Hotel Happenings & Program Promos – April, 2012

Wherever you are in the world, events and destinations are offering incentives. Check out a resort. Attend a restaurant or club. They mostly want your group bookings, but some of these are too delicious to forego exploring with your significant other or your buds. If you’re hearing about these here first, let them know how you found outSeri Chenang Resort & Spa Langkawi.

I just love it when a resort sells me on their 24-hour butler service designed to make me feel at home… if home includes luxurious lodgings in Langkawi, Malaysia newest boutique resort, the Seri Chenang Resort & Spa Langkawi. I am so ready to chill out in villas styled after traditional Malay homes and surrounded by a garden with scenic sea and mountain views. I especially love the part about the healing rituals offered in spa treatments. For a property with only six villas and 13 rooms, this place is perfect for that romantic getaway or an incentive group who enjoys the finer amenities of local cuisine, an infinity pool, art gallery, and a gym without having to vie for the time and space.

Orlando scored big when The Improv Comedy Club and Fat Fish Blue Restaurant opted in to Point Orlando. Top talents rule the stage. Comedy is supreme and the New Orleans styled cuisine smacks of Southern flavors.  Bring a group in during April and receive $50 off for every Read more

HOTEL HAPPENINGS: Out with the Old, In with the New

Maybe it’s the possibility of Spring beckoning. Or perhaps it’s simply that credit cards being sucked dry by rising gas prices have encouraged hoteliers to offer more interesting sounding promotions designed to do their own spending stimulation. Whatever the reason, my inbox is rife with offers that may tempt you into booking now and saving later.
 Exciting news for divers, water sports enthusiasts and marine life conservationists. The TradeWinds Sandpiper Suites on St. Pete Beach is undergoing a $3 million renovation and rebranding. When the 211-room beach-front property is completed in 2013, the TradeWinds will become Florida’s first Guy Harvey Outpost in the U.S. According to Keith Overton, president of TradeWinds Island Resorts, the rebranding project includes incorporating the signature Guy Harvey brand through the public and exterior spaces of the hotel and meetings facilities. Each guestroom will feature a Guy Harvey décor theme and each will receive new carpet, paint, artwork and flat screen HDTVs. Start saving now for the officially licensed Guy Harvey clothing, products and souvenir line. For over 30 years, the Guy Harvey brand has been synonymous with exploration, research and conservation of the oceans. The rebranded Outpost property will remain owned and managed by the TradeWinds Island Resorts and share privileges with its nearby, larger sister property, the TradeWinds Island Grand.
I don’t ski, water or snow, but even someone as klutzy as me can recognize an incredible deal when offered, such as the latest from Vail Resorts. The leading mountain resorts operator has acquired Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, CA, Read more