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Here's the latest happening in the luxury hotel world as told by JustLuxe's own Lena Katz. Got a question about luxury hotels, the travel biz, and where to stay? Send it in and we'll have Lena answer it.
You know when models go, “Oh, I eat tons of junk food and I just have this body naturally…” and you want to say “Yeah, RIGHT” and smack them?? Well, hottie tennis star Maria Sharapova is out to one-up all of them. She launched her own candy line, Sugarpova, to coincide with last year’s US Open, and is appearing at La Quinta Resort & Club on March 6th to introduce her goodies in person to Palm Springs crowds.
Sugarpova’s full line will be sold in the tennis pro shop and the candy shop Lollipops from here on out, with La Quinta being the first California resort and first Palm Springs retail outlet to carry the brand. “Sporty” tennis ball-shaped gum is anticipated to be the big seller, but we’re more curious about the Flirty Sours (tag line “Lips like sugar…”) and Chic gummies shaped like tiny handbags, shoes and such.
In terms of why exactly La Quinta is getting Sugarpova first and also getting tennis’ golden girl to do an in-person appearance… well, you can chalk it up to the tennis connection. With 23 tennis courts and former Davis Cup coach Tom Gorman leading up the resort tennis program, the resort is home-away-from-home for many tennis stars when they’re playing in the area, which they all will be March 4-17, for the PNR Paribas Open.
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Over your Green Bay hangover? Good: The booking circus for Super Bowl XLVI—to be played February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis—is underway, with the brand-new J.W. Marriott leading the way. The 1,005-room monster is already sold out for game day, seven months ahead of next season's first snap.
Host venue Lucas Oil Stadium, across the street from the convention center and its many hotels, including the new J-dubs, means fans should have plenty of options within walking distance. But when we plugged game day into our custom hotel rate search gadget to see what's on offer within two miles of the stadium, every hotel was already sold out.
Ah, spring. It’s (sort of) here! And with warmer weather always comes an inevitable itch to take to the open roads. Because no matter how high gas prices soar, we will always be partial to an old-fashioned road trip: windows down, music cranked way up, and plenty of detours through Americana.
Rand McNally and La Quinta Inns & Suites understand the feeling, and they want to make sure your road trips have a kickin’ soundtrack. Over at Rand McNally’s social community website, iNeverGetLost, you can check out two playlists — one dubbed "Classic Spring Tunes" (including the requisite "Life is a Highway," "Should I Stay or Should I Go," et al) and the other "Mainstream Spring Tunes" (a mix of Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Rihanna, etc).
Whenever we book a hotel room, we always feel this pang of guilt when we see the room rate -- no matter how low -- and tend to lament the loss of money that could have been used to purchase 1/4 of a pair of super expensive shoes. Or flowers for our mother. Or a bunch of pizzas, even.
But the La Quinta chain feels us on that one: right now when you book a room at any La Quinta, you can visit their Bright Spot website, enter your confirmation code and gain access to discounts on stuff like rental cars, Dominos pizza and Borders books. Hooray!
And even if you're not booking a room at a La Quinta, check out the Bright Spot Challenge website and register to win daily prizes -- which include free nights at La Quintas, free flights, and money. Money, people.