Huntingdon Beach looking for Surf City VIPs

surfDo you love getting treated like a VIP?

Have you always wanted to try surfing? Now is the time, and Huntington Beach is the place! Register yourself here as a Surf City VIP in order to receive a unique code. Signing up is free! Use this code to book a surf lesson before February 1, 2015 through one of our four sponsored surf schools.

Once your surf lesson is complete, you will be given an exclusive #SurfCityVIP t-shirt, earning yourself the VIP treatment at 21 local businesses, including retail stores, restaurants, breweries, and attractions around Huntington Beach.


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Not a surfer?

Enter to win one of ten “Golden VIP Tickets” here! Winners will be chosen on December 1, 2014 and notified shortly after.


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La Quinta Resort debuts multi-million makeover


 It’s a new day in the desert as La Quinta Resort & Club, the first resort to debut in Palm Springs, adds another gem to its crown: a multi-million dollar milestone restoration befitting of a legendary classic.

Shouldered by the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains and a storied Hollywood past, the iconic 1926 landmark steps up with fresh, contemporary look while retaining the glamour and architectural elements that anchor what has always been an authentic experience.

Ready for its close up, the resort-wide renovation encompasses upgrades of all guest casitas, starlight villas and suites as well as a re-imagined pool experience. The ambitious project also infuses the resort’s lush 45 acres with a bevy of additional bougainvillea, roses and citrus trees.

This signature Waldorf Astoria resort has long been a vortex for the sports- and culinary-minded, a haven for urbanites looking to unplug and refuge for Hollywood’s elite seeking an escape from the limelight.  One can easily decamp here to sketch out a screenplay (as Frank Capra did), drill down a handicap or rekindle a flame.

From the stately Spa at La Quinta® to five championship golf courses including PGA WEST’s® TPC Stadium Course and award-winning Morgan’s in the desert, La Quinta Resort once again sets the stage as California’s top desert retreat.

Drawing inspiration from the colorful desert environs, Los Angeles-based firm Smith & Firestone created a residential-style design featuring custom tile work and wrought iron elements, new furniture, floor coverings and two-toned blocked drapery panels.

The resort’s signature casitas, clustered around 41 showcase pools, are set in a fresh earthen palette of ivory, terracotta and chocolate offset with citrus overtones.

Stylized Palomino textured leather bed benches, crisp hued pillows and throws adorn luxurious Wingback style headboards and contemporary Victorian chairs, while upgraded lighting and blue-sky accessories enhance guest bathrooms.clip_image004

Standout elements include oversized, nail-head embellished headboards flanked by two arched mirrors reflecting the resort’s colorful tile designs.  Rich maple furnishings mirror the stunning geometric floor treatment set in beige and cocoa.

Starlight Casita patios, popular for their stunning mountain views, debut romantic new fire features as well as plush couches and tables for alfresco entertaining.

The custom-designed suites, including the coveted El Presidente with a showcase private pool and spa, share a similar design as well as new landscaping, updated patio furniture and renovated decks.

New amenities include 42- to 47-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions, mini refrigerators, Keurig® coffee makers, charging stations with dual USB ports, upgraded fireplaces and photography inspired by the storied history of the resort and its surroundings.

La Quinta Resort & Club participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,100 hotels worldwide.

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SLS Las Vegas offers Black Friday deals

This Black Friday, SLS Las Vegas introduces an irresistible deal with 50 percent off best available room rates booked Nov. 26 through Dec. 5. With no blackout dates, to redeem the offer guests simply visit slsvegas.comand select desired dates between Dec. 1, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015. The Black Friday special is offered exclusively online and is subject to availability.

SLS Las Vegas is the latest property by global hospitality leader sbe®featuring more than 1,600 guestrooms in three distinct towers, along with a collection of acclaimed restaurant and nightlife concepts. With the limited time sale, guests have the opportunity to experience Las Vegas’ hottest new property for only a fraction of the standard rate.

For more information and to make reservations, please visit

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