MAC Chat: An interview with Rita Morales, El CozumeleƱo Beach Resort (Cozumel, Mexico)

by Jessica 11/24/2009 11:28:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

This week we are featuring a great interview with Rita Morales, Sales Manager at El Cozumeleño Beach Resort. This great resort is an all inclusive resort for your clients located in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico.

   For more information visit: ElCozumeleno.com

What will clients experience at your hotel?
At El Cozumeleño Beach Resort, our guests will create a memorable vacation surrounded by the crystal waters of the Mexican Caribbean, whether they are looking for romance, excitement, or relaxation, our elegant, all inclusive resort can make it happen. A Caribbean design, style and atmosphere suffuse El Cozumeleño Beach Resort and its 252 guestrooms in two towers. The resort's multiple activities include shows produced by our specially trained family-entertainment staff at the resort's open-air theater, three nights a week. 

A lovely plaza next to the indoor pool, a colorful ceramic fountain, plus a black-and-white chess set with pieces the size of third graders is the perfect spot for family bonding. Also, within the resort there is a small, air-conditioned fitness center, a children's activities center and a diving center to arrange scuba diving and snorkeling excursions.

What extra amenities does your hotel offer?
Among some of the amenities we have to offer, we boast an outdoor swimming pool with a swim up bar, a spa tub, a children’s pool, mini-golf and a night club. We offer Snorkeling Lessons, Scuba Diving Introductory Lessons, Bicycle Tours, Kayaking, Aerobics and Volleyball at no extra charge. Also, at the Dive shop, our guests can arrange different activities such as Scuba Diving Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Jet Skies and Parasailing, all at an additional cost. All guests receive 30% discount on green fees at PGA Golf Course across the street. 

How far is the hotel from tourist sites? 
We are only five minutes from downtown and the shopping area. We are located 4.5 miles from the ferry terminal, 6.5 miles from San Gervasio (Mayan ruins), 9.5 miles from Parque Chankanaab (national Marine Park) and 20 miles from Parque Punta Sur (eco-park). Cozumel’s International Airport is just 10 minutes or 4.5 miles away. 

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
Definitely! Our Great Rate and Value promotion is All Inclusive + Kids Free (0-12years, Maximum 2 per room, Room Max. 4 people), Room Service, Unlimited WiFi and 15% commission for Travel Agents. We are also giving a complimentary upgrade to an Ocean View room for all guests staying in January.

How can a Travel Agent book El Cozumeleño Beach Resort?
Via GDS using our codes:

El Cozumeleño 
Beach Resort

Amadeus: CZMCOZ
Galileo: 42430
SABRE: 18928
Worldspan: 25030

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
ElCozumeleno.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

Thank you Rita for sharing all these great details about your hotel. With your current promotions, including kids staying free and 15% commission, I'm sure many travel agents will love booking their clients at your all inclusive resort.

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

MAC Chat: An interview with Alma Lopez, Hacienda Tres Rios (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

by Jessica 11/19/2009 11:33:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

This week we are featuring an interview with Alma Lopez, Director of Sales at Hacienda Tres Rios. This beautiful resort, spa and nature park is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

   For more information visit: HaciendaTresRios.com

Why is Hacienda Tres Rios the ideal choice for travelers?
We opened in November 2008 and already won 3 World Travel Awards in 2009.  Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort boasts 273 suites using native materials and featuring breathtaking views of the tranquil turquoise Caribbean Sea. We are at the forefront of sustainable tourism development, creating complete and amazing guest experiences with activities in a natural park such as kayaking and snorkeling in cenotes and rivers, guided nature tours through mangrove forests, strolling in a white-sand beach and daily activities for kids and teens, all while protecting the region’s natural beauty and culture.

The Endless Luxury All-Inclusive Plan at Hacienda Tres Ríos combines warm hospitality and luxurious room accommodations, exclusive use of the Tres Ríos Nature Park and an incredible gourmet experience. Hacienda Tres Ríos features a great variety of restaurants and bars, including a pâtisserie, a pizzeria and a Martini and Tea-time Terrace. We also feature an exclusive Exit Lounge that offers a private area for guests to enjoy while awaiting airport transportation. Here México’s present joins its past and Mexican and Mayan traditions converge to create truly unique experiences.

What activities can you recommend while visiting your hotel?
Whether visiting Hacienda Tres Ríos on a family vacation, honeymoon, or girl’s getaway, there is something for everyone. Additional to the adventure activities in our park, we feature a “sense-adventure tour”, yoga classes, swim & kayak in the rivers and cenotes (snorkel included), bicycles, daily directed activities, tequila tasting, cooking classes and demonstrations, all part of the Endless Luxury All-Inclusive Plan. Optional activities with a charge include yachting, fishing, horseback riding, personalized white glove dining experience and a nearby golf course and equestrian center.

What popular locations are nearby for clients to enjoy?
Only fifteen minutes south is Playa del Carmen, which like Cancun offers an exciting collection of shopping, dining, and nightlife but on an intimate, authentic scale. And just a few miles offshore is Cozumel, with world-renowned sport-fishing and first-class diving to challenge that of Australia. Other nearby popular locations include Cancun at 58km, Xel-Ha at 64km, Xcaret at 14km, and Tulum at 73km.

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with the Travel Agents?
Yes, we have great opportunities for Travel Agents such as our “Great and Value Rate” which is 15% off BAR – All Inclusive with unlimited Tours in Tres Rios Nature Park.  Agents will get an extra $50 US dollar per reservation. This bonus will be paid directly into a debit card we will provide them, they just have to login in goldenclub.haciendatresrios.com. 

Win the perfect vacation you deserve as a Travel Professional. Sell at least 5 nights for stays dated between January 1ST and April 30th 2010 and enter the raffle for $20,000 US first class vacation. This vacation includes: round flight in private jet (pick up in selected airport), seven nights all inclusive accommodation for four people, tours to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Rio Secreto and Canche and massages and spa treatments for four people.  

How can a Travel Agent book Hacienda Tres Rios?
Via GDS using our codes:

Hacienda Tres Rios

Amadeus: CUN987
Galileo: 75967
SABRE: 8437
Worldspan: 15178

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
HaciendaTresRios.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

 

Thank you Alma. Your resort sounds amazing and the current raffle you have for Travel Professionals sounds really exciting!

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

MAC Chat: An interview with Hortensia Garcia, Valentin Imperial Maya (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

by Jessica 11/9/2009 10:54:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

 


 

This week we are traveling to Mexico for an interview with Hortensia Garcia, Marketing and Sales Coordinator, Valentin Imperial Maya – An All Inclusive Adults-Only Resort in heavenly Riviera Maya, Mexico.

   For more information visit: ValentinMaya.com

What will clients experience at your hotel? 
Our guests will experience personalized service. The property is nestled in an exclusive and secluded location in Playa del Secreto (The Secret Beach) which is considered one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, with a beautiful small palm tree forest that leads towards half mile of white sandy beach. In true luxurious lifestyle tradition, our guests write their own agenda, whether it’s a relaxing stroll along the beach at sunset, a calm early afternoon by the pool, enjoying our nightly show at the fully air-conditioned theater, or dancing the night away underneath the starry Caribbean night sky. Our guests also enjoy the exquisite gourmet dishes around an unlimited experience with top shelf bar service throughout the resort.

What activities and places are nearby for clients to enjoy? 
There is an array of exciting water-sports available for those who want to explore the seas, including kayaking, snorkeling, diving & more. Also, our All Inclusive Adults-Only magnificent Resort places you just minutes from the vibrant Cancun city & Playa del Carmen town, Xcaret & Xel-Ha parks, and from the world famous Mayan archeological sites such as: Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza. 

A challenge for the "warriors of the greens": Multiple fields of battle are located nearby where they can face and overcome with honor 18 enemies. Giving these "soldiers" the motivation they need to do battle are the songs of the tropical birds and being observed under the baleful gaze of a sleepy iguanas who call these playing fields their home. These perfect settings have been designed by the Gods of the sport; carved out of the jungle, surrounded by lagoons, cenotes and the vestiges of the ancient Mayans, themselves great sportsmen, and facing the luminous turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. 

For those who love music, here as an event not to be missed: Music in Paradise from November 25th – 28th Framed in the heart of the most beautiful tourist area of the world, for four days Riviera Maya becomes one more time the host for the best national and international Jazz acts of all times.
Combining the most varied expressions of the genre once again in its seventh edition the Riviera Maya Tourism Board shares with visitors an unforgettable "fiesta" of sun, ocean and music where fun is guaranteed. "You only need to be here" RivieraMayaJazzFestival.com/new/

Is there any advantage to staying at your hotel rather than other ones in the area?
We have one thing that beats every hotel in the area: Our staff! There is absolutely no other team like the Valentin family in the Riviera Maya that welcomes, serves and pampers you with a genuine smile as the Valentin Imperial Maya staff. When our guests leave our hotel they feel as if they left a piece of their heart at the Valentin Imperial Maya. That’s why people visit us and come back over and over again; once they are here they become one with the Valentin Imperial Maya family.

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
We are currently offering a Great and Value Rate. This promotion offers $100 Resort Credit good towards Massages. If booking any category except the Deluxe Junior Suite, the guest will also receive an additional $100 Resort Credit good towards an upgrade upon check-in. Kindly note that the credits do not have monetary value. When booking the Deluxe Junior Suite, this rate is commissionable at 13% and if any other category is booked, the Travel Agent will receive a 15% commission. 

This special is valid from November 03, 2009 – April 12, 2010

How can a Travel Agent book the Valentin Imperial Maya?
Via GDS using our codes:

Valentin Imperial Maya

Amadeus: CUNVIM
Galileo: 34838
SABRE: 82231
Worldspan: CUNIM

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
ValentinMaya.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

Thank you Hortensia for sharing all these great details about your wonderful all inclsuive resort. 

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

MAC Chat: An interview with Jacqueline Warda, The Congress Plaza Hotel (Chicago, IL)

by Jessica 10/30/2009 7:09:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

 


 

Jacqueline Warda is our featured interview for this week. She is the Director of Sales at The Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL. 

   For more information visit: CongressPlazaHotel.com

What are some of the key selling features of Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel?
Originally built to accommodate visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, the guest rooms and suites of the Congress Plaza Hotel are truly spacious by today’s standards. In contrast with the more modern hotels, guestrooms are larger, ceilings are higher, bathrooms bigger, and window expanses wider. The abundant public space, large lobby, and long corridors provide a freedom of movement not present in the more constricted area of today’s hotels.

Our LakeView rooms are characterized by their residential ambiance and, of course, the fabulous view of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Lake Michigan. They feature a king or two double beds, high speed internet, and complimentary coffee/tea.

The Congress Plaza Hotel has over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 8,300 square foot Ballroom. The Gold Room at the Congress Plaza Hotel is famous for its architecture and for its place in the history of Chicago. An elegant Chicago banquet facility, the Gold Room was restored in 1997 by the Italian artist Lido Lippi - restorer of the Sistine Chapel - to its original splendor. The elegance of the room is ideal for formal events and is often selected for wedding receptions and banquets.

Why is The Congress Plaza Hotel the ideal choice for travelers?
The Congress Plaza Hotel’s convenient downtown location commands a spectacular view of Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. It also provides easy access to the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Orchestra Hall, and Sears Tower; all within walking distance. The downtown business district, shopping, and restaurants, as well as downtown theaters, museums and universities are just steps away. 

Having existed for more than a century, the hotel is considered by many to be a “Landmark of Chicago Hospitality.” The Congress Plaza Hotel is a full service hotel.

In addition to our great location and services, our rates are always competitive and offer great value. For example our Bed & Breakfast promotion includes a full American Breakfast per person.

Why should Travel Agents book The Congress Plaza Hotel for their clients?
Besides the convenient location and truly spacious accommodations for our guests, we pay 10% commission to all Travel Agents in a timely and accurate system.

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
Our Great Rate and Value is valid for all new bookings now through January 31, 2010. It includes a 10% discount off of our best available rate. Another great promotion is our Bed and Breakfast promotion. It includes full American Breakfast for each guest.

How can a Travel Agent book The Congress Plaza Hotel?
Via GDS using our codes:

The Congress Plaza Hotel

Amadeus: CHICON
Galileo: 95227
SABRE: 12733
Worldspan: 60136

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
CongressPlazaHotel.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

Thank you Jacqueline for taking time to tell us all about The Congress Plaza Hotel. It's beautiful!

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

MAC Chat: An interview with Lisa Gory, Shula's Hotel and Golf Club (Miami, FL)

by Jessica 10/27/2009 3:54:00 PM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

 


 

This week we are back in my hometown, sunny Miami, FL, where I interviewed Lisa Gory, Director of Sales at Shula's Hotel and Golf Club.

   For more information visit: DonShulaHotel.com

What are some of the key selling features of Shula's Hotel and Golf Club?
Our 205 well appointed guest rooms include pillow-top mattress, complimentary high-speed wireless internet and more. You can play golf at our championship 18-hole course. The Senator Course is recognized as one of Miami's best golf courses.

Book a custom Ritual experience in our Aveda concept spa. We invite you to relax at our warm and inviting environment as we provide you exceptional service. 

You can workout and stay healthy at our 44,000 square foot fitness facility with state of the art fitness equipment and exceptional staff.

Dine at the "Original" Shula's Steak House. Recognized as one of America's best steak houses, Shula's serves Premium Black Angus Beef. 

There is complimentary wireless and high speed Internet access. You can also take advantage of our 20,000 square feet of modern meeting space including 14 rooms and outside venues.
 

Why is Shula's Hotel and Golf Club the ideal choice for travelers?
We are
conveniently located just outside the city of Miami, approximately 12 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA) and approximately 22 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL). We are also minutes from many popular sights and attractions such as South Beach, Land Shark Stadium (Dolphin Stadium), and Miami Beach.

Why do you think Travel Agents should book Shula's Hotel and Golf Club for their clients?
Shula's Hotel is a destination designed for the business and leisure traveler alike. As one of the last independent Miami resorts, our focus is to provide you world-class service while you make our hotel your home away from home. Constantly providing travelers with a variety of different rates and specials throughout the year, Shula’s has something for everyone. 

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
Our Great Rate and Value promotion is valid through December 31, 2009. The promotion rate is $99.00 and includes one $25 certificate to the original Shula’s Steak House and one $20 certificate Shula’s Steak 2 restaurant. These rates are 10% commissionable.

How can a Travel Agent book Shula's Hotel and Golf Club?
Via GDS using our codes:

Shula's Hotel and Golf Club

Amadeus: MIA001
Galileo: 30998
SABRE: 12160
Worldspan: 0005

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
DonShulaHotel.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

Thank you Lisa  for telling us more about Shula's Hotel and Golf Club. I'll meet you at the "Original" Shula's Steak House, then maybe we can go play a round of golf!

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

MAC Chat: An interview with Maria Moreno-York, Hotel Felix (Chicago, IL)

by Jessica 10/23/2009 4:48:00 AM
     
 

MAC CHAT
A series of 5 minute interviews featuring travel industry leaders. 
Hosted By: Jessica Martinez

Sponsored By: 

 
     
 

 


 

The windy city is my next stop where I interviewed Maria Moreno-York, Director of Sales - Business Transient at Hotel Felix, Chicago, IL.

   For more information visit: HotelFelixChicago.com

What are some of the key selling features of Hotel Felix Chicago?
Great Location! Hotel Felix is a new, Eco-Friendly hotel with a great location. We also offer spa services and a full service restaurant. 

Why is Hotel Felix Chicago the ideal choice for travelers?
Hotel Felix Chicago offers travelers the convenience of complimentary wireless throughout the hotel. We also offer complimentary use of business center and free local calls. We offer warm and plush accommodations and are walking distance to North Michigan Avenue.

Why should Travel Agents book Hotel Felix Chicago for their clients?
In addition to the great accommodations and amenities I mentioned for their clients, we are also offering travel agents15% commission when booking our "Great Rate and Value" promotion.

Do you have any current promotions you would like to share with Travel Agents?
Our Great Rate and Value is valid for all new bookings now through January 31, 2010. For the guest, this promotion includes 20% off of our best available rate. When booking this offer, we are currently offering 15% commission for Travel Agents.

 

How can a Travel Agent book Hotel Felix Chicago?
Via GDS using our codes:

Hotel Felix Chicago

Amadeus: ORD366
Galileo: 92691
SABRE: 102227
Worldspan: 15366

Great Rates and Values can also be booked on our website:
HotelFelixChicago.com

Simply go to Reservations, click on the Travel Agents tab and register. Go to Promotional rates and look for Great Rate and Value. Please enter Rate Access code MAIL to access this rate. 

The next time your clients want to visit the windy city, consider booking them at the Hotel Felix Chicago. Thanks for joining me today, Maria! 

Please feel free to submit your comments below. Have an excellent day!

 
     

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