Gaylord National Resort

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Valentine’s Day Your Way: Like It, Love It or Leave It
at Gaylord National Resort

Whether you’re celebrating with the one you love — or the lack thereof — Gaylord National Resort has everything you need in one place to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.

Gaylord National is a total destination resort offering exceptional services, fine dining, entertainment, a world-class spa and recreation. The Like It, Love It or Leave It packages combine ingredients for everyone to celebrate on February 14.

Valentine’s Day Like It Package

Make it a classic, romantic getaway with your partner and join us for an overnight stay in one of our lavish guest rooms. The Like It Package, starting at $229* per night, includes:

One night’s accommodations in a Maryland-view guest room
Bottle of champagne delivered to your guest room
Free self-parking for one car.

Valentine’s Day Love It Package
Really impress that special someone with a personalized Valentine’s Day interlude, all with the help of our professional “Love Concierge” service. The Love It Package, starting at $279*, includes:

One night’s accommodations in a Maryland-view guest room
Bottle of champagne delivered to your guest room
Complimentary appetizer from the chef at any one of our signature restaurants;
Free self-parking for one car
Optional: Customized Valentine’s Day surprises planned and organized by you and your personal “love concierge.” Possible add-ons include:

Share the gift of a couple’s massage at Relâche Spa, from our romantic Couple’s Treatment Room overlooking the Potomac River
Surprise your sweetie with limo transportation to and from the resort
Treat yourselves to a decadent dessert from our In-Room Dining Executive Chef, such as double-dipped chocolate strawberries
Have a dozen long-stem roses delivered to your room

Valentine’s Day Leave It Package
Who needs a prince charming when you have best friends? Make it a girls’ night out to remember with a getaway to the nightlife of Gaylord National. The Leave It Package, starting at $265* per night, includes:

One night’s accommodations in a Maryland-view guest room
Complimentary appetizer from the chef at any one of our signature restaurants
Two free drinks at Pose Ultra Lounge, our sexy nightspot on the resort’s 18th floor
Chocolate and Fresh Fruit Fondue delivered to your guest room
Free self-parking for one car
Optional: Enhance your girls’ getaway with an Experience Concierge to personalize your stay. Possible customizations include:

Shop for luxurious new sleepwear and have it personalized with custom embroidery at Pajama Party
Spend an afternoon at Relâche Spa & Salon enjoying a manicure/pedicure, massage, and even a full head-to-toe make-over
Upgrade your room to a suite and host your friends for a movie night, complete with fun food and drinks from our In-Room Dining Menu

Romantic Couple’s Dinner Overlooking the Potomac
Another option to make your stay more memorable – Old Hickory Steakhouse offers a sumptuous four-course “Prix-Fixe” dinner crafted by Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk. The dinner, priced at $130 per couple, includes:
· Duo plate of warm lobster on fennel salad and chilled potato vichyssoise
· Heart-shaped Braised Beef Ravioli with black truffle cream
· Petit Grass-Fed Filet with sweet water langoustines
· Baked Alaska with rose petal ice cream

Seating for this exclusive dinner on February 14 is limited and reservations are recommended.

For further information and reservations contact Gaylord National Resort directly at: 301-965-2000 or book room reservations via the website at: www.gaylordnational.com <http://www.gaylordnational.com> .

* Upgraded rooms available at additional cost. Traditional accommodations, plus tax and resort fee per night. Rate is valid for up to two (2) persons per room. Other meals, activities, gratuities, tickets and optional add-ons are not included. Availability is limited. Additional nights may be available at prevailing rates. Not retroactive, and not valid for groups or with other offers. Other restrictions may apply.

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About Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center opened April 25, 2008 along the banks of the Potomac River, less than eight miles south of the nation’s capital, in National Harbor, Md., a new 300-acre waterfront destination in Prince George’s County, Md. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the largest-combined hotel and convention center on the Eastern Seaboard, offering 2,000 guest rooms, including 110 lavish suites; more than 470,000 square feet of convention, meeting, exhibit and pre-function space; acclaimed restaurants; Relâche™ Spa; Pose Ultra Lounge; and a soaring 18-story, glass-covered atrium. For more information, visit www.gaylordnational.com <http://www.gaylordnational.com> .

      

Belize Hotels and Resorts Elected as Best in the World

Belize Hotels and Resorts Elected as Best in the World by Travelers

Numerous properties recognized by TripAdvisor for romance, luxury, family activities and value

Millions of travelers from around the globe have elected Belize’s hotels and resorts as some of the best in the world, according to the 2009 TripAdvisor poll. Properties throughout the country were recognized in a number of categories including all-inclusives, luxury, hidden gems, romance, family travel and best bargain. In all, nine villas and resorts were recognized in TripAdvisor’s 2009 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

The following is a complete list of all selected Belize properties:

 

· Mopan River Resort: Recognized as the #2 All-Inclusive Resort in the World for the second year in a row, the Mopan River Resort is located in the Cayo district of Belize. The resort is a luxury all-inclusive, offering many eco-adventure packages for guests to enjoy. For more information, visit www.mopanriverresort.com.

· Hamanasi Resort: Named the Best Hotel for Romance in Central and South America. In addition, it was honored as #2 in the list for Best Hidden Gems in Central and South America category, as well as #4 on the list of Best Bargains in Central and South America. More information on this resort located in Hopkins Village of the Stann Creek District can be found at www.hamanasi.com.

· Chabil Mar Villas: Earned a spot in the top 100 list of Best Luxury Resorts in the World, and was voted the second Best Luxury Resort in Central and South America. More information about this private property, located in Placencia, can be found at www.chabilmarvillas.com.

· Mata Chica Beach Resort: Located on Ambergris Caye, Mata Chica Resort made the top 10 list of Best Resorts for Luxury in Central and South America. With an award-winning restaurant as well as easy access to San Pedro’s activities, this luxury resort offers the ideal vacation for active travelers. More information can be found at www.matachica.com.

· Thatch Caye Resort: Ranked among the top 10 in two categories including: Best Hidden Gems in Central and South America and Best for Romance in Central and South America. Located in Dangriga, this tropical resort features 11 private thatched roof casitas, cabanas and family villas. For more information, visit www.thatchcayebelize.com.

· Victoria House: Making the top 10 list of the Best Hotels for Romance in Central and South America, this San Pedro resort boasts 42 elegant accommodations including private villas and infinity pool suites. For more information, visit www.victoria-house.com.

· White Sands Cove Resort: Included in the top 10 list of Most Romantic Hotels and Resorts in Central and South America. The resort’s private condominiums sit along a stretch of pristine beach on Ambergris Caye, just before the Belize Barrier Reef. For more information, visit www.whitesandscove.com.

· Cotton Tree Lodge: Named the eighth Best Bargain in Central and South America, the jungle lodge offers luxurious thatched roof cabanas, and one-of-a-kind activities like learning to make chocolate as the ancient Mayans did. For more information, visit www.cottontreelodge.com.

· The Villas at Banyan Bay: Named one of the top 10 Resorts for Families in Central and South America, the property features a white sand beach, babysitting services and a children’s area. The resort is a dream for families looking to take a relaxing vacation together in San Pedro. For more information, visit www.banyanbay.com.

 

About Belize

As one of the last unspoiled places on earth, Belize offers travelers the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a Caribbean getaway. With direct flights from the U.S. and Canada, this tropical paradise is nestled between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. For generations, the English-speaking people of Belize have demonstrated a commitment to preserving the country’s unique charms. Belize offers a land rich in natural beauty and steep in the history and culture of its Maya past. Renowned for having the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize’s pristine waters, exotic marine and wildlife, lush unspoiled landscapes and superb diving truly make it Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret. For more information on how you can be one with Belize, visit www.travelbelize.org.

      

EXIT THE KING

REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 FOR

GEOFFREY RUSH AND SUSAN SARANDON IN

EXIT THE KING

LAUREN AMBROSE AND ANDREA MARTIN

THE CLASSIC EUGENE IONESCO COMEDY

DIRECTED BY NEIL ARMFIELD

BARRYMORE THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 7

OPENING NIGHT MARCH 26

 

Rehearsals for the classic Eugene Ionesco comedy EXIT THE KING starring Academy® Award-winners Geoffrey Rush (Shine) and Susan Sarandon (Dead Men Walking), Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing!, “Six Feet Under”),Tony® Award- winner Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year, Young Frankenstein) and William Sadler (”Roswell,” Julius Caesar) will begin on Monday, February 2.

 

With a new translation by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush and directed by Neil Armfield, EXIT THE KING will begin performances Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) and open on Thursday, March 26, 2009. This limited engagement will run for 14 weeks only, through Sunday, June 14, 2009.

 

EXIT THE KING is a hilarious and poignant comedy about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush) whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish any control.

 

EXIT THE KING will be produced by Stuart Thompson, Robert Fox, Howard Panter, Tulchin/Bartner, Scott Rudin, The Shubert Organization and Jon B. Platt.

 

The design team for EXIT THE KING includes Dale Ferguson (Set & Costume), Damien Cooper (Lighting), Russell Goldsmith (Sound). John Rodgers is the Composer.

 

Geoffrey Rush led a critically-acclaimed production of EXIT THE KING, directed by Neil Armfield and produced by Company B and Malthouse Theatre at the CUB Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on March 28, 2007 and at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia on June 13, 2007.

 

Geoffrey Rush is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.

 

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office, 243 West 47th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

 

Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50.

 

The performance schedule for EXIT THE KING is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Please note that on Tuesdays March 10 and March 24 the curtain is at 8:00pm and the Sunday, June 7 curtain will be at 2:00pm.

 

www.ExitTheKingonBroadway.com

      

Gaylord National Resort

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Valentine’s Day Your Way: Like It, Love It or Leave It
at Gaylord National Resort

Whether you’re celebrating with the one you love — or the lack thereof — Gaylord National Resort has everything you need in one place to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.

Gaylord National is a total destination resort offering exceptional services, fine dining, entertainment, a world-class spa and recreation. The Like It, Love It or Leave It packages combine ingredients for everyone to celebrate on February 14.

Valentine’s Day Like It Package

Make it a classic, romantic getaway with your partner and join us for an overnight stay in one of our lavish guest rooms. The Like It Package, starting at $229* per night, includes:

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EXIT THE KING

REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 FOR

GEOFFREY RUSH AND SUSAN SARANDON IN

EXIT THE KING

LAUREN AMBROSE AND ANDREA MARTIN

THE CLASSIC EUGENE IONESCO COMEDY

DIRECTED BY NEIL ARMFIELD

BARRYMORE THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 7

OPENING NIGHT MARCH 26

 

Rehearsals for the classic Eugene Ionesco comedy EXIT THE KING starring Academy® Award-winners Geoffrey Rush (Shine) and Susan Sarandon (Dead Men Walking), Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing!, “Six Feet Under”),Tony® Award- winner Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year, Young Frankenstein) and William Sadler (“Roswell,” Julius Caesar) will begin on Monday, February 2.

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Belize Hotels and Resorts Elected as Best in the World

Belize Hotels and Resorts Elected as Best in the World by Travelers

Numerous properties recognized by TripAdvisor for romance, luxury, family activities and value

Millions of travelers from around the globe have elected Belize’s hotels and resorts as some of the best in the world, according to the 2009 TripAdvisor poll. Properties throughout the country were recognized in a number of categories including all-inclusives, luxury, hidden gems, romance, family travel and best bargain. In all, nine villas and resorts were recognized in TripAdvisor’s 2009 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

The following is a complete list of all selected Belize properties:

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Breakfast with the Koalas

Travelers Can Kick Back with Koalas at the Calgary Zoo

Alberta Meets Australia with Exciting Programs to Celebrate the Special Visitors

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Animal loving travelers can experience cuddly koalas in the morning and the evening when Australia’s famous little friends make a special visit to the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta (www.calgaryzoo.org), beginning February 6, 2009. Travelers can enjoy breakfast or sip cocktails as they learn a bit more about the Outback’s most celebrated creatures with specially-designed packages to suit animal enthusiasts of all ages!:

Breakfast with the Koalas

Come on down, mate! Fill up on a hot pancake “brekkie” at the zoo’s Kitamba Café and listen to some “kool” stuff about koalas. Take a short walkabout over to the Australia building and take a gander at the visitors. Participants get a private viewing of these non-bears while the zookeeper completes her morning routine. Participants must be age 5+.

· There are a variety of dates starting February 21, 2009

Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Cost: Adults $36 USD, Children $23 USD (10% discount for Calgary Zoo Discovery Passport Members)

For tickets, please call (403) 232 – 9300.

 

Elite Eat with the Koalas

Start the night with cocktails and a special peek at the koalas before they tuck themselves in for the night. Then, head back to Safari Lodge for a fabulous “Down Under” dinner and a pouch-full of koala stories and pictures from the zoo’s very own koala zookeeper and zoo veterinarian. Visitors will learn about the importance of koalas, their conservation and the zoo loan program.

· Price includes dinner, program and a visit to the koala exhibit.

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: $60 USD per person

For tickets please call (403) 232-9300

 

For further information on these packages, please call:

Trish Exton-Parder at (403) 232-9381

      

Breakfast with the Koalas

Travelers Can Kick Back with Koalas at the Calgary Zoo

Alberta Meets Australia with Exciting Programs to Celebrate the Special Visitors

bear

 

Animal loving travelers can experience cuddly koalas in the morning and the evening when Australia’s famous little friends make a special visit to the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta (www.calgaryzoo.org), beginning February 6, 2009. Travelers can enjoy breakfast or sip cocktails as they learn a bit more about the Outback’s most celebrated creatures with specially-designed packages to suit animal enthusiasts of all ages!:

Breakfast with the Koalas

Come on down, mate! Fill up on a hot pancake “brekkie” at the zoo’s Kitamba Café and listen to some “kool” stuff about koalas. Take a short walkabout over to the Australia building and take a gander at the visitors. Participants get a private viewing of these non-bears while the zookeeper completes her morning routine. Participants must be age 5+.

· There are a variety of dates starting February 21, 2009

Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Cost: Adults $36 USD, Children $23 USD (10% discount for Calgary Zoo Discovery Passport Members)

For tickets, please call (403) 232 – 9300.

 

Elite Eat with the Koalas

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PENINSULA PAPAGAYO INTRODUCES PACIFIC AMERICAS’ NEWEST WATERFRONT DESTINATION: THE WORLD-CLASS MARINA PAPAGAYO

PENINSULA PAPAGAYO INTRODUCES PACIFIC AMERICAS’ NEWEST WATERFRONT DESTINATION: THE WORLD-CLASS MARINA PAPAGAYO

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Located along the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Marina Papagayo will be home to 380 High-Tech, State-of-the-Art Slips with High-Speed Fuel Pumps and Dockside Concierge to Accommodate Private Watercraft up to 240-Feet

Marina Village to Include Hotel, Residences, Restaurants, Boutique Shops and Local Artisans

Marina Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica – January 13, 2009 – Peninsula Papagayo, the most successful luxury resort brand in Central America today, has opened Phase I of Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica’s first luxury port. Phase I includes 180 slips capable of accommodating private watercraft ranging from sport fishing boats to mega-yachts. Upon completion, Marina Papagayo will rival the globe’s most desirable ports of call.

Situated below the hurricane belt and naturally sheltered from easterly trades along Central America’s fashionable cruising coastline, Marina Papagayo will serve as both a pleasure stop and strategic harbor. This natural amphitheater location provides a year-round safe haven on calm, protected waters – a place to anchor one’s spirit for a few exhilarating days or a lifetime.

“As a pivotal mooring location for yachts and vessels cruising from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and all points of the Pacific, Marina Papagayo will be a key international port and Costa Rica’s most elegant and impressive marina facility,” said Alan Kelso, CEO, Ecodesarrollo Papagayo, master developer of Peninsula Papagayo and Marina Papagayo. “Nearly 3,000 years ago, this country’s inhabitants saw this area as an ideal seafaring environment, and it still is. Marina Papagayo and our Marina Village will be Costa Rica’s first and most exclusive luxury destination for yachting enthusiasts and homebuyers, and the showpiece of Peninsula Papagayo’s resort community.”

Marina Papagayo features include:
– Ultra-wide docks with generous slips and fairways
– Dockside Marina Concierge
– On-site immigrations and customs operations
– Boat storage, high speed diesel fueling and service areas
– Access to electricity, water, telephone, WIFI and CATV at each slip

Papagayo’s oceanfront Marina Village will exude the spirit of Costa Rica within a cozy European ambiance similar to Portofino, Italy. The vibrant village will be everything a full-fledged Latin American village-by-the-sea should be – alive with global sophistication and day-to-night festivities. Indigenous wood and stone will create an organic palette that blends into the hillside jungle. The village master plan also calls for luxury hillside residences, a hotel, boutique shops and restaurants in a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.

Whether a centerpiece at the edge of the ocean or a pied-a-terre notched into the lush hillside, secluded hideaway residences will offer an intimate connection to Costa Rican waters with a patchwork of architectural styles reminiscent of ancient cities by the sea. At completion, Marina Papagayo will have approximately 500 homes. For a limited time, ownership amenities include access to Peninsula Papagayo’s private Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and the newly opened Prieta Beach Club & Spa, featuring a beachside spa, workout facilities, multiple pools, bars and restaurants in a dramatic open-air setting.

Brandy Marine, International LLC, a Florida firm with over 30 years of experience in designing, managing and operating marina facilities worldwide, is overseeing Marina Papagayo operations.

For information on Marina Papagayo Yacht Club Membership, contact Diana Michel, Director of Marketing, Brandy Marine International, at 941-806-0860 or via E-mail, dmichel@brandymarine.com.

For more information on residential ownership opportunities at Marina Papagayo, contact Ron Barnes, Director of Sales & Marketing, U.S. toll-free, 888-863-0301, via E-mail, info@marinapapagayo.com or visit www.marinapapagayo.com

About Peninsula Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo is the first environmentally sound luxury resort and real estate project in the Central American paradise of Costa Rica, one of the world’s most peaceful and friendliest countries. The 2,300-acre residential community lies on twin peninsulas on Costa Rica’s stunning Pacific coast in the northwest province of Guanacaste.

Development at Papagayo includes the 153 room-Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, a private 6,788-yard Arnold Palmer signature golf course, the first of three resort courses, a 30,000 square-foot Golf Clubhouse and private members-only lounge and the newly-opened Prieta Beach Club & Spa – an open-air recreation, spa and dining complex with unmatched views of the setting sun.

The first phase of Peninsula Papagayo residences include custom private estates, a variety of oceanfront and oceanview homesites and luxury condominiums and villas.

For more information on residential ownership opportunities at Peninsula Papagayo, contact the residential sales office, +506 2696.2126, via E-mail, info@peninsulapapagayo.com or visit www.peninsulapapagayo.com.

      

PENINSULA PAPAGAYO INTRODUCES PACIFIC AMERICAS’ NEWEST WATERFRONT DESTINATION: THE WORLD-CLASS MARINA PAPAGAYO

PENINSULA PAPAGAYO INTRODUCES PACIFIC AMERICAS’ NEWEST WATERFRONT DESTINATION: THE WORLD-CLASS MARINA PAPAGAYO

costa-rica

Located along the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Marina Papagayo will be home to 380 High-Tech, State-of-the-Art Slips with High-Speed Fuel Pumps and Dockside Concierge to Accommodate Private Watercraft up to 240-Feet

Marina Village to Include Hotel, Residences, Restaurants, Boutique Shops and Local Artisans

Marina Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica – January 13, 2009 – Peninsula Papagayo, the most successful luxury resort brand in Central America today, has opened Phase I of Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica’s first luxury port. Phase I includes 180 slips capable of accommodating private watercraft ranging from sport fishing boats to mega-yachts. Upon completion, Marina Papagayo will rival the globe’s most desirable ports of call.

Situated below the hurricane belt and naturally sheltered from easterly trades along Central America’s fashionable cruising coastline, Marina Papagayo will serve as both a pleasure stop and strategic harbor. This natural amphitheater location provides a year-round safe haven on calm, protected waters – a place to anchor one’s spirit for a few exhilarating days or a lifetime.

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