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TORONTO, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, special package offers make it easy to experience the world premier of the spectacular The Lord of the Rings stage show in Toronto. New packages include premium tickets, accommodation with breakfast, and admission to one of seven prominent Toronto attractions. New summer packages are ideal for families and couples, starting at $139(x) per person, or $147(x) for a downtown hotel. With 57 hotels participating, any type of traveller can find the right accommodation either steps from the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto's Entertainment District or in Toronto's other walkable neighbourhoods. Packages for hotels outside the downtown core include a bonus $25 gift card redeemable for gas. Packages include admission to one of seven popular Toronto attractions - Royal Ontario Museum, Hockey Hall of Fame, Olympic Spirit Toronto, O... (more)

'Shuttle Launch Experience' Now Open at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today officially opened Shuttle Launch Experience. Joining Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp and key officials for the attraction's premiere were NASA veteran astronauts including Charlie Bolden, Rick Searfoss, John Young, Robert Crippin, Buzz Aldrin and Al Worden. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070525/NYF068-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070525/NYF068-b ) The culmination of three years of development by veteran Space Shuttle astronauts, renowned attr... (more)

RLJ Development, LLC Agrees to Acquire 100 Hotels From White Lodging Services for $1.7 Billion

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Privately held RLJ Development, LLC ("RLJ Development") controlled by Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET and owner of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 hotels from White Lodging Services Corporation ("WLS") and its affiliates for approximately $1.7 billion. A first group of 87 hotels is expected to close in the second quarter of 2006. The remaining 13 hotels, which are currently under construction or recently completed, are scheduled to close over the next 18 - 24 months. WLS ... (more)

Magnuson Hotels Complete Operating System Boosts Budget Host International Growth and Occupancy Levels

SPOKANE, Wash., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The 30-year-old Budget Host International hotel chain is growing fast, powered by a Complete Independent Hotel Operating System from Magnuson Hotels, built to help independent owner-operators increase revenue and decrease costs. Budget Host recently partnered with Magnuson Hotels to provide Internet reservation service to all of its properties. "A strong reservation system is vital to a chain's growth," said Lisa Sawyer, vice president of Budget Host International. "Since we implemented the Magnuson Hotels system, we have experienced grow... (more)

Andre Rieu to Launch his World Tour in Toronto With the Largest Set Ever

TORONTO, December 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 14 and 15, Andre Rieu will launch his World Stadium Concert Tour, "A Romantic Vienna Night", in Toronto. For this tour, Andre Rieu has had a full-scale copy of Schonbrunn - the Viennese castle - built. The set will be the largest one ever built for a tour show: 125 meters wide, 30 meters deep and 35 meters high. For Andre Rieu, this is his dream come true. "In 2006, we played at the actual Schonbrunn in Vienna, the castle of Empress Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph. The concert was a huge success, and the castle was the perfect back... (more)