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Newport, RI, Gift Certificates Feature Getaway Discounts With 20% Savings On Top Luxury Newport, Rhode Island, Bed And Breakfast Inns

Newport, Rhode Island (PRWEB) December 4, 2009

Newport, Rhode Island?s leading luxury bed and breakfast group, the Legendary Inns of Newport, has unveiled a unique holiday gift certificate program that rewards guests with built-in reservation discounts of up to 20% for getaways next year to its deluxe Newport B&B inns.

In addition, all gift certificate purchasers of $ 275 and above, are entered into a drawing to win a Grand Romance Package, which features Veuve Cliquot Champagne, artisanal chocolates, a dozen roses, and a sensuous, bath bar collection from Farmaesthetics all organic Sustainable Beauty line. In all, a $ 170 value.

?This is the ultimate Newport, RI, getaway gift this year ? and next. It?s a holiday gift with luxury and value,” said General Manager Winthrop Baker. ?Everyone who buys a gift certificate of $ 495 or more, is awarded the ability to make one reservation through next June, with a discount up to a 20%, weekends included.?

The discounted rates are on a sliding scale, depending on the date of the reservation. From December 4, 2009 to March 31, 2010, guests save 20% off a weekday reservation and 15% off the weekend. April 1 to May 31, 2010, the weekday discount is 15% and the weekend is 10%. In June, weekday reservations save 10%, and weekends 5%.

Each Holiday Gift Certificate of $ 495 or above, is eligible for one discount reservation to Newport, RI’s Legendary Inns. All travel must be completed by June 30, 2010. Legendary Inns Gift Certificates have no expiration date and are usable at all Legendary Inns of Newport. Gift Certificate reservations can only be booked by phone. Cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or discounts. Most holiday weekends are excluded.

The Legendary Inns of Newport is a distinguished group of three luxury bed and breakfast inns located in Oceanside Newport, RI. All set in historic, Victorian homes, they have been meticulously restored and represent a unique blend of Newport?s heritage with today?s finest modern amenities. The group is known for its grand style, warm hospitality, and refined elegance. The trio includes Cliffside Inn, Adele Turner Inn, and Abigail Stoneman Inn. Cliffside and Abigail Stoneman are Rhode Island?s first B&Bs to be awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award. For more information about the luxury Newport RI inn group check our media website.

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African Sun Welcomes Barack Obama to Holiday Inn Accra Airport in Ghana

Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) July 16, 2009

Pan-African hospitality group, African Sun Limited, is proud to announce that Barack Obama, the president of the United States of America, has chosen to stay at its Holiday Inn, Accra Airport property during his first African state visit to Ghana on the 10th and 11th of July.

President Obama and his family made our Presidential Suite, Suite 509, his ‘home away from home’ and his daughter Sasha remarked on the suite and said it was a ‘cool’ room. Our staff was thrilled to have the Obamas staying with us and to have the opportunity to serve such a venerable head of state,” said Mr Bruce Potter, General Manager of Holiday Inn Accra Airport.

Shingi Munyeza, Group Chief Executive added “Barack Obama chose to stay at the Holiday Inn Accra Airport because of its position, great facilities and world-class service.” “We are honoured that from 10 July to 11 July, he and his family were shown the true ‘African Sun’ experience and we look forward to welcoming them to any of our other properties whether they be in Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana or South Africa.”

Holiday Inn Accra Airport is African Sun’s flagship property in Ghana. The hotel is located only one kilometre away from Kotoka International Airport, boasts 2 presidential suites, 14 deluxe rooms, 48 executive rooms, 14 deluxe rooms and 98 standard rooms. Conferencing facilities catering for up to 450 delegates are also available.

African Sun Limited is the fastest growing hospitality group on the continent. The group boasts several other high-profile properties in its portfolio such as the award winning Grace Hotel in Johannesburg, The Victoria Falls Hotel (a member of the Leading Hotels of the World) in Zimbabwe and Obudu Mountain Resort in Nigeria. The group’s interests cover all sectors of the hospitality industry from luxury resorts, to urban boutique hotels, city hotels and lodges. As well as having its own brands, namely Mulberry, Platinum, Amber, Adrenal-Inn, My Place and The Kingdom resort brand, African Sun also manages and operates Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) affiliated brands such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn to gain a foothold in new markets where these brands are familiar.

If you would like to know more about African Sun Limited or any of its properties, please go to African Sun


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Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 6, 2009

Military travel website, celebrated its official website launch on Thursday, October 1, 2009. The first website of its kind, is the largest collection of military travel discounts found anywhere (online or in print). Currently there are over 800 discounts listed, many of which are exclusive to, with more coming every day. With the cooperation of the travel industry, offers its readers the most extensive collection of travel discounts for members of the armed forces. Discounts can be found for almost every state in the United States and many foreign countries. In addition to the large collection of travel discounts, the site also includes recommendations on where to travel, where to stay and what not to leave home without. There is no charge to access the site.

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Holiday Inn Express fire

Fire ravages the Holiday Inn Express in Pekin, IL on Oct. 23, 2009.
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Holiday Inn Fargo Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

Fargo, ND (Vocus) May 6, 2010

Holiday Inn Fargo becomes one of 1st lodging properties in Fargo, ND to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 2 hotels in Fargo ( have been rated environmentally friendly, and Holiday Inn Fargo is one of 1st lodging properties to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by The property earned 2 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a “Good” rating.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives. Richard Varner, founder of states: “Holiday Inn Fargo earned their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating by implementing recycling, energy and water conservation measures and becomes the second lodging property to earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating in Fargo. We are starting to see momentum in the Plain States with hotels becoming more proactive in their greening efforts.”

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: an on-site Green Team has been created – energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting – sheets reuse option for multiple night stays – towels reuse option for multiple night stays – eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public – water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures – recycle containers are located around the property common areas – reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items – recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized – environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning – the entire property is non-smoking – cotton bedding and towels (non-synthetic) are utilized – plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Holiday Inn Fargo Environmental Self-Audit (

Hotels in North Dakota are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Holiday Inn Fargo one other hotel has recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. North Dakota lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include the Country Inn Suites Fargo.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Holiday Inn Fargo is the second Fargo lodging property to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.

For additional information about Holiday Inn Fargo contact them at 877-282-2700 or visit

To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit


With iStayGreen’s rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 4,500 already Green Eco-Leaf Rated, it’s easy for anyone to quickly locate and compare “Green” lodging worldwide. To earn a Green Eco-Leaf Rating, hotels must complete a thorough self-audit, and then are rated based on their eco-initiatives. The site also provides an effective way for hotel owners and operators to promote all of the good “Green” things they are doing. Visitors to the site can create their own profiles, add friends, recommend properties, upload photos, form groups, create and respond to forum threads, make reservations, and add comments and reviews to hotel profiles.


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