The Chancellor Hotel Announces Grand Opening


Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

The Chancellor Hotel will open for business on Friday, September 14, 2012. The hotel has been warmly received by the local community and advance bookings for the first four weeks of operation are already pacing at a strong 80% occupancy.

The renovation of Fayettevilles only city center hotel is progressing on schedule. The complete top-to-bottom redesign and renovation includes the replacement and updating of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as all furniture, fixtures and equipment. The hotel will feature a completely updated fa

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London 2012 Announces Schoolchildren Welcome the Final Historic Coubertin Oaks to the Olympic Village


(PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Students from Get Set Network schools joined Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins, at the Olympic and Paralympic Village to welcome the arrival of the final three Coubertin Oak trees, as enthusiasm ramps up ahead of the Games.


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52 students from Get Set Network schools and colleges were at the Village to mark the end of the Coubertin Oaks project. The project, which launched on 100 Days To Go, saw 40 oak trees planted in a ribbon between William Brookes School in Much Wenlock and the Olympic Park. The trees originated from acorns from an oak planted in 1890 during the visit of the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, Pierre de Coubertin, to the Wenlock Olympian Games.

The Coubertin Oaks, have played a monumental part in the London 2012 programme, as the project originated from the bid to host the Games. London’s vision has been described as having many parallels with Pierre De Coubertin’s own Olympic vision; placing sport and athletes at the heart of the Games, along with young people and a strong focus on culture and education. The project has also been awarded a London 2012 Inspire Mark, which recognises exceptional projects that use the Games as the inspiration to make real and lasting change.

The Get Set network of schools and colleges involved is a special community that have demonstrated a commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values, using the Games to inspire learners of all ages and abilities to get involved.

Chris Collins, the BBC’s Blue Peter gardener helped mark the completion of the project by lending an expert hand to place the oaks and educate the students on the importance of trees. Also at the event was former Paralympic athlete and Director of Paralympic Integration, Chris Holmes, as well as key figures in the project, Pam Warhurst, Chair of the Forestry Commission, Nick Fuller, Head of Education, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and Bill Morris, Director of Ceremonies, LOCOG.

The students were also invited for a tour of the athletes village, to see inside the apartments and visit the green lung of the Village which is based on a typical British village green.

London 2012 made a commitment to biodiversity as one of its sustainability commitments and the planting of trees is symbolic in this. The Oaks are an addition to the 2,000 semi mature trees in the Village and a further 2,000 semi mature trees in the Olympic Parklands. To add to the biodiversity commitment, the Olympic Park contains over 300,000 wetland plants and more than ten football fields worth of nectar-rich annual and perennial meadows and is the largest new urban parkland in Europe for 150 years.

Chris Collins, Blue Peter gardener, said: “The Olympic Park is a demonstration of regeneration on a mass scale. The addition of the final Coubertin Oak trees remind us of the legacy that trees create, they will outlive us all and continue to bring enjoyment for many generations to come.

Brother and sister, Ellie and Isaac James, students from William Brookes School said: We are so excited to be here at the athletes village. We have had a lot of fun with the Coubertin Oaks project and its brilliant that we can see where the trees will end up.

Bill Morris, Director of Ceremonies, Education & Live Sites, LOCOG said: Education was at the heart of Coubertins Olympic vision, and in our bid we promised to use the London 2012 Games to inspire young people. 25,000 schools across the UK have now registered with Get Set, our education programme, and over 17,000 of those schools having gone on to join the Get Set Network. Through a wide and diverse range of activities, we are delivering on our promise. Its wonderful to see young people from Get Set Network schools at the heart of todays activity and playing a key part in a truly inspiring project.

Pam Warhurst, Chair of the Forestry Comission said: “We are delighted to be part of this project that connects the 2012 Games to its origin and involves schools in a green Olympic legacy.”

The project is being delivered by London 2012, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Forestry Commission, William Brookes School, Wenlock Olympian Society, Much Wenlock Tree Forum and the Woodland Trust. The Tree Council is also providing planting support to schools and UPS are leading on logistical support.

Note: On the Olympic and Paralympic Village only FSC certified timber was used.

Notes to editors:

For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.

The Official London 2012 Join In app is a free mobile guide to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. From the Olympic Torch Relay to the Olympics and Paralympics, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus all the cultural, city and community celebrations happening across the UK, the Official London 2012 Join In App is your essential companion. It is available now at app stores and at http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps/

Get Set

Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools and colleges across the UK. It provides free learning resources for 3-19 year olds to find out more about the Games and explore the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect, and the Paralympic Values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality. It also offers access to exciting prizes and opportunities through participation in competitions and partner programmes. There are over 23,500 schools and colleges registered with Get Set.

The Get Set network is the London 2012 reward and recognition scheme for the active community of schools and colleges across the UK that are demonstrating a commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Members of the network gain the right to use the London 2012 education logo, and are given priority access to the most exclusive prizes and opportunities. There are currently over 17400 members of the Get Set network. Visit http://www.london2012.com/getset for more information.

London 2012 Games partners

The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners – adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsburys and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.







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TravelandLeisureNews.com Announces Festivals and Events, May 1, 2012

Amherst, MA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012

Worlds Largest Beatles Tribute Festival to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, May 24-28, 2012

Louisville, Kentucky – Abbey Road on the River, North Americas largest and longest running Beatles tribute festival, will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-28, at the Belvedere Festival Park and Galt House Hotel & Suites, in Louisville, Kentucky. The five days of peace, love, and rock and roll will feature over 60 international bands performing on eight stages and 30,000 fans from all across the globe. Jefferson Starship will headline the event with a concert on Saturday, May 26th. Festival goers can also enjoy free guitar lessons, Beatles film screenings and presentations.

DETAILS: http://www.arotr.com

Hershey – Harrisburg Wine Country Announces Sweet Sensations of May: A Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Saturdays and Sundays just got a whole lot sweeter during the month of May in the Hershey-Harrisburg Pennsylvania region! The newly-formed Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country has dedicated the entire month to the marriage of wine and chocolate with their Sweet Sensations of May Wine Events. Nine award-winning wineries will pair their unique, handcrafted wines specifically with chocolates as guests enjoy every sip from their souvenir glasses. Tickets are $ 20.00 per person or $ 35.00 per couple. Designated drivers are free, as are their chocolates.

DETAILS: http://www.hersheyharrisburgwinecountry.com/signature-events/sweet-sensations-of-may, Phone: (717) 616-8228

Soups on at Great Chowder Cook-Off, June 2, Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island – Its that time of year again for the 31st Schweppes Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, to take place on Saturday, June 2nd at the Newport Yachting Center in historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island. The largest and longest running chowder championships in the country, the event features all-you-can-eat chowda from the nations best chefs who serve unlimited samples of their sumptuous creations to the thousands of chowder loving festival attendees who also act as judges. Tickets are $ 20.00, May 2nd through June 1st; $ 25.00 day of event, June 2nd. Children under 12 free with an adult. Phone: (401) 846-1600.

DETAILS: http://www.newportwaterfrontevents.com/great-chowder-cook-off

Californias Mountain Mandarin Festival Brings the Holidays to Your Table November 16-18, 2012

Newcastle, California – The Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, California, celebrates the new crop of delicious, Sierra Foothills Mandarin oranges the week before Thanksgiving. Area growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarin oranges accompanied by all the free samples. Includes a Mandarin recipe cooking contest, professional chef demonstrations, food, crafts and activities featuring the Mandarin orange, a Peel and Eat contest, live music and entertainment, and a childrens area.

DETAILS: http://www.mandarinfestival.com

Seattle, Washington, Chamber Music Society Summer Festival July 2-29, 2012

Seattle, Washington – Throughout the month of July, 2012, the Seattle Chamber Music Society presents concerts at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, in the heart of downtown Seattle. Artistic Director James Ehnes assembled a roster of 37 musicians who come together for these performances only. Artists include violinists Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, and Stefan Jackiw; violists Richard ONeill and Cynthia Phelps; cellists Edward Arron and Ronald Thomas; pianists Marc-Andr

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The Copper Beech Inn Announces New Website

(PRWEB) July 21, 2004

ESSEX, CT — The Copper Beech Inn announced today its newly redesigned website at http://www.CopperBeechInn.com.

The site offers improved navigation, new features, and a more user-friendly interface. New photography and artwork have all been updated as well, reflecting the Copper Beech Inn’s evolving improvements.

Copper Beech Inn Proprietor Ian S. Phillips stated, “In keeping with our philosophy to consistently improve and upgrade the Inn and its services, we are delighted to be able to bring a more easy-to-navigate, aesthetically pleasing web experience to our site’s visitors.”

Just a two-hour drive from New York City and Boston, The Copper Beech Inn is located in the Town of Essex, Connecticut, in the Lower Connecticut Valley. This region was hailed as “one of the 40 Last Great Places in the World” by The Nature Conservancy.

Recently named by Yankee Magazine Travel Guide as an Editor’s Choice, The Copper Beech Inn is a former estate home with turn of the century charm combined with modern conveniences. There are thirteen spacious guest rooms and suites with private baths in the Main House and Carriage House, some with fireplaces and whirlpool baths. New owners Ian and Barbara Phillips have restored, retrofitted and transformed the Inn – from the smallest details as wine glasses and silverware, to wallpaper, décor, and furnishings. The Inn’s crowning glory is the restaurant – receiving over 15 rave reviews over the past 18-months.

The restaurant at The Copper Beech Inn serves dinner daily, except Monday, from 5:30-10:00 PM. The Inn can also accommodate both large and small groups for events such as weddings, holiday parties, private luncheons, board meetings or corporate retreats and events. Wine dinners, artisan food tastings and culinary events are scheduled seasonally.

For further information, call toll-free (888) 809-2056 or phone (860) 767-0330.

For press inquires, contact Lisa Torch at DFM Public Relations at 678-443-8502.

You may visit the Inn’s new website at http://www.CopperBeechInn.com

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SMP Training Co. Announces New Publication Designed to Boost the Profits of Travel Agents

(PRWEB) March 25, 2010

Written in a down-to-earth style that the author calls his “no fluff – no theory” format, any travel agent will quickly grasp this collection of two-hundred and seventy three marketing ideas that the author has gathered over 45 years of working in the travel & tourism industry.

From outdoor signage to in-agency artwork and Facebook to booking more cruises there are enough ideas here to last several years. The ideas are listed in alpha numeric order and by page number making this resource book very handy to use and with a footprint of just 9x7x1 inches it’s easy to carry too.

The ‘no fluff-no theory’ style is short, sharp, to the point and with a humourous comment or two. Telling it like it is the author gives the reader many “missions if they choose to accept them”. He likes to think INSIDE the box – suggesting that few travel businesses ever make full use of their talents, skills, consortia tools or charge their true value for the experience they have to offer.

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Premier Inn Announces Expansion in the Middle East

London, UK (PRWEB) January 27, 2010

Premier Inn, the UK’s biggest hotel chain, has announced the expansion of its offering in the Middle East with the opening of its third hotel in the region.

The opening of the Premier Inn Dubai International Airport (http://global.premierinn.com/gcc/hotels/dubai-international-airport.action ) follows two successful openings in Dubai over the last 18 months, as well as the first Premier Inn hotel in Bangalore India (http://global.premierinn.com/in/hotels/bangalore-whitefield.action ) which opened towards the end of 2009.

Situated immediately opposite Dubai International Airport Terminals 1 and 3 and with a free shuttle bus circulating every 30 minutes, Premier Inn Dubai International Airport boasts 281 en-suite rooms, a restaurant, bar and Costa Coffee Shop as well as an al fresco refreshment area with pool table. The hotel also has a swimming pool and whirlpool bath.

Darroch Crawford, Managing Director of Premier Inn Middle East commented: “Following the success of the first two Premier Inns in the region, we’re really excited about the third Premier Inn opening. Premier Inn (http://www.premierinn.com/ ) has opened up the traditionally luxurious holiday destination of Dubai to those travellers who are looking for great value for money, making it an accessible exotic location for families and couples of all ages, as well as being a great value alternative for those travelling on business.”

The hotel operates under a strategic partnership with The Emirates Group, a relationship that was established to develop the Premier Inn brand within the Gulf region. The partnership began operating in 2008 when Premier Inn first introduced their high standard value hotel model into the Gulf market.

Plans are underway to continue to develop sites across the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Notes to Editors:

Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s largest hotel brand with 583 budget hotels and more than 40,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathroom, TV with Freeview, and WiFi internet access. Premier Inn offers customers a money-back ‘Good Night Guarantee’ of a good quality room, comfortable surroundings and friendly service, which is unique amongst Britain’s leading hotel chains. All Premier Inns feature a bar and restaurant; situated inside the hotel or adjacent, offering a wide range of food choices.

Premier Inn was the first Britain-wide hotel group to sign up with national tourist board VisitBritain meaning Premier Inn is now part of a new quality assessment scheme, specially created for budget accommodation.

In 2008 Premier Inn launched in Dubai and is now open in India. On a domestic front, Premier Inn is set to be the largest provider of budget hotels in London (http://www.premierinn.com/en/london-hotels.html ) by the 2012 Olympics.

For further media information, contact:

Lisa Rebak

Frank PR

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