HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO OFFERS SWEETHEARTS A ROMANTIC GETAWAY WITH RESTAURANT, SPA, HOTEL DEALS AND MORE
February 4, 2013
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Romantic Hotel Room Getaway – Feb. 1 – Feb. 28
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating with sweet deals on romantic hotel room getaways (starting at $39). With the special booking, guests will receive a free gift with a purchase of $50 or more from lingerie and women’s boutique Love Jones and a complimentary upgrade with the purchase of a 50 minute or longer treatment at Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon. To reserve a room, call 800.343.4346 and mention the code H0114EB or visit www.hardrockhotel.com/february2013. Offer valid Friday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, Feb. 28.
Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon Valentine’s Day Treatment – Thursday, Feb. 14
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers love birds a little rest and relaxation with the intimate “Diamond & Drum Sticks” ($525 per couple and $275 for single) massage at Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon. Patrons can indulge in the lavish 80 minute treatment starting with a salt and aromatic lavender oil exfoliation, which leaves the body sparkling like a diamond. The treatment is complete with the spa’s signature Drum Sticks massage using bamboo reeds for drumming, tapping and rolling to rebalance the body’s energy flow. To top it all off, guests can raise a toast during their pampering with a complimentary glass of champagne.
35 Steaks + Martinis Four-Course Meal – Thursday, Feb. 14
35 Steaks + Martinis invites valentines to release their culinary inhibitions with its exquisite four-course meal ($150 per couple). The upscale dinner menu is bound to make any date swoon starting with a complimentary champagne toast and delicious entrées including a Shrimp and Oyster Platter for two; Filet Mignon, an 8-ounce filet with Vincotta Demi, figs, asparagus and asiago Gratin; Linguini all’aragosta, a Half Maine lobster with white wine sauce; and more. Chocolate lovers can finish off the fabulous meal with Lover’s Fondue, featuring several dipping options such as homemade marshmallows, strawberries, hazelnut cookies, angel food cake and brownies.
Fú Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu – Thursday, Feb. 14
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant destination Fú offers a prix fixe menu for two ($100 per couple) served family style. Guests will feel the love as they dine within the contemporary restaurant adorned with red and gold accents and enjoy the delectable food items such as Curry Lobster Puffs; Stir Fried Seafood Medley of Salmon, Shrimp and Scallops on a bed of Longevity Noodles; Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Spicy Fú Sauce; a Chocolate Ganace with Chocolate Dipped Strawberry dessert and more.
Mr. Lucky’s Café Special Valentine’s Day Dessert – Thursday, Feb. 14
For a casual date, couples can enjoy each other’s company at Mr. Lucky’s Café while sharing the delicious Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Sundae ($14) made for two. The mouthwatering dessert will please the palate with its combination of warm cheesecake brownie, white chocolate ice cream, sweet raspberry sauce and rich dark chocolate sauce topped off with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and sugar almonds.
Nobu Seven-Course Meal – Thursday, Feb. 14
Modern and authentic Japanese restaurant Nobu features a grand seven-course meal ($150 per person) for the ultimate night on the town. Patrons will enjoy the restaurant’s exotic flavors starting off with a vegetable Zensai sushi roll. Following the light dish, servers deliver course after course offering guests the chance to try an array of the dining hot spot’s best dishes. Menu items include House made Tofu with Uni, Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Bing Cherry Soy Mirin Reduction, Lobster Miso Cappuccino and more. Last but not least, a surprise dessert will be served to conclude the lavish dining experience.
Pink Taco Anti-Valentine’s Day Offerings – Thursday, Feb. 14
Sour singles can celebrate together at Pink Taco with its Anti-Valentine’s Day offerings. Guests can satisfy their taste buds with Sweet Chipotle Lobster Tacos ($18) or Heated Hearts ($8), a spicy heart-shaped dessert with a jalapeno chocolate mousse with raspberries, candied jalapenos and an almond crisp. Patrons can also receive their first Love on the Rocks Margarita ($5) for free while expressing their resentment towards love by shredding a picture of their ex at the bar.
Culinary Dropout Valentine’s Day A La Carte Menu – Thursday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 16
Culinary Dropout will be serving an a la carte menu, Feb. 14 – 16. Guests can enjoy several four-course menu options featuring the gastropub’s signature appetizers, salads, main entrées, special limited-time options and desserts. The special limited-time options include the Raw Bar Royale featuring crab, oysters and shrimp ($50 per couple or $85 for four) or the Bistro Steak “Oscar” ($36) topped with king crab and peppercorn gastrique and served with a side of hand-cut fries. Other a la carte items available include the French onion soup, the Winter Salad, fried chicken, and butternut squash cannelloni. Guests can finish with a sweet treat and delight in the restaurant’s dessert items including the apple monkey bread, peanut butter & chocolate tart and salted caramel custard. For reservations, call 702.522.8100.
Valentine’s Day Weekend at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours – Thursday Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17
Body English Nightclub & Afterhours will be popping with a line-up of trendsetting DJs. MiM0Sa, Brillz and ETC!ETC! will be turning up the noise for the Thursday night party BASSment. The fun continues with resident DJ Richard Beynon on Friday, and Saturday will not disappoint with artists Destructo, Oliver and Claude VonStroke. Sunday, alternative hip hop group The Pharcyde will be the main event to conclude the exciting weekend. Body English Nightclub & Afterhours is opens at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals are free on Sundays and receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table/VIP reservations, call 702.693.5555.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Entertainment Date-Night Options – Friday, Feb. 15
Music lovers can arrange a special rendezvous at The Joint or Vinyl. Rock fans can wow their valentine with tickets to see legends Stone Sour and Papa Roach (tickets start at $35) at The Joint. The band is known for its electrifying and explosive shows and has had critics around the world hailing the group as “the best live band.” For a more low-key experience, guests can hit up Vinyl and enjoy Moksha ($15). The Las Vegas band has a strong following on the West Coast and blends the sounds of guitar, keyboard, bass, drums and horns to create an unforgettable jam session. Attendees at Moksha must be 21 or older with a valid form of identification.
Tickets for The Joint and Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.
Culinary Dropout “Single’s Awareness Day” Celebration – Friday, Feb. 15
Culinary Dropout will celebrate Single’s Awareness Day by offering specials on champagne ($5), paperbag special beers ($2), well drinks ($4) and specialty cocktails ($8). The specialty cocktails will include the Cat Lady, a feisty mix of Veev, lime juice, Tanqueray Gin, honey and a splash of Drambuie; Effen Cupid, a sweet drink complete with Effen Black Cherry vodka, raspberry, lime and simple syrup garnished with conversation hearts; the Permanent Bachelor, a libation to honor all the single studs made with Jim Beam, strawberry and orange bitters; and SADCakes, a fruity getaway created by mixing Mailbu, Cruzan Rum, crème de cacao, cream, and lemon finished with pomegranate foam and sprinkles.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and ?Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information, call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.
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Kirvin Doak Communications
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AGENCY RETAINS BERMUDA AFTER COMPETITIVE REVIEW
February 4, 2013
Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston’s Island Resort, nestled on a lush barrier island 30 minutes from the city’s famous historic district, occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront property. Offering a year-round menu of golf, tennis, fishing and restaurant options, this award-winning retreat is a favorite for families, couples and groups.
Currently operating as Mansion on Judges’ Hill in the heart of Austin, Texas, Hotel Ella will debut this coming summer. Originally constructed in 1897, the boutique property is neoclassical in design and will feature an interior courtyard with pool, private cabanas, outdoor dining and lounge as well as a new restaurant and fresh interiors.
L’Apogee Courchevel, a premium resort located in the French Alps, will open in late 2013. The property will boast stunning suites and double rooms along with a two-star Michelin chef in its signature restaurant.
Best Chefs America is the inaugural chef’s guide to chefs, launching early 2013. Analysts conducted some 5,000+ interviews with chefs nominated by fellow chefs, culinary professionals and food enthusiasts. The results were compiled into a 386-page glossy book, complete with chef listings broken down both geographically and alphabetically, to be updated annually.
- Guided by a team of experienced professionals, including Chairman and CEO Robert Hess, former commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services in New York, and President Cara Pace, a well-respected leader in the housing community, Housing Solutions USA provides a range of high-quality housing services. The organization supports the homeless and low-income individuals and families, our nation's veterans and victims of domestic abuse or other special needs.
The agency has moved to larger offices in Charleston, S.C., and hired a number of new employees under the direction of Senior Vice President and 15-year LH&A veteran Gina Stouffer. “We see the South as an arena of opportunity with its fast-growing population base and delighted to be in the world’s favorite city as designated by Condé Nast Traveler magazine,” advised President Stephen Hammond who oversees strategic direction for the company.
In addition to an increased presence in Charleston, the agency has opened a satellite office in San Francisco.
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Son Will Press Late Father’s Asbestos Suit
February 4, 2013
The son of a deceased United Kingdom postal worker has vowed to continue his father’s mesothelioma lawsuit.
Alnwick, England resident John Deeble died from mesothelioma right before Christmas last year. According to Journal Live, a Northumberland, England news site, his death came less than two years after being diagnosed with the incurable disease. Deeble, 91, had gone to see his physician in March 2011, complaining of being breathless and sudden weight loss. After undergoing an operation to drain fluid from his lungs, Deeble was diagnosed with the illness, which is caused by asbestos exposure.
Deeble claimed he was exposed to deadly asbestos dust in the 1960s. He worked at the Alnwick post office as it was being renovated, and said he was never warned about the dangers of inhaling the dust or given protective clothing or a mask to wear. Deeble's attorney is now investigating the case by actively seeking people who may have worked with Deeble during the renovation.
His son Peter Deeble confirmed that he will continue to pursue the mesothelioma lawsuit as a tribute to his father. Additionally, this act is for "other people as well, who may have been affected by [mesothelioma].” Peter Deeble noted: “Ninety-one is a good age, a really good age and he was fit and active until a couple of months before he died. It was a painful end.”
If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible for a mesothelioma lawsuit. Call Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation.
Japan’s Tsunami Has Asbestos Legacy
February 4, 2013
The 2011 tsunami that rolled over parts of Japan left lingering fears about radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Unfortunately, the tragedy has left another sinister legacy: the presence of potentially carcinogenic asbestos.
Many tons of asbestos were spread across tsunami-stricken areas, according to this news video report by the Australian Broadcast Corporation (a transcript of the newscast is available on the Web page). “While many fear the invisible fallout from Fukushima, it may be another poisonous substance closer to home that could prove even deadlier for some,” notes the Australian reporter presenting the piece.
Rushing seawater ripped apart asbestos sheeting, fireproofing, insulation and other materials from buildings. The tide mixed with other debris, creating toxic mounds over hundreds of miles of Japan’s northeast coast. The deadly microscopic asbestos fibers eventually dried out for the wind to carry them away.
For about one year after the tsunami, many people rebuilding devastated communities labored without protective gear, leading to worries about future asbestos-related illnesses. Tests have so far confirmed 14 locations in which asbestos levels exceed the World Health Organization’s safety limit for the material. Japan only enacted a complete ban on asbestos in 2005, so even relatively new buildings may contain the material.
Japan relied on cheap, strong, and durable asbestos to rebuild and build up communities in the post-World War II years. In America, asbestos was also widely used in construction. Also in America, as in Japan, most people were unaware of the dangers of inhaling asbestos, which has been definitively linked to a wide range of serious illnesses, including asbestosis and mesothelioma, a rare but deadly cancer.
There is no safe level of asbestos exposure, according to the National Cancer Institute, and latency periods can be as long as 40 years between exposure to asbestos and the onset of mesothelioma symptoms.
Lucas Howard Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New Book, “Cracking the Real Estate Code”
February 4, 2013
Grand Rapids, Mich. – January 14, 2013 – Lucas Howard has joined a select group of the world’s leading real estate experts co-write the forthcoming book titled, “Cracking the Real Estate Code: The Nations Leading Expert Advisors Reveal Their Proven Repeatable Systems to Help You Get the Best Deal on Either Side of Any Real Estate Transaction.” Two of these experts are noted real estate professionals, members of the National Association of Expert Advisors and coaches Jay Kinder and Michael Reese. Nick Nanton, Esq., along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress imprint.
Lucas Howard is the “Rain Maker” for the Lucas Howard Group, and has been serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan in spectacular fashion since 2004. He and his team of Real Estate expert advisors specialize in the West Michigan market, and reside in Grand Rapids Michigan. Lucas developed his successful business by simply being committed to helping home buyers and sellers, by educating and empowering them to make confident Real Estate decisions that are in their best interest, even if that means not buying or selling a home with him. Lucas is known for his positive attitude, joyful personality, and relentless pursuit to better himself so he can bring a higher standard of service to his clients.
“Cracking the Real Estate Code” will feature proven secrets and strategies that the top real estate agents and consultants employ in order to realize the biggest gains from selling a home – and to gain the strongest leverage in buying one. These proven secrets, used by the pros in the know, are gathered together here for the first time in one easy-to-access guide. The book is expected to
be published in May 2013.
If you’re interested in working with Lucas Howard and the Lucas Howard Group, you can connect with us at: www.lucashowardgroup.com
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