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Is there anyone that doesn't love a delicious, juicy cheeseburger? Stop by Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s signature restaurant and bar, Open Palette, to enjoy the holiday today with their mouthwatering bacon cheeseburger. The burger features noble star bacon, muenster cheese, aged cheddar cheese, arugula, and BBQ onion jam. The dish is available for $16. 

Open Palette offers fresh, flavorful American classics inspired by the hotel’s Dallas roots. Grab a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine to pair with the burger.

Open Palette features tables that are spread out to ensure socially distancing. Throughout the hotel and Open Palette, there are deeper and more frequent cleanings, physical distancing signage, hand sanitation stations throughout, re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, among many other protocols to ensure safety among guests and staff.

 

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The teachers and staff at Texans Can Academies have truly gone above and beyond for their hard working students. This past spring Texans Can Academies staff members contributed a whopping $40,000 to the student scholarship fund. The generous donations made by caring staff provided 34 students with academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. 

This term, scholarships were awarded based on campus recommendations and granted to students who showed academic achievement, leadership and a passion to continue their education. In this time of COVID-19 uncertainty it is important for students to feel supported in their educational endeavors, whether it be in person or virtually. Texans Can Academies is proud to be able to continue aiding their students in furthering their education. 

 Texans Can Academies upholds the mission to ensure students have all the skills and opportunities for a strong, sustainable career path and higher education. The dropout recovery and prevention schools offer students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). Texans Can Academies is additionally always looking to partner with individuals, companies and organizations for their scholarship matching programs with TCA employees. 

For more information about Texans Can Academies and the scholarship matching programs, please visit www.texanscan.org or email pcarroll@texanscan.org.

 

About Texans Can Academies

Celebrating 34 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can Academies are graduating thinkers.  Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 14 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.  The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. Texans Can Academies offers students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). To date, more than 151,883 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves.  For more information, visit: www.texanscan.org or www.carsforkids.org.

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PINK Cocktail.jpg The PINK Cocktail is available at Sheraton Dallas Hotel's Open Palette.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s Open Palette urges guests to paint their happy hour pink with the PINK cocktail. Open Palette’s cocktail menu plays to the hotel’s artistic theme and typically has a drink for every color but is currently highlighting their PINK cocktail. The restaurants serves modern American cuisine with bold spins on flavors and has plenty of to-go options.

Open Palette features tables that are spread out to ensure socially distancing. Throughout the hotel and Open Palette, there are deep and frequent cleanings in all public spaces with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants. Safety measures include electrostatic sprayers to sanitize areas, physical distancing signage reminding guests to maintain social distance protocols, hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel, and re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, among many other protocols.

 

If you prefer to stay home, Open Palette is sharing the recipe to stir up the PINK cocktail to enjoy from afar. Cheers!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Suntory Whisky Toki

  • 0.5 oz. Marolo Barolo Chinato Aromatic Wine

  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice

  • 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup 

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients into a small shaker tin

  • Add ice

  • Shake 20 times

  • Strain into a glass over fresh ice

  • Garnish with a lemon peel or raspberries

 

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Get more for less at Sheraton Dallas Hotel by receiving 20% off when you stay at the hotel for three nights for the holiday weekend. Room rates begin at $144/night with a 24-hour cancellation policy. Join Sheraton Dallas for Labor Day Weekend and enjoy all that Downtown Dallas has to offer! Book your stay online now by visiting the hotel’s website here.  

Have you been spending your time sitting on the couch and becoming a Netflix and Hulu expert? How about spending the long weekend in downtown Dallas by visiting the largest hotel in North Texas that has one of the largest hotel fitness centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, such as Peloton bikes, versatile strength training and cardio machines, and free weights. You can fit in a workout or ride on a Peloton bike into your day that will only be a short elevator ride away in a space that is cleaned and sanitized throughout the day. Every other machine is also blocked off to allow for physical distancing. 

Enjoy optimism and positivity vibes - something we could all use right now - from the hotel’s outdoor mural. The theme of the mural is “optimism starts with you” and focuses on creating positive vibes for the community. It’s the perfect Instagrammable spot! The mural was painted by Dallas-based multi-disciplinary artist, Mariel Pohlman, and is located on the wall facing Harwood St.

While you are at Sheraton Dallas for the weekend, visit Open Mkt. inside the hotel for fresh bites to-go including salads, pizza, house-made baked goods, and local snacks, as well as bottles of wine and beer, sodas, and other drinks to enjoy in your room or to take with you across the street for a picnic at Pacific Plaza Park. Stop by Open Palette for a meal and drink, or pick up your meal to-go. Don’t forget to try the PINK Cocktail which is refreshing in this end-of-summer heat and features Suntory Toki Whiskey, aromatic wine, lemon juice and simple syrup.

Rest easy knowing that the hotel has a Sanitation Team in place, a group of dedicated staff, that performs deep and frequent cleaning and sanitizing in all public spaces with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants. Safety measures include electrostatic sprayers to sanitize areas, physical distancing signage reminding guests to maintain social distance protocols, hand sanitation stations throughout the hotel, re-arranged furniture to allow for more distancing, contactless service through mobile technology, among many other protocols. 

Enjoy the weekend in Downtown Dallas by visiting the following nearby attractions that are open to the public:

Visit Dallas also has the Dallas CityPASS available, which is a ticket booklet that saves 40% off admission to four attractions in Dallas and saves time by skipping the ticket line and gaining easy access at most attractions.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel is the largest hotel in North Texas with 1,840 guest rooms and 230,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention spaces. The hotel recently completed renovations in November 2019. 

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Looking to switch up your home office environment or upgrade to the lap of luxury? The iconic Fairmont Dallas hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas is ready to welcome you to ‘Work from Hotel’ with their new rate specials for those looking to get (and work) away. 

 

Book a one-bedroom suite and enjoy a spacious work environment with separate bedroom, downtown views, and access to the gorgeous Olympic-sized rooftop pool and terrace.

 

Work from Hotel Package:

  • One-bedroom suite with separate living and dining area, dining table, and desk to spread out and get comfortable.

  • Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi with premium speeds to accommodate Zoom meetings.

  • Enjoy six complimentary water bottles per day as well as in-room Keurig Coffee Maker and Fairmont tea. 

  • 24 hour access to Fitness Center and unlimited On-Demand movie access

  • 15% off Starbucks Café offerings.

  • Access to Front Desk Grab & Go housemade prepackaged meals, Pyramid Bar, and hotel gift & convenience store for snacks and sips.

  • Access to the hotel’s beautiful rooftop Olympic-sized pool and terrace overlooking downtown. 

 

Start your morning with a short elevator ride down to Starbucks and get ready for the day with a view of the city. If you’re also tackling school from home, bring the kids along and refresh your remote learning routine with ‘science class’ at the terrace-level vegetable garden and honeybee hives and ‘P.E.’ at the pool. 

 

Once the work day is over, hit the pool and enjoy the hotel’s summer drink specials. Or check-in to the hotel for a change of weekend scenery and grab six beers (domestic or import) on ice for $35 or top off your favorite cocktail with a floater for just $8. 

 

Nightly Rates begin at $149 for weekday stays, Weekly Rates begin at $699 for a five day rental, and Monthly Rates begin at $2,800 with valet parking included for monthly rentals.

 

To take advantage of this offer, please call the hotel’s front desk directly at 214-720-2020. Offer valid on stays through December 30, 2020.

 

Please find photos of the hotel, Grab & Go menu, and rooftop pool here.

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Now that working remotely is the new normal, you may be getting a little tired of your home office, aka your kitchen table in a lot of cases. If you’re ready to leave the kitchen table (or the couch - we don’t judge!), or give the family new walls and outdoor scenery while you work with new surroundings, consider a ‘workcation’ in the lush Texas Hill Country. 

 

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa invites you to bring the whole family out for a getaway complete with Hill Country views, high-speed wifi, a 9-acre waterpark that’ll tucker the kids out, and most importantly - plenty of space to spread out, refresh and stretch your mind.

 

Nothing helps the creative juices more than new surroundings for inspiration. Or just need what our boss’ call an attitude adjustment? Adjust your location, add a lot of fresh air, pour in great cuisine and top off with lots of activities within walking distance like a spa, golf, fitness center and four pools and loads of lounge chairs for work breaks and you are all set. 

 

Supplement remote learning with a variety of children’s activities offered daily by the resort. Kiddos interested in animals and science can attend weekly Zoomagination presentations in which local animal conservationists bring out their furry, and sometimes scaly, friends for an educational afternoon. Kids can have a recess to remember at the River Bluff Water Experience, get some P.E. time in at the Backyard lawn, and finish the day with the perfect after school snack - s’mores! 

 

Enjoy the Work, Learn & Play Package:

Switch up your home office view with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country's Work, Learn, and Play package with room for your family or group. Rates begin at $899 using discount code "P91".

 

Enjoy deluxe accommodations in the spacious hospitality suite with connecting guest room ensuring plenty of space for your 'home' office, high-speed Wi-Fi in your room and throughout the property, and a 20% discount on all on-site printing and parcel fees (excluding outbound shipping) at the hotel’s Fed-Ex office.

 

Guest rooms include a comfortable desk and plenty of electrical outlets for you to use; get cozy in the ergonomic desk chair and log on for your work day. When you’re ready to leave the room, grab your laptop and set up your new office by one of the resort’s four pools, multiple outdoor shaded areas, indoor quiet niches and cozy spots or in the lounge areas after a relaxing treatment in Lantana Spa. When it’s time to unplug for the day, cocktails, a great selection of wine and lots of local beers on tap are available to toast the end of the work day.  

 

The hospitality suite is perfect for work and play. A large living room with seating areas and an 8-seat dining table allow for collaboration and meals with your group, and the in-room refrigerator is ready to hold the perfect snacks for when inspiration hits during the night. This suite is complete with a king-size Murphy bed and connecting guest room with one king bed or two king beds, providing plenty of room for the whole family or team. 

 

Wake up to a complimentary in-suite coffee machine and refrigerator just steps from your comfortable bed.  Once you are ready for the day, begin with a delicious complimentary daily breakfast for one each morning at Cibolo Moon, then stock up on the necessities at Cibolo

Moon Marketplace with a $50 F&B credit per stay.

 

After the day is over, enjoy the Riverbluff Water Experience, Fitness Center complete with Peloton Bikes and a MIRROR, and access to the Lantana Spa adults only pool deck with cabanas. The Riverbluff Water Experience is a vast 9-acre waterpark with four pools, five waterslides, plenty of cabanas to reserve and a 1,100 foot lazy river, perfect for a family seeking fun while you work! 

 

Need to step out for a moment? Enjoy complimentary valet parking for one vehicle per day. 

There are contactless dining options available in Cibolo Moon’s Market with Grab and Go breakfast, lunch, dinners, cocktails, and in-room dining. Cibolo Moon restaurant is open with indoor and patio dining for three meals a day or walk over to the water park’s River Top Grill in your bathing suit and have lunch or dinner there.   

 

After “work” or school, take the kids on a stroll around the resort property, play tennis or basketball, ride the water slides and body slides with them or float the lazy river together. Lantana Spa is open to smooth out your stress Thursdays through Sundays. And for those who play golf, TPC San Antonio’s on-site two 18-hole PGA TOURNAMENT courses are open seven days a week - why not treat yourself to an extra-long lunch break?

 

You’ll surely have the best background and most relaxed work face on your next video call! 

See you soon!

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In celebration of its 35th anniversary and commitment to conserving the beautiful Turtle Creek corridor, the Turtle Creek Association (TCA) is excited to announce a virtual experience for the 19th Tour of Homes. After postponing the original event in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TCA is moving the Tour of Homes to an online experience in order to provide a safe viewing environment for everyone. 

The 2020 Tour of Homes is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing, preserving and protecting Dallas’ 87 acres of greenways and park land along the Turtle Creek Corridor. In recent months, Dallas residents have flocked to the corridor for exercise, fresh air and breathtaking scenery amid quarantine. The importance of preserving the wildlife and greenery along the corridor is now more important than ever. 

A Virtual Experience – TV personality Jocelyn White will navigate virtual attendees behind the doors of luxurious homes located on Turtle Creek Boulevard, one of Dallas’ most scenic and prestigious addresses. 

Not only will you learn about the creative process from the architects and designers during this event, but Jocelyn's interviews with the homeowners will dive deep into an emotional connection as the owners share personal stories about their art, antiques, heirlooms and other cherished collections. This additional acumen is what makes the Turtle Creek Association's Tour of Homes such an intimate experience. 

You will also hear from homebuilder Mark Molthan and interior designer, George Bass, who are both well known for their unique custom styles that seamlessly balance luxury with livability as seen in the Regency Row Home.

“The virtual experience we have curated will highlight the beautifully designed homes along the Turtle Creek corridor and most importantly keep everyone safe,” said JD Trueblood, CEO of Turtle Creek Association. “Funds raised from the tour will be used to continue our efforts to re-landscape the medians along the Turtle Creek corridor. Our focus is on reducing our environmental footprint through the installation of a new drip line irrigation system that we estimate will save 5.5 million gallons of water per year.  We believe this investment is a critical step forward in creating a sustainable use of natural resources while balancing the beautiful aesthetic of the Turtle Creek Corridor. That’s why our goal is to raise $300,000 by the end of 2020 to complete the sustainability transformation of this iconic city owned area.” 

Premiere Event - This year the Turtle Creek Association will host a live-in person or virtual “Premiere Event” showcasing Casa de Sueños, the spectacular Spanish Colonial residence of Lynda and Brian Roughton. Additional details regarding the “Premiere Event” is included in the ticket details below. 

Special Note: if the governor’s current ordinances for events and gatherings DOES NOT change, the in-person event will NOT be held and this event will become a virtual only event.  

TICKET DETAILS 

Virtual Tour of Homes Ticket: $40 (Online access begins Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.)

  • Exclusive access to the Virtual Tour of Homes

  • Local business discounts and/or coupons when you present your ticket to the following local businesses: 

*Discount Details: Jalisco Norte Mexican Kitchen + Bar (Complimentary Appetizer at $10 value), Barking Hound Village (20% off services at Cedar Springs location), Taylor J's Cleaners (10% off first order), Pet Supermarket (10% off one-time purchase), and Classic Pilates (one free class)

Premiere Event Package: $125 (Online access begins Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.)

  • Access to both virtual Tour of Homes and the in-person or virtual Premiere Event home tour

  • Toast with us! A bottle of wine and a charcuterie board provided by Salum Restaurant will be delivered to your door.  ***Delivery is limited to Turtle Creek Residents Only, pickup options can be arranged with restaurant***

  • Merchant discounts associated with Tour of Homes ticket (see details above)

  • Online art auction - featuring art from the Roughton Gallery in Dallas, TX. Proceeds benefiting Turtle Creek Association.

  • One entry for a chance to win an exclusive VIP Experience: a chauffeured Bentley for the evening (courtesy Park Place Motors), dinner for two at Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton and one free night stay at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in a newly remodeled Manor Suite with breakfast provided the next morning 

Raffle: $50 

  • One entry for a chance to win the exclusive VIP Experience mentioned above (you may enter the raffle as many times as you like to increase your odds!) 

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turtle-creek-associations-virtual-tour-of-homes-tickets-117352158465 to purchase tickets. All previously purchased tickets will be honored and the Turtle Creek Association will share more information with patrons directly. 

Turtle Creek Memberships for individuals begin at $100, with several levels and benefits available. For more information call 214-526-2800.

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Smoked Brisket Sandwich.jpg The Labor Day special menu item is a smoked brisket sandwich available at Copper & Steel Table and Bar, the hotel's restaurant and lobby bar.

Labor Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the social and economic achievements of American workers. After the hard year we have all had and to end the summer season, Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas Hotel is celebrating the holiday with a new menu item just for Labor Day and a special room rate. The room rate is $99+tax for standard rooms and can be booked by visiting the hotel’s website and using the booking code, FRIS99. Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is a 18-story, 303-room hotel located within Frisco's Stonebriar Centre. 

The special menu item, a smoked brisket sandwich, will be available just for Labor Day at the hotel’s restaurant, Copper & Steel Table and Bar. The smoked brisket sandwich includes Longhorn Cheddar, house pickles, onion rings, bacon, white BBQ sauce on wheat bread with a side included.

While staying at the hotel for the long weekend, there are many local attractions open to visit for a fun-filled getaway:

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Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas has an off-the-menu item that guests can now request from the chef. Introducing the Brisket Tostadas. 

Ask the chef to whip you up the brisket tostadas and you won’t be disappointed. The off-the-menu item features house-smoked brisket, ancho bbq, chipotle aioli, pickled red onions, queso fresco, jalapeño, and cilantro. 

Feeling thirsty after hearing about the brisket tostadas? Grab the hotel’s “You Frisco Now” cocktail, which features Casamigos Blanco, cointreau, lime juice and agave nectar.

The brisket tostadas and “You Frisco Now” cocktail can be found at the hotel’s Copper & Steel Table and Bar. Copper & Steel Table and Bar puts a Texas twist on American classics, with dishes made from local meats and sustainably-sourced seafood. Copper & Steel Bar, located in the lobby, offers local beers on tap and a riveting selection of wine.

Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is a 18-story, 303-room hotel, located within Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre at the intersection of Preston Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway. The hotel offers an elevated experience for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel will also be accessed via the landmark shopping mall on the second floor, located between Nordstrom and Dillard’s.

Enjoy a special summer rate of $99+tax for standard rooms through Labor Day. Visit the hotel's website (https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-regency-frisco-dallas/dfwro) to book your room now by using the booking code FRIS99.

 

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Fairmont Dallas Open and Ready for Your Luxury Getaway Once Again

Iconic Downtown Dallas Hotel Implements 

New Measures to Resume Operations



Dallas (July 21, 2020) - Fairmont Dallas announced today that the hotel will reopen its doors to guests and visitors on July, 31. This includes guest services and modified food & beverage venues, including Starbucks and Pyramid Bar.  

We are thrilled to share that Fairmont Dallas will be reopening our doors on July 31, 2020. This includes guest services with modified food & beverage venues, including poolside service (Thursday – Saturday), Pyramid Bar (Thursday – Saturday) and Starbucks (Daily).

“The hotel’s top priority remains the safety, care and wellbeing of our Fairmont Dallasfamily. Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are,” said Sven-Erik Richter, general manager, Fairmont Dallas. “Today, this means keeping our guests and employees safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19 – partnering with top experts to implement new standards of safety and enhanced operational protocols and procedures which are among the most stringent in the hospitality industry.” 

The new operational standards being implemented at Fairmont Dallas and at Fairmont properties across North & Central America were developed and vetted by a team of expert advisors to ensure maximum efficacy in preventing the spread of all viruses and pathogens, including COVID-19, with oversight by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification; Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security & fellow with the Infectious Diseases Society of America; and Ruth Petran, Ph.D., CFS, Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health, for Ecolab, global leaders in cleaning and hygiene, and trusted advisors to the CDC. 

At each touchpoint along the guest journey through Fairmont Dallas, extensive measures are being taken to protect guests and employees, including physical distancing; mandatory screening for all guests and employees, which may include a temperature check; masks provided to guests and worn by all employees; a 48-hour “settling period” for occupied rooms post-departure; increased frequency of cleaning & disinfecting, with a focus on high-touch points; and continued use of EPA registered disinfecting chemicals, proven effective in preventing the transmission of COVID-19. 

Hands-on training for all employees, a dedicated on-property rollout committee and a formal audit program, validated under the global ALLSAFE Cleanliness label, ensure initial and continued compliance.

“As we welcome our friends, family and community back to Fairmont Dallas, please be assured that we are looking ahead, through and past the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure that our valued guests and employees will always be looked after with the highest degree of safety, care and comfort,” said Richter.

For additional information on Fairmont Dallas and Accor’s commitment to helping its community stay safe and stay well, please visit www.ALLStayWell.com.

In order to help travelers book with confidence, flexible rates are always available for booking, allowing change or cancellation up to 24 hours in advance of arrival. For guests who have booked a non-flexible rate directly with Fairmont Dallas, the hotel has adopted more flexible modification and cancellation policies to help guests and clients shift their travel plans as needed. For more information, please call the hotel directly at 214-720-2020.

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AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries. 

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years. 

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge servicesco-workingdiningevents management and digital solutions.

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.   

AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.

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