Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hotel in Opelika Offers Special Package for Holiday Shoppers

As retailers announce Black Friday sales and holiday shopping deals, shoppers have begun assembling their lists and looking for the best value—but one factor many shopping experts fail to consider is stress.

Fortunately, one hotel in Opelika, AL is offering the retail savvy a chance to relax and enjoy great shopping.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Auburn Opelika Hotel welcomes holiday shoppers with a special hotel deal designed to kick start the holiday shopping while providing plenty of relaxation. Guests staying between November 18 and December 31 can receive a special $20 VISA gift card (blackout dates may apply). This $20 gift card can be applied to any number of great stores located just minutes from the hotel in Opelika.

From the comforts of this Opelika hotel, guests will discover fabulous shopping promoting the hottest deals of the season at Tiger Town. The shopping area is abundant with potential holiday shopping deals from stores like Best Buy, Target, Old Navy, Zales Jewelers, Kohl’s and more. From door busters to great everyday savings, these stores offer holiday shoppers a retail paradise. After hitting sale after sale, visitors should be sure to grab some food from nearby restaurants, including Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jersey Mike’s
Subs, and more, providing energy-restoring food so bargain hunters can keep searching for the season’s best deals.

After crossing off the holiday shopping lists, shoppers can return to the Opelika hotel and enjoy spacious accommodations. Each of the guest rooms offers a private getaway, a perfect place to relax and restore after a successful shopping spree. Enjoy plush beds and complimentary Internet access, in-room coffee maker, and 32” television with premium channels.

To reserve this special shopping package, simply book a hotel room between November 18 and December 31, 2012, and select the shopping package online, or call the hotel and ask for the Escape Shopping Package. Rooms must be booked 48 hours in advance. Blackout dates are November 29-December 1 and December 6-8. For more information, visit

Two Franklin Hotels Invite Guests to get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

With the holiday season quickly approaching, shoppers are busy finalizing their lists and checking it twice, while scouring for the best retail deals. Fortunately, two Franklin hotels announced today that savvy holiday shoppers looking for a last-minute getaway can also knock out their gift list with a special shopping package.
Located next to fantastic shopping destinations and offering some of the most comfortable hotel rooms in Franklin, the Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs and the Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs Hotels have prepared for Black Friday and the official start of the holidays shopping season with the Shop Til’ You Drop Package. Available at both hotels in Franklin, this special offer features a standard guest room and a $50 gift card to Cool Springs Galleria, home to fabulous stores.

Just minutes from the comfort of their luxurious accommodations guests will discover a sprawling center for all things stylish and en vogue: the Cool Springs Galleria. Boasting over 150 specialty stores, this popular shopping destination features the latest styles from retailers like Banana Republic, Macy’s, Gap, and Ann Taylor to name a few. Have a few people on the holiday guest list that aren’t into fashion? Worry not: the Apple Store, Best Buy Mobile, GameStop and plenty of other genres of retailers all call the Cool Springs Galleria home.

During the retail frenzy, be sure to stop by the expansive food court or sit down for a breather at Buca di Beppo, serving fine Italian cuisine.

With purchases in hand, guests will return to the comforts and luxury found at both of these Marriott hotels near Cool Springs Galleria. Both of these hotels are renowned for their in-room and on-site amenities, from plush beds and spacious rooms to fabulous dining and fitness center. At both properties, guests can connect to complimentary wireless Internet access.

Start knocking out the holiday shopping list while enjoying the comforts of exceptional hotels in Franklin, Tennessee. Book the Shop Til’ You Drop package at either the Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs Hotel or the Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs Hotel today.

This shopping package is available from now until December 31, 2012, Friday through Sunday. To reserve this deal, use promotional code SHO online or call 1-800-228-9290. Advanced reservation is required. Other restrictions apply.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Near Universal Extends Popular Holiday Shopping Deal

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando is adding all of its guests to the “good” list this year and giving out the gift of savings.

One of the most popular Universal Orlando hotels, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando has extended its best-selling Shopping Package through the holiday season. Now guests can cross off family and friends from their holiday shopping list while saving some serious cash.

This Universal Orlando hotel has once again teamed up with Orlando Premium Outlets® to offer deluxe accommodations plus a few perks that will encourage all holiday bargain hunters to get out and shop. The deal, starting at $119 per night, includes a $50 gift card to the center, a free VIP coupon book valued at $5.00 plus complimentary transportation to Orlando Premium Outlets® - International Dr. The coupon book discounts the already impressive savings to be found at 150 stores including Ann Taylor, Barneys New York Outlet, Burberry, Coach, Gap Outlet, Kenneth Cole, Prada, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and more.

Quickly finish holiday shopping with this popular Orlando Premium Outlet hotel’s special shopping deal. The expansive outlet center offers a collection of the biggest names in fashion, accessories, home goods and more. Discover the season’s latest fashion trends and skip giving the bad holiday sweater this year; instead, opt for a fashionable coat Wilsons Leather or Banana Republic Factory Store. Accessorize at Michael Kors with trendy purses and shoes, or give the athlete on your shopping list a pair of new shoes from the Adidas store. These are just a few of the hundreds of potential gift ideas just waiting at the Orlando Premium

With holiday shopping finished, visitors can retire to one of 96 spacious rooms or 20 suites featuring luxury bedding and cotton-rich linens along with high-definition cable TV with HBO, free Wi-Fi and in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Other hotel amenities include continental breakfast, an outdoor pool and whirlpool and onsite fitness center.

Take advantage of this special holiday shopping package at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Hotel. Reserve this offer today and beat the holiday shopping rush.

Visitors seeking the Shopping Package must book a minimum two-night stay and should use promotional code ZH4. This deal is available from now until May 23, 2013. For more information, visit

Two San Antonio Riverwalk Hotels Have Keys to Successful Meeting Planning

An international magazine targeting 50,000 event planners has named two San Antonio Riverwalk hotels among the world’s finest meeting properties.

The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk have each earned a 2012 Gold Key Award from Meetings & Conventions magazine. Readers of M&C were the nominators and judges for the prestigious honor given to 146 domestic and 17 international hotels and resorts this year. Properties including the San Antonio, TX, hotels were judged on staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical and support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

“As you can see from the criteria, this is truly a team effort for the entire hotel,” said Julia Turcotte, director of event management and a certified meeting planner for Marriott. “Congratulations to the sales, event and culinary teams for their spirit to serve and commitment to providing warm heart authentic culture to all of our group customers.”

The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter has now won the award 20 times. The 1000-room hotel features 63 meeting rooms with 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Its largest meeting room, the Grand Ballroom, has 41,600 square feet that can seat up to 6,400 people. A newly renovated foyer with ample room for pre- or post-function activities welcomes convention goers, as do back-lit reader boards strategically placed throughout the floor. Amenities throughout all meeting spaces include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, exceptional event menus, certified meeting coordinators and full-service tech support so that all presentations are engaging and successful.

One of the grandest structures in San Antonio, the Marriott Rivercenter also was recently included in Cvent’s top 100 list of meeting hotels in the United States. The largest event management software company in the country honored the San Antonio meeting space for its combination of luxury, privacy, service and amenities.

The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk has been a Meetings & Conventions Gold Key recipient 14 times. The 512-room facility boasts 15 meeting rooms with 14,976 square feet of flexible meeting space. Its Alamo Ballroom is the largest meeting room with 9,800 square feet for 1,100 attendees and features state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Convention rooms all have wireless Internet access, sophisticated and elegant décor and provide breathtaking views of the famous river walk.

About the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the San Antonio Riverwalk features 38 floors with recently renovated rooms and suites. The hotel is connected to Rivercenter Mall and is near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The facility includes an onsite restaurant serving Latin- and Spanish-infused cuisine, Starbucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor/outdoor pool. For information, visit 

About the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk  The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk sports 30 floors with a recently renovated lobby. The hotel is across the street from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The facility includes an onsite restaurant serving Tex-Mex cuisine, Starbucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor/outdoor pool. For information, visit

Downtown Denver Hotel’s Retail Therapy Package Strikes Chord with Shopaholics

It’s no snow job! The Denver Marriott City Center has extended one of its most popular week-end packages just in time for the holidays.

The downtown Denver hotel’s Experience Shopping Package continues a partnership with Cherry Creek Shopping Center that affords shopaholics deluxe AAA 4-Diamond accommodations plus a VIP discount passport that can be used at more than 160 stores at the upscale shopping plaza. The deal includes complimentary breakfast for two and valet parking for one car all at special rates from $144 to $244 per night.

Shoppers of all ages will find plenty of gifts suitable for Christmas and Hanukkah giving – and receiving – at Cherry Creek Shopping Center with 40 exclusive stores including Tiffany and Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture and Coach. The shopping center, situated about 3.5 miles southeast of downtown, features Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Nordstrom as anchor stores along with retailers such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Montblanc, Kiehl’s and Hyde Park for more unique gifts. The full-service mall treats visitors to Doc Popcorn, Cinnabon and Wetzel’s Pretzels for quick snacks but also has plenty of sit-down restaurants such as Elway’s, Kona Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille and California Pizza Kitchen for an enjoyable lunch or dinner.

After hitting the retail therapy hard, guests of the hotel in Denver, Co., can make use of some much-needed relaxation therapy by unwinding at the upscale D-Spot Lounge, where 20 martinis are the specialties of the house. A trip to the hotel’s relaxing indoor pool with hot tub and steam room also may be in order before a good night’s sleep.

The pinnacle of tranquility comes as guests settle into one of 599 luxurious rooms with spectacular views of downtown and the Rocky Mountains. Custom duvets, down comforters and cotton-rich sheets on extra soft king and double beds will envelop the tired and weary as they rest their heavy heads on plenty of fluffy down and feather pillows. Large LCD TVs, in-room coffee makers, separate sleeping and sitting areas and large writing desks with ergonomic chairs provide the comforts of home, while Bath and Body Works products in the bathroom and soundproof windows pamper the pooped-out patron.

Guests who sleep in and take advantage of the hotel’s noon check-out time can still enjoy their complimentary breakfasts for two, as Allie’s American Grill serves its freshly prepared dishes and a casual buffet into the early afternoon on most days.

The Denver hotel deal, available Thursday through Sunday, must include a Friday or Saturday night stay. Visitors can book reservations by March 31, 2013 and must use promotional code SHO to cash in on all of the perks offered with the Retail Therapy Package.

Downtown Dallas Hotel Celebrates the Arts with Attractive New Deal

The fall and holiday season of performing arts attractions is underway in downtown Dallas, and just in time the Dallas Marriott City Center hotel is offering patrons of the arts an exhilarating Performing Arts Package. The hotel deal is designed for visitors who want to soak up the local culture and enjoy living the high life of luxury, if even just for a couple of nights. The tantalizing deal features deluxe accommodations from $189 per night along with breakfast for two at Centric Bar & Grille, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle and a map of the Big D.

Travelers will find a wonderful variety of performing arts possibilities within a 20-minute radius of the heart of the vibrant Dallas Arts District, including:

-“The Nutcracker” at Dallas Children’s Theater’s Rosewood Center for Family Arts (Nov. 16-Dec. 23)
-“A Dickens Christmas Carol” at Kalita Humphreys Theater (Nov. 21-Dec. 23)
-“Batman Live – World Arena Tour” at the American Airlines Center (Dec. 12-16)
-“Cirque Dreams: Holidaze” at Winspear Opera House (Dec. 18-23)
-“Catch Me If You Can” at the Music Hall at Fair Park (Feb. 12-24)
-“Wicked” at the Music Hall at Fair Park (April 10-May 5)
-“Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at the Music Hall at Fair Park (May 14-26)
-One-time performances by Lady Gaga (Jan. 29 at American Airlines Center), Pink (Feb. 22 at American Airlines Center), Quebe Sisters Band (March 29 at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center) and One Direction (July 22 at American Airlines Center)

After being dazzled and wowed by a heart-warming performance or first-class show, patrons of the arts will enjoy the convenience of Marriott’s downtown Dallas hotel ( and its 389 newly renovated rooms designed for ultimate comfort. One king or two double beds will call out to guests with down comforters, designer duvets and plenty of fluffy pillows. Other high-end amenities offered at the Dallas Marriott City Center include 37-inch LCD flat-panel TVs, high speed Internet, spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs, in-room coffee and tea service, Marriott plug-in technology, plush bathrobes and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers.

Guests will enjoy dining in after a night out, with savory breakfast dishes made with the freshest ingredients from local producers. Centric Bar & Grill serves everything from fresh blueberry pancakes and crunchy French toast to an array of omelets and braised short rib hash with cage-free fried eggs.
To take advantage of the Dallas hotel deal’s sweet perks, guests can book rooms seven days a week through Aug. 6, 2013 by using promotional code E0N for the Performing Arts Package.

Luxury Fort Worth Hotel Mixes Culture with Comfort for Special Weekend Stays

Mix the city of cowboys and culture with the luxury of The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel and guests have the perfect recipe for a hot Southern night in the middle of fall.

That’s just what the downtown Fort Worth hotel has cooked up with its Southern Nights Package, a Fort Worth hotel deal featuring deluxe accommodations from $179 to $229 per night. The Texas-sized hospitality includes a three-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverage for two at Vidalias restaurant and complimentary use of the hotel’s health club and indoor pool now through April 30, 2013.

Just as Fort Worth prides itself on venues such as Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square and the Stockyards, Vidalias boasts of its Southern comfort meals featuring the freshest and finest home-grown ingredients including Burgundy pasture beef from Grandview, Genes Greens micro-greens from Keller and Velhuizen cheeses from Dublin. Texas native and executive chef James Morris spent time at the Turtle Cove and Dallas Parkway Hilton before bringing his strong belief of the Slow Food Movement to the kitchen at Vidalias.

This official Go Texan restaurant, as recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture, serves up entrees such as pecan crusted chicken, grilled salmon, chicken fried steak, shrimp and grits and blackened rib-eyes. As part of the Southern Nights deal, diners also can enjoy mesquite BBQ buffalo brisket sliders, shrimp cocktail and fried green tomatoes from a list of several appetizers along with decadent desserts ranging from key lime pie and strawberry shortcake to bread pudding featuring Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Tollhouse chocolate brownies surrounded by Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.

After indulging in the Texas-sized dinner, visitors can get a little exercise while taking in the shops and attractions of Sundance Square, grabbing a beer or margarita at the Fort Worth Stockyards or catching a show or performance at the sophisticated Bass Hall. Guests also can check out a perk that sets the Southern Nights package apart from other Fort Worth hotel deals: a state-of-the-art fitness facility with treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes along with tons of free weights, indoor swimming and hydrotherapy pools and a rooftop sundeck.

Spectacular views of downtown Fort Worth will then envelop weary visitors as they retire in style and luxury to one of 474 rooms designed in a tasteful Western style. Each features comfortable bedding with custom duvets, down comforters and plenty of fluffy pillows. Other high-end amenities at the Stockyards hotel known as the star of Texas include flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet, spacious desks, Marriott plug-in technology and in-room coffee and tea service.

To take advantage of the Southern Nights Package, guests must book rooms for a Friday and/or Saturday night stay and use promotional code ZJ8.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio to Host Top PGA Tour Players at 2012 AT&T Championship

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio announced today the launch of preparations for the AT&T Championship on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. Celebrating its second year at TPC San Antonio, the highly acclaimed JW Marriott San Antonio Spa & Resort, and its twenty-eighth year on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Championship hosts some of the sport’s most accomplished players.

“We are thrilled to host these legends of golf,” said JW Marriott San Antonio general manager, Arthur Coulombe. “This property was designed to be the ultimate destination for world-class golf and the PGA TOUR now stops here twice a year. We are honored to have these notable players stay with us and challenge Pete Dye’s Canyon Course.”

The 2012 Champions Tour event is the 28th annual tournament, all of which have been held in San Antonio. The AT&T Championship recently announced the commitments of a long lineage of past champions of the tournament, including Phil Blackmar, John Cook, Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, Dana Quigley, Rod Spittle and Craig Stadler. The event will be held at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course from October 22-28, 2012 and, for the third year in a row, tickets and parking are free. San Antonio area non-profit organizations will be distributing tickets to the general public leading up to the tournament as a part of the Champions “FORE” Charities Ticket Program. Fans may also pick up tickets at the gate during tournament days or visit for more information.

In honor of the AT&T Championship, the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa is offering a special Experience Golf hotel package through the remainder of the year. Now golf fans can play where the professionals and private members play with significant savings. EXPERIENCE TOTAL TPC Golf for 1 Package starts at $284, or bring a second player for the EXPERIENCE TOTAL TPC Golf for 2 Package, starting at $359. Access to TPC San Antonio is reserved for members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

These Stay & Play Golf Packages include:
  •     Room Accommodations - 1 king or 2 double beds
  •     Unlimited rounds of golf for one/two on the private TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks and AT&T Canyons Courses daily
  •     Golf Cart and range balls
  •     Breakfast at 18 Oaks at the TPC San Antonio Clubhouse
  •     10% Discount at the Golf Shop
  •     TPC San Antonio Welcome gift
The walk-up rate for golf is regularly $175 per round. This package represents a starting savings of $340 in amenities per night or more than 45% off total value. For reservations and information please visit

Opened in January 2010, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa brings a new level of luxury to the legendary Texas Hill Country. Set on 600 picturesque acres of rolling hills, meandering creeks and Live Oak trees the resort was recently named a Travel + Leisure’s 2012 T+L 500 World’s Best Hotel and 2012 Top 10 Hotel for Value Overall.

The Ultimate Golf Experience
TPC San Antonio at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country is pleased to be included among the best courses in America. In addition to being named a Top 75 Golf Resort by Golf Digest and one of the Best Courses You Can Play by Golf Week, the PGA Tour chooses to stop here twice a year for the PGA TOUR Valero Texas Open and the AT&T Championship. (Only Pebble Beach and Sawgrass are similarly honored). The Pete Dye-designed Canyons course is perfect for the casual player, while the Greg Norman-designed Oaks course is as challenging as it is scenic. The club is private and only accessible to members and resort guests.

Exhilarating Features for the Entire Family
Day or night, resort activities will keep guests of all ages entertained. The River Bluffs Water Experience, a six-acre water park, includes thrilling water rides and multiple activity pools. All are heated for year-round enjoyment. Other unique activities include Segway tours, trail bike rides, GPS ecoventures, evening s’mores at the fire pits, star-gazing parties and nightlife nature walks.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation
For those who need a recharge, the Resort’s 26,000 square-foot Lantana Spa offers 30 treatment rooms and a complete fitness center and movement studio featuring yoga and fitness classes. Spa guests will enjoy the peaceful serenity of the spa’s heated, lagoon-like pool, healthy refreshments at Replenish Spa Bistro or the perfect indulgence at the spa’s boutique.

Cuisine – Texas Style, Mexico Certified
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers fresh, sustainable, and organic fare at seven distinct dining options. 18 Oaks, at the TPC San Antonio clubhouse showcases traditional steakhouse prime cuts and sweeping views of the AT&T Oaks Course. High Velocity Sports Bar, the Resort’s media rich sports venue, places guests right in the middle of the action with wall-to-wall multi-media screens. Cibolo Moon, the resort’s main restaurant, offers guests an authentic taste of Texas and a true Mexico Tequila experience. Cibolo Moon is the first restaurant in Texas to become "T" certified by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) or Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico. The signature Tequila bar features more than 100 Tequilas, and specializes in infusions formulated by the resident Tequila master.

Indian Wells Resort Showcases Newly Renovated Guest Rooms with “Stay Your Way Package”

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa just completed a multi-million dollar guest room and guest corridor renovation, creating special spaces for guests to call home during their stay. The modernly mid-century design was inspired by the history of the Palm Springs area, incorporating indigenous architectural elements and landscape imagery.

The guest room furnishings, carpeting, wall coverings and lighting were selected in desert serene hues, creating havens of sophisticated relaxation. In addition to the hard-wire and wireless Internet availability, tech savvy amenities were added to each room including lamps with multiple plug-in capability and iHome systems with iPod docking stations.

To showcase the new guest rooms, Renaissance Esmeralda invites guests to experience with the Stay Your Way Package which includes $100 in resort credit (to be used towards dining and spa) and introductory rates starting at $179 per night. “We want our guests to enjoy the rooms and our amenities, whether its dinner and a movie in-room or lunch poolside with après-spa to complete the day,” said Director of Sales and Marketing Kathy Daw. To book this package, please call (800) 321-1508 or visit and quote promotion code I24.

“The Renaissance brand has done an outstanding job laying out a design foundation with functionality and creativity blended together and we have used this as our framework to design true havens that are welcoming and fun,” shares Daw.                                                       

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, a member of the Marriott group, invites guests to “Live Life to Discover” within a distinctive desert setting. Located in the prestigious community of Indian Wells and nestled into the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the four-star Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa is a highly sought after location for social events and meetings, boasting 560 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites along with more than 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space, all of which feature breathtaking views of the mountains or pool area. The resort offers award-winning dining and entertainment options, luxurious spa and salon with state-of-the-art fitness center, unique pool experience with sandy beach and waterfalls, Camp Oasis Kids Club and world-class tennis and golf amenities nearby.
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, 44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210-8708, (760) 773-4444. Follow Renaissance Esmeralda on Facebook at and Twitter at

Guests at Hollywood Beach Hotel Drop Anchor for Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

From October 25-29, guests staying at the Hollywood Beach Marriott Hotel can set sail to the 53rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Located just fifteen minutes from the show, this Hollywood hotel near Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to stay while enjoying all of the water-based excitement. Hundreds of boats will be present at the show, which covers an amazing 3 million square feet of space across six locations and features everything from runabouts and sportfishers to high performance boats and super yachts.

Furthermore, boat enthusiasts will have an easy time getting from location to location, as bus shuttles, water taxis and riverboats easily transport visitors from the different venues. This way, guests will not only get to appreciate the watercraft, but also take advantage of their practical usage as well!

After a day at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, guests can return to the welcoming Hollywood Beach Hotel. An ideal location makes this Marriott property an ideal choice for boat show goers. Beyond the convenient location, the Hollywood Beach hotel features spacious guest rooms with the latest amenities, including wireless Internet access, stylish décor and balconies in many rooms with views of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.

Buy your tickets for the 53rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and book a stay at the Hollywood Beach Marriott Hotel today!

Delray Beach Hotel Toasts Fun and Food with New Hotel Deal

Nothing pairs better than a great weekend with wine, food and a fantastic hotel deal at the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel.

On November 10-11, 2012, guests staying at one of the best Delray Beach hotels have a chance to experience the inaugural Wine and Seafood Festival. To celebrate the first annual festival, the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel is offering guests the Stay for Breakfast Deal. This special offer includes overnight accommodations at the Delray Beach hotel and breakfast for two in the morning.

The Delray Beach Marriott Hotel is the perfect choice for guests traveling for the Wine and Seafood Festival. Located just minutes from downtown Delray Beach, the Marriott Hotel puts guests near all the excitement of the festival. Featuring live music, freshly caught seafood and refreshing wines, the Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival combines the best parts of the area.

Guests staying at the Florida beach hotel will be able to enjoy all the entertainment. Live musical acts include Blues Dragon, the Brass Evolution and Boom Box, among others. The great live music goes along perfectly with chilled shrimp salad on crostini, Maine lobster and lump crab fritters, lobster rolls, fried clams and conch ceviche. And of course, what’s seafood without wine? Deep reds, crisp whites and everything in between have been paired with each dish.

After a day at the Wine and Seafood Festival, guests can return to the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel and take advantage of spacious hotel rooms. Private balconies afford scenic views of the surrounding area, while high-speed Internet access lets guests connect and share their experiences of the festival. For even more relaxation and fun, guests can enjoy special massages and treatments at the N Spa.

Book the Stay for Breakfast Deal today and experience the Wine and Seafood Festival.
To reserve this Florida beach hotel deal, use promotional code S4B online or call 1-800-228-9290. This deal is available from now until December 31, 2012, seven days a week. Additional restrictions may apply. For more information, visit

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Appoints New Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage

The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa recently announced two new additions to its food and beverage team: Executive Chef Paul Millist and Director of Food & Beverage, Paul Rossi. Millist, who has worked and traveled around the globe, will oversee the culinary operations for each of the Scottsdale resort’s seven restaurants and lounges, as well as in-room dining. Rossi, who has more than two decades of food and beverage experience with Marriott International, Inc., will conceptualize and continue to develop the culinary program at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.

An adventurous and creative chef, Millist brings more than 20 years of eclectic experience, both in and out of the U.S., to the historic Camelback Inn. Having trained under renowned Chef Mark Miller at the Coyote Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Millist is an expert in Southwestern cuisine and farm-to-table cooking. A passionate traveler, Millist has also worked in the kitchens of several popular European restaurants and Asian resorts, including the Lemura Resort in Seychelles and the One & Only Kanahura in the Maldives. Most recently, he served as the Executive Chef of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand, a resort with more than 10 restaurants and bars, ranging from authentic Thai to Italian cuisine.

In his new position at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Millist will be responsible for conceptualizing and designing restaurant menus, hiring and overseeing restaurant staff, and ensuring that performance in the venues is consistent with the resort’s dedication to quality service and exceptional culinary experiences.

The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is also pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Rossi as the Director of Food & Beverage. An industry leader and Marriott veteran, Rossi will spearhead the resort’s robust food and beverage program, overseeing the operational and financial success of seven distinct restaurants and lounges.

Rossi brings with him 25 years of experience within Marriott International spanning multiple states and brands, where he has developed numerous successful food and beverage programs, branding initiatives and revenue-driven strategies. Most recently, Rossi served as the Director of Food & Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, launching the food and beverage programs at the two new properties, including two celebrity chef signature restaurants: WP24 Restaurant and Lounge by Wolfgang Puck and LA Market Restaurant by Kerry Simon. In 2005, Marriott International tapped Rossi to develop one of the corporation’s most successful brand-wide initiatives, the branding of the “Great Room” – a concept implemented in full-service Marriott properties across the country.

“Chef Millist and Paul Rossi’s wide range of experiences in the food and beverage industry, combined with their numerous accomplishments and achievements, make them valuable additions to the Camelback Inn team,” said Jim Rose, General Manager of the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. “We are looking forward to seeing what new creative concepts they will bring to the resort.”

The Camelback Inn is one of the most beloved resorts in the Marriott profile, with a rich history and unique Southwestern style that has made it a favorite of generations of travelers. The occasion of Chef Millist and Paul Rossi adding new chapters to the Scottsdale resort’s storied 75 year history is cause for celebration, and so the resort is offering a new “Diamond in the Desert” 75th Anniversary Package. This Scottsdale hotel deal starts at $214, which includes two nights in a casita-style guest room, a $75 per day resort credit, two 75th Anniversary Signature Cocktails at RBar, and daily breakfast (at Rita’s Kitchen, Sprouts or room service).

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is home to seven distinct food and beverage venues, including BLT Steak, Chef Laurent Tourondel’s modern American steakhouse; Rita’s Kitchen, a casual and colorful restaurant serving authentic, Southwestern fare; and Sprout’s, an award-winning spa café. For additional information on the resort’s culinary offerings, please visit

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Celebrates “Decade of Hospitality” with 10-Year Anniversary Specials in November

Ten years and 10 million guests are plenty of reasons to celebrate! JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa commemorates its 10th anniversary by offering guests resort-wide specials and discounts during the month of November.

Opened in November 2002 where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, the resort has pampered more than 10 million guests and has become one of the most highly-rated and awarded resorts in Arizona earning multiple AAA Four-Diamond Awards, as well as top travel ratings from Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Zagat and more.

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa culminates its “Decade of Hospitality” with month-long offers from its renowned Revive Spa, award-winning Wildfire Golf Club and featured restaurants including Tuscany, Meritage Steakhouse, Blue Sage, Vista Lounge and Just a Splash.

Meet the X Martini. Served in the Vista Lounge, the hand-crafted X Martini features premium vodka, Godiva® white chocolate liqueur, dark crème de cacao and is garnished with a sliver of fresh jalapeño. This anniversary-inspired chocolate martini with muddled jalapeño will be introduced at the special price of $10 (regularly $12) this month only. After November, the X Martini will be added to the fall/winter cocktail menu in the Vista Lounge.

The resort also will offer its 10 Wines for $10 Menu, featuring a collection of premium red and white wines from California and Washington State served by the glass during November at Tuscany, Meritage Steakhouse, Blue Sage and Vista Lounge. Featured wines are Jordan Chardonnay, Ferrari Carrano "Siena" Cabernet Sauvignon, Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc, Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir, Robert Mondavi Merlot, Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon, Terlato Syrah, Robert Mondavi Chardonnay, Chateau St Michelle "Erocia" Riesling and Sebastiani Pinot Noir.

For the burger connoisseur, the resort will offer 10% Off The Marriott Burger during November. The JW Marriott’s signature burger is a 100 percent Angus beef patty grilled to order with melted cheddar cheese and crisp slices of bacon. It is accompanied by fresh Bibb lettuce, sliced tomato and onion. The Marriott Burger is available at Meritage Steakhouse, Blue Sage, Vista Lounge and Just a Splash. Find out why more than 210,000 have been served!

Revive Spa will introduce its new Youth Revealing Facial, an 80-minute facial treatment offered at the anniversary price of $180 during November. Look 10 years younger after experiencing this highly-effective facial that stimulates production of collagen and elastin. This treatment’s exceptional resurfacing properties and tensing effects leaves skin firm, smooth and taut with noticeable results similar to a facelift. Not available with any other offers or discounts. For reservations, call 480-293-3700 or visit their website.

Rounding out the resort’s anniversary specials, the Wildfire Golf Club will offer its
10% Off Apparel Sale at the golf pro shop. Valid on clothing purchases for adults and children, choose from top-of-the-line golf apparel manufacturers including Greg Norman,

Cutter & Buck, Nike, Adidas, Callaway, Polo, Carnoustie, and more. Stock up for the season and get a head start on holiday gift buying.

The largest luxury resort in Arizona features 950 guestrooms (including 81 suites), 240,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, 10 dining experiences, Marriott's first Revive Spa -- a 28,000-square-foot facility -- eight tennis courts and four acres of elaborately landscaped pools including the Lazy River with serpentine slide, two championship golf courses and Wildfire Golf Club. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the Loop 101 freeway. For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, visit, or call 480-293-5000 or 800-835-6206.

Coronado Hotel Announces Exciting Events and New Deal for Fall

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. There are plenty of exciting things to do at one of the best San Diego resorts during fall.

Near the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa guests can discover a wide variety of activities throughout fall. Furthermore, this exciting Coronado hotel is offering a special deal throughout the season, letting guests experience more while spending less.

The Stay Longer, Save More Deal at the Coronado Beach Hotel starts at just $199/night. The longer guests stay, the more they save on their room. Stay three nights and receive 15% off, while guests that stay four nights enjoy 20% savings.

Guests will want to stay all four nights in order to experience everything that takes place around this San Diego resort. Here are just a few of the special events happening in October and November:
October 31: Trick or treat has never been more fun with the special Downtown Goes Ghostly event. Vendors and merchants offer plenty of sweets and a few tricks to kids and families.

November 11: The 13th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon and 5K invites families to walk, run, rollerblade, or skate along while enjoying the sights of the area.

Book a stay today at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa and take advantage of great San Diego vacation deals, including the Stay Longer, Save More Package.

To reserve this new offer, use promotional code D3Q online or by calling 888-236-2427. Blackout dates may apply. This offer is valid from now until December 31, 2012. For more information, visit