SeaWorld Orlando launches Seven Seas Food Festival and partners with select Marriott brand hotels for discounts

March 7, 2017

SeaWordl has a 2017 promotion with select Marriott brand hotels.
(Photos courtesy of Marriott International)

SeaWorld Orlando has launched the inaugural Seven Seas Food Festival and has partnered with four Marriott brand hotels in Orlando to give special SeaWorld discounts and privileges to the hotels’ guests. The participating hotels are Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld, SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld and Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld.

According to a press release from Marriott International, the hotels’ guests will receive:

  • Complimentary front-of-the-line access at SeaWorld
  • Free scheduled transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Universal Orlando and Pointe Orlando
  • Complimentary access to the SeaWorld Rescue World Tour
  • 10 percent off dining at SeaWorld and Aquatica
  • 10 percent off merchandise purchases of $50 or more at SeaWorld and Aquatica
  • Early entry into SeaWorld on select days all summer.

Every Saturday from February 11 to May 13, 2017, SeaWorld Orlando will host the first Seven Seas Food Festival. Guests are invited to sample and savor cuisine from all over the world, as well as local craft beers. In addition, the park will showcase live performances from musical acts such as Grupo Mania and ZZ Top.

Eurail adds Eurostar to its membership group

January 5, 2017

Eurail, which provides rail service to 28 European countries, has added Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the U.K. with mainland Europe, to its membership group from 2017 onward. With the new partnership, Eurail Pass holders traveling on Eurostar will enjoy new special fares and greater availability of seat reservations.

Eurail Global and applicable Select and One Country Pass holders looking to discover multiple destinations as they hop on and off Europe’s rail network can secure Eurostar Pass holder fares from €30 one way in Standard class or €38 in Standard Premier with their Eurail Pass, making it easier to incorporate a high-speed journey under the Channel into their unique rail journey.

The fares will be available between London, Ebbsfleet and Ashford International and Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and Disneyland Paris.

Miami Airport Marriott offers 20 percent discount for reservations booked online

January 4, 2017

(Photos courtesy of Miami Airport Marriott)

Miami Airport Marriott is offering up to a 20 percent discount on reservations booked online until February 28, 2017, for a minimum two-night stay on any stay taking place at the hotel during December 20, 2016, to April 30, 2017. Reservations must be booked at least seven days in advance.

Located two miles from Miami International Airport, the hotel has 362 guest rooms, five suites, a fitness center, outdoor pool, three restaurants, three concierge levels and 16 meeting rooms totaling 17,878 square feet.

In addition,  the hotel has added a new in-room entertainment package to each of its accommodations. Visitors now have access to Internet TV,  allowing guests to stream their personal Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Pandora and YouTube accounts straight to the hotel’s flat-panel TVs. Additionally, a TED Talks channel will be available exclusively for Marriott guests, putting thousands of idea-inspiring speeches in more than 100 languages right at their fingertips. An interactive channel banner makes it simple to switch seamlessly between internet TV and regular cable channels, ensuring a user-friendly experience for all viewers.

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea celebrates 70th anniversary with discount packages

December 21, 2016

Hofsas House Hotel
(Photo courtesy of Hofsas House Hotel)

The Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017 with the following discount packages, according to a press release from Hofsas House Hotel:

Hofsas House Celebrates 70 Years

Celebrate Hofsas House Hotel’s 70th Anniversary — and Carmel-By-The-Sea’s 101st anniversary! — with our History Tour! Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting fairytale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens. Tour includes the book, “Stories of Old Carmel, a Centennial Tribute.” Cost is $25 per person. When booking, use promotion code: 70thANNI.

Third Night’s a Charm

At Hofsas House we know the third night’s a charm, so book three nights and get the third one-third off for a getaway that won’t end too soon. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply, please check our website for details. Valid through February, excluding holidays and AT&T golf tournament week. Mention code HHCHARM.

Golfer’s Delight

Book a stay at the Hofsas House and add a round of golf at one of the Monterey Peninsula’s best golf courses, the historic Quail Lodge Golf Club. Play an 18-hole round of golf for two, including shared cart and range balls for only $125 per person. Use promotion code: HHQUAIL.

Wine and Cheese Package

Choose from 14 different Carmel tasting rooms to taste Monterey County wines with the Wine Walk-by-the-Sea Wine Passport for $65. Includes $10 wine-tasting tickets to each of nine tasting rooms (a $90 value). Or enjoy our special wine and cheese package, a bottle of Monterey County wine and cheese from The Cheese Shop. for $30. Purchase these packages when booking your stay.

Tail-Wagging Package

Hofsas House is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary Doggie Welcome Package upon arrival that includes:

  • Hofsas House dog Frisbee
  • Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl
  • Special dog bed
  • Letter from Tank, our onsite Pet Concierge
  • Special dog amenities package
  • Tips and recommendations for your four-legged friends’ stay
  • Walking trail and hiking guide
  • A package of treats
  • Coastal Canine Magazine

Minimum two-night stay. $30 fee per night for one dog and $50 per night for two.

Take a Hike!

Experience Big Sur hiking trails, from tranquil walks to rugged hikes or take in magnificent Point Lobos State Park. After a day of hiking, guests can relax in the hotel’s heated swimming pool or enjoy the European dry saunas. Package includes a $25 gift certificate for Carmel’s Fifth Avenue Deli and a Hofsas House water bottle. Minimum two-night stay. Mention HHNature at booking.

Century 21 opens first store outside the Northeast

December 16, 2016
Century 21

Century 21,  a New York-based chain of retail stores that sells designer wear at discount prices, has opened its first location outside of the Northeast.  The 85,000-square foot store—which launched on December 16, 2016—is in Sunrise Florida,  at Sawgrass Mills, a Simon Center.

The Century 21 in Sunrise has departments for men, women,  children, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry,  cosmetics (including an in-store MAC Cosmetics) and home departments.  The store also has the C21-On-1 Stylist Program, providing guests the opportunity to book a free one-on-one appointment with a fashion stylist.  C21 has also partnered with LXR&Co. to offer an exclusive collection of vintage designer handbags, accessories, jewelry and watches.

The Sunrise location is one of several business expansions for Century 21. In October 2016, the retailer opened a location at City Point in Brooklyn, New York. In September 2016,  Century 21 teamed up with Alliance Data Systems Corporation for a long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services for Century 21. In 2018, Century 21 will open at the entertainment destination American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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