News from League Marketing Group
April 2009
In this issue
Ultimate Ocean Escape at Post Ranch Inn
Summer at C Lazy U Ranch
Special Offers from Bettoja Hotels in Italy
Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp at Alisal Guest Ranch
Honua Kai Resort and Spa Introduces 'Aina Gourmet Market
Loreto Bay Golf Course Opens May 1st
Le Meridien Bora Bora Renovations
New Activities at Le Meridien Tahiti
Packages, Promos and Previews

I hope that with the onset of spring, we will all have reason to celebrate. With springtime come the thoughts of how one might spend summer enjoying precious time with family and friends, or a romantic escape with a sweetheart. As you will see below, we have some incredible resorts for people to do just that. All of our properties have come up with special added-value offers that would make anyone know that they are getting a real deal; some have created special packages with F&B and activities, and others have just "sharpened their pencil" to make it an offer that is hard to pass up.

Thank you all for your support to our resorts, and to LMG's success over the years. We love hearing your responses to our e-news, so do keep sharing your thoughts with us. Remember we are here to support you, so let us know how we can be of assistance.

Cheers and Good Luck,

Two Arizona Properties Join League Marketing Group

Prescott WeddingWe are delighted to announce the addition of the Prescott Resort & Conference Center and The Inn at Eagle Mountain (Scottsdale) to the LMG family effective May 1st. Both are managed by Grace Hospitality and are great FIT and group program properties. We we can't wait to share them with you!


An excellent article by Farhad Heydari on Fiji's Laucala Island appeared in the Spring 2009 UK issue of Centurion, the elite quarterly publication that goes out to American Express' Centurion and Black card members. We are proud to have this exclusive hideaway as one of our clients. Click here to view the article.
Ocean Escape
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
PRI Cliff HouseGive your clients the chance to spend some replenishing time in their favorite ocean view room with someone they love...the chance to experience Big Sur's profound beauty with breathtaking sunsets, soaring condors and starry nights...to savor a four-course dinner for two at Sierra Mar and to refresh with two soothing spa treatments.

The Ultimate Ocean Escape package includes:

1st-time guest rates from $2,170 to $3,970
Return guest rates from $1,970 to $3,370

All packages are fully commissionable. Rates based on availability and taxes and gratuities are not included. Limited availability on weekends. Valid through June 30, 2009.

Please contact Reservations for more details:

Post Ranch Inn is a proud member of the Signature Travel Network.

PRI Meditation Pool
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Summer at C Lazy U Ranch

Don't forget that some summer weeks are still available at C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado. It is an ideal spot for family groups, reunions, corporate retreats and more.

Since 1919 The C Lazy U has been celebrated around the world for its rich history, 
rustic elegance and legendary cuisine. Not only Colorado's Premier Guest Ranch, but 
the only ranch in North America to have ever achieved both the Five Star & Five 
Diamond awards as one of the best resorts in the country.

C Lazy U Ranch is a proud member of Ensemble Travel Group.

Click here to see a video of the ranch in action!

Contact Beth Bohn at LMG for details.
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Special Offers from
Bettoja Hotels in Rome and Florence

If you work with a tour operator that offers Bettoja Hotels in their portfolio, we of course encourage you to book through that tour operator. If you do not, consider booking directly on the Bettoja web site: www.bettojahotels.it

Agents receive 8% commission and have access to rates that are sometimes better than those on the GDS. Special offers are listed that include extras such as museum passes, complimentary dinners and more.
Massimo D'Azeglio Wine
Bettoja Hotel Group has 5 properties with a total of 730 rooms. They are ideally situated in Rome and Florence and offer great value as well.

Rome: Hotel Atlantico, Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio, Mediterraneo Hotel and Hotel Nord Nuovo Roma

Florence: Relais Certosa Hotel
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort Introduces
Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp

Alisal Trail RideHere is a corporate retreat designed to boost morale, raise standards and rejuvenate the spirit of integrity. The first-ever Alisal "Cowboy Ethics" Bootcamp is based on James Owen's best-selling book, Cowboy Ethics - What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West. The four-day/three night leadership program includes:

  • Studio accommodations for four day and three nights
  • Welcome basket including the book "Cowboy Ethics"
  • Welcome reception to meet the author, James Owen
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine included
  • Private winemaker's dinner featuring Bill Foley, Foley Vineyards
  • Three workshop sessions with James Owen
  • Horseback ride or hayride to Historic Adobe for barbecue lunch
  • Sunset reception and dinner at Alisal Lake with veteran Actor Rich Hoag as America's most celebrated cowboy humorist, Will Rogers
  • Turn down gift from James Owen and Alisal Ranch
  • Free time for golf, tennis, lake activities or horseback riding
  • Taxes and service charges

Available October 29 - November 1, 2009 or choose your own dates with a minimum of ten rooms. Itinerary may vary.

Package price:

$2250 all inclusive per package, single occupany
$3000 all inclusive per package, double occupany.

Contact Beth Bohn at LMG for more information
Direct: 310-365-1555
Main line: 310- 937-7618

'Aina Gourmet Market Opens at Honua Kai Resort & Spa
  Chef James McDonald

Chef James McDonald

The culinary crew behind Lahaina's popular Pacific'O and I'O restaurants has opened 'Aina Gourmet Market, a grocery and sundry shop in North Ka'anapali's new Honua Kai Resort and Spa. The market is based on the "100-Mile Market" concept: utilizing products from within a 100-mile radius. The market offers fresh eggs, organic produce, meats, wines, chocolates, coffee, smoothies, and more.There is also a rustic cafe setting with a full
coffee bar and deli case of pastries, prepared salads, and snacks.

For more information visit www.pacificomaui.com or call (808) 667-4341.


Click here to sign up for Honua Kai Resort and Spa's informative travel agent newsletter.
Discover the Front Nine of the Loreto Bay Golf Course on May 1st, 2009!
ILB GolfThe David Duval-Tom Weber Design championship golf course provides golfers a unique and interesting challenge. Using eco-focused management systems, the golf course provides a links-style course where the front nine holes will incorporate gently sloping fairways, while the back nine will include mangroves with water coming into play on many holes. The golf course provides a tour of the diverse Baja landscape and includes vistas of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, while making its way next to the Sea of Cortez through the play of the 18 holes.

Lorety Bay Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management.

For more information regarding tee times and fees, please contact rault@loretobay.com
For Golf Packages, visit www.discoverloretobay.com
Le Meridien Bora Bora Renovations on Schedule

Le Meridien Wedding Chapel

Here is a brief status report on the renovations taking place at Le Meridien Bora Bora.

  • Premium Overwater Bungalows: All 22 units ready as of March 31st.
  • WiFi Internet Access available in all bungalows and public areas.
  • The new Infinity Pool is scheduled for completion June 15.
  • New Beach Villas with Private Pool: Soft opening scheduled for May 2009; scheduled completion June 15.
  • New Overwater Wedding Chapel scheduled for completion May 1, 2009.
Click here for more information about the renovations


On April 9, 2009, the French Assembly modified the law governing marriage for international visitors to Tahiti and New Caledonia. As many of you know, the previous law required the couple to obtain temporary residency in French Polynesia in order to be legally married, requiring a stay of at least 30 days. That law has now been changed so that the couple can apply to the maire (mayor's office in the town where the service will be held) for their license and required public notice as soon as they have their flight and hotel reservations made, and can have the service performed when they arrive in French Polynesia. It is expected to take effect within the next couple of months.
New Activities at Le Meridien Tahiti
Le Meridien Tahiti is pleased to offer four workshops to give your clients a more hands-on experience of the island:

Le Meridien Cooking ClassL'Atelier du Chef - Small, intimate cooking classes, with a maximum of five students.

L'Atelier de l'Artiste - An on-site artists' space featuring contemporary art from across the islands and around the world.

L'Atelier du Sommelier  - Le Meridien Tahiti's resident wine specialist, Georges Guilhot, offers a series of intimate, instructive wine tasting classes.

L'Atelier du Jardiner (Complimentary) - Guided walks through the resort's gardens; demonstrations of the use of fruits and vegetables from the kitchen garden.

Packages, Promos and Previews

We also have exciting news going on at other LMG resorts that are offering great promos, renovations, and agent rates. Right now we have promos with the following.

Alisal Guest Ranch - Outback at Alisal at $2495 per couple Sep. 17-20, 2009. Group space available during various weeks throughout spring and summer - contact Beth Bohn at LMG for more information.
Bettoja Hotels - Packages with dinner included and advance booking discounts at 3- and 4- star hotels in Rome and Florence.
C Lazy U Ranch (Member Ensemble Travel Group) - Group space available during various weeks through spring and summer - contact Beth Bohn at LMG for more information.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Maui (Opening Feb. 2009) Introductory rate of $195 + tax for lowest room category; 50% discount from other categories. Commissionable at 10%.
Inn @ Loreto Bay, Baja- Travel agent rate of $59, plus taxes. Discover Loreto Bay/Inn Accommodations: Stay 4, pay 3, free unlimited golf, 50% spa discount, $100 resort credit and more. Extended through April 30, 2009.
Ko'Olina Beach Resort, Oahu - Stay 7/Pay 5 and "VIP" Packages including r/t limousine transfers with lei greeting, $200 dining credit at Roy's and choice of 2 rounds of golf or 2 massages. Valid 1/1/09 - 12/23/09. Travel agent rate of $199/night. Room nights commissionable at 15%.
Le Meridien Tahiti and Bora Bora -Tahiti Tantalizer LMT 4th nt free, LMBB 5th nt free
Loews Coronado Bay (Member Ensemble Travel Group) - "That's Amore" - automatic room upgrade, champagne & strawberries, pre-fixe dinner for two at Mistral, breakfast in bed and more. Rates from $459. Valid through December 31, 2009.
Big Sur's Post Ranch Ranch Inn (Member Signature Travel Network) is offering an "Ultimate Ocean Escape package that includes two nights accommodations, two 1-hour spa treatments, daily gourmet breakfast for 2, four-course dinner for two in Sierra Mar and more. Valid through June 30, 2009. Rates start at $1,970 for return guests. www.postranchinn.com


I ask that you help us in sharing these amazing deals and our great properties with your clients as we all proactively try to make this a better-than-expected year. There has been so much doom and gloom out there, that it is critical for us optimists to take action. We will get more positive results by encouraging people who are still employed and have money to start traveling once more by letting them know that there isn't a better time to enjoy those places that they have been dreaming of. This is the year of the deal! Remind them that by supporting the travel industry and the millions of people around the globe who depend on tourism for their livelihood, they are a direct contributor to the success of getting this economy going again.

Thank you all for your support of our LMG properties. Please do contact us whenever we can be of personal assistance to you or your clients.

Contact Information
Evelyn St. Germain
League Marketing Group
P. O. Box 2319
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267-2319

Phone: 310-937-7618
Fax: 310-937-7818

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