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September 5, 2018

CALIFORNIA - THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON TO HOST EXCLUSIVE HALLOWEEN SÉANCES SUMMONING THE DEAD


Beginning Sept. 28, Come Face-to-Face with Spirits who Haunt 
World-Renowned Fisherman’s Wharf Attraction 

SAN FRANCISCO (September 2018) – Have you ever wondered whether it’s really possible to communicate with the spirits of the dead? Do your long-gone loved ones watch over you? Do the deceased have important messages to deliver from the afterlife? Some believe mediums can liaise between the living and the dead, providing rare revelations and spooky insights from beyond the grave. That’s why this Halloween, The San Francisco Dungeon will offer guided séances, offering visitors an uncanny glimpse of the spirits lurking beneath historic Fisherman’s Wharf. The San Francisco Dungeon seances launch Sept. 28, haunting guests until Nov. 4. 

The San  Francisco Dungeon is the live-action attraction at Fisherman’s Wharf that invites guests to journey through the city’s darkest history. In an atmosphere conducive to spirit-conjuring—think creepy décor and an all-knowing crystal ball—the séance will be included with general admission to The San Francisco Dungeon so that you and your friends will have ample opportunities to meet the dead. 

Click here for more information about this otherworldly experience and to purchase tickets. 

July 12, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Paso Robles Wine Region’s Allegretto Vineyard Resort Creates World’s First Sonic Labyrinth

New Outdoor Sound Circle Complements Luxury Resort’s Wellness Offerings Nestled Amongst 20 acres of Vines and Olive Trees on California’s Central Coast 

July 12, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, a 171-room luxury resort in the Paso Robles wine region, announces the creation of the world’s first Sonic Labyrinth ‘Sound Circle.’  Designed to provide guests a tranquil space with a distinctive series of sounds created by wind instruments, the new Sonic Labyrinth deepens the resort’s wellness offerings in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country on California’s Central Coast.

According to proprietor Doug Ayres, the Sonic Labyrinth utilizes music and space as a way to compel guests to slow their pace and become more mindful. As a symbol of life’s journey, a labyrinth is an archetypal pattern that leads one along a single, meandering path to a center point – the center being a metaphor as well as a physical spot. Labyrinths provide an opportunity to free the mind at one’s own pace, by incorporating sound into the experience.

CALIFORNIA - SUMMER TREATS TO TAKE A DISTURBING TURN AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF THIS FRIDAY

SUMMER TREATS TO TAKE A DISTURBING TURN 
AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF THIS FRIDAY 
THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON TO OFFER POP-UP ICE CREAM PARLOR 
SERVING BUGS, SCORPIONS, DIRTY ICE CREAM ON FRIDAY THE 13TH

WHAT: 
The San Francisco Dungeon is ditching the sprinkles and serving free dirty ice cream topped with REAL bugs, worms and more.

For one day only – Friday, July 13 – Miss Piggott’s (Not-So) Nice Cream Pop-up Parlor will celebrate National Ice Cream Month by serving macabre and nightmarish ice cream adorned with the most creepy, crawly and terrifying toppings imaginable. This pop-up ice cream parlor will be presented by The San Francisco Dungeon, the only fully immersive attraction of its kind to celebrate the dark side of the city’s history. The ice cream will be free for those daring enough to taste Miss Piggott’s creations. Straight out of foodie nightmares, these “flavors” will include dirty ice cream topped with anything found crawling on the dungeon floor like insects, scorpions and worms.

The name of the pop-up parlor was inspired by Miss Piggott, the beer-slinging, saloon wench who is always looking for a way to get one over on her customers. During the Gold Rush in the 1860s and 1870s, the Bay Area harridan would drug unassuming drunkards with the “Miss Piggott’s Special” - a concoction of brandy, whiskey and gin laced with opium - luring them atop a trap door where they would be shanghaied into the custody of needy ship captains looking for sailors. Similar to the guests in her saloon at The San Francisco Dungeon, she has found a new way to put a little scare into those looking for a sweet treat while walking the Wharf.

May 28, 2018

CALIFORNIA - NOW OPEN - MADAME TUSSAUDS SAN FRANCISCO NEW ESCAPE ROOM, “ALCATRAZ – THE BREAKOUT”


SAN FRANCISCO (May 23, 2018– Beginning today, Madame Tussauds San Francisco brings the world’s most famous prison escape to life in its new “Alcatraz – The Breakout” escape room, the first in the brand’s 250-year history. Themed after the infamous 1962 escape, the experience opens today on Fisherman’s Wharf, just one mere mile from where it all took place – Alcatraz Island.

Step back to 1962 and follow in the nefarious footsteps of three Alcatraz criminals, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris, who escaped from America’s most notorious prison.

Be cunning. Be brave. Be smart. Like them, you’ll need strategy to survive. You’ll also need to be ballsy as hell. Unlike them, you’ll only have 60 minutes to break out. Crack the code and solve the puzzles before the guards catch you.

May 17, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Palo Alto’s Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto Adds Ridge Vineyards Experience to its Special Packages for Guests


PALO ALTO, CA. (May 2018) — The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has partnered with an acclaimed Central Coast winery to offer the Ridge Vineyards Experience package for its guests.

Guests can experience the number one winery in America with an exclusive private tasting and tour for two at Ridge Vineyards’ Monte Bello Estate. Nestled high in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by historic vineyards, Monte Bello offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience exceptional single-vineyard wines, including the celebrated Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Ridge Vineyards Experience includes:
>Overnight accommodations at The Clement Palo Alto
>Reservations for an exclusive two-hour private tasting for two at Monte Bello Estate, any day of the week
>Daily breakfast for two in the comfort of your guestroom or in The Clement dining room
>Overnight valet parking and resort fee

The two-hour private tasting experience includes a tour of the vineyard, where guests will see the petite verdot, merlot, and cabernet vines, as well as the historic knoll covered with 66-year-old cabernet sauvignon vines. A dedicated host will present a customized five-wine flight and library pour of Monte Bello, which also includes the most current vintage. A cheese-and-tapenade plate completes the experience.

May 2, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel Announces Its Tail Wagging Package


The Hofsas House Hotel, a 38-room boutique family-owned inn in the heart of Carmel, is pleased to announce the launch of its Tail Wagging Package. To book this package during your stay, call (831) 624-2745 or email info@hofsashouse.com.

Tail-Wagging Package

Hofsas House is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary “Doggie Welcome Package” upon arrival that includes:
  • Hofsas House dog Frisbee
  • Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl
  • Special dog bed
  • Letter from Tank, our onsite Pet Concierge
  • Special dog amenities package
  • Tips and recommendations for your four-legged friend’s stay
  • Walking trail and hiking guide
  • A package of treats
  • Coastal Canine Magazine: offering the best four-legged options for visiting Carmel

March 14, 2018

CALIFORNIA - The Mayumi Launches in Los Angeles Providing A Flexible, All-Inclusive Residential Stay Alternative and Creative Space to Long-Term Visitors


Los Angeles, CA (March 2018) - The Mayumi, a new residential concept by HQ Development is set to open April 2018 in Los Angeles. Located in the epicenter of Culver City, CA. This new space has been fashioned into a remarkable 35 unit flexible stay residence catering to long-term visitors looking for a monthly all-inclusive residential stay alternative and creative space.

Mayumi gives you the best of both worlds – a private haven and social hub. Created to provide an unparalleled living experience crafted on a foundation of design, flexibility, and community, Mayumi members can enjoy luxurious private rooms and common areas to connect with others.

February 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Princess Cruises "Summer on Sale" Offers Cruise Deals on Summer Vacations

Save up to 40 Percent on Summer Caribbean, Europe and Japan Cruise Fares

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 - Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan a summer cruise or cruisetour vacation with a sale on the lines' most popular destinations, including Alaska, Summer Caribbean, Europe and Japan. During Summer on Sale, guests who book can save up to 40 percent per person on select cruise launch fares, plus third and fourth guests in a stateroom can book with fares as low as $399, and all guests book with a low deposit of 10% of cruise fare per person.

During Princess Cruises' Summer on Sale, guests can experience an Alaska adventure fit for the whole family visiting Glacier Bay and Denali National Parks, relax on white sand beaches in the Caribbean, explore ancient ruins and savor the modern fine cuisine of Europe or find harmony in Japan's ancient traditions and tranquil gardens.

CALIFORNIA - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland® Resort to Offer Special, Limited-Time Savings


Southern California residents enjoy magical offers for train travel and theme park admission through May 21, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif.Feb. 14, 2018 - The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® has partnered with the Disneyland® Resort to offer special, limited-time savings for Southern California Residents on train travel and Disneyland® Resort theme park admission through May 21, 2018. The Pacific Surfliner brings nearly 3 million travelers annually to Southern California destinations including Anaheim, the gateway to the Happiest Place on Earth.

Pacific Surfliner and the Disneyland® Resort have partnered to provide Southern California Residents a magical offer including:
  •  Kids ride free on Pacific Surfliner to the Disneyland®Resort with a paid adult
  •  An additional 5% savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket offer for Disneyland® Resort theme parks

October 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA - The Beverly Hilton and Hilton Anaheim Launch Winter Warmerland Promotions


'Tis the Season to Escape the Snow and Enjoy a Sun Splashed Holiday in Southern California's Most Iconic Settings

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - October 26, 2017 - Just in time for the holidays, The Beverly Hilton and Hilton Anaheim have announced the launch of Winter Warmerland, a destination promotion showcasing the sunny side of So. Cal winters with amenity and value-rich packages in two of the region's most exciting and iconic settings - Beverly Hills and Anaheim, home of Disneyland@ Resort. Travelers from across the country can escape the cold and enjoy the best of these renowned cities with destination specific package offers available beginning November 1, 2017. 

October 18, 2017

CALIFORNIA - Anaheim Marriott Offers Anaheim Winter Savings Package


ANAHEIM, CA (October 18, 2017) — US News & World Report just ranked Anaheim #2 in Best Winter Family Vacation Destinations, and travelers planning a fall or winter vacation to Anaheim and the Southern California area theme parks and attractions, can take advantage of a special seasonal rate at the Anaheim Marriott with potential savings of up to 40%.

October 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA - WARE MALCOMB ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF HOTEL PALOMAR RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO


SAN DIEGO (October 17, 2017) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the completion of the new restaurant, bar and lounge area of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar located at 1047 5th Avenue in the heart of downtown San Diego. Ware Malcomb was the Architect of Record for the project, in addition to providing brand-enhancing graphics for the interior and exterior design.

The project involved the two-story renovation of the restaurant and bar on the first floor of the Hotel Palomar, as well as an open space designed for a combination of private dining, a game room, and a lounge area on the second floor mezzanine level.

September 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA - The Clement Palo Alto Offers Guests ‘A Suite Deal’ with Special Extras Package Through Dec. 15th


PALO ALTO, CA. (Sept. 29, 2017) — Guests at The Clement Palo Alto Hotel can now get a sweet deal when they book one of their luxurious suites through Dec. 15, enjoying extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

Guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene at the 23-suite luxury hotel And now with “A Suite Deal” Package, they can enjoy even more.

A Suite Deal
Our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene when staying at The Clement Hotel. And now when you book one of our luxurious suites through December 15th, you’ll enjoy extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

September 19, 2017

CALIFORNIA - Embark on an International Holiday Expedition at The Queen Mary’s All-New CHILL

First-Ever Ice Adventure Park in U.S.
Ice Skating, Ice Bumper Cars, Ice Tricycles, Ice Tubing and More
December 13 – January 7

Tickets On-Sale NOW at QueenMary.com


LONG BEACH, Calif., (Sept. 18, 2017) – Embark on an international holiday expedition this winter as the world-famous Queen Mary introduces an all-new CHILL unveiling December 13, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Featuring the first-ever Ice Adventure Park in the U.S., the newly-inspired CHILL offers a rush of family fun celebrating holiday traditions from around the world. The 38,000-square foot ice park will offer an ice skating track, ice bumper cars, ice tricycles, a zip line, ice shuffleboard, a two story, 100-foot-long ice tubing slide and many more festive winter activities.

Visit CHILL for an icy expedition honoring international holiday traditions and the cultural celebrations of Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia, Holland, and the North Pole. Start the CHILL holiday adventure in Germany and experience the famous Munich Market and Gnome’s Wishing Well, then ice skate over to Switzerland to cozy up in the Alpine Lodge with Swiss holiday treats including chocolate and cheese. Enjoy a festive Chinese celebration with weekly fireworks, the traditional Lion Dances, Shanghai Speedway, and even Chinese Lantern decorating.

August 1, 2017

CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE UNVEILS MOST ICONIC AND HORRIFYING THEME YET AS "CLOWN" IS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

WE'VE PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS AND DECIDED TO JUST RUIN PEOPLE THIS YEAR WITH THE BIGGEST GIRTH OF HORRIFYING CLOWN MAYHEIM YOU'RE SURE TO FIND ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY. COME INTO THE WOODS TO FEEL THE TERROR OF "CLOWN."

(August 1, 2017Ten Thirty One Productions (TTO) is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of the most popular Halloween attraction in the country, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride  coming September 29th to Griffith Park with limited pre-sale tickets available now. TTO will allow guests to come face-to-face with their biggest, darkest fears for the scariest Halloween immersion experience on the West Coast.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (@LAHauntedHayride) returns with the most thrilling ride yet as guests become completely absorbed within the experience. Clown will feature four zones guaranteed to make your skin crawl: Haunted HayrideHouse Of ShadowsTrick Or Treat, and PurgatoryTake a seat on our Haunted Hayride as we slither through the genuinely haunted woods of Griffith Park's Old Zoo. Meet a legion of vicious clowns waiting with more psychopathic fun than any wagon can handle. And if you think you know clowns...you don't know our clowns. The evolution of demonic apparitions that live within these trees have created a darkness that will leave with you and infiltrate your dreams. Clown- will literally have you on the edge of your seat and then forced out of those seats as you become immersed within your darkest fears escaping on foot to experience the winding, weaving Corn Maze smack dab in the middle of the ride! This year's hayride will be your favorite hayride to date. We are sure of it.

March 22, 2017

CALIFORNIA - Unbelievable ‘Mind-Boggling’ Entertainment Set for The Queen Mary’s 2nd Annual FantaSea

Celebrity Magicians Kyle and Mistie Knight, Christopher Hart, Joel Ward, Derek Hughes, Mentalist Max Maven and More


[Long Beach, Calif.] – The 2nd Annual FantaSea: Where Magic Lives returns to the legendary Queen Mary for one spellbinding day on Saturday, April 8 with unbelievable feats of magic by celebrity magicians Kyle and Mistie Knight, Christopher Hart, and more. The glory of the Queen Mary and the mystique of the Academy of Magical Arts, and their World-Famous Clubhouse - The Magic Castle, will converge to create captivating show-stopping performances and sleight-of-hand tricks fun for all ages.

March 19, 2017

CALIFORNIA - Vendange Carmel: Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Only Wine Themed Hotel Celebrates Its Fourth Birthday This April and May

Enter the LOVEWINE Promotional Code and Be Rewarded

CARMEL, CA  (March 2017)  Vendange is celebrating its fourth birthday this April and May!  Book 2 consecutive nights and receive two bottles of complimentary award winning Monterey County Wine to help us celebrate our Fourth anniversary.  Wine is being provided by Holman Ranch, Twisted Roots, Cima Collina and Manzoni Wines.  

March 8, 2017

CALIFORNIA - KNOTT’S BERRY FARM AND VRSTUDIOS UNVEIL DETAILS OF “VR SHOWDOWN IN GHOST TOWN” - THE FIRST PERMANENT FREE-ROAMING, VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE AT A U.S. THEME PARK

Custom VR Installation Opens in April, 2017, Exclusively at Knott’s Berry Farm


Buena Park, CA – March 8, 2017 – Knott’s Berry Farm, its parent company Cedar Fair Entertainment and VRstudios announced today the details of the first permanent installation of a free-roaming, multi-player VR experience in a U.S. theme park, which will be located inside the Knott’s Berry Farm Boardwalk Arcade. A new custom and industry first virtual reality (VR) experience, “VR Showdown in Ghost Town” will make its debut in April, and is exclusively available at Knott’s Berry Farm.

The immersive and interactive VR attraction will invite guests to embark on a time travel adventure, which will transport them to a futuristic version of Knott’s western town of Calico. Players will be met by robotic creations and embark on a daring mission with other groups of players to defend the town.

January 31, 2017

CALIFORNIA - KNOTT’S BERRY FARM PARTNERING WITH VRSTUDIOS TO DEVELOP A ONE-OF-A-KIND VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

First Permanent Free-Roaming VR Installation at a North American Theme Park Scheduled To Open 2Q of 2017


BELLEVUE, WA. – January 31, 2017 – VRstudios, global virtual reality (VR) company offering commercial entertainment and enterprise solutions, announced today, a partnership with Knott’s Berry Farm and parent company, Cedar Fair, to design and install a specialized VR experience at the Southern California-based theme park.

Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair are recognized in the entertainment industry for their leadership in creative application of technology in their attractions. Cedar Fair’s Vice President of Strategic Growth, Christian Dieckmann, is leading the company’s pursuit of immersive and unique experiential technology through their relationship with VRstudios.

“Our collaboration with VRstudios to develop a new custom-built, immersive amusement experience at Knott’s Berry Farm is exciting for our customers and consistent with the memorable experiences they expect from our parks,” said Dieckmann. “We chose VRstudios for our inaugural free-roaming VR installation because of their successful track record providing VR globally for other location-based entertainment venues.  No other VR company can offer a truly untethered multi-player experience.  We believe the planned attraction will amaze our guests and encourage repeat visits.”

“It is rewarding to partner with entertainment visionaries who want to do something amazing with the new VR technology,” added Charles Herrick, Chief Executive Officer of VRstudios.  “When clients want to push the limits beyond what is commonly available, it gets our entire team motivated because they know there will be an outlet for their innovation.”

Knott’s Berry Farm visitors will be able to enjoy the new VR experience for a small fee in addition to admission, beginning the second quarter of this year.

About VRstudios:
VRstudios (www.vrstudios.comis a leading global VR technology company, located in 11 countries, delivering the first truly wireless, full-range-of-motion, multi-participant, immersive experiences for commercial enterprises. Applications include visualization experiences and simulation training for such industries as architecture, construction, industrial design, theme parks, arcades and others. VRstudios is the first company to offer an all-in-one VR solution bundle, including its own experience management software, wireless headsets and interactive devices, entertainment content and developer tools. The company launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

About Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair:
Knott’s Berry Farm is Southern California's original theme park; featuring world-class rides, shows, attractions, the Knott’s Soak City Waterpark and Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”), a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world.  Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

January 20, 2017

CALIFORNIA - Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Announces Its Third Night's a Charm Package


Celebrating its 70th Anniversary of European hospitality at the beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, the Theis family proudly announces its Third Night's a Charm package to their valued guests. 

Each room has been crafted with the same minute attention to detail generations of guests have come to expect from Hosfas House Hotel and is as unique and charming as Carmel itself.

Third Night's A Charm!
Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. 

A getaway is always a wonderful break…they just don’t last long enough. At Hofsas House we know the 3rd night's a charm!

Subject to availability. Minimum of three (3)-night stay required. Savings reflected in rate at time of booking. If modifications to reservation are made during your hotel stay (e.g. early departure), the promotion is void and your rate will be adjusted to the rate of the day. Taxes and gratuities not included. Offer not applicable to groups, negotiated or third-party rates. Not combinable with any other offers. Not applicable to existing reservations. Blackout dates apply. Offer valid from February and March 2017 excluding holidays and AT&T golf week. 

Mention Code HHCHARM when booking. 

About Hofsas House:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove. The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views and amenities such as fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and anyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on-site as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call 831-624-2745 or visit http://www.hofsashouse.com/.