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December 9, 2017

Gaylord Palms Resort Makes “Kiss-Story,” Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title


Christmas at Gaylord Palms hosted the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title attempt with sponsor Experience Kissimmee, in partnership with Mentos and Greenery Productions

KISSIMMEE, FL – (December 8, 2017) – After hundreds of lips puckered up beneath the glow of a six-story Christmas tree, Gaylord Palms Resort broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the timeless tradition of kissing under mistletoe! During the “Kiss-Story in the Making” event, 448 couples set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe (single location), bringing this festive, romantic record to smoochably-appropriate KISSimmee, Florida on December 7, 2017.

Under the watchful eyes of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Empric, the hundreds of couples were asked to lock lips for a solid 10 seconds under individual fresh sprigs of mistletoe in order to claim the title. With 448 couples successfully breaking the title, Gaylord Palms more than doubled the previous record of 215 couples.

MONTANA - Winter at Triple Creek Ranch


December 7, 2017 Darby, Montana – Winter is the secret season at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, the ideal time for a cozy escape to a luxurious Western retreat. It’s also the perfect setting for an adventure on a dog sled, on skis or snowshoes. At day’s end, a private log cabin with a wood burning fireplace awaits, as does a stellar dinner prepared by Chef Jacob Leatherman, with wines chosen from a Wine Spectator award-winning cellar. Winter Vintner & Culinary Events are another highlight during the snowy months at Triple Creek Ranch.

December 4, 2017

NEW YORK - Midtown Magic for Holiday Visitors to NYC This Season

The New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Train Show® and a New Hotel Package
December 4, 2017. Bronx, New York —The annual Holiday Train Show® at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a treasured holiday experience for visitors to New York City, high on the festive must-see list along with colorful department store windows on Fifth Avenue, Holiday Markets and ice skating at Rockefeller Center. TheHoliday Train Show runs through January 15, 2018. Entrance fees start at $23 per adult during weekdays and $30 per adult on weekends and holidays. 

November 30, 2017

NEW YORK - Newest QT hotel offers dramatic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range


New York - November 30, 2017: QT Queenstown, the latest opening from QT Hotels & Resorts (and the design group's second hotel in New Zealand), is set to open on December 1, 2017 against the dramatic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.

The newly built 69-room designer hotel features public spaces designed by renowned hotel and interior designer Nic Graham. Inspired by the property's natural surroundings - particularly the white-peaked mountains and clear blue lake - Graham developed the lavender, soft blue and charcoal grey color palette following his first visit to Queenstown. Timber-lined ceilings, split rock walls and leather accents are a nod to Queenstown's reputation as an outdoor haven. The hotel's understated public spaces focus on the grandeur of the surrounding scenery, breaking the mold of other QT properties which typically feature generously sized lounges, coffee shops and bars.

November 26, 2017

REVIEW: Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2017


2017 marks the 15th season of Gaylord Palms Resort's holiday spectacle, ICE! - and the first year to feature "Christmas Around the World". This brilliantly inspiring theme spotlights a cascade of global tradition and culture in vibrantly colored, hand-carved ice scenes and sculptures (more than two million pounds worth, to be specific).

But, I may be putting the cart before the horse here. You see, ICE! is merely a portion of what Gaylord Palms has to offer for the holiday season... the tip of the iceberg, you could say. There is a lot more to Christmas at Gaylord Palms than the nine-degree anti-Floridian tundra takeover known as ICE! This event is a genuine festival of merriment that rivals any other holiday extravaganza in the Orlando area; with a slew of opportunities for celebration.

November 16, 2017

MONTANA - Celebrate the Festive Holiday Season at Triple Creek Ranch


November 16, 2017 Darby, Montana – The holiday season at Triple Creek Ranch pairs the very best of the Montana Rockies with fine dining, extraordinary wines and Western hospitality. This Relais & Châteaux hideaway in the Bitterroot Mountains was once again ranked among the top 10 hotels in the world in the annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017 and named one of the Top Resorts in the West in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Architectural Digest just singled out Triple Creek Ranch as the most beautiful hotel in Montana and the resort was selected as one of the Top 100 Hideaways in the World in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

November 13, 2017

ILLINOIS - A New Boutique Hotel to Open Summer 2018 in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood


Chicago, IL– November 13, 2017. SOPHY, the new 98-room boutique hotel in Chicago’s popular Hyde Park neighborhood, is under construction and scheduled to open in summer 2018.

Developed by SMART Hotels and managed by Olympia Hotel Management, SOPHY is located at 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue on Chicago’s South Side, close to the site of the future Barack Obama Presidential Library, the University of Chicago campus and the Museum of Science and Industry.

November 8, 2017

Record-Breaking, “Kiss-Storic” Event Planned during Christmas at Gaylord Palms


Gaylord Palms Resort will attempt to set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDTM during event sponsored by Experience Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, FL – (November 8, 2017)  Gaylord Palms Resort will welcome couples to celebrate love and the classic, seasonal tradition of kissing under mistletoe during its Kiss-Story in the Making special event. The resort will seek the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe in one location on December 7, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Experience Kissimmee, the area’s travel and tourism authority, Kiss-Story in the Making at Gaylord Palms will attempt to claim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in this smoochably-perfect KISSimmee location. "We are honored and excited to be a part of this memorable experience,” said DT Minich, President/CEO of Experience Kissimmee. “There’s no better place to set a kissing record than right here in Kissimmee, Florida!”

November 7, 2017

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO AND LOEWS HOTELS & CO. TO OFFER OPTIONS FOR EVERY BUDGET WITH ADDITION OF TWO NEW HOTELS

Two new Universal Orlando Resort hotels will be high-quality, high-value and include destination-wide benefits at an unbeatable price 


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 6, 2017) – Universal Orlando Resort will soon offer two high-quality, high-value hotel options for families looking for theme park thrills, exclusive benefits and a seamless Universal Orlando Resort experience –starting at less than $100 per night.

Set to begin opening in the summer of 2019, the hotels will feature a combined 2,800 guest rooms, including 1,450 two-bedroom suites designed to accommodate families of all sizes. Both options will be value-driven, with nightly rates starting below Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel.

November 5, 2017

NORTH CAROLINA - THE SWAG TO HOST 2017 END-OF-SEASON MOUNTAINTOP COOKING SCHOOL NOVEMBER 12-14


Waynesville, NC - - November 3, 2017 - -  Fall dishes will be featured at The Swag’s 2017 End-Of-Season Mountaintop Cooking School taking place November 12-14 at the mountaintop inn. The hands-on cooking school will feature ingredients fresh from The Swag’s abundant garden along with products from local farms.

November 2, 2017

A World of Winter Fun Will Welcome Guests During Christmas at Gaylord Palms!

The most magical time of the year at Gaylord Palms begins on November 21.


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (November 1, 2017) – This holiday season, Gaylord Palms Resort will introduce ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World for the first time in Orlando, showcasing different cultures and their wintertime festivities. In addition to this new ICE! attraction theme, other celebrations of the holidays will join to create the resort’s “Everything Christmas in One Extraordinary Place” event, Christmas at Gaylord Palms presented by FUJIFILM INSTAX®.

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. 

MEXICO - Insuite Christmas Trees, Holiday Activities and More At Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts

Kids Stay Free, Spa and Golf Credits & More Apply When Booking The Luxury Resorts In Los Cabos, Riviera Maya & Riviera Nayarit by November 30th

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 27, 2017) – This Christmas, Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts bring the joy and wonder of the holiday season to guests with their ensuite tree decorating, holiday-themed activities, and additional “gifts.”  When booking by November 30th, up to two children (ages 4 -12) are complimentary at the resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit. Stays at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also include a $50 spa or golf credit per adult per night, $30 spa credit for teen treatments, 45% discount on nightly teen (ages 13-15) rates and 10% discount in the resort’s boutique. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, holiday travelers also receive 50% off kids and teen rates, a $50 spa credit per adult per night, 10% discount in the resort's boutique, and early check-in or late check-out.

Travelers can bring their celebrations to Grand Velas with a robust schedule of themed activities and insuite Christmas trees (pre-decorated or with ornaments to decorate as a family). Toys for both boys and girls range from Barbie and Angry Birds to a remote-controlled Minion Mobile and variety of Legos. Everything can be easily pre-selected from an online gift shop prior to arrival, including preference of ornaments, tree toppers and gifts for under the tree. Guests are also able to donate toys online to the Center for the Caring of Children with Cancer, a non-profit institution dedicated to serving children and teenagers with cancer.

ILLINOIS - NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE DRAKE HOTEL CHICAGO

Chicago Scene Hosts This Year’s Hottest 
New Year’s Eve Party

Join 3000 people as they celebrate the Hottest New Year’s Eve Party in style at the historic Drake Hotel. Voted 'Best Chicago New Year's Eve Party' by ABC's Good Morning America, NBC, Redeye Chicago. Party Vegas Style with 5 ballrooms of Chicago's best entertainment. 

The best local DJ’s keeps the party dancing through the New Year. Incredible Sound System, Light show, Balloon Drop and Midnight Champagne Toast. Premium Top Shelf Spirits and Drinks, with over 40 fully staffed bars, Chef’s Selection of Hors d’Oeuvres and Buffet. 

The Drake Hotel is Chicago’s Best New Year’s Party Venue and location in Chicago on the Magnificent Mile at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Oak Street overlooking the famous Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan. 

Many celebrities and local sports stars have celebrated the New Year at our party as well as the who’s who of Chicago. 

Big Ten grads say “It’s the Number One New Year’s Party for Big Ten Alumni in the City of Chicago”, we hear every year from many guests “That everyone from our College is here”. The main ages range of our guests are from 21-35 and go up to people in their 40’s and 50’s. 

October 24, 2017

A Holiday Shopping Package Gift-Wrapped in the Very Best of Winter Park, Florida

October 24, 2017. Winter Park, Florida – The perfect holiday gift? It just might be Holiday Shopping on Park Avenue, a package that offers shopping along one of America’s most quintessential and historic main streets and two nights of luxurious recuperation at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, routinely ranked as one of the top hotels in the world.

Winter Park is a walkable city famed for its cobblestone streets, upscale shops, tree-lined avenues and relaxed pace, along with welcoming sidewalk cafes and open-air restaurants.  Located just 20 minutes from Orlando, it’s the ideal place to get into the holiday spirit. The “Winter in the Park “ ice skating rink opens on November 27 and the “Winter on the Avenue” holiday celebration on December 1st turns downtown into a pedestrian plaza, welcoming the annual tree lighting with carolers and a visit from Santa. The next day brings the Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade, currently in its’ 65th year and the longest-running parade in Central Florida. 

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.

October 15, 2017

All-New Sounds of the Season Concert Series joins Christmas at Gaylord Palms Lineup!

Holiday concerts during December will feature local performance groups inside the resort’s signature atrium.


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (October 13, 2017)  Christmas at Gaylord Palms will welcome much joyful noise this holiday season with the new Sounds of the Season Concert Series featuring a capella concerts from Gaylord Palms STARS (resort staff), Orlando Gay Chorus and local group Voctave, along with a very special collaboration between Opera Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet. All performances will be onstage in the grand St. Augustine Atrium and will include a special concert patron-exclusive visit to the resort’s popular ICE! attraction after the performance. Tickets for each concert start at $29.99, plus tax and fees.

October 12, 2017

MEXICO - El Cid Resorts Announces its Newest Luxury Property in Cancún Riviera Maya


Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Cancún Riviera Maya is set to open this November


CANCUN, México – El Cid Resorts, a staple of México's hospitality and cultural experiences, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated debut of its new, all-inclusive property, Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Cancún Riviera Maya, set to open its doors in November 2017.  This next generation resort is El Cid's seventh property in México, and follows the success of its sister property, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort, also in Cancún Riviera Maya, along with several other properties located in Mazatlán and Cozumel.

Situated along the coast between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, this modern beachfront property boasts 290 luxury designed suites with private balconies, each ranging from 575 to 2,854 sq. ft. Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort also has an expansive full-service spa, a 2,088 sq. ft fitness center, two infinity pools, a 3,675 sq. ft. main pool with children areas, two adult-only jacuzzis, gourmet eateries, state-of-the-art convention centers and five beautiful wedding venue options.

ARNOLD PALMER’S BAY HILL CLUB AND LODGE CELEBRATES EXCELLENT FALL COURSE CONDITIONS AND GOLF TRAVEL VALUES


ORLANDO, FL – October, 2017 –  Sunny skies, green fairways and perfect course conditions have returned and are being enjoyed by Florida residents and those who love visiting our popular state. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge is welcoming golfers back to enjoy the highly coveted Championship Course, the home of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, presented by mastercard.   If you have dreamed of walking the same fairways the PGA TOUR professionals play, you can check this one off your Bucket List.  Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge has announced the 2017 Fall Bucket List Golf Package, which includes a comfortable lodge guest room, full breakfast, and one round of championship golf.  The Bucket List Package is offered from $253 per person, per night based on double occupancy, making it surprisingly affordable to plan your trip to this legendary venue.   The package is available now thru December 22, 2017.  Reservations can be made by calling (888) 422-9445 or visiting www.bayhill.com.  (Applicable taxes not included.)