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March 22, 2019

Delaware North announces new Courtyard by Marriott to open on Florida’s Space Coast

 

Opening in fall 2020, property will be the closest hotel
to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and launch complexes

BUFFALO, N.Y., and TITUSVILLE, Fla. – (March 21, 2019) – Delaware North today announced that it will develop and operate a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel on th former site of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® in Titusville, Fla.
The five-floor, 152-room hotel will include 14 extended and one-bedroom guest suites, a large outdoor pool and a rooftop deck with bar for an elevated evening experience and for viewing the increasingly frequent rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The hotel’s Bistro will serve full breakfast and dinner menus and feature Starbucks® products. The property will also have 800 square feet of meeting space for conferences and special events.

March 20, 2019

HYATT REGENCY ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HOSTS DOG ADOPTION DAY WITH THE PIXEL FUND


Launch of New Dog-Friendly Initiatives

WHO:             
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport (OIA) and The Pixel Fund
 
WHAT:           
Dog Adoption Day
 
WHEN:           
Monday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Additional media interview times available by appointment)

CALIFORNIA - Movie Location Shoot Package, In May, Find You Will Be, at Oasis in Death Valley

Photo credits: The Oasis at Death Valley / Xanterra Travel Collection

A Long Time Ago (1977) 
In Death Valley (Not That Far, Far Away)
A Director Introduced Us To

 A Film That Became A Cultural Phenomenon
While Much Of The Galaxy Was In Studios
Some Of The Movie Was Filmed On Earth 
And It’s Still There.

In Death Valley National Park, U.S.A.

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – May The Fourth – March 18, 2019  When families and people watch the 1977 movie Star Wars is at The Oasis at Death Valley, it starts inevitable tales of when the movie’s director came to this true American Oasis in 3.3 million square miles of desert, oasis and mountain national park to film and transport people to another galaxy.

Past generations of employees have shared stories with newer generations and certainly know where the movie locations are. These include the breathtakingly and picturesque locations throughout Death Valley National Park including Dante's View, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Desolations Canyon, Artist's Drive and Golden Canyon – all just a quick 20 to 40 minute drive from the Resort.

March 3, 2019

REVIEW: Light Haven Motel at Hollywood Beach - The Perfect Dose of SoFla Nostalgia and Tradition

I spent my formative years in South Florida. While I never grew to be a huge fan of the area, I can't deny that I have some wonderful memories from the time I spent there, and I also acknowledge certain aspects of the area that continue to charm me to this day. I appreciate South Florida more now when I return as a tourist, but even when I lived there - I loved any excuse to stay in a little efficiency apartment near the beach... and I always had a fondness for Hollywood Beach specifically. On a recent visit, we discovered a fantastic, quaint little place that checked off all the boxes for a fabulous (and affordable) beach weekend - Light Haven Motel.


We've stayed in vacation homes, mountain cabins, standard hotels, Disney hotels of all levels, and other elaborate resorts. We truly are the type of people who appreciate the variety of accommodation styles that exist in modern-day tourism - but nothing is quite like a cozy little studio when vacationing in a beach town. Light Haven Motel is a small cluster of efficiency apartments and studios. Consider it the pre-Airbnb version of a home-away-from-home, beach bum style! The site is lovingly maintained by local owners and a couple staff members. They went out of their way to be personally welcoming when we arrived, and we noticed immediately that our fellow guests all seemed very fond of the whole crew. Any lodging staff can be attentive, but the staff at Light Haven went beyond that, showing a very thoughtful and friendly side to their hospitality. A crazy close encounter with a member of South Florida's infamous iguana population led to a lively conversation about just how much the ecology of South Florida has changed since we were residents ourselves. 

February 6, 2019

Experience Authentic Florida During President's Day Weekend Festivities At The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes


Luxury Orlando Resort Encourages A Weekend Outside
Exploring Orlando’s Natural Beauty
ORLANDO, FL - February 5, 2019 — While most travelers come to Orlando for theme park entertainment, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has designed a Presidential Weekend Staycation showcasing the resort’s setting on 500 acres of the most enchanting natural surroundings in Florida. “The goal,” according to General Manager Jon McGavin, “is to get kids of all ages outside, away from electronic devices, and interacting with nature.”
Local Orlando residents and those near enough to travel to Florida for the long weekend of February 15 to 18, can partake in the President’s Day Weekend Activities which include Eco-Tours on Shingle Creek (kayak or canoe), Fishing Excursions, Sunrise Safari, Gator Show, and more.

January 28, 2019

NORTH CAROLINA - Experience the New & Luxurious Horse Shoe Farm in Hendersonville, NC


WHAT: The Horse Shoe Farm is an 85-acre riverfront estate, minutes from downtown Hendersonville, Asheville, and Tryon, NC, offering luxury accommodations for up to 50 guests, an unparalleled spa experience in an authentic renovated barn; a stable with 7 stalls, a number of field run-ins, an outdoor riding ring, and over 50 acres of fenced pasture; and private event space for weddings, family gatherings, and retreats. Its high-end concierge services for guests, include grocery delivery, private chef, personal shopping, private aircraft (jets), luxury car rentals, and more.  Its local farm to fork dining, scenic surroundings and rustic chic ambiance will create an experience you will never forget. 

January 16, 2019

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS: UNIVERSAL’S ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT – DOCKSIDE INN AND SUITES


All 2,800 Rooms and 2-Bedroom Suites at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites Are Now Available for Booking – Book Today! 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Guests can now book their stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, opening May 2020. This coastal-themed hotel inspired by breathtaking sunsets will join its sister property, Surfside Inn and Suites, in the destination’s all-new Value hotel category. With rates starting at $76 per night, Universal Orlando now offers a hotel for every style and budget, complete with exclusive benefits and a seamless vacation experience at the destination’s most affordable rates.

The destination’s newest hotel will offer 2,050 relaxed and casual guest rooms and suites. Families needing a bit more space will find it easy to spread out and unwind in the 2-Bedroom Suites, which start at $115 per night for a 7-night stay. These suites sleep six comfortably and feature a kitchenette and separate bath and vanity areas, so the whole family can get ready in time to experience Early Park Admission. It’s the perfect home-base for families of any size to experience all that Universal Orlando has to offer – at a quality that’s simply unmatched anywhere else in Orlando.

December 21, 2018

NEW THREE KINGS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES HOLIDAY TRADITION DURING FINAL DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS

Gaylord Palms Resort will cap off the holiday season with new shows and activities, January 1-6, 2019.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (December 20, 2018) – For the first time ever, Christmas at Gaylord Palms will offer the Three Kings Festival, a special commemoration of the extended holiday season celebrated by many Christians in Spain and Latin America. The resort will add additional shows and activities as part of the festival to highlight Three Kings’ Day, a holiday that honors the Three Wise Men and their visit to the meet baby Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew. The event will run from January 1- 6, 2019, also allowing guests one last chance to experience the other activities of Christmas at Gaylord Palms presented by Pepsi!

FESTIVE FUN AND FLAVORS
Twice daily, guests can enjoy the all-new show, The Journey of Los Tres Reyes Magos. This free stage show showcases the Three Kings in a musical celebration as they retell the Christmas story and the celebrations surrounding it, including Las Posadas and el Día de los Reyes, all on stage in Emerald Plaza inside the grand St. Augustine Atrium.

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD’S DREAMMORE RESORT AND SPA TO HOST LYRICS & LORE

Storytellers and Songwriters Showcase set for Jan. 17-19

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, December 18, 2018) — Prepare for an unforgettable experience at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa as its third annual Lyrics & Lore event brings the beauty and inspiration of songs and stories to the Great Smoky Mountains. Taking place Jan. 17-19, 2019, join the Dollywood Entertainment team, The International Storytelling Center and Bandtwango, Dollywood’s newest partner, for a captivating weekend event.

Lyrics & Lore brings together some of the country’s most talented storytellers and musicians to celebrate the rich traditions of songwriting and storytelling in the Appalachian region. Audience members have the opportunity to enjoy internationally-recognized storytellers as they share their stories and learn about the most popular songs heard on the radio. Guests do not have to be performing or speaking to attend. Additionally, everyone can sit back and enjoy as these talented songwriters perform some of their chart topping songs.

December 6, 2018

PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Annual ‘12 Days of PGA’ Holiday Celebration

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – announces its annual "12 Days of PGA” holiday celebration from Dec. 21 through New Year’s Day.

The family-friendly festivities kickoff Friday, Dec. 21 with 12 continuous days of delicious dining and lively entertainment culminating with a New Year’s Eve celebration. Adults can enjoy a five-course dinner at Ironwood Steak & Seafood or an all-inclusive “Essence of Motown Gala featuring Larry Johnson.”

The legendary resort will also have a New Year’s Eve celebration at its sophisticated iBAR featuring DJ entertainment, dancing and a midnight ball drop (8 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Children are treated to a special “kids-only” New Year’s Eve party with games, activities, dinner, dessert and snacks.

To celebrate Christmas Day, an extravagant buffet is offered at Ironwood Steak & Seafood from 1 – 8:30 p.m. featuring delicious entrees including Alaskan King Crab Legs, Hickory Smoked Leg of Lamb, BBQ Black Cod and Herb Roasted Prime Rib. An array of seasonal appetizers and sides complement the meal with a decadent dessert station to finish off.

Seasonal celebrations and extraordinary events include breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Dec. 24 and 25), holiday preview shopping events, beauty demonstrations, children’s poolside activities, tennis round robins, golf clinics and more.

November 16, 2018

Holidays at Hammock Beach Resort - Palm Coast


This holiday season Hammock Beach Resort extends an invitation for guests to experience all that the resort has to offer. From football to feasts, take a look at what is happening at Hammock Beach this winter:
  • Thanksgiving Weekend—Hammock Beach Resort shows it’s appreciation for it’s guests with a plethora of events such as the 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, a drive-in movie, fall festival and of course, the Grand Thanksgiving Buffet. 
  • Christmas Festivities— Christmas week, guests will get into the holiday spirit as they enjoy stories told by Santa’a little helpers, play their favorite games, bounce around the holiday carnival and come together on Christmas Eve for night of food, fun and family. 
  • New Year’s Eve— Ring in the new year with Hammock Beach Resort. Between zany games, parties for all ages and even a Polar Bear Plunge, 2019 is guaranteed to begin on the right foot.   

November 3, 2018

Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Florida Offering “Holiday Sale Rates” November 1 - January 15

… Special room rates provide a great way to take in such events as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Holidays at Walt Disney World with
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays,
Candlelight Processional at Epcotand the many new offerings at the transformed Disney Springs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (October 2018) – There is still time to make plans to experience the special events taking place at Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida in November and  December. This includes Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom ParkEpcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional at Epcot; and Flurry of Fun with Sunset Seasons Greetings and the nighttime spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at  Disney’s Hollywood Studios, taking place November 8, 2018-January 5, 2019. It is also a wonderful time to see the terrific new 11-acreToy Story Land, where guests “shrink” to the size of a toy to explore the adventure and fun of Andy’s backyard, and to experience Disney Springs, with festive experiences, including joyful entertainment, seasonal treats, dazzling décor and more.   

October 22, 2018

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS


Grammy® Award winner Sandi Patty will open this year’s series of holiday concerts

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (October 22, 2018)  Christmas at Gaylord Palms again will welcome award-winning voice talent to spread holiday cheer with the return of its Sounds of the Season Concert Series presented by Celebration Golf Club. A variety of musical styles including Grammy® Award winner Sandi Patty and internationally-known a cappella group Voctave infuse the best of Christmas music into the fun spread throughout the resort. 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. The six Sounds of the Season concerts will be held on select nights in the month of the December.

October 13, 2018

ENCORE RESORT AT REUNION WELCOMES FAMILIES NEAR AND FAR FOR FESTIVE HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Memorable Orlando Holiday Vacations Await Guests of All Ages with
Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jingle Bell 5k Walk/Run,
Elf-Tuck-In’s on Christmas Eve, Brunch with Santa and a New Year’s Eve Celebration
Florida Residents Receive a 10 Percent Discount on Reservations

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2018) — There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than in a luxurious home away from home in the family vacation capital of the world. Encore Resort at Reunion, the premier luxury vacation home rental community in Orlando, Florida, is pleased to announce its spectacular line-up of holiday activities, parties and family/children’s activity programs that will be offered to guests at the Resort during the 2018 Holiday Season. Located only seven miles from Disney World, Universal Orlando and other local theme parks and attractions, Encore Resort at Reunion is the first of-its-kind in the vacation home rental space to offer guests all of the services and amenities of a luxury resort with the comforts and privacy of a home.

Below is a list of Encore Resort at Reunion’s Festive 2018 Holiday Activities and Offerings:

September 26, 2018

ENCORE RESORT AT REUNION ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN DEALS


Stay at Encore Resort at Reunion Now through November 3rd Receive a Free Halloween Horror Night Ticket (2-Days for the price of one)

ORLANDO, FL, (September 26, 2018)— Enjoy the scary thrills and adventures of Halloween in Orlando, then come back to the serenity and luxury at Encore Resort at Reunion, the premier luxury vacation home rental community in Orlando, Florida.  Guests that book using the code HHN1FREE, will receive a free Halloween Horror Night Ticket (2-days for the price of one).

Guests can also purchase additional tickets at $69.99 plus tax for up to the maximum occupancy of the vacation house.  *The Halloween Horror Nights ticket usage is any 2 nights during the event (Sunday-Thursday) and does not have to be used on consecutive nights or within 7 days. *

KeysCaribbean Resorts Offer Special Discounts for an October Getaway to the Florida Keys


KEY LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2018) – This October, the Florida Keys offer many events to be found only in the beautiful tropical islands off Florida’s southern tip. KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas salutes these events by featuring special offers to enjoy an upscale resort vacation experience in the Florida Keys in October.

KeysCaribbean’s special discounts include "The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save,” which offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day booked, and guests can receive generous rates of up to 50 percent off, or complimentary night stays at all KeysCaribbean luxury Florida Keys resorts all season. There is also an advance booking special that requires no deposit until two weeks prior to arrival date, plus a 100 percent cancellation guarantee.

September 5, 2018

Guests of the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Florida Will Continue to Enjoy Extra Magic Hours & 60-Day FastPass+ Benefits at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks Throughout 2019

. . . Originally slated to end December 31, 2018,
these great benefits are now available to guests at the seven hotels,
with valid theme park admission, through December 31, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (September 2018) – Guests staying at the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in 2018 have been enjoying two great benefits at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks:  the Extra Magic Hours and 60-Day FastPass+ benefits, with valid theme park admission. Originally slated to end December 31, 2018, it is now official that guests at these seven Official Walt Disney World Hotels will continue to enjoy these terrific benefits for stays through December 31, 2019.

With valid theme park admission, the Extra Magic Hours benefit enables guests to experience extra time in at least one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks each day, either before it opens or after it closes. This provides the opportunity to enjoy select attractions, including the offerings at the all-new Toy Story Land which just opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in June, and the popular attractions at the other three theme parks, such as Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests can view the Extra Magic Hours calendar at  disneyworld.com/parkhours or request the printed Times Guide, available in each hotel’s lobby.

August 25, 2018

New Fall Package Invites Florida/Georgia Residents to Stay at All-New Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 24, 2018) - The all-new oceanfront Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach has created a new package for residents of Florida and Georgia this fall. Starting at just $126*, the Florida/Georgia package is valid through December 28, 2018 and includes 10 percent off published room rates and daily breakfast for two. 

"No matter which side of the Florida/Georgia line you're on, this rate is a great chance for couples, friends and families to cruise in this fall," said Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach General Manager Androse Bell. "Temperate climate, warm waters, uncrowded beaches and that awesome Hard Rock vibe - this is how we roll." 

August 9, 2018

SPAtember at The Diplomat Beach Resort


It feels so good to be pampered. So this September take a moment - or an hour, or a day or even a weekend- for yourself during SPAtember, where Greater Fort Lauderdale's most blissful resort and day spas invite you to enjoy $99 indulgences (a 50% savings).  
As a part of the CVB's annual campaign, The Diplomat Beach Resort encourages you to begin the month tranquil and indulged with its exclusive SPAtember offers! The Diplomat Spa is 14,000 square feet of pure paradise with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to ensure every element of your visit is impeccable. Experience any of the following treatments starting at just $99.

July 29, 2018

Hottest Hotel Offers This Season at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL


Join Jared Bistrong & Christa Cantillo at The Diplomat Beach Resort for a multi-sensory Yoga & Sound Healing Experience that will include movement, live drumming, Didgeridoo, Crystal Bowl and Gong sound healing that will leave you feeling relaxed, balanced and energized on July 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at South Palm Court.

Upkeep your healthy lifestyle and personalize your experience at The Diplomat with their new Spa Wellness package. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Counter Point, Portico Beer and Wine Garden, Playa or The Canteen.  Guests also receive unlimited fitness classes, (2) 30-minute personal training sessions, (2) guided beach walks and (2) 50-minute Diplomat Spa Signature massage.

Join Sea Turtle Rescue Staff for the Ultimate Nighttime Beach Adventure. The adventure begins when you hit the sand with Sea Turtle Oversight Protection staff after a brief presentation. You will have a rare opportunity to possibly witness newborn sea turtles emerging from a nest, while seeing the threats they face and observing our trained staff rescuing turtles that mistakenly scurry to the bright city lights. After all are safely recovered, celebrate their release at the ocean’s edge as these ancient mariners get another chance to continue their epic journey of survival. Turtle Treks take place in evenings during peak sea turtle nesting season (June- September). Thursday and Friday Nights7:30pm | Saturday Nights7:30 & 11:30pm | Through August 27 | $25 per Person (Age 6 and Older).

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