Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort and Spa Recognized At Hyatt 2011 Sales And Catering Awards

Clearwater Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2012

At the recently held Hyatt 2011 Annual Awards, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, the newest luxury beach resort on Floridas Gulf Coast, received an impressive six nominations and took home two top awards: Director of Catering and Convention Services of the Year and Controller of the Year.

Selected from more than 130 directors in their individual fields, Andrea Honan and Veronica Modeste were named the Director of Catering and Convention Services of the Year and Controller of the Year, respectively. Director of Sales and Marketing Nancy Longstreth was also named a finalist in her category, placing Honan, Modeste and Longstreth in the top five percent of their fields. Honan and Longstreth have been finalists at the Hyatt Annual Awards for the two consecutive years since the resorts opening in February 2010.

The resort additionally received nominations in three other categories: Marketing and Sales Team of the Year; Catering and Convention Services Team of the Year; and Accounting Team of the Year.

We are so proud of Andrea, Veronica, Nancy and their teams for receiving these prestigious nominations, said General Manager Brian Kramer. They truly represent the best of the best in our industry and have helped position the resort as a leader in hospitality and tourism.

The AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa serves as the centerpiece of the citys new Beach Walk, a $ 30 million revitalization project that has brought a half-mile of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment to Clearwater Beach. Having raised the bar for luxury and service in the destination, the resort has earned many awards and accolades: the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award; the four green keys designation by the Green Key Eco-rating Program; the 2011 ConventionSouth Readers Choice Award; the 2011 Brides Choice Award by Wedding Wire; the Floridas Best Companies to Work For List by Florida Trend; the 2011 Large Business of the Year Award by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce; and TripAdvisors 2011 Certificate of Excellence, among others.

Hi-res resort images and executive headshots are available upon request. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234.

About Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa features 250 guest suites that blend tropical elegance with a luxurious, carefree experience on Floridas west coast. Breathtaking Gulf views provide the backdrop for expansive floor plans for deluxe one- and two-bedroom suites. Each suite features fully equipped kitchens and balconies or rooftop terraces. Guests can enjoy a variety of upscale amenities such as a resort swimming pool deck with 20 air-conditioned poolside cabanas and a childrens pool area, a spa pool area on the 16th floor and multiple dining options, including the resorts signature seafood grill SHOR. Other amenities include the eco-friendly Sandava Spa and Camp Hyatt Kids Club, along with 12,000 square feet of indoor and 20,000 square feet of outdoor function space for premier beachside events. For more information or reservations, please visit, Like us on Facebook at or follow us @HyattClearwater.

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando Debuts on Prestigious Readers Choice Awards Surveys in Cond

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Waldorf Astoria Orlando has been named one of the top hotels in the United States and Canada by the discerning readers of Cond

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The Copper Beech Inn Receives “Best Of” Awards

Essex, CT (PRWEB) January 5, 2007

The Copper Beech Inn announced today that it was designated “Most Romantic – Statewide” by Connecticut Magazine for the fifth consecutive year, and was also awarded the “Best New Restaurant” honor for its new casual dining addition, Brasserie Pip.

The Inn, an 1880′s Victorian, is located in Ivoryton — one of three picturesque villages that make up the town of Essex. Just minutes from the scenic Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound shoreline, the Four-Star Inn, along with its award-winning AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, is just a two-hour drive from New York City and Boston.

The Copper Beech Inn’s proprietor, Ian S. Phillips, stated, “We are honored to receive these prestigious designations by Connecticut Magazine, and are particularly delighted that Brasserie Pip, just opened in July of 2006, has already received accolades. It has been an exciting year for The Copper Beech Inn.”

The historic property features recently restored guest rooms and luxury suites. Tastefully appointed with period antiques, oriental rugs, richly textured upholstery and fabrics, and marble tiled bathrooms, the decor brings comfort and classic European sophistication to the grand estate.

The Inn’s highly acclaimed restaurant, headed by Executive Chef Henri Laaksonen (formerly of Toppers at the Wauwinet and The Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT), features distinctive dining rooms with a seasonal French Country menu complemented by wine from the 5,000+-bottle award-winning wine cellar.

Named by Connecticut Magazine as “Best in State” and the recipient of the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence,” The Copper Beech Inn is a former estate home with turn of the century charm combined with luxurious 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.

The award-winning main restaurant at The Copper Beech Inn serves dinner daily, from 5:30 p.m., except Monday. Brasserie Pip is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Additionally, The Inn also accommodates both large and small groups for events such as weddings, holiday parties, private luncheons, board meetings and 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 Ian S. Phillips – (860) 395.5499. You may also visit the Inn’s website at


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Freddie Awards To Return in 2012

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

Originally introduced by Petersen in 1988, the Freddie Awards were the first to bestow honors based on loyalty program member votes. The famously obelisk shaped crystal awards, utilized by many airline and hotel programs in their advertising, were hand delivered to the recipients by Petersen himself until 1998, when the first Freddie Award ceremony was held in New York City. With hundreds of thousands of travelers participating in the balloting, the Freddes were truly the voice of the frequent traveler.

?It was deeply disappointing when I made the decision to discontinue the Freddie Awards after the 2009 ceremony,? said Petersen. ?But today I feel a great sense of joy and certainly relief as the Freddies are set to make their return with a promise to be better than ever before.?

As a result of this agreement, the Frequent Traveler Awards, an event previously produced by the FTEF will be discontinued.

?Our driving motivation for introducing the Frequent Traveler Awards was to continue the amazing legacy established by the Freddie Awards,? said Tommy Danielsen, President of FTEF. ?This agreement is a testament to our belief that there is no better way to preserve the legacy of the Freddies than by reviving the original, and we couldn?t be more thrilled to be a part of it.?

Development of an updated Freddie Awards Web site and balloting interface has already begun. A Freddie Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for April 2012 in New York.

About the Freddie Awards

The original Freddie Awards were founded by frequent flyer guru Randy Petersen in 1988 as a way to give voice to the frequent traveler and to recognize the most popular travel loyalty programs. The awards, held from 1988-2009, were inspired by Sir Freddie Laker, who in 1978 was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to commercial aviation and the British economy. Known for his pioneering marketing ideas within the travel industry in the 1970s, Laker founded Britain’s first all-jet air carrier, Laker Airways Limited. He also founded the “SKYTRAIN” service, which revolutionized the airline industry by offering no-reservation, low-cost air service. The aviation industry and the world lost a great pioneer when Sir Freddie Laker, the namesake of the Freddie Awards, died on Feb. 9, 2006.

About the Frequent Traveler Education Foundation

Founded in 2010, the Frequent Traveler Education Foundation (FTEF) represents the collaboration of travelers with a passion for loyalty programs and a desire to honor and thank the very best programs for the value that they bring to their members. The FTEF hosted the first Frequent Traveler Awards in Houston in 2010 and in New York in 2011. Over one million individuals participated in voting for the 2011 awards. In addition to collaborating with the Freddie Awards, the FTEF produces educational events for the traveling public.


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