Friday, October 14, 2011

Just Back From....Antarctica (well, sort of!)

 Social media mavens at work. Tiffany Dowd (@LuxeTiffany), Kelly Brewer (@KellyMBrewer), KC Geen (@kcgeen) and Stephanie Preston (@StephPreston) in a Le Boreal stateroom "pre-tweet"

 LDPR’s Abercrombie & Kent team departed New York City and were transported to Antarctica by way of Boston – all in one day! Carla Tracy, Kelly Brewer and Stephanie Preston experienced Antarctica when the ship A&K charters to the destination, Le Boreal, was docked in Boston Harbor. The team was joined by travel agents and local Boston media for a tour of the ship, delicious lunch and an enlightening speech from Dr. James McClintock on the implications of climate change in Antarctica. Dr. McClintock is an award-winning scientist, author and endowed professor of microbiology and marine sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also one of the many expert guides and speakers that A&K works with on the Antarctica cruises.

Antarctica is a trip of a lifetime, but it’s certainly a rugged destination. However, after touring the sleek, modern interior of Le Boreal, it’s clear to see that luxury is possible even in the most remote places. We could imagine spending the majority of our time in The Panoramic Lounge with amazing views of glaciers and the large Theater was a surprise – a great space for entertainment, lectures and movies. The ship’s staterooms were all roomy and the best part is, when traveling with A&K, all guests have a private balcony! Le Boreal carries more than 264 passengers, but A&K limits this to 199 for all Antarctica trips. The luxury of extra space!

For more information on A&K Antarctica and Le Boreal, please visit 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey Honey, the bees are abuzz at Grande Lakes Orlando

It just got a little sticky at Grande Lakes Orlando and it's not the humidity! In the property's continued commitment to sustainability and conservation, the Queen Bee of Orlando resorts has recently seen the first harvest of honey from a new on-property apiary. Guests of the luxury property, which is comprised of a JW Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton, can now enjoy the benefits through dining experiences as well as honey-infused spa treatments at the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa.

“Harvesting honey on-site has given the JW Marriott Orlando culinary team another opportunity to show how passionate we are in sharing the best local flavors with guests,” explains Executive Chef Chris Brown.  But the buzz also brews outside of the kitchen... While visiting The Ritz-Carlton Spa, guests can indulge in a signature Grande Lakes Honey Treatment, the Bee Pampered Pedicure or the Harvest Glow Hot Honey Treatment, all of which take full advantage of the natural skincare benefits of honey.

Find out more information on Grande Lakes and its honey initiative by visiting here or by going to 


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