Friday, February 25, 2011

Pull an all-nighter in Montréal?

If you happen to be visiting Montréal this weekend, there's no doubt you'll have a night to remember. Nuit Blanche is the all-night Montreal High Lights event starting on Saturday, February 26 at 8pm and some point on Sunday.

There’s a lot going on but have no fear, the Montréal Buzz (Tourisme Montréal's official blog) will keep you in the know...

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An incomparable sunset plunge at Trump SoHo

At a time when New York City is experiencing its strongest tourism boom since 2009, Trump SoHo is giving guests another reason to visit: top of the line penthouses, second to none and unlike anything else you've seen in Manhattan. The sleek 46-story New York City hotel, which opened in April, has introduced its complete collection of 11 penthouse suites with views as expansive as their square footage. Ten of them feature two bedrooms, giving Trump SoHo more two-bedroom penthouse suites than any other hotel in Manhattan.

While each suite will dazzle travelers with its own distinct characteristics—plunge tubs with sunset views, in-room “wine cellars”, walk-in closets, and spacious dining/living rooms for entertaining—the collection as a whole offers a new level of luxurious services and amenities. For more information, click here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Good news: Hospitality executives report a positive outlook for 2011

Hotel Interactive- Recent survey reveals that nearly 90 percent of top hospitality leaders are bullish about the 12-month outlook for the US hospitality industry. 69 percent of respondents report that TripAdvsior and other social media, including Twitter and Facebook, have changed the way they interact with guests.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Cupid, Chicago and cupcakes?!?!!

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown celebrates Valentine’s Day (Monday, February 14) with sweet and tasty treats! The hotel will offer a $14 gift card (one per room) for guests to use at famous Chicago favorite and must-visit sweet spot, Sprinkles Cupcakes, located only minutes away from the hotel. How sweet is that?

For reservations and more information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, click here.

#luxchat ...conversations you don't want to miss!!!

#luxchat is a live, interactive Twitter discussion around luxury brands and social media in 140 characters or less and takes place every third Wednesday afternoon of the month at 2:30PM PST/5:30PM EST.

The founders, @LuxuryPRGal Christine Kirk, @EliteTravelGal Stacy Small, @LuxeTiffany Tiffany Dowd, @MissSmartFlyer Erina Pindar and @FrontRowTierra Tierra Filhiol, moderate some of the most insightful online discussions.

The January 2011 #luxchat featured Robb Report magazine's Editor in Chief Brett Anderson @RobbReport as the Guest Tweeter. Click here to view the recap report, which references 2011 trends, what the "ultra-affluents" want, social media goals for the magazine and more.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

HSMAI Awards! Laura Davidson Public Relations receives 10 Adrian Awards, including Platinum for Abercrombie & Kent

Last night, HSMAI recognized LDPR during the annual Adrian Awards Gala, a black-tie affair attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel and tourism marketing executives, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

New York, NY (February 1, 2011) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Laura Davidson Public Relations (LDPR) with ten awards including 1 Platinum, 5 Gold and 4 Bronze for public relations excellence in the 54th annual Adrian Awards Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious travel, tourism and hospitality marketing competition.

Laura Davidson PR took home a coveted Platinum Award for its consumer marketing campaign for Abercrombie & Kent’s Extreme Adventure program. In addition, five Gold Awards and four Bronze Awards were won for programs and placements for Tourism Victoria, Tourism Montreal, VisitScotland, Atlantis Paradise Island, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, The Resort at Paws Up (2 awards) and Abercrombie & Kent (2 awards).


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