OTAHUNA LODGE RECOGNIZED AS NEW ZEALAND’S
NEWEST QUALMARK ‘EXCLUSIVE’ MEMBER
An independent assessment has confirmed the seven-suite Otahuna Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island as one of a very select band of properties to bear the Qualmark ‘Exclusive’ stamp.
Qualmark is New Zealand’s official mark of quality in tourism, awarded to deserving tourism businesses across the country. The Qualmark quality assurance scheme has a star grading system for accommodation and Qualmark ‘Exclusive’ is its premier accommodation category. Otahuna Lodge is the most recent entrant in the elite group, taking the number of members to eight such establishments.
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OHEKA CASTLE CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH ANNUAL
DINNER AND DANCE
Huntington, NY – The most romantic setting for an unforgettable Valentines Day dinner is at OHEKA Castle Hotel & Estate in Huntington, New York, just 45 minutes outside Manhattan.
OHEKA Castle will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance on Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 7:00 –11:00 pm.
The exclusive event includes a cocktail hour with complimentary champagne cocktails from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, a five course dinner, and music and dancing from 8:00 pm through 11:00 pm for $200 per person plus tax and gratuity.*
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The Washington Square Hotel — http://
www.washingtonsquarehotel.com/ –is pleased to announce that, in an
effort to promote a healthier environment for its guests and
employees, it became 100% smoke-free on January 1, 2008,. “The
majority of our guests prefer non-smoking rooms,” states Judy Paul,
co-owner and CEO. “In fact, we discovered that only 8% request a
smoking room. As we near completion of our guest room re-design, it
made sense to us to institute this new policy.” This policy is in
sync with New York’s commitment to a smoke-free environment in public
One of the last remaining family-run hotels in the city, the
Washington Square Hotel radiates warmth combined with modern
amenities. Proprietors Dan and Rita Paul, their daughter Judy, and
her husband Marc Garrett are here to welcome visitors from all over
the world. World-travelers themselves, they made sure the hotel was
outfitted with everything a business or leisure travelers would need
on their visit to New York City.
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AT ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY, A NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF AND F&B DIRECTOR SIGNAL A FRESH FOCUS ON FOOD
Marcel Driessen and Stephane Duvacher Set to Polish Legendary Resort’s Culinary Pedigree
At one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated and storied resorts, a culinary revolution is taking shape. Rosewood Little Dix Bay, one of the region’s “original” luxury resorts, is transforming its food and beverage operation with two key additions: noted Chef Marcel Driessen and F&B Director Stephane Duvacher. Driessen’s career spans 25 years and more than a half-dozen countries, including Lebanon, Seychelles, Jordan, Croatia and The Netherlands, while Duvacher has logged more than 22 years in Michelin-rated restaurants throughout France and at top hotels from Dubai to Oman to Kuwait. Together, the duo introduces a fresh and decidedly global culinary point-of-view to the British Virgin Islands.
“In our quest to retain our culinary dominance in the BVI, we’ve given Marcel and Stephane carte blanche to work their magic,” said Martein van Wagenberg, Managing Director. “Our goal is to continue to surprise our guests with strikingly innovative and original cuisine, often using organic ingredients and produce grown on property.” New Euro-Caribbean menu items are already garnering rave reviews. Selections include Duck Confit & Pecan Beurreck, served with Marinated Mango laced with Balsamic Essence; Anegada Lobster Ratatouille with Organic Tomato served with Chilled Herb Mousseline; and Pan-Fried Local Red Snapper with Maple Syrup-Soy Sauce and Leek Cannelloni. New menus, wine and rum tastings, and chef-led cooking demonstrations are among the culinary enhancements in the works.
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SILVERJET INCREASES CARRY-ON BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE FOR PASSENGERS
Silverjet Customers can arrive as little as 30 minutes prior to departure when traveling with two carry-on bags
Silverjet, the British airline providing a premium end-to-end air travel experience, is proud to now allow two carry-on bags per customer on its twice daily service from New York to London, and daily service between London and Dubai. The new baggage allowance goes into effect immediately for all traveling passengers.
Customers can now take full advantage of Silverjet’s fantastic offering to arrive as little as 30 minutes prior to departure if traveling with carry-on baggage (45 minutes if traveling with checked baggage). The airline’s exclusive airport facilities and expedited security offerings at both Newark Airport and London Luton Airport take the hassle out of air travel, and allow Silverjet customers to have a ‘sivilised’ experience for their transatlantic journey.
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AIR FRANCE OFFERS “WINTER ESCAPE” SALE
Air France announces its “Winter Escape” sale offering passengers amazing travel deals from its U.S. gateways: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., to a multitude of popular destinations in Europe.
Fares are valid in economy class and must be purchased by January 31, 2008 for travel from January 29, 2008 to March 23, 2008. Fares are available for purchase by visiting our website, www.airfrance.com/us, calling Air France Reservations at 1-800-237-2747 or by contacting your travel professional.
Sample one-way fares based on round-trip purchase:
FROM TO ONE-WAY FARE*
New York Madrid $198
Boston Barcelona $208
Miami Zurich $217
Philadelphia Rome $255
New York Paris $257
Los Angeles Madrid $258
Chicago Venice $310
Washington Paris $339
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Norway is a beautiful, scenic destination, offering exciting adventures that anyone can enjoy. But it’s much more than just scenery—Norway also boasts an amazingly rich culture that offers visitors a first-hand experience of ancient national traditions dating back thousands of years as well as the modern, cosmopolitan lifestyles of today.
Stavanger, a beautiful city on the west coast, is one of the European Capitals of Culture 2008. In the radio program “Let’s Travel,” Mr.Trond Giske, the Norwegian Minister of Culture, tells you about what Stavanger has to offer for 2008! Logg onto www.letstravelradio.com to listen to the program and get more information about Stavanger.
For more information about Norway, please visit www.visitnorway.com/us.
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