Category Archives: Airlines

Partnership Creates Nikki Beach Hotels

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino recently announced that it has teamed up with Nikki Beach, a leading lifestyle and entertainment brand, to open a variety of Nikki Beach designed, branded and managed hotel facilities and entertainment venues in Reno, Nev. Plans call for a five-star Nikki Beach Hotel to occupy the top three floors…

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Nuevo Vallarta Resort In Top 100 Luxury Hotels

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa, an all-inclusive resort located in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, was chosen as one of the Top 100 Best Luxury Hotels in the world by TripAdvisor in its 2006 Travelers Choice awards. Travelers’ Choice winners are selected by millions of travelers who provide reviews or opinions on the company’s Web site….

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On The Horizon

Beginning April 8, Horizon Air will use larger aircraft, but reduce the number of flights, between Seattle and Victoria, BC. The expanded aircraft will boost the overall number of seats on the route by 43 percent. The current schedule of seven daily flights with the 37-seat plane will be replaced with four daily services on…

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Hot Bites

Should you be considering some of the hottest trends in menu-planning, put aside low-carb and start thinking organic produce, bottled water and bite-size goodies. In a National Restaurant Association “What’s Hot and What’s Not” survey, 1,146 chefs across the country rated a variety of food items “hot” or “cool/passé.”  Here is what you can expect…

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It’s Easy Being Green

It’s no secret that the green movement is here to stay in the hospitality industry. But with innovative programs, energy-efficient facilities and educational activities, hotels and resorts in the West are reaping the rewards—literally. In British Columbia, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort & Spa was one of nine hotels worldwide recently recognized by Preferred Hotel Group…

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Diamonds That Sparkle

Over the last two years, members of Associated Luxury Hotels have made sound investments in their future with more than $1 billion in renovations that will help maintain their Four- and Five-Diamond status. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, located near Ventura, Calif., recently finished a $90-million makeover, which encompassed 308 new guest rooms, a…

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Mexican Embassy

Embassy Suites Hotels recently announced the opening of the brand’s first property in Mexico—and the first upscale, all-suite hotel in Mexico City—the Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City-Reforma. Located in the heart of the city’s financial district, the 162-suite boutique hotel offers a full-service business center, high-speed Internet in each of the suites and three function…

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Western Winter Wonderlands

If you’re planning to hit the slopes for an upcoming meeting, you’ll have a hard time beating ski destinations in the West. According to a recent Travelzoo subscriber survey, eight of the country’s top 10 winter recreation destinations are in the Smart Meetings’ region, ranked for their abundance and quality of skiing and nonskiing activities….

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Nonstop Hopping

Starting in March 2007, your group will have more ways to attend a meeting in the West. Southwest Airlines recently announced a brand-new route between Reno/Lake Tahoe and San Diego, as well as additional flights to several other existing routes in the West. Included with the new service is an additional daily nonstop roundtrip between…

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