Our Presidential Suite was recently featured in an editorial fashion shoot on the pages of Content, a locally produced magazine. The entire issue is dedicated to the concept of space. Check it out online.
The first six gates of the new Terminal B Concourse at Mineta San José
International Airport (SJC) opened on an interim basis Wednesday, July 15, marking a
major milestone for the creation of a modern, efficient, and attractive international gateway for
Southwest Airlines will use six of the twelve new gates in Terminal B until the new
facility is entirely completed next summer when other SJC carriers will be added. The interim
activation of the concourse is another step in the complex construction phasing for the airport’s
comprehensive $1.3 billion modernization program. Southwest passengers will continue to check in at Terminal A and claim their baggage at the carousels in the Terminal A garage for the next twelve months until all Southwest operations shift to Terminal B, currently scheduled for June 2010. At that time, ticketing, security checkin, and baggage systems for the new gates will shift permanently to Terminal B.
With the new gates, the airport will also open the first of its restaurants and shops in the
new building with the launch of “The Sharks Cage” by HMS Host, one of the airport’s three
master concessionaires. Sunnyvale’s C.J. Olson’s Cherries, Sunglass Icon, and Sunset News
round out the HMS Host-operated concessions in the new concourse.
Both buildings have been designed and built to achieve environmental goals, and the
airport expects to receive LEED sustainability certification from the U.S. Green Building
Council after completion.
Information taken from a press release by Mineta San Jose International Airport
I was hoping to take a road trip this summer with my family to Oregon and wanted to find out some ways to save money. I came across an article with tips and additional website links in the Yahoo News that gives readers great ideas on how to save money. I wanted to share some of these ideas!!
1. Keep an eye out for welcome centers near state lines. They’re an excellent source of coupons for nearby hotels and tourist attractions.
2. Check the Internet for deals before you leave. A lot of hotels are offering discounts this summer.
3. Bring a cooler. Food is one of the biggest expenses on any road trip. The more you get from the grocery store, the better. Travel site RoadTrip America lists dozens of “road food” recipes from blackberry rice krispies treats to the hardcore road tripper’s omelet in a bag. Click here to see them.
4. Haggle. No room rate is fixed — especially when the hotel parking lot is empty. If a place seems largely vacant, feel free to inquire about a special discount.
5. If you’re visiting national parks and federal recreational lands, consider an annual pass. At $80 for the general public and $10 for seniors, it may be a cheaper way to get around. You can find more information about the passes here.
6. Look around for hidden discounts. Soccer clubs, church groups, professional organizations and other groups have prearranged travel discounts at various hotels and tourist spots. See if you qualify.
Have a great trip!!!
Article from Yahoo News AP Associated Press
Enjoy today’s Doubletree Hotel San Jose green facts:
We have a committee of team members dedicated to ensuring and expanding our green practices called the Think Green Team!
We offer green meetings, events, and weddings.
We are a member of the Green Meetings Industry Council.
Weekly Fireside Chat with Carrie McAllen, Director of Business Development and Rob Balmer, General Manager discussing the latest news & events at the Doubletree Hotel San Jose and City of San Jose California.
Key Topics discussed:
Easter Brunch at Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops,
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Winchester Mystery House package is available, book now!
Earth Day on April 18th. Go to Nature.org/earthday to find out more!
Dane Cook at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA on May 31.
Break the Floor Dance – JUMP coming to San Jose April 17-19.