Thursday, March 28, 2013

Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, Haiti Opens

Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality and Haiti-based corporation Carabimmo SA in partnership with U.S.-based Best Western International, are pleased to announce the opening today of the luxury Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, Haiti (

Located within close proximity to the international airport in Port au Prince, Haiti, The Best Western Premier is the first full-service corporate US brand hotel to open in Haiti and the first Best Western Premier in the Caribbean. This $15 million, seven story hotel features 106 elegant guest rooms with three Executive and Imperial suites, 42" flat screen TVs, wireless internet access, versatile meeting facilities, pool, concierge, French inspired restaurant Le Michel, whisky bar, room service, round-the-clock  doorman, gym, full-service spa, and private car and van transportation to and from the airport. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

All-Inclusive Deal at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

The JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort pampers travelers to the utmost degree with elegant accommodations, lush grounds and exclusive experiences.  Anticipating guests’ every desire, the Panama hotel is introducing its Inclusive Resort Experience Package that includes luxurious rooms and suites plus gourmet meals and cocktails for two adults with rates from $319 to $709 USD per night. Additional adult guests and children 7-12 are extra, and a minimum of four nights is required.

Vacationers will discover unparalleled opportunities at the resort in Panama to keep themselves entertained or relaxed in pure style, including:

** Buenaventura Golf Club by Jack Nicklaus: The 18-hole, par 72 private course measures 7,324 yards from the back tees and features Paspalum Platinum grass. The warm season turf grass is known for its brilliant dark green color. Buenaventura, which opened in 2012, cuts into the Pacific coastline and offers stunning views of the beach.    

** Corotu Spa: This spa offers five treatment rooms as well as locker facilities, vanity areas and relaxation nooks. A hydrotherapy area includes whirlpool tubs, deluge showers, saunas and steam rooms. Massages, facials and body scrubs are among the services and treatments available.
** Infinity pool and El Faro Club House: Located steps away from the beach, the facility sports three pools where prompt and courteous attendants cater to guests’ every wish. A swim-up bar and comfortable white lounge chairs provide the ultimate relaxation.   

** Beach: Miles of white sands and the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean are all within reach for guests of the Panama resort. Attentive beach butlers ensure umbrellas and extra towels are at hand.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Courtyard Fremont Silicon Valley Hotel Offers New Thrills with Latest Renovation

California’s Great America may be just minutes away, but the greatest thrills guests will find while staying at the Courtyard Fremont Silicon Valley Hotel are the new renovations to its lobby area and guest rooms.

The Fremont hotel recently finished a $1.8 million dollar renovation that will have guests screaming for joy. From its rejuvenated lobby area to new amenities in each guest room, this Fremont, CA, hotel will turn guests’ expectations upside down from the moment they walk through the door.

The hotel in Fremont, California, has put extra effort into its green initiatives, helping to do its part in environmental conservation. New receptacles for glass, paper, plastic and metal can be found at the side exits to the hotel and encourage guests to sort their refuse instead of just going into the landfill.

Two Marriott Calgary Airport Hotels’ Parking Deal Opens Spring Break Possibilities

Hoping to help reduce the cost of travel, two Calgary Airport hotels have announced a new deal that won’t leave travel plans stuck in park.

The Courtyard Calgary Airport Hotel and Residence Inn Calgary Airport Hotel have introduced the Park Here, Fly There deal. The special offer includes deluxe overnight accommodations at either hotel near Calgary Airport, free parking at onsite lots and complimentary shuttle service to and from Calgary International Airport.

To reserve this deal, use promotional code PKF and call 1-800-834-7015 or reserve the deal online at either the Residence Inn Calgary Airport or Courtyard Calgary Airport website. This deal is available until April 30, 2013, at either property.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Main Street Brew Fest

Just like a speedy leprechaun, the hotel rooms at both the Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs Hotel and Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs Hotel are going fast as travelers everywhere are making plans for the 10th Annual Main Street Brew Fest.

Both hotels in Franklin invite everyone wishing to experience the luck of the Irish to reserve a room soon. Special weekend rates allow guests to enjoy all the festivities of this popular St. Patrick’s Day event without spending an entire pot of gold. Take of advantage of these special low rates by calling (617) 778-0080 for the Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs Hotel or call (615) 778-0002 for the Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs Hotel. Guests can also reserve these rates online by clicking on “Last-Minute Weekends” on each hotel’s deals page.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa’s Latest Deal Invites Seniors to Celebrate Spring Break

If commercials on TV and travel advertising would be believed, spring break is a time for college students to hang out on the beach. However, one Ponte Vedra Beach resort has teamed up with AARP to show young spring break-goers how to really celebrate the warm weather.

The AARP Spring Break Package at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa invites members of the popular senior program to enjoy a complimentary breakfast for two at the Café on the Green and deluxe resort accommodations. The deal, valid from March 1 until June 30, 2013, starts at just $169 per night and comes to a 35 percent discount off the normal package price.

To book this Ponte Vedra Beach resort deal, call 1-800-457-4653 and mention promotional code S9R. Guests must present their AARP membership card upon check-in. For information, visit

Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel Tempts Couples In Love With Two New Deals

Whether it’s champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries or surf and turf, the way to a beloved’s heart this season is through the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel.

The Houston hotel wants to show its adoration by offering two new deals that will have guests feeling the love in their tummies and pocketbooks:

** The Feel the Love Package features deluxe accommodations from $139 to $169 per Friday or Saturday night along with champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast buffet for two and a late 3 p.m. checkout time.

** The Experiences – Dining in Houston, Texas, Package skips the sweets and bubbly and goes straight to the meat and potatoes with a steak or lobster dinner, breakfast buffet for two and deluxe accommodations for $159 to $205 per Friday or Saturday night.

Guests seeking to sweep loved ones off of their feet can book either of the new offers online or by calling 1-800-228-9290. For the Feel the Love Package, couples should use promotional code ROM. To take advantage of Experiences – Dining in Houston, Texas, use promotional code ES1. Both deals are available for Friday and Saturday nights through March 12. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Courtyard Philadelphia Devon Upgrades, Finishes Complete Overhaul

The Courtyard Philadelphia Devon near the birthplace of American has undergone a rebirth of its own with the completion of the final phase of its major remodel.

The Wayne, PA hotel has just wrapped up $900,000 in renovations to its 137 rooms and 12 suites as part of Marriott’s commitment to provide comfortable and flexible areas for guests to eat, drink, work, socialize and sleep. A reimagined lobby that included the addition of The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. and facelifts to the fitness center and meeting rooms were part of an $850,000 project back in 2010.

The Courtyard Philadelphia Devon is near Villanova University, Valley Forge Convention Center and King of Prussia Mall and convenient to the SEPTA regional rail line. The newly remodeled Wayne, PA, hotel features Marriott’s reimagined lobby concept with The Bistro restaurant and separate nooks for casual and business travelers. With 149 freshly rejuvenated rooms and suites, the hotel also boasts two meeting rooms with 1,250 square feet of flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool. For information, visit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Courtyard Chicago Naperville Renovation

The 147-room Courtyard Chicago Naperville at 1155 E. Diehl Road in Naperville, Illinois, has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms.

 The Naperville hotel’s inviting lobby space and friendly associates welcome guests at all times of the day. Guests also can enjoy breakfast, dinner and evening cocktails in the Naperville hotel’s The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. while coffee lovers enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks drinks. The Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect to free Wi-Fi. The business center features several computer terminals, along with a free printer and separate stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight statuses.

Last year, Marriott announced its environmental strategy to address climate change, which it calls its “Spirit To Preserve.” The plan calls for greening its $10 billion supply chain; further reducing fuel and water consumption by 25 percent per available room; creating green construction standards for hotel developers to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and helping protect the rainforest.
For updates on Marriott’s progress against its green goals, visit, follow Green Marriott on Twitter and become a fan of Travel Green on Facebook.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wedding Showcase for Brides and Grooms at Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel February 23

After the engagement, everything seems to be settled and joyous — until couples start realizing how much planning it takes to have a successful wedding. Fortunately, one of the most popular hotels in Torrance, California, is simplifying the wedding planning process by hosting a special event.
Home to gorgeous wedding venues and Torrance banquet facilities, the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel is planning to assist brides and grooms with its 2013 wedding showcase. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23, 2013, the Redondo Beach hotel will welcome a number of reputable local vendors, including:
  • Torrance Bakery
  • Party Posies Floral
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Flowers
  • Kitty Hawk – Mobil DJ Service
  • Michael Angelo Weddings
  • Joey Ikemoto Photography
  • Friar Tux Shop
  • La Soie Bridal
While visiting with vendors, brides and grooms should be sure to scope out the beautiful Torrance banquet facilities. The Torrance Marriott South Bay hotel pairs elegant spaces, customizable to each couple’s liking, with professional wedding planners that oversee details from inception to the moment the bride walks down the aisle. There are 21,500 square feet of event space, including the gorgeous Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate wedding parties of any size.

Be sure to attend this convenient event and discover solutions for an entire wedding – from caterers and DJs to Torrance banquet facilities. Please RSVP to elizabeth.gonzalez(at)marriott(dot)com or call 1-310-543-6005.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace Completes Renovation

The 147-room Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace at 6 Transam Plaza Drive in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms. The exciting renovation is the latest manifestation of style and comfort found at Oakbrook Terrace, IL, hotel.

The inviting lobby space and friendly associates at the Oak Brook Polo Club hotel welcome guests at all times of the day. Guests can also dine for breakfast or dinner in the hotel’s Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., while coffee lovers can enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks drinks. The Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.

Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 25 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits at the Oak Brook Polo Club hotel.

Throughout this hotel in Oakbrook Terrace, guests can connect to free Wi-Fi for productivity and entertainment. The business center features several computer terminals, along with convenient and complimentary printer and separate stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight statuses.

Courtyard Chicago Arlington Heights Hotel Completes Renovation

It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Courtyard Chicago Arlington Heights/South. One of the most popular hotels in Arlington Heights, Illinois, now features welcomed upgrades to its guest rooms, lobby, meeting spaces, business center, restaurant and outdoor area.

To celebrate the completion of its renovation, the Courtyard hotel is offering a special two-night deal. Guests who stay two nights from now until March 17, 2013, and use promotional code ZJ8 can receive $25 in hotel credits, valid toward food, in-room entertainment and more.

For information about this deal, to book a reservation or learn more about the renovations at this Arlington Heights hotel, visit

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites Naples Hotel Offers Clean Rooms for Fun & Dirty Swamp Buggy Racing Event

Much to the chagrin of mothers everywhere who warned their children to stay away from mud puddles, the Swamp Buggy Races invites dirty but clean entertainment for drivers and spectators as roaring swamp buggies splash and race during the Winter and Spring Classics. Those interested in attending the exciting race can book a stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Naples Hotel, located less than 5 miles from the event.

Rates during these swamp racing events start at just $84 per night at the Naples hotel. Spectators and racers alike are encouraged to make a reservation today.

SpringHill Suites Naples Hotel Serves as Pit Stop for Charity Drive

On January 25, a line of Smart cars will be making a trek from Tampa to Marathon, FL, to raise money for the restoration of Old Seven Mile Bridge. Those looking for the “smart” place to make a pit stop during the two-day charity drive should take note of the SpringHill Suites Naples Hotel. Located roughly halfway between the starting point and finish line, the hotel in Naples welcomes those driving for such an admirable cause with spacious guest rooms and thoughtful amenities.

The “Give Back Tour” invites drivers to make the trip from Tampa to Marathon, FL, all while raising money from sponsors and organizations. All proceeds support the Friends of Old Seven, which is a well-known 501(c) 3 organization that pays for the upkeep of Old Seven Mile Bridge.

Along the nearly 400 mile trip, drivers will need to fuel up their cars and spirits. The SpringHill Suites Naples hotel offers up the perfect suggestion: Complimentary Suite Seasons Breakfast® buffet gives drivers the boost they need to complete their trip, while plush beds provide much needed comfort after spending all day in the car. Those drivers who need to stretch their legs more can do so at the 24-hour fitness center or by taking a dip in the outdoor pool.

Drivers raising money for the Old Seven Mile Bridge should book their stay today at one of the leading hotels in Naples. For those interested in joining the race, visit

Fairfield Inn & Suites Auburn Opelika Hotel Celebrates Tigers Basketball by Providing a Great Value

After stepping foot in Opelika, it’s clear that the town is crazy for Auburn University Tiger basketball. Joining in on supporting the team and the tireless fans that attend game after game, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Auburn Opelika Hotel is offering a special low rate throughout the men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

Cheer the Tigers on to victory and book a room today at one of the best hotels near Auburn University

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is Top North American Golf Resort Of 2013

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators recognized Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa'seight amazing golf courses at the annual IAGTO Awards Ceremony & Gala on Nov. 15 in Algarve, Portugal. Started in 2000, IAGTO honors the world’s best golf resorts every year based on customer satisfaction, value, tee times accessibility, communication and service quality. This year, the association picked the Jacksonville resort as its best golf resort in North America.

Renowned for its immaculately kept TPC Sawgrass course, the Jacksonville Beach resort has won a number of awards from Golf Magazine and Travel & Leisure Magazine, including best golf resort in Florida and top 100 golf courses in the world. In total, guests and locals can tee off on eight courses that offer a variety of challenges for all skill levels.

Book a stay at one of the world’s best golf resorts, according to IAGTO, and experience the best golf in Florida at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lodge At Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa Offers Pick Your Perks Group Special

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, in the heart of downtown Sonoma, is launching a new group offer for guests, “Pick Your Perks.” Perfect for weddings or corporate events, The Lodge at Sonoma has created a package that fits all types of gatherings, The more guests spend, the more they receive. Seven participating Marriott properties across the Bay Area will be offering the “Pick Your Perks” group package.

This group offer must be booked by Jan, 31, 2013, and must be actualized by March 31, 2013.
The “Pick Your Perks” Group Special includes:
  •     One Complimentary room night for every 40 actualized
  •     Two Premium room upgrades at group rate
  •     Double Marriott Rewards points
  •     Complimentary Internet in guest rooms
  •     Pick your perks based on spend

  •     Spend $10,000 to $50,000 – Pick two perks
  •     Spend $50,001 to $100,000 – Pick two perks plus 3 percent rebate to master account*
  •     Spend $100,001 or more – Pick two perks plus 4 percent rebate to master account*

  •     10 percent off catered food and beverage
  •     10 percent off in-house audio and visual
  •     Upgrade to one hot food item on continental breakfast
  • Rebate on master account includes group rooms as part of room block and cannot exceed $10,000.
For information, visit or call 1-707-935-6600 and mention “San Francisco Pick Your Perks Group Offer.”

Lodge At Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa Offers Olives & Vines Getaway Package

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, located in the heart of downtown Sonoma, today launched the Olives & Vines Vacation Package to celebrate olive season in Sonoma Valley.

Enjoy the authentic flavor of wine country during olive season in Sonoma Valley in the perfect setting at The Lodge at Sonoma. The Olives & Vines Vacation Package includes:
  • One night accommodation in a Cottage Guestroom (complimentary upgrade)
  • $100.00 Spa Credit at Raindance Spa
  • Wine Tasting for two in Bean & Bottle
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Enoteca on the Sonoma Plaza for a complimentary Olive Oil Tasting
  • Olive Oil Tasting with Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Chef Andrew Wilson
  • Olive Harvest Welcome Gift 
This special Sonoma hotel deal is available now through February 28, 2013, and includes unique experiences from the entire property at The Lodge at Sonoma.

Rates start at $334 for weekday reservations and $364 for weekend reservations. To book your package, please visit and use codeV2X.

Houston Marriott West Loop Hotel Offers Business Deal

Business travelers looking to boost the bottom line while staying overnight in Space City can take advantage of the newest deal from the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria.

The Houston Galleria hotel’s recently renovated guest rooms will elevate the expectations of business professionals with one king or two double beds topped with luxurious down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich sheets and plenty of down and feather pillows. Large work desks with ergonomic chairs, phones with voicemail and data ports, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and a business connectivity panel are perfect amenities for the working guest, while 37-inch high-definition TVs with premium movie channels, in-room coffeemakers and mini-refrigerators, and marble bathrooms with Bath and Body Works products, curved shower curtain rails and new shower heads will tempt the traveler to relax in ultimate style.

Professionals can book the Business Boost Package for Monday through Friday night stays now through Oct. 31 by using promotional code BP6.

Hotel in Houston Offers New Couples Getaway Deal

 As the temperature begins to drop, couples everywhere are snuggling up under warm blankets and in front of toasty fireplaces. For those who want to do something even more romantic, the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel has a special deal to heat up the winter months even more.

The Houston hotel package includes deluxe room accommodations, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered at 5 p.m. on the day of arrival, and breakfast for two at the onsite Bistro 59. Couples that wish to breakfast in a more intimate setting can opt instead for room service (25.00 USD Credit).

This Houston hotel package is available now until Oct. 17, 2013, and can be booked online using promotional code LVU or by calling 1-800-228-9290. This offer is only valid Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit