ECONOMY CLASS FARES On Icelandair


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ECONOMY CLASS FARES

Landscape

Travel from Boston to:
Reykjavik from $499*
Glasgow from $569*
Manchester from $549*
Copenhagen from $669*
Oslo from from $609*
Stockholm from $669*
Valid for outbound travel Aug. 18, 2009 – Sep. 12, 2009, except Glasgow valid Sep. 2 – 12, 2009.   Slightly higher fares available Jul. 12, 2009 – Aug, 17, 2009.

Travel from New York-JFK to:
Glasgow from $549*
Valid for outbound travel Aug. 26, 2009 – Sep. 09, 2009.  Higher fares available to other destinations Jul. 15, 2009 – Aug,  25, 2009. 

Fares are valid for new purchases only, are determined by departure date, and are based on round-trip purchase per person.

SUNBELIEVABLE ICELAND GETAWAY

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With almost 24 hours of daylight and a mild climate, Iceland’s summer provides more than enough time to seek out an adventure or two… or three!
Packages from $889* pp dbl

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INCREASED SERVICE TO MANCHESTER & GLASGOW

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Icelandair is pleased to announce the addition of regular scheduled service from Keflavik International Airport to Manchester, England, and Glasgow, Scotland. 
Service will begin on September 25, 2009, and will offer flights to Glasgow and Manchester on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through May 31, 2010. Morning flights will depart Keflavik International and connect through Manchester en route to Glasgow, returning to Keflavik in the early afternoon in time for connections to North America.

ICELAND IS HOT

 

The following article is based out of Minnesota, but we just want you to know that Iceland is hot for a long weekend getaway… from anywhere!

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*Prices quoted are exclusive of applicable taxes and official charges by destination of approximately $100-$210, per person, including the Sept. 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement.  Please click here to read about our excess baggage policy.

SOLEÁ BRINGS MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED CUISINE AND RELAXED STYLE TO THE NEW W SOUTH BEACH

Soleá, the latest venture from noted Miami-based restaurant group KNR Food Concepts, opens today in the highly-anticipated W South Beach.  Soleá’s inspired menu of fresh Mediterranean flavors and casual ambiance is the perfect mix of W style and South Beach’s social attitude.  The menu is influenced by a variety of cuisines that touch the Mediterranean Sea with a focus on Spanish and Greek flavors.  Local Miami talents Executive Chef Michael Gilligan and Chef de Cuisine Arturo Artiles have collaborated on the menus. 

“Following our local and national success with Quattro and Sosta on Lincoln Road, KNR is excited to bring our unique European style of cuisine and service to the beach," said Partner Karim Masri of KNR Food Concepts.  “W South Beach will raise the bar for hospitality in Miami Beach; we are extremely proud and honored to be involved in such a fantastic project.”

“Chef Artiles and I are both excited by the simple preparations and clean but bold flavors of the Mediterranean," said Gilligan.  “Soleá’s small plates are meant for sharing – ideal to taste a variety of dishes and linger over a convivial meal with friends.” 

Signature hot and cold appetizers and salads include crispy salt-cod Croquettes served with garlic-saffron aioli; traditional Greek Salad of cucumber, tomatoes, feta, red onions and Kalamata olives; warm Foie Gras & Goat Cheese Empanadas with house-made cilantro potato chips and salsa verde; and Garlic Shrimp á la Plancha with spicy fume and garlic chips.  Crudo selections like Lobster with tomato, roasted peppers and lemon zest is the perfect counterpoint to crisp warm flatbreads with toppings like Olives, Piquillo Peppers, Rosemary and Goat Cheese or Chorizo, Mushrooms and Fried Egg from the restaurant’s brick oven.

In addition to a small selection of pastas and a signature Paella for Two, Soleá serves the best local seafood and Mediterranean fresh fish flown in daily.  Whole fish are prepared simply with sea salt, olive oil, garlic and lemon, and cooked a la plancha.  The chefs also use the dining room’s handsome brick oven to cook meat and poultry such as the Brick Oven Roasted Veal Chop and Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb.  Sauces and vegetable sides are available to accompany any dish or share with the table.

Desserts by Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour are not to be missed.  Offerings like Frozen Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse with banana beignets, roasted banana sorbet and gianduja sauce; Traditional Spanish Flan with cava “gelee” and strawberries and cream capture; and Pistachio Semifreddo with amaretto cake, citrus salad and extra virgin olive oil ice cream capture the flavors of the Mediterranean.  Cool Coconut Panna Cotta with guava soup, caramelized pineapple and coconut sorbet incorporates local tropical flavors, and a tangy Goat Cheese Cheesecake is accompanied by seasonal summer fruits like roasted peaches, cherry compote and white peach sorbet.

The modern yet relaxed design by Anna Busta of Studio B Design integrates the restaurant with the W Living Room (W’s twist on the traditional hotel lobby) and Grove, a whimsical outdoor space landscaped by Paula Hayes.  The 180-seat restaurant features indoor and al fresco seating in a warm color palette of cream, black and brown.  Walnut floors, two extravagant wine walls, and glowing glass light fixtures create an intimate dining atmosphere, enhanced by inviting chocolate brown leather seating. The restaurant also features a semi-private dining area for 12 and communal tables crafted from single slabs of fallen maple trees perfect for sharing, socializing and large groups. Shaded patio seating is adjacent to Grove. 

KNR Food Concepts is also involved in the development and operation of food and beverage for the W Living Room and WET pool service at W South Beach as well as the property’s nightlife destination Wall. The menu in the Living Room and at WET will include light bites featuring the flavors of Soleá as well as a number of inventive and refreshing hand-crafted cocktails.

Soleá is located in the W South Beach (2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139).  For reservations, please call 305-938-3111.  Soleá serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and is open from 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM Wednesday – Sunday, and 6:30 AM – 12 AM Thursday – Saturday. 

About KNR Food Concepts
KNR Restaurant Group is owned by Karim Masri, Nicola Siervo and Rony Seikaly, and comprised of Quattro Gastronomia Italiana (2006), Sosta Pizzeria (2009) and Soleá  at the W Hotel South Beach (2009) in Miami. Upcoming projects include Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, scheduled to open at The Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium in New York City in late 2009.

About W South Beach
W South Beach and The Residences at W South Beach opened their doors July 2009.  This 408-unit condo hotel features magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean from every room and unique amenities such as Wall ultra-lounge, Living Room and Grove make W South Beach the crown jewel of Miami’s cultural renaissance. With Bliss Spa and an impressive list of restaurant partners including celebrity-magnet Mr. Chow and Soleá, W South Beach solidifies its spot as the choice destination hotel for both W’s jet set guests and Miami’s most fashionable locals. With secluded water sanctuaries and full-service, poolside bungalows, the expansive property offers a  contemporary and vibrant lifestyle experience set against the stunning shores of South Florida’s most fashionable beach.  The property teamed with some of the most innovative designers and artists including Anna Busta of Studio B Design, conceptual landscape designer Paula Hayes, legendary photographer Danny Clinch and architectural firms Costas Kondylis and NBWW & Associates.  For more information, please visit www.whotels.com/southbeach.

About W Hotels Worldwide®
W Hotels is an innovative contemporary lifestyle brand and the hotel category buster with 30 properties in the most vibrant destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access to a world of “Wow.” Each hotel offers a unique mix of innovative design and passions around fashion, music, entertainment, design, architecture, pop culture, and everything in between. W Hotels are unique and individual expressions of modern living, reflected in the brand’s sensibility to a holistic lifestyle experience with cutting-edge design, contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous nightlife experiences, and signature spas.  With 10 years of proven success, W Hotels will more than double its footprint by 2011. In North America and Latin America, W Hotels have been announced in Austin, Boston, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Downtown New York, Santiago, South Beach, and Washington, D.C. In Europe, W Hotels have been announced in Athens, Barcelona, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and St. Petersburg. In Asia, W has announced properties in Bangkok, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. In Africa and the Middle East, W has announced properties in Marrakech, Amman, and Dubai. W has plans to open W Retreats in Bali, Koh Samui, Vieques Island and Verbier, the latter of which will serve as W Hotels’ first ski retreat.  For more information, visit www.whotels.com.

ECONOMY CLASS FARES On Icelandair


Icelandair

ECONOMY CLASS FARES

Landscape

Travel from Boston to:
Reykjavik from $499*
Glasgow from $569*
Manchester from $549*
Copenhagen from $669*
Oslo from from $609*
Stockholm from $669*
Valid for outbound travel Aug. 18, 2009 – Sep. 12, 2009, except Glasgow valid Sep. 2 – 12, 2009.   Slightly higher fares available Jul. 12, 2009 – Aug, 17, 2009.

Travel from New York-JFK to:
Glasgow from $549*
Valid for outbound travel Aug. 26, 2009 – Sep. 09, 2009.  Higher fares available to other destinations Jul. 15, 2009 – Aug,  25, 2009. 

Fares are valid for new purchases only, are determined by departure date, and are based on round-trip purchase per person.

SUNBELIEVABLE ICELAND GETAWAY

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SOLEÁ BRINGS MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED CUISINE AND RELAXED STYLE TO THE NEW W SOUTH BEACH

Soleá, the latest venture from noted Miami-based restaurant group KNR Food Concepts, opens today in the highly-anticipated W South Beach.  Soleá’s inspired menu of fresh Mediterranean flavors and casual ambiance is the perfect mix of W style and South Beach’s social attitude.  The menu is influenced by a variety of cuisines that touch the Mediterranean Sea with a focus on Spanish and Greek flavors.  Local Miami talents Executive Chef Michael Gilligan and Chef de Cuisine Arturo Artiles have collaborated on the menus. 

“Following our local and national success with Quattro and Sosta on Lincoln Road, KNR is excited to bring our unique European style of cuisine and service to the beach," said Partner Karim Masri of KNR Food Concepts.  “W South Beach will raise the bar for hospitality in Miami Beach; we are extremely proud and honored to be involved in such a fantastic project.”

“Chef Artiles and I are both excited by the simple preparations and clean but bold flavors of the Mediterranean," said Gilligan.  “Soleá’s small plates are meant for sharing – ideal to taste a variety of dishes and linger over a convivial meal with friends.” 

Signature hot and cold appetizers and salads include crispy salt-cod Croquettes served with garlic-saffron aioli; traditional Greek Salad of cucumber, tomatoes, feta, red onions and Kalamata olives; warm Foie Gras & Goat Cheese Empanadas with house-made cilantro potato chips and salsa verde; and Garlic Shrimp á la Plancha with spicy fume and garlic chips.  Crudo selections like Lobster with tomato, roasted peppers and lemon zest is the perfect counterpoint to crisp warm flatbreads with toppings like Olives, Piquillo Peppers, Rosemary and Goat Cheese or Chorizo, Mushrooms and Fried Egg from the restaurant’s brick oven.

In addition to a small selection of pastas and a signature Paella for Two, Soleá serves the best local seafood and Mediterranean fresh fish flown in daily.  Whole fish are prepared simply with sea salt, olive oil, garlic and lemon, and cooked a la plancha.  The chefs also use the dining room’s handsome brick oven to cook meat and poultry such as the Brick Oven Roasted Veal Chop and Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb.  Sauces and vegetable sides are available to accompany any dish or share with the table.

Desserts by Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour are not to be missed.  Offerings like Frozen Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse with banana beignets, roasted banana sorbet and gianduja sauce; Traditional Spanish Flan with cava “gelee” and strawberries and cream capture; and Pistachio Semifreddo with amaretto cake, citrus salad and extra virgin olive oil ice cream capture the flavors of the Mediterranean.  Cool Coconut Panna Cotta with guava soup, caramelized pineapple and coconut sorbet incorporates local tropical flavors, and a tangy Goat Cheese Cheesecake is accompanied by seasonal summer fruits like roasted peaches, cherry compote and white peach sorbet.

The modern yet relaxed design by Anna Busta of Studio B Design integrates the restaurant with the W Living Room (W’s twist on the traditional hotel lobby) and Grove, a whimsical outdoor space landscaped by Paula Hayes.  The 180-seat restaurant features indoor and al fresco seating in a warm color palette of cream, black and brown.  Walnut floors, two extravagant wine walls, and glowing glass light fixtures create an intimate dining atmosphere, enhanced by inviting chocolate brown leather seating. The restaurant also features a semi-private dining area for 12 and communal tables crafted from single slabs of fallen maple trees perfect for sharing, socializing and large groups. Shaded patio seating is adjacent to Grove. 

KNR Food Concepts is also involved in the development and operation of food and beverage for the W Living Room and WET pool service at W South Beach as well as the property’s nightlife destination Wall. The menu in the Living Room and at WET will include light bites featuring the flavors of Soleá as well as a number of inventive and refreshing hand-crafted cocktails.

Soleá is located in the W South Beach (2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139).  For reservations, please call 305-938-3111.  Soleá serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and is open from 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM Wednesday – Sunday, and 6:30 AM – 12 AM Thursday – Saturday. 

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WATER’S EDGE RESORT & SPA

WATER’S EDGE RESORT & SPA, CONNECTICUT’S ONLY PRIVATE BEACH RESORT, ANNOUNCES COMEDY NIGHT PACKAGE

–Comedians Vincent McElhone, Perry Gardner and Rick Roberts will headline The Comedy Dinner Show Saturday, July 18, 2009 –

In the tradition of the late entertainment impresario, Bill Hahn, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa continues its comedy night events with performances by three comedic geniuses on Saturday, July 18, 2009. Headlining the performances are Vincent McElhone, Perry Gardner and Rick Roberts. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa will offer an all-inclusive package of standard accommodations for two, dinner buffet and entrance to the comedy show at a rate of $229.00 per couple. For guests desiring to attend only the show, tickets are $17.50 per person, and $32.00 per person for dinner buffet and comedy show.

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa’s storied past was established by entertainment impresario Bill Hahn and headlined such luminaries as: Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand and Art Carney to name a few. The tradition has continued under the direction of owner/operator Michael Dattilo with live entertainment in the resort’s main dining room with spectacular views of the Long Island Sound.

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa Comedy Night – $229 per couple

Accommodations – standard guestroom (one night for two)
Dinner buffet for two
Two tickets to comedy show
Complimentary access to resort amenities – pools and sandy beach

The resort and spa rests at the bank of the Long Island Sound in the quaint town of Westbrook, Connecticut, just two hours from New York City. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is comprised of 170 guestrooms and suites, three restaurants including the award-winning Restaurant at Water’s Edge, 12 spacious meeting and function rooms, outdoor garden terraces, full-service spa with ten treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pool and onsite retail shopping outlets: Salon Massimo, Southern Exposure, Azul, Medical Ethics, Michele A Bridal Boutique.

 

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For information or to make reservations contact Water’s Edge Resort & Spa at 1-800-222-5901, 860-399-5901 or visit us at http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com. Offer based upon availability, exclusive of tax and service charges and subject to change.

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Built in 1946 by entertainment impresario, Bill Hahn, Water’s Edge Resort is located in Westbrook, Connecticut just two hours from New York and Boston, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is Connecticut’s only waterfront private beach resort. It is owned by entrepreneur and local resident Michael Dattillo, who purchased the resort in 1981 painstakingly restoring it to its original stately New England structure and expanding the property to 170 guestrooms, suites, two-bedroom lofts, one-bedroom garden villas and summer cottages. Sixty-eight of the resort’s garden villas and summer cottages are members of the RCI vacation property exchange with the resort designated as a Silver Crown Resort by the global leader in vacation properties. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is set on 25-acres of manicured lawns that front a private white sand beach, features three restaurants including one award-winning restaurant, lounges, full-service spa with ten treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, twelve meeting and social function rooms, onsite full service audio-visual, onsite meeting planners, wireless high-speed Internet service, walking distance to high-end outlets and a host of complimentary water sports. The resort and spa is open year round. Visit the website at www.watersedgeresortandspa.com.

WATER’S EDGE RESORT & SPA

WATER’S EDGE RESORT & SPA, CONNECTICUT’S ONLY PRIVATE BEACH RESORT, ANNOUNCES COMEDY NIGHT PACKAGE

–Comedians Vincent McElhone, Perry Gardner and Rick Roberts will headline The Comedy Dinner Show Saturday, July 18, 2009 —

In the tradition of the late entertainment impresario, Bill Hahn, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa continues its comedy night events with performances by three comedic geniuses on Saturday, July 18, 2009. Headlining the performances are Vincent McElhone, Perry Gardner and Rick Roberts. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa will offer an all-inclusive package of standard accommodations for two, dinner buffet and entrance to the comedy show at a rate of $229.00 per couple. For guests desiring to attend only the show, tickets are $17.50 per person, and $32.00 per person for dinner buffet and comedy show.

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa’s storied past was established by entertainment impresario Bill Hahn and headlined such luminaries as: Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand and Art Carney to name a few. The tradition has continued under the direction of owner/operator Michael Dattilo with live entertainment in the resort’s main dining room with spectacular views of the Long Island Sound.

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