Author: Maralyn D. Hill

La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico Shines as a Bucket-List Destination for 2014

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *To download a Word version of the press release, please click here.  LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO SHINES AS A BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION FOR 2014  West coast residents can enjoy a world-class vacation without straying too far from home in the coming year   LA PAZ, MEXICO (December 20, 2013) – La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico has the upper hand when it comes to “off-the-beaten path” activities, offering visitors an unspoiled location, experiential adventures, and enriching cultural experiences. The authentic Mexican town is an under-the-radar gold mine for travelers, and more accessible than ever for West Coast residents with Aeromexico’s direct route from Los Angeles. While in the past cities like Paris, New York, and London were favorites among travelers, a 2013 study conducted by MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index indicates modern travelers have taken an exotic turn, giving way to a new list of must-see bucket-list destinations for 2014. La Paz, with it’s near perfect weather, pristine beaches, and off-the-radar atmosphere, fits the bill. Tucked away along the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, La Paz has managed to escape the crowds and become an oasis not only for travelers seeking rest and relaxation, but also for the adventurous vacationer in search of bucket-list worthy experiences. For The Adventurer Adventure is a big draw for experiential travelers who look to connect with the essence...

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Red Carnation Hotels Voted “The World’s Best Places To Stay” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2014

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2013 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Arnelle Kendall Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: Red Carnation Hotels Voted “The World’s Best Places To Stay” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2014       Every year, Condé Nast Traveler sets the gold standard for international hotels, resorts and cruise lines with its prestigious Gold List. Properties are rigorously screened and rated by thousands of readers before a select few are awarded inclusion. This year, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is proud to announce that three of their award-winning hotels in the United Kingdom have been honored in the 2014 Gold List: Ashford Castle , ’41’, and The Chesterfield Mayfair.“These awards are a tribute to our staff’s commitment and devotion to maintaining the highest possible standards,” said Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. “We thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for recognizing our efforts to provide our guests with an impeccable experience.”Ireland’s magnificent Ashford Castle once again earned a Gold List placement among “Ireland Hotels & Resorts.” Ashford Castle was also included in Condé Nast’s Platinum Circle , which celebrates consistent excellence in properties that have been included in the Gold List five years in a row. The former home of Ireland’s renowned Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a prominent property located on the shores of Lake Corrib against a breathtaking mountainous backdrop. Boasting one of the finest golf courses in the world, Ashford Castle is distinguished by its gorgeous gardens...

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The Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List Recognizes Auberge Saint-Antoine as One of the Top Hotels in the World

    The Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List Recognizes Auberge Saint-Antoine as One of the Top Hotels in the World   Quebec City, December 19th, 2013 – Achieving yet another accolade is renowned hotel Auberge Saint-Antoine, which has just been recognized inCondé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2014 as one of the top hotels in the world.   In addition, Auberge Saint-Antoine has also been included in the prestigiousPlatinum Circle, which recognizes consistency in excellence for properties who make the Gold List five years in a row.   “We are thrilled that Auberge Saint-Antoine has been given an award of such prestige,” says Jean-Louis Souman, General Manager of the hotel. “To be included amongst these other incredibly luxurious hotels across the globe brings us great pride, and is further recognition that Quebec City is a premier destination.”   Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List is announced annually and identifies the best of the best of hotels, resorts and cruise lines. Approximately 80,000 of the world’s most discerning travelers produced a final selection by participating in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Survey.   Congratulations to Auberge Saint-Antoine!   About Auberge Saint-Antoine: Located in the heart of the Old Port, Auberge Saint-Antoine offers guests historical décor and atmosphere, coupled with excellent and friendly service. The hotel is a member of Relais & Châteaux. Built on a major archaeological site, Auberge Saint-Antoine proudly displays artefacts...

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Dance as a Universal Language – Heidelberg, The City of Dance

Press Release Heidelberg Marketing GmbH Dance as a universal language – Heidelberg, the city of dance The first Tanzbiennale 2014 presents contemporary dance of the highest standard Heidelberg, December 16, 2013 –  Enthusiasm for contemporary dance has been kindled in Heidelberg – the city is now aiming to become the city of dance. „We want ‘Heidelberg’ to be synonymous with ‘dance’”, is how Nanine Linning, Artistic Director of the Dance Company at the Heidelberg Theater, formulates this ambition. The first Tanzbiennale Heidelberg, which is to be held from February 21st to March 2nd 2014, marks the initial step towards achieving this objective. Over the ten days of the event, a collaboration between the independent „UnterwegsTheater” and the “Theater und Orchester Heidelberg” will reveal just how varied contemporary dance can be. The public will be treated to the whole spectrum of modern dance as interpreted by internationally renowned choreographers, as well as young, as yet unknown regional artists. . „Dance is an art form that goes beyond the constraints of language and brings people together. It is a universal language. It’s fantastic for Heidelberg to be able to host this absolute pinnacle of modern dance with performers from Germany and abroad – yet another aspect of its culture that makes Heidelberg rather special”, enthused Dr. Eckart Würzner, mayor of the city of Heidelberg. . Dance is moving the people of Heidelberg –...

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Mesa City Limitless – Cubs Packages, Special Events and More

HOTELS RESTAURANTS CALENDAR DIRECTIONS DECEMBER, 2013 NEWS AND NOTES FORWARD TO A FRIEND MANAGE YOUR PREFERENCES SUBSCRIBE TO VISIT MESA BLOG DOWNLOAD VISITORS GUIDE Hello from Mesa, Arizona A gateway to one of the most dynamic regions in the country. A gateway to discovery and adventure – A to Z. Throughout our history and now a city on the move, Mesa is about limitless possibilities and opportunities for all visitors. A city that knows no bounds: from urban to rural, mountain peak to desert floor, arts and culture to sports and immeasurable outdoor recreation. Mesa City “Limitless”, featuring Weird is the New Cool Our three minute destination video connects Mesa’s authentic travel experiences with everyone who is seeking respite this winter in the Sonoran Desert. Visit Mesa called upon Weird is the New Cool, a popular band with a rapidly growing fan base, and commissioned lead singer and Mesa native Kyle Collins to pen an original anthem about ‘a city so limitless’.  > >see it now Batter up! A Whole New Ballgame for Cubs Fans this Spring – Book Now! From far and wide, baseball fans flock to Mesa, Arizona each March to enjoy Chicago Cubs spring training, not to mention the great weather. With Cactus League Spring Training officially kicking off February 27, would-be travelers should know that now is the best time to plan a baseball pilgrimage to Mesa....

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