May 20, 2011

JET SERVICE TO ARUBA JUST GOT BETTER – AND MORE BEAUTIFUL! New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders 2012 Calendar To Be Photographed In Aruba And On-Site At Radisson Aruba Resort May 23 to 28, 2011

New “Fans” Added To Radisson Aruba Resort On Facebook Through June 30, 2011 Get “Chance To Win” New York Jets Memorabilia Or Home Game Tickets


ARUBA (May 20, 2011) – There’s never been a better time to jet off to Aruba than May 23 to 28, 2011, when the New York Jets Cheerleaders, known as the Flight Crew, will be on-site at the stunning Radisson Aruba Resort to shoot their 2012 Flight Crew Calendar. The Radisson Aruba will serve as home base for the famous cheerleading squad and the resort’s lush tropical grounds will provide the location for much of the photo shoot. Resort guests will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the Flight Crew and to watch the photo shoot, and those who become a “Fan” of the Radisson Aruba on Facebook can enter to win autographed Jets memorabilia.

Palm Beach, where the Radisson Aruba is located, is ranked the Top Beach in Aruba and was a key factor in drawing the Flight Crew to Aruba and the Radisson. The 1,500-foot expansive stretch of pristine beach will be the focal point of the shoot. Additional shoot locations at the AAA Four Diamond resort include the property’s tropical lagoons, cascading waterfalls, zero-entry free-form swimming pools, manicured tropical gardens, and its award-winning oceanfront Larimar Spa that is a favorite of spa connoisseurs.


Travelers to Aruba staying at the Radisson Aruba during the week of the shoot will be allowed to watch portions of the on-location photo sessions, and guests booked into the resort overnight May 24 will receive an invitation to a cocktail reception with a select group of cheerleaders. This special event will provide New York Jets fans and football fanatics a rare opportunity to interact with a few of the talented Flight Crew.


Jets fans unable to travel to Aruba can still join in the fun by following the action on Facebook, and anyone who becomes a “Fan” of the Radisson Aruba Resort today through June 30, 2011 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win autographed Jets memorabilia (one winner), two tickets to a Jets game (one winner) and an autographed Jets Flight Crew calendar (five winners).


For information and reservations, call Radisson at +1 (800) 333-3333, visit www.radisson.com/aruba or contact your travel professional. Aruba is easily accessible via the Queen Beatrix International Airport, located minutes from the Radisson Aruba and serving all major carriers including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, US Airways and United Airlines.

About the Flight Crew Cheerleaders:

The New York Jets Flight Crew was created in 2007 to enhance the overall fan experience by infusing additional energy and enthusiasm to each home game. Members of the multi-talented, multi-purpose entertainment team are dancers, athletes and active participants in the Jets community. Whether they are performing a choreographed dance routine or appearing at New York Jets charity events, every member of the New York Jets Flight Crew is committed to excellence and serving as role models for Jets fans across the globe.

About Radisson Aruba Resort

The AAA Four Diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, located on Palm Beach – the island’s top beach – is a 15-acre tropical oasis offering exceptional accommodations and facilities enhanced by warm and caring, attentive service. The resort’s award-winning oceanfront Larimar Spa, known for treatments incorporating indigenous island ingredients, is the most comprehensive in Aruba and a favorite of spa connoisseurs. With an exceptional staff – many with the resort for more than 15 years – the property is notable for its gracious service, having the largest expanse of white sandy beach on the island, exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls, manicured fragrant gardens, and 355 guestrooms, including 30 luxurious suites and exclusive Plaza Club accommodations. The Radisson Aruba captures the essence of Aruban charm offering sumptuous cuisine in three restaurants; including Sunset Grille, the island’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant and Mira Solo, the island’s only martini bar featuring a variety of 52 martinis; a 30,000-square-foot pool area with two free-form pools; a five-star PADI dive and water sports facility, and more than 15,000 square feet of special event space.


Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, As one of the world’s leading brands, Radisson® is being positioned to deliver vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality characterized by the Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. Our ambition is to expand Radisson® as a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand. The positioning is being supported by a series of innovations introduced during our 2010 Global Business Conference, including new room concepts, new restaurant concepts and a series of new service concepts focused on the guest experience. The strategy for Radisson® entails an investment program of up to USD 1.5 billion in North America alone, focused on establishing flagship hotels in key U.S. cities and on upgrading the existing portfolio. With 425 hotels in operation globally and 107 hotels currently in the pipeline, the brand is poised for significant growth around the world*. We plan to grow the portfolio domestically and globally to at least 600 hotels by 2015. For information and reservations, call Radisson at +1 (800) 333-3333, visit www.radisson.com/aruba or contact your travel professional. All packages include complimentary high-speed Internet access and rates listed are per room based on double occupancy in Garden View accommodations.



May 16, 2011

TOP 10 REASONS TO SAY “I DO” AT THE RADISSON ARUBA RESORT, CASINO & SPA

A Romance-Full Destination Wedding Paradise Ideal for Celebrating Blissful Beginnings


 This is what brides dream of…grooms enjoy…wedding guests seek…and all will long remember: the AAA Four Diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, with its one-stop on-site comprehensive bridal services, a full-time dedicated bridal specialist and in-lobby wedding salon. Poised on one of the largest expanses of beach on the island’s pristine Palm Beach, the resort is the preferred “wedding setting” of discerning couples.

Whether taking their vows for the first time or renewing them, couples find the Top Ten Best Reasons To Say “I Do” at the romance-full destination paradise:

1. The resort’s Aruba Weddings by Design comprehensive bridal services and in-lobby wedding salon, under the direction of dedicated, experienced on-site wedding specialist Lisa Dammerman. Always current on the latest wedding trends and with a natural zest for “creative” planning, Lisa is an Aruba native with lifelong relationships among the island’s top florists and pastry chefs as well as clergy, government officials and a variety of special event vendors. She not only helps brides plan “the big day,” she serves as a valued source of guidance, inspiration and support with plenty of personal “hand-holding” that includes consulting and orchestrating all wedding day details, arranging rehearsal dinners and securing preferred rates for all guests. All-encompassing services range from assistance with civil regulations and marriage license needs to menu selections, floral arrangements, entertainment, photography/videography, wedding cakes, and gifts for the bridal party.



2. Year ‘Round Sunny Weather. The resort is entirely outside the hurricane belt with constant

82-degree temperatures, brilliant sunshine, and cooling trade winds that offer confidence to brides planning a wedding during what are traditionally considered rain or snow seasons.

3. 15 acres of romance located in the heart of famed Palm Beach, “Aruba’s Finest Beach”.

4. 1,500 feet of pristine beachfront, two zero-entry free-form pools, and tropical lagoons.

5. 24,000 square feet of outdoor venues featuring beachfront, garden, and poolside backdrops in addition to a flexible grand ballroom with multi-colored sculptured blown glass chandeliers that are perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other special events.

6. Picture-perfect settings. Lush tropical landscaping with fragrant gardens, cascading waterfalls, scenic lagoons, and exotic birds make this AAA Four Diamond resort the most photogenic resort in Aruba.

7. Award-winning, world-class oceanfront Larimar Spa. With nine treatment rooms, including those for couples massage, this full-service spa and salon (with hair and nail specialists) pampers brides, grooms and their guests. Known for treatments incorporating indigenous island ingredients, the resort’s 13,000-square-foot spa is the most comprehensive in Aruba and a favorite of spa connoisseurs.

8. Home to Aruba’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant: Sunset Grille, Aruba’s top steakhouse that is high in culinary energy, featuring an “exhibition kitchen”, award-winning wine list and signature fine dining cuisine (including the finest USDA Prime beef, amazingly fresh seafood, sumptuous appetizers, and mouth-watering desserts) with breathtaking views of the resort gardens, waterfalls and ocean; and Mira Solo, the island’s only martini bar that serves up a variety of 52 martinis.

9. Just steps from great off-property dining, shopping and entertainment.


10. 355 recently refreshed guest rooms, including 32 oceanfront suites, 40 Plaza Club rooms with signature West Indian four poster Mahogany beds, tropical art, designer furnishings, shutters and consoles, flat-screen TVs with surround sound, and spacious balconies with a variety of deluxe ocean views.


For more information on Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa’s destination wedding offerings, please visit its dedicated exclusive website: www.arubaweddingsbydesign.com, email weddings@radissonaruba.com, or call 011.297.526.6925.

- Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa -

The AAA Four Diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, located on Palm Beach – the island’s top beach – is a 15-acre tropical oasis offering exceptional accommodations and facilities enhanced by warm and caring, attentive service. The resort’s award-winning oceanfront Larimar Spa, known for treatments incorporating indigenous island ingredients, is the most comprehensive in Aruba and a favorite of spa connoisseurs. With an exceptional staff – many with the resort for more than15 years – the property is notable for its gracious service, having the largest expanse of white sandy beach on the island, exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls, manicured fragrant gardens, and 355 guestrooms, including 32 luxurious suites and exclusive Plaza Club accommodations. The Radisson Aruba captures the essence of Aruban charm offering sumptuous cuisine in three restaurants; including Sunset Grille, the island’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, and Mira Solo, the island’s only martini bar featuring a variety of 52 martinis; a 30,000-square-foot pool area with two free-form pools; a 16,000-square-foot starlit-themed casino; a five-star PADI dive and water sports facility, and more than 15,000 square feet of special event space.



As one of the world’s leading brands, Radisson® is being positioned to deliver vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality characterized by the Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. Our ambition is to expand Radisson® as a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand. The positioning is being supported by a series of innovations introduced during our 2010 Global Business Conference, including new room concepts, new restaurant concepts and a series of new service concepts focused on the guest experience. The strategy for Radisson® entails an investment program of up to USD 1.5 billion in North America alone, focused on establishing flagship hotels in key U.S. cities and on upgrading the existing portfolio. With 425 hotels in operation globally and 107 hotels currently in the pipeline, the brand is poised for significant growth around the world*. We plan to grow the portfolio domestically and globally to at least 600 hotels by 2015.

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BOCA RATON SYMPHONIA UNVEILS ITS 2011-2012 CONNOISSEUR SERIES CONCERT PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE; SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Philippe Entremont Returns As Principal Conductor Guest Conductors Are Arthur Fagen and Ramon Tebar; Soloists Are Tim Fain, Alex Kobrin, Areta Zhulla, Philippe Entremont, Sebastian Knauer, and Clair Huangci

The Boca Raton Symphonia unveils its 2011-2012 Connoisseur Series concert program, the world-class orchestra’s seventh annual season schedule that offers “Symphonies on Sundays” from December 2011 through April 2012. Season tickets are now on sale; all concerts are held on Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton.

Introduced last year as a special prelude to each concert, ticket holders are invited to come early at 1:45 p.m. to get “up close and personal” with the afternoon concert’s conductor. Musicologist and American Classical Music Hall of Fame inductee Martin Bookspan who has appeared with many of America’s great symphony orchestras and served as Contributing Editor to the Stereo Review will hold open discussions with concert conductors, including commentary and questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be available in the lobby following the pre-concert session.


According to Boca Raton Symphonia President Steve Pomeranz, the 2011-2012 Connoisseur Series schedule is as follows:

DECEMBER 4TH: PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR PHILIPPE ENTREMONT Boca Raton Symphonia Principal Conductor Philippe Entremont, one of the most recorded artists of all time who has performed as a pianist on five continents in practically every musical center, will direct the symphonic orchestra in its inaugural concert of the season. Concert will showcase the talent of violin soloist Tim Fain, who the Boston Globe referred to as a “charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile” and whose music has been in the critically-acclaimed film Black Swan and Bee Season. Featured pieces will be MOZART Serenata Notturna, K. 239, PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 63 and SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major.

JANUARY 15TH: GUEST CONDUCTOR ARTHUR FAGEN Guest Conductor Arthur Fagen will conduct the orchestra in this second concert of the series. He has recorded for BMG, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SFB and WDR Cologne and currently records for Naxos for which he has completed the six symphonies of Bohuslav Martinu. His recent recording of Martinu’s Piano Concertos that was awarded an Editor’s Choice in the March 2010 issue of Gramophone magazine. The concert will showcase the talents of Russian piano soloist Alex Kobrin, who is the winner of numerous piano competitions, including the prestigious Gold Medal at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as well as the Neigauz, Busoni, Hamamatsu, Glasgow, Caltanissetta, and Warsaw Chopin International Competitions. The concert will feature the world premiere of TURKIN Five Brief Essays on One Theme, BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58 and MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56, “Scottish.”




FEBRUARY 5TH: GUEST CONDUCTOR RAMON TEBAR Guest Conductor Ramon Tebar, who is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting Spanish conductors of his generation, will direct the orchestra. The concert will showcase the talents of Violin Soloist Areta Zhulla, who has collaborated with, among others, Perlman Pinchas Zukerman. The concert will feature HAYDN Symphony No. 1 in D major, Barber Violin Concerto, op . 14 and BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36 will comprise the show.

MARCH 18TH: PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR PHILIPPE ENTREMONT Directed by Principal Conductor Philippe Entremont, this concert will showcase his talents as a Piano Soloist along with the talent of award-winning Piano Soloist Sebastian Knauer. Knauer, who has been praised by reviewers for his eloquence and sensitive interpretations, has performed internationally in major concert halls such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonic, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikvereinssaal and Konzerthaus, and more. The concert will feature BACH Keyboard Concerto in E major, BVW 1053, MOZART Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major, K. 365 and POULENC Sinfonietta.

APRIL 1ST: PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR PHILIPPE ENTREMONT The concluding concert of the series features Principal Conductor Philippe Entremont and showcases the talents of renowned Piano Soloist Clair Huangci, the Grand Prize winner of the 1999 World Piano Competition who astonishes all who hear her perform. She received a grand piano for her sixth birthday and started taking lessons when she was seven. That same year, she was featured on Fox News as a child prodigy with “the skills of a professional pianist.” Concert performance selections will be MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, SAINT-SA√čNS, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 22, WAGNER Siegfried Idyll and DVORAK Czech Suite, op. 39.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE Tickets are now on sale by calling 866-MUSIC01 (866-687-4201) or online by visiting www.bocasymphonia.org. Those wishing to buy season subscriptions by check can print out the online subscription order form and send with payment to Boca Raton Symphonia at 2285 Potomac Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431; seats will be reserved on the date received. Single ticket purchases will become available online November 1, 2011 and will receive an approximate 5% discount.

Refunds will not be offered, but those unable to attend a concert in the series will have the option to donate their ticket(s) in advance, by mail or telephone, to the Boca Raton Symphonia, or in person at the theater box office at least one hour prior to the performance time. Tax receipts will be mailed to the donors.

ABOUT: BOCA RATON SYMPHONIA The mission of the Boca Raton Symphonia, Boca’s world class orchestra, is to perform and to make accessible classical music through concert performances and educational outreach programs featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists, including renowned Principal Conductor Philippe Entremont and Guest Conductors Arthur Fagen and Ramon Tebar. The 2011-2012 season soloists include violinist Tim Fain, pianist Alex Kobrin, violinist Areta Zhulla, pianist Philippe Entremont, pianist Sebastian Knauer, and pianist Clair Huangci. For more information, visit www.bocasymphonia.org or call (866) MUSIC01 (866) 687-4201.

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