South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale

One More Night in The Lap of Luxury

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town - Western Cape
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga - Kwazulu-Natal
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness and Wellness Retreat, Cederberg - Western Cape

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa

South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale with the 2010 FIFA World CupT kicking off in June. With three luxurious Red Carnation Hotels to choose from in South Africa you are invited to enjoy a dreamlike experience where guests stay an extra luxurious night, absolutely free until 30th September 2010!

Each of these unique award-winning hotels offer an extra night on all stays of at least four nights with our compliments when staying before or after the soccer frenzy (a few rooms are still available to book during the tournament too!). With an offer like this you might be tempted to visit them all and enjoy three very different experiences offered by this amazingly rich and diverse destination! Furthermore, Virgin Flying Club members travelling to South Africa and staying at a Red Carnation Hotel are also eligible to earn TRIPLE MILES.

 

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The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa and The Oyster Box have both been nominated for special recognition at the World Travel Awards. If you’ve recently been a guest at either hotel we invite you to use your vote at http://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees.

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Truly breathtaking

The Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles
Inside the Twelve Apostles Spa

THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA, CAPE TOWN

Cape Town always ranks amongst the world’s most exciting destinations for good reason, and with its unique setting cradled between the plunging mountains and the rolling sea, the recently refurbished Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers the perfect place to stay.

The view from the summit of Table Mountain is an absolute must-see. You can walk there in 2.5 hours – or just take the cable car! Kirstenbosch Gardens are also amazing – one of the great botanical gardens in the world.

The surfing is fantastic, there’s amazing mountain biking and superb sea kayaking. Or, for a real adrenalin rush, go face to face with the Great White Sharks (in a diving cage!) or jump off Lion’s Head with a qualified tandem paraglider pilot.

If you like to take life a little slower you’ll love the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – a buzzing cosmopolitan centre offering a wealth of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. The Western Cape region is also something you cannot afford to miss. A picturesque drive away from the city it boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world and some truly spectacular whale watching trips.
To book, please call +27 (0) 21 437 9000 and quote "RCH MORE", or book online here:

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Stay a little longer at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa… Available for stays before 30 September 2010

Big game. big beaches, big mountains

The President's Suite at The Oyster Box
Relaxing in the Oyster Box spa

THE OYSTER BOX, UMHLANGA ROCKS, NEAR DURBAN

Durban offers a completely different South African experience to Cape Town, but one that’s equally enticing. The Oyster Box makes the perfect base from which to explore the very best of everything in Kwa Zulu Natal. Recently completely rebuilt, it debuted on Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s 2010 list of Hot Hotels and a Hot Spas.

You can explore the staggering natural wilderness of the Drakensberg Mountains, an area richly endowed with diverse fauna and flora. The &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is a premier ‘Big Five’ safari destination where you can see the elusive cheetah, the rare black rhino and lions. With world-class scuba diving and a World Heritage Site nearby, this is a remarkable safari destination with the perfect mix of beach and bush.

For those who enjoy history and heritage you can explore the legendary battlefield of the Boer and Zulu wars, plus discover the amazing way of life enjoyed by the fearsome local tribes.

If venturing a little further afield, Rocktail Bay offers the most unspoilt beaches in the whole of South Africa, including excellent scuba diving and snorkelling over superb coral reefs. It’s also a great place to see the rare Leatherback Turtles.
To book, please call +27 (0) 21 481 1860 and quote "RCH MORE",

Stay a little longer at The Oyster Box… Available for stays before 30 September 2010 Dining outside in the Bush
Relaxing in the gazebo at Bushman's Kloof

 

This ecological oasis will show you yet another side of South Africa. Voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 (Travel + Leisure), Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is the ideal refuge to set your spirit free in an environment where it can be healed and restored by the powerful forces of nature. The mystical energy, breathtaking beauty and timeless tranquillity from the wide open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, will reconnect you with your inner self and life’s true essence.

Recognised as a Natural Heritage Site, the reserve is nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town and is a malaria and predator free sanctuary for abundant flora and fauna, plus home to many ancient San rock art sites.

Invigorating outdoor activities include game drives, walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, archery, canoeing and swimming in clear, fresh rock pools. Or simply inhale the pure warm air, meditate by the pools, embrace the stillness and enjoy a wilderness journey to wellness with pampering and healing treatments inspired by ancient remedies and nature.
For a detailed and tailored quote for your stay we recommend you telephone direct on 27 (0) 21 481 1860 and quote "RCH MORE"

Your Hamptons Beachfront Getaway Awaits You

At The
Panoramic View Resort & Residences

by Distinctive Management

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An oceanfront home in the Hamptons could cost upwards of $15 million—but not at The Panoramic View, the quintessential, luxurious way to experience spectacular oceanfront living in the Hamptons. The Panoramic View Resort & Residences offers homebuyers a surprisingly reasonable luxe second home and weekend East Enders the perfect site for a seaside escape. If waking up to the sounds of crashing waves and stunning ocean views isn’t alluring enough, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, promising the ultimate rest and relaxation experience.

A renowned Hamptons destination for over fifty years, this magnificent property encompasses 10+ oceanfront acres on 1,000-feet of sandy white beach. Perched over the Atlantic Ocean, the Panoramic View Resort & Residences are beautifully nestled within a hillside of fragrant pines, landscaped lawns and lovely flower gardens.

The Panoramic View Residences—Offering hassle-free Hamptons living, residents enjoy such luxurious amenities as private white-sand beach with complimentary towel service, poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. Each residence is outfitted with the finest features, including  Sub-Zero refrigerators, Viking Range appliances, HDMI AV wiring and built-in sound systems, Anderson high impact resistant windows and sliders, granite kitchen countertops, mahogany decking, atmospheric humidity control system, gas fireplaces, hot tubs, Marvel wine coolers, and hardwood wide plank oak floors. Boasting breathtaking views, these spectacular one-to-five bedroom units are available from 1,200-square-feet to 4,500-square-feet, prices from under $2 million to $6 million. 

The Panoramic View Resort— The spectacular seascape is the focus of every Resort guestroom, suite and beach cottage.  Guests are treated to magnificent views from huge picture windows in every resort unit and the opportunity to lounge on their own private balconies or terraces. Daily housekeeping, plush king size beds, outdoor heated pool with cabanas, fitness center, business center, quiet beach with beach attendants all combine to make your stay truly relaxing and memorable. 

About Distinctive Management LLC: As the preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts unparalleled expertise in the high-end real estate market, including hotels, resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For further information, please visit www.panoramicview.com and www.distinctiveventures.com.

CELEBRATE SUMMER ON STATUE CRUISES’ SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

CELEBRATE SUMMER ON STATUE CRUISES’ SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

Guests can savor the long, bright evenings of summer on New York Harbor, when Statue Cruises launches its summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises.

The excursions set out each Thursday evening from June 3-August 26, 2010. Guests are treated to a complimentary glass of wine and assorted cheeses aboard the 125-foot John James Audubon, with additional food and beverages available for purchase. Other highlights include background music, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty.

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

The Sunset Cocktail Cruise takes place on New York Harbor each Thursday from June 3-August 26, 2010. Guests board at 6:15 p.m. at Liberty Landing Marina or at 6:45 p.m. at Battery Park; cruising follows from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets cost $36 per adult, (ages 21 and over are welcome). Guest parking at Liberty Landing Marina is $7 per vehicle. For more details, or to order tickets, visit www.statuecruises.com or call 877-523-9849.

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Statue Cruises is the concessioner authorized by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, to serve the public at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Over 3.5 million annual visitors from around the world visit these two icons of freedom and hope. In addition to providing daily ferry service, Statue Cruises also operates special event cruises, private charters and the narrated Liberty Harbor Cruise – a 75-minute tour of the New York Harbor. For more information visit: www.statuecruises.com/pressroom.

THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON OFFERS VALUE-DRIVEN PACKAGES AND SUMMERTIME FUN IN THE WINDY CITY

Palmer House Hilton

The centrally-located hotel offers a true taste of Chicago with personalized service,
top-notch amenities and value-driven packages

Visitors to the Windy City can look forward to a host of new and exciting ways to spend their springtime and summer getaway in Chicago. The Palmer House Hilton, the country’s longest continuously operating hotel, is pleased to offer a diverse set of warm-weather packages this season. Conveniently located in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, the hotel is within walking distance to Chicago’s famed cultural, business and shopping destinations.

With its $170 million restoration complete, the 1.7 million-square-foot Palmer House Hilton remains an icon, with its roots dating back to 1871. Combining modern amenities and old-world grandeur, the hotel features 1,639 beautifully appointed guest rooms, 44 deluxe suites, 10 hospitality suites and one lavish 3,700-square-foot penthouse. With something for everyone-girlfriends, families and couples -spring and summer package offerings include:    

Historic Package -With roots dating back to 1871,the Palmer House Hilton is a true architectural and historic gem. One of the United States’ 26 remaining grand palace hotels, the Palmer House Hilton is a destination for history lovers. From the world famous lobby to some of history’s greatest inventions – including a special dessert invented during the World’s Fair of 1893 – the guided tour lasts just over an hour and ends with a small memento to take home. The Historic Package must be booked a minimum of three days prior to arrival and is based upon availability. Available seven days a week through December 31, 2010. Rates start at $209 and are based on double occupancy for one night.

Christmas in July – Chicago’s holiday season draws visitors and locals alike who delight in the city’s organized festivities and bountiful shopping opportunities. In the center of it all is the Palmer House Hilton, who kicks off the season with the annual tree lighting ceremony. Guests can enjoy an afternoon tea under the twinkling glow of the 19th century Beaux Arts ceiling, or indulge in a cup of Mulled French Wine at the hotel’s Lockwood Bar. Whether inside the hotel or shopping the Magnificent Mile, the magic of the holiday season serves as the perfect excuse to gather with friends or family. From July 1-31, 2010 guests can lock in special rates for the 2010 holiday season. Package is available Fridays through Sundays from December 3, 2010 to January 15, 2011, based on availability.  Rates start at $99 and are based on double occupancy for one night.

Go Chicago! Package -With a convenient Loop neighborhood location, the Palmer House Hilton is just steps away from Millennium Park and the Museum Campus among other can’t-miss attractions. Take advantage of Chicago’s best offerings with the two day Go Chicago card, providing access to over 30 of the city’s top attractions and tours, including the Willis Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Shoreline cruise, Navy Pier, Grey Line Trolley Tours and more. The Go Chicago package is available seven days a week through October 25, 2010. Rates start at $278 and are based on double occupancy for one night. A two night minimum stay is required.

Spa &Wellness Package – No matter the time of year, a spa indulgence is always welcome. Whether it’s a girlfriends’ getaway or a romantic weekend, Spa Chakra at the Palmer House Hilton offers unparalleled service and a dedication to holistic wellness. Guests can enjoy a one hour massage or facial in addition to use of the hotel’s state of the art fitness center and beautiful indoor pool.Rates start at $299 and are based on double occupancy for one night.

For guests who love a great festival and a weekend indulgence in Chicago, the Palmer House Hilton is also offering special summer weekend rates for a limited time. Chicago’s favorite season comes alive with festivals and events, from Blues Fest to Taste of Chicago to concerts in Millennium Park. Make the Loop your home base and venture out to some of the city’s hottest events, many of which are just a short walk away. Plan ahead and lock in a great rate for your summer weekend with friends or family by April 30, 2010. Rates start at $129 and are based on double occupancy for a two night minimum. One night stays start at $199. Booking requires pre-payment in full and is non-refundable. Select weekends available; some restrictions apply.

RESERVATIONS: All rates are subject to availability. For reservations, please call (312) 726-7500or visitwww.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com for more information.   
About The Palmer House Hilton-A Grand Palace Hotel
The majestic, world-class Palmer House Hilton reflects the opulence Potter Palmer designed and built into the original hotel in 1871, starting with its façade and extending to the dramatic, muraled Beaux Arts lobby and gracious guestrooms and event spaces. The Palmer House Hilton remains one of only 26 grand palace hotels remaining in America today, and it’s one of Chicago’s architectural crown jewels.
The Palmer House Hilton is owned by Thor Equities and operated by Hilton Worldwide. The hotel was named a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America (HHA) for maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. For additional information, please visit www.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com or call (312) 726-7500.  

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT UNVEILS SIGNATURE SUITE COLLECTION

Imperial Suite

The Kahala Hotel & Resort introduces a new signature suite collection for the world’s most eminent travelers and their entourage. These four suites set The Kahala apart and represent The Kahala’s enduring commitment to singular guest experiences.
The two 2,200-sq.ft. Imperial and Presidential Suites both have lanais with tower vistas from Diamond Head to Koko Head, yet they diverge from there in design and feel. The other two signature suites, the Kahala Kai Suite and Kahala Beach Suite, are located right on the beach and are perfect for a private family getaway or guests seeking down-to-earth elegance.

"We renamed the Presidential Suite the Imperial Suite," explains general manager Thomas Pauly, "to honor the recent stay of the Emperor and Empress of Japan." Details include 100% silk rugs at $20,000 apiece, custom parquet floors of Big Island koa and ohia, and backlit golden onyx countertops. A dramatic mixed-media mural of hand painted silk and vivid embroidery adorns the pocket doors enclosing the living room. The mural, designed by artist Duff Paulsen, was inspired by the Bishop Museum’s collection of 1920s era depictions of old Hawaii and implemented by London-based Frometal, makers of some of the world’s most alluring custom wall-coverings.

Nobody stays in the Imperial Suite to watch TV, but when they do they want a superlative experience. The living room LCD TV has a Blu-ray disc player and state-of-the-art ice cube-sized speakers, while the master bedroom’s LCD TV rises from the foot of the bed. Like a James Bond movie, the entryway to the second bedroom is disguised as a functioning bookshelf. A luxuriously firm Duxiana "The Dux" futon mattress and subtly high-tech bathroom – the shower has loudspeakers and programmable wall- and ceiling-mounted digital showerheads by Kohler and the vanity mirror has an embedded flat screen TV that disappears when turned off – complement the luxurious offerings.

Meetings can be conducted in the Imperial Suite’s own office/conference room complete with a wet bar built into the library wall and a conference table for eight.


Presidential Suite

Sharing the Imperial Suite’s magnificent ocean view is the Presidential Suite, favored by guests for its residential grand beach estate feel. With furnishings from the Ralph Lauren Polo Collection, the two-bedroom space features dark woods, clean white details and a demure color scheme. Special touches make it a Kahala Signature Suite: rainforest leaf patterned Nepalese pile carpet, a set of original-bound Winston Churchill volumes, seashell-inspired glass ornaments, fully stocked bar with top-shelf liquor, and a library of photographs and books on the Hawaiian Islands.
Not to be outdone by its sister suite, the Presidential Suite boasts a 50" flat screen LCD and two 40" LCD TVs. The whole suite is rigged for sound with PS3 games, Sony Dream Machine with iPod dock, wireless printer and more. There’s also a wine and wet bar, living room, game room and Sealy Stearns & Foster pillow-top four poster beds.


Kahala Beach Suite

At ground level and steps from the beach, the elegant and contemporary one-bedroom Kahala Beach Suite features furniture from the Nicole Miller Collection and an outdoor dining area and barbeque grill snazzy enough for entertaining up to 50 guests on the lawn. The sleek slate wraparound patio has a covered cabana and cushioned chaise lounges.

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Kahala Kai Suite

The second-level Kahala Kai Suite has a cozy beach cottage feeling with furniture from the Ralph Lauren Polo Collection and three lanais overlooking the beach, Koko Head lawn and Waialae Country Club. The suite possesses a light, airy space with smooth, deep chocolate-brown wood and soft silk rugs, and is adorned with natural greenery and island artifacts.
The Kahala Kai and Kahala Beach Suites are located at the Koko Head side of the resort and are favored by those who prefer privacy. Both newly refreshed suites are 1,250-square feet, have 40" flat screen home theaters, mini fridge and espresso machine, wet bar and Sealy Stearns & Foster pillow-top four poster beds. Accents include Brazilian Walnut flooring and rain showerheads.
All Signature Suites feature the custom line of Purple Water bath amenities by notable luxury good purveyor Asprey of London. Each Signature Suite also has a half-bath powder room for visitors.
The Suite Amenities Program is complementary, yet intrinsic to the Signature Suite experience. Each morning, suite guests get coffee, tea and newspapers at their door. Every afternoon a special pupu is delivered with choice of drink. Also included are the award-winning Kahala Spa for complimentary treatments, private limousine transports, lei greeting, welcome amenity, daily breakfast buffet at Plumeria Beach House, reserved beach cabana, kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddle board, laundry services throughout stay (up to $100 per day), packing services and personalized stationery.

– About The Kahala –

With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu’s social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in Hawai’i.
The Kahala has five restaurants including the award-winning Hoku’s, a spa, and a lagoon that is home to playful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and is long recognized internationally as an icon among legendary resorts. In 2009, The Kahala celebrated 45 years as one of Hawaii’s top resort destinations.
For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at www.kahalaresort.com

Barclay Bar & Grill’s Mother Nature’s Brunch

Eat to Her Health with Barclay Bar & Grill’s "Mother Nature’s Brunch" for Mother’s Day
New York, NY, April 15, 2010 – Mother always wanted you to eat like this!  Celebrate mom with a deliciously-healthy brunch at the Barclay Bar & Grill.  Comprised solely of local, natural and organic culinary delights, the Mother Nature’s Brunch is offered on Sunday May 9th, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., priced at $60 per person, children up to 12 years of age for $27 and children under six eat free.  Call 212-906-1400, or 212-906-3144 for reservations, or visit us at opentable.com.

Having adopted a healthy lifestyle resulting in a dramatic weight loss and a renewed sense of well-being, InterContinental New York Barclay’s Executive Chef Carmine Marletta is continually inspired by healthful ingredients.  He offers this cornucopia of tasty natural food fit for a queen! 
Mother Nature’s Brunch at the Barclay
Organic Freshly Squeezed Juices (Orange, Grapefruit, Carrot/Apple, Kiwi Wheat Grass) optional splash with Prosecco makes this an organic Mimosa
Organic Berkshire Mountain Granola from Massachusetts
Bob Red Mills Farms in Oregon Harvested and Milled Organic Oatmeal
Organic Vine Sweetened Dried Fruits from Southern California with Wild Honey
International Charcuterie Display
Smoked Alaskan King Wild Salmon
Local New York Foie Gras Terrine
New York State Old Shepard Farms Organic Camembert, Blue Veined Cheese, Cave- Aged Cheddar
Local New York baked Danish and Muffins
Entrees
Organic Egg white Petite Frittatas and Scrambled Eggs
Cranberry Walnut Brioche French Toast
Hormone-free Pennsylvania Dutch Sausage & Smoked Natural Iowa Farm Raised Organic Bacon
Herb Roasted Organic Fingerling Potatoes
Fiddlehead ferns and Cherry Tomato Provencal
Organic Quinoa Pilaf
Station
Omelet Station offering Total Organic and Sustainable ingredients
Hormone-free Beef Wellington
Cedar Plank Roasted Wild Sea Trout with Dill Buerre Blanc
Desserts
Hazelnut Crunch Chocolate Mousse Cake
Key Lime Pie
New York Cheesecake with Organic Macerated Wild Berries
Mille Feuille Crepe Cake with Organic Apple Compote
Assorted Petit Fours
Complimentary glass of Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Noir.

Restored to its 1926 neo-Federal style, the classic InterContinental New York Barclay welcomes guests with a heightened level of personalized service, residential warmth and luxury. Located off fashionable Park Avenue in the heart of midtown Manhattan’s east side, The Barclay is the hotel of choice for the world’s business, diplomatic, cultural and social circles, offering 685 luxurious guest rooms, including 86 suites and the Barclay Bar & Grill, located in the hotel’s spacious lobby. Our guest rooms provide a comfortable, stylish home setting with efficient home office facilities. Eighteen well-appointed function rooms provide elegant facilities for corporate events, business meetings, and social celebrations.   The InterContinental New York Barclay is conveniently located near the city’s most exclusive Fifth Avenue shopping, dining, Broadway theaters, museums, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park and the United Nations headquarters.   Tel. (212) 755-5900, www.intercontinental.com.
A great classic New York hotel, the InterContinental New York Barclay in midtown Manhattan’s east side, offers stylish residential warmth, luxury and ecological consciousness. The Barclay is the hotel of choice for the world’s business, diplomatic, cultural and social circles, offering 685 luxurious guest rooms, including 86 suites and the Barclay Bar & Grill, located in the hotel’s spacious lobby.  Eighteen well-appointed function rooms provide elegant facilities for corporate events, business meetings, and social celebrations.   Located off fashionable Park Avenue, this elegant circa 1920’s hotel is perfectly located in the heart of midtown Manhattan’s east side, near the city’s most exclusive Fifth Avenue shopping, dining, Broadway theaters, museums, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park and the United Nations headquarters 111 East 48th  Street, New York, NY  10017.   Tel. (212) 755-5900, www.intercontinental.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/NYBarclay ; Twitter: http://twitter.com/IC_NYBarclay

THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT UNVEILS SIGNATURE SUITE COLLECTION

Imperial Suite

The Kahala Hotel & Resort introduces a new signature suite collection for the world’s most eminent travelers and their entourage. These four suites set The Kahala apart and represent The Kahala’s enduring commitment to singular guest experiences.
The two 2,200-sq.ft. Imperial and Presidential Suites both have lanais with tower vistas from Diamond Head to Koko Head, yet they diverge from there in design and feel. The other two signature suites, the Kahala Kai Suite and Kahala Beach Suite, are located right on the beach and are perfect for a private family getaway or guests seeking down-to-earth elegance.

"We renamed the Presidential Suite the Imperial Suite," explains general manager Thomas Pauly, "to honor the recent stay of the Emperor and Empress of Japan." Details include 100% silk rugs at $20,000 apiece, custom parquet floors of Big Island koa and ohia, and backlit golden onyx countertops. A dramatic mixed-media mural of hand painted silk and vivid embroidery adorns the pocket doors enclosing the living room. The mural, designed by artist Duff Paulsen, was inspired by the Bishop Museum’s collection of 1920s era depictions of old Hawaii and implemented by London-based Frometal, makers of some of the world’s most alluring custom wall-coverings.

Nobody stays in the Imperial Suite to watch TV, but when they do they want a superlative experience. The living room LCD TV has a Blu-ray disc player and state-of-the-art ice cube-sized speakers, while the master bedroom’s LCD TV rises from the foot of the bed. Like a James Bond movie, the entryway to the second bedroom is disguised as a functioning bookshelf. A luxuriously firm Duxiana "The Dux" futon mattress and subtly high-tech bathroom – the shower has loudspeakers and programmable wall- and ceiling-mounted digital showerheads by Kohler and the vanity mirror has an embedded flat screen TV that disappears when turned off – complement the luxurious offerings.

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Barclay Bar & Grill’s Mother Nature’s Brunch

Eat to Her Health with Barclay Bar & Grill’s "Mother Nature’s Brunch" for Mother’s Day
New York, NY, April 15, 2010 – Mother always wanted you to eat like this!  Celebrate mom with a deliciously-healthy brunch at the Barclay Bar & Grill.  Comprised solely of local, natural and organic culinary delights, the Mother Nature’s Brunch is offered on Sunday May 9th, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., priced at $60 per person, children up to 12 years of age for $27 and children under six eat free.  Call 212-906-1400, or 212-906-3144 for reservations, or visit us at opentable.com.

Having adopted a healthy lifestyle resulting in a dramatic weight loss and a renewed sense of well-being, InterContinental New York Barclay’s Executive Chef Carmine Marletta is continually inspired by healthful ingredients.  He offers this cornucopia of tasty natural food fit for a queen! 
Mother Nature’s Brunch at the Barclay
Organic Freshly Squeezed Juices (Orange, Grapefruit, Carrot/Apple, Kiwi Wheat Grass) optional splash with Prosecco makes this an organic Mimosa
Organic Berkshire Mountain Granola from Massachusetts
Bob Red Mills Farms in Oregon Harvested and Milled Organic Oatmeal
Organic Vine Sweetened Dried Fruits from Southern California with Wild Honey
International Charcuterie Display
Smoked Alaskan King Wild Salmon
Local New York Foie Gras Terrine
New York State Old Shepard Farms Organic Camembert, Blue Veined Cheese, Cave- Aged Cheddar
Local New York baked Danish and Muffins
Entrees
Organic Egg white Petite Frittatas and Scrambled Eggs
Cranberry Walnut Brioche French Toast
Hormone-free Pennsylvania Dutch Sausage & Smoked Natural Iowa Farm Raised Organic Bacon
Herb Roasted Organic Fingerling Potatoes
Fiddlehead ferns and Cherry Tomato Provencal
Organic Quinoa Pilaf
Station
Omelet Station offering Total Organic and Sustainable ingredients
Hormone-free Beef Wellington
Cedar Plank Roasted Wild Sea Trout with Dill Buerre Blanc
Desserts
Hazelnut Crunch Chocolate Mousse Cake
Key Lime Pie
New York Cheesecake with Organic Macerated Wild Berries
Mille Feuille Crepe Cake with Organic Apple Compote
Assorted Petit Fours
Complimentary glass of Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Noir.

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Bonaire: Insel Air Offers Fare From Miami to Bonaire-$233 Roundtrip

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**This special rate is available for travel now through June 4, 2010**

Insel Air has just announced the lowering of their special promotional fare to only $233.00 per person, roundtrip between Miami and Bonaire.

This fare is valid as of today and will be available for travel through Friday, June 4, 2010. The fare includes government taxes and fuel charges; it excludes departure taxes and the rate is subject to availability.

Those wishing to take advantage of this great special can book Insel Air flight #71908, departing Miami every Saturday at 3:15 PM, arriving into Bonaire at 6:55 PM.  The return flight is Insel Air #71907, which departs Bonaire every Saturday at 11:25 AM, arriving back into Miami at 2:25 PM.  These flight times allow for easy connections in Miami from a variety of U.S. or Canadian gateways.  Insel Air utilizes an MD 82 jet aircraft which carries 152 passengers.

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The booking window is flexible, and tickets can be booked through travel professionals or Insel Air at phone + (5999) 737-0444 or via their web site at www.fly-inselair.com.

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, landsailing, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and seep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism and as one of the top diving destinations in the Atlantic/Caribbean for eight years in a row in the Scuba Diving magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008), and as the Favorite Dive Destination in the World by About.com (June, 2008).

For more information on Bonaire contact the Tourism Corporation Bonaire in the U.S. at 1-800-BONAIRE or visit Bonaire’s official website at www.tourismbonaire.com. Follow Bonaire on Twitter and Facebook.

Hotel Openings: The InterContinental New York Times Square

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InterContinental New York Times Square

InterContinental New York Times Square


French Flair From Mr. English
The signature restaurant, adjacent to the hotel, will be the mastermind of Celebrity Chef Todd English. Todd’s Restaurant Ça Va at the InterContinental New York Times Square will be a French inspired brasserie that mirrors New York City’s dynamic and international culinary scene; proving to be a feast for the senses.



Group Gatherings
We are pleased to announce a gathering of group sales people who are responsible for booking Groups (and Meetings) at the hotel! With our dedicated team of meetings’ professionals on board, you can be confident of the highest level of service and a commitment to deliver a memorable and successful event.



Building Blocks & Milestones
With the month of April quickly approaching there is just a little over 3 months left till opening day. As we prepare for July 1st the team members of the Pre-Opening Sales Office are not the only ones hard at work.



"In The Know"
Did you know that in New York City there are over 20,000 restaurants! The Hells Kitchen neighborhood is home to many eclectic restaurants and bars so let us tempt you with some tasty samples!