Thursday, February 15, 2018

Abilene's Western Heritage Classic May 10 - 13, 2018

The 34th annual Western Heritage Classic gallops into Abilene, Texas, May 10 -13, 2018.

The internationally recognized event is held at the Taylor County Expo Center and showcases cowboy lifestyle at its finest and most authentic, right down to the chuck wagon cook off, where participants are judged not only on the flavor of their grub but also on period equipment.

The weekend’s highlight is the Ranch Rodeo in which some of the largest and most historic ranches in the country compete in various skill categories. Young cowboys and cowgirls can join in on the fun with the Stickhorse Rodeo and Steer Dummy Roping.

And “shopportunities” abound at the Heritage Trading Post or Bit & Spur Show. Other weekend events include live music, a parade, the chuck wagon cook off and cowboy poetry readings. For schedule and ticket information please visit www.westernheritageclassic.com
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop - Theatre District Offers Exclusive Bachelor Pad Packages

Listen up, bachelors. Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District, located at 32 W. Randolph Street, invites you to enjoy your last single days in style by stopping in and experiencing its Bachelor Pad Packages. Keep what happens in Chicago in Chicago by taking advantage of private group-only access to the Game Room on the 5th floor, complete with a pool table, shuffleboard table and foosball table. Plus, keep every man at the party satisfied, with five private sleeping rooms and customizable drink and appetizer packages catered to your group’s preferences.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s theater district, Cambria offers up the ideal location for bachelors looking to have the perfect night on the town, with two options available for the Bachelor Pad Packages. Guests can opt for Package One, which includes: a cooler with choice of two domestic beers, chips with salsa and guacamole, a meat lovers Hoagie tray, and a cooler of beers, along with mimosas and a breakfast buffet that includes an omelet station in the Game Room served the following morning. Package One costs $250 per person for 10 guests.

If you want more to the experience, Package Two includes: a cooler with choice of four domestic or import beers, chips with salsa and guacamole, a meat, cheese, and cracker tray, mini sliders and hot dogs with fries, mini pizzas, and nachos, plus mimosas, Bloody Marys and a cooler of beers served with the breakfast buffet that includes an omelet station in the Game Room the following morning. Package Two costs $300 per person for 10 guests.

The Bachelor Pad Package is subject to availability and black-out dates apply. Two-day package pricing is available and pricing is also available for more than 10 guests.

The Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District offers a unique experience for its guests. Located in the same building as the Oriental Theatre at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, guests are near so many great Chicago attractions. The Cambria Hotel is just steps away from famous Chicago theatres and State Street shopping.

For more information on Cambria Chicago Loop-Theatre District, please visit www.cambriachicagoloop.com.
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Offers Unique Winter Packages and Amenities

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr., is making planning a special getaway easier than ever this year with a variety of seasonal packages and amenities. From a Valentine’s Day retreat to welcome cocktails to a build-your-own snowman kit, Fairmont Chicago offers unique opportunities for guests to make the most of their time in the Windy City.

For Valentine’s Day, guests can take the guesswork out of planning a romantic evening with Fairmont Chicago’s Romantic Escape Package, through February 28, 2018. Starting at $237, the Romantic Escape package includes overnight accommodations for two in a luxurious Fairmont guestroom, one bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne, six gourmet dipped strawberries delivered to the room, and rose petals scattered on the bed upon arrival. 

Taking advantage of Fairmont Chicago’s close proximity to Millennium Park, guests can also enjoy the VIP Skating Experience Package, starting at $217. The VIP Skating package includes two VIP skating experience tickets to the Ribbon Ice Rink at Maggie Daley Park, hot chocolate, skates, lockers, and VIP passes to skip the line for two. After a day in the park, guests can return to the hotel for a ‘Snowballs in a Bucket,’ a bucket of Chef Sean Curry’s homemade donut holes. With every VIP Skating Experience package reservation, Fairmont Chicago will also donate $10 to the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care.

Fairmont Chicago also offers the following amenities to be added on to any room reservation:
·         $30: Hot Toddies – Warm up during a chilly Chicago winter with two hot toddies delivered to the hotel room, featuring Few bourbon, local honey, lemon, and spices.
·         $40: Snowballs in a Bucket – Guests can enjoy a bucket of Chef Sean's homemade donut holes from the comfort of their room.
·         $70: A bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne – Any vacation can be elevated with a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne waiting in the hotel room upon arrival.
·         $18: Six Gourmet Dipped Strawberries – Assortment of six gourmet-dipped strawberries delivered to the hotel room.
·         $60: Blowout or Dry Styling – Guests can get ready for a night out, or surprise a loved one with an indulgent experience, with an in-room styling experience. From damp to dry, sleek and chic or full and voluminous, bombshell blowouts are a favorite. Dry styling includes curls, waves, flat iron or braids. Price excludes 20% gratuity and taxes and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
·         $70: VIP Skating Experience at Maggie Daley – Skip the lines and enjoy two skate rental tickets to Maggie Daley Park Ribbon Ice Skating Rink. Tickets include two skate rentals, hot chocolates and lockers. The voucher is valid for one-time use only through March 1, 2018.
·         $20: Snowman in a Box – The Build-Your-Own-Snowman Kit includes a dapper top hat, jaunty red scarf, modern coal eyes (aka river rocks), sassy buttons, pipe cleaner to put a smile on your snowman (or snowwoman), authentic Chicago oak twigs for arms, and an organic carrot grown in the USA. Snow not included.


For more information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, and its special offerings, visit http://www.fairmont.com/chicago.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Reserva Conchal Named Best Course in Costa Rica by Golfweek, Golf Digest

Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf & Spa – the luxurious resort on Costa Rica’s scenic northwestern Pacific coast – announces its Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course was named the top layout in the country by Golfweek and Golf Digest magazines.

In its annual list of the best courses in the Caribbean and Mexico, Golfweek tabbed Reserva Conchal 30th, a two-spot jump from 2017. Reserva Conchal’s top-30 showing makes it the No. 1 course in Costa Rica. According to Golfweek, each year “more than 850 course raters survey more than 3,600 golf courses, grading each nominated course based on Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation.”

Golf Digest ranked the top courses in 206 countries, with Reserva Conchal at the top in Costa Rica. The publication has been rating golf courses around the world since 1966, and boasts nearly 1,000 raters and approximately 2 million subscribers.

“The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is fast becoming a golf destination, and we are thrilled two major golf media giants chose our course as the best in the country,” says Carlos Rojas Soto, Director of Golf of Reserva Conchal. “Our standing is a testament to the entire golf experience at Reserva Conchal, and shows the golf course is appealing to both the vacationing golfer and the better players.”

Jones II’s brilliant routing meanders between the azure Pacific Ocean waters and lush greens of the neighboring “dry” tropical forest, exposing players to myriad elements. The sporty par-71 track features breathtaking ocean vistas with unforgettable holes winding through lakes, rugged ravines and rolling hills.

Reserva Conchal was the first course in Costa Rica bestowed certification by Audubon International. It boasts a world-class practice facility and learning center with four green complexes, bunkers, chipping and approach areas, and an expansive practice tee. Single- and multi-day golf clinics are offered, including the PGA TOUR Academy featuring certified instructors from famed TPC Sawgrass.

The golf course also is the site for the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Essential Costa Rica Classic. Reserva Conchal hosted the inaugural tournament in 2017, which was Costa Rica’s first PGA TOUR event in more than 30 years. The 2018 tournament – sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute – will take place May 7-13.

Golfers have access to a wide spectrum of premium vacation residences at Reserva Conchal, with a variety of floorplans, bedrooms, amenities and settings. The luxurious, all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal is nestled along a pristine stretch of white sand beach. The ultimate in elegance, the Westin features numerous restaurants, pools, fitness center and personal concierge services at the Royal Beach Club.

For more information: www.reservaconchalgolfclub.com, 855.851.5000.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection Announces Exclusive “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Package

Hotel EMC2, 228 E Ontario, is excited to offer guests a special Be Mine Package for the Valentine’s Day season. With amenities including two dining experiences at the hotel’s contemporary restaurant, the Albert, and a guestroom for two, this package is perfect for those looking to surprise their loved one with a romantic get-a-way in Downtown Chicago.
The Be Mine Package ensures a seamless romantic experience for couples with everything from two complimentary glasses of Prosecco in the Albert and rose petal guestroom décor. The package also includes $100 dinner credit to the Albert, Hotel EMC2’s contemporary restaurant that features seasonal, globally inspired cuisine, offering a menu that will engage, stimulate and revive the palate. Guests will also receive breakfast for two at the Albert and daily valet parking.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit hotelemc2.com/ or call 1-800-228-9290. Offer valid only through February 19, 2018
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Leave The Planning To The Experts At The Westin Nashille This Valentine’s Day For All-Encompassing Evening Of Romance

Music City’s hottest hotel, The Westin Nashville, 807 Clark Place, is heating up Valentine’s Day celebrations this year by offering an exclusive Valentine’s Luxury package. A complete evening of romance from start to finish, the package leaves no stone unturned with luxurious overnight accommodations, a credit to Nashville’s preeminent modern spa, Rhapsody Spa, a romantic dinner for two at Oak Steakhouse, and more. For those unable to celebrate on Wednesday, February 14, the package will be available until Sunday, February 18 for the perfect weekend romantic getaway option.

Beginning at $800, guests booking the Valentine’s Luxury package will check in to their stylish guestroom for two, greeted with a romantic strawberry and champagne amenity to kick off the evening. The celebration will continue with dinner for two at Oak Steakhouse, followed by breakfast in bed in the morning.  A $100 credit to Rhapsody Spa and complimentary valet parking round out the package, for an overall seamless, relaxing experience.


For more details or to book the package, visit www.westinnashville.com/holiday-packages.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District Offers Broadway In Chicago Packages Perfect for the Valentine's Day Season

Constructed above the historic Oriental Theatre at 32 W. Randolph Street, Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, honors its close connection to Chicago theatre with three exclusive Broadway In Chicago packages. Guests will enjoy a special night downtown including an overnight stay, dinner for two, and tickets to experience two of Broadway In Chicago’s most popular productions of all time, with either the Wicked or Hamilton packages.  Also available is the Broadway Package, which is perfect for those looking to spice up their theatre evening in the Windy City. All three packages are now available for guests to book.

Celebrate a night out with two Tony Award-winning musicals with the Hamilton Package and the Wicked Package. Both packages offer theatregoers two best available house seats to the chosen production and two drink vouchers for the show. In addition, guests of these packages will be treated to a sleeping room for two, a welcome amenity, and dinner for two at the hotel restaurant, Intermission. The price of this package varies, is based on availability, and must be booked 14 days in advance. It is not available to be booked on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

The Broadway Package puts a unique spin on the normal theatre night with a sleeping room for two, dinner for two at hotel restaurant and bar, Intermission, and two drink vouchers for the show. The price of this package varies, is based on availability, and has a 7-day cut-off. It is not available to be booked on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Situated on the upper 19 floors of the 22 story building, Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District features 199 stylish guestrooms, two lavish suites- one of which boasts an enchanting 18 foot high cathedral window that is original to the building, a game room complete with pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball and TV’s for watching games, a fitness center, and 2,600 square feet of adaptable function space that can be separated into four state-of-the-art meeting rooms, allowing for ultimate flexibility. Amenities include AV capabilities, valet parking for all guests, and customizable menus to fit every budget.


Located within walking distance to many attractions the area offers, including the John Hancock Center, Skydeck Chicago and the Chicago Riverwalk, shopping and dining options are endless with the Cambria Chicago Loop- Theatre District’s proximity to State Street, the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Block 37. For group information on any of these Broadway In Chicago packages, contact sales directly at lohara@cambriachicagoloop.com or 312.763.3814. For more information on Cambria Chicago Loop- Theatre District, visit www.cambriachicagoloop.com.
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