Luxury Boutique Hotel The Betsy in South Beach Invites You to Spice Up Your Life

Enjoy A 2 Night Stay and Dinner for 2 at BLT Steak During Miami Spice Starting at $569betsy

Summer officially ends on September 23, but the joy of warm weather continues at The Betsy in South Beach.  Not only can you hit the beach to work on retaining your golden glow as we move into the Fall season, you can take the time to “Spice Up Your Life” with a veritable feast of dining options throughout the city.  “Miami Spice” is a mouth-watering summer restaurant city-wide promotion that showcases the very best of Miami gastronomy created by world renowned chefs.  So pack your bags, and enjoy a two night stay that includes one three-course dinner for two from BLT Steak’s Miami Spice menu, continental breakfast daily, an umbrella, beach chairs and plush towels, New York Times delivered daily, Wi-Fi access, and taxes.

The award winning BLT Steak offers a delicious three-course dinner menu for two as part of the Miami Spice special promotion.  The delicious selections satisfy meat and fish lovers as well as vegetarians.  Dinner always starts with the delivery of Laurent Tourondel’s freshly baked popovers and a jar of warm pate.  Your first course may consist of the refreshing Heirloom Tomato-Watermelon Salad or the perfectly Charred Portuguese Octopus.  Considering your selection of entrée, you might choose the 5 Pepper Crusted Black Angus Steak or the Grilled Red Snapper. Round out your meal with either a side of Jalapeno Mash or Spicy BBQ Corn and further tantalize those taste buds.  And, for dessert, the local mango cheesecake and the Pina Colada Sundae are options for a melt in your mouth food finale.  Afterward, to enjoy the star filled sky, visit The Deck at The Betsy offering sweeping views of The Atlantic.  Is it the end of summer?  Maybe, but it is the beginning to a perfect evening.betsy2

Rates start $569 with your arrival from Sunday through Wednesday.  If you arrive from Thursday through Saturday upgraded take advantage of the BLT Blackboard Special at a rate of $729.  Rates include all taxes, resort fee, and high speed internet access.  Extend your stay with additional nights, available at prevailing rates.  For reservations dial toll-free 866-792-3879 or 305.531.6100, or make your booking at www.thebetsyhotel.com and use special access code SPICE.  This offer is valid based on availability and is valid from now through September 30.

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EMIRATES TO LAUNCH SECOND DAILY FLIGHTS TO HOUSTON AND L.A. IN MAJOR BOOST TO U.S. SERVICES

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Emirates, the Dubai-based international carrier, has underlined its commitment to the United States by announcing the launch of second daily flights to Los Angeles and Houston.

The award-winning airline, which recorded a significant increase in revenue for the Americas in 2009-10, will soon offer over 15,000 seats on 98 return flights per week to the United States.

Starting October 31st for Los Angeles and November 1st for Houston, Emirates will fly non-stop to both cities twice a day on Boeing 777 aircraft.  The services will provide the highest standards of passenger comfort, with luxurious private suites in First Class, lie-flat beds in Business Class and generously-sized Economy Class seats.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “Emirates has experienced very strong demand across all of its U.S. gateways this year, including very healthy premium and business traffic. We are delighted to meet this increased demand with the start of second daily services to both Houston and Los Angeles.”

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SAIL AND SPA AT BADRUTT’S PALACE HOTEL

VIEW ST. MORITZ FROM ONBOARD THIS SLEEK NEW VESSEL

What better way to view the spectacular Alpine scenery of St Moritz than from Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s sailboat, recently acquired for guest use. The Badrutt’s Palace, a sleek new 26-ft Blu26, can be chartered with a skipper or without, to sail Lake St Moritz. New for summer 2010 Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has created a three-night Sail and Spa offering, combining the sailing experience with a spa treatment at the brand new Palace Wellness luxury spa.

Sailing on the 1.6 km long and 0.6 km wide Lake St Moritz throws in the additional challenge of the Maloja, a thermal wind that blows across the Engadine around midday, adding excitement to any sailing excursion. At 6,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by towering peaks, sailing in St Moritz is an exhilarating pursuit.
After adventures on the lake, guests can head to Palace Wellness, the new luxury spa and wellness centre, for a 50-minute full body massage, and time to relax in the Wet Zone’s saunas, mist rooms and steam rooms, or dip in the pool with a view. Dinners (two are included) can be taken in cosy Chesa Veglia or one of the Palace’s many fine restaurants. Tickets are included for all mountain railways and public transport in St Moritz and the surrounding area, adding plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and alpine adventures.

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s new vessel adds sailing to the activities that the Palace offers to its guests. In a resort town known for its outdoor adventures and gorgeous scenery, experiencing the Engadine from the waters of St. Moritz Lake shows off the Swiss Alps from a fresh perspective.

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Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a celebration of style, sports, cuisine and fashion, with discreet service and traditional elegance evoking an atmosphere of pampered luxury for all. An ideal destination in both winter and summer, the hotel is located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world and offers a host of summer alpine activities. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has 159 guestrooms, including 38 suites and junior suites, is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Swiss Historic Hotels. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel opens its doors to guests this summer from 25th June 2010 to 11th September 2010.


Willow Club Offers Revolutionary Private Membership Club in NYC

Revolutionary private membership club debuts in new york city

Willow Club, a first-of-its-kind revolutionary New York City private membership club, today announced its official launch.  Combining the ultimate in benefits and privileges with upscale lifestyle hotels in the city’s best locations, Willow Club allows members to experience the best of New York City – and the world – with exclusive insider access and ease.

Willow Club is unique in that it offers members entrée to events and lifestyle experiences typically inaccessible or cost prohibitive. Examples of club benefits include: season tickets to all major New York sports teams, including the club’s luxury suites at select venues; use of the club’s private yacht; the club’s tickets to premier Broadway shows and performing arts; insider access to New York Fashion Week; use of  limited-edition, luxury and high-performance cars;  complimentary entry into New York City’s most celebrated and internationally-noteworthy cultural attractions and museums; member golf and tennis; and insider shopping and fashion experiences with personal stylists.  Members have the very best New York has to offer, all in one place, and all included within the price of membership.

“In creating Willow Club, we drew upon our extensive understanding of travelers who visit New York City to secure and acquire an incredible and unparalleled selection of benefits for our members – including great hotels – the outcome was the creation of a private club product never seen before,” said Willow Club President John Yoon.  “Every benefit was selected to provide members with the ability to enjoy some of the most sought after city experiences, with the flexibility to enjoy the world."  

Willow Club is a points-based membership whereby members redeem points to reserve club benefits and amenities, which include hotel and international exchange benefits at an unprecedented value. 

“Willow Club is a completely new product resonating with sophisticated consumers who understand both luxury and value. The club already has generated a tremendous number of membership inquiries and pre-sale reservations,” said Jay DiGiulio, Managing Director of Membership Sales.  “Willow Club offers premiere access to the finest New York experiences through a single membership – truly an “Urban Country Club” in the world’s greatest city.”

Members can choose from lifestyle hotels in premiere locations throughout New York City, as well as hotel and resort stays internationally, with no additional room night charges.  Willow Club’s New York City hotel properties currently include The Mansfield on 44th Street and The Shoreham on 55th Street, both located just off Fifth Avenue, and The Franklin, on the Upper East Side at 87th Street and Lexington Avenue. Willow Club members also become preferred members in an international travel exchange program, allowing use of Willow Club points to stay at more than 2,500 properties in 75 countries.

Willow Club memberships and membership preview packages are currently being offered on an introductory basis.  For more information call (877) 330-9650, visit willowclub.com on the Web, or visit the club’s interactive and technologically-advanced membership gallery at 33 West 55th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in New York City.

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