Teaming Up - Spring 2013
Get to know more about our strategic alliances, and take advantage of the deals you can get
HOUSE OF BLUES
The Scoop: Now in its 20th year, the House of Blues has become an American tradition as the go-to place to see popular music acts in intimate settings. The 13 locations, scattered across the U.S. in major cities such as Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting and (except in Boston) dining at its Crossroads restaurants, with a menu created by celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez.
What's New: To celebrate the company's two decades of entertainment success - with more than 20,000 acts and more than 20 million fans making a beeline for its venues - House of Blues is mounting a series of 20th anniversary tours throughout 2013 that will hit each location. Celtic punk band Flogging Molly headlined the year's first tour, with more lineups to be announced soon.
The Deal: Access to private Foundation Rooms; plus free Gospel Brunch for Signature Gold Dining and Unlimited members at participating locations. To book: Call the ClubLine or email email@example.com
General Company Info: houseofblues.com
The Scoop: Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates seven casinos in Indiana, Louisiana, and Missouri, and is redeveloping the River Downs racetrack in Cincinnati into a gaming entertainment facility. Each casino features slots, gaming tables, poker rooms, multiple dining options, and live entertainment. By mid-2014 all of them will have on-site hotels.
What's New: Multimillion-dollar hotel construction projects are under way at the company's Boomtown Casino in New Orleans and the River City Casino in St. Louis. Boomtown's addition includes a 150-room, five-story hotel with fitness center and meeting space; River City's, a 200-room hotel, covered parking, and 10,000-square-foot event center.
The Deal: Access to VIP Lounge at the Belterra Casino in Indiana and Lumière Place in St. Louis, plus special packages and rates at those locations. To book: Call the ClubLine or email firstname.lastname@example.org
General Company Info: pnkinc.com
IN THE NEWS AND MORE DEALS ...
FAMILY FUN: In 2013, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., adds yet another spine-tingling roller coaster: Full Throttle, billed as the world's tallest, fastest looping coaster. You'll accelerate from zero to more than 70 mph on two forward launches and one backward one. Other Six Flags parks debut exciting new rides this year, too. sixflags.com
The deal: From 30 to 56 percent off one-day tickets (varies by park).
TRANSPORTATION: Avis Car Rental has added several new vehicle models to its "Cool Cars" collection. Among the 2013 offerings now available for rental: the BMW Z4, BMW 740i, Ford C-Max, Infiniti JX35, and the Volvo XC60. Avis promotes this collection as "fun-to-drive vehicles that can turn a regular rental into a unique and memorable driving experience." avis.com
The deal: Up to 25 percent off rental cars and GPS for $8.99 ($15.99 standard price) per day at participating locations.
• Savoya has significantly expanded its presence in Brazil, where the chauffeured ground transportation company now operates in 14 of the South American country's major cities. It services these cities with luxury sedans, vans, and SUVs. In Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, some of its vehicles are armored. savoya.com
The deal: Up to 25 percent off its elite transportation services.
GOLF: Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Canada-based ClubLink has expanded its golf and country club roster beyond its Northern roots, adding nine Florida clubs in the Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay areas. New acquisitions include the Mark McCumber-designed Heron Bay Golf Club, former home of the PGA's Honda Classic. clublink.ca
The deal: Cart-fee-only golf for some member levels with preferred rates for other members (varies by club).
LODGING: In March, Omni Hotels & Resorts unveils its $85 million "re-imagination" of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, just off Florida's northeast coast. Enhancements include an additional 155 rooms (upping the room count to 404), several new restaurants, a miniature golf course, and a "poolscape" with an infinity pool, family-friendly splash pool, and children's pool. omniameliaislandplantation.com
The deal: 10 percent off the best available rate at participating Omni hotels at the time of booking.
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DEALS: Call the ClubLine or email email@example.com