Plattsburgh, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
The Adirondack Coast along Lake Champlain hosts an annual series of reenactments, historic tours, family-friendly Adirondack events and performances to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh, the decisive battle in the War of 1812.
A True Story of David and Goliath
In September of 1814, more than 10,000 British regulars, many fresh from victories in the Napoleonic Wars, invaded northern New York from Canada while the Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain. Their intent was to reach New York City and divide an infant nation in two. But 25 miles south lay the village of Plattsburgh and Cumberland Bay defended by 32-year old General Macombs 1,500 regulars and a small American fleet commanded by Commodore Thomas Macdonough, only 30 years old himself. On the morning of September 11th the armies clashed in tiny Plattsburgh with Sir George Prevost in command of the redcoats. At that same hour, the British fleet rounded Cumberland Head where they met the anchored Americans poised and ready. A dying wind left the British unable to maneuver their ships giving the out-gunned American ships the advantage. Within three hours the British colors were struck and their commander Captain Downie lay dead. Seeing his fleet defeated and lacking information about the strength of American ground forces, General Prevost withdrew his troops back to Canada. The unlikely American victory thwarted British plans to control Lake Champlain and led to the signing of the Treaty of Ghent and the end of the War of 1812 on Christmas Eve 1814.
This year marks the midst of the Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812, and throughout the year the Adirondack Coast celebrates 200 years of peace with a series of special events, historic reenactments and culinary delights. Adirondack Coast War of 1812 Bicentennial events and attractions include:
Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Week
September 12-15, 2013
September 11-14, 2014
The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. Join the Adirondack Coast as we commemorate the Bicentennial of General Alexander Macombs and Master Commandant Thomas MacDonoughs unlikely defeat of the British army on September 11, 1814. The weeks series of events commemorate Plattsburghs military history, industry, culture and arts providing visitors a unique look at the War of 1812. Enjoy re-enactments on land and water, old fashioned parade, craft demonstrations, fife and drum performances, concerts and lectures.
War of 1812 Boot Camp
2013 Dates: May 8, May 25, June 15, July 17, August 14, September 28, October 18, December 7
Experience history first hand at a War of 1812 Boot Camp. The Boot Camp allows a unique opportunity for an experiential understanding of this important time in history and how it touched four nations. Tailor your Boot Camp experience by choosing the activities of most interest to you such as musket loading and firing, military drills, mock militia battle and open fire cooking. Historians and period reenactors will share their expertise with you in a relaxed atmosphere.
War of 1812 Interpretive Trail
Follow the path of the British south from Canada to Plattsburgh along the War of 1812 Interpretive Trail. See the areas rich history with sites such as monuments, former battlegrounds and historic homes. There are 10 stops along the marked trail each with its own descriptive signage making the War of 1812 Interpretive Trail an easy and fun way to discover the past. A War of 1812 Historic Map is available for more detailed information and to help identify the sites along the trail at goadirondack.com.
Uncover the War at Pikes Cantonment
Artifacts dating back to the War of 1812 have recently been uncovered at this archeological excavation site. Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. was a United States Army Captain in 1806-07, who also served during the War of 1812 at a military encampment somewhere around Plattsburgh. So far, archeologists have found a 1795 bayonet scabbard chape, .69 caliber bullet and military jacket buttons stamped with the number 15 Pikes Regiment. The dig will continue throughout the summer of 2013 and beyond.
Peace Garden Trail
Visit the Adirondack Coast’s newly designated Peace Garden at the Kent-Delord House Museum, former British Headquarters during the War of 1812. Dedicated at historic sites in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Gardens celebrate the two hundred years of peace and longstanding friendship between two countries that share the worlds longest undefended boarder.
Commemorative Wine and Beer
Plucky Rooster Ale
Get a taste of the areas history with Plattsburghs artisan beer, Plucky Rooster Ale. This new artisan beer has been hand-crafted by Legends Bistro Brewmaster Jason Stoyanoff to commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial. Plucky Rooster Ale was created by carefully researching the types of beers brewed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in the late 1800s and 1900s. Using American hops, English rye, Canadian barley and molasses Plucky Rooster is a burly pale ale with toffee notes and a hoppy aroma. The name owes its genesis to a 200 year old rooster that was aboard Macdonoughs ship, USS Saratoga.
Crab Island White Wine
Created by North Star Vineyard this Crab Island White is a semi-dry Seyval Blanc, medium bodied white wine and has flavors of Honeydew melon, green apple and citrus. Crab Island was the site of the military hospital during the War of 1812 and is now a federally recognized military cemetery and the site of 149 American and British soldiers who were killed during the battle. On approaching the island visitors can see a large granite monument commemorating the lives of the soldiers who are buried there. Crab Island is public land and can be visited; however, visitors can not disturb or collect any artifacts, or damage vegetation.
Two Heroes Hard Cider
Elfs Farm, Winery and Cider Mill honors Two Heroes with its early American style cider. This whisky barrel cider commemorates General Alexander Macombs and Master Commandant Thomas MacDonoughs for their actions on land and water during the Battle of Plattsburgh and the unlikely American Win.
The Battle of Plattsburgh did not take place until two years after the war was declared, yet it marked a turning point and heralded the end of the hostilities. For more information on this unlikely defeat of the British visit champlain1812.com.
VisitTemecula.org Answers Adventurers Ongoing Inquiries with Top 3 Big Sky Aerial Experiences In and Around Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
Temecula, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
From floating serenely in a hot air balloon above rolling hills and vineyards, to the thrill of tandem-skydiving, and indoor sky-diving wind tunnel, freefall-sensation. These are Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Countrys Top 3 Aerial Experiences provided in answer to adventurers ongoing inquiries, explains Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. Celebrating a Temecula Valley Wine Country visit with an aerial point of view makes spring-and-summer stays memorable. These adventures are especially great for birthdays, wedding proposals, during California Wine Month, and for group-travel and business-incentives. Special, midweek, Sunday-through-Thursday, (better-than-weekend) hotel-resort nightly room- and group-rates, mean savings that become additional resources for aerial adventures. Travel time to the popular, boutique-destination is 1-hour from San Diego, Orange County, Palm Desert; 1
Abingdon, VA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
We all love an afternoon of good food, good friends, and a great glass of wine, but its even better when its in your own backyard. One of Southwest Virginias most distinctive assets is its wines, cider, mead and craft beer. The Second Annual Southwest Virginia Wine Festival is the perfect way to not only experience these assets, but also learn the stories and meet the makers behind the wines.
The SWVA Wine Festival is on tap for Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginias Artisan Gateway. Tickets are $ 20 per person in advance or $ 25 per person the day of the event and may be purchased online or at Heartwood.
Last years event was a great success. We had over 400 people in the door that day to taste the wines of 8 of our best wineries, said Todd Christensen, Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. And now going into our second year, we have 11 wineries planning to attend. This event is very exciting for us because its a way to not only showcase, but educate people about the great natural and creative resources we have here in Southwest Virginia.
The 19-county, four-city region produces an extensive range of award-winning wines, as well as cider and mead, all of which will be poured by participating Artisan Trail members Abingdon Vineyard and Winery, Blacksnake Meadery, Coltsfoot Winery, Foggy Ridge Cider, MountainRose Vineyards, Mt. Vale Vineyards, Rural Retreat Winery & Vineyard, Villa Appalacia Winery, Vincents Vineyard, and West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery during the event. There will also be tastings from Abingdons own Wolf Hills Brewing Company. Round the Mountain artisan demonstrations, light hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass are also included in the ticket price.
Southwest Virginia wines are drawing acclaim from the regions unique attributes, the combination of everything belonging to its specific region soil, weather conditions, grapes, vines, air even the makers themselves. Artisanal mead and cider lend depth and interest to the regions offerings.
We are so proud to include our regions vineyards and farms in our Artisan Trails of Southwest Virginia, said Diana Blackburn, Executive Director of Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginias Artisan Network. We believe that the wines, cider and mead they are creating are truly works of art and they have the awards to prove it. In addition to participating in the Artisan Trails, all the makers at the festival have gone through and passed our jurying process.
This years festival will also feature wine inspired artisan demonstrations from three Round the Mountain members. Bill Dotton, of Coeburn, VA , lathe turns native Appalachian and imported exotic woods into bottle stoppers. Jean Condon, of Grundy, VA, sews unique wine glass coasters that move with you perfect for any party. And Lily Kusmik, of Meadowview, VA, hand forms, paints and glazes distinctive porcelain wine toppers. For more information of these artisans and Round the Mountain, visit roundthemountain.org.
Online ticketing and more information about the May 18 Southwest Virginia Wine Festival can be found online at [swvawinefestival.com or by calling (276) 492-2400. Heartwood: Southwest Virginias Artisan Gateway is located at Exit 14 on I-81 in Abingdon, VA, for more information visit them online at heartwoodvirginia.org and at facebook.com/HeartwoodVirginia. This event is sponsored by Clinch Valley Printing, FM94, Guest Services, Inc., and The American Advertising Federation of Southwest Virginia.
Mineola, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
Long Islands first business accelerator program for early stage ventures is preparing to launch! Founders of early stage startup companies, make sure to check out LaunchPad Long Islands Accelerator Program and apply at http://www.LaunchPadLI.com to be considered for its first class. Benefits of the accelerator program include: a weekly stipend for each co-founder, access to rock star mentors and angel investors, free incorporation of your company, free office space, weekly speakers, networking, investor pitch day at the conclusion of the program and much more!
The Summer 2013 Class will officially start June 3rd and it is sure to be epic! Applications are already being accepted at http://www.LaunchPadLI.com with an application deadline of May 17, 2013. Applications are being accepted from companies located anywhere, provided that each company must be able to work at LaunchPad for all 8 weeks of the program.
Although it will be an intense eight weeks for the six chosen startups, it will not be all workThe program also includes outings, activities, and parties such as: tours of local vineyards, team building days at the beach, and more. After weeks of development and innovation, the accelerator program will culminate with a Demo Day & Blast Off Party on July 24, where each company will pitch its business to a room filled with angel investors and venture capitalists.
LaunchPad Long Island is the brainchild of co-founders Andrew Hazen and Richard Foster, both raised on Long Island.
Andrew Hazen, an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, attorney and admitted domain name & startup addict twice sold the Internet marketing company he founded on Long Island. He has also made the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in both 2007 & 2008. He is now the CEO of Angel Dough Ventures and Of Counsel to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek where he is working in the newly formed Digital Media practice group. Hazen is also the Founder of LI Startups and sits on the Board of LISTnet, the Long Island Angel Network, LI Tech COMETS and rockCANroll.org.
Richard Foster is a 23 year old serial entrepreneur who holds seven U.S. Patents for products that have been distributed in fifteen countries and has been named the Youngest Entrepreneur by the New York Times. Foster currently serves as the President of Foster Management & Holdings, which has over a dozen portfolio companies. Foster also sits on the board of the Long Island Angel Network.
For additional information please visit http://www.LaunchPadLI.com or contact Stacy Feldman, VP LaunchPad Accelerator at stacy(at)launchpadli(dot)com or 855-8-LAUNCH.
Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Following the enormously successful 2012 inaugural competition, Sunset magazine, the premier guide to life in the West, has announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition. The deadline for entries and wine delivery is March 8th. Call for Entries opens January 7, 2013, and closes March 8, 2013. The online entry fee is $ 99. Judging will be at the Sunset headquarters in Menlo Park April 8-9, 2013. Award winners will be announced in the October 2013 issue of Sunset magazine and on Sunset.com, beginning October 1, 2013. Full competition details are available on Sunset.com/siwc.
With 2,837 entries in 2012 from across the U.S. and worldwide were proud to have had the most successful launch of a wine competition in the U.S. and we are planning an even bigger competition in 2013, says Sunset Publishing President Barb Newton. Our 2012 competition winners were promoted to Sunset magazines 4.6 million loyal readers, 1.1 million monthly unique visitors to Sunset.com, through Sunsets extensive social media network, and at Sunset consumer events. Winners were also promoted on the Sunset tablet edition, which launched one year ago.
With a monthly audience of 4.6 million in print and 1.1 million online, Sunset is the leading media brand in the Western U.S. Almost all (96%) of Sunset subscribers are wine drinkers, and more than three out of four drink wine every week. A fact: Sunset readers consume 10 million glasses of wine in an average week! And 96% say they enjoy exploring new wines, which this competition helps them do with confidence. (Sources: Wine Institute, March 2012; 2012 Ipsos Mendelsohn Affluent Survey, HHI $ 100k+; 2012 Doublebase GfK MRI; Sunset Wine Survey, 2012.)
Committed to gathering the best judges in the West, Sunset has again named Joel Peterson as Honorary Chair for Winemaker Judges. Peterson, founder and winemaker of Ravenswood Winery, is widely considered one of the deans of West Coast winemaking. His single-vineyard, old-vine Zinfandels are the stuff of legend.
Returning Honorary Chair for Trade and Education (Sommeliers/Retailers/Instructors) Judges is Tim Gaiser, MS. As Education Chair for the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Gaiser has been responsible for teaching thousands of the countrys top sommeliers. He has experience in all phases of the wine industry: wholesale, retail, online, winery, and restaurants.
Serving again as Honorary Chair for Journalists is Sunset magazines own wine editor Sara Schneider. Along with overseeing Sunset’s wine coverage, developing recipes, and writing wine and food stories, Schneider writes a monthly wine column on news, trends, and issues. She has been nominated twice for James Beard Awards for magazine feature reporting and is the co-author of the book California Wine Country: A Sunset Field Guide.
To ensure airtight logistics, Sunset has partnered with long-time competition organizer Rebecca Murphy. Murphy, who organizes the Dallas Morning News and TexSom International Wine Competition, will run the operations and database. Sunset is also committed to a robust international competition, and thus is working with Paul Wagner and Balzac Communications to insure great representation from the best winemakers in key wine regions, not only in the West, but around the world.
Eisch Glassware is the competitions exclusive glassware provider.
Given Sunsets credibility, reach, and influence, the highly talented team we have assembled to manage this competition, and the robust participation of the industry, we are confident that the Sunset International Wine Competition is the most important competition in the country, says Newton. Were excited to continue to find better and better ways to help our print and online audience of over 5.7 million consumers discover the best wines from around the world to fit their casual, adventurous lifestyles.
About Sunset Magazine
Sunset magazine was founded in 1898 and has become the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and garden, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. It is published in five zoned monthly editionsPacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountainshowcasing the regions unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations and inspiring its nearly five million readers to achieve the dream of living in the West. The magazine is also available on all tablets. Sunset is part of the Lifestyle group of magazines and websites published by Time Inc.
Yamhill Valley, Oregon (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
Travel Yamhill Valley has launched the DIG Into Yamhill Valley Campaign, offering visitors a wide selection of new ways to experience Oregon’s Wine Country. The DIG Campaign (http://www.digourvalley.com) features once-in-a-lifetime experiences hosted by wineries, restaurants, and other local businesses, in addition to discounts on accommodation, dining and activities to round out a visit to Yamhill Valley. Once travelers find their ideal vacation components, they can click on direct links to providers for reservations.
Yamhill Valley is home to a wide variety of attractions, including world-renowned vineyards, fine dining, unique historic districts, hot air ballooning and other recreational opportunities. Located in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country, the Yamhill Valley is easily accessible and filled with opportunity for families, couples and individual travelers.
Giving guests everything they need for a fun-filled vacation, the DIG Campaign will focus on a different theme each month:
JANUARY: Epicurean Excursion
Take advantage of the valleys agricultural riches with unique dining options that pair local ingredients with world class wines.
FEBRUARY: Oenophiles Outing
If rubbing elbows with the winemaker and relaxing in a cozy tasting room sounds like heaven to you, then plan your escape to Yamhill Valley Wine Country in February.
MARCH: Family Foray
Spring Break! Round up the kids and prepare for fun: waterslides, space museums, biking trails, and unique historical districts wait for you in Yamhill Valley.
APRIL: Agricultural Adventure
Spring is breaking through the damp, Oregon ground to reveal all her glory in a million shades of green! What a perfect time to dig in and find a new path to adventure.
Comprised of a collection of small towns, Yamhill Valley is brimming with opportunities to experience the good life. Yamhill Valley is authentic Oregon: a place where the good life is cultivated every day, where world-class wineries dot the verdant rolling hills and roadside farm stands intersect with bicycle paths where historic main streets meet urban-style bistros where imagination still takes flight and youre never too old to stay and play.
Travel Yamhill Valley is a private, not-for-profit membership organization of business and professional people whose mission is to develop regional tourism in the Yamhill Valley. Some of Travel Yamhill Valley members are directly involved in tourism, including wineries, lodging providers, restaurants and attractions, while others are more indirectly involved, such as general merchants, service providers, banks and realtors. Travel Yamhill Valley is almost entirely volunteer driven.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Gregg Mindt at 503-703-2100 or email at gregg(at)travelyamhillvalley(dot)org.
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(PRWEB) April 08, 2013
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Author Bill Drinkwater clearly gives justice to that quote as he uncovers his publication, Canada’s 100 Mile Desert Corridor, a collection of photographs and paintings with entertaining captions of an area that he dearly loves.
Ashcroft, B.C. is on both sides of the Thompson River Valley. The river valley serves as the passageway for both national railways – the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR), and the Canadian National Railroad (CNR). It has a desert climate that cannot support trees because of the lack of moisture, but can support sage brush, spear grass, cactus, mosses, as well as a host of other desert plants.
Drinkwater shares his journey through what he terms as the desert corridor by creating this picture book. It is a story of a man who knows the 100 mile-long valley really well. He treats the valley like a gardener would show his garden. He adds personal touches like including the unexpected meet-up with a young lady whos also hiking and finding a fascinating variety of animals and birds. The paintings and photographs are impressive with the sharp colors and appealing angles. He also sets the mood in a piquant way with an imaginative interpretation that appeals to the senses.
The book offers a memorable trip up the mountain river valley. It is meant for light reading, something that invites a person to take a break, sit down and enjoy a refreshing exploration of nature without having to leave the seat.
Canada’s 100 Mile Desert Corridor is truly a captivating book that lets readers see in fresh eyes how fabulous the desert corridor is and makes them feel like they are part of the authors fascinating journey.
For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Bill Drinkwater is 84 years old and still very active. He curls in the winter, gardens and hikes every summer, paints and makes his own frames. He has a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington in 1950, and a degree in teaching from the province of British Columbia in 1952. He taught high school mathematics for 23 years and farmed orchards and vineyards for 25 years. After he sold the farm it should be retirement but he likes mountains and has a penchant for hiking on both sides of the river, a hobby that later lead him to take pictures of the scenery. Thousands of pictures later he decided to show people this beautiful mountain valley. So at 80 years of age he decided to write a book.
Canada’s 100 Mile Desert Corridor * by Bill Drinkwater
A journey up a mountain river valley
Publication Date: February 14, 2013
Picture Book; $ 106.99; 284 pages; 978-1-4797-5986-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $ 109.49; 284 pages; 978-1-4797-5987-3
Ebook; $ 3.99; 978-1-4797-5988-0
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2013
Wine Australias Next Chapter campaign officially launched at a showcase tasting for members of the trade and media at Farralon Restaurant in San Francisco on Monday, January 14 and will be the theme for Wine Australia programs throughout Summer 2013.
“Australian exports have been quietly evolving over the recent years stated Angela Slade, Wine Australia Regional Director, North America. “Wine Australias Next Chapter is a focus on where Australian wine is today and where its heading. The Next Chapter theme allows us to highlight a new slice of Australias regional, boutique and historical/classic wines along with the heightened dedication by wineries and importers to bring these wines into the U.S., and to infuse new energy and awareness for the undiscovered side of Australian wine, varietals, regions, families and characters.
The San Francisco showcase tasting was the first event of Wine Australias Next Chapter, a national sampling and education initiative for trade and media that includes tasting events, seminars, trade research, and market updates.
Wine Australias Next Chapter program from January 14, 2013 at Farralon included a walk-around tasting, a blind tasting challenge and two master classes moderated by Mark Davidson, Wine Australia Education Director. The first master class, Classics to Contemporary Australia explored the stylistic evolution of Shiraz and how viticulture, site and shifting attitudes have affected Australias champion variety. The second master class, Contemporary to Curious Australia followed the same theme but through the eyes of other varietals including Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay and Grenache. Former Penfolds Grange Winemaker, John Duval, Winemaker of John Duval Wines, Brokenwood Wines Chief Winemaker, Iain Riggs, BK Wines Winemaker, Brendon Keys, Holme Estate Winemaker, Craig Holme, Fowles Wines CEO, Matt Fowle, Vasse Felix Owner, Paul Holmes
Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Music Festival Slated for April 20th and 21st at Kief-Joshua Vineyards
Elgin, AZ (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great food, a professional chili cook-off and live music by Jeordie, daughter of 60s pop star Melanie.
We are once again bringing together winemakers from every wine region within Arizona, states winemaker and host Kief Manning. The day will provide the perfect opportunity to experience Arizona wines at one location.
On Saturday, the non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) hosts a professional Chili cook-off. Guests can taste the winning chili with proceeds benefitting the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank.
In addition to wine tasting, Chef Stephen and Tommy DiMaggios On the Road Caf
Clearwater Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2012
Clearwater Beach Uncorked, an annual food and wine weekend founded and produced by Floridata Capital Assets Group and held at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, has received the Silver Adrian Award for public relations excellence in the special event category. For their partnership in launching this highly successful event, Floridata, along with the resort and the City of Clearwater, will be honored by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at the 56th Annual Adrian Awards Gala on January 28, 2013, in New York City. Attracting more than 1,100 entries worldwide, the Adrian Awards is the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.
We are honored to be recognized by top executives from across the industry and all over the world, said Brian Kramer, general manager of Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. We are particularly pleased that we made this impressive achievement for the events inaugural year. As patrons to this years festivities can attest, Clearwater Beach Uncorked was even bigger and better this fall. We look forward to topping the event in 2014 and showing visitors and locals alike all that our renewed destination has to offer.
Due to the success of the inaugural two-day celebration, held November 19 20, 2011, Clearwater Beach Uncorked has since become an annual food and wine weekend, bringing together the areas best chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and local venuesall under a large tent on Clearwaters pristine white sands. Participants enjoy samples of local dishes, wines, micro-brews and craft beers while exploring the new shopping, dining and entertainment offerings on the half-mile Beach Walk. In addition, a portion of proceeds are donated to the Abilities Foundation, helping Floridians with disabilities, and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Associations ProStart program.
“Since it has opened on Clearwater’s Beachwalk, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach has become a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and Clearwater Beach Uncorked is but another reason why visitors and residents enjoy being in sparkling Clearwater,” said Mayor George Cretekos.
On January 28, 2013, HSMAI will present trophies to Adrian Award winners at its annual gala, a black-tie affair attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel and tourism marketing executives at the New York Marriott Marquis. For resort information or reservations, visit clearwaterbeach.hyatt.com. For information on next years Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Adventure or to see photos from this years festivities, stay tuned to http://www.clearwaterbeachuncorked.com.
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.
The resort is a recipient of the following awards and recognitions: the prestigious AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award; four green keys designation by the Green Key Eco-rating Program; the 2012 Impact Award Winner by Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts; the 2011 ConventionSouth Readers Choice Award; the 2011 Brides Choice Award by Wedding Wire; one of Floridas Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend; one of Tampa Bays Top Work Places 2012 by the Tampa Bay Times; the 2011 Large Business of the Year Award by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce; TripAdvisors 2011 Certificate of Excellence; placement on Elite Meetings Top 100 Hotels List; recognition as a gay-friendly hotel by the TAG Approved