Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

Columbus man who created ‘Husker Gnome’

GERING, NEB., 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryan Sidwell of Columbus, Neb., is the grand-prize winner in the 2012 Nebraska Passport program. Sidwell will receive an Apple® iPad™ valued at $800, in addition to prizes he earned while participating in the program. The Passport program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska and… Read the full press release

DoubleTree by Hilton and the New Tropicana Las Vegas Announce Strategic Partnership

DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the Las Vegas Strip after an almost 14-year absence. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

Agreement Puts Hilton Worldwide Back on the Vegas Strip for the First Time in Almost 14 Years MCLEAN, Va., LAS VEGAS – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand, and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to the… Read the full press release

Hilton Naples Appoints Courtney Strong As Corporate Account Sales & Catering Manager

Hilton Naples today announced the appointment of Courtney Strong as corporate account sales & catering manager. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

NAPLES, Fla. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Naples today announced the appointment of Courtney Strong as corporate account sales & catering manager. Clark Hill, general manager, Hilton Naples, said, “Hilton Naples is fortunate that Courtney Strong will be assisting clients with their banquets, catering, and meetings needs. Ms. Strong exemplifies the Hilton Brand Promise by… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Ranks #1 Among Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Top Las Vegas Hotels as It Embarks on Major Renovation

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Ranks #1 Among Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Top Las Vegas Hotels as It Embarks on Major Renovation

Stylish, art-deco inspired guest room renovation underway with completion slated for December 8, 2012 Las Vegas, U.S.A. – 2012-10-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — On the eve of completion of its USD 30 million guest room renovation, Four SeasonsHotel Las Vegas was ranked the #1 Hotel in Las Vegas as part of Condé Nast TravelerMagazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The list is featured… Read the full press release

Laden with Trimmings of the Season, Festive Delights and Holiday Menus Ring in Traditions at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Traditional yule log dessert

Also featuring Maître Chocolatier Jean-Marc Bernelin from Barry Callebaut at The Bar & Alfresco Singapore – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — As the momentum for Christmas and the New Year builds up, young and old alike will revel in an array of lavish spreads and festivities at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Beginning November 1, 2012, festive hampers laden with… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group Launches Online Guest Reviews and Ratings for its Hotel Brands Worldwide

Ensures Real Reviews from Real Guests  LONDON, 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s largest hotel companies, today announced the global launch of Guest Reviews and Ratings for each of its seven existing hotel brand websites, giving online customers the convenience of reading authentic customer feedback while booking their stays. By… Read the full press release

Rendezvous Hospitality Group Wins Two Awards For Website Design And Development

2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has been honoured with two awards for its newly designed website, recognising the highest standards in website design and development. The hotel group has been acknowledged with a Standard of Excellence award in the 2012 WebAwards and a Best in Class award at the Interactive Media Awards (IMA)…. Read the full press release

IHG’s Holiday Inn Club Vacations® to Open Two New Resorts

IHG's Holiday Inn Club Vacations® to Open Two New Resorts

New properties will double brand portfolio by the end of the year ORLANDO, FLA. – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), a global hotel organization, announced today from their 2012 Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., that by the end of the year Holiday Inn Club Vacations will have more than doubled its… Read the full press release

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Halifax Citadel

One year on: Signature Experiences Collection® case studies Vol. 2: Halifax Citadel

It’s a soldier’s life for visitors to this National Historic Site in Nova Scotia that is seeking more ways to attract international visitors 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Atten-shun! Quiet at the back of the ranks there! The ways of the redcoats still live on at the Halifax Citadel, NS. This National Historic Site of Canada gets… Read the full press release

TAJ HOTELS RESORTS AND PALACES SCORES BIG IN THE CONDE NAST TRAVELER READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2012

TAJ Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives #2 in the World, #1 in Asia The Pierre, A Taj Hotel #12 in New York City Taj Lake Palace, Rambagh Palace, Taj Palaces Delhi and Taj Mahal Palace are Top 10 in India MUMBAI, 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces has once again scored top honors… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Growth and Investment in the Caribbean

Commitment by IHG and owners drives multi-brand expansion and renovations ATLANTA – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading, global hotel companies, today announced renovation plans for upscale and resort properties in key Caribbean markets, alongside recent additions to the region’s existing hotels. Owner and franchisee community continues to demonstrate confidence… Read the full press release

Ring In The New Year With Hilton Waikoloa Village On Hawaii – The Big Island

Hilton Waikoloa Village counts down to the new year with friends, family and the best food and entertainment on The Big Island for the exclusive New Hawaii 2013 New Year's Eve Party from 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2012. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Waikoloa Village counts down to the new year with friends, family and the best food and entertainment on The Big Island for the exclusive New Hawaii 2013 New Year’s Eve Party from 7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2012. Featuring entertainment from the Johnny Shot Band,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Recommends: a Walking Tour of Pearl River New City

Fountain in Guangzhou Flower City Plaza

Get to know Guangzhou’s centre of art, culture, business and shopping in the heart of the city Guangzhou, China – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the most exciting location in the city, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is part of Pearl River New City, a large-scale business and cultural district, right at the river’s edge. Built around Flower City Square,… Read the full press release

Todd F. Temperly Appointed General Manager Of The Marquette

Today, Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Todd F. Temperly as general manager of The Marquette. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Todd F. Temperly as general manager of  The Marquette. Temperly will oversee the day-to-day operations of this full-service Minneapolis hotel and will report directly to Hilton Worldwide Area Vice President, Thomas Loughlin. “Todd’s long-standing career with Hilton Worldwide and his experience in… Read the full press release

Travel Alberta debuts next phase of experiential brand

Epic brand commercials and Alberta Stories delve deeper into Alberta’s tourism experience Calgary, Alberta, 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Continuing along their brand journey after the launch in 2011, Travel Alberta has revealed new brand videos and images showcasing authentic experiences in breathtaking landscapes. Brand 2.0 was revealed before Alberta tourism industry partners and operators at the… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya Named Country Winner: Best Luxury Emerging Hotel, World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012

Hotel Awards for ‘Best Luxury Emerging Hotel’. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Being Recognized for the Second Consecutive Year, Award Bears Testament to Hotel’s Continued Commitment to Delivering Luxurious, World-class service PATTAYA, Thailand – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Hilton Pattaya today announced that it has been named country winner by 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards for ‘Best Luxury Emerging Hotel’. The prestigious award was announced in Kuala Lumpur,… Read the full press release

Introducing 8 Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza: the Finest Cantonese Cuisine in Egypt

Introducing 8 Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza: the Finest Cantonese Cuisine in Egypt

New restaurant includes several private dining rooms Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — When was the last time you walked into a space that took your breath away? This is the effect that the new 8 restaurant unequivocally inflicts upon its guests. An absolute visual delight to the eye, one cannot help but stand back and… Read the full press release

DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces Seventh London Hotel

Front row (left to right) James Jude, Director of Sales - DTbH London Marble Arch; Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association; Anup Sarin, Genermal Manager of DTbH London Marble Arch. Also pictured - Graham Dodd, Hilton Worldwide Development Director for UK & Ireland and other representatives of DoubleTree by Hilton. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton London – Marble Arch Becomes 18th UK Hotel to Join One of the Fastest-Growing Brands in the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio LONDON – 2012-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ —  DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of the seventh London property to join one of the U.K.’s fastest-growing, upscale, full-service hotel brands. DoubleTree by Hilton London… Read the full press release

Hilton Waikoloa Village Announces Jon McFarland as New Executive Assistant Manager

Hilton Waikoloa Village -- the 62-acre Pacific playground located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island -- proudly welcomes Jon McFarland to the hotel team as the new Executive Assistant Manager. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Waikoloa Village — the 62-acre Pacific playground located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island — proudly welcomes Jon McFarland to the hotel team as the new Executive Assistant Manager. “We are delighted to have a professional of Jon’s caliber and proven background on the team,”… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Presents RSA – Regional, Seasonal, Artisanal

Golf course aerial view

An epicurean celebration, centered around the grand opening of ‘ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge. Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A. – 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, announces RSA – Regional, Seasonal, Artisanal, an epicurean celebration of sustainable cuisine and the grand opening of the Resort’s new… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto Glows with the Warmth of the Holiday Season

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto Glows with the Warmth of the Holiday Season

Annual tree lighting to take place on Monday, November 26 Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, U.S.A. – 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The lights of Silicon Valley will shine brightly as Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto rings in the 2012 holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The Tree Lighting will be held on… Read the full press release

Vermont State Calendar of Events: November Crafts, Cuisine, Hikes and Live Entertainment

MONTPELIER, Vt., 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The month of November is a time when Vermont’s downtowns and mountain villages become unassuming hosts to theatre, indoor craft bazaars and community “chicken pie” suppers. It’s also a time to explore the wilderness; peaceful day-hikes are ideal before those first few snowfalls’ accumulation add up. Here’s a sampler of… Read the full press release

VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS

STRATEGIC COURSE ROTATION BEGINNING IN BULGARIA IN 2013

STRATEGIC COURSE ROTATION BEGINNING IN BULGARIA IN 2013 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Volvo today announced their new golf strategy, bringing the Championship to geographical areas of interest for Volvo’s businesses. The strategic move will see the Championship rotate between a few host destinations, acknowledging the true global nature and growing global appeal of golf. Volvo and… Read the full press release

Virginia is for Lovers of Decadent Thanksgiving Feasts

Virginia is for Lovers of Decadent Thanksgiving Feasts

RICHMOND, Va., 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Family-friendly events including extravagant feasts and ravishing celebrations are fruitful in Virginia this season. From a festival dedicated to the first 1619 Thanksgiving in America at Berkley Plantation, to a feast that even Santa would enjoy, Virginia has wonderful and exciting experiences that the whole family can enjoy this Thanksgiving… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman Wins 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Country Award

Four Seasons Hotel Amman Wins 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Country Award

Voted Favorite Spa in Jordan for the second consecutive year Amman, Jordan – 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Amman has recently won the 2012SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Country Award as the Favorite Spa in Jordan for the second year in a row. This recognition is given annually to the top spas globally, and by spa guests across… Read the full press release

Rembrandt hotel serves breakfast at FLAVOURS, the newly renovated restaurant

Bangkok, Thailand – 2012-10-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok is ready to relocate back the breakfast to the newly renovated international buffet restaurant, Flavours, on this coming Monday October 22nd. After 3 months construction, it is time to reintroduce Flavours, an extensive international buffet restaurant with the selection of various food themes including Europe, North America, Asia… Read the full press release

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Wine Therapy at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Denver

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Denver

New fall treatments focus on the chardonnay grape seed, a powerful anti-ageing antioxidant, and include a glass of wine Denver, U.S.A. –2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of the best times of the year to visit the Napa Valley, California wine country is during the fall harvest season. This fall, The Spa  atFour Seasons Hotel Denver is bringing a touch… Read the full press release

October 2012 SPRTC Summary

2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The following is a synopsis of the Arkansas State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission meeting held at Village Creek State Park in Wynne on October 18, 2012. For questions regarding this report, please contact Gloria Robins, executive assistant, at 501-682-7614. The next Commission meeting will be held November 15, 2012, in Eureka Springs…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech Spices It Up with Pop Up Restaurants

Indian Chef Amit Kamath

Buena Vista Club debuts, popular Bombay Cut returns for limited time only this December Marrakech, Morocco – 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — At Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, the culinary team is spicing things up with surprise pop up restaurants showcasing new themes and cuisines on a regular basis. “In September, we debuted Bombay Cut, a gourmet Indian experience led by our own… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Announces the Facebook Grand Prize Finale of 30 Days of Spa Giveaways

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Announces the Facebook Grand Prize Finale of 30 Days of Spa Giveaways

All entries now eligible for The Great Yorkville Escape grand prize Toronto, Canada – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — In celebration of the opening of the brand new flagship Four SeasonsHotel Toronto on October 5, 2012, the Hotel launched a Facebook promotion inviting fans to enter to win a goodie from the Spa every single day for 30 days. With… Read the full press release