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Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

Ascott’s properties in Thailand once again earn the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The properties are Ascott Sathorn, Citadines Sukhumvit 8, Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Citadines Sukhumvit 16, Somerset Lake Point and Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor.

Ascott's Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year
Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

Each year, this award is given in recognition of the established hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on Tripadvisor. Winners of the prestigious award have also been proven one of the exceptional accommodations offering Tripadvisor travellers a great customer experience. Continue Reading

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Welcomes First Guests

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director at Universal Creative, a VIP Tour of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and more.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort First Guests
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director at Universal Creative, a VIP Tour of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and more.

Now open, the retro-inspired hotel features incredible amenities for endless family fun including a 10,000 sq. ft. zero-entry pool with iconic dive tower waterslide, 10-lane bowling alley, family suites that sleep up to six and much more.

This summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more family fun, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando’s first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms.

Visit www.UniversalOrlando.com for more information.

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Show your Support of Equality: Limerick Pride

The city of Limerick is an appealing choice for many who wish to escape the humdrum for a day or two. While many will be heading here for the museum’s history and natural beauty, that’s not all that Limerick has to offer this summer.

Limerick Pride
Limerick Pride

Ever since its humble beginnings 13 years ago, Limerick Pride has gone from strength to strength, providing visitors with an annual carnival that creates an awesome atmosphere as well as a serious message. By booking a room at one of Travelodge’s Limerick hotels, you can be part of the show this year, revelling in the vibrancy and diversity that Pride provides. Continue Reading

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Web Reservations International Merger With HostelBookers

Web Reservations International, which operates the award winning web-sites hostelworld.com, hostels.com and bedandbreakfastworld.com, has announced its intention to merge with HostelBookers.com Limited, which operates the hostelbookers.com and anytrip.com web-sites.

hostelworld.com
hostelworld.com

With this merger, the company hopes to bring to you the resources of a larger company resulting in improved technology, support, and revenues.

As is common, this transaction is subject to regulatory approval and it will be business as usual for both organisations while this process takes its course, which may take some months.

During that time the company continues to operate completely independently and there will be no change to your day-to-day relationship with the hotel reservation websites.

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Ascott Holds Client Appreciation Event in Bangkok Thailand

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, recently held an appreciation event for major clients at the newly-opened Dine in the Dark (DID) restaurant located at Ascott Sathorn Bangkok.

The team from Ascott and DID behind the event
The team from Ascott and DID behind the event

Some 40 clients were treated to a unique fine dining experience. They were assisted by visually-impaired waiters and given the chance to savour delectable European and Thai cuisine in total darkness. This allows all non-visual senses to be heightened for better appreciation of the smell and taste of the dishes which were specially prepared by DID’s chef. Continue Reading

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The Perfect End-of-Summer Getaway at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Just in time for one last summer getaway, the AAA Four Diamond Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is offering all two-night reservations that book and actualize between now and August 31, 2011, a complimentary third night stay.

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

The epitome of oceanside elegance, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa features the award-winning VUE restaurant, OverVue outdoor lounge and deck, and family-friendly activities including movie nights, the Kahuna Laguna Kids Club activity center and onsite Splash Zone.

This summer getaway package is valid for mid-week and weekend stays, with no blackout periods. For more information, or to book an oceanside getaway, the public may visit www.LagunaCliffs.com or call 949.661.5000 and use promotional code ?BGS.?

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InterContinental Hotel Singapore Goes Back to the Future

InterContinental Singapore has stepped up its focus on its unique Straits Chinese guest experience with the launch of its revamped shophouse guest rooms and suites.

The hotel, which preserves an entire row of the Peranakan-style shophouses from the 1920s as an integral feature of its architecture, has given its 65 shophouse rooms and suites a major makeover to reflect the Peranakan heritage that dates back to the 17th century when seafarers from China married indigenous Malays.

However, room amenities are firmly based on 21st century, incorporating leading-edge technology including a Bose wave music system and an array of media connections including HDMI, USB, Internet data connection and PC link inputs allowing guests to project their laptop screen on the room’s 46” LED TV. An iPhone and iPod-compatible docking station, European designer bathroom fittings and sumptuous bedding complete the luxurious experience.

Taking their inspiration from the private homes of Peranakan families who used to live on the upper floors of their businesses in the heart of the Bugis district where the InterContinental Singapore is located, the shophouse rooms and suites all feature touches of the rich Pernakan heritage including dark teak flooring, intricate carvings and artifacts. Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Chicago Completes $90 Million Renovation

Hyatt Regency Chicago, located at 151 E. Wacker Drive in Chicago, is excited to announce the completion of a $90 million renovation, which features a complete remodel and transformation of the hotel’s 2,019 guest rooms and suites, as well as 65 guest room floor corridors. Through their investment in this important renovation, the hotel’s owner Kato Kagaku Co., Ltd., continues to demonstrate great support of the hotel providing guests with the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

Hyatt Regency Chicago Renovated Guestroom
Hyatt Regency Chicago Renovated Guestroom

The newly renovated guest rooms now feature brand new Hyatt Grand Beds, wall coverings, carpet, window treatments, chairs, soft goods, artwork, lighting, and 2 category 6A cables per room. A contemporary color scheme with contrasting warm and cool gray and orange hues is used in various textures throughout the room. Striking black and white photography etched on glass and showcasing unique aspects of the city adorns the walls. In order to complete this extensive renovation, all guest rooms, bathrooms, corridors, and elevator landings were completely stripped down, floor-by-floor, to provide a bare canvas from which the design team could work with to create the transformation. Continue Reading

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Finding Great Holiday Villas in Cyprus

Finding great holiday villa Rentals in Cyprus is as easy as taking a walk on the street and looking at one great holiday villa after another. Of course, most people probably want to rent the holiday villas and have things arranged before they go to Cyprus, so this article is going to share some tips on how to make that happen. It can be a little confusing since when you look up Cyprus holiday villas you end up getting over one million search results.

To narrow that down, use the expedient of putting Cyprus in quotation marks “Cyprus” and holiday villas in quotation marks “Cyprus villas”, put a plus sign (+) between the two and now your search should be much more manageable since you’ve told Google that you want all the words to be included and to treat ‘Holiday Villas’ as a single phrase. You’ve cut the number of results more than in half now.

Now you begin your search in earnest. Look at the top results. These are probably broken into a couple of different categories. First of all you have the big sites like Trip Adviser and Holiday Homes. These are great resources, but to get the best deals and find the true gems in Cprus, the best bet is to dig deeper and get into direct contact with the owners of the villas. When you do this, you can ask questions, negotiate the prices, and make sure that you understand exactly how to get to your holiday villa. That’s important! Continue Reading

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Spark-Filled Valentine at Marriott Manila

Keep that magical spark alive as Marriott Manila takes you to the most romantic offerings to celebrate the heart?s day.

Mangoberry Cake
Mangoberry Cake

Set the mood for love and surprise a sweet heart to a lost in time moment with Marriott Manila?s special Valentine room packages. For only USD240 net per night, she will surely glow like a contessa in the opulent deluxe room of Marriott Manila. To sweeten up the treat, the package includes a demi bottle of champagne and luscious strawberries with dipping, guaranteed to satisfy every sweet craving. Continue Reading

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Valentines & Vineyards: Oregon Wine Country – a Romantic Destination

A nip in the fresh country air, a cozy fire in your deluxe room, massages for two, a disarmingly divine meal paired with world class pinot noir. If that’s not a recipe for romance, what is? The Allison Inn & Spa, Oregon wine country’s premier luxury resort on 35 hillside acres has created a Valentine’s package to make anyone swoon:

The Allison’s Valentines & Vineyards Package- Starting from $430
The Allison’s Valentines & Vineyards Package- Starting from $430

February means romance is in the air, so why not escape to the ultimate wine country resort in the peaceful Willamette Valley? Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to cherish quality time together, enjoy a luxurious bedroom with king bed, fireplace and soaking tub. Complimentary chilled champagne upon arrival starts the celebration…followed by a delicious, customized four-course dinner in the acclaimed JORY Restaurant featuring Oregon Wine Country Cuisine ensures a meal to be remembered. (Special menu available on Sunday and Monday evenings only. On Friday and Saturday, guests may order from the a la carte menu and receive a $150 credit towards food and beverage). Continue Reading

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Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu Brings Lavish New Guest Experience to Town

When the highly anticipated 400-rooms Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu opens later this moth, it will set new standards in guest experience with a wide range of lavish amenities and services.

Asia Pacific’s first Radisson Blu hotel promises a unique and inviting interior design that combines the natural elements of local Cebu such as woodwork carvings, weaves and the mother of pearl.

Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu
Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu

This will be coupled with the simpicity of a hassle-free and prompt check-in, the option of late check-out, free high speed internet access in all guest rooms and public areas, complimentary breakfast that can be served anywhere in the hotel that the guest so desires, a fully equipped fitness centre, spa and even the option of baby-sitting services. Continue Reading

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