Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10/10/10 Shake it up thanks to Fairfield Inn by Marriott NYC

Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Times Square declares October 10, 2010 to be the day of sweet and tasty treats! The hotel will offer a $10 gift card (one per room) for guests to use at the recently opened Shake Shack on 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, located only a few blocks from the hotel.

In addition to enjoying free breakfast daily at Fairfield Inn & Suites Times Square, this is a great way for guests to “shake up” their visit to NYC and get a taste of the local burger buzz at Shake Shack, an iconic NYC hotspot!

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Times Square, located on West 40th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenue, features 244 spacious rooms and suites. Only steps from Broadway’s best theaters, restaurants and the city’s most renowned attractions, guests enjoy the benefits of a convenient location with Marriott service and amenities including free internet and free breakfast.

For reservations and more information about Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Times Square call 212-967-9494 or visit: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-new-york-manhattan-times-square/

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Elks are Bugling at Grand Teton Lodge Company!

Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park is the perfect last-chance vacation getaway. The Lodge offers not only a front row seat to beautiful fall foliage, but the sounds of the annual elk rutting season! Take a seat on the deck overlooking the Grand Teton Mountains and listen as the bull elk’s bugle starts as a low whistling sound that builds and culminates into he high-pitched sound of a flute. The bugle lets the other elk know that the bull has staked claim to a territory and harem. In preparation for the winter season, elk herds can be found in abundance migrating through Grand Teton National Park toward their winter home near the town of Jackson.

From September 26 – October 3, Jackson Lake Lodge is offering a special rate of $179/night when you call 800-628-9988 and mention the Elk Lovers sale.

If you are looking for last-minute luxury in a National Park, Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park is offering a rate of $299/night when you call 307-543-3352 and mention the Elk Lovers sale. This rate includes lodging, daily gourmet breakfast and daily bike usage. Book now before Grand Teton Lodge Company closes for the season on October 3!

Photo Credit: Wyoming Tourism Board

Preferred Hotel Group Welcomes 25 New Hotels This September

Preferred Hotel Group announced the addition of 25 hotels worldwide this September. The hotels include:
About Preferred Hotel Group™: Celebrating over 40 years of excellence, Preferred Hotel Group™ is a leading provider of business solutions for independently owned and operated hotels and resorts around the world. Services include sales, marketing, technology, distribution, and quality assurance. Comprised of more than 800 best-in-class hotels in over 70 countries, Preferred Hotel Group encompasses five distinct brands: Preferred Hotels® & Resorts , Preferred Boutique™ , Summit Hotels & Resorts™, Sterling Hotels™ ( and Historic Hotels of Americas® . Preferred Hotel Group also offers I Prefer , an exclusive global guest benefits program, as well as Preferred Golf™, a membership program with entrée to the world’s most spectacular luxury golf resorts . For more information, visit www.PreferredHotelGroup.com . In Fall 2007, the company entered the luxury real estate market with the launch of Preferred Residences™ – a membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts that provide an exceptional level of service and amenities. Preferred Residences are held to exacting standards derived from the same Preferred Global Standards of Excellence™ on which the company has built its 41-year heritage in the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit http://www.preferredresidences.com/ . For high-resolution imagery of our properties, please visit the Preferred Hotel Group Image Library.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mexico Boasts “Ultra-Inclusive” Savings This Season

Forget all-inclusive, this season take an “Ultra-Inclusive” escape to Mexico and enjoy unbeatable savings at Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta Beach Resort and Spa, a five-star luxury resort in one of Mexico’s hottest destinations, just 20 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport. Rates for this “Ultra-Inclusive” package (not just your typical all-inclusive!) start at just $488 per night with minimum three-night stay, and represent a savings of up to 50 percent! The “Ultra-Inclusive” package includes:

      • Accommodations in a luxury one-bedroom ocean view villa
      • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an array of dining options and specialty menus featuring regional cuisine, theme dinners, chef’s table and wellness options
      • Unlimited premium cocktails and specialty beverages at resort bars and restaurants
      • Complimentary specialty services at Tatewari Spa along with exclusive access to spa facilities and complimentary private training services
      • Complimentary greens fees at Vallarta’s Jack Nicklaus-designed La Vista Vallarta Golf Course and Marina Vallarta Golf Course
      • Unlimited use of recreation facilities and entertainment; water sports; afternoon tea daily; discounts on market and boutique purchases – and much more!

Package is available now through December 20, 2010. Based on double occupancy. Minimum stay of three consecutive nights. To book visit http://www.villagroupresorts.com/resorts/villa-la-estancia-vallarta and speak with a live agent, or call 888-844-8169.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New "Relation-Trips" Retreat Hosted at Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta!

Villa Group Resorts, one of Mexico’s leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies, announces the first-ever “Relation-Trip” retreat in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, from October 20-24, 2010. Couples are invited to attend the romantic escape at the five star/four diamond Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta and Villa del Palmar Flamingos, hosted by nationally-recognized relationship experts, Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal. This retreat will be the first in a series that will be planned for 2011.
The “Relation-Trip” retreat is a three- or four-night ultra-inclusive getaway for couples, which includes essential ingredients for the ultimate romantic vacation, such as:
      • Accommodations in a deluxe room
      • A pre-vacation Love Consultation - Matt and Tamsen will contact couples to personalize their itinerary
      • Food & Beverages included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at resort restaurants. Includes: Welcome dinner with “Relation-Trip” hosts, Matt and Tamsen, and Romantically Themed Dinners (i.e. First Date Menu, Anniversary Celebration, Passion Plan Tastings)
      • “Recipe for Love” cooking classes: Matt and the executive chef will team up with all of the men and prepare dinner for their “special ladies”
      • Unlimited cocktails and specialty beverages from a variety of domestic and international premium brands by the glass, as well as specially-prepared “love potion” beverages
      • One Complimentary Spa Treatment per person, per stay. Options include: A Passion Fruit Cell Remover (30 minutes), a Mango & Pineapple Sherbet Exfoliant (30 minutes); or a Tired Legs Rejuvenating Massage (30 minutes)
      • The list of additional inclusions is endless, ranging: from a welcome bottle of wine or tequila; an aromatherapy experience; use of all non-motorized equipment and/or water sports; daily afternoon tea time; all resort fitness and recreation facilities; Matt and Tamsen’s special daily turn down service and wake–up calls; a personalized romantic couples Jacuzzi bubble bath, etc.
Villa La Estancia rates for the three-night retreat (Oct 21-24, 2010) is $996.07 per couple. A four-night package (October 20-24) is available at $1294.76 per couple. **Gratuities and taxes included. Couples can opt to stay at neighboring Villa del Palmar Flamingos, with rates for the three-night retreat at just $694.80 per couple. Airfare is not included. Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal are a dynamic married duo who are the authors of the relationship book series "Why Hasn't He?" Matt was recently featured as one of the country's leading matchmakers on NBC's reality hit, "The Match Off." The pair host Meredith Corporation's nationally syndicated weekly segment “Ask Matt & Tamsen,” which is seen in over 75 television markets across the U.S. Matt can also be seen on a weekly basis as the host of his very own CBS-TV segment, "Matt-ers of The Heart." The Emmy-Award winning Tamsen can be viewed daily as she anchors the morning show at WPIX-TV.

“Top Chefs” Takeover Montana!

It’s almost time to “pack your knives and go” to the annual Montana Master Chefs event September 30–October 3, 2010! Cooked up at The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury wilderness resort in Montana, this three-day foodie filled weekend has guests eating and drinking with a menu of renowned chefs and world-class vitners from around the world. This year’s roster includes former Bravo TV “Top Chef” competitors Mark Peel, Dave Levitski and Lee Anne Wong, Brian Bistrong of the acclaimed NYC-based Braeburn Restaurant and of course The Resort at Paws Up’s very own Wes Coffel who oversees the resort’s five-star restaurant, Pomp. By day, the chefs and vintners will participate in the exhilarating outdoor adventures alongside the guests (think horseback riding, fly-fishing, clay shooting and more). By night, the chefs will prepare a tasting dinner menu complete with wine pairing provided by three world-class winemakers (Trefethen Family Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate and Merry Edwards Winery–2010 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominee). After a day full of food, wine, and wilderness, a luxurious private home – complete with 300-thread-count sheets and hot tubs – will await. For more information please visit www.montanamasterchefs.com.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Lodge at Vail Welcomes New Executive Chef Paul Wade!

Vail, Colo. – Paul Wade has been appointed executive chef at The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort in Vail, Colo. In his new position, Chef Wade will be overseeing all dining operations at the property, including Cucina Rustica restaurant and the AAA Four Diamond, award-winning Wildflower.

Chef Wade joins The Lodge at Vail with more than 20 years of professional culinary experience. Paul (a California wine country native) has held a national reputation for his creative, unpretentious approach to Americana style cuisine. Beginning his culinary career with a seven-year apprenticeship in Northern California, Paul has worked alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in wine country. At 25, Paul became the head chef at Chanterelle Restaurant in Napa, CA, where he developed his strong passion for sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine. After three years there, Wade joined the Four Seasons Wailea in Maui, HI, where he was voted one of the Top 10 chefs in Hawaii and received both a Mobil Travel Guide Five Star and Zagat ratings.

To read more about Paul and his new position, please click to read the full press release. For more information on The Lodge at Vail, please visit lodgeatvail.rockresorts.com.


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