Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Vibe Hotels Announce 72 Hour Sale Commencing 11AM on 25 March

Vibe Hotels Announce 72 Hour Sale Commencing 11AM on 25 March

Free Vibe Entertains cook book valued at AU$24.95 plus 20% off every booking*

Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) March 26, 2010

Vibe Hotels have announced a super hot 72 hour online sale which kicks off at 11am on Thursday 25 March until 11am Sunday 28 March, 2010 (or until sold out), with rates starting from AU$79* per room, per night.

The 72 hour online sale (http://www. vibehotels. com. au/default. asp? page=/hot-deals/72-hour-sale) will allow the savvy traveller to book two or more nights online at www. vibehotels. com. au to save 20% on the best available online rate plus receive a free Vibe Entertains cook book valued at AU$24.95 which includes simple and delicious cocktail and canapé recipes.

Vibe Hotels (http://www. vibehotels. com. au/) are located in seven edgy urban locations including Sydney, North Sydney, Rushcutters Bay, Melbourne, Carlton, the Gold Coast and Darwin with each hotel boasting a unique style that reflects its neighborhood and location.

This sizzling sale will only last for 72 hours and is available for stays from 25 March until 30 June, 2010 inclusive, making it the perfect opportunity for travellers wanting to snap up a bargain and escape the daily grind.

Don’t miss out! Check out the Vibe Hotels 72 hour online sale (http://www. vibehotels. com. au/default. asp? page=/hot-deals/72-hour-sale) and book at www. vibehotels. com. au

Terms and conditions apply: Book online at www. vibehotels. com. au between 11am, 25 March until 11am, 28 March, 2010 (or until sold out). Stay period is between 25 March until 30 June, 2010. All bookings must be for two or more consecutive nights to be eligible to receive 20% off the best online available rate and one copy of Vibe Entertains cook book per stay valued at AU$24.95. Bookings are to be pre-paid, are non refundable, non cancellable and non changeable at the time of making the reservation. Offer is subject to availability and excludes peak periods. Rates start from AU$79 at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast staying in a standard king or twin room. Block out dates apply. Promotion can not be used for existing bookings.

About Vibe Hotels
Vibe Hotels are “hotels with personality” and each of the seven hotels is an original expression of the city village in which it is located. Loved for their character, charm and central location, each hotel is a real part of its local environment, allowing the traveller to experience and absorb the essence of the destination.
In concept and performance, Vibe Hotels are fresh, dynamic and individual. Vibe Hotels are the fresh alternative to traditional hotels, reflecting a cosmopolitan culture while offering great value. Every aspect of Vibe Hotels reflects the lifestyle of our guests: the rooms are stylish, the food is delicious and the locations provide the best that their cities have to offer.

###

POINTE SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESORT UNVEILS NEW "PASEO” OUTDOOR EVENT VENUE

POINTE SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESORT UNVEILS NEW "PASEO” OUTDOOR EVENT VENUE

(PRWEB) December 15, 2000

PHOENIX (December 13, 2000) – The Pointe South Mountain Resort has completed The Paseo, a $3 million outdoor promenade, completely transforming the areas between the resort’s three main buildings into a unique gathering oasis for leisure guests and group events.

The Paseo adds an additional 16,000 square feet of outdoor function space with landscaped sitting areas, magnificent fountains, garden pathways, trellis areas, botanical collections and enhanced guest room patios. Paseo, literally meaning, “to take an easy stroll along an outdoor walkway,” is certainly a fitting name, with its charming residential furniture, gas fireplaces and festival streetscape design. With more than 40,000 square feet of paved surface, there are 180,000 paving bricks along the path, with 106 boulders, some 3,372 shrubs, 59 trees and 40 towering palms.

“The Paseo creates an inviting spot for all of our guests to enjoy,” said Pointe South Mountain Managing Director Ron Olstad. “By expanding the resort’s already successful conference facilities and services, we do expect to see an increase our convention and catering sales business. We are already offering planners many new themed events that The Paseo venue inspires.”

The major focus of The Paseo is the Palm Court in the East Pointe Courtyard. Framed by a canopy of palms that beautify the space between the ballroom facilities and the guest suites, The Paseo creates a new lacy shade over the entire area. Complemented with dramatic lighting and dynamic sound system, meeting attendees can enjoy new function areas, fountain patios, cozy sitting areas with gas fireplaces and the breathtaking Arizona outdoors.

The Fountain Circle design (toward the West Pointe building) takes full advantage of a new formal stairway from the Ballroom level, creating an incomparable setting for weddings and social events with exceptional views of South Mountain. The circle features a dancing water fountain that serves as a centerpiece for any function.

In the West Pointe Courtyard, the Fragrance Garden is welcoming for smaller, more intimate functions with colorful displays of florals, herbs and greenery. The Botanical Garden which features cacti and succulents native to this region will give first floor guests the luxury of opening up their patio suites into this lovely Southwest setting.

Newly managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts and owned by MONY/PSM Properties, the Pointe South MountainÂ’s Paseo is the first in a list of master plan enhancement projects for the resort. Coinciding with The Paseo is the remodeling of the West Pointe Penthouse, a two-bedroom, 2,000 square-foot suite, making it a one-of-a-kind retreat.

In 2001, plans call for realigning East Pointe Parkway, creating a more tranquil environment for resort guests, which will redirect local traffic. During the summer of 2001, the resort will also refresh all guest rooms by adding pillow-top mattresses, bedspreads, draperies, carpet, and upgraded case goods, providing a more plush ambiance for guests.

Concept and design plans are also being developed for a dramatic water garden feature for the enjoyment of leisure guests and as a venue for special events, completed by 2002. The expanse of untouched acreage on the Pointe South Mountain property will enable the creation of ArizonaÂ’s most spacious and unique water feature at a resort.

Located at 7777 South Pointe Parkway, the Pointe South Mountain Resort is a 220-acre resort at the base of the landmark South Mountain. The property includes 640 all-suite accommodations, 18 holes of championship golf at Phantom Horse Golf Club, four themed restaurants, the 38,000 square-foot Phantom Horse Spa and Athletic Club, 10 tennis courts and more than 95,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 20,000 square-foot ballroom and a 20,000 square-foot outdoor exhibit pavilion. Reservations can be made by calling 877-800-4888 or logging onto pointesouthmtn. com.

The Pointe South Mountain, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is part of a collection of distinctive, independent upscale and luxury hotels and resorts in the U. S. offering exceptional recreational opportunities and conference facilities. You can visit Destination Hotels & Resorts online at www. destinationhotels. com. Travel professionals can access Destination Hotels & ResortsÂ’ properties, including the Pointe South Mountain Resort, on the global distribution system via the companyÂ’s chain code DN.

# # #

French Odyssey Explained--Rick Stein's Travels on Anjodi

French Odyssey Explained--Rick Stein's Travels on Anjodi

Rick Stein travelled on European Waterways GoBarging's Anjodi barge while researching his latest book, French Odyssey.

England, UK (PRWEB) May 31, 2005

European Waterways of Wraysbury, England, UK were very proud when renowned chef Rick Stein chose the Anjodi barge for his base during the research of his new book "French Odyssey".

Traveling between Bordeaux and Marseille along the medieval Canal du Midi, the team explored the culinary delights of French life in the Aquitaine, Midi - Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence regions of Southern France.

The serene beauty and seduction of the canals and waterways, together with the traditional character of Anjodi, inspired Rick as he made the eight berth classic barge his home for six weeks.

During this gastronomic journey through the idyllic waterways of Southern France onboard Anjodi, Rick Stein's French Odyssey explores French culinary tradition - perfect for aspiring cooks everywhere.

Beginning with a diary of his trip and then divided into 6 chapters, with classic recipes at the back, the book is illustrated throughout with stunning food and location shots.

Along the way he samples regional foods – from country stew in Castelsarrasin to the Montaine Noire hams of Castelnaudary. Further south he stops over in the Languedoc wine region and samples local delicacies before heading towards Marseilles via the Canal du Rhone. With over 100 recipes, Rick's gastro-tour will motivate every reader to try French cooking again and again.

RickÂ’s culinary tour on the luxury barge Anjodi concludes at a little restaurant near Marseilles where several years ago he had the best seafood lunch imaginable.

For more than thirty years European Waterways have pampered discerning travelers exploring off-the-beaten-track rural back waters of France, Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy and the Czech Republic aboard their enchanting fleet of classic luxury hotel barges, serving gastronomic food and wines of the region, visiting historic chateaux, vineyards and markets whilst meandering through exquisite scenery at a pace reserved for a bygone era.

One of their select groups of just eight luxury hotel barges traveling the inland waterways of France, Anjodi is the favorite of Managing Director, Derek Banks' unique GoBarging Hotel barge fleet.

European Waterways have a signed copy of French Odyssey to give away in a competition run in their monthly email newsletter the Lockkeeper.

Visit the www. gobarging. com website to enter.

Individual prices start at: $ 1,990

Whole boat charters start at: $ 10,700

For booking information and a brochure contact:

European Waterways Ltd,

35 Wharf Road, Wraysbury, Staines, Middx. TW19 5JQ Tel: 01784 482439

Email: sales@gobarging. com

Website: www. gobarging. com

# # #