus. Considering your selection of entrée, you might choose the 5 Pepper Crusted Black Angus Steak or the Grilled Red Snapper

Oakwood Is Exclusive Provider of Temporary Housing in Nation’s First LEED Platinum Certified Apartment Building

SOURCE: Oakwood LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) –  Oakwood Worldwide ( www.oakwood.com ) is pleased to announce it is the exclusive provider of temporary housing services at the Indigo @ twelve | west in Portland, Oregon, the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified apartment building and the first Portland building to have rooftop wind turbines.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Just an iTouch Away

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 23, 2010) – Whether booking business travel on the fly or daydreaming about that next vacation while waiting in line at the grocery store, a new iPhone App from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is any easy way to peruse the brand’s stunning collection of landmark properties around the world. Available globally in Apple’s iTunes Store and the iPhone App Store, the program will provide access to booking, reservations, hotel information, packages, destination recommendations and more.

Melco China Resorts Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results Conference Call Delay Notification

BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwire – Aug. 22, 2010) – Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (TSX VENTURE:MCG) (“Melco China Resorts” or the “Company”), which is to be renamed as Mountain China Resorts (Holding) Limited subject to the finalization by TSXV, announced today that the Company will postpone the conference call to discuss its operational and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Mr.

Amergence Subsidiary, PanPacific International, Announces the PanPacific Travel Network

SOURCE: The Amergence Group The Interactive, Internet-Based, Full-Color, Electronic Concierge Service Provides Hotel Visitors With Free Access and Information to Hundreds of Attractions and Opportunities Throughout China; $200,000(US) in Monthly Advertising Revenue Is Expected to Flow From the Touch-Screen Monitors Once the Initial 100 Kiosks Are Placed in Shanghai PHOENIX, AZ and HONG KONG–(Marketwire – August 20, 2010) –  The Amergence Group ( PINKSHEETS : AMNG ), announced today that its subsidiary, PanPacific International, will launch the “PanPacific Travel Network” — an interactive, electronic concierge service for hotels and busy public areas throughout China. The information kiosks are designed to provide consumers with an up-to-date “gateway” of local attractions and discount information on goods and services offered throughout the area.  “According to the WTO, in 2020, China will become the largest tourist country and the fourth largest for overseas travel. In terms of total outbound travel spending, China is currently ranked fifth and is expected to be the fastest growing in the world from 2006 to 2015, jumping into the number two slot for total travel spending by 2015,” according to Wikipedia.

‘Vacation Your Way’ With Affordable San Antonio, TX Resort Package This Summer

SOURCE: Marriott Texas Hill Country Boasts Exciting JW Marriott Resort Deal With $100 Daily Resort Credit SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – August 20, 2010) –  New, exciting and unforgettable! The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is all that and so much more. Undeniably one of the finest San Antonio luxury resorts , guests can experience all the excitement of this breathtaking new resort in San Antonio and enjoy a $100 daily resort credit with the resort’s special “Vacation Your Way” deal. Located amidst the beautiful rolling slopes of Texas Hill Country, this magnificent new property is offering fabulous vacation packages to San Antonio , Texas — perfect for a fun-filled family vacation or romantic weekend getaway.

Growing Up on a Farm Helped Chef Everton Clarke Appreciate Locally Grown Seasonal Ingredients at San Jose Restaurant

SOURCE: Marriott The New San Jose Marriott Chef Incorporates Regional Products Into His Menu at the Restaurant in Downtown San Jose, California SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – August 20, 2010) – When you are born and raised on a farm that produces a variety of proteins, root vegetables, and fruit, you become accustomed to enjoying food at its very best. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that as a chef, Everton Clarke has been subconsciously imprinted to access the best regional ingredients he can find wherever his job may take him. Currently, he has just taken up residence at the San Jose Marriott restaurant in downtown San Jose as Executive Chef.

Table Mountain Casino’s ClovisFest Secures Host Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott CLOVIS, CA–(Marketwire – August 20, 2010) –  Fairfield Inn and Suites Fresno Clovis is proud to be the host hotel for the 35th Annual Table Mountain Casino ClovisFest Arts & Crafts Event in Clovis, California, on Saturday and Sunday, the 18 th and 19 th of September. The hotel near Yosemite National Parks is a perennial favorite for travelers in town for the event and looks forward to supporting and enriching the ClovisFest experience. ClovisFest is an annual event held just south of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest near Clovis and Fresno, California. Each morning during the event, adventurers in hot air balloons take to the skies at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, filling the landscape with vibrant color as these graceful giants lift off. It is a sight rarely forgotten by visitors of any age.

Sheraton Chicago Hotels Announce Special Value Packages on Chicago Hotel Rooms

SOURCE: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 19, 2010) –  Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers announced today new special value packages and deals for visitors to Chicago this August. One of the only Chicago hotels located in the heart of downtown Chicago with a swimming pool, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, fabulous Michigan Avenue shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and more, making it the perfect destination for a vacation or business trip

Title Sponsor Wyndham Worldwide Tees Off the Wyndham Championship With a "Day of Giving"

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide GREENSBORO, NC–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –   Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, is giving back to the community through donations to several children-focused charities, in conjunction with the Wyndham Championship , currently being held at the Sedgefield Country Club now through August 22.  Coordinated by the company’s Wishes by Wyndham philanthropic program, contributions will be made throughout the day, which has been dubbed a “Day of Giving,” beginning with a $25,000 donation to First Tee of the Triad and Victory Junction, on behalf of Wyndham Worldwide, the PGA TOUR Wives Association, and Furnitureland South. The children’s charities received the donation at 10:30 a.m. at Furnitureland South in Jamestown, N.C

Melco China Resorts Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results Conference Call Notification

BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwire – Aug. 18, 2010) – Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (TSX VENTURE:MCG) (“Melco China Resorts” or the “Company”), which is to be renamed as Mountain China Resorts (Holding) Limited subject to the finalization by TSXV, announced today that the Company will host a conference call to discuss its operational and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Mr.

Telkonet Providing Energy Efficiency Solutions to City of Milwaukee

SOURCE: Telkonet City of Milwaukee Continues Energy Efficiency Goals With Use of Telkonet SmartEnergy TM in Department of Public Works Fleet Service Facilities Throughout the City MILWAUKEE, WI–(Marketwire – August 17, 2010) –  Telkonet, Inc. ( OTCBB : TKOI ), a leading Clean Technology company committed to integrating intelligent networking and smart energy management solutions, announced today that it has installed occupancy-driven Telkonet SmartEnergy™ (TSE) energy management systems at three satellite offices for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works. The SmartEnergy systems are projected to reduce HVAC system run times at each location by an average of 23 percent, saving an average of 540 therms / year of natural gas and 775 KWh / year of electricity for each installed system. The energy savings are expected to pay for the systems within the first 14 months of operation.

The Spa at Trump(R) at Trump SoHo(TM) New York Debuts With an Offer of a Complimentary Turkish Hammam Treatment With Any One-Hour Spa Treatment

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  To introduce spa-goers to New York’s only authentic luxury hammam, the newly opened Spa at Trump ® at Trump SoHo ™ New York is offering a complimentary 30 minute Turkish Hammam experience (retail value $100) when spa-goers reserve their first face or body treatment of 60 minutes or more. The rich menu of treatments includes signature Trump Gemstone Massages, results-driven Kate Somerville facials, henna applications and more. Spa appointments must be completed by Sept

The Betsy Announces Jeff Lehman as Hotel General Manager

SOURCE: The Betsy 30 Years of Hotel Leadership Comes to a South Beach Boutique Hotel MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  The distinguished landmark boutique hotel, The Betsy , has announced the appointment of Jeff Lehman as its new General Manager. Lehman brings a depth and breadth of hospitality experience with more than 30 years of proven success in the industry in both the international and domestic arenas. With more than 15 years in the Miami Beach market, of which 9 were served as General Manager of the National, Lehman also devoted his efforts to serving as a board and committee member for organizations that are dedicated to promoting tourism in the region. This makes him a perfect fit for the luxury hotel that has sets its sights on refining hospitality in South Beach. Prior to Lehman’s appointment at The Betsy, he was General Manager at the Claridge Hotel on Miami Beach. From 1991 to 1995, Jeff was an Assistant General Manager for Bass Hotels & Resorts

Verimatrix and Nevotek Deploy Integrated IPTV Platform for Hospitality & Real Estate Markets

SOURCE: Verimatrix NevoTV Now Features VCAS for IPTV Security to Gain Access to Premium, Early Release Content for Hospitality Industry SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) – Verimatrix , the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and Nevotek, a leading developer of advanced, IP-based multi-media applications for the communications sector, today announced an integrated NevoTV™ deployment at The Dominican Hotel in Brussels. Verimatrix Video Content Authority System ( VCAS™) for IPTV has been fully integrated with NevoTV, an IP-based solution that delivers voice, video, and data services through TV to the hospitality and real-estate management markets

The Spa at Trump(R) to Arrive in Manhattan on Aug. 14: Trump(R) Hotel Collection’s Signature Spa Brand to Open at Trump SoHo(TM) New York

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection World-Class Spa Will Feature the City’s Only Authentic Luxury Hammams, Spa Suites, and an Exclusive Arrangement With Renowned Skin Health Expert Kate Somerville NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –   The Spa at Trump ® , the award-winning signature spa brand of the Trump® Hotel Collection , will make its Manhattan debut at the new Trump SoHo ™ New York on Aug. 14. Providing a calming counterpoint to the bustling Spring Street scene below, the 11,000-square-foot spa encompasses two floors of the sleek Manhattan hotel, and introduces to the New York spa market the Trump Spa ® Attaché and Trump ® Personal Intentions , along with the sought-after skin-care products and treatments of Kate Somerville and a selection of services created specifically for its SoHo locale.

The Media Lounge of The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

SOURCE: Fairmont San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Located in the hub of technological innovation, The Fairmont San Francisco has announced the development of a state-of-the-art Media Lounge at the landmark hotel. Spanning 2,400 square-feet, the Media Lounge will offer entertainment options for all ages as well as a sleek space for board meetings and private screenings. The Media Lounge is scheduled for completion in mid-July and will be comprised of four areas — the entry, the lounge, the central game room and the screening room. Blending style with functionality, these distinct areas either can be opened to each as part of the overall Media Lounge or they can be elegantly separated by doors or drapes for smaller functions. The lounge at this luxury San Francisco hotel will feature: a Microsoft Surface interactive table that allows guests to browse the internet and play games on a table top

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Closing of $75 Million Public Offering of Convertible Debentures

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 13, 2010) – NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:INN.UN) announced today that it has closed its previously announced public offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due September 30, 2017 (the “Debentures”).

Timeshare Resales Leader Steps Up to Expand Timeshare Owner Options

SOURCE: Sell My Timeshare NOW DOVER, NH–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –   Sell My Timeshare NOW, the global leader in timeshare resales and rentals, announces that the company is expanding its services, introducing important new options for timeshare owners. Jason Tremblay, the company’s founder and CEO, says, ” Timeshare owners want and need choices in how they resell their timeshares. In addition to the owner-advertising option Sell My Timeshare NOW has always offered consumers, we are expanding our timeshare brokerage service capabilities and will begin presenting those services as an additional option when sellers contact us.” As part of the new business model, Sell My Timeshare NOW is transitioning to a sales team almost exclusively comprising licensed real estate professionals.

Follow in Julia Roberts’ Footsteps and Discover Enlightenment on Kensington Tours’ "Eat, Pray, Love" Journey — Movie Debuts Today

SOURCE: Kensington Tours NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  With the bestselling book ” Eat, Pray, Love ” debuting as a movie in theatres today, you too may be inspired to seek out inner peace and true happiness. That’s why award-winning private guided travel company, Kensington Tours, has created a journey of  self discovery like no other, following in the footsteps of author Elizabeth Gilbert, played by  Julia Roberts in the highly anticipated movie.

Venice-Based Band Leftover Cuties’ Song "Game Called Life" Chosen as the Theme Song for SHOWTIME’s Newest Original Series "THE BIG…

SOURCE: Leftover Cuties LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) –  Leftover Cuties’ song “Game Called Life” has been chosen by Showtime as the theme song for the new SHOWTIME original series ” THE BIG C.” The BIG C features acclaimed actress Laura Linney in the role of Cathy Jamison, a reserved, stifled, Minneapolis schoolteacher who receives life changing news and decides, from that moment on, to make drastic, long-overdue adjustments to the way she is living her life. THE BIG C premieres on SHOWTIME Monday, August 16th at 10:30PM ET/PT, following the Season Six premiere of WEEDS. To purchase the theme song, “Game Called Life,” please go to iTunes: http://ax.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/leftover-cuties/id308462672 Leftover Cuties “Game Called Life” Official Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxZL0LIxK-Y http://leftovercuties.com/site.html Leftover Cuties at Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA Leftover Cuties will perform Live every Friday night at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, from 7-11pm through the end of August as a part of the hotel’s “Live Well Again” artist series

Toast the Holiday Season in Sunny Cabo San Lucas: CaboVillas.com Sets the Stage for a Perfect Winter Getaway

SOURCE: CaboVillas.com (Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations) CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) –  Long a celebrity favorite, Los Cabos is known for white-sand beaches and luxurious accommodations situated along the pristine waters of the Sea of Cortez. Warm winter weather and a variety of beautiful vacation villa rentals from CaboVillas.com make this destination at the sunny tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula a fantastic choice for an unforgettable Christmas vacation or New Year’s getaway

Allied Hotel Properties Inc. Announces Satisfaction of Purchaser’s Condition

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Aug. 10, 2010) – On February 22, 2010 Allied Hotel Properties Inc. (“Allied”) (TSX VENTURE:AHP), through a wholly owned subsidiary, entered into a hotel purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with an arm’s length third party purchaser (the “Purchaser”) whereby Allied agreed to sell and the Purchaser agreed to purchase the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe hotel (the “Property”)

Microtel Hotels Celebrate Highest in Guest Satisfaction Ranking With Consumers

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) – The Microtel Inns & Suites ® hotel brand is surprising and delighting guests with chances to win one of 135 prizes in celebration of its unprecedented ninth consecutive year ranking as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Economy/Budget Hotel Chains” by global marketing information services company J.D. Power and Associates . Through September 12, 2010, travelers can enter for their chance to win by visiting www.microtelinn.com , clicking on the animated gift and booking a stay at any of nearly 320 Microtel hotels.

Telkonet Announces Equity Financing, Conversion of Board Fees, and Year-End Earnings Call

SOURCE: Telkonet MILWAUKEE, WI–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) – Telkonet, Inc. ( OTCBB : TKOI ), a leading Clean Technology company committed to integrating intelligent networking and smart energy management solutions, announced today that it has closed the private placement announced on August 6, 2010, raising $1.335 million in gross proceeds through the private placement of the Company’s Series B Convertible Redeemable Preferred Stock and Warrants to purchase Common Stock.  The investors purchased an aggregate of 267 shares of the Company’s Series B Convertible Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Series B”) at a price per share of $5,000, and were issued warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 5,134,626 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”). Each Series B share is convertible into approximately 38,461 shares of Common Stock at a conversion price of $0.13 which is equal to the closing bid price of a share of Common Stock on August 4, 2010. The Warrants have an exercise price of $0.13, which is equal to the closing bid price of a share of Common Stock on August 4, 2010. Except as specifically provided or as otherwise required by law, the Series B shares will vote together with the Common Stock and the Company’s Series A Convertible Redeemable Preferred Stock on an as-if-converted basis and not as a separate class. Each Series B share will have a number of votes equal to the number of shares of Common Stock then issuable upon conversion of such shares of Series B.

Reform Rabbis Support Hyatt Workers, Implore Hotel Giant to Treat Employees Fairly

SOURCE: Central Conference of American Rabbis Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), World’s Largest Group of Jewish Clergy, Urges Jewish Institutions and Individuals to Support Hyatt Workers in Their Disputes NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  The world’s largest group of Jewish clergy, the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), issued a statement today calling upon Hyatt Hotels Corp. to honor fair labor practices and supporting Hyatt housekeepers and workers in their effort to retain their “hard won and fair compensation…

"Eversave Austin" Launches Today Offering Consumers Fantastic Deals and Opportunities to Support Local Charities

SOURCE: Prospectiv Eversave Is Rewarding Austin-Area Residents With $5 Towards Their 1st Purchase When They Sign Up for Great Deals From Local Merchants, Including Restaurants, Salons, Spas, Activities and More WAKEFIELD, MA–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  Prospectiv, owner of the second-biggest couponing website in America, Eversave.com, today announced the launch of Eversave Austin .

Breezes Curaçao Rewards Families With an A+ Deal

SOURCE: SuperClubs HOLLYWOOD, FL–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) – Families looking for a late summer or fall getaway can indulge in Breezes Curaçao’s wallet-friendly “Curaçao WOW” promotion. Guests visiting the Super-Inclusive resort August 15 through December 15 will enjoy five nights in the Dutch Caribbean and pay for only four, starting at just $580 per person per stay. Children 12 and under stay free with paying adults.

Shareholders Reports on Diamondrock Hospitality and LaSalle Hotel Properties — Better Days for Hospitality REITs

SOURCE: Rothman Research JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –   www.RothmanResearch.com undertakes intensive analysis of the REIT – Hotel/Motel industry and provides systematic research on Diamondrock Hospitality Co. ( NYSE : DRH ) and LaSalle Hotel Properties ( NYSE : LHO ). Sign up today on www.rothmanresearch.com to get access to these free reports and more

Sheraton Chicago’s Guide to Summer Concerts

SOURCE: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Stay at the Sheraton Chicago for Fast Travel to Some of Chicago’s Most Anticipated Summer 2010 Music Events CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers premier Chicago luxury hotels announce their welcoming of guests visiting for this summer’s most anticipated music events. With some of Chicago’s finest concert venues less than 30 minutes away, and several less than 10 minutes away, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers provides upscale accommodations at a convenient location

VIP King Tut Exhibit Access & Special Sunday Night Incentive Exclusively Via The Westin New York Hotel at Times Square

SOURCE: The Westin New York at Times Square $50 Bar 10 Credit & Front-of-the-Line Perks to the Discovery Times Square Exhibition Featuring Legendary Treasures & Artifacts NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  The King Tut Exhibition is making one final stop before returning to Egypt, and The Westin New York at Times Square is giving guests an opportunity to see it, VIP style. In addition to front-of-the-line access, VIP status means timed entrances and black-out dates won’t apply, even when the exhibit is sold out. This unique experience, located at the Discovery Times Square Exhibition, just steps from the New York City hotel , will allow visitors to see the renowned treasures of King Tut in over 10 galleries filled with 130 artifacts. Plus, guests who stay on a Sunday night will receive a $50 credit to the hotel’s Bar 10.  Nightly rates for accommodations, two tickets, and one $50 Bar 10 credit start at $279 per room, and are valid for Sunday night stays now through Sept. 26, 2010.

Haven’s ‘Star Buys’ Perfect for Families Seeking Last Minute Summer Holidays

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM– (Marketwire – Aug. 2, 2010) – Haven holidays, Britain’s leading family holiday company is currently offering their ‘Star Buys’ to all holidaymakers booking at nine of their most popular holiday parks! The offer consists of a saving of £10 per booking on top of other great savings available, plus the chance of a FREE accommodation upgrade

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Limited Partnership: Sale Completed

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) – Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Ltd., the General Partner of Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Limited Partnership, advises that the sale of Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, the principal asset of the Partnership, has been completed for a gross consideration of $11,220,000. The proceeds from the sale, other than a $1 million holdback and normal adjustments, have been released to the Partnership. An initial distribution of $8,625,000 ($375 per Unit) will be made forthwith.

Celebrate Romance With Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel Package

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Sweep Her off Her Feet’ With a Romantic Riverwalk Getaway SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  Nothing says romance better than luxury accommodations and the River Walk of San Antonio, Texas. Couples can surround themselves with both and enjoy special romance package savings when booking into the Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk hotel for an opportunity to enjoy each other while surrounded with lavish amenities and one of the most romantic travel destinations in the world.

"Nick Your Stay" Comes to Merced Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Kids Join With Nickelodeon Friends for Vacation Fun MERCED, CA–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  Courtyard Merced welcomes children of all ages to have some fun with popular Nickelodeon characters while traveling this summer to Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley where popular accommodations in Merced, CA are offering a unique “Nickelodeon Your Stay” summer package so kids can enjoy their favorite cartoon characters while traveling with family. From this hotel near Yosemite Park vacationers can enjoy a convenient and comfortable resting place in Merced, the town that has come to be known as the “Gateway to Yosemite,” while other leisure and business travelers will find themselves just minutes from University of California Merced, Mercy Medical Center and Downtown Merced.

Beachfront Hotel in Phuket Opens Doors to Luxurious New Spa

SOURCE: Marriott Rejuvenate at Exciting New Upscale Resort, Spa PHUKET, THAILAND–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  In celebration of the opening of the new Quan Spa at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa travelers are invited to enjoy a special “Spa Opening” package that provides exquisite guest accommodations and legendary Thai hospitality at this unique boutique resort. Phuket visitors will find this Renaissance resort hidden away along the glistening white sands of Mai Khao Beach where they can enjoy a relaxing vacation and pamper themselves with luxurious resort amenities.

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Named Top Pick in The Knot Best of Weddings 2010

SOURCE: Marriott FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is pleased to announce it has been selected as a 2010 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings , a special section in The Knot South Florida magazine and on South Florida Weddings from The Knot ( www.theknot.com ), the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides. The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources

Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon and Bank on Art Collaborate to Celebrate the Young Talent of Indian Art

SOURCE: Marriott Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon and Gallery Ragini Present the Red Dot Exhibition as Part of This Initiative NEW DELHI, INDIA–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon hotel in association with Gallery Ragini is proud to announce the Red Dot Exhibition to showcase the talent of some of the rising stars of Indian art. The artwork will be exhibited in the hotel lobby and at the all day dining restaurant MoMo Café — a stand out among Gurgaon restaurants , which truly lives up to its name ‘Modern Living Modern Dining.’ The artwork includes paintings spanning various human emotions and the sociological balance in our society. The ongoing exhibition featuring young, upcoming artists like Amit Kumar Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Anoop Kamath, Suchit Sahni, Alka Raghuvanshi and Kishore Das will express the play and the flirtation in the minds of the artists along with the influence that their surroundings have on them

Atlanta Midtown Hotel Serves Up ‘Suite’ Deal

SOURCE: Marriott Experience a Weekend Getaway in Popular Midtown Atlanta ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) –  It’s not too late to take a break from the normal summer routine and create an exciting, fun getaway in Midtown. Atlanta hotels are offering special deals that are budget-friendly and perfect for a summer reprieve, like the “Suite Deal” offered at the Atlanta Midtown Marriott where summer weekend rates start at just $99*.

The Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point Lodge Expands Into Integrative Medicine

SOURCE: Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate Dr. Jacobs, UCSF Osher Center Founding Medical Director, Leads New ‘Five Principles for Healthy Living’ Program With Wellness Packages at a Full-Service Indoor/Outdoor Hotel Spa — a Bay Area First SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –   Cavallo Point Lodge announces the introduction of integrative medicine at its Healing Arts Center & Spa. The program was designed and is directed by Bradly Jacobs , MD, MPH, founding medical director at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and former Senior Medical Director at Revolution Health.

Taptopia Rolls Out National Sales Plan to Capitalize on $80B Industry

SOURCE: Metiscan, Inc Retains Vice President of Sales for the Northeast Region DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –  Taptopia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : MTIZ ) and a provider of mobile technology solutions for event organizers, convention centers, and their related vendors today announced that Taptopia is rolling out its national sales plan to capitalize on the $80B convention, exhibition and meeting industry

West Bay Club Offers 40% off Turks and Caicos Luxury This Fall

SOURCE: West Bay Club Luxury Beachfront Resort Announces Last Minute Sale for September & October and Special Offers for Thanksgiving Week, Including Free Tickets to TCI Conch Festival PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS and CAICOS–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  The West Bay Club, a luxury, beachfront resort on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands , today announced a last-minute 40% off sale on all one-bedroom luxury suites and larger. The sale reduces the cost of the resort’s already low summer/fall rates and is available for travel starting September 1 through October 30, 2010.

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust Cancels Second Quarter Conference Call Due to Pending Public Offering and Receives Court Approval for Plan of…

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (“InnVest”) (TSX:INN.UN)  cancelled its quarterly conference call previously scheduled for August 11, 2010 in light of its pending public offering for convertible debentures. InnVest intends to release its 2010 second quarter results prior to the market open on August 11, 2010.

Fairmont Peace Hotel Opens Today

TORONTO, ONTARIO– (Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – China’s most iconic hotel will once again welcome guests when the Fairmont Peace Hotel opens its doors on July 28, 2010. In one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, Jin Jiang Hotels International and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts unveil the culmination of a comprehensive restoration program following the legendary property’s closure in 2007. The hotel, which officially opened on August 1, 1929, was widely known as the “Number One mansion in the Far East”, due to its prime location along the Bund and for its luxury, including the distinctive copper-sheathed roof 77 meters above ground, white Italian marble floors, and priceless Lalique glass artwork

San Jose Hotel Now Offers Eco-Focused Business "Green Meetings"

SOURCE: Marriott Green Initiatives Help Reduce Environmental Impact CAMPBELL, CA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Green is a favored color among successful businesspersons and now with the help of forward-thinking San Jose, CA hotels , businesses can take advantage of the eco-focused “Green Meetings” offered by the Courtyard San Jose-Campbell and share in creating an environmentally friendly work atmosphere. Joining the focus and aspirations of Marriott International to create “Green Meetings” and help guests and meeting planners reduce their environmental impact, the Courtyard San Jose-Campbell embraced a “Go Green” mentality even before the hotel opened. “We tried to incorporate as many effective green initiatives during the building process so that when the Courtyard Campbell opened, we would be the leader in our area as a ‘Green’ hotel,” said Toby Cheng, Director of Sales of this Silicon Valley hotel in Campbell .

Finberg Named General Manager of Marriott’s North Bethesda Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Veteran Employee Takes Helm at Bethesda Marriott Suites BETHESDA, MD–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Karen Finberg has been named General Manager of the Bethesda Marriott Suites Hotel effective July 3, 2010. The announcement was made recently by David Marriott, COO Americas Eastern Region and Sami Abuzeid, area vice president of Marriott International, Inc. Finberg moves into the top spot at one of the premiere north Bethesda hotels after having served as Resident Manager of the JW Marriott in Washington, DC where she was actively involved in a $20 million renovation of the hotel lobby and major events such as the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.

Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn Voted #1 Canadian Resort in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2010 Reader’s Survey

SOURCE: Wickaninnish Inn West Coast Vancouver Island Inn Also Garners “#4 Resort In USA and Canada” Ranking TOFINO, BC–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) –  The  Wickaninnish Inn today announced that it has been recognized for the fourth time by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Travel Awards 2010 reader’s survey as the top-rated Canadian accommodation property. The Inn also ranked 4 th among all resorts (of 40 rooms or more) in the continental USA and Canada.  “We are delighted to have been chosen once again as the top rated Canadian resort by Travel + Leisure magazine’s discerning readers,” said Charles McDiarmid, managing director of the Wickaninnish Inn. “Our dedicated service team and our ongoing commitment to quality and constant improvement are the most critical elements of our strong performance over many years.

Summer Is Heating Up in Alaska: Save up to 50% at Alaska’s Denali National Park

SOURCE: ARAMARK Parks & Destinations Save $100 per Room and Get a $100 Resort Credit With Every Booking ANCHORAGE, AK–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) –  You can still beat the heat in the lower 48 while visiting Denali National Park this summer with the “Summer Celebration” package at either McKinley Village Lodge or McKinley Chalet Resort. This special savings package gives visitors a $100 discount off the regular room rate at either property plus a $100 resort credit that can be applied to tours, meals, gift purchases and activities operated by Denali Park Resorts.

West Palm Beach, FL Hotel Offers a Relaxing, Romantic Escape

SOURCE: Marriott Romance and Relaxation Found in West Palm Beach WEST PALM BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – July 23, 2010) – Create a romantic escape for just the two of you with affordable West Palm Beach hotel deals designed with romance and relaxation in mind. Nothing speaks to the excitement of romance more than a fine hotel room, and with special deals at the West Palm Beach Marriott guests can create wonderful memories whether planning a honeymoon or just a weekend getaway.  With plenty of Miami Beach fun just minutes away, couples can easily take advantage of this south Florida playground for some fun in the sun, challenging golf at nearby courses, relaxed shopping at the popular CityPlace, exciting nightlife and entertainment at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts or create their own romantic interlude and enjoy the amenities of this West Palm Beach, FL hotel . ‘Romantic Escape in West Palm Beach’ Beautiful Palm Beach is a perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway or a weeklong honeymoon and with the Marriott’s “Romantic Escape in West Palm Beach” hotel package, guests will be treated to champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival and breakfast for two via room service every morning of their stay in addition to deluxe room accommodations and late check-out

N5R.com is Proud to Announce a New Client: Cobalt Ventures, Mercantile Gallery Lofts, Louisville Kentucky

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) – N5R, an award winning real estate marketing and advertising consulting firm is very pleased to announce a new client, Cobalt Ventures, The Mercantile Gallery Lofts in Louisville, Kentucky. These exquisitely designed lofts in the heart of downtown Louisville offer stylish loft living with direct access to all the amenities of the city core

N5R.com is Proud to Announce a New Client: New Amherst, Cobourg, ON

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) – N5R a global real estate sales and marketing boutique, is very proud to announce a new client, the New Amherst condo development in Cobourg, Ontario. Cobourg, a small town one hour from Toronto with approximately 15,000 residents, has embraced the New Amherst development project as a groundbreaking, historically relevant addition to the community. N5R is pleased to be instrumental in seeing the New Amherst project to fruition

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust Announces $75 Million Public Offering of Convertible Debentures

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 22, 2010) – NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (“InnVest” or the “Trust”) (TSX:INN.UN) announced that it has reached an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc., acting as sole bookrunner, to issue to the public, subject to regulatory approval, on a bought-deal basis, $75 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due September 30, 2017 (the “Debentures”). The Debentures are convertible, at the option of the holder, into trust units of InnVest at $8.00 per trust unit

Joan Baez, Smokey Robinson, Beach Boys Start Queen Mary’s First Outdoor Concert Series

SOURCE: Queen Mary The Ship Will Host Evening Performances as Part of the 2010 Long Beach Sea Festival LONG BEACH, CA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  The “Summer Concert Series at the Queen Mary” kicks off on Fri., Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by folk music legend Joan Baez and special guest Roger McGuinn. This will be the first of several concerts planned for August and September at the Harry Bridges Memorial Park at the Queen Mary including performances by Motown giant Smokey Robinson on Wed., Aug.

Four Winds Interactive Develops Two New Digital Signage Applications for JW Marriott San Antonio

SOURCE: Four Winds Interactive DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  Four Winds Interactive (FWi), a digital signage software and services provider, has partnered with the JW Marriott San Antonio to develop a unique digital signage system for their property. With over 125 digital signs, the JW Marriott is taking advantage of several popular features and applications including meeting room signage throughout their conference space, property mapping, event list integration, local area wayfinding , guest room TV, and virtual concierge. Blending multiple elements allows the resort to connect with their guests in a unique and innovative fashion, while creating a model that puts them ahead of the curve in guest communication. Ross Bernstein, VP of Hospitality Sales at FWi, commented on the install at the JW Marriott, “Working with the team from Marriott, Miller Global and Noble Development on the digital signage system for the JW Marriott San Antonio was a great experience. The installation is a testament to the innovative mentality of the team behind the signage and more specifically the direction in which digital signage is moving within the hospitality industry.” Working closely with the team from JW Marriott San Antonio, FWi was able to develop two new hospitality digital signage applications, Interactive Vacation Concierge and Interactive Call to Action. Interactive Vacation Concierge enables the hotel concierge staff to provide the guest information on local events and attractions, assisting them with their vacation planning. The Interactive Call to Action application was designed to give the guest a convenient option to contact a property team member directly from a digital sign outside their meeting room.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Offers Vacation Packages Designed for Romance

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Leave the World Behind at a Luxurious Hotel in the Heart of the City SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) – The Ritz-Carlton welcomes the return of summer romance with an array of luxurious San Francisco hotel packages . Created for those seeking a romantic respite from the everyday, guests can choose from three distinctive vacation packages and indulge in the delights of the city.  The latest San Francisco hotel packages include: Reconnect ® Deluxe accommodations for two nights and enjoy a $50 credit. For stays of three nights, guests will receive a $100 credit

Summertime Excitement in the "City by the Bay"

SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company The Ritz-Carlton Offers Moscone Center Hotel Accommodations Near the City’s Top Summer Events SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  From business conventions to music and arts festivals, during the summer and throughout the fall, the “City by the Bay” is a flurry of activity.

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Monthly Distribution

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – InnVest  Real  Estate   Investment T rust (“InnVest”)(TSX:INN.UN) announced today that a distribution of $0.0417 per unit has been declared to the Unitholders of record as at the close of business July 30, 2010, payable on August 16, 2010. TRUST PROFILE InnVest REIT holds Canada’s largest hotel portfolio together with an interest in Choice Hotels Canada Inc. the largest franchisor of hotels in Canada

AVT’s Coolest Vending Machine Ever Features Quiksilver Clothing

SOURCE: AVT This Amazing Machine Will Make Consumers Rethink Everything They Thought They Knew About Vending CORONA, CA–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) –  AVT, Inc. (formerly Automated Vending Technologies), ( PINKSHEETS : AVTC ) ( www.avtinconline.com ) When the Standard Hotels — the hottest hotel chain in the country, places vending machines poolside, and stocks them with hip fashions and accessories from Quiksilver, you know this is something special. AVT has developed custom machines for this specialty hotel chain with locations in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York.

Hotel in West Palm Beach Features Deals for Shoppers and Cultural Travelers

SOURCE: Marriott Kravis Center Performances Entice West Palm Beach Visitors WEST PALM BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – Take a break and escape the normal routine for some exciting entertainment or shopping fun with affordable hotel deals in West Palm Beach designed to provide accommodations to fit the needs of those traveling to this popular entertainment and shopping mecca. Guests can create great getaways with special hotel packages offered by the West Palm Beach Marriott, where fine accommodations and unsurpassed service go hand in hand to provide guests with a relaxing hotel experience.  Guests of the West Palm Beach Marriott can enjoy the convenience of on-site access to Bistro Ten Zero One, a popular restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach that features fresh seafood and hearty steaks, as well as fun in the hotel’s sparkling outdoor pool.

Orlando Airport Hotel’s ‘Connection’ Features Unique Savings for Group Bookers

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Offers Affordable Value Dates for Group Events ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – Social and business event planners, corporate business managers and anyone else who manages the booking of social and business events will find an incentive-based program at the Orlando Airport Marriott that will help them keep their clients “connected” and focused on getting the job done. The Orlando Airport Marriott is offering special “Value Date” rates for groups booked through Dec.

Kauai Marriott Resort Emerges Anew After Successful $50 Million Makeover

SOURCE: Marriott Discover Oceanfront Paradise With Introductory “Free For Fall” Rate Starting at $209 LIHUE, KAUAI, HI–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – Following a nine month, $50 million renovation that touched all hotel areas, the new Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach was reintroduced today with a special ceremony including a traditional Hawaiian blessing, hula dancers and musicians. “We are moving forward with excitement and confidence that we will be a favored choice of accommodations for the different markets — leisure, business, group meetings and Marriott Rewards members,” said Brad Snyder, area general manager of Kauai Marriott Resort. “We’ve had a strong presence on Kauai since 1995 and now, the new hotel rounds out our luxurious Kauai Lagoons resort offerings that include our award-winning Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and vacation ownership by Marriott Vacations Club.” The 356-room Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach is located on one of the island’s most picturesque beachfronts, conveniently situated within minutes from Lihue Airport.

Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) Chicago Debuts First Oregon Tilth-Certified Organic In-Room Hotel Dining Menu in North America

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection Hotel Updates Menu With a Variety of Organic Options From Gourmet Breakfasts to Late-Night Snacks CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) –   Trump International Hotel & Tower ® Chicago is pleased to announce a new, in-room dining menu at the Chicago hotel that has been certified organic by Oregon Tilth, an international non-profit research and organic certification organization. A first in the North American hotel industry, the downtown Chicago luxury hotel now provides discerning guests with innovative meal options that utilize the freshest ingredients available, sourced daily from local and sustainable farmers

Pet-Friendly Hotel Near Tulare Supports Local Animal Shelter

SOURCE: Marriott Travelers, Pets Receive First-Class Hotel Accommodations Near Sequoia National Park, California VISALIA, CA–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) – Travel easily with your pet to the beautiful San Joaquin Valley and enjoy great hotel accommodations at the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center, where pets are welcome and the hotel is pleased to support the Valley Oak SPCA’s Animal Shelter/Adoption Center with a portion of every pet fee.

Beachtree Properties Debuts New Property in Oakland, Maryland

SOURCE: Beachtree Properties MILLERSVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  Beachtree Properties, a resort group comprised of boutique hotels, announces renovation completion and opening of its newly-acquired property in Oakland, Maryland. Inn at Deep Creek, formerly known as Alpine Village Inn, a 29-unit lakeside hotel, has undergone extensive renovations after Beachtree Properties took ownership in May.

Wyndham Rewards Program Giving Away Millions of Points This Summer

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group HONG KONG–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –  More stays equal more chances to win in the latest Wyndham Rewards sweepstakes , which is offering travelers in China the opportunity to win one of more than 80 prizes this summer, including multiple free night stays in the form of Wyndham Rewards points and a luxury weekend stay for two at a Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale hotel. Running through August 15 th , contest hopefuls can register by going to www.wyndhamrewards.com.cn and clicking on the “specials” page. Once registered, they will have a chance each week to win one of five prizes of 20,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough for as many as three free nights at more than 6,500 participating Wyndham Rewards hotels or a wide range of other prizes, including tech gadgets, gift vouchers, event tickets and more.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Cyclin’ the USA With BMW Cruise Bikes

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) – Looking for new ways to enhance the guest experience and help travelers stay fit and maintain a balanced lifestyle while away from home, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced an extension of its partnership with German automaker BMW to provide a complimentary hotel bicycle service featuring BMW Cruise Bikes. Already present in Fairmont’s Canadian properties, Fairmont hotels across the United States will introduce these state-of-the-art bikes as the newest benefit for guests this summer, granting active and adventurous travelers the opportunity to explore the vibrant cities and stunning landscapes of Fairmont’s distinctive locales. In addition to having a selection of regular BMW Cruise Bikes available, hotels will also boast some child-sized BMW Junior Cruise Bikes, allowing families to enjoy the great outdoors together.  With a diverse collection of iconic hotels and picturesque resorts throughout the United States, guests will have no trouble putting the bicycles to use in exploring the sundry sights and landscapes of Fairmont’s unrivalled destinations. From The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, where guests can cycle through beautiful wine country, to Fairmont Chicago, set on the doorstep of the famed Millennium Park, to Boston’s Fairmont Battery Wharf, where visitors will be able to cruise to the city’s many historic sites, there are myriad ways to take advantage of the new amenity. Lock and helmets are also provided to keep both guests and bikes safe and secure.

Motel 6 Becomes Nation’s First LEED(R) Certified Economy Lodging Property

SOURCE: Accor North America “Phoenix” Prototype in Northlake, Texas Gains Respected Green Certification DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –  Motel 6, known for providing guests with a clean, comfortable room for the lowest price of any national chain, has proven that green lodging does not have to be expensive lodging. The brand’s newest property in Northlake, Texas, is the first economy hotel in the nation to attain LEED ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the first hotel for parent company Accor to gain the distinction.  “With the brand’s ‘Phoenix’ prototype, we are setting the pace for the future of Motel 6, which, in line with our values, must be as energy-efficient as possible,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO of Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “LEED’s ® high environmental standards lend a great deal of credence to our efforts, and we look forward to continuing on the path to greater sustainable practices in the future.”  According to the USGBC, LEED ® certification provides “third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO 2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.” Opened in October 2009, Motel 6 Northlake-Speedway adheres to Accor North America’s ongoing sustainable initiatives like the use of technologically-advanced heating and cooling systems, Fluorescent Light Bulb and Battery Recycling Program and water conservation measures, and also includes advanced energy efficiency features that further reduce its energy consumption compared to existing Motel 6 properties. Some of these advanced environmentally-friendly measures include: Energy Efficiency — Thermal solar water heating; reflective cool roof; low e-glass tinted windows; low-energy lighting (compact fluorescent and LED); high-efficiency PTAC units with wireless occupancy-sensing thermostats; high-efficiency laundry equipment with computer-controlled dryers; environmentally sensitive laundry and cleaning products; property designed to get minimal western sun exposure to keep the building cooler in hotter months Water Conservation — Native landscaping with water-efficient and drought-resistant plants; high-tech irrigation control; guestroom low-flow 1.1-gallon pressurized toilets; 0.5-gallon aerators in all sinks; and 1.75GPM shower heads Building Materials & Recycling — Wood-effect flooring made of 80% pre-consumer recycled material which is longer-lasting and requires no vacuuming or steam-cleaning; use of certified sustainable lumber for construction; low-emitting construction material; waste recycling during construction Since its introduction in March 2008, the award-winning Motel 6 “Phoenix” room design has been incorporated into more than 70 of Motel 6’s existing corporate-owned and franchised locations in more than 20 U.S

Northampton Posts Fiscal 2010 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –  Northampton Group Inc., (TSX VENTURE:NHG)(TSX VENTURE:NHG.DB) an integrated Canadian hotelier, today reported its results for fiscal 2010. Affected by increased supply and reduced demand, consolidated revenues for the year dropped 14.2% to $25.66 million from $29.90 million in fiscal 2009. Year-over-year decreases in both occupancy and average daily rates (ADRs) resulted in a decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) of between 7% and 31%. All properties have been affected by the contraction, with the airport locations experiencing more severe declines. In the fourth quarter, Northampton’s revenues decreased 3.5% year-over-year to $5.44 million from $5.64 million for the same quarter in the previous year. Although the fourth quarter tends to be comparatively soft, the decline was not as severe as was the case in previous quarters this fiscal year. The quarter was affected primarily by reduced leisure and business travel, but also felt the impact of a strong Canadian dollar, higher energy prices, and the combination of decreased demand and increased hotel supply in most of Northampton’s markets. Despite the difficult situation, Northampton posted a 200.6% increase in net income to $1.67 million from $0.55 million in the previous year, primarily as a result of the sale of the Four Points Montreal Centre-Ville in April of 2009. Overall, the environment continues extremely challenging for everyone in the hospitality sector. Northampton’s lean executive team, strict cost containment, and hands-on management have enabled the company to reduce costs both in the year and the quarter, and the company will continue to manage expenses aggressively

DealPop Launches to Help Seattleites Discover Fantastic Deals on Local Favorites and Hidden Gems

SOURCE: WhitePages New Online and Mobile Social Buying Site From WhitePages Offers Consumers up to 70 Percent Off the Best Places to Eat, Shop and Have Fun in the Greater Seattle Area SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –  WhitePages ( www.whitepages.com ), the largest and most trusted online directory, today announced it has entered the social buying category with the launch of DealPop ( www.dealpop.com ) in its hometown of Seattle. With the official launch, DealPop will leverage the more than 100 million local and business searches conducted monthly at WhitePages.com and 411.com to determine the most popular places to eat, shop, and have fun. This knowledge, as well as picks by DealPop’s local insiders, will allow the company to work with merchants to provide the most relevant deals for consumers at local favorites and hidden gems.

Sell My Timeshare NOW Named as Authorized Reseller for Luxury Barbados Resort

SOURCE: Sell My Timeshare NOW DOVER, NH–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –  Jason Tremblay, CEO, Sell My Timeshare NOW, LLC, announced this week that SellMyTimeshareNOW.com has become authorized reseller for The Crane Resort, one of the most luxurious vacation properties in the Caribbean. Kim Goddard, sales director at The Crane Resort, says, “We are excited to enhance our resale program by partnering with Vacation Property Solutions , the Resort Services Division of SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and Timeshare Broker Services, the company’s brokerage arm, to best represent the weeks that owners at The Crane may desire to sell. SellMyTimeshareNOW.com is the only authorized resale company for The Crane Resort.” Jay Bade, RRP, VP of Business Development for SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, says, “Although The Crane Resort has a successful resale program in place, affiliating with Sell My Timeshare NOW increases visibility for The Crane Resort resales, driving traffic and additional buyers through both www.sellmytimesharenow.com and www.thecrane.com

Kiwi Collection Launches Refreshed Wow Travel: a Digital Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) – To coincide with its new brand and website launch, Kiwi Collection has re-imagined WOW Travel as an inspirational travel and lifestyle publication for those looking to expand their horizons. Continuing to stand as a trusted resource for discovering and booking the world’s most exceptional hotels, Kiwi Collection has set out to create a new industry standard with its updated web presence, brand — and now — a unique online publication.

Squaw Valley USA Announces the Appointment of Andrew Wirth as Chief Executive Officer

SOURCE: Squaw Valley USA OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –  Nancy Cushing, retiring CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation , is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew (Andy) D. Wirth to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Squaw Valley USA . Wirth will be responsible for all aspects of resort operations at Squaw Valley USA, and he will report directly to the Board of Directors at Squaw Valley Ski Corporation. Wirth will succeed Nancy Cushing, who has advised Squaw Valley Ski Corporation since 1985 and served as its President since 1994. Wirth’s appointment as CEO will be effective on August 2, 2010.

Cassa Hotel and Residences Delivers a Take Me to the US Tennis Open Package

SOURCE: Cassa Hotel and Residences New Luxury Midtown Manhattan Hotel Offers Easy Access to the US Open NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –  Beginning August 30, the greatest tennis players in the world will take center stage at the US Open, the all-star packed series of matches that has captivated the world since its inception over 100 years ago. New York City has hosted this exhilarating event since 1978, and again this summer, New York City is the place to be. To celebrate the tennis greats and their fans, Cassa Hotel and Residences , New York’s latest luxury boutique hotel, is offering a “Take Me to the US Tennis Open”* package rate of $375 per night from August 30 – September 12, 2010, valid with a minimum two night stay.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts Invites Travellers to Take the Plunge

SOURCE: Rafffles Hotel & Resorts SINGAPORE–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  From Siem Reap’s outdoor haven near the famous temples of Angkor, to Raffles Dubai’s pool with stunning views of the hotel’s tropical garden, swimming pools at Raffles properties across the globe provide a relaxing backdrop, complemented with inspiring vistas and thoughtful service. Raffles Dubai Raffles Dubai’s pool is set against the panoramic Dubai skyline and overlooks the hotel’s tropical Botanical Garden. Special features at the pool include a technological marvel that keeps the pool deck cool for bare feet even in the height of summer, two counter-current pools for residents who seek a more challenging water workout and a unique water clock, reminiscent of ancient Egyptian times, which indicates the time of the day with spouts of water. Raffles Dubai’s pool has recently been named one of Sixteen of “World’s Most Spectacular Swimming Pools” on MSN Travel . Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap Inspired by the ancient bathing pools of the Khmer kings at the temple of Phimeanakas at Angkor, the stunning pool at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor was named one of Sixteen of “World’s Most Spectacular Swimming Pools” by MSN Travel . Replenishing the children’s pool are two stone lions, reconstructions of statues that were once found at the temple of Preah Pithou. Refreshing pineapple skewers, cold towels scented with eucalyptus and mineral water spray are offered to residents throughout the day

Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island Announces Lineup for Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off

SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB AMELIA ISLAND, FL–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (AICVB) has announced the lineup for the inaugural Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off , scheduled for Aug. 27-28, 2010. Visitors and residents can enjoy free entertainment, barbeque samplings from some of the top competitors in the country and fun for the entire family during the cook-off event.

Trios Bistro Serves Up Sumptuous Summer Cuisine for Toronto’s Popular Summerlicious Event

SOURCE: Marriott TORONTO–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Trios Bistro, an innovative restaurant at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, is gearing up to participate in Toronto’s Summerlicious Event, running July 9 to 25, 2010. Summerlicious offers food-lovers an opportunity to sample the best of the city’s eclectic cuisine at unique Toronto downtown restaurants .  Offering prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner, Trios’ Executive Chef Morgan Wilson has prepared original menus highlighting fresh, local ingredients perfect for the summertime. For lunch, diners can start with a local heirloom tomato salad with poached Vidalia onion, lambs lettuce, salsa verde and aged balsamic, or choose from 2 other refreshing appetizers. A few of the lunch entrees include house poached albacore tuna salad sandwich with lemon-caper aioli, egg brioche and just-fried potato chips, and Indian spiced potato and lentil curry with roasted cauliflower for vegetarians. Finish it off with vanilla macerated strawberry shortcake or a selection of 2 other sumptuous desserts. The prix fixe lunch is available daily throughout the event for only $20 per person. Guests at this luxury hotel in Toronto will also delight in the dinner selections, which include classic chilled vichyssoice with crème fraiche and crispy leeks to start, B.C. rockfish with wok fried bok choy, frizzled cilantro and sesame-soy dressing, and a decadent chocolate and caramel tart for dessert

Calgary Hotel Welcomes Stampede Visitors With Last-Minute Savings

SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy Calgary Stampede Excitement This Weekend! CALGARY, AB–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  The Calgary Stampede has begun, but it’s not too late to get great  Calgary accommodations this weekend and experience the thrill and excitement of what has come to be known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” In a last-minute weekend deal, the Calgary Marriott Hotel is offering reduced rates at their beautiful Calgary hotel.

Double the Pleasure Awaits With Two Great Downtown San Antonio Hotel Deals

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Can Choose the Romantic River Walk Getaway or the Ultimate SeaWorld Experience SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – The center of tourism in Texas, San Antonio attracts adventure seekers, history buffs, and sightseers, from the legendary Alamo and Mission Trail to the popular River Walk and renowned SeaWorld. So for tourists exploring hotel deals on the River Walk in San Antonio, TX , Marriott is pleased to offer two exciting deals for guests of the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

Hotel in Medan Offers New, Exclusive Spa Getaway

SOURCE: Marriott Travelers Can Reconnect With Mind, Body and Soul MEDAN, INDONESIA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – When life becomes mediocre, a relaxing spa vacation to Medan can easily be the perfect way to indulge your senses and restore vitality. The excitement of Medan, 5-star luxury accommodations and Balinese-style spa treatments are all part of the brand new, exclusive “Spa Lovers” package offered by the JW Marriott Hotel Medan.

Thousand Oaks Lodging Perfect for Malibu Arts Festival

SOURCE: Marriott Renowned Annual Event Draws Artists to Malibu AGOURA HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Malibu takes on an even more enchanting atmosphere July 24-25 when the Malibu Chamber of Commerce hosts the Malibu Arts Festival which has come to be known as one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation. Artisans participating in this festive event will include more than 200 award-winning painters, photographers, sculptors and other unique artists, all displaying incredible pieces of original art at the Malibu Civic Center at 23555 Civic Center Way between Cross Creek and Webb Way. Festival goers and exhibitors alike will appreciate Ventura County hotel accommodations that provide luxury accommodations at an affordable rate.

Dallas Uptown Hotel’s Romance Package Includes a ‘Delightful Evening’

SOURCE: Marriott Romantic Getaway Perfect for Celebrating DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – Plan a romantic getaway in Dallas with “A Delightful Evening at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel” where fine dining, deluxe hotel accommodations, and added amenities such as champagne and complimentary breakfast are offered to provide guests the opportunity to create a romantic interlude you’ll both remember. Whether celebrating a special anniversary, a birthday surprise or just each other, this package is designed with the two of you in mind. The sophisticated style of this unique hotel will add to the excitement of this “Delightful Evening at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel” where guests will receive a deluxe room with one king or two queen-sized beds, a dinner for two at T-Bones Steakhouse, champagne, turndown service and a complimentary full breakfast.

Plan an Escape With Great Austin Luxury Hotel Package Deals

SOURCE: Marriott Any Reason Is a Good Reason to ‘Escape’ AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – Any reason is a great reason to “Escape” and enjoy some relaxing time away from the drudgery of a daily routine and there’s no finer destination than Austin, Texas. Hotels such as the Renaissance Austin offer some fabulous “Escape” packages that are sure to make any reason a great reason for a family adventure or romantic getaway. “Escape” packages at the Renaissance Austin luxury hotel help guests celebrate life by offering added amenities along with deluxe hotel accommodations making it easy to create a vacation getaway. Packages available for weekend stays start at just $149* and in addition to deluxe room accommodations include a variety of added amenities

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Announces Sale of Hotel Properties

SOURCE: Supertel Hospitality, Inc. NORFOLK, NE–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –  Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (Supertel), a real estate investment trust (REIT) which owns 111 hotels in 23 states, announced today that it closed on the sale of three hospitality properties during the past 35 days. Combined net proceeds from the sales totaled $3.02 million, which were used by Supertel to reduce balances on the company’s credit facilities

Bouchaine Vineyards Supports the Summer Arts Scene

SOURCE: Bouchaine Vineyards While the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Sizzle, the Russian National Orchestra Heats Up the Festival del Sole NAPA, CA–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –  Building on its renowned support of the arts, Bouchaine Vineyards is pleased to announce its involvement in two groundbreaking musical collaborations. An official sponsor of the renowned Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Bouchaine has enabled the Russian National Orchestra to be in residence for the next four years. This year, the festival dates are July 16-25, 2010.

The Boston Globe, Boston.com and SCVNGR Launch "Boston Globe Trek"

SOURCE: SCVNGR BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –  The Boston Globe and Boston.com are launching the “Boston Globe Trek” on SCVNGR starting Monday, July 12, encouraging Bostonians to hit the streets and experience a mobile social game that allows players to earn points by participating in challenges like taking photos, scanning QR codes or checking in from different locations. Challenges for the Boston Globe Trek have been designed to reflect a range of interesting topics covered by The Boston Globe: sports, movies, technology, romance and photography. The challenges will take players everywhere from universities to candy shops to the Public Garden, even the local pub

Leisure Canada Inc.-Advisory

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) – Leisure Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LCN) (the “Company”) advises that Robin Conners, President and CEO of the Company has announced his intention to resign from the Company’s Audit Committee following the election of a new board of directors at the Company’s Annual and Special Meeting on July 26, 2010.

Tell Us About Us Joins Experts at Customer Experience Summit

SOURCE: Tell Us About Us CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) – Tell Us About Us will be heading to the Retail Customer Experience Executive Summit August 1-3 to sponsor the event and contribute their expertise on customer feedback to the collaboration sessions. Top executives from companies such as Apple Inc., Hershey’s, and AT&T are gathering at the summit to discuss how to improve their retail profits by improving customer experience. At the sessions, Tell Us About Us intends to share the knowledge they’ve gained from 13 years of providing essential customer feedback that has led their clients to increased profits and customer loyalty

Downtown Tampa Hotel Offers 3 for 2

SOURCE: Marriott Great Savings Provides Opportunity for Memorable Tampa Bay Experience TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  Everyone loves a three-day weekend, but with Tampa hotel deals like the “Pay for Two Nights, Stay for Three” offer at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, guests can create a three-night getaway anytime through Oct. 31, 2010 and save on hotel expenses. Plan a romantic weekend, a family vacation or use this offer for a Tampa Bay golfing adventure or for business travel. Whatever the reason, the savings will make it affordable and the city will make it exciting.

Texas-Sized Weekend Fun Is Waiting in San Antonio With VISA Gift Card Deal

SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy a Quick Getaway and $50 Gift Card at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  From the legendary Alamo and Mission Trail to the popular River Walk, San Antonio is the hotbed of history and tourism in Texas. Sports, entertainment, and shopping provide non-stop enjoyment for thousands of fun-seeking visitors every year. And whether dining on the River Walk , golfing or taking in a spa day together, the captivating Southwestern setting also provides a romantic backdrop for the perfect weekend getaway.

Edmonton Marriott Offers Special Rates and Hosts Summer Entertainers

SOURCE: Marriott EDMONTON, AB–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  Gearing up for a sizzling summer, the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort is offering a hot summertime promotion through July and August, with rates from only $129 per night. To book, visit the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yegmc-edmonton-marriott-at-river-cree-resort/ or simply call the reservation line directly at: 1-800-960-4913.

Experience a Splendid Golf Package at a 5 Star Hotel in Medan

SOURCE: Marriott Golfers Invited to Experience the Royal Sumatra MEDAN, INDONESIA–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) – Golf travelers, this is the one! With a special golf package from the JW Marriott Hotel Medan , duffers can affordably seize the opportunity to test their skills on one of the most challenging courses in the world, the Royal Sumatra in Medan. Exceptional golf and exquisite accommodations combine to make this package deal a fabulous opportunity to explore the world of international golf. Developed and created by the famous California-based group, J

$31 Million Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel Renovation on Target for December, 2010 Completion

SOURCE: Marriott Exclusive “Everything Miami” Meeting Package Now Available MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  Meeting planners have two great reasons to head to downtown Miami for their next gathering. A $31 million renovation at the 600-room Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, makes it a stylish, innovative venue for meetings, just minutes from the Port of Miami and South Beach. Now through Dec. 31 (while final renovations are being made), the hotel is offering an exclusive “Everything Miami” package for meetings requiring 50 room nights or more

2010 Summer Malibu Getaway Includes ‘Concert in the Park Series’

SOURCE: Marriott Festive Atmosphere for Relaxing Summer Evening AGOURA HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  Take advantage of an exciting Agoura Hills Summer Concert lineup to create a special Malibu getaway weekend and enjoy opulent accommodations at the Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel. The fun and relaxing Sunday evening concerts are an affordable way to experience the summertime fun of the Malibu area and include upcoming performances by Sharkey & the Babes, Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries and Rumors: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Vacation Packages Texas-Style Include Fine Dining

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Renaissance Worthington Southern Nights’ Great Weekend Getaway FORT WORTH, TX–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  From cowboy boots to ballet slippers — it’s all in Fort Worth where Western heritage and cultural arts are celebrated and preserved side by side creating an exciting travel destination and the perfect opportunity to take advantage of exceptional vacation packages. Texas offers an endless list of things to do and Fort Worth, known as the city of “Cowboys and Culture,” has an unrivaled mix of attractions, events and interests for a fun-filled weekend getaway. With the “Renaissance Worthington Southern Nights” package at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, an offering of southern-inspired cuisine from one of the finest restaurants in Forth Worth is added to the mix providing travelers with great accommodations and exquisite tastes for their palate at rates starting as low as $179* through Dec.

Weekend Summer Fun Begins With Austin Hotel’s Water Park Package

SOURCE: Marriott Deluxe Accommodations and Water Park Tickets Create Summer Getaway AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) –  Weekend family fun can be easy and affordable with a spectacular Austin hotel water park luxury getaway package that allows families a deluxe hotel room along with complimentary tickets for an exciting water park adventure. Families can spend some quality time together enjoying fun in the sun, relaxing hotel amenities and great accommodations at the distinctive Renaissance Austin.

Weddings Mauritius-Style Are Most Popular With Couples

GRAND BAIE, MAURITIUS– (Marketwire – July 9, 2010) – Couples getting ready to tie to the knot and searching for ultimate dream wedding locations are constantly met by the presence of Mauritius in top ten wedding destination lists. However, it was recently reported that weddings abroad are more popular than ever before due to the value for money and scaled down effect, with Mauritius weddings the top choice for the luxurious touch

Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) Chicago Claims the Top Spot on Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards List

SOURCE: Trump Hotel Collection NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –   Trump International Hotel & Tower ® Chicago , Trump Hotel Collection ‘s second property, has been ranked #1 in Travel + Leisure ‘s 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey in the category of Large City Hotels – Continental U.S. and Canada. The 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago — the seventh tallest building in the world — features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites,  The Spa at Trump ® with 53 spa guest rooms, and the award-winning fine dining restaurant Sixteen and chic cocktail lounge Rebar

CaboVillas.com Offers Perfect Venues for Destination Weddings in Los Cabos, Mexico

SOURCE: CaboVillas.com (Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations) WATSONVILLE, CA–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –   The expert wedding planning team of CaboVillas.com (Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations), the leading provider of Cabo San Lucas vacations , offers their top picks for unforgettable weddings and memorable honeymoons in sun-drenched Cabo. Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula where the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean meet at Land’s End, Los Cabos has long been a destination wedding favorite for couples seeking natural beauty, easy accessibility, exotic culture and luxurious accommodations

Mobile BIS Introduces New Software for Wine Industry

SOURCE: Mobile BIS Application Designed to Transform Industry Distribution LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –  The way consumers buy fine wines could be changing in the near future. Mobile BIS, a leading provider of technology applications, has announced the introduction of a new software program and distribution system that allows consumers to sample wine at a restaurant and then buy it by the bottle or case on the spot, or even later, at the discounted retail price.

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Juni 2010 Inkomstenrapport

SOURCE: Thunderbird Resorts Inc. PANAMA, REPUBLIEK PANAMA–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) – Thunderbird Resorts Inc. (“Thunderbird” of “Groep”) ( FRANKFURT : 4TR)(EURONEXT: TBIRD) rapporteert het volgende: De groep rapporteert de volgende inkomsten voor Juni 2010: ————————————————————————— Thunderbird Resorts Inc.

Wyndham Rewards Visa Cardholders Earn Free Nights Faster

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –   Wyndham Rewards® , the world’s largest loyalty program based upon its more than 6,500 participating hotels, and Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, today introduced the new Wyndham Rewards Visa® card , which offers cardholders accelerated reward-earning power and a suite of new benefits. The card comes in two versions, offering program members their choice of either no annual fee with generous rewards or a low annual fee card with even greater earning potential.

Selecting the Perfect Place to Say "I Do"

SOURCE: Marriott The Ritz-Carlton Offers Tips to Help Newly Engaged Couples Choose a Wedding Venue CHEVY CHASE, MD–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –   Wedding venues set the stage for the celebration, so it’s only natural that many couples’ top priority is choosing a venue. And although romantic backdrops, stunning views, creative culinary staff and on-site coordinators should factor into which wedding venue a couple chooses, there are also more practical matters the bride and groom should be aware of before making their final decision.

Luxury Golf Resorts: Summer’s New "Office"

SOURCE: Marriott The Ritz-Carlton Offers Tips for Conducting Business on the Course CHEVY CHASE, MD–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –  Summer’s warm weather often beckons businessmen and women to leave the office behind and meet with clients on the course. But when shifting the setting of meetings from the office to a golf resort, many executives forget that they also need to rethink the way they do business. To that end, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., a global leader in luxury golf resorts , hotels, service and lifestyle, has created a few simple tips to help businessmen and women make the transition with ease

LimoLiner Helps Travelers Experience the Luxury Difference; Announces New $49 One-Way Fare Between Boston and New York

SOURCE: LimoLiner BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –  LimoLiner Inc., the luxury road travel service operating between Boston and New York, today announced it will extend its ‘APEX’ summer one-way fare of $49 for travel between Boston and New York. This low fare is available on many weekday and Saturday departures from both Boston and New York. A limited number of seats are offered at this rate, and some at $59 or $69.

MITIE Given Preferred Bidder Status for Rolls-Royce European Facilities Management Contract

SOURCE: MITIE Group PLC BRISTOL, UK–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –  MITIE Group PLC (‘MITIE’) is pleased to announce that it has been given preferred bidder status by Rolls-Royce for the facilities and energy management of its European properties. Subject to contract, this will be MITIE’s largest pan-European agreement and demonstrates MITIE’s capability to meet the needs of Rolls-Royce across its European property portfolio. It will include facilities management, energy management and the delivery of services including engineering and fabric maintenance, security, cleaning, catering, waste management, document management, reception, pest control and emergency services.

Iowa Custom Plastics Company Announces Launch of New Business

SOURCE: Schafer Solutions ADAIR, IA–(Marketwire – July 5, 2010) –  Owner Revolution, Inc. ( www.ownrev.com ) announced today that it has launched Schafer Solutions, Inc., a comprehensive resource for the development, manufacturing and delivery of compelling plastic solutions for point of purchase, OEM, food, beverage and other applications requiring high quality, turn-key solutions .

Accor Plans to Double the Number of Hotels After Separation of the Hospitality and Service Units

SOURCE: Hotelaria Accor Brasil Ltda. The Company Aims to Open 120 New Hotels by 2015 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL–(Marketwire – July 5, 2010) –  Today, July 5th, Accor shareholders approved the separation of Accor Hospitality and Accor Services, which names have changed to Accor and Edenred respectively. Accor keeps the control of Hospitality Business including hotels Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis and Formule 1.

Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Present Summer Screenings: Independent Film Series July 13 – August…

SOURCE: Marriott WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –   The Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel together with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present Summer Screenings, a series of independent film screenings in conjunction with area film organizations. The Lounge at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel will transform into an intimate and inviting theater allowing guests to discover thought provoking and engaging films on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm from July 13 th through August 24 th .

Hotel Near Yosemite Park, CA Offers Travelers Savings via New Package

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Leave Rested for Visit to Majestic Wilderness Park TURLOCK, CA–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  A road trip to Yosemite National Park takes on a whole new meaning with great accommodations at a hotel near Yosemite Park, CA where great value and unsurpassed service go hand in hand. Vacationing to this breathtaking Central California area can be captivating, but it doesn’t have to be exhausting

Miami Beach Resort Offers Credits for Extra Florida Fun

SOURCE: Marriott Newly Remodeled Oceanfront Resort Welcomes Guests to ‘Stay and Play’ MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  Travelers are invited to experience the relaxing atmosphere of beautiful beachfront hotels in Miami Beach and enjoy resort credits to create a fun-filled family vacation or relaxing getaway. At the newly renovated Eden Roc Renaissance, guests can earn credits for every night they stay and use those credits for fabulous Miami Beach luxury hotel fun! With the Miami Beach, Florida “Stay and Play” Package, guests enjoy exquisite accommodations at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach hotel with the opportunity to earn up to $300 in resort credit. Whether it’s enjoying fine Italian entrées from the hotel’s authentic Italian restaurant, oceanfront dining and refreshing drinks from the Cabana Beach Club or indulging in fine Miami Beach day spa treatments from the hotel’s Spa Suites or the soon-to-be-opened ELLE Spa, the credit will quickly add up to fun well spent. Guests taking advantage of this hotel offer will earn $100 in resort credit for a two night stay; $180 for three nights and a $300 credit for four nights

Get Soaked This Summer With Hotel Packages in Carmel

SOURCE: Marriott All-Suite Hotel Offers Summertime Waterpark Adventure CARMEL, IN–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) – Create a cool summer getaway with a fun new “Summer Splash and Stay Waterpark Package” at the SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Carmel hotel near Conner Prairie . With spacious suite accommodations in Carmel , it’s easy to plan a fun-filled family vacation, weekend getaway or youth group activity and enjoy the excitement of some cool summer entertainment. Located just minutes from the Monon Center Waterpark, the SpringHill Suites welcomes guests with overnight accommodations in one of their newly renovated hotel suites, a hot “suite start” breakfast and four waterpark passes — two adult and two youth (ages 3-15) at rates starting at just $114*

Splash Down or Tee Up This Summer at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport With Fun New Greensboro Hotel Packages

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel in Greensboro, NC, Offers New Deals & Packages for Guests Vacationing in Greensboro GREENSBORO, NC–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –   What visitors will find on a trip to Greensboro, North Carolina… America’s oldest continually operating dinner theater The largest water park in the Carolinas at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe  Award winning vineyards and wineries The largest basketball arena in the state Over 30 golf courses, including the award winning Bryan Park Course The largest convention center between Atlanta and Washington, D.C Discover these attractions and much more this summer with special Greensboro hotel packages for families, weekends and golf lovers from the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport hotel and enjoy an exciting schedule of summer activities and events including outdoor concerts, theater productions, sailing regattas and golf championships, just to name a few. Set among the gently rolling hills of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, midway between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains to the west and the Atlantic beaches and Outer Banks to the east, Greensboro is a great summer vacation destination.

Edison Hotel Deals Reward Guests With Savings

SOURCE: Marriott Vacation Now and Save for Future Travel Events ISELIN, NJ–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  Everyone can use a mini-vacation, and with special summer Edison hotel deals that offer additional savings, any excuse is a good excuse to take a weekend break. Travel savings are just a reservation away at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, where guests can earn a $50 savings coupon and an airline companion voucher for future vacation travel through the hotel’s Renaissance Summer Promotion or to receive added hotel amenities, guests may enjoy the Renaissance Summer Experience which includes special amenities for kids of all ages. The Renaissance Summer Promotion allows guests the opportunity to enjoy weekend stays at one of the finest new hotels in Edison, NJ while saving for future travel events

North Atlanta Hotel Offers Guests a Trip to the Movies

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Movie Madness’ Package Provides Family Time ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  Treat the family to a Movie Madness weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center where everyone can spend some time relaxing and enjoying the amenities of a sophisticated Decatur, GA hotel . This special “Movie Madness” package provides families a relaxing atmosphere and the opportunity to create some quality time together away from the stress of daily routines. Prior to the evening movie, guests can relax poolside at the hotel’s inviting outdoor pool, play a round of golf at one of the nearby Northeast Atlanta golf courses, enjoy a family meal at the hotel’s Stackstone Grille, or favorite drinks from the Stackstone Lounge. The “Movie Madness” package includes deluxe accommodations with one king or two double beds, complimentary parking, four tickets to the hotel’s Movie Theatre, four soft drinks and four small individual snacks

Wyndham Completes TRYP Acquisition From Sol Melia

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – July 1, 2010) –  Wyndham Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), has completed the previously announced acquisition of the TRYP hotel brand from Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts including franchise agreements with 92 TRYP hotels in Europe and South America. The newly renamed TRYP by Wyndham brand joins Wyndham Hotel Group’s 11 other brands, which encompass nearly 7,100 hotels and approximately 593,300 rooms in 65 countries.

Silverado Resort Celebrates New Beginning With Special Golf Offer

SOURCE: Dolce Hotels and Resorts NAPA, CA–(Marketwire – July 1, 2010) –  Celebrating the next chapter in its storied history under new ownership, Silverado Resort , a 1,200-acre historic golf resort in Napa Valley’s wine country, is offering a package plan that includes fireplace-suite accommodations and half-price golf rounds to reintroduce itself to longtime patrons and welcome first-time guests.

Microsoft Awards Oakwood Five-Year Contract

SOURCE: Oakwood Leading Provider of Worldwide Temporary Housing Signs Deal With Microsoft LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  Oakwood Worldwide ( www.oakwood.com ) is pleased to announce a five-year, global contract with Microsoft ( www.microsoft.com ) to provide temporary housing services for Microsoft employees in North America outside of Puget Sound, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific).  “We are proud that our domestic, global and technological capabilities met the high standards of Microsoft,” notes T.J.

Midtown New York Cassa Hotel and Residences Opens With Limited Time Introductory Offer

SOURCE: Cassa Hotel Sign up for New Luxury Hotel Newsletter and Receive Friends and Family Rates NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  To celebrate the opening of the latest addition to the midtown Manhattan skyline, Cassa Hotel and Residences extends a special introductory offer to its first guests. From August 1st until the end of the year, get 25% off your reservation by simply signing up for our friends and family newsletter at Cassahotelny.com, where you will be able to benefit from the hotel’s special promotions and holiday packages available throughout the year, while staying connected to New York City events. Cassa Hotel and Residences, New York’s latest luxury boutique hotel, has a prime location just north of Bryant Park, and is distinct in style from the obelisk formed exterior to the contemporary, yet texturally, rich interiors. Based on availability, take advantage of this special offer by entering booking code FAM, at cassahotelny.com , when you make your reservation, or call 212.302.8700 or toll-free 888-53.CASSA (22772). While being one of the first guests to discover Cassa Hotel and Residences, you will also enjoy the welcoming and inviting boutique hotel experience of inspired amenities. Created by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos in collaboration with CetraRuddy , Cassa Hotels and Residences casts a unique shadow that falls upon the world class shopping experiences of Fifth and Madison Avenues, the bustle of Times Square, and the bright lights of Broadway in New York’s renowned theatre district

"Bon Voyage a’ Paris," Says Search Engine

SOURCE: Hotels Combined WILMINGTON, DE–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  With the excitement of cyclists zipping through European cities competing to be the newest Tour de France Champion, biking enthusiasts and tourists alike will be anxiously awaiting at the finish line on July 25 in Paris, where the tour commences ever year. To ensure that travelers of all backgrounds can create their own “Tour de France,” HotelsCombined.com searched their database and compiled the most popular luxury and budget hotels in Paris based on website booking statistics. Paris is a Mecca of exquisite art, stunning architecture and unique attractions that delight travelers from all over the world.

SuperClubs Goes After Larger Market With Rebranded Resort in Jamaica

SOURCE: SuperClubs HOLLYWOOD, FL–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) – SuperClubs, the world’s only Super-Inclusive resort group, goes after more fun under the Jamaican sun this Fall. To appeal to more travelers based on customer and industry feedback, Hedonism III in Runaway Bay Jamaica will re-launch as SuperFun Beach Resort & Spa on October 14, 2010. Couples and singles (18 and over only) will enjoy fun-tastic amenities as well as more affordable rates, starting at $110 per person, per night, double-occupancy. While the property is being re-vamped (August 22 to October 14), bookings will be honored at the adult vacation resort Hedonism II in Negril. “With the successful Breezes re-branding in 2009, we’ve listened to our guests and travel partners yet again, and to meet their needs and to further support Jamaica’s growing tourism sector, we’re welcoming SuperFun Beach Resort & Spa to the SuperClubs family,” said Paul Pennicook, president of International Lifestyle, Inc., the worldwide representative of SuperClubs Resorts.

Bardessono Hotel Recommends Napa Valley as Summer Time Recreation Paradise

SOURCE: Bardessono Hotel Cycling and Hiking Through the Country’s Most Beautiful Agricultural Land YOUNTVILLE, CA–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) –  Bardessono Hotel in California’s Napa Valley offers a perfect setting to get outdoors and into the countryside. With its miles of hiking trails and bike routes, Napa is a perfect place to get outdoors. Many Napa Valley businesses are bike-friendly, providing bike racks outside for patrons