Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Kick Start Your New Year Resolution With Raffles Dubai

KICK START YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION WITH RAFFLES DUBAI   SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND ORGANIC VEGETABLES AT FIRE & ICE   After the indulgences of the Festive Season, kick start your New Year’s resolution at Fire & Ice. From January 1st till January 31st, Fire & Ice is delighted to offer healthy and sustainable seafood from around the world paired with seasonal organic vegetables freshly grown in the region.   Renowned for their superior quality and sustainability, guests can choose fromFarmed Sea Bass from the Mediterranean waters of Greece and Turkey, Wild Arctic Char a cold-water fish known for its rich taste and flavor similar to trout and salmon,Wild Pacific Halibut with diamond-shaped elongated bodies found on the continental shelf of the North Pacific Ocean and Umami Oysters that are intensively savory, sweet and creamy. Combine the delectable seafood specialties with your choice of freshly grown organic vegetables such as Truffled Sweet Potato Gratin, Honey Black Pepper Glazed Pumpkin with Pomegranate and Pinenuts and Organic Mesclun Salad with Fresh Herbs and Seasonal Vegetables.   Fire & Ice, with its dark wood and earth tones, exude a cozy atmosphere, reminiscent of the New York Meatpacking District. With special seasonal offers each month, Fire & Ice is the perfect place to enjoy succulent cuts of meat prepared in a variety of ways to your liking and great fresh seafood specialties. The restaurant was awarded theWine Spectator’s 2013 Best of Award of Excellence; offering a wine list of more than 700 wines, with...

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Give the Perfect Holiday Gift with Insight Vacations

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2013 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Arnelle Kendall Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: Give the Perfect Holiday Gift with Insight Vacations ~ Save up to $2,109* per Couple with Early Payment Discounts ~   Are you still looking for the perfect holiday gift? That incredibly special gift that won’t get returned and will be remembered forever? Rest assured that a fabulous Insight Vacations tour to one of North America’s gorgeous destinations is a splendid surprised gift that your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime. And for a short time, Insight Vacations’ fabulous Early Payment Discounts will save 7.5%  on an unforgettable North America vacation. When you book and pay in full by January 31, 2014, you can save up to an incredible $2,109* per couple.Do you know someone special who dreams of hiking the inspiring trails of the Grand Canyon? Dancing to Dixieland Jazz? Traveling by Rocky Mountaineer train through the spectacular scenery of Western Canada? Perhaps just sunning themselves on the golden shores of Hawaii ? Any fantasy is yours to give this holiday season – and maybe they’ll invite you along!When you give the gift of an Insight Vacation, you know that your loved ones will enjoy the greatest tour value with the inclusion of spectacular Signature Experiences. Insight’s wide range of complimentary excursions ensures you are always entertained and enveloped in each destination’s unique culture. Insight’s Signature Hotels are meticulously selected to provide guests with the most luxurious...

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Experience Cape Town’s Scenic Beauty and an Unforgettable African Safari with Lion World Travel

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2013 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Arnelle Kendall Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: arnelle.kendall@travcorpusa.comContact: Sara Verk Marketing, Lion World Travel Telephone: 1-416-920-5466 Email: Experience Cape Town’s Scenic Beauty and an Unforgettable African Safari with Lion World Travel Aerial view of Cape Town Photo Credit – Tania Banks   Lion World Travel has created an exceptional safari vacation, Classic South Africa, venturing deep into the heart of Cape Town and its picturesque beauty and renowned restaurants. Travel + Leisure recently voted Cape Town as the #1 “Top City in Africa and the Middle East” in their 2013 World’s Best Awards, and Classic South Africa provides the best of what the city has to offer . The tour then departs Cape Town to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, showcasing its spectacular landscape and kaleidoscope of wildlife.This 10-day trip, starting at $2,999*, includes taxes and fuel surcharges from New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. A valuable feature of this safari is that Lion World Travel is waiving their single supplement, and solo travelers do not pay more for double occupancy rooms based on limited availability.Guests spend four nights at the deluxe Commodore Hotel, situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This exciting area is Cape Town’s center of activity with a variety of stores, restaurants and bars. An additional three nights are spent in absolute comfort at the five-star Ivory Tree Lodge where guests observe a unique overlap of mammals, birds and regional vegetation. This Classic South Africa package includes: Roundtrip, international, economy airfare...

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Sandi Phala wins Blissful Beach Award at the 2013 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Press release 4 December 2013     SANDI PHALA WINS BLISSFUL BEACH AWARD AT THE 2013 WORLD BOUTIQUE HOTEL AWARDS The Sandi Phala, an 11-suite luxury boutique property in Bali, Indonesia, was announced as a winner of the Blissful Beach Category, at the 2013 World Boutique Hotel Awards. The glittering awards ceremony held on 28th November at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London, brought together an array of boutique hoteliers, press, and industry insiders from Australia, Belgium, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, and Vietnam.   The shortlisted hotels were judged by an international panel of leading hospitality experts across nine travel sectors. “We are incredibly honoured and proud to have been selected by the judges as one of the four winners of the Blissful Beach Award category,” says General Manager, Krisna Wati, who accepted the award on behalf of Sandi Phala.   “Our boutique hotel strives to create the ultimate tranquillity for guests, set within of the most pristine stretches of beach in Bali, as well as offering the truest form of genuine Balinese hospitality,” says Wati. ENDS   For further information, rates or high res images please contact: Leila Stocker Turtle PR @Turtle_PR About the Sandi Phala Hotel: The Sandi Pala hotel is a couples-only, 11-suite luxury boutique hotel, located on one the...

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Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces Ambitious New Craft Spirits Plan

Contact:Kristin HettermannDirector of Communications 808-205-4767   ### FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ### Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces Ambitious New Craft Spirits Plan: Producers of Organic Ocean Vodka to Expand into Rums, Whiskies, Bourbons and Organic Liqueurs (Maui, Hawaii) December 4, 2013 – Hawaii Sea Spirits announced an ambitious plan for several new craft spirit offerings to complement its award-winning organic Ocean Vodka.  All products will be produced at their state-of-the-art, solar powered craft distillery and organic farm in Kula, Maui, Hawaii. Product expansion plans include: •          White, Gold and Oak-Aged Dark Rums •          Hand-Crafted American Whiskies including: White Dog Whiskey (Hawaii Moonshine), American Oak-Aged Whiskey, American Bourbons Aged for a Minimum of Three Years •          A New Line of Hawaii-Inspired Liqueurs “Our newly expanded craft distillery gives us the ability to produce a variety of new spirits,” said CEO Shay Smith.  “We have so many wonderful resources here in Hawaii to create truly unique offerings for the rapidly growing craft spirits market.” Current annual production capacity at Hawaii Sea Spirits is 200,000 9L cases.  Ocean Vodka is currently sold in 36 states and Canada. For more info, please visit  Contact Kristin Hettermann at 808-205-4767 for pictures, interviews and any additional needs.  High-resolution images and logos can be accessed here: About Hawaii Sea Spirits, LLC Hawaii Sea Spirits is the maker of Ocean Vodka, a 100% certified USDA Organic, gluten-free vodka made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water,...

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