The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Tops List Of AAA Five And Four Diamond PropertiesrnrnWith 24 Five Diamond Winners and 20 Four Diamond WinnersrnrnCHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., led the 2015 American Automobile Association (AAA) Five and Four Diamond awards with 24 hotels earning the Five Diamond rating and 20 hotels earning the Four Diamond rating, including two of the newest additions to the portfolio, The Ritz-Carton, Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, California, and The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami.rnrn”We are proud to once again have the recognition by AAA with 24 Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts earning the five diamond rating. The exemplary service that our hotels continue to provide validates the commitment of our ladies and gentlemen to making our customers care and comfort their highest mission,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.rnrnHotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean were rated by the AAA inspectors who anonymously visit thousands of properties each year, carefully reviewing everything from guest room cleanliness to quality of service. Each year, more than 28,000 luxury hotels are reviewed and just 0.4 percent make it the on to the AAA Five Diamond list. “Attaining the Five Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment and a point of great pride for these top hotels,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. rnrnA complete list of AAA Five and Four Diamond Ritz-Carlton Hotels includes:rnrnFive Diamond HotelsrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Amelia IslandrnThe Ritz-Carlton, AtlantarnThe Ritz-Carlton, Battery ParkrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Boston CommonrnThe Ritz-Carlton, BuckheadrnThe Ritz-Carlton, CancunrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Central ParkrnThe Ritz-Carlton, CharlotternThe Ritz-Carlton, DenverrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdalernThe Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownrnThe Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, NaplesrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Grand CaymanrnThe Ritz-Carlton, KapaluarnThe Ritz-Carlton, Laguna NiguelrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Lake TahoernThe Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds PlantationrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Marina del ReyrnThe Ritz-Carlton, MontrealrnThe Ritz-Carlton, NaplesrnThe Ritz-Carlton, San FranciscornThe Ritz-Carlton, SarasotarnThe Ritz-Carlton, TorontornThe Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.Crn rnrnFour Diamond HotelsrnThe Ritz-Carlton, ArubarnThe Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, MiamirnThe Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, MiamirnThe Ritz-Carlton, DallasrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Dove MountainrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon BayrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Key BiscaynernThe Ritz-Carlton, Los AngelesrnThe Ritz-Carlton, New OrleansrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon CityrnThe Ritz-Carlton, PhiladelphiarnThe Ritz-Carlton, PhoenixrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Rancho MiragernThe Ritz-Carlton, San JuanrnThe Ritz-Carlton, South BeachrnThe Ritz-Carlton, St. LouisrnThe Ritz-Carlton, St. ThomasrnThe Ritz-Carlton, Tysons CornerrnThe Ritz-Carlton, WestchesterrnAbout The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLCrnThe Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 88 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).rnrnLogo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/PH02730LOGOrnrnSOURCE The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.rnrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.ritzcarlton.com
Philadelphia, January 22, 2015 â€“ The City of Philadelphia, corporate and individual sponsors, and community leaders have arranged additional funding for 3,000 more free tickets for Philadelphia youth to see the Academy AwardÂ®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film Selma in response to the overwhelming demand. As of today, while tickets last, middle and high school students who present a current student ID or report card at the box office of any participating theater will receive free admission.rnrnâ€œI am pleased that there was such a great response to the program â€˜Selma for Studentsâ€™ because it demonstrates that young people are interested in learning about our history,â€ said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. â€œNationally, more than 300,000 young people have seen the film through â€˜Selma for Students.â€™ With these added tickets more young Philadelphians will be able to see Selma and gain a valuable understanding of a critical turning point in our nationâ€™s history.â€rnrnThe local business leaders leading the effort include: Lydia G. Mallett and Henri G. Moore.rnrnFor more information including a list of participating theaters, visit http://selmastudenttickets.com/. Help get the word out about the program using the hashtag #SelmaForStudents.
200,000+ Philadelphians. 129 Restaurants. $35.00 Menus. Center City District Restaurant Week Heats Up This January
Contact Information:rnRebecca DublinrnCashman & Associates rn(O): firstname.lastname@example.org,000+ Philadelphians. 129 Restaurants. $35.00 Menus.rnCenter City District Restaurant Week Heats Up This JanuaryrnrnPHILADELPHIA, PA (January 8, 2015) â€“ Twice a year, Philadelphians are invited to continue exploring the ever-expanding culinary scene of Philadelphia with Center City District Restaurant Week, an opportunity to visit over 100 restaurants for an array of amazing cuisine at a fixed price. Mark your calendars for January 18-23 and January 25-30, 2015 when CCD Restaurant Week returns!rnrnAfter a busy day or night of exploring all that Center City has to offer this winter, Philadelphians can wine and dine at the cityâ€™s hottest restaurants for a special fixed price of $35.00 for dinner and $20.00 for lunch at select participating restaurants. A lunch or dinner during CCD Restaurant Week is the perfect way to escape the cold after hitting Center Cityâ€™s hottest ice rinks and retail destinations.rnrnThis fall, CCD Restaurant Week brought nearly 200,000 diners to local downtown restaurants and eateries for ten days in September. Participating restaurants ranged from small bistros to large steakhouses, adventurous ethnic menus to chef-driven hot spots (see full list of participating restaurants below). The palate of Philadelphians has truly adapted to the booming and unique culinary scene, and CCD Restaurant Weekâ€™s wide-variety of participants assures that there is something for every taste.rnrnâ€œThe winter of 2014 was full of snowstorms and unpredictable weather and we found that shoppers and diners were reluctant to explore all the city has to offer. The two weeks of restaurant week however, were lucrative for participating restaurants and we saw an influx of activity during those weeks,â€ said Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Center City District. â€œThis winter we project that locals will flock to hot tables throughout the city yet again. CCD Restaurant Week grows every year with more and more interest from consumers and restaurants alike. It has been amazing to see this promotion expand over the years and to watch the restaurants and other downtown businesses work together to provide locals and visitors with the best experience possible.â€rnrnJanuaryâ€™s CCD Restaurant Week will feature more than 100 restaurants offering signature three-course dinners for only $35.00 per person with select restaurants additionally featuring a three-course lunch for $20.00 per guest *not including tax, gratuity, or alcohol. Reduced parking rates for guests of Center City District Restaurant Week are available at Philadelphia area parking facilities and a full list and map are available on centercityphila.org/RestaurantWeek.rnrnReservations are going fast for these special menus during this two-week period in January. Sponsors of Center City District Restaurant Week include TD Bank, BMW of the Main Line, MINI of the Main Line, Celebrity Cruises, Visit Philly, Pinnacle Vodka, PHLCVB, Philadelphia Parking Authority, OpenTable, Philly.com/food and Philadelphia Style.rnrnAdditional information is available at Center City District’s website, on the Center City District mobile website, and through Facebook and Twitter. Reservations can be made through OpenTable. Restaurants participating include the following:rnrn10 Arts Bistrorn1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Loungern4 Fathers PhiladelphiarnAbe FisherrnAki Japanese Restaurant & Sake BarrnAldine RestaurantrnAlma de CubarnAmadarnAmusernAquarnAudrey Claire BYOBrnBank & BourbonrnBarbuzzo RestaurantrnBar-Ly Chinatown PhillyrnBarra Rossa RistoranternBellini GrillrnBistro 7rnBistro La BaiarnBistro RomanornBistro St. TropezrnBistrot La MinetternBleu MartinirnBliss RestaurantrnBranzino RestaurantrnBrauhaus SchmitzrnBridget Foy’srnBud & Marilyn’srnBuddakanrnButcher and SingerrnCaribou CafÃ©rnChima Brazilian SteakhousernChops RestaurantrnCibo Ristorante ItalianornCity Tavern RestaurantrnContinental Restaurant & Martini BarrnCrow and the PitcherrnCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarrnD’Angelo Ristorante Italiano & LoungernDavio’s Northern Italian SteakhousernDel Frisco’s Double Eagle SteakhousernDevil’s AlleyrnDevon Seafood GrillrnDiNardos Famous SeafoodrnEl VezrnEntrÃ©e BYOBrnEstia RestaurantrnFarmiciarnFat SalmonrnFitler Dining RoomrnFratelli’s Italian BistrornFriday Saturday SundayrnFuji Mountain Japanese RestaurantrnGarces Trading CompanyrnGirasolernHigh Street on MarketrnIndeblue Restaurant and BarrnJamonera RestaurantrnJane G’s RestaurantrnKnockrnLa Famiglia RistoranternLa Fontana Della CittarnLa Scala’srnLa Viola RestaurantrnLa Viola WestrnLe CastagnernLiberte Lounge at Sofitel PhiladelphiarnLittle Nonna’srnLolita RestaurantrnM Restaurant at the Morris HousernMarmont SteakhousernMax BrennerrnMcCormick & Schmick’srnMelogranornMercatornMeritagernMixto RestauranternMorton’s The Steakhouse, PhiladelphiarnNineteen Restaurant – XIXrnOcean PrimernOparnOyster HousernPanoramarnPennsylvania 6rnPetruce et al.rnPorcinirnPositano Coast by Aldo LambertirnPub & KitchenrnPumpkin BYOBrnR2LrnRed Owl TavernrnRistorante La BucarnRosa BlancarnRougernRussetrnRuth’s Chris Steak HousernSampanrnSeafood UnlimitedrnSerafina RestaurantrnSmith & WollenskyrnSmokin’ Betty’srnSociety Hill SocietyrnSpasso Italian GrillrnSpice 28rnSquare 1682rnSupperrnTashanrnTasternTavern 17rnTequilas RestaurantrnThe Capital GrillernThe DandelionrnThe Melting PotrnThe Plough & The StarsrnThe Prime RibrnThe TreemontrnThe Twisted TailrnTime RestaurantrnTintornTwenty Manning GrillrnUrban EnotecarnValannirnVaralli RestaurantrnVintage Wine Bar & BistrornXochitl RestaurantrnYakitori BoyrnZahavrnZamarnZento ContemporaryrnZinc Restaurantrn###rnrnThe Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center Cityâ€™s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at www.centercityphila.org and on Facebook and Twitter.
Powerball Tickets Worth $1 Million Each Sold in Eastern PennsylvaniarnrnJackpot Grows to $208 Million for Jan. 21rnrnMIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Before the PowerballÂ® jackpot rolled to $208 million for the Wednesday, Jan. 21, drawing, two Powerball tickets worth $1 million each from the Jan. 17 drawing were sold in eastern Pennsylvania.rnrnEach winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 15-16-23-27-36, but not the red Powerball 09, to win individual prizes of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.rnrnThe retailers that sold the winning tickets will each receive a $5,000 bonus:rnrnGiant Food Store, 2450 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County; andrnDouble-O-Seven Convenience Store, 2655 S. Seventh St., Philadelphia.rnLottery officials cannot confirm the identity of either winner until each prize is claimed and each ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.rnrnThe Lottery encourages each holder of a winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery’s seven area offices.rnrnClaims may be filed at Lottery headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.rnrnMore than 44,300 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets also won prizes in the Jan. 17 drawing, including 9,409 tickets that multiplied their prize by two because they purchased Power Play.rnrnThe Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $208 million, or $142.7 million cash, for the Wednesday, Jan. 21, drawing.rnrnIn fiscal year 2013-14, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $411.7 million in prizes to winners in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The Lottery also contributed more than $297.6 million to programs that benefited older residents of both counties.rnrnHow to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.rnrnPurchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is worth $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.rnrnPowerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Wednesday and Saturday.rnrnAbout the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.rnrnThe Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.rnrnFor drawings results, winning numbers, winners’ stories and to subscribe to the Lottery’s RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery. rnrnMedia contact: Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008rnrnSOURCE Pennsylvania LotteryrnrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.palottery.com