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Destination Hotels Welcomes the Hotel De Anza in San Jose, California

Destination Hotels & Resorts ~

We would like to take a moment to welcome the newest member of the Destination collection.  The historic Hotel De Anza is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel in downtown San Jose with classic architecture and modern luxury.

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Fall Wine Preview at La Cantera Resort

La Cantera Hill Country Resort ~

School is back in session and the holidays are around the corner, making now the perfect time to carve out a moment for yourself and enjoy a great bottle of wine!  Right now in Texas one of the best red wines to try comes straight from Texas and is made from Sangiovese red grapes, which also go in Chianti. Sangiovese is an ancient and DNA reveals that Sangiovese's ancestors are Ciliegiolo (from Tuscany) and Calabrese Montenuovo (an almost-extinct grape from the Calabria in Italy’s southern tip.)  This means that Sangiovese is a bonafied hot climate grape and it has a real knack for digging its roots into limestone and incorporating the minerality into its complex flavor profile. Here are two must-try fall wines we're featuring this month.

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Cheese Lovers Unite at the Colorado Cheese Festival

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center ~

Here at The Inverness, we are serious about our cheese.  Our hand-crafted recipes feature over fifteen different types of cheese, and The Inverness associates have come to the consensus that cheese is a team favorite.  So, imagine our excitement that the 5th annual Colorado Cheese Festival is only two weeks away! This September 28th, many cheese enthusiasts will be feasting on endless amounts of cheese at this amazing event in Longmont, Colorado.  Sit back and try to maintain your composure as we give you the lowdown on one of our favorite events of the year.

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September is National Yoga Month!

Stowe Mountain Lodge® ~

  Stowe Mountain Lodge is celebrating by offering complimentary yoga classes!

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Loving Local Food in Colorado

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center ~

Those who grow their own food will all agree that everything tastes better when you grow it yourself.  However, those of us living in more urban areas find it difficult to grow our own produce.  For us, the next best thing is finding out where our came from – it’s amazing how great food can taste when you are eating with a clear conscience.  At The Inverness Hotel in Denver, Colorado, we want to deliver the freshest ingredients while also supporting local farmers. We believe that our food simply tastes the best while we’re giving back to the state we love to call home. Read more to learn about the products grown locally that we are currently using.

Not only is locally sourced food important to us, but we strive to use locally grown seasonal products in all of our dishes. Here are some of our favorite local ingredients currently being featured on our menu!

 

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Get Ready for Blazing Pumpkins and Haunted Houses with Tarrytown House Estate’s Fall Packages in the Hudson Valley

Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center® ~

As the air gets crisp and the leaves begin to change, Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson, A Destination Hotel, is getting excited for fall in Westchester with special packages to celebrate the season.

 

The 26-acre hotel with 19th century mansions overlooking the Hudson River offers its “Blaze” package and “Horseman’s Hollow” package right in time for the fall season and Halloween.

 

As part of its “Blaze” package, guests can take advantage of Deluxe or King House accommodations, an American breakfast for two at the Biddle Mansion, and two VIP tickets to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, starting at $339.

 

One the tri-state’s biggest, most exciting and electrifying events, The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze guides guests through more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in an elaborate walk-through experience at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. Both adults and children are able to meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking pumpkin display. This package is available October 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, November 1-2 and 6-9.

 

Guests can also take advantage of the same accommodations with two tickets to see Horseman’s Hollow at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, the town from which the new FOX TV series is characterized, starting at $345.

 

The historic property is transformed into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes in a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-winning feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. This package is available Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 and

Nov. 1.

 

To make a reservation for the Blaze or Horseman’s Hollow, call (914) 591-8200 or visit www.tarrytownhouseestate.com

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Barbados Run Recipe from San Diego’s Best Happy Hour

Paradise Point ~

If you’re searching for a new place to call home for happy hour in San Diego, look no further.  Originally a private beach house in the 60s, Tidal is now offering San Diego’s best happy hour with a view, featuring deals like $7 craft cocktails by in-residence mixologists from Snake Oil Cocktail Company.  If you can’t make it in Monday-Friday 3-6 PM, try being a drink-mixing maven at home with Snake Oil’s recipe for Barbados Run, the most popular beverage from Tidal’s San Diego happy hour menu.  

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Book the Countdown to Winter Offer and Save Big on Your Winter Vacation

Hotel Derek ~

It's September, the weather is finally cooling off and Destination Hotels & Resorts just rolled out their annual Countdown to Winter Sale! With school back in session and Halloween just around the corner, the winter season will be here before you know it- all the more reason to book now and save big. For guys and gals looking for a chic hotel in the heart of Uptown Houston, Hotel Derek’s got you covered. Oh, and did we mention we’re located right across the street from the Houston Galleria? Hello Christmas shopping!

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5 Reasons to Visit San Antonio This Fall

La Cantera Hill Country Resort ~

1. Get your adrenaline pumping at San Antonio’s scary and thrilling amusement park.  

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Ride rollercoasters as your feet dangle above the park, run from zombies, and trick-or-treat with your favorite Looney Tunes! Fiesta Texas Fright Fest is the way to do Halloween right. Come get spooked with your whole family, this fall from October 4th to November 2nd.

For more information, visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas

2. San Antonio’s got an eerie history and some haunted places.

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Enjoy the autumn breeze as you glide on your segway around San Antonio’s most notoriously haunted places. Scary story time? You bet. Numerous battles and a long state history have left behind quite a few chilling tales. The two-hour tour starts at 6:00pm and will leave you enough time to talk about your experience over tapas and drinks after.

For more informaion visit SegCity Segway Tours..

3. Play a round of golf at Texas’s highest ranked courses.

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The La Cantera Golf Club boasts two beautiful courses, nestled in the Texas Hill Country and surrounded by a vibrant city and views of Fiesta Texas. The specially-designed Palmer Course is fun for new players and a fun challenge for even the best players. The Club accommodates both individuals and large groups. Book tee times for the fall now!

For more information, visit the La Cantera Golf Club.

4. Autumn looks beautiful in the Texas Hill Country.

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Located just a 20-minute drive from La Cantera Resort, the Government Canyon State Natural Area has something for both hikers and photographers. Over 40 miles of trails cover rugged canyons and rolling grasslands. Let your inner paleontologist come out- the Natural Area is home to 110-million-years-old dinosaur footprints that are open to the public to explore!

For more information, visit Government Canyon State Natural Area.

5. Enjoy unparalleled shopping and dining at the Shops at La Cantera. 

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Located conveniently at the foot of La Cantera Resort and Fiesta Texas, the Shops at La Cantera offer an array of designer shops and boutiques. One of the most modern shopping complexes and malls in central Texas, visitors will find stores including TIffany & Co., Neiman Marcus, and H&M. 

For more information, visit The Shops at La Cantera.



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Chef’s Cooking Series: Sweet as Honey

Terranea Resort ~

Information for the September Chef's Cooking Series Event

 

 

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Classic Cocktail Recipe - Old Cuban

If you are looking to try something new, shake it up with this “Old Cuban” cocktail.  With rum, fresh mint, and a splash of champagne, it’s refreshing and unique.

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$99 SPAtember Specials at Miami Beach Spa

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Labor Day marks the end of not only summer but Miami Spa Month in Miami Beach. Knowing that fall is a tad more stressful than the summer months, ELLE Spa is now offering SPAtember deals that are sure to make you FALL back into relaxation mode!

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La Cantera Resort Sommelier Presents Showdown at Sunset Wine Flight

La Cantera Hill Country Resort ~

How would you like to try $508 worth of world-class wines for $27? This Friday night, in addition to the spectacular wine, guests can enjoy dinner and breathtaking views of the Texas hill country at sunset.  This interactive wine tasting experience encourages open dialogue about each wine and I will be there to answer any questions you might have. Make reservations to enjoy this wine flight at Francesca's at Sunset this Friday, September 5, 2014. Read on for a complete list of the featured wines in this flight.

 

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Embassy Row Hotel Gets a New Pool

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YAY POOL

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September Terranea Memories 5th Anniversary Contest Theme

Terranea Resort ~

 

Enter Terranea’s September 2014 #TerraneaMemories Contest

 

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