Greensboro, N.C., will live up to its name
when the 137-room, 10-suite Proximity Hotel opens
According to the
hotel's owner, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, the
Proximity Hotel's eight-story tower will use 40% to 55% of the
energy of a conventional hotel, thanks to a sophisticated
air-exchange system, oversize panes of glass and 96 solar panels
atop the building.
is hoping to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Gold Certification for the Proximity Hotel.
call (336) 379-8200. For more info, visit www.proximityhotel.com.
become a Westin
The owners of the
formerly independent Argent Hotel in San Francisco have decided to
renovate the property and reopen the 667-room hotel as the
Westin San Francisco Market Street this spring.
Outdoor meetings space will be added.
information on the hotel, visit www.starwood.com.
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in
Stowe, Vt., will host the Vermont Chocolate Show
on May 26 and 27.
The AAA Four
Diamond property is offering a two-night package priced from $440
per person, double, for those attending the show.
Sweet Retreat deal includes two nights' accommodations, one
80-minute chocolate spa treatment per person, a chocolate welcome
basket, daily admission to the chocolate show, daily breakfast and
use of spa and fitness facilities.
The show will
include art displays, a kids' "chocolate land" and a chocolate
martini and beer lounge.
information on the show, visit www.vermontchocolateshow.com. For Stoweflake, call
(800) 253-2232 or visit www.stoweflake.com.
celebration of soul
Memphis, home to
the Stax record label that made stars of Otis Redding, Wilson
Pickett and others, will celebrate its soul music heritage this
year under the banner "Memphis Celebrates 50 Years of
The city has
proclaimed the week of June 16 to 22 "Seven Days of Soul." During
this week, tourism officials said Memphis would engage visitors
with sights, sounds, attractions and events inspired by soul
will host a concert in Memphis featuring contemporary artists and
Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes and Booker T. & the
information on Memphis' celebration of soul, visit www.memphissoul50.com.
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