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2014-02-06 08:21:06

New Hotel in Miami, Florida to Celebrate Grand Opening February 6 MIAMI, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, welcomes the new Cambria Suites Miami Airport - Blue Lagoon to the growing Cambria Suites brand. On February 6, local business leaders, dignitaries and members of the press will celebrate the grand opening of the hotel, located at 6750 NW 7(th) Street, with VIP interviews, a cocktail...

2014-02-05 16:31:44

New Priceline.com Survey Finds More Than Half of Americans Didn't "Get Intimate" Last February 14th NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the billions of dollars spent on chocolate, jewelry and other "romantic" gifts annually, a new priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) survey reveals that 64% of Americans are more likely to watch TV than get intimate with their significant other this Valentine's Day. So, what's the secret to breaking the pattern? According to the same survey, a...

2014-02-04 12:33:02

LONDON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global travel technology company, Sabre, has helped Millennium Hotels UK significantly increase room reservations not associated with a group or event by using Sabre Hotel RFP, resulting in US$1.2 million in revenue to Millennium Hotels. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b) By using Sabre Hotel RFP's Chain Portal and Competitive Bids solutions in 2013, Millennium Hotels was able to increase the number of competitive...

2014-02-04 12:21:42

"The Easy Stop on the Road" Celebrates First Year of Green Program ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Econo Lodge hotels, the brand known as the Easy Stop on the Road, will celebrate the one year mark of their Room to be Green program. A first of its kind initiative executed across the entire lodging portfolio, Room to be Green is designed to reduce environmental impact and waste, meet the changing expectations of today's environmentally conscious guests and potentially lower...

2014-01-31 12:21:57

Resort Also Announces Xenos and Wong to Experienced Events and Conference Services Team CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oak Brook Hills Resort - Chicago, a leading resort for events, accommodations and golf in the Midwest, today announced Carol Buckantz as executive chef. Executive Chef Carol Buckantz has more than 20 years of culinary industry experience. In her new position, she will oversee all food and beverage operations for the destination including events,...

Smartphone App Handles Check-In, Unlocks Hotel Room Door
2014-01-31 04:21:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you can check-in for a flight and even produce a boarding pass from your smartphone, where else can your smartphone get you? The folks at Starwood Hotels think your smartphone should get you all the way to your room at its Aloft hotel chain. Aloft guests can now use their smartphones to check in to their room, and actually unlock the door. The doors will unlock via Bluetooth when the phone is held in front of the lock, the New York...

2014-01-29 08:32:15

Hotel Is the Largest in Austin; Scheduled to Open on March 1, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JW Marriott Austin® announced today that the hotel has reached its final construction height or "topped out." When the JW Marriott Austin opens, it will be the largest hotel in Austin and the largest JW Marriott hotel in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/DE51498LOGO) Slated to open on March 1, 2015, construction began on the...

2014-01-28 12:33:40

Online Marketplace for Buying & Selling Hotel Rooms Expands into Boutique and Lifestyle Hotels around the World NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roomer (www.RoomerTravel.com), the first travel website to ever provide a solution for nonrefundable hotel rooms, today announced its partnership with The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), the first and only alliance association dedicated to uniting the world's independent boutique and lifestyle hotels and small...

2014-01-28 12:24:56

Leading Chicago Area Resort Celebrates Valentine's Day all February with Clever Packages CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Couples celebrating Valentine's Day this year will have an opportunity to warm their hearts with a variety of creative choices, thanks to Oak Brook Hills Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a leading resort destination in the Chicago area. To provide guests with memorable experiences during this popular time for travel and staycations, Oak Brook Hills Resort...

2014-01-23 12:31:34

"The Room You Need" To Work, Play and Stay in Touch While You Travel NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Loews Hotels promises guests all the comforts of home, it delivers - and all the comforts for business, too. That's why the New York-based luxury hotel and resort group is proud to announce it is now offering Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in every guest room at each of its 18 properties throughout North America. The new amenity is a natural for Loews Hotels,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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