Maple Leaf Farms Announces 2017 Strut Your Duck Recipe Contest for Home Cooks

Annual duck competition calls for non-traditional holiday recipes using Maple Leaf Farms duck products

LEESBURG, IND., July 1, 2017 – Maple Leaf Farms challenges home cooks to think beyond the traditional with its theme for the 2017 Strut Your Duck Recipe Contest: Not-your-average Holiday Duck Recipe.

With this year’s contest, Maple Leaf Farms is looking for non-traditional duck recipes for any of the major national holidays from Valentine’s Day or Independence Day, to the big ones — Thanksgiving and Christmas. Original recipe entries that follow the theme may be submitted for any menu course — appetizer, soup, salad, entrée or even dessert — and must feature Maple Leaf Farms duck products. Continue reading “Maple Leaf Farms Announces 2017 Strut Your Duck Recipe Contest for Home Cooks”

Vinitaly International Puts the Spotlight on Diversity at VINO2017

Vinitaly International Puts the Spotlight on Diversity at VINO2017NEW YORK, February 4, 2017 – Vinitaly International puts the spotlight on diversity at VINO2017
The world has never felt stronger about diversity than now, and it is no exception in the wine world today. Whether you are talking about re-discovering native grape varieties or re-evaluating the uniqueness of each terroir, or the uprise of women producers in the traditionally men-centered industry, the latest discussions in the wine world seem to share the same appreciation for diversity. Continue reading “Vinitaly International Puts the Spotlight on Diversity at VINO2017”

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County – a Foodie Paradise

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County -a Foodie Paradise
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County – a Foodie Paradise

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 05, 2017 – While January 31st was National Plan for Vacation Day, chances are not everyone has finished mapping out how they’re going to spend their hard-earned vacation days this year. Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) can help! Since good vacations revolve around great food, VAAAC has compiled a list of eight food festivals that will be wowing visitors to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County in the months ahead. By planning ahead, savvy travelers can turn the tasty events into weekend getaways. Continue reading “Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County – a Foodie Paradise”

AccorHotels creates lifestyle division for boutique brands

The logo of French hotel operator AccorHotels is seen on top of the company's headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
The logo of French hotel operator AccorHotels is seen on top of the company’s headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta |

PARIS (Reuters) – AccorHotels (ACCP.PA), Europe’s largest hotel group, is creating a new lifestyle division to pool its fast-growing “boutique” hotel brands, the company said on Monday.

From Feb. 1, Cedric Gobilliard will head the division, which comprises the Jo&Joe youth hostel brand and AccorHotels’ stakes in Germany’s 25hours Hotels and France’s MamaShelter brands. Continue reading “AccorHotels creates lifestyle division for boutique brands”

El San Juan Hotel to Join Curio – A Collection by Hilton Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

el-san-juan-hotel-to-join-curio-a-collection-by-hilton-following-multi-million-dollar-renovationSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – December 22, 2016 – El San Juan Hotel is pleased to announce that it will open its doors as part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton TM to travelers and locals alike on February 5th, 2017. Following a property-wide multi-million-dollar renovation, one of the most extensive completed at the property since its inception in 1958, the highly anticipated reopening will debut the majority of the updates made to the iconic San Juan property. The new look designed by Jeffery Beers, one of the top hotel and restaurant designers in the world, will include completely remodeled guest rooms, a new pool, 22 luxury cabanas, a new fitness center and spa facilities, modern meeting spaces, new restaurants, upgraded shops and a modernized rendition of its legendary lobby that effortlessly weaves its iconic features with state of the art design. Continue reading “El San Juan Hotel to Join Curio – A Collection by Hilton Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation”

Trans World Corporation Acquires Lindner Hotel, Conference and Recreation Center in Much, Germany

trans-world-corporation-acquires-lindner-hotel-conference-and-recreation-center-in-much-germanyNEW YORK – Trans World Corporation (“TWC” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: TWOC), a premier owner and operator of casinos and hotels in Europe, today announced that, on December 21, 2016, it acquired, through its subsidiary Trans World Hotels Germany GmbH (“TWHG”), the Lindner Sport & Aktivhotel Kranichhöhe (“Lindner Hotel”), a business and recreational hotel property located in Much, Germany, which is approximately 19 miles northeast of Bonn.

The hotel had been operating successfully under the banner of Lindner Hotels & Resorts for approximately ten years. TWC will operate the hotel under its Trans World Hotels (“TWH”) brand and has planned renovations to upgrade the property to four-stars from its current three-star rating. TWC intends to rename the property “Hotel Kranichhöhe” and continue to employ all employees of the former Lindner Hotel. Continue reading “Trans World Corporation Acquires Lindner Hotel, Conference and Recreation Center in Much, Germany”

5 Luxury Hotels with Refined Farmhouse Style

Originally Published at Architectural Digest |

After a long day spent strolling down local trails or a playing a few rounds of golf, there’s perhaps no better way to unwind on a quintessential country escape than retreating to an elegant farmhouse-inspired haven. Drawing inspiration from humble country inns, these sophisticated hotels are as luxurious as they are unpretentious. From airy cottages with colorful floral bouquets and quirky woodwork to storied ranch retreats with antique grandfather clocks and locally crafted furniture, these destinations will teleport you to a calmer state of being. But there will be no Buddha statues or reflection ponds in sight—this vacation will be effortless, subtle, and unassuming in a way that only a farmhouse’s rustic charm could conjure.

Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

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Photo: Courtesy of Twin Farms

You’ll have a hard time prying yourself away from the 20 cottages that dot the picturesque wooded landscape at Twin Farms. Each whimsical lodge strikes the perfect balance of elegant yet laid-back, with features like wood-burning fireplaces, sunken bathtubs, and even a patio tucked away in the treetops. From $1,500/night (includes meals and alcohol); twinfarms.com
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