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Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts Enters India with Property in Bangalor

Moevenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore has officially opened its doors today, becoming the first property in India for the international upscale hotel company. The five-star hotel is superbly designed as a contemporary business destination whilst also offering exciting leisure opportunities for relaxation, dining and entertainment.

Conveniently located near the main business districts of the city and a 30-minute drive from the airport, the modern hotel boasts a stunning water feature at its entrance and an illuminated glass staircase, lending a warm feel to the corporate traveller focused property.

The hotel's services are every bit as progressive as the design, with guests enjoying complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, a first in the city. All 182 rooms contain flat screen LCD TV with integrated media systems.

Guests staying in executive club rooms or suites enjoy a variety of convenient benefits including a 24-hour rate starting from the moment they arrive, wh…

Decanter World Wine Awards Highlight Exceptional Wines on Busy

The 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) were held last night awarding
winemakers from around the world.

English version:
From over 12,000 entries this year, 25 top wines won International
Trophies. These wines will now be able to display a medal sticker to show
consumers that the wine they are buying is at the top of its class.

To bring these fantastic wines to consumers, Decanter has partnered with
Enomatic to host wine tastings around the world. From Mumbai to San Paolo,
New York to Paris, Shanghai to Moscow 21 countries will host DWWA Global
Tastings to bring the highly acclaimed wines to the doorsteps of consumers.

Wines to be looking out for on the shelves which performed particularly
well last night include the ‘traditional’ Old World Wine producers; Wines
from France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Greece and Slovenia all won
International Trophies.

Traditionally famous for its wine, France won a total of 12% of the
International T…

Excitement in London Last Night as Chinese Wine Wins International

The Royal Opera House played host to the Decanter World Wine Awards last
night with some extraordinary wines winning top awards.

Chinese version: English version:

The most surprising win was the He Lan Qing Xue from China winning the
International Trophy for the Red Bordeaux Varietal over GBP10 - beating
Bordeaux blends from around the world, including Argentina, USA, Australia,
and Bordeaux itself. The category is open to any region that produces a
Bordeaux varietal grape and this blend included Cabernet Sauvignon and
Merlot grapes. This winemaking region of Ningxia has been rapidly improving
in past years, so the judges were delighted to award this wine with the top

‘China is not traditionally known for its wines so it was with great
surprise and pleasure that we found this delightful blend. The producer was
trained in the famous French wine region of Bordeaux so his experience is

Cedar Fair Continues Strong Performance Through Important Summer

Cedar Fair Continues Strong Performance Through Important Summer Season

- Revenues up approximately $33 million, or 4%, through Labor Day Weekend year-over-year

- Company reaffirms full-year revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance

- Company on track to pay 70 cent distribution in December, totaling $1.00 per unit to be paid in 2011

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2011 - Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today reported that it has continued its strong performance through Labor Day weekend.

As of September 4, 2011, year-to-date revenues increased approximately $33 million, or 4%, to approximately $857 million compared with $824 million for the same period a year ago. Driving this year-over-year growth was a 2% increase in attendance to 19.1 million visitors, coupled with a 2% increase in in-park guest per capita spending to $40.10 and a 5% increase in out-of-park revenues to approximately $90 million.

The summer of…

Joe Pinto has been appointed General Manager at Omni Chicago Hotel

With more than 30 years of hotel management experience, as well as a wealth of knowledge about the Windy City, Pinto previously served as vice president of Oakbrook Hotels & Resorts and general manager, Pheasant Run Resort, the Midwest’s largest entertainment resort, located in the Chicago suburbs. Pinto also served as general manager for various Wyndham hotels and was the regional vice president of operations for Wyndham’s Midwest region. Additional leadership positions include a successful career with Marriott International, where he was the director of operations at Marriott Suites, O’Hare Airport, and opening general manager of multiple Courtyard by Marriott hotels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University and began his career with Marriott in the Detroit and Washington DC areas.


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Lindsey Brodeur has been named General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites

Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC is proud to announce that Lindsey Brodeur has been brought on as general manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/Farmington hotel located at 301 Colt Highway in Farmington, Conn. The 3-story, 124-room, Farmington hotel is located off I-84, 9 miles outside of Hartford. Brodeur joins the Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/Farmington from the Waterford Hotel Group, where she spent the last nine years working for various hotels within the company. Most recently, Lindsey served as the general manager for a Holiday Inn Express in Southington, Conn. She currently resides in Rocky Hill, Connecticut with her husband.


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