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Pink Beach Club, Bermuda, Offers ‘Golf Enthusiasts Package’ for the PGA Grand Slam tourney, Oct 22-24

September 16, 2012

Golf fans heading to Bermuda for the PGA Grand Slam tournament Oct. 22 – 24, 2012, can enjoy plush accommodations and take advantage of the ‘Golf Enthusiasts Package‘ at Pink Beach Club (www.PinkBeach.com) which affords guests a 20% discount on a minimum three-night stay as well as two tickets to the event.

The PGA Grand Slam will take place at Port Royal Golf Course Oct. 22 – 24, 2012. Fans heading to the island will enjoy the Golf Enthusiasts Package with rates starting at $460 per room, per night, based on double occupancy (guests booking a three-night minimum will receive 20% off). The package includes full English breakfast, afternoon tea, five-course gourmet dinner daily as well as two passes to the golf tournament. Rates quoted are valid on new reservations made by Oct. 21, 2012 for travel through Nov. 13, 2012. A 13.75% government tax and a $36 per person, per day, service charge is additional.

Pink Beach Club offers six room category options designed to meet the tastes and budgets of all travelers. Nightly rates vary according to room type.
To help vacationers enjoy soaking in the sun, the property features two pink sand beaches and a swimming pool perfect for lounging. For active pursuits, there are two California all-weather tennis courts on-property, complimentary use of snorkel equipment, mopeds available for rent, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

For golf enthusiasts looking to tee-up, the hotel has privileges at two championship golf courses just five minutes away – Mid Ocean Club and Tucker’s Point Club. Tee times are arranged by the concierge.

The concierge can also assist with arranging sightseeing tours including deep-sea fishing and sailing charters, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat cruises, carriage rides, horseback riding and other pursuits.

For more information, contact Pink Beach Club at tel: (800) 355-6161 or e-mail: reservations@pinkbeach.com. Visit Pink Beach Club at http://www.pinkbeach.com.

Pink Beach Club

Situated in Bermuda’s exclusive Tucker’s Town area, the award-winning Pink Beach Club features 94 elegant suites amongst 13 acres of lush gardens and rolling hills, overlooking two pink sand private beaches. Guests can enjoy the Hibiscus Lounge or Cedar Bar for refreshing cocktails throughout the day; dining at the Breakers Ocean Terrace or Bermudiana dining room; in-room spa treatments; fitness center; two tennis courts; library; business center with complimentary Internet access in the Club House; ample meeting space for up to 40 people; golf privileges at two nearby courses.

The warmth and charm of Bermuda combined with this cottage colony’s timeless style, elegance and first-class service create an ideal setting for couples, honeymooners, golfers, business travelers and families seeking a luxurious escape to the tropics.

For reservations or more information, contact Pink Beach Club at tel: (800) 355-6161, e-mail: reservations@pinkbeach.com, or visitwww.pinkbeach.com.

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HOJO Hosts Facebook Sweepstakes to Award Ultimate Harlem Globetrotters Fan Experience

January 19, 2012

Fans of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters now have a chance to win a 3-day/2-night trip for four to Tampa, Florida, to see the Harlem Globetrotters perform live at the St. Pete Times Forum with the Howard Johnson® hotel brand and its “Globetrotter Getaway” sweepstakes.

Now through February 15, 2012, Wyndham Rewards® members who “like” www.facebook.com/hojo can enter for a chance to win the trip which includes airfare, hotel accommodations, $250 for travel expenses, select Harlem Globetrotters merchandise and a private meeting with the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Howard Johnson has always been about fond memories, happiness and making people smile,” said Rui Barros, Howard Johnson brand senior vice president. “With this latest opportunity, we’re continuing that tradition, providing one lucky fan with the experience of a lifetime.”

In addition to the grand prize, five first prize winners will each receive 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points, redeemable for one free night stay at any participating Howard Johnson hotel in the U.S. or Canada.  Five second prize winners will each receive an autographed Harlem Globetrotters jersey. Full sweepstakes terms and conditions are available at www.facebook.com/hojo.

Howard Johnson International, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of primarily midscale and economy hotels featuring single, double and suite accommodations. All properties in the U.S. and Canada, and most properties in other regions, offer complimentary high-speed Internet access, expanded cable television, in-room coffee and weekday newspaper. Select hotels offer complimentary Rise & Dine® continental breakfast and allow pets.

Howard Johnson hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by more than 6,500 participating hotels throughout 36 countries worldwide. For more information about Wyndham Rewards, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 446-4656 or by visiting www.hojo.com. All Howard Johnson hotels are independently owned and operated.  Howard Johnson International is an indirect subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Named Host of North American Ski Mountaineering Championships, Jan. 28-29, 2012

December 14, 2011

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) will host the 2012 International Ski Mountaineering Federation’s (ISMF) GORE-TEX® Brand North American Ski Mountaineering Championships presented by Arc’teryx, part of the COSMIC series and also known as the Crested Butte Ski Mountaineering Race. This is a new event designation for the sport of Ski Mountaineering in North America, and CBMR is rising to the occasion with a more technical course, including a class-five boot pack ascent. The ISMF North American Championships take place at CBMR on Saturday Jan. 28 and Sunday Jan. 29, 2012.

“The Crested Butte Professional Ski Patrol is proud to be part of such a uniquely challenging event in North America,” says Bill Dowell, Ski Patrol Director for CBMR. “It is a great opportunity to highlight some of our extreme terrain on the upper parts of the mountain and showcase the skill and expertise of our technical rigging personnel. We look forward to working with the ISMF crew and CB Mountain Guides to put on a safe and exciting event this year and in the future.”

CBMR has been included as a race stop on the COSMIC series tour for the past five years (and part of the Rando Rally for five years prior). It is one of the longest-standing venues with exceptional race success. The North American Championships course will follow a similar path to previous years’ races, however the new route also will include a technical class-five assent up The Guides Ridge to the peak of Mt. CB – a rarely attempted route during the winter months. CBMR Ski Patrol and Crested Butte Mountain Guides will assist with installation of a fixed route line, and with safety during the race. The new course is being modeled after European Championships race courses to enable North American athletes to prepare for worldwide competition.

“The course design will showcase a missing technical element in North American ski mountaineering racing,” says Bryan Wickenhauser, event organizer and ski mountaineering racer. “The terrain the Guides Ridge offers, along with the collaboration of CBMR’s professional Ski Patrol and Crested Butte Mountain Guides, will not only bring a sense of adventure but provide a high level of safety for the competitors.”

The ISMF North American Championships Ski Mountaineering race begins and ends in the CBMR base area and competitors will face over 5,000 feet of vertical elevation gain and loss, focused on much of CBMR’s most technical terrain. The race is open to individual competitors; no teams allowed in this event.

The ISMF North American Championships takes place at CBMR on Saturday, Jan. 28 with a Sprint race and the Individual race on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012; both races start in the CBMR base area.

According to the U.S. Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA), a Ski Mountaineering Race is defined as a “timed event that follows an established trail through challenging winter alpine terrain while passing through a series of checkpoints. Racers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques.”

Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte combines a small historic town that remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time with a widely diverse landscape that outdoor enthusiasts of all levels find challenging. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.

For more information about Crested Butte’s lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, (800) 600-2803 or visit the website at http://www.skicb.com. For information on ski area real estate opportunities call (970) 349-4999 or (877) 805-6109 or visit the website at http://www.cbliving.com.

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