BY THE BAY:
Vacation rental management company
ResortQuest Int'l will open the first phase of its new $90 million,
70-acre property, Bahama Bay Resort, Dec. 23. The first phase will
include 64 units, two pools and a clubhouse. By the end of January
2003, 116 units are scheduled to be completed.
DELTA CONNECTION inaugurated nonstop jet
service between Orlando and Huntsville, Ala., beginning Dec. 16.
The airline will offer two daily roundtrip flights using Bombardier
CRJ regional jets.
HMSHost (formerly Host Marriott Services), a
provider of food and retail concessions for the travel industry,
signed a contract with Orlando Int'l Airport to provide
concessions. As part of the agreement HMSHost will introduce
several new concessions to the airport, including the Fox Sports
Bar, modeled on a Fox Sports studio; Zyng Noodlery, a server of
noodle dishes from various Asian countries, as well as the more
familiar Carvel, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Sbarro, Chick-Fil-A and
the Outback Steakhouse.
THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Visitor Complex opened
its new Astronaut Hall of Fame on Dec. 14. A formal grand opening
ceremony will be held in Spring 2003. At that time educational
programs will be unveiled. Standard admission is separate from
admission to the Space Center and will be $13.95 plus tax for
adults and $9.95 plus tax for children ages 3-11.
CHEVROLET AND SIERRA ENTERTAINMENT will present
a consumer and trade event called the 18th Annual Stock Car Racing
Fan Fest Feb. 12-14 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, during
the Daytona Speedweeks. Events will include a pit crew challenge,
an engine building contest, manufacturers' displays and autograph
signings with Nascar drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.