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New Year’s Eve at Sheraton New York Times Square

December 23, 2014
New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York - something that is a must-do at least once in a lifetime © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York – something that is a must-do at least once in a lifetime © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Sheraton New York Times Square is one of the few big hotels in the Times Square/midtown competitive set that allows for a one-night stay and doesn’t require a multi-night stay on New Year’s Eve ($699 for Superior Room / $899 for Club Room).

Similar hotels in the competitive set: W Times Square, Westin Times Square, Marriott Marquis, Grand Hyatt, Millennium Broadway and Hilton Midtown.

Revels will enjoy extended hours on New Year’s Eve in the lobby bar (open until 3am), and champagne toast at midnight.

The 44th Floor Club Lounge bar for Club Level guests is open until 11pm. Sheraton Social Hour wines are available from 5-8pm, with 2-oz pours of signature wines from rated 90+ points by Wine Spectator for $5.

A Bloody Mary bar is available at noon on New Year’s Day in the 44th Floor Club Lounge for Club Level guests ($15 per drink)

Book by clicking here: www.sheratonnewyork.com/NYE-hotel-package  or call 888-627-7067.

 

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James Taylor to Perform New Year’s Eve Concert at Stowe to Benefit Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

December 8, 2014

STOWE, VT – James Taylor will perform Dec. 31 in a special concert to benefit the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center located at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont.

The five-time Grammy Award winning singer/song-writer will return to present an intimate evening of some of his most beloved songs in this New Year’s Eve event.  Taylor will be joined by members of his band, including his wife and son, Kim and Henry Taylor.  The Taylor family are regular visitors to Stowe and are all avid skiers.  Taylor last performed at Stowe to open the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in 2010.  The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit public organization funded in part by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

The 420-seat multipurpose theatre, situated at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort, is committed to presenting live and multimedia performances including theater, music, dance, variety, film, and much more. The Center also includes active partnerships and collaborations to engage, educate and entertain resort guests and residents of Stowe and surrounding communities. Tickets are available at http://www.sprucepeakarts.org/event/jamestaylor/.

 

James Taylor, a Notable Career

James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere.  In 1971, Taylor was on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era.  Four decades later his warm baritone, introspective lyrics and unique guitar playing still blaze a path to which young musicians aspire.

He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, multiple GRAMMY Awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.  His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Walking Man,” “Never Die Young,” “Shed a Little Light,” “Copperline,” “Enough to be On Your Way,” “Caroline I See You,” and many more.

Early next year, Taylor will release a new album or original, which he wrote and recorded in between touring over the past few years.  It will also be a particularly special summer for Taylor as he will be performing a full length concert with his All-Star Band for the first time ever at Fenway Park to a sold out crowd on August 6, with guest Bonnie Raitt.

In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement.  In 2012, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Both medals are their nation’s highest honors for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.” In 2011, Taylor was also honored with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests.

Raised in North Carolina, Taylor lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kim, and their twins, Henry and Rufus. (www.jamestaylor.com, http://www.facebook.com/jamestaylor)

Tickets go on sale December 11 at 10 am at sprucepeakarts.org.

 

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Mayfair Hotel & Spa Launches 30th Anniversary Year of Celebrations with “Miami Vice” Package in time for New Year’s

December 15, 2013

The 1980s were Miami’s most decadent decade, and The Mayfair Hotel & Spa was ground-zero when the global TV phenomenon Miami Vice introduced the world to a whole new Miami destination. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary for both The Mayfair and Miami Vice. The legendary Coconut Grove landmark hotel kicks off its year-long “Miami Vices” special offers and celebrations with an over-the-top New Year’s package rejoicing all the fun and sun that made the 1980s television show so sensational.

“We’re going all-out during 2014 to celebrate the Mayfair Hotel & Spa’s 30th anniversary,” said the hotel’s General Manager Axel Gasser. “All of our special offers, events and celebrations will be part of The Mayfair’s ‘Miami Vices’ theme, honoring the iconic TV series and the common history we share from that glamorous era in Miami’s history.”

The hotel recently completed more than $10 million in extensive renovations, just in time to announce its first “Miami Vices” offering: a New Year’s escape that screams VICE:

  • Three nights in a Mayfair Suite with a private terrace, and a Japanese Soaking Tub built for two.
  • Need-for-Speed? Step on the gas in your very own vintage Ferrari, and thunder across Biscayne Bay aboard an original Miami Vice Speedboat, just like the speedsters from these Miami Vice scenes http://bit.ly/YiRNT4.
  •  You’ll be cast in your take-home commemorative Miami Vice video for posting on your social media and to share with your friends.
  • A historic tour of 1980s Miami Vice locations, and a Miami nightlife tour.
  • Time to wind down? A couples’ massage at one of the Mayfair’s rooftop poolside cabanas.
  • Flamingo-colored 1980s gift bags, including Ray Ban sunglasses, The Complete Series DVD package of Miami Vice episodes, and soundtrack CDs.

The New Year’s package starts at $4,000, is subject to availability and to the Mayfair Hotel’s booking terms and conditions. One week’s advance reservations required. The package is valid December 26, 2013 through February 28, 2014. (To book your Miami Vices New Years Escape, call the “Vice” specialists at 305 441 0000.)

Keep up with the hotel’s ongoing “Miami Vices” events and promotions throughout 2014 (including a Miami Vice reunion party) at their regularly updated landing page http://www.mayfairhotelandspa.com/coconut-grove-packages/

The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is part of the Schlesinger family’s portfolio which also includes the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach. For reservations and more information, visit mayfairhotelandspa.com or call 305-441-0000.

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