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InfoValue Announces its IPTV installation at the IP Casino, Resort, & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2015

InfoValue Computing, Inc. (InfoValue), IP Media Technology experts, today marked the conclusion of the companys successful installation of InfoValue SuiteTV at IP Casino, Resort, and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi (IP Biloxi). IP Biloxi selected InfoValue for the value-add of the companys SuiteTV platform, the systems flexibility to work effectively in various environments and InfoValues technical expertise, as the hotel needed a vendor that could work with legacy equipment of a previous interactive TV vendor that had ceased operating.

After a redesign of the existing componentry, InfoValue was able to deliver the full menu of SuiteTV offerings to IP Biloxi. Guests now enjoy IP-VOD movies and the easy-to-use SuiteTV user interface complete with an IP Biloxi guest portal including interactive amenities. Next, IP Biloxi looks to take advantage of the SuiteTV platforms digital signage and integrated Players Club capabilities. Eventually, IP Biloxi will procure and install SmartTVs, which will allow for a set-top box free room environment.

IP Biloxi has been quite impressed with InfoValues ability to bring great and cost-effective value to the property and our guests. By working closely together, IP Biloxi and InfoValue have created a superior guest entertainment and information experience that reinforces our focus on exceptional customer service, said Duncan McKenzie, IP Biloxis Vice President and General Manager.

IP Biloxi represented a significant and unique challenge. My colleagues and I take great pride in what InfoValue was able to accomplish, especially given IP Biloxis remarkable commitment to guest service, said Monsong Chen, CEO of InfoValue. We are thankful for IP Biloxis confidence in InfoValue leading to this project.

InfoValue SuiteTV is a leading-edge IP Media Technology solution tailored specifically for the hospitality industry. InfoValue SuiteTV offers personalized guest services ranging from high-quality HDTV VOD to network-based personal video recording (nPVR), time-shifted television (TSTV), and a fully integrated mobile component enabling screen-sharing and soft access points for high-speed Internet access (HSIA). The integrated mobile component reflects InfoValues commitment to empowering guests to control their in-room experience. InfoValue SuiteTV is therefore uniquely capable of delivering hotel quadruple play services delivery of TV, video, voice, and data over a converged IP network infrastructure, to generate new revenues, increase guest satisfaction and loyalty, and reduce operational expenses.

About InfoValue:

Founded in 1994, InfoValue is recognized for innovations and advances in IP Media Technology. InfoValue QuickVideo is a standards-compliant, open architecture platform, which is optimized with innovative, patented technologies, delivering interactive video-on-demand and video multicast capabilities, as well as integrated video indexing, distributed video caching, server clustering, and video service management capabilities,. InfoValue QuickVideo counts as its users: telecommunication carriers, corporations, governments, educational institutions, hospitality providers, and broadcasters worldwide. InfoValue delivers turnkey, industry-specific IP Media Technology solutions, such as InfoValue SuiteTV for hospitality, InfoValue BizTV for training and communications, and InfoValue NextGenTV for residential. InfoValue’s corporate headquarters are located at 4 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523. More information on InfoValue and its products and services is available at http://www.infovalue.com, via e-mail at info(at)infovalue(dot)com, or by phone at (914) 345-5980.







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Boston Park Plaza Hotel, A Back Bay Hotel, Announces Pet-Friendly Boston Accommodations for Summer Travelers


Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 31, 2015

Summer is nigh, and Boston Park Plaza Hotel is pleased to offer pet-friendly Boston accommodations for guests who want to bring their four-legged family members along. The Back Bay Hotel has several special offers to welcome visitors. View offer details >

Boston is a wonderful choice for travelers who want to bring their pets on a family vacation. Located a short distance from Boston Park Plaza Hotel are a number of pet-friendly restaurants and activities. Examples of the nearby pet-friendly dining spots are Baja Fresh, Tremont 647, The Living Room, Blunch, and Sunset Cantina.

Off-leash dog parks are sprinkled throughout the city, so guests at this Back Bay Hotel can easily find lovely spaces to walk their pet. There are even dog-friendly Boston events that take place near Boston Park Plaza Hotel throughout the year. The staff at this Back Bay Hotel will be happy to assist guests in finding pet-friendly dining and entertainment options.

Some of the special offers currently available for these pet-friendly Boston accommodations are the Park and Play Offer, Bostons Best Breakfast Package, and Bostons Best Non-Refundable Offer, which is a perfect choice for travelers whose dates are firm.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel wants to welcome those seeking pet-friendly Boston accommodations. The ideally-located Back Bay Hotel boasts impressive amenities for both man and beast. Human guests will enjoy the luxury bedding, elegant bathrooms, and lovely views. Those planning a visit can visit the pet-friendly Hotels website or call 800.225.2008 for more information or to make reservations.

About The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel:

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is part of the rich history that defines Boston as one of the most beautiful cities in America and a top travel destination. This historic Boston Hotel is located in Back Bay, one of the most beautiful areas of the city just yards from Boston Common, Americas oldest public park.

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel A Boston Hotel conveys class and elegance throughout its exceptional concierge and guest services, 1,054 finely-appointed guest rooms and guest suites, premier dining with 6 on-site Boston restaurants including STRIP by Strega. Other guest services include a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and 50,480 square-feet of exceptional Boston meeting space.

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Visiting Boston? Consider The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – Check rates, make reservations or call toll free: 800.225.2008.







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Performing Dance Arts, the GTAs Leading Dance Studio for Children, Announces Participation in MOVE Dance Competition


Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

Performing Dance Arts (http://www.PerformingDanceArts.ca), Torontos leading dance studio for children of all skill levels, is announcing its participation in the MOVE Dance Competition.

On April 9, dancers from Performing Dance Arts will take part in the Move Dance Competition at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites. Featuring over 10 styles of dance, the contest is run by directors Beatriz Leonardo and Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Desman. (Source: MOVE Dance Competition web site; http://www.movedancecomp.com/home/, last accessed March 19, 2015.)

This April 9 date in Toronto is already sold out, says Ashley Daychak, creative director at Performing Dance Arts. That should give a good indication of just how popular and professional this dance competition has become.

MOVE will feature four days of competition, with all finalists performing on the fourth day. The competition is split by age into junior, intermediate, and senior groups.

At the end of the day, we want to perform well and advance as far as we can, Daychak adds. While we do provide dance lessons for casual dancers at our studio as well, when were at these events, we intend to compete. Thats why we prepare our dancers well enough to give them a chance to win.

Cash and scholarship prizes will be given away to the first, second, and third place winners for each division. Choice awards will also be given for choreography, most potential, and studio spirit. MOVE also gives every participant a trophy regardless of placement.

We at Performing Dance Arts think its great to have so many categories and award these different prizes, Daychak concludes. Everyone who participates in this competition is there because they are exceptional in their own right and they all deserve to be acknowledged.

To learn more about the MOVE Dance Competition, go to http://www.MoveDanceComp.com. For more information about Performing Dance Arts, visit http://www.PerformingDanceArts.ca.







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Quality Inn Durango announces Colorados best-kept spring secrets: Breweries and the Bluegrass Meltdown


Durango, Colorado (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

As winter season winds down and the snow melts in Durango, Colorado, skiers from all over the world are packing up and heading home. What these snow-seekers dont know is that the off-season is the perfect time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the fresh air, while taking in some of the countrys best bluegrass music. Next month, Durango is set to host the Bluegrass Meltdown, an annual event that draws in top talent from all over the country. Quality Inn Durango offers a front row seat to all of the action, situated in the perfect spot for easy access to each of the venues, to hop around town, and catch a sampling of some mouthwatering craft beers.

Some acts from the 2015 lineup include: Balsam Range, Shawn Camp, The Special Consensus, Rebecca Fraser and Hit and Run, Finnders and Youngberg, The Railsplitters, Locust Honey String Band, and Caribou Mountain Collective, to name a few.

Quality Inn Durango owner Mary Hert comments, Music lovers get a real taste of Durango and the bluegrass scene during the Meltdown Festival. Guests of the hotel can listen and jam with true bluegrass artists and experience some of Durangos local venues. The Bluegrass Meltdown provides a unique perspective of Durango for visitors and locals and we are so happy to accommodate throughout the experience.

The Bluegrass Meltdown takes place April 17 19 and events happen throughout the city. Visitors staying at the Durango Colorado hotel can experience the music in venues including the historic Henry Strater Theater, Durango Arts Center, Wildhorse Saloon, and Discovery Museum. There are activities for everyone in the family including an old time barn dance and childrens workshops.

Quality Inn Durango also offers a fun-filled brewery package for those who wish to imbibe in the local flavors while enjoying the festival. The brewery special, Taps, Trolleys, and Tours, Oh My! gives Durango, Colorado guests a round-about tour of the citys top breweries beginning with a pint of choice from the Durango Brewery, flight tasters from Steamworks Brewing, and a sampling from the world headquarters of Ska Brewing. Participants can head out on the town at 4 p.m. on the trolley or take the hotels cruiser bikes for a spin.

For more details on booking a room at the Quality Inn Durango, purchasing Bluegrass Meltdown Tickets, or adding on a brewery tour package, visit http://www.qualityinndurango.com or call 970-422-1924. Quality Inn Durango is located at 2930 Main Street, Durango Colorado 81301.

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Family owned and operated, Quality Inn Durango is known for providing the comforts of home, while being close to town where guests can enjoy countless indoor and outdoor activities. Quality Inn Durango guests enjoy full amenities including free internet access, a business center, fitness center passes, free healthy and fresh breakfast, free parking, two large hot tubs, a heated swimming pool (seasonal), and pet-friendly accommodations.

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Resers Announces Matt Kenseth Pit Crew Experience Sweepstakes Race Fans Invited to Enter to Win Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Join a Real Pit Crew


Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Resers, a sponsor of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 XFINITY Series Team and driver Matt Kenseth, invites race fans to enter for a chance to join the Resers Racing pit crew at the October 17th NASCAR XFINITY Series race in Kansas. In addition to a VIP racing experience, the grand prize winner will also receive a one-year supply of Resers products.

We always enjoy getting to see so many of our great fans at the track every weekend, says Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth. And now, a lucky fan will get to experience the excitement of the race track up close, by joining me, and the rest of our pit crew, in Kansas!

Contestants can enter to win Resers Matt Kenseth Pit Crew Experience Sweepstakes between May 18 and September 6, 2015 by visiting http://www.ResersRacing.com. The grand prize winner will be announced by September 15, 2015.

We wanted to create a truly unique fan experience, states John McCarthy, category manager for Resers. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a pit crew, perform real assignments, attend the drivers meeting, and strap on a head-set and listen in as an exciting race unfolds.

For complete details and official sweepstakes rules visit http://www.ResersRacing.com.

How to Enter

ONLINE: The easiest way to enter is at http://www.ResersRacing.com. In addition to the Grand Prize, Instant Win prizes will be awarded daily and include Resers racing caps and stadium chairs. See the official rules for mail-in entry instructions.

Resers Matt Kenseth Pit Crew Experience Giveaway Grand Prize includes:

Meet & Greet with Matt Kenseth
Honorary pit crew credentials and assignments
Official team gear
Access to Saturday Drivers Meeting
Grandstand Tickets for Sundays Race
Airfare and hotel accommodations
Bonus: A years supply of Resers tasty products

About Resers Fine Foods:

North American-based Resers is the leading provider of deli salads, fresh salads, side dishes and prepared foods. Resers makes fun times easy and affordable for every family. Resers famous deli salads are a family favorite at picnics, BBQs and tailgaters. Founded in 1950, the company remains privately owned and operated and committed to providing delicious refrigerated foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Resers operates 16 facilities in the United States and Mexico and employs nearly 4,800 employees in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Visit http://www.resers.com.







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Online Trust Alliance Announces Trust Framework to Help Address Internet of Things Risks


Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, announced today that it is leading an initiative to develop a security, privacy and sustainability trust framework for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Intended to provide clarity and confidence to consumers as they shop and use connected devices, the framework will initially focus on connected home and wearable/fitness technologies. OTAs vision is to use this framework as the basis for a potential certification program for IoT devices and their applications.

With the rapid introduction of Internet of Things products into the market, we must ensure that security and privacy best practices are integrated to maximize consumer protection, said Craig Spiezle, Executive Director and President of OTA. According to preliminary data from OTAs forthcoming Online Trust Audit, 14 percent of leading IoT products did not have a discoverable privacy policy for consumers to review prior to purchase. We welcome industry leaders to join in the multi-stakeholder effort to raise the bar and make security, privacy and sustainability key product attributes.

The next full working group meeting is on June 16 in Mountain View, Calif. and the updated draft of the framework will be shared in a special panel at the TRUSTe IoT Privacy Summit on Wednesday, June 17. The framework reflects input from a consortium of leaders in both the private and public sectorsincluding the security and privacy community, app developers, manufacturers and international retailers. This working group builds on and expands the scope of the IoT Privacy Tech Working Group announced last year.

The trust framework answers the White Houses call for an IoT certification program much like the UL Seal of Approval, an independent safety certification for appliances. It will propose that devices be verified through a combination of self-certification and third-party auditing against a set of published criteria. Initial goals of the framework include:

Aid consumers ability to confidently make purchase decisions based on vendors commitment to privacy and security.
Provide prescriptive guidance to manufacturers and developers to adopt best practices that reduce device vulnerabilities while enhancing consumer privacy and product sustainability.
Provide retailers and ecommerce sites with criteria to aid in their product merchandising decisions.
Encourage collaboration and sharing of best practices among participants and industries.
Demonstrate a commitment to meaningful self-regulation.

We welcome OTAs initiative to extend the work of the IoT Privacy Tech Working Group to include the security and sustainability issues arising out of the explosion of data collection from connected devices, said TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel. Considering that 79 percent of U.S. consumers are concerned about data collected by connected devices, we urge companies to join this important endeavor to develop clear standards for privacy and security in the Internet of Things.

About the IoT Trust Framework Working Group

Interested parties may join the working group, bi-weekly calls and comment on the draft framework by visiting https://otalliance.org/IoT. To attend the next full Working Group General Meeting on June 16 visit https://iotwg.eventbrite.com

About the Internet of Things Privacy Summit

The 2nd Annual Internet of Things Privacy Summit brings together over 200 delegates and 40 expert speakers from across the whole IoT privacy ecosystem to define the privacy needs of the new interconnected world and scope out the next generation of solutions. The Summit takes place at the Rosewood Hotel, Menlo Park, Silicon Valley on June 17, 2015. For further details, see http://www.truste.com/iot.

About OTA

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet. Its goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users’ security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, and meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. Its members and supporters include leaders spanning the public policy, technology, ecommerce, social networking, mobile, email and interactive marketing, financial, service provider, government agency and industry organization sectors.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers privacy compliance and trust by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Our SaaS-based DPM Platform gives users control over all phases of data privacy management from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Our DPM Services, including assessments and certifications, are delivered by an expert team of privacy professionals. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.

For media inquiries, please contact:

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Newly Renovated Hilton Seattle Hotel Announces Easter Brunch at the Top of the Hilton


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 06, 2015

The Hilton Seattle Downtown hotel invites guests to enjoy an extensive brunch buffet at Top of the Hilton on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Easter will be enjoyed with an abundance of delectable entree choices, including Coriander crusted whole free range chicken with juniper berries and demi-glace, baked brown sugar and honey glazed bone in ham, salmon white cheddar quiche, roasted beef strip with Cognac demi-glace, and jalapeno crusted king salmon with citrus-chive butter sauce.

A breakfast bar will include yogurt parfaits, an omelet and egg station, waffle station, eggs benedict, crab cake benedict, fresh fruit and assorted pastries. Additional displays include assorted salads, Cajun shrimp deviled eggs, smoked trout, assorted desserts, and more. Families dining with children will enjoy a special buffet with kids mac and cheese, chicken fingers and assorted vegetables.

Easter Brunch at Top of the Hilton is available from 11am until 3pm and is available for $ 45 per person, plus tax. Reservations may be made by calling 206-624-0500. The complete menu is available online at http://www.TheHiltonSeattle.com/easter.

The completely renovated downtown Seattle Hilton hotel proudly offers 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a convenient downtown location and luxurious accommodations with panoramic views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. Upgrades to this Downtown Seattle hotel include a complete room renovation, a new restaurant specializing in contemporary American Cuisine with a Pacific Northwest flair, the addition of a new Executive Lounge on the top floor featuring panoramic Seattle views, upgrades to the street level hotel entrance, and complete renovations to the lobby, front desk, Lobby Lounge, and function space. The most notable renovation is the Top of the Hilton, which is now a top floor meeting and banquet space and features breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, Seattle skyline, and the iconic Space Needle.

The downtown Seattle Hilton hotel is the perfect destination for leisure and business travelers alike. Guests enjoy a central location with close proximity to Pike Place Market, the Washington State Convention Center and many great Downtown Seattle dining and shopping options. Amenities include a fitness center, room service, business center, concierge services, on-site parking, over 6,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space, multi-lingual staff, in-room mini-refrigerators, and much more.







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Groupize Announces 5 Group Travel Predictions for U.S. Hotels in 2015


Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

By all accounts, 2015 is set to be a banner year for the U.S. hotel industry with occupancy levels reaching their highest point in 20 yearsprojected at 64.8%and ADR continuing upward (PWC). Capturing group travel business will be more important than ever, and hotels that are ready to do business the way todays group planners desire will reap the rewards. To assist hotels with strategizing the crucial group segment, here are our predictions for the coming 12 months.

1. Group demand will be the driving force behind hotel occupancy & higher ADR

In late 2013, group demand was at the lowest point in a downward spiral; however, not only has it shifted, it is anticipated that group demand will reach the highest level in three years in 2015. Every indication is that hotels will see increases in occupancy, group, average ADR, and group ADR this year. Already in the first quarter of 2015, the segment group has had a 2.9% increase in ADR and a 3.7% increase in committed occupancy (NAHR).

2. Yield management will depend on securing advanced bookings for groups

With occupancy at record levels, inventory will be at a prime. Hotels must focus on capturing the groups which typically represent secure advanced reservations 60 days out. Because of inventory pressures, Groups will not be as discounted as in the past, but the ability to secure a base will allow revenue managers to increase rates for last minute bookings.

3. Cross-platform planning changes group organizers needs

Just like hotel leisure guests, planners are juggling smartphones, tablets, and desktops for research and, preferably, for booking as well. Web responsive designs as well as mobile apps that allow planner to manage groups will become the norm rather than the exception. They will expect easy access to capabilities such as e-invitations, payment choices, communication with hotel staff and attendees, and rooming list management at their fingertips.

4. While group occupancy increases, group size decreases

In 2015, groups are changing in many ways, including becoming smaller than the traditional 10-room block. This is especially true with the growing economic power of Millennials, who prefer to travel in groups, and are a connected and tech savvy generation. Hotels will find it profitable to consider any booking of 4 or more rooms as a group.

This necessitates a more efficient process, one like that of Instant Group Bookings and Groupize Hub, which allows group planners digital self-management of the entire process. A self-managed system has enormous appeal to planners, which means it offers a competitive edge for the hotels that adopt it.

5. Hotels will embrace true online group bookings this year to compete with massive third party consolidation

Hotel companies have fallen behind third parties in digital capabilities for meetings and events, but by employing a few digital strategies, they can drive more direct business and impede intermediary growth. Hotels will need to embrace online group bookings this year to compete with massive third party consolidation, such as Cvent acquiring Elite Meetings.

Group e-channels target a new segment: smaller, simpler meetings that are more transactional in nature and historically have seen much lower levels of intermediation. If intermediation levels on these smaller meetings reach that of larger meetings, we could see overall intermediation rates increase as much as 10%, costing hoteliers an additional $ 350 million to $ 400 million per year in commissions. Ease of transaction and speed of response also are key to win the business. (Source: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Article/14767/3-ways-to-win-the-group-customer-online)

This year, Groupize Solutions anticipates 8,000-10,000 hotels will make the leap to Instant Group Booking, which means group planners will be able to complete the whole process digitallystart to finish.

In Conclusion

The bottom line is that the hotels that are evolving the way they handle group business and embracing new technologies, will benefit most from the predicted surge of group travel in 2015. While it requires re-tooling some processes, ultimately sales teams will be more efficient, and the hotel product will be more attractive to planners in what is determined to become a highly competitive market.

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Quality Door & Hardware, Inc. Announces Its Choice of Corbin Russwin Panic Devices as the Featured Product for January 2015


West Babylon, New York (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

Quality Door & Hardware is pleased to feature Corbin Russwin ED5200 and ED5200A Panic Devices as its recommended hardware solution for life safety and security requirements in frequent use applications.

“Corbin Russwin has quite an impressive history of manufacturing architectural hardware designed to meet life safety and security requirements. An integral part of that history is the ED5200 Series of Panic Devices,” states Kenneth Carnesi, Director of International Sales. “These exit devices are specially designed to allow safe and easy egress in frequent use applications such as schools, factories, theaters, hotels, offices, retail complexes and government buildings and we are proud to offer the Corbin Russwin 5200 line of Panic Devices as our choice of featured product for January 2015.”

The Corbin Russwin ED5200 and ED5200A panic devices undergo rigorous testing both in the lab and in the field. Abuse and cycle tests evidence time and again, the impressive durability of the ED5200 and ED5200A devices, which are backed by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. These quality Corbin Russwin panic devices are manufactured on a heavy duty chassis, featuring a low profile and are closed on all sides. Both the ED5200 and ED5200A panic devices contain a 3/4″ throw stainless steel Pullman-type latch bolt with a stainless steel auxiliary deadlocking latch standard. The ED5200 and ED5200A feature smooth lines in the exit bar and are available in architecturally finished brass, bronze or stainless steel.

Quality Door & Hardware invites you to visit our website at http://www.QualityDoor.com to learn more about the highly recommended Corbin Russwin ED5200 and ED5200A panic devices and all of the other fine quality door hardware products featured at everyday competitive prices and backed by our unparalleled customer service. Please come and experience for yourself “the difference that ‘Quality’ can make in your business.”







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Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Montage Deer Valley

BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy today announced that Montage Deer Valley, an elite hotel-residence property under the management of Montage Hotel & Resorts, has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 100% of the companys electricity use in 2015. In total, the company has purchased more than 11 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice.

Developed in 2010, Montage Deer Valley is located in Park City Utah. Styled after the great mountain lodges of the West, the resort features access to outstanding recreational opportunities, including true ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, ranked as the #1 ski resort in America by SKI Magazine for seven of the last eight years, 2008-2015.

The resorts REC purchase helps to advance Montage Deer Valleys organization-wide commitment to sustainability. The resort is the first hotel/resort property in Utah to receive a LEED

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F+L Week 2015 Announces Featured Presentation on 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry by Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors

Hong Kong (PRWEB) January 23, 2015

F&L Asia Ltd. recently announced the wide variety of exciting topics that will be presented by renowned market leaders at its annual fuels and lubricants industry conference, F+L Week 2015. Among the presentations at the upcoming conference, designed to inspire leadership, offer strategy and provide networking opportunities, will be a riveting keynote address on 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry.

A history-making innovation, 3D auto printing paves the way for direct digital manufacturing to significantly provide fast and innovative sustainability solutions to the automotive industry. As the CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, a game-changing technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles, Jay Rogers is certainly not one to shy from shaking the status quo and delivering manufacturers and consumers alike a new and more immediate experience.

Local Motors developed the worlds first open-source automobile, the Rally Fighter. In the past year, the company has harnessed open-source design and 3D printing to design and build the worlds first 3D-printed car called the Strati. Rogers will be speaking on the development, production and unveiling of the Strati, which took its first drive on 13 Sept. 2014.

Indeed, the vast potential of 3D printing has manifested into reality for the automotive industry. With collaboration and this emergent technology, the industry is well-positioned to expand its manufacturing capability, sustainability and growth. At the recent North American International Auto Show, the company unveiled two new factory locations. It plans to bring the first fleet of 3D printed vehicles to the road in 2015.

Rogers enticing keynote presentation on 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry will be featured at F&L Week 2015, which will be held on 10th-13th March 2015 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in the Marina Bay area in Singapore, site of Formula One’s only night street-race.

About F&L Week 2015

Organized by Hong Kong-based F&L Asia Ltd., the industrys leading publisher, F+L Week 2015 will kick off on 10th March 2015 with pre-conference training workshops, leading to the exhibition on 11th and 12th March 2015 and the conference from 11th to 13th March 2015. On 14th March, F+L Week 2015 will end with a charity golf event at Ria Bintan Golf Club in Indonesia, a 27-hole championship course designed by world-celebrated golfing legend Gary Player.

This landmark annual industry rendezvous offers a strategic platform for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to learn from world-renowned speakers and experts about the latest market trends, OEM specifications, standards and government regulations, as well as directly meet, network and secure high-value contacts with hundreds of key industry movers and shakers. This year the conference theme is Thriving in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Environment: Lessons from Market Leaders.

To register for the conference or to get more information, visit: http://www.fuelsandlubes.com.

About F&L Asia Ltd.

Unparalleled thought leadership, stringent content quality standards and uncompromising journalismgathering facts directly from the frontline, including from its permanent bases at the heart of the strategic Asian region in Hong Kongare some of F&L Asias core strengths and the reason why it retains an unchallenged first with the latest position.

F&L Asias diverse portfolio of unique and powerful lead-generation tools fulfills the needs of hundreds of fuels and lubes operators of all sizes, all disciplines and from around the world. This empowers it to increase its brand awareness and establish, promote and nurture fluid industry connections globally.

Each year, F&L Asia produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event. A sounding board for the latest developments in base oils, lubricants, fuels and additives, F+L Week attracts the very best amongst top industry scientists, market trendsetters and decision makers from all around the planet to its economic epicentre in Asia.

The publication company provides media services to some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Airline announces special offer to celebrate the opening of Baha Mar in Nassaus Cable Beach on March 27th 2015


Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

Tropic Ocean Airways is pleased to offer a pre-booking special aligned with the opening of Baha Mar. Reserve a flight from Miami Seaplane base to Nassau, Bahamas to experience Baha Mar first hand in the month of March. Mention promo code Baha200 and get $ 200 off the flight.

Baha Mar, described as the Bahamian Riviera, will open its doors March 27th with upscale hotels, the Caribbeans largest casino, restaurants, bars, shopping, sports, sandy beachfront and elaborate pools linked by paths of lush landscape.

Experience Tropic Ocean Airways first-class customer service as you fly out of Miami Seaplane Base and arrive at the Odyssey Private Terminal in Nassau, Bahamas. Two highly experienced pilots operate the one-hour flight in new Cessna aircraft for your comfort and safety. Each seat offers spectacular views of South Beach, downtown Miami, and Biscayne Bay as you take off from Watson Island, Miami and cruise over crystal blue waters before arriving to Nassau, Bahamas.

We [Tropic Ocean Airways] are looking forward to the opening of Baha Mar in Nassaus Cable Beach, and are pleased to provide a convenient, reliable and exciting sea to runway travel experience for guests out of Miami aboard our new fleet of Cessna aircraft, said Tropic Ocean Airways CEO Rob Ceravolo. If you live in or are visiting Miami there is absolutely no better way to travel to Nassau then on one of our seaplanes. You can arrive at our seaplane terminal within 15 minutes of most locations in Miami, and will be boarding your flight 15 minutes later. Upon landing in Nassau you will clear customs at a private location, avoiding long lines at the main terminal.

Whether traveling to a secluded resort, private yacht or residence, with Tropic Ocean Airways going the extra mile is what you should expect. The airline offers safe and reliable private charters, scheduled flights, cargo transportation, as well as provisioning services to meet customer needs.

About Tropic Ocean Airways:

Founded in 2009 by US Navy TOPGUN Graduate Rob Ceravolo, Tropic Ocean Airways LLC is an FAA-certified air carrier specializing in private terminal service throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Tropic Ocean Airways fleet of late-model Cessna Caravan Amphibians and wheeled aircraft are handled by highly experienced military aviators and seaplane instructors providing service to private travelers as well as companies and organizations within the yachting and boating industry.

For more information please visit http://www.flytropic.com or their sites on Facebook and Twitter.

For media contact please mail Tropic Ocean Airways: media(at)flytropic(dot)com

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Arbor Lodging Partners Announces Acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Orleans Airport


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 16, 2015

Arbor Lodging Partners (Arbor), a leading fully-integrated owner and operator of hotels, announced today that, through an affiliate, it has acquired the Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Orleans Airport for an undisclosed price. NVN Hotels, an affiliate of Arbor, has assumed management of the hotel.

The hotel sits at the entrance of James Business Park, a Class A, 200-acre Business Park with more than 2 million square feet of commercial space. The hotel is also located near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, which is the fastest growing airport in the United States and is currently undergoing an $ 826 million expansion to add 30 new gates. Further, the hotel is just a short drive away from numerous New Orleans attractions including the French Quarter, the Central Business District, the Superdome, and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The hotel features 134 newly-appointed guestrooms, dedicated meeting space, and the popular VooDoo BBQ & Grill.

“We are delighted to announce our first acquisition in New Orleans, a world-class city that is experiencing tremendous growth,” says Vamsi Bonthala, Managing Principal of Arbor. “The Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Orleans Airport is well-situated to take advantage of the robust business demand in the immediate area, as well as demand generated by the rapidly-growing airport. We look forward to implementing our best practices and further enhancing the property,” added Sheenal Patel, the other Managing Principal of Arbor.

In addition to twenty first-mortgage loans recently acquired by Arbor, the acquisition marks the sixth hotel acquired by the firm in the last five months. We are fortunate to be experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to expand our investment platform even further with both cash-flowing and value-add opportunities, stated Bonthala.

To learn more about Arbor Lodging Partners or NVN Hotels, visit http://www.arborlodging.com or http://www.nvnhotels.com.

Arbor Lodging Partners is a Chicago-based national owner and operator of hotels. The company was founded in 2005 with the goal of uniting the best practices of enterprising hotel operators and sophisticated institutional investors to effectively underwrite and execute investments in the lodging space. Arbor Lodging Partners makes investments in hotels, acquires loans secured by hotels, and, through its affiliate NVN Hotels, manages operations for its own hotels and those owned by third-parties.

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Stonebridge Companies DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North Hotel Announces Valentines Day Special


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

The DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel has announced a fantastic overnight getaway to celebrate Valentines Day this year. Treat your loved one to a special evening overlooking the San Francisco Bay at this beautiful hotel. Guests will be treated to two BuzzBallz cocktails upon arrival, a Deluxe King Guestroom for two, free parking, and their choice of a delicious breakfast buffet at the on-site Xebec Restaurant or two Top of the Morning breakfasts through room service.

This limited time offer is valid for arrivals from February 13-15, 2015 and is subject to availability. Prices start at $ 185.00 per couple, plus applicable taxes. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at (415)467-4400 and additional information may be found on the hotels website, http://www.DoubleTreeSFO.com.

About the DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel

The DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel offers an abundance of amenities, including free WiFi throughout the property, a fitness facility with a heated indoor pool and spa, 24-hour business center, complimentary shuttle service to and from the San Francisco International Airport and primary location to Sierra Point Office Park as well as area attractions, including; Fishermans Wharf, Lombard Street, Union Square, Chinatown, AT&T Park and Cow Palace. The DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel has 4,200 square feet of flexible meeting space throughout five meeting rooms and one ballroom. Full service catering options are available through the professional and experienced sales department. Guests can also enjoy Mediterranean inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the on-site Xebec Restaurant. The DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North hotel is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, Colorado.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The companys current portfolio entails 45 hotels with over 7,000 rooms nationwide. This diverse listing of properties includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at http://www.SBCOS.com.







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Florida Apartment Association Announces Priorities for 2015 State Legislative Session

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

Funding for affordable housing programs, regulation of apartment maintenance workers, and potential expansion of protected classes of citizens are among the topics the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) plans to address with legislators prior to the opening of the 2015 legislative session. FAA representatives plan to meet with legislators at the organizations annual Legislative Days conference Feb. 17 and 18.

Supporting Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund

This year, more than ever, the FAA considers continued funding of the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund an important priority, said Glenn Evers, chairman of FAAs Government Affairs Council and Legislative Committee. Already over the past few years, he explained, funds have been redirected into the general fund instead of going toward loans to renovate and retrofit apartment communities for Floridas elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable populations, for example. Then in November, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state constitution allocating a portion of document stamp taxes to land and water conservation. In order to protect affordable housing programs, they need the full allocation of the Sadowski Trust Fund money.

FAA recently became one of the 30 diverse organizations that make up the Sadowski Coalition, which estimates that putting the estimated $ 245.33 million in the state and local housing trust funds in fiscal year 2015-16 into Floridas housing programs will create 24,820 jobs and $ 2.5 billion in positive economic impact in Florida.

Supporting Expansion of Scope of Work Performed by Maintenance Workers

Under Florida State Law (Unlicensed Maintenance), apartment maintenance workers are prohibited from performing many basic repairs. FAA proposes that law be revised to permit workers holding a Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) to perform these types of repairs. The certification program includes more than 90 hours of coursework and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private nonprofit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

The maintenance work were talking about includes repairs many homeowners do themselves or hire a handyman to perform, explained Courtney Barnard, FAAs government affairs director. Allowing trained and certified apartment maintenance workers to carry out these repairs means the work can get done faster and more cost-effectively. Thats a win-win for owners and residents alike.

Opposing the Creation of Additional Protected Classes

Federal and state fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on factors such as race, color, religion, national origin, gender, and disability. The FAA fully supports compliance with these laws, and offers members educational programs and other resources.

The FAA is concerned that adding certain protected classes, such as people with criminal records, could pose liability and safety issues.

Residents want to feel safe in their homes, and of course apartment community owners must take steps to protect their communities, Barnard said. Background checks including arrest records and criminal convictions are important tools to do just that.

Future Efforts

The FAA will pursue an academic study of insurance liability issues to assess what steps can be taken to create a more affordable insurance market for apartment communities. The results of the study will help FAA prepare for legislative efforts in 2016 and beyond.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA APARTMENT ASSOCIATION

The Florida Apartment Association is a federation of associations representing and advocating the interests of the Florida multifamily rental housing industry.

Since 1971, the Florida Apartment Association has worked to ensure high property management standards and resident satisfaction and safety in Florida. Volunteer leaders from throughout the state meet quarterly to discuss issues and challenges facing the multifamily housing sector.

As a federation, FAA serves as an umbrella organization linking 11 independent local associations. The FAA and the local associations also provide professional development, networking, and other opportunities for multifamily housing professionals.

FAA represents more than 415,000 apartment homes in Florida. Constituencies include apartment communities new and old, urban and rural, luxury and affordable, privately developed and state tax-assisted, large management companies and small individual owners, assisted living facilities for seniors and corporate housing for busy businesspeople. FAA does not represent condominiums, hotels, motels, and other transient housing. In addition, it is purely a voluntary organization: Not all apartment owners, particularly small individual owners and geographical areas remote from the main city centers, are members of FAA.

Local associations have their own independent boards of directors and activities. FAA and each local association also belong to the National Apartment Association.







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The Hermitage Club Announces Plans to Build Luxurious Hotel Hermitage A Full Service Condominium Hotel For Members and Their Guests


Wilmington, VT (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

The Hermitage Club announced today that on March 29th, a reservation party will be held at the club, for the soon to be built Hotel Hermitage a luxurious 95 unit hotel/condominium that that is expected to be available to members and their guest by December 2016. Dale Ribaudo, senior vice president of the club said, The Hotel Hermitage was long in the initial development plan we needed outstanding accommodations for our members and their guests. Members can use the hotel condo as their primary residence while enjoying the year-round delights of the Hermitage Club. Or they can place their unit in our rental portfolio for significant revenue potential. The Hotel Hermitage is truly a once in a life time opportunity.

According to Jim Barnes, president of the Hermitage Club, The views from the new condo hotel will be second to none. The Hotel Hermitage is the next step in the evolution of The Hermitage Club as the premier ski destination in the Northeast. With heated and covered parking, direct access to the slopes, locker facilities, ski valet and so much more, the new facility will be luxury defined. The architect for Hotel Hermitage is San Francisco-based Bull Stockwell Allen, considered one of the most prominent luxury residence architect firms in the U.S.

The Hotel Hermitage will be located adjacent to the new 80,000 square foot post and beam and glass Clubhouse, which is the largest and most comprehensive member facility in North America. It includes multiple dining options, full fitness and spa opportunities, a family center with bowling and a 42-seat movie theater, a nursery, three locker rooms and a retail store. The Clubhouse is connected to the mountain via a 38-foot wide ski bridge, the largest in America. The reservation party on March 29 will be closed to the public until 2:00pm to allow members to make their selections. To obtain more information and to obtain a reservation number, call (802) 464-7734.

About The Hermitage Club

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a 1,400-acre enclave in the Deerfield Valley of Southern Vermont. The Club, located in the towns of West Dover and Wilmington, VT, provides members with four seasons of private mountain activities, luxury accommodations and a worry free, safe environment for families of all generations. The exclusive private club community celebrates the outdoors and family fun, with activities ranging from alpine skiing and boarding to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Club has also recently added a variety of summer water and mountain adventure activities including hiking, swimming and kayaking in addition to golfing at its 18-hole championship golf course.. The new clubhouse, combined with the residential construction taking place at The Club, qualifies as the largest real estate construction project in southern Vermont and has attracted the interest of those interested in Vermont ski resort real estate. The Hermitage Club is the fastest growing company in Vermont and was recently named to Inc. Magazines Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.







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