Monday, June 21, 2010

The Best Hotels in Miami to Ride Out a Storm

The Best Hotels in Miami to Ride Out a Storm

With the 2008 hurricane season in full swing, the folks at AboutAnywhere. com list some of the best hotels in Miami to ride out the storm.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 6, 2008

Travelers booking Miami hotels between the dates of June 1st and November 30th may be worried about being caught in the middle of one of the storms of the season. In making travel plans during this time of year, AboutAnywhere. com has put together a list of hotels in Miami that make riding out the storm a little more bearable. Check out http://www. about-miamihotels. com (http://www. about-miamihotels. com) for all the available options.

Hurricanes, even at a Category 1, tend to shake the city up quite a bit in terms of businesses closing and possible power outages. Hurricane Wilma, as a Category 1 storm, left Brickell Avenue covered in broken glass from smashed high rise windows. Hotels near Miami Beach are usually evacuated. Look for hotels (http://www. about-miamihotels. com) that are inland and that are big enough to offer food outlets and other activities for guests who are stranded in the days following the storm.

  • The Biltmore: Located in Coral Gables, this classic Miami hotel is also not a bad place to be when it's sunny. Exuding luxury and class, the Biltmore is an icon among the hotels in Miami.
  • Airport Hotels: These hotels usually offer two big pluses in our list of attributes that help when getting stranded in a storm: interior corridors and proximity to the airport, very useful when trying to catch the first flight out. Some of the best are:
--Hilton Miami Airport
--Miami Mart Airport Hotel
--Miami International Airport Hotel
--Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
  • Low-rise hotels: If the winds pick-up, the best place to be is on low ground. Here are just a few:
--Days Inn-Miami International Airport
--Baymont Inn Miami-Airport West
--The Coral Gables Hotel-Miracle Mile
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood: Offering an entertaining bunker with no windows to hide out during the storm…the casino. Although the $25 minimums at the blackjack tables may do more damage than the hurricane.

Apart from this list, all hotels in Miami (http://www. about-miamihotels. com) do have quite a bit of experience in riding out storms. If you happen to book a hotel other than those listed, not to worry, most hotels have strict hurricane safety and evacuation proceedings and are in direct contact with city officials.

A reminder that it is important to always check weather reports before traveling, call the hotel to be informed about evacuation policies and heed all warnings given by state and local officials while in town.

The Company: AboutAnywhere. com operates the largest network of destination specialist websites in the world.


Storytelling Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations in Philadelphia on June 21, 2004

Storytelling Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations in Philadelphia on June 21, 2004

Storytelling inspires, engages, and propels people toward transformation. Used strategically, storytelling can be a powerful tool to help nonprofit organization achieve their goals.

(PRWEB) March 30, 2004

What: Raise Money and Awareness for Your Nonprofit through the Art of Storytelling

When: Monday, June 21, 2004

Seminar: 9 a. m. - 12:30 p. m.; Intensive writing workshop: 1:30 - 5:30 p. m.

Cost: $95/seminar ($85 if received by 5/31/04) and $195/intensive writing workshop

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Registration: (267) 987-8907 or utopia@fruitioncoalition. com

For More Information: www. FruitionCoalition. com/storytelling. htm (http://www. FruitionCoalition. com/storytelling. htm )

During this seminar and workshop, Rich Krevolin and Jessica R. Dreistadt will show participants how to use storytelling to:

  •   Create an emotional connection between their organization and donors
  •   Persuade donors and volunteers to renew and strengthen their commitment
  •   Generate interest, enthusiasm, and support for community solutions
  •   Demonstrate their organization's and community's capacity and needs 
  •   Transcend gaps in understanding and create a culture of inclusion
  •   Enhance staff commitment to mission and objectives
  •   Improve the tone and texture of proposals and printed materials
  •   Increase donations, grant funding, and other support for their organization
  •   Add dimension to their leadership and communication styles

For more information about this workshop, call (267) 987-8907 or send an email to utopia@fruitioncoalition. com.

Rich Krevolin is an author, playwright, screenwriter, and professor. A graduate of Yale University, Richard earned a master's degree in screenwriting at UCLA's School of Cinema-Television, and a master's degree in playwriting and fiction from USC. He taught both undergraduate and graduate screenwriting classes at USC Cinema/TV School for 15 years. Richard is the author of Screenwriting from the Soul, Pilot Your Life, and How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay. He has traveled the globe to teach in corporate, business, and private settings. This year he was worked with Coca-Cola, Nike Corp., J. Walter Thompson, and Unilever Corp. For more information, visit www. ProfK. com.

Jessica R. Dreistadt is Founding Director of The Fruition Coalition, an organization that provides management, communications, and technology support and education for nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Eastern University's Master's program in Nonprofit Management, she has over 10 years' experience as an administrator, publicist, fundraiser, activist, and educator. Jessica is editor of The People Pages: Resources for Social Change. Fore more information, visit www. FruitionCoalition. com.