Monday, January 4, 2010
Melting Pot Restaurants Partner with Warner Bros. Pictures for Valentine’s Day Promotion Featuring SKYY® Vodka
TAMPA, FL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Melting Pot Restaurants (http://www.meltingpot.com), a national fondue franchise, is giving away more than $20,000 in prizes, including a grand prize trip to Los Angeles for the premiere of the new Warner Bros. romantic comedy release, “Valentine’s Day,” as well as featuring three new SKYY® Vodka “Love Potion” cocktails starting Dec. 31, in a drive to increase Club Fondue membership and enhance brand awareness. “Valentine’s Day” opens nationwide on Feb. 12, 2010.
“Considering we are one of the most popular restaurants of choice for Valentine’s Day, this partnership and program with Warner Bros., featuring SKYY Vodka cocktails, just made sense for our brand as a way to create memorable experiences for guests and incentivize them to return,” says Kendra Shier, (top right photo) vice president of brand development for The Melting Pot.
The “Valentine’s Day Red Carpet Premiere Sweepstakes” site contains the following:
Club Fondue membership information and sign-up – This program offers fondue features including wine tastings, food samplings, invitations to special events and advanced holiday reservation privileges.
For more information about this promotion, log onto The Melting Pot’s Web site at http://www.meltingpot.com, or contact the nearest location.
With more than 145 restaurants nationwide, existing locations in 37 states including the District of Columbia, and over 13 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. is the country’s premier fondue restaurant franchise.
The menu also includes creamy cheese fondues, lively salads, fine wines and mouthwatering chocolate fondue desserts. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot’s corporate headquarters are in Tampa, Fla.
Contact: Sandy D’Elosua, National Director of Public Relations and Social Media, 813-425-6217, mailto:email@example.com, http://www.meltingpot.com/
Equity Residential Announces Completion and Results of Tender Offer by ERP Operating Limited Partnership for Its Exchangeable Notes
To view a summary of the company’s recent tender offers for certain of the Operating Partnership’s notes, please contact Marty McKenna, Equity Residential, 312-928-1901
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today that it has completed the sale of the Bliss spa and product company to Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR) for $100 million.
As part of the transaction, Bliss and Remède spas and amenities will remain exclusive to Starwood in the hotel category at W Hotels and St. Regis Hotels, respectively. Additionally, Starwood’s Aloft brand will continue to offer Bliss Tried+Blue amenities.
“Not only does this sale further our strategy to focus exclusively on our global hospitality business and our nine distinct and compelling hotel brands, but our ongoing and exclusive relationship with Steiner Leisure means that we will continue to distinguish our spa offerings in our W and St. Regis hotels and provide amenities that are guest favorites,” said Frits van Paasschen (top right photo), President and CEO of Starwood.
In addition to Bliss spas in W Hotels and Remède spas in St. Regis hotels, Starwood has more than 300 spa properties in its hotels and resorts around the world, such as the award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin (middle left photo) at the Westin Beijing Financial Street, Spa Gaucin at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, (bottom right photo) and GB Spa at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens.
Starwood also develops and operates proprietary spa brands including Heavenly Spa by Westin, Explore Spa by Le Mèridien and Shine Spa for Sheraton.
Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, AloftSM, and ElementSM.
Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com/.
Contact: K.C. Kavanagh, 914-640-8339, Website: http://www.starwood.com/