Vacation Myrtle Beach Launches The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway!
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 29, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000. Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach's oceanfront properties.
"We want to transform someone's life forever by giving them the ultimate chance to win and own an oceanfront condo on one of the south's most beautiful beaches," said Matt Klugman, Chief Operating Officer of Vacation Myrtle Beach. "While owning a vacation condo is out of reach for most folks, we're going to change that with our giveaway. And, I want to be clear that the winner will own this condo and that it is not a timeshare. Plus, we're also offering additional prizes of vacation stays, so that we can share the gift of travel."
The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area's major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids' pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.
Collaboration, innovation and transparency define dynamic distillery's first release
BARDSTOWN, Ky., April 29, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo), 1500 Parkway Drive, is announcing the release of its first Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1. The product is a blend of Bardstown Bourbon Company's estate-made, two-year-old wheat and high-rye bourbons, with an 11-year-old sourced Kentucky bourbon. Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is the result of a collaboration of the company's expert distilling, beverage and culinary teams working together to develop an exceptionally smooth, yet complex pour.
"We are a new blend of bourbon makers pushing the boundaries through innovation, while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey," says Bardstown Bourbon Company President and CEO, David Mandell. "Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is a celebration of our distillery, beverage and culinary teams working together to create spectacular bourbon."
The process to produce Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is as unique as the product itself. Bardstown Bourbon Company's expert team blind tasted more than 50 blends to arrive at a final product with an exceptional nose, a rich palate and a balanced, lasting finish. The synthesis between young and aged bourbon creates a one-of-a-kind blend. The lively fruit and spice of the two-year-old Kentucky bourbon counters the leather, roasted nuts and rich caramel of aged Kentucky bourbon.
Bardstown Bourbon Company's expert team is led by Master Distiller, Steve Nally, a 40-year veteran of the spirits industry, Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame member and former Master Distiller at Maker's Mark; John Hargrove, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and former Master Distiller at Sazerac and Barton 1792; Dan Callaway, Director of bourbon education, visitors experience and product development, and Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers; and Bottle & Bond Kitchen & Bar executive chef Felix Mosso, formerly chef de cuisine at the renowned Greenbrier Resort.
"Our new approach to bourbon making and blending is unlike anything I've ever seen in my career," says Master Distiller, Steve Nally. "With Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1, we've produced one of the finest bourbons on the market."
"We've taken our tremendous expertise in distilling whiskey for the best brands in the world, and now we're using it to create our own product," says Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, John Hargrove.
Bardstown Bourbon Company currently produces nearly 40 mash bills for some of the finest whiskey and bourbon brands in the world in one of the most technically sophisticated distilleries in the country. In addition to distilling, the dynamic company has quickly developed one of the best beverage and culinary teams in Kentucky with the opening of its in-house restaurant, Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. Bottle & Bond opened in June 2018 and is the first modern, full-service restaurant on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Combining seasonal, fresh ingredients with regional flair, executive chef Felix Mosso offers simple, yet refined Southern comfort food. The restaurant is complemented by a world-class beverage team that crafts a creative and wholly unique experience for guests.
"If the distillery is our heart, then Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar is our soul," says Director of bourbon education, visitor's experience and product development Dan Callaway. "Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 was created with the perspective of a beverage team that considered cocktail balance and consumer needs."
"Pairing bourbon with food is a growing trend," says executive chef Felix Mosso. "In making Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1, our culinary team highlighted flavor profiles using the same techniques that we rely on in crafting our dishes."
Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is bottled at 98.9 proof with a suggested retail price of $59.99 /750ml bottle. It is now available in Kentucky and Indiana through Republic National Distributing Company and will be released in California and Florida through Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits in May, and Tennessee and Illinois this summer.
New Campaign Promotes Pittsburgh as a Welcoming City
PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- VisitPITTSBURGH introduced a new national marketing campaign, Pull Up A Chair, You Are Welcomed Here, that promotes Pittsburgh as a welcoming city. The campaign rolls out nationally today and with a second push in the fall. VisitPITTSBURGH expects the campaign to show what makes Pittsburgh and Pittsburghers unique and be a campaign unlike that of any other destination marketing organizations.
This campaign is also unlike other VisitPITTSBURGH campaigns that have primarily captured the beauty and only-in-Pittsburgh attractions. This new campaign also will capture the spirit of Pittsburghers and how they warmly welcome the millions of annual visitors from around the world. The campaign is inspired by the act of offering someone a chair, which is a universal sign of hospitality and respect.
"At VisitPITTSBURGH, we have the reputation of producing very successful tourism, meetings and sports development videos and marketing campaigns," said Tom Loftus, chief marketing officer for VisitPITTSBURGH. "This time, we want to focus on the welcoming spirit of our city and our residents by encapsulating moments that will encourage people to visit our great city and inspire Pittsburghers across the world to share the message," said Loftus.
The campaign will be mostly digital, across many platforms, and include a large amount of paid media, and boosting on social channels, especially Facebook. It will involve public relations efforts on both local and national levels and be incorporated into all VisitPITTSBURGH marketing and sales efforts, including the popular KidsBURGH campaign. Visitors arriving at the Pittsburgh International Airport will be greeted by digital signage featuring the campaign.
The campaign video will play on a video board in Times Square for four weeks in addition to being part of an intro package for the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Mister Rogers movie, starring Tom Hanks, when it plays at five theatres in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. over a four-week period. Overall promotion of the campaign will target both drive and fly markets including Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C.
Though much of the new VisitPITTSBURGH campaign creative was done in-house, creative storytelling videographer, Christian Lockerman, helped capture the ideas for Pull Up A Chair, You Are Welcomed Here on film.
VisitPITTSBURGH encourages people across the country to share the welcoming message in the campaign video, adding #LovePGH to any posts on social media. "We think that the message of Pull Up A Chair, You Are Welcomed Here can be applied in so many ways and to all types of people," said Loftus. "We feel we have captured in this campaign the friendliness of our residents, and we invite visitors from around the world to come to Pittsburgh and find out for themselves why our city is special."
VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency for Allegheny County. It is dedicated to generating convention, trade show, sports events and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.
NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Nobu Hospitality, the globally established lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce the launch of its London West End hotel.
Expected to open in spring 2020, Nobu Hotel is set in Portman Square W1, steps from Mayfair's vibrant restaurants and independent boutiques and on the edge of Soho's world-famous theatres in the heart of London's West End. The 239-guest rooms and suites, together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting facilities are being conceptualized by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is owned by London + Regional Hotels and is their third collaboration with Nobu Hospitality including Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Restaurant Monte Carlo.
Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive Officer of Nobu Hospitality says, "We are truly proud to announce the launch of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, with our trusted partners, London + Regional Hotels. This will be our third Nobu destination together with London + Regional Hotels and sets another stage for creating memorable experiences around food and hospitality. 2019 is an exciting year of Nobu Hotel openings - from Barcelona, Los Cabos, to Chicago."
About Nobu Hotels:
Named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury brands. The natural growth of Nobu Hospitality, built on service, image, and reputation, offers the complete spectrum of hotel, restaurant and residence management for unique projects around the world. Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, with operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world's capitals as the ultimate destination lifestyle experience. Nobu Hotels have been awarded an array of accolades, including Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, Wallpaper Best Urban Hotel, Top North America Hotel Opening by Luxury Travel Advisor, and Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila opened in 2014, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach in 2016, Nobu Ryokan Malibu, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Hotel Palo Alto opened in 2017, Nobu Hotel Marbella opened in 2018 and Nobu Hotel Los Cabos recently opened in 2019. Nobu Hotels are in development for Barcelona, Riyadh, Chicago, Toronto, São Paulo, Atlanta, Tel Aviv and Warsaw. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of hotels through a solid development pipeline. www.nobuhospitality.com. Follow us on Instagram @NobuHotels
Martell® Cognac makes a statement, celebrating visionaries at the intersection of entertainment and culture during the live stream of Martell Home Live. The oldest of the great Cognac Houses in the game pushes the limit once again, with a new type of talk show and digital platform for creatives, and innovators to share their stories.
NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Last night, Maison Martell premiered the first episode of Martell Home Live, hosted by the legendary Killer Mike at The Greystone Court, NY. The digital platform highlighted creatives in music, arts and entertainment and was livestreamed on Maison Martell's Facebook and YouTube page.
Martell Home Live Episode 01 was the first in a series of cultural talk shows, which will take place in unconventional locations, in different cities around the world. Each episode of Martell Home Live will feature visionaries and creatives across multiple fields and categories who inspire others to push the culture forward.
Episode 01: Music, Dance & Entertainment, featured special performances by Princess Nokia, Big Freedia with dancers Javier Ninja, Archie Burnett, Dejiavu Ferguson and Charli XCX - all artists who have made a statement in their creative fields, while unapologetically pushing the culture forward. In addition to the dance performances of vogue dance scene legends and the exclusive showcase of pop culture and new underground rap scene artists, the host of the night, Killer Mike, spoke with each performer as they shared stories about their humble beginnings, and how they've stayed true to themselves and their beliefs while on the path of leaving a lasting legacy.
Among special guests in the audience were New York City's trailblazers and Nigerian hip hop artist Mister Incredible who shared his vision on the vibrancy of international hip hop scene.
As the oldest of the great Cognac Houses in the game, Maison Martell has always celebrated audacious ideas and pushed the limits to create some of the most bold and smooth flavors in cognac. In continuing the theme of celebrating creative visionaries those who aim to leave a lasting legacy, Martell Home Live was created.
Additional dates for Martell Home Live episodes highlighting the best in gastronomy & mixology will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!