Saturday, October 11, 2008

Atlanta Hotel Ranked by Expedia

Atlanta Hotel Ranked by Expedia

Renaissance Concourse Hotel Has Again Ranked Among the Top 1 Percent of World Hotels by Expedia

Atlanta (PRWEB) May 14, 2008

The Renaissance Concourse Hotel near the Atlanta, Georgia airport in south Atlanta is again ranked among the top 1 percent of all hotels and resorts around the world, according to the world's leading online travel company, Expedia. The hotel, situated within a mile of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, has just been re-named to the exclusive Expedia Insiders' Select list for a second year running.

According to Expedia, the company developed the Insiders' Select list by ranking hotels around to world based on traveler opinions, expert input and value. Over 300,000 reviews were provided by Expedia customers as part of the selection process. Less than 1 percent of all hotels offered on Expedia receive this designation. "The designation identifies hotels that consistently deliver excellent service, great overall experiences and notable value. Expedia Insiders' Select leverages our experience and our customers' insights to deliver the most informative and compelling list of top hotels worldwide to help Expedia travelers book the perfect trip."

The award-winning Renaissance Concourse ATL hotel offers business and leisure travelers a distinctive experience, including a stylish and sophisticated ambiance, savvy service and imaginative dining, all in an inviting environment. In addition to a recently renewed AAA 4-Diamond appointment the hotel was also named a Travelers' Choice award winner by TripAdvisor. com, a worldwide Internet travel site. It is the only Atlanta hotel to earn a spot in the prestigious Best in Top 25 U. S. Cities category.

"We are pleased and proud that the Concourse Hotel has received this level of recognition from Expedia, our guests and the experts in the field," said hotel General Manager Dave Williamson. "I am particularly proud of our top-notch staff, who focus every day on providing our guests with the best in customer service."

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve upon itself, the Renaissance Concourse Hotel has recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation that includes upgrades to its guest rooms and hotel suites near the Atlanta airport, fitness center, meeting space, lobby and award-winning Concorde Grill & Bar restaurant.

Uncommon in most airport hotels, the Concourse Hotel is constructed with advanced acoustical design that minimizes noise, yet still allows for enormous windows with magnificent views. Each guest room opens onto the beautiful 11-story atrium, creating a center of activity and a welcoming sight for arriving attendees. For more information, visit http://www. renaissanceconcourse. com (http://www. renaissanceconcourse. com).

About Renaissance Concourse Hotel
The Renaissance Concourse Hotel is located only one mile from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport (ATL) and offers complimentary airport transportation. Enjoy superior service and extraordinary surroundings at this newly renovated Atlanta, Georgia hotel. Uncommon in most airport hotels, the Renaissance is constructed with advanced acoustical design that minimizes noise, yet still allows for enormous windows with magnificent views. Each guest room opens onto the beautiful 11 story atrium, creating a center of activity and a welcoming sight for arriving attendees. Engage in the casual dining atmosphere and exceptional American cuisine offered at the Atlanta airport restaurant, the Concorde Grill. Discover sophisticated elegance at the luxurious Renaissance Concourse Hotel by the Atlanta Airport. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-HOTELS1, 404-209-9999 or visit http://marriott. com/hotels/travel/atlsa (http://marriott. com/hotels/travel/atlsa).

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Man with Multiple Sclerosis to Participate in “Running of the Bulls” to Raise MS Awareness

Man with Multiple Sclerosis to Participate in “Running of the Bulls” to Raise MS Awareness

Ray Sabbatini, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, will be participating in the “Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. Ray will be doing this event to raise MS Awareness and to help bring exposure to this devastating disease. Ray is trying to raise $100,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in helping find a cure.

Horicon, WI (PRWEB) May 6, 2004

Ray Sabbatini, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, will be participating in the “Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. Ray will be doing this event to raise MS Awareness and to help bring exposure to this devastating disease. Ray is trying to raise $100,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in helping find a cure.

Most people raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by collecting donations and participating in MS walks or MS runs. But Ray Sabbatini, of Horicon, Wisconsin, is not like most people. He was diagnosed with MS in January of 2003, but has decided not to let the disease hold him down. Being committed to helping find a cure for the disease, Ray wanted to do something to help. As a self-described thrill seeker, the typical walk or run didnÂ’t suit him. But what could he do?

“I have always been a thrill seeker. I used to kickbox and have bungee jumped among other things”, said Ray. “One of my dreams has always been to travel to Spain to run with the bulls. I found a sponsor, GoldenPalace. com, and we put together a great fundraiser. In July, I will be heading to Spain to fulfill my dream and raise money for MS research in the process”

“I will not let this devastating disease control my life and, if I have anything to say about it, the lives of others diagnosed with MS”, said Ray. “I am committed to helping find a cure - through advocacy, events, education and research.”

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord). The insulation surrounding the nerves, called myelin, is damaged or destroyed with MS. When this occurs, messages from the brain are lost or interrupted. This is what causes the various MS symptoms experienced by those suffering from the disease, such as vision loss, double/blurred vision, numbness, coordination problems, and balance problems.

Ray said that no one knows what causes MS nor is there a cure. However, there are treatments available which can help slow the symptoms while a person is learning to live with Multiple Sclerosis. He gives himself daily injections of Copaxone, one of several medications available today.

Ray’s trip to Spain to run with the bulls is all a part of finding that cure. The event will take place from July 6th-14th in Pamplona, Spain during the Feast of San Fermin, which is held every year to honor the patron saint of wine. “The most exciting part of the feast is the annual Running of the Bulls. Every morning, starting on July 7th, at 8 a. m., they release the bulls into the street to get them into the arena - the only way to get them there is to go through town”, said Ray. “This is where I come in. I will be joining about 2,000 runners to run in front of the bulls. Since there is absolutely no way to outrun the bulls, which weigh about 1,000 pounds and run like the devil himself, it will be every man for himself. The run is about a half a mile and is extremely dangerous. If this is what I have to do to bring MS Awareness into the spotlight, so be it!”

“I appreciate life more, but it still isn’t the same. But, just because you have MS doesn’t mean you have to stop living your dreams,” said Ray. “We all should appreciate life and live each day to the fullest no matter what our circumstances may be.”

To make a donation to support this worthy cause, visit RayÂ’s website at www. runningforacure. net, or mail to: Ray Sabbatini, c/o Running for a Cure, 205 Juneau St.,Horicon, WI. 53032. Also feel free to drop him a line and wish him well!

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