The Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk to Open Their Brand New San Antonio, TX Riverwalk Hotel

Orlando, FL (Vocus) March 25, 2009

San Antonio, TX– The Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk announces an opening date of late June 2009 for their brand new hotel. With a prime location just steps away from the Alamo, this new San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel features all the modern comforts and amenities that make a perfect vacation.

Guests who stay at this San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel will experience spacious guest rooms, featuring balconies with sweeping views of the city and Riverwalk. All guest rooms are complete with complimentary Internet access, luxurious bedding, a pull out sofa, and a well-lit large desk with an ergonomically designed chair.

Additional amenities at the new Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk include a beautiful outdoor pool, heated whirlpool and a fully equipped exercise room. This San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel also offers room service, Starbucks coffee, a 24/7 on-site Market, and an on-site restaurant called The Bistro located on a terrace overlooking the Riverwalk.

Enjoy A Prime Location At The Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk

Set to open in late June 2009, this San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel offers a premier location within walking distance to downtown San Antonio attractions like Hemisfair Park, the River Center Mall, El Mercardo and the Majestic Theatre. The Gonzalez Convention Center is just a few blocks away, and attractions like Sea World, Six Flags and the San Antonio Zoo are just a short drive.

This San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel also features 5 meeting rooms with over 4,300 total sq ft of space, which is perfect for social events, meetings, or weddings. When looking for a San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel for Fiesta, the Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk is a perfect place to stay due to its great location right in the middle of town.

For more information or reservations about this brand new San Antonio, TX Riverwalk hotel, visit

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Introducing Mobile Vending Systems Available Exclusively From 21st Century Products — Perfect for Catering, Coffee Service & More

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) April 23, 2009

Mobile Vending Systems, one of the most unique products ever developed for mobile food service and catering needs at all levels, are now available exclusively through 21st Century Products.

Mobile Vending Systems allows a business owner to open up their business wherever the action is – hotels and motels, business facilities, trade shows, outdoor events, colleges and universities, hospitals, airports, sports venues. The innovative product design can be adapted for vending food and refreshments, magazines and newspapers, good, books, shoes, clothing and services.

“Mobile Vending Systems provides a vendor complete portability, with totally self-contained water filter and waste disposal capability that allows you to prepare, deliver and serve hot and cold food and beverages at locations both indoors and outdoors,” said Marian Moskowitz, President of 21st Century Products. “They feature an award-winning range of mobile food and beverage units that are extremely durable, cost-efficient, and adaptable to meet anyone’s mobile vending equipment needs.”

Originally created and manufactured in Australia, 21st Century Products has the exclusive sales and distribution rights to this innovative new product in the United States and South America.

“These stylish and functional Mobile Vending Systems give a new meaning to portable,” Moskowitz said. “Features such as optional sinks, refrigerators, and attachable heating and freezing modules enable you to adapt your system from a display unit into a complete mobile food and beverage center. The highly mobile design of this vending system also means you can take your business to your customers, whether they are at a market, a ball game, or a function on the 40th floor.”

Moskowitz founded 21st Century Products in 2006. An experienced entrepreneur and business executive, Moskowitz’s company is a Certified Women Business Enterprise.

Since introducing Mobile Vending Systems early last year, Moskowitz’s company has customers that include:

See Award-Winning Mobile Vending Systems at Booth #1815 at 2009 National Restaurant Association Show May 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) May 16, 2009

The award-winning Mobile Vending Systems, one of the most unique products ever developed for mobile food service and catering needs at all levels, will be on exhibit at Booth #1815 at the 90th Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, Saturday May 16 through Tuesday, May 19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Now available exclusively through 21st Century Products, Mobile Vending Systems recently captured the prestigious Gold Medal American Masters of Quality Award from the Chefs in America Awards Foundation. Chef du Jury was famed M

Revised: Celebrate A Memorable Day With An Unforgettable Getaway

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 21, 2009

Married couples looking to fan the flames on their wedding anniversary without burning up their wallets will welcome Gaylord Hotels’ new anniversary weekend package, which offers couples a free night with the purchase of another during their anniversary month. Meant to allow for an exceptional experience without having to travel far from home, the package is available at all Gaylord Hotels which are located in four of the country’s most desirable and exciting destinations: moments from the myriad attractions of Orlando; the historic monuments of D.C.; the sophisticated offerings of Dallas; and the seminal sounds of country music in Nashville. Each magnificent property offers a memorable mix of luxury accommodations, amenities and fine dining to those looking for a romantic interlude that is both celebratory and rejuvenating.

“We are delighted to be extending a free night to those couples who want to share this special occasion with us,” said Rich Maradik, chief marketing officer of Gaylord Hotels. “The extraordinary environments at each of our properties provide the perfect backdrop to escape, relax and rediscover one another.”

Travel experts stress that Americans see leisure travel as almost a “birthright,” so they will continue to travel, even in a down economy. Travelers look for unique experiences and ways to mark special life moments in a meaningful way. “Our guests say that our hotels provide that special sense of place that is ideal for such a memory-making visit as an anniversary,” continued Maradik.

Gaylord Hotels properties offer exotic, distinctive environments that enable guests to truly feel transported to an indulgent, relaxing and romantic getaway. Designed to offer ‘everything in one place,’ each resort complex features multiple casual and fine dining options, entertainment, world-class spas, recreational amenities, shopping and more, right on property.

Several, award-winning restaurants at each hotel feature regional delicacies that use locally grown ingredients to ensure a unique dining experience every time, and lots of choices for that special anniversary dinner. And nightlife options such as high-energy nightclubs, live music and dinner theater are available to cap off the celebration, making for an unforgettable trip.

Gaylord Hotels’ signature emphasis on entertaining environments and flawless guest service provide an experiential stay and memories that will surely outlive the visit. Elegantly appointed guest rooms overflow with thoughtful amenities, such as, luxurious bath products, cozy robes and towels plus lovely views. Indoor atriums offer acres of breathtaking foliage, flowing streams and walking paths.

Package rates and offerings vary by property:

Gaylord Palms Resort Rocks Orlando this Summer with ‘SUMMER ROCKS! at Gaylord Palms’

Kissimmee, Fla. (Vocus) June 16, 2009

Summer visitors to Gaylord Palms Resort will have an opportunity to live large, kick back and rock on, thanks to a new summer roster of activities called “SUMMER ROCKS! at Gaylord Palms.”

SUMMER ROCKS!, which runs through Aug. 27, is open to all guests staying at the Orlando-area resort. The program features activities for all ages, including:

– GUITAR HERO COMPETITION: A chance to channel your inner-Metallica and show off your virtual guitar awesomeness, perfected by hours of late-night Xbox-infused guitar gluttony. If you’ve got magic fingers, you may find yourself at the end-of-the-night finale, with your own audience… and a chance to win a night’s stay! (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

– POOL JAM: The life of a rock star includes countless hours at the pool (perfect to nurse the blister on their little finger, or that blister on the thumb!). Enjoy a dip at our new Clearwater Cove water activities playground, while our DJ spins today’s tunes and provides an evening of rock star fun! (Wednesday and Saturday nights)

– BOOGIE NIGHTS GOLF: Spread your summer lovin’ spirit and shake your groove thang while enjoying a round of sun-free glow-in-the-dark golf. Shine at the mystery hole and you could win a prize! (Nightly)

– ROADIES CHALLENGE: You’re the roadie and you have one responsibility… keep track of the band’s guitars. Oops. You’ve wandered off and their entire collection is missing. Search the Gaylord Palms atriums to find them all, and you can enter to win a prize! (Daily)

– LIL’ ROCK STAR CHALLENGE: Wee rockers (up to age 10) can travel the Gaylord Palms atrium, following clues and filling their rack star goodie bag. (Daily)

– FLORIDA TOUR 2009 – THE BAR CRAWL: Take a rock tour of the Sunshine State and enjoy a special drink at each Gaylord Palms lounge. Complete your entire tour and receive your very own t-shirt, to prove your legendary status! (Nightly)

– ROCK STARS OF THE KITCHEN: Your opportunities to meet the stars of our award-winning restaurants, during our chef “meet and greet.” (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

– MORNING DETOX: Join us at South Beach Pool after 10 a.m. and flow through the morning, allowing the music to become “one” with your emotions. DETOX is about hanging with your friends and sharing moments of pleasure. Sit back, and relax and channel past sunsets, martini lounges, Caf

Commercial Hot Water Tanks Need Periodic Tank Lining Repair And Anode Replacement To Avoid Catastrophic Problems

Sanbornton, NH (PRWEB) July 21, 2009

Amtech’s HydraStoneUSA, specializing in hot water tank repair and hot water tank lining services, now offers its priority emergency services, as well as its scheduled maintenance services, in every state, coast to coast. Recently a facilities manager showed his concern in the tone of his voice when he called Amtech’s HydraStoneUSA. He was responsible for physical plant operations at a large hotel convention center in the New York City area. That morning a housekeeping manager called in a panic because newly-laundered sheets and pillowcases were tinged orange. To the facilities manager it was a surprise. To Jeff Colner, VP of Operations for the HydraStoneUSA division of Amtech Tank Lining, it was just one of hundreds of similar calls received each year.

Says Colner, “A well-built hot water tank system will provide clean, dependable hot water with no servicing of the anodes or interior relining for several years beyond the ideal period for service, before any problem is detected. Then one day there’s water leaking out of the tank, or the food service manager calls in a panic because the kitchen is getting orange water through the tap. Importantly, once the ideal service period has passed, corrosion starts to erode the hot water tank steel shell and eventually rusty water and shell leaks occur without warning. When an external leak occurs, some serious hot water tank repairs may be necessary before a tank relining service can be performed. Many times this happens at the most inopportune time.

“The better hot water tanks will have a specialized cementitious tank lining when new. The less expensive tanks will have a thin mil epoxy coating. Our own lining, produced by HydraStone in Canada, is used by many hot water tank manufacturers as their original cement tank lining at the factory, or they may have HydraStoneUSA or HydraStone of Canada actually line their hot water tanks once they are installed on location. We just did some new tanks at a Hilton Hotel being built in Orlando, Florida. Our hot water tank lining, called Alkrete, has been the leading cementitious hot water tank lining for over 40 years.”

Colner has been asked, “Well, what’s the difference between one cement lining and another? Isn’t cement just cement?” His answer: “Big difference. When someone uses over-the-counter cement to reline a hot water tank, it can look pretty good at first, but it doesn’t have the coefficient of expansion of our Alkrete. That means the steel in the tank will expand and contract when heated up and cooled down at a different rate than the cement. When a tank has been heated up and cooled down a number of times, the cement lining is going to begin to crack and loosen its bond from the substrate steel. The cracks also allow the water a quick access to the steel shell, causing accelerated corrosion. I know what that’s like; I’ve seen it too many times.” Colner continued, “Our Alkrete is a blended cement mixture that includes Calcium Aluminate and other proprietary ingredients with a similar coefficient of expansion as steel tank material, allowing the lining to expand and contract with the steel tank. Alkrete was developed in 1962 for hot water tank protection, and is the ideal potable lining material for long-term protection of steel surfaces prone to corrosion. You wouldn’t want to line a hot water tank with material that wasn’t approved for potable water containment. Alkrete is CSA, ANSI 61 and NSF compliant.”

HydraStoneUSA maintains experienced company hot water tank repair and maintenance crews servicing all fifty states in both scheduled and emergency situations. Hot water tanks can be maintained, repaired and relined quickly, with as low an impact on a facilities operation as possible. Service is also available in all Canadian Provinces from HydraStone of Canada. HydraStoneUSA’s customer list includes most major hotel chains, and hundreds of hospitals, colleges and universities, the US government and a good portion of the Fortune 500 companies.

For further information contact the HydraStoneUSA Division of Amtech Tank Lining at (888) 839-0373 or visit HydraStoneUSA Hot Water Tank Lining & Repair or Amtech Tank Lining & Tank Repair / HydraStone Hot Water Tank Lining & Repair Division

Interview conducted by C.R. Manning


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Gaylord Hotels Promotes Holiday ‘Grandtravel’ – Make Christmas Memories with ‘Grandparents Stay and Play Free’ Package

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 10, 2009

If there is a positive outcome of this fickle economy, it is that families are spending less money on frivolous things and more time with each other.

Gaylord Hotels Uncovers Trend in Leisure Travel

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 1, 2009

The Unforgettable Anniversary Weekend package at Gaylord Hotels, launched in May 2009, has been the fastest-selling and most popular package for the brand this year. And with October now second only to June as the most popular wedding month*, the brand’s four hotels are gearing up to play romantic host to the many couples who will celebrate with them this month.

e-Builder Director to Present Top Reasons for Change Orders on Construction Projects at PMI Meeting

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2009 – October 10th, 2009

e-Builder, the leading provider of integrated capital program and project management software, announced today that Brian Norusis,

e-Builder Director of Professional Services, will speak at the Project Management Institute’s Annual DPC SIG Membership Meeting in Orlando on October 10th, 2009. Mr. Norusis’ presentation, “Change You Can Believe In”, will address the top reasons why change occurs in construction projects and discuss the specific strategies that successful program and project managers should employ to minimize the impact of change.

The presentation will be held from 1 – 3 PM EDT at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and is based on findings from business process improvement engagements with some of North America’s top facility owner/operators. Mr. Norusis will share some of the proven recommendations that these organizations have implemented to improve their change management methodologies. Attendees will also learn different approaches to enable structured change review and approval processes, and the role technology plays in streamlining these processes.

About e-Builder

e-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated capital program and project management software for top facility owners and companies that act on their behalf. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit