Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Couple thrown out of hotel, accused of writing bad review
The manager of the Golden Beach Hotel in Blackpool, UK I suspect will be
getting a lot of feedback about this...no excuse for it.
Read the full story.
New Restaurant Opens Near Historic Jackson, Ms. Hotel
Market has opened in downtown Jackson next to the historic King
Edward Hotel (which has opened as the Hilton
Garden Inn). According to Craig Noone, the chef and restaurant
owner, "I've always dreamed of opening a restaurant." Noone grew up in
Jackson, moved away, and came back when he saw the potential for a
restaurant near the hotel. The restaurant's name derives from the Parlor
Market Grocery Store that thrived here back in the 1920s. The standard
fare of the Parlor
Market is local Southern meals made from scratch, including even
moon pies, plus an oyster bar.
Growing up in Jackson, I'm glad to see the downtown area getting revitalized.
Reserve a table at the Parlor Market and other area restaurants.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Bear Creek Retreat near Austin
Looking for an ideal retreat near Austin where you can have a two story
house to yourself or either desire a reunion, wedding, or meeting in a
Texas hill country setting?
Besides the complimentary guest snacks and beverages, get your very own jar of out-of-this-world homemade hot fudge perfect when heated and drizzled over some ice cream to enjoy while you soak in the hot tub out back. Read about our visit and review of Bear Creek Retreat.
Facebook down, who pulled the plug?
Facebook has now been down for over an hour today. Hmm, wonder who
unplugged a router? Can't even ping their domain name or main IP
In other news, Facebook is expanding their offices here in Austin. Hopefully, they will hire some more geeks to keep their site from going down...
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We have many exciting things coming here at Southpoint as we expand our site with coverage of unique and historic stays and destinations.
When Facebook comes back up, be sure to follow
us for the latest in travel news.
Update: Facebook back up. Now get to socializing.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Omni San Antonio Hotel now at River Walk
Today, Omni Hotels & Resorts announced that San Antonio's Watermark Hotel & Spa will now be Mokara, a Signature Experience. Located on the popular River Walk, the Mokara Hotel & Spa is the first luxury boutique property owned by Omni Hotels & Resorts and the third hotel the Irving, Texas based company owns in San Antonio. Read our recent review on the Omni At the Colonnade.
Hotel & Spa includes 99 guest rooms and suites with river front
views. The name for the hotel is derived from a rare orchid that is said
to have healing properties. The new Ostra restaurant in the hotel will
have a rooftop herb garden. A second Mokara Hotel & Spa is in the works
for Banderas Bay, Mexico.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Interesting travel trivia
Harpers has put together an assortment of quirky travel tidbits. Here is
Amount of loose change recovered at U.S. airport-security checkpoints
since 2005: $1,050,371.78
(since 10/08, wonder what it's up to today...)
Chances that a worker anywhere in the world is employed by the travel
and tourism industry: 1 in 15
Average number of miles an item of food consumed in the United States travels before it is eaten: 1,200
To read more, visit Harper's.
We are planning many new features, stay tuned..
Friday, September 17, 2010
Entertainment Book only $9.99The Entertainment Coupon book is a coupon book that we always take along with us when we travel or are just out and about. It's packed with valuable coupons on dining (many offering 2 for 1s), groceries, shopping, movies, attractions, and more. Plus, you can register online for downloadable coupons and specials.
Check out their end of the summer special for only $9.99!
Southpoint receives a commission for promoting this program.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Omni Hotels and Amelia Island
Omni Hotels and Resorts continues expansion into new U.S. markets with
the announcement of purchasing Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia
Island, Florida, located 29 miles north of Jacksonville. Omni will be
expanding the number of guest rooms and adding a new ballroom.
Additional locations being considered by Omni Hotels and Resorts for new
hotels include Pittsburgh and Boston.
Read about our Omni Hotel destination features:
Atlanta | Corpus Christi | San Antonio