Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Redmond, Washington Hotel Leads State-Of-The-Art Meeting Space Innovation

Bringing a modern and innovative experience to traditional small meetings, Workspring at Marriott has opened its doors at the Redmond Marriott Town Center in Redmond, Washington, just outside of Seattle. Featuring an exclusive partnership between Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Workspring, a Steelcase brand, Workspring at Marriott is the first service-focused, state-of-the art suite of integrated meeting rooms and common areas - purpose built to inspire collaboration and generate results.

Designed by Steelcase, the leader in innovative work spaces, every aspect of Workspring has been meticulously created to support small, collaborative meetings. Studios can host meetings ranging from three attendees to 75. As realized at Marriott’s ideally-located Redmond hotel near other leading innovators such as Microsoft and Nintendo, Workspring at Marriott combines integrated technology, attentive service, healthy food and spaces that encourage collaboration and discussion. Incorporated details include everything from color schemes to office supplies, fostering a holistic environment free of glitches and distractions.

A simple, all-inclusive pricing structure includes everything from studio fee to food & beverage to technology and office supplies, which streamlines the process for meeting planners, so attendees can focus on the work that needs to be accomplished. Space can be reserved by day part or for a whole day. Reserve one studio or the whole space.

For more information or to book, visit http://www.workspringatmarriott.com or call 866-598-3417. The Redmond Marriott Town Center is located at 7401 164th Avenue NE • Redmond, Washington.

Luxury Houston Galleria Hotel Announces New Deal for Morning People

For people who struggle getting out of bed in the mornings, one of the most luxurious Houston Galleria hotels is offering an extra incentive to wake up and greet the day with its latest hotel deal.

The JW Marriott Houston Hotel has announced their Stay for Breakfast Package. This special offer includes deluxe accommodations and a complimentary breakfast at the on-site South Coast Grille.

One of the leading Houston Galleria restaurants, the South Coast Grille offers a wide selection of breakfast specialties. A casual environment offers a relaxed atmosphere, while the delicious breakfast buffet encompasses everything from seasonal fruits to freshly cooked eggs, breakfast meats and pastries. Guests can also take advantage of the made-to-order omelet bar and waffle station.

After breakfast, guests can depart this Houston Galleria hotel for some great shopping or sightseeing. From the Museum District to Minute Maid Park and the Galleria—Houston offers so many things to see and do, all within a few minutes of the Marriott luxury hotel.

Whether a morning person or someone who likes to sleep in, guests taking advantage of this hotel deal for JW Marriott Houston will love starting out their day with a delicious complimentary breakfast.
To reserve the Stay for Breakfast Package at the JW Marriott Houston Hotel, use promotional code S4B online or call 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available Thursday through Sunday from now until October 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/HOUJW

Houston Hotel Packages Luxury with Savings as Part of Weekend Deal

Whether visitors are taking off for a weekend romantic getaway or quick family vacation, the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel in Houston, TX hopes to land them in Space City with its latest out-of-this-world deal.

Guests of the Greenway Plaza hotel who book deluxe accommodations for two weekend nights through Sept. 2 will be treated to Texas-sized hospitality while earning $100 in bonus bucks that can be applied to a future Marriott stay. The coupons are part of the Houston, Texas, hotel’s Weekends With Marriott package and are being offered in conjunction with several summer events and things to do in the Houston area, including:

-Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans on September 30 at Reliant Stadium. Catch these AFC South rivals in their first meeting of the season.

-Madonna In Concert on October 24 at Toyota Center. An exciting opportunity to see the Material Girl on her 9th concert tour.

-University of Houston vs Rice University on September 29 at Reliant Stadium. In Houston’s premier college football rivalry, the Cougars take on the Owls in the battle for the Bayou Bucket.

-Astros baseball games at Minute Maid Park. Watch the hometown team play in its final season as a member of the National League Central Division before moving to the American League West Division in 2013. (Ongoing through September)

The Houston hotel packages deluxe accommodations with rates as low as $129 per night. Guests will enjoy oversized rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of downtown, River Oaks and the Galleria along with luxurious bedding, custom duvets and plenty of fluffy pillows. High-end amenities such as Internet browser/Web TV, flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet connectivity, plug-in panels, in-room coffee makers and mini refrigerators will appeal to even the pickiest of guests. Rooms also feature sophisticated bathrooms with separate showers and tubs, granite vanities, plush white towels and walk-in closets.

Travelers can take advantage of the Weekends With Marriott by using promotional code I24 when making reservations at one of the best luxury hotels in Houston, Texas.

TPC Course at San Antonio Resort Modifies Greens

TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course has reintroduced four greens recently modified to improve contours and increase the number of potential pin locations. Located at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, the impacted greens are on holes 1, 4, 10 and 12 and are designed to appeal to both TOUR players and guests of the San Antonio golf resort.

The work was based on feedback from PGA TOUR players who have competed in the Valero Texas Open at the AT&T Oaks Course and consultation with course architect Greg Norman and player consultant Sergio Garcia, and overseen by PGA TOUR Design Services.

The work included:
  • Raising the right side of the green on No. 1;
  • Raising the left side and center of the green on No. 4;
  • Raising the right side of the green on No. 10; converting the right surrounds to rough grass; shifting the front right bunker back to widen the approach into the green; filling the low in the back left of the green to create a mound;
  • Recontouring all of the No. 12 green and lowering the back third of the green by approximately two feet to lessen the severity of the contours.
“The key to the work on all four greens was to increase the quantity and quality of hole locations, as well as making the putting surfaces more receptive to approach shots,” said Steve Wenzloff, Vice President of PGA TOUR Design Services, Player Liaison. “Those holes provided the least flexibility from a setup standpoint. We get various winds at the course and those surfaces were hard to hold depending on the wind direction. By increasing the number of hole locations and softening the contours, it will be easier to hold shots on the green during different conditions.”

While the work was based on feedback from the touring professionals, Wenzloff noted that it will benefit the San Antonio luxury resort’s golfers, as well. “What’s good for the TOUR players is good for the resort guests, because the greens will be more receptive to shots they hit to the putting surface,” he said. “While TOUR professionals are looking to hit their approach to the correct quadrant of the green, the resort guest is looking to be rewarded for hitting the green.”

TPC San Antonio’s Director of Golf and General Manager Jimmy Terry, who has the opportunity to greet resort guests and club members on a daily basis, expanded on what the modifications will mean throughout the year.

“The TOUR has done a fantastic job in making these modifications while keeping in tact the integrity of the design,” Terry said. “The AT&T Oaks Course has quickly become a fan favorite among hotel guests and club members and we look forward to hosting players as they see these exciting modifications for themselves. It is a great thrill to be able to host the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open on the AT&T Oaks Course every spring while our guests can enjoy this fabulous layout the other 51 weeks of the year.”
About TPC San Antonio

TPC San Antonio is proud to be one of the newest additions to the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network of premier clubs. TPC San Antonio opened January 22, 2010 with 36 holes of golf designed by two of golf’s most respected and innovative architects and World Golf Hall of Fame members, Pete Dye and Greg Norman.
Situated inside the 2,800 rolling acres of the Cibolo Canyons development at the base of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, both the AT&T Canyons Course (designed by Pete Dye & PGA TOUR Player Consultant Bruce Lietzke) and the AT&T Oaks Course (designed by Greg Norman & PGA TOUR Player Consultant Sergio Garcia) were built with the infrastructure to be host venues for PGA TOUR tournaments.
TPC San Antonio is only one of three properties in the country to host two TOUR events each year. The AT&T Oaks Course plays host to the Valero Texas Open on the PGA TOUR and the AT&T Canyons Course is host to the AT&T Championship on the Champions Tour.

TPC San Antonio is a private resort, only accessible to Club Members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Additionally, TPC San Antonio is managed and operated by PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties as part of the TPC Network.

For information on Stay and Play packages and playing TPC San Antonio, call 210.491.5800.

Scottsdale Resort and Spa Offers Ultimate Relaxation Package

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa hopes to combine serenity and its rich history by offering guests pure tranquility with its new Summer Massage Package. Guests can book deluxe accommodations at the Scottsdale luxury resort starting at $189 per night and receive a one-hour Swedish massage at The Spa at Camelback Inn.

Time will slow to a crawl the second visitors step foot into the Spa at Camelback Inn at the Scottsdale spa resort, featuring world-class amenities such as Turkish steam baths, Finnish saunas and a Swiss shower. Peaceful solariums, private whirlpools, relaxation lounges and a heated outdoor lap pool will summon guests to connect with their inner selves.

Visitors to the day spa at the Camelback resort will also be pampered with luxurious bathrobes, plush slippers, T-shirts and shorts to ensure their time in paradise is exceptional.

Spa-goers who seek an ultimate spiritual retreat will appreciate the Scottsdale luxury hotel’s vast assortment of services and treatments inspired by Native American ingredients. From body scrubs and wraps, facials and massages to manicures and pedicures, waxing and footbaths, affordable luxury is at the fingertips of all guests. A spa day pass also includes access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights as well as complimentary fitness classes that will challenge the body and soothe the soul.
Inspired to keep their healthy momentum going, guests can feed their minds (and stomachs) at the spa’s Sprouts restaurant. Chefs at the sophisticated eatery strike a balance of nutrition and flavor on their breakfast and lunch creations by using the freshest ingredients and most innovative spices. The casual café provides sweeping pool views, so diners can enjoy a leisurely meal in a relaxed environment.

After a day of spa therapy, the Scottsdale luxury resort’s Pueblo-style casita rooms await, with private patios and breathtaking views of Paradise Valley. Beds featuring down comforters, designer duvets and plush pillows will lull visitors into a sound sleep. The Scottsdale resort deals 11 a.m. checkout times to special guests, so maximum peacefulness can be achieved.

Guests can see why the resort and spa Scottsdale ranks on Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2011 list of world’s best hotels by taking advantage of the Summer Massage Package now through Sept. 9. Use promotional code P53 when reserving rooms.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hotel in Provo Makes a Splash with New Water Park Deal

Even a place like Provo, Utah, with its snowy winters, needs to cool off in the summertime. Fortunately, one hotel in Provo has the solution with a new hotel deal.

 One of the latest Utah hotel deals, the Seven Peaks Water Park Offer at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center lets guests make a big splash with some cool savings. From now until August 16, 2012, guests who book this Utah vacation package can enjoy:
  •     Overnight accommodations
  •     Complimentary Internet access
  •     Two passes to the Seven Peaks Water Park
Guests who need more tickets for their splashtacular hotel experience can add two more passes for just $20 additional per night.

The Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is one of the best hotels in Provo, in part because of its ideal proximity to popular attractions such as the Seven Peaks Water Park. Located less than two miles from the hotel, the Seven Peaks Water Park boasts a number of exciting attractions, including Utah’s largest water slide and a 400,000 gallon wave pool.

After a fun day in the sun, return to the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and unwind in spacious accommodations. Connect with complimentary Internet access and share the day’s fun with family and friends or plan the next day’s itinerary.

Cool off this summer with one of the best Utah vacation packages and book the Seven Peaks Water Park Offer today.

To reserve this deal at this hotel in Provo, use promotional code EWA online or by calling 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available now until August 16, 2012. The Seven Peaks Water Park is closed on Sundays. lackout dates may apply. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/SLCVO

San Antonio Hotel Celebrates Romance with New Hotel Deal

One of the newest San Antonio hotel deals combines the romance of the Riverwalk with a luxurious hotel stay.

The Romantic Getaway deal at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel offers couples a chance to experience an unforgettable evening at one of the most romantic destinations in Texas. Guests will enjoy two tickets for the Rio San Antonio riverboats, champagne toast upon arrival and breakfast for two adults.

Located just steps from the famous Riverwalk, this premier, contemporary San Antonio, TX hotel is the perfect choice for new couples, long-time lovers and everyone in between. Luxuriously appointed hotel rooms provide a great setting to rekindle romance. After settling into the room with a refreshing sip of champagne, guests can venture from this hotel near the Alamo and explore all that San Antonio has to offer, including its iconic Riverwalk area, filled with unique nightlife spots, restaurants and bars.

In the morning, guests can cap off their romantic excursion with a delicious breakfast that will leave everyone feeling satisfied. From there, guests can bid adieu to the Marriott San Antonio luxury hotel and take home the memories that they’ve made together.

Discover romance, experience the San Antonio Riverwalk and book the Romantic Getaway deal today.

To book the Romantic Getaway hotel deal, use promotional code LVU online or call 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available seven days a week from now until October 19, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/SATDT

Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel Wakes Up Guests with Free Breakfast

Guests at one Fort Worth hotel have a lot to look forward to when waking up thanks to the latest hotel deal.

 The Escape Breakfast Package at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel turns a weekend stay into a complete experience and offers:
  •     Deluxe accommodations
  •     Breakfast for two adults and up to two children (12 years and younger) at Vidalias restaurant
  •     Complimentary access to Health Club and indoor pool
Waking up has never been easier thanks to this latest Fort Worth hotel deal. Serving a delicious breakfast, Vidalias has become a favorite destination for local breakfasters. From fresh fruit to savory favorites, this downtown Fort Worth hotel restaurant has it all and is the perfect place to start the morning.

From breakfast, guests can make a splash in the indoor pool or head out and explore the nearby attractions. The extra fuel provided by the nutritional morning meal will inspire guests to see all the exciting sights of Fort Worth, including the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Kimbell Art Museum and Bass Performance Hall. This Stockyards hotel is also just minutes away from rodeos, authentic Texas experiences and unique shops.

Book the Escape Breakfast Package and wake up in style at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.

To reserve this Fort Worth hotel deal, use promotional code S4B online or call 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available Friday through Saturday from now until October 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/DFWDT

Hotel in Golden, CO Serves Fresh Plate of Savings for Breakfast

One of the latest Golden, Colorado hotel deals is about to turn a whole bunch of guests into morning people.

The Stay for Breakfast hotel deal at the Denver Marriott West Hotel includes everything night owls could ask for to make the mornings even better: complimentary breakfast, spacious hotel rooms and a 10% discount on regular rates.

As one of the most comfortable hotels in Golden, Colorado, the Denver Marriott West Hotel understands that it might be difficult to climb out of plush beds and leave the luxury of the guest rooms; however, with a hot and delicious breakfast at the on-site Allie’s American Grille. Serving everything from cereals to pastries and hot dishes, this Golden, CO restaurant is the perfect place to start the day.

This Golden, Colorado hotel deal is available between now and September 30, 2012. Find the best reason to wake up with 10% off regular rates and a complimentary breakfast and book the Stay for Breakfast Deal at the Denver Marriott West online using promotional code WQB, or call 1-800-228-9290. For more information about this and other hotel deals, visit http://www.marriott.com/DENWE.

New Denver Hotel Package Wakes Guests Up With Food, Savings

Guests at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel can start their morning off right with a well-balanced breakfast and 10% off of regular rates.

As if to reaffirm that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this Denver Tech Center hotel’s latest deal lets guests fuel up with a scrumptious meal at the on-site Lift Restaurant & Lounge. Furthermore, the Stay for Breakfast Deal includes a 10% savings off of regular room rates.

Whether just passing through Denver or visiting for vacation, guests looking for a great central location should stay at this Denver Tech Center hotel. After getting a great start with a freshly prepared breakfast, guests can swing by Greenwood Village, discover great deals and shopping at Park Meadows Mall or be on their merry way to explore the many attractions in the area. For guests without a car, this hotel even provides a shuttle that operates anywhere within five miles. A nearby Light Rail station adds even more possibilities, including downtown Denver attractions, shopping and restaurants.

Guests interested in starting their day off with a little extra energy—and a little more money in their bank account—should book the Stay for Breakfast Deal today.

To reserve this Denver hotel package, use promotional code WQB online or by calling 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available Thursday through Sunday from now until September 30, 2012. For more information or to view other hotel deals, visit http://www.marriott.com/DENTC

Hotel in Austin, TX Heats Up the Romance this Summer with New Deal

“Summer loving” just got a new hotel deal at a premier Austin hotel.

 The Escape Romance Package at the Renaissance Austin Hotel includes everything couples could ask for to heat up summer nights. This special hotel deal includes:
  •     Deluxe room or luxury king suite for two
  •     Complimentary bottle of champagne
  •     Chocolate covered strawberries
  •     Full American breakfast for two in Banderas or room service
  •     Complimentary valet parking
  •     Late check-out of 2:00 PM
Perfect for the budding romance, or a romantic staycation for long-time lovers, this Escape Romance Package is a perfect choice this summer for a memorable experience. Luxurious hotel rooms at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, TX set the mood with comfortable amenities and a distinctly Texan décor that calls to mind both intimacy and warmth.

Few cities offer as much of a romantic experience as Austin, Texas. From local venues with charming live music to a vibrant nightlife, Austin has become a favorite vacation destination. Guests looking for a romantic outing near the hotel can also take advantage of Renaissance’s In-The-Know recommendations, developed by the knowledgeable hotel Navigator.

After a night out on the town, couples can return to the Renaissance Hotel and enjoy one of the best Arboretum Austin restaurants—Banderas. This Texas bistro serves plates inspired by the rich history of the state, including Spanish, French, Mexican, Southern and American cuisine. Of course, couples should remember to save room for dessert found in their room: decadent chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne.

Whether guests wish to rekindle a relationship or celebrate a newfound love, the Escape Romance Package is a perfect choice for summer travelers. Book this Austin hotel deal today.

To book the Escape Romance Package at this hotel in Austin, TX, use promotional code ROM or call 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available between now and October 19, 2012. This deal is valid Friday, Saturday or Sunday with a Friday or Saturday night stay required. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/AUSSH

Houston Medical Center Hotel Offers Special Restaurant Package for Guests

The South is known for its great food. Guests staying at one of the best and most convenient Houston Medical Center hotels can experience this firsthand with a new hotel deal.

 The Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center Hotel invites guests to take a moment and grab some delicious chow during their mornings with a new hotel deal. The Stay for Breakfast Deal at this hotel near Reliant Stadium includes deluxe overnight accommodations and complimentary breakfast for two adults and children (12 and under) at the on-site Driscoll’s.

Each of the 373 comfortable guest rooms at this Houston Medical Center hotel offers a luxurious getaway, well-appointed with modern furnishings and stylish décor. Guests will relax on plush beds, can connect to high-speed Internet access (for a fee) or unwind in front of the LCD television.

In the morning, guests can head to Driscoll’s, serving a delicious hot breakfast, freshly prepared regionally-inspired cuisine. With this hotel deal in Houston, Texas, guests will feel energized and ready to greet the day, whether that involves touring downtown Houston attractions, visiting loved ones at the nearby Houston Medical Center or traveling back home after a business trip.

With the Stay for Breakfast deal, guests discover the perfect way to greet the day. To book this special Houston hotel deal, use promotional code S4B or call 1-800-228-9290. This deal is valid Thursday through Sunday from now until October 31, 2012.

Downtown Fort Worth Hotel Announces New Hotel Deal for Weekends

Weekends have always been a favorite time to travel, but a new hotel deal at one Fort Worth hotel has upped the ante.

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel has just announced its Weekends in Fort Worth, Texas deal. Perfect for the weekend traveler or a fun staycation, this new hotel deal at this Stockyards hotel offers guests $100 in Bonus Bucks for staying two weekend night between now and September 2, 2012.

Bonus Bucks can be applied to future stay hotel services, including food and beverages. By taking advantage of this weekend deal at this Fort Worth hotel, guests essentially pay for a part of a future hotel stay at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. Guests will need to book another weekend stay, as there is simply too much to see and do in Fort Worth for just one weekend.

From fine art to delicious restaurants and world-class museums, Fort Worth truly has something for everyone. Those travelers looking for an authentically Texan experience can mosey to the Fort Worth Stockyards for riding, roping and wrangling competitions, as well as great live music, tasty food and refreshing beverages. This Renaissance Stockyards hotel also is just minutes from Bass Performance Hall, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

The weekend is coming, so don’t delay and book one of the best weekend hotel deals at this downtown Fort Worth hotel.

To reserve the Weekends in Fort Worth deal, use promotional code I24. This deal is valid any weekend between now and September 2, 2012. For more information or to view other Fort Worth hotel deals, visit http://www.marriott.com/DFWDT

Downtown Denver Hotel’s New Deal Offers Wake Up Call for Great Savings

One of the best downtown Denver hotels is serving the most important meal of the day with a side of great savings.

The Stay for Breakfast deal at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel offers guests a great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast at the on-site Allie’s American Grille, as well as 10% off regular rates. Whether guests prefer a refreshing glass of orange juice, fluffy eggs or crispy pieces of toast, everyone can agree that the best part of breakfast is saving 10%.

After a delicious hot breakfast, guests staying at this hotel in Denver, CO will feel restored, energized and ready to explore all the Mile High City has to offer. Travelers will appreciate the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel’s proximity to downtown businesses, the Colorado State Capitol, art museums and other popular attractions. Located in the heart of Denver, this downtown Denver hotel offers guests a great opportunity to experience this legendary city.

Of course, breakfast isn’t the only reason why guests will feel so refreshed. A night in any of the downtown Denver hotel rooms will restore tired travelers with thoughtful amenities and comfortable beds. Many of the guest rooms at this hotel in Denver, CO feature stunning views of the Rocky Mountains or downtown skyline.

Book the Stay for Breakfast Denver Hotel Deal at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel today and start each morning off right with a delicious breakfast and 10% savings.

To reserve this Denver hotel deal, use promotional code WQB. This offer is valid on select weekend stays between now and September 20, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/DENDT

Thursday, August 2, 2012

10 Most Popular Travel Destinations for Labor Day

Fly.com™, the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine, today announced America's top 10 most popular travel destinations for Labor Day, based on data from more than 3 million user searches. 

U.S. destinations dominate Fly.com's latest study results, with New York City edging out Las Vegas as America's favorite place to visit over Labor Day.  The Big Apple and Sin City are joined in the top five by Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The West is also well-represented, with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu taking the seventh, eighth and tenth places respectively.  Lima is the only international destination of choice, due in large part to a $239 roundtrip airfare deal (published in June) that saved LA travelers more than $500 on regular fares. 

Top Destinations (1-5)
Average Domestic Fare*

Top Destinations (6-10)
Average Domestic Fare*
1. New York City

6. Chicago
2. Las Vegas

7. Los Angeles
3. Orlando

8. San Francisco
4. San Juan, Puerto Rico

9. Lima, Peru
5. Fort Lauderdale

10. Honolulu

* Average Domestic Airline Itinerary Fares By Origin City for Q1 2012, U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Fly.com used data collected from more than 3 million user searches and extracted domestic and international flights with departure dates Aug. 25 - Sept. 1 and return dates Sept. 2 - 9.  The study period included all searches conducted June 1 - July 18, 2012. 

To find the best fares for Labor Day, visit www.fly.com/laborday.