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HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – NOVEMBER 2022

HOT DEALS!

Lip print readings even fun for men. Check it out for the MPI SBO virtual holiday social! (See below for details.)

Maybe the name of iconic Inn on Fifth & Club Level Suites’ new To the Nines package should have had the word “opulence” included in the title. If you are seeking to have a vacation that is “to the moon and back” luxurious, check out this offer that is available until May 31, 2023. The Naples, FL boutique property is offering luxury experiences that showcase the best of the Naples lifestyle. Designed for two, the package centers on a three-night stay in either the King Supreme Suite or the elegant Presidential Suite, both with spacious verandahs overlooking Fifth Avenue South. Club Level amenities include deluxe

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – LATE OCTOBER 2022

Rancho Pescadero opens in Baja, Mexico

NEW, RE-NEWED AND COMING SOON

An adults-only luxury hotel with 103 guest rooms opens on Mexico’s Baja Sur Pacific coast in November. Amenities at Rancho Pescadero’s 30 acres, sitting between beautiful beaches and the Sierra Laguna Mountains, focuses on the gifts of Baja California and Mexico for nature, local culture, and farm-to-table cuisine.  Located just outside the artist’s haven of Todos Santos, Rancho Pescadero has a spa, swimming pool, two miles of beach, three restaurants, and a mountain of unique sensory experiences, from creating one’s own aromatherapy in the Apothecary to exploring the history of margaritas and mezcalitas while learning how to make their own concoctions and sipping on the results. Luxury accommodations include

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – OCTOBER 2022

THE FUTURE LIES WITH THESE OPENINGS AND RENOVATIONS

Chef Dominique Ansel shows off the pastries for his new bakery at Caesars Palace.

OK. I’m drooling just writing about James Beard award-winning pastry chef Dominque Ansel’s new bakery opening in Caesars Palace on October 21. Dominique Ansel Las Vegas will naturally feature signature creations such as his iconic Cronut® pastry, the best-selling DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann), freshly baked French viennoiserie and the new “Lucky 7” collection, a set of pastries exclusive to Las Vegas. Bonus: the first 100 guests will receive a commemorative gift in celebration of the opening. Each month, the shop will offer a new Cronut® flavor available only at Caesars Palace. The Cronut® (a cross between a croissant

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – LATE SEPTEMBER 2022

Caesars Palace Renovated Main Entrance

Hi ya’ll. Am prepping my house and yard for Hurricane Ian, so this will be a short update in case we lose power at some point. My blessings to all for safety, especially to those who were just impacted by Fiona and all facing the powerful Ian.

NEW AND RENEWED!

Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV) has finished the multi-million-dollar renovation. The front roof the entryway has been coffered and raised. There’s a new porte-cochère, refreshed gaming areas, and the new Galleria Bar is featured

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – SEPTEMBER 2022

NEW AND RENEWED!

New rock climbing and canyoneering experiences on tap by Moab Adventure Center.

Do you know the difference between rock climbing and canyoneering? I didn’t Moab Adventure Center described their unique experiences that continue through November. Here’s how Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center, explains. Rock climbers use the textures, bumps, and cracks in the rock walls (and may wear special shoes) to go up a rock wall. Once they reach the top, they descend with the rope and harness back to the horizontal ground. Canyoneers slide or rappel down into canyons and caverns where only a rope can give them access. Often there are multiple descents through a given canyon. All guides with

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – AUGUST 2022

HOT DEALS!

Save on end of summer packages, such as Atlantis Paradise Island resort.

End of summer savings on multiple Rentyl Resorts properties. Your fourth night with 4+ day booking in select rooms is free on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. Must book by Aug.10 for stays through Oct.21. Save 20% with a booking in Cap Cove Resort in St. Lucia. Must book by Sept. 1 for stays through Oct. 31, 2022. Stay three or more nights at The Cottages in the Cayman Islands and save 15%. Must book by Aug. 28 for stays between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15.

https://rentylresorts.com; 321-888-3509

Part 6: TRAVELER DISCOVERIES OF SOUTHSIDE ITALY’S ANCIENT ORIGINS – SORRENTO

Growing cactus must be one of the reasons there are so many varieties in Southern Italy.

In Part 5, we discovered Lecce Baroque is an attitude as much as an architectural style and that certified organic wines go down easily with a farm-to-table fresh meal wonderfully prepared.

The last city on this two-week Odysseys Unlimited tour of Sicily and Southern Italy came sooner than it seemed possible. That’s the way it is with all vacations, I expect, but sometimes the days melt faster into the next depending on activities and on the group’s personal dynamics. This 18-member group has been exceptionally harmonious, so the shared experiences have flashed by. Nonetheless, we are headed to Sorrento, a city Russ and I visited with Odysseys four years ago. Then we had mere hours in Sorrento, but an unmistakable allure demanded a lengthier stay.

Part 5: TRAVELER DISCOVERIES OF SOUTHSIDE ITALY’S ANCIENT ORIGINS – LECCE

Lecce Baroque styling means artistic flourishes carved in white limestone.

In Part 4, we discovered conical roofs of flat rocks not bound with mortar can be quite useful to thwart a King’s taxman and in today’s market, bring in the big bucks.

what we learned:

Barocco leccese is an ornate artistic style developed in Lecce and in Terra d’Otranto allegedly between the second half of the 16th century and the end of the 17th. It was developed as a thanks to God for protecting Christianity from the Ottomans. Lecce Baroque style leaves no empty spaces. The thinking was that empty space lets in the Devil. The 2,000-year-old city is considered the “Florence of the South” for the breadth of the fanciful designs of human figures, flowers, and animals carved in white limestone materials encouraged by Charles V, King of Spain, instead of the marble used in Naples. In Lecce, elaborate corbels appear under railings. Classical sculptures of women line the sides of doorways. The point of Baroque design is to wow!

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – MAY 2022

NEWLY OPENED AND COMING SOON

Nobu at Paris Las Vegas

Nobu at Paris Las Vegas has opened. It’s the second Nobu restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip that Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has opened with partner Caesars Entertainment to showcase the Chef’s signature New Style Japanese cuisine. Natural wood elements add to the relaxing atmosphere of the 140-seat restaurant that features fresh fish and seafood in the form of nigiri and sashimi. This restaurant opening follows the recent redesign of 182 guest rooms and suites at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, the luxury boutique hotel within the larger destination resort. Caesars Entertainment continues to expand its partnership with Nobu Hospitality – the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. At Caesars Atlantic City, Nobu restaurant is scheduled to open in the late summer of 2022, followed by the anticipated debut of Nobu Hotel Atlantic City by the end of 2022. Additionally, Nobu Hotel and restaurant in New Orleans are planned as a part of the transformation of Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans.
www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas/restaurants/nobu.

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – APRIL 2022

Sea Spirit and 50 Years of Victory meet.

We have watched the invasion of Ukraine and felt sorrow, sympathy, and anger. Ukrainians’ lives are upended. Many have died. Children are orphaned. Businesses fail. We know all that because we can see it in news reports or vignettes shot and posted by shocked citizens on social media. The war may be “there”, but ill ripple effects still reverberate across the globe. Every day is still a question of “What next?” Without turning this into a political column, I will (when notified) inform you of cancellations that may directly impact you. In this edition, please see the cancellation of Poseidon Expedition cruises. If you have events or promotions impacted by the War on Ukraine, please send details.