Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The “Princess Diana: Dress of Inspiration” museum exhibit comes to Naples, Florida

This spring The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples are offering a “Royal Dresses of Inspiration” package to go along with the “Princess Diana: Dress of Inspiration” museum exhibit running March 13 – June 27, 2010 at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida. The exhibit will highlight the late Princess’ dresses and other British Royal memorabilia, some of which have never before been displayed in the United States. “Royal Dresses of Inspiration” package includes:
  • One-night accommodations starting at $199 for a Resort View room at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and $299 for a Coastal View room at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
  • Two untimed adult admission tickets to the exhibit
  • Autographed copy of, Eating Royally; Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen, autographed by author Darren McGrady, personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana
For reservations, visit

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Kids Club at Bal Harbour Offers a New Spin on Family Vacations

Launched in January 2010 and based at the family-friendly Sea View Hotel, the Bal Harbour Kids Club offers tiny travelers a new way to discover Florida’s coast while on vacation. Designed in cooperation with the Miami Children’s Museum, the Club offers daily themed classes for kids ages 5-12, including “Little Masters” where kids can paint their own Monet masterpieces and a “Magic of Flight” class where children can learn how to make everything from homemade kites to hot air balloons fly over Florida’s coast. Other classes offer an ocean of activities like sandcastle critter building, cooking classes and puppet play. Led under the supervision of a museum curator, classes are held every Thursday-Sunday for $25 per child, per day. For more information please visit

Monday, March 29, 2010

RockResorts Taps into Next Environmental Program with “Water on the Rocks”

Known as an environmental leader in the industry, RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality are tapping into a new program, “Water on the Rocks,” to eliminate nearly all plastic water bottles in guest operations. RockResorts properties from Vail to St. Lucia and Vail Resorts Hospitality properties in all four Colorado mountain resorts - Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Beaver Creek - are expecting to save an estimated 640,000 plastic water bottles from the waste stream thanks to the “Water on the Rocks” program, which eliminates plastic water bottles from guest rooms and offers hotel guests reusable water bottles with refilling stations.

As part of “Water on the Rocks,” two pre-filled glass bottles are placed in each guest room daily and refreshed as needed during daily housekeeping or by request. These bottles are sanitized and replaced each night with filtered water as needed. Guests on the go will also have the option to purchase stylish, reusable RockResorts logo water bottles (BPA-free plastic or stainless steel) for $4 at hotel front desks or spas that can be refilled at water refilling locations around each property. In many resort locations, guests will be treated to filtered flavored water (such as cucumber or lemon).

The program was designed by the RockResorts “Tap Force” to eliminate 99 percent of plastic water bottles in both guest rooms and food and beverage operations.


For more information about this program or the other sustainable programs, visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 1-888-FOR-ROCK (888-367-7625). Follow RockResorts and Vail Resorts on Twitter: @RockResorts, @RockResortsNEWS and @VailResortsNEWS or on Facebook.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Start your engines! The latest line of BMW vehicles are at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples.

From March 7 – April 29, 2010, guests of both resorts will have eight BMWs and one MINI convertible for complimentary use as part of the BMW/Ritz-Carlton Driving Tour. The resorts are the first in the Ritz-Carlton brand to offer this service. Vehicles may be rented from 30 minutes to three hours based on availability. Test drives are available from 9:00am – 6:00pm daily. Guests interested in local restaurant plans can make “Dinner Drive” reservations where keys are picked up at 5:30pm and returned by 11:00pm. Reservations may be made by calling or visiting the BMW/Ritz-Carlton Driving Tour desk in the resorts’ lobbies and can be confirmed up to one week in advance. The resort concierges are on-hand to provide drive recommendations to the best attractions in the Naples area including the Everglades and the newly renovated Naples Botanical Gardens. They’ll even customize further by pre-programming directions into the GPS system prior to the drive. A valid driver’s license card (must be 21 years or older) is required and a BMW insurance waiver must be signed. For full details on the latest amenity from The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, please visit

Monday, March 22, 2010

Celebrate Spring - Three Nights in the City of Lights!

What better way to usher in spring than with a long weekend getaway to Paris? Recharge those batteries with three nights in the City of Lights at Parisian landmark Hotel Lutetia.

Here’s why...
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Hotel Lutetia. As part of this year-long celebration, the landmark hotel is featuring a variety of events highlighting its historic ties with art, literature and jazz (suites converted into an art gallery, jazz nights, literary readings and participation in the annual contemporary art event Parcours de Saint Germain).

Escape for a long weekend and book the “Lutetia Secrets” centennial package. Available through December 31, rates start at $358 per night/per room (minimum of three nights) and includes:
  • Accommodation in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Exclusive “Lutetia Secrets” insider guide
  • Behind-the-scenes private tour of this historic hotel
  • Surprise gift in your room

**Rates listed reflect the US dollar to Euro rates on the date of March 23, 2010. Rates may fluctuate and vary depending on hotel, and rooms are subject to availability.

For more information or to book the “Lutetia Secrets” package, call reservations at 1-800-888-4747 or visit


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