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Legacy Golf Resort named one of the top ten golf resorts in Arizona by Condé

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Legacy Golf Resort was named one of the top ten golf resorts in Arizona and in the world. During a recent readers’ poll on Condé, readers were asked to rate their best golf resort experiences from 121 golf resorts around the world. Click here to read the article.

Tax Day Deal “Puts the F-U-N in reFUNd” and brings sunny savings up to 30% off at Shell Vacations Hospitality Resorts

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012


Starting as low as $81 a night, get big breaks on resorts in Napa Valley, wine country, Hawaiian islands and more


PHOENIX, ARIZ. (April 17, 2012) – Looking for tax refund ideas? Shell Vacations Hospitality today announced the launch of its “Put the F-U-N in Refund” tax day travel promotion which offers consumers up to 30 percent in savings at popular Shell Vacations Hospitality resorts in Hawaii, Napa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, San Francisco, Anaheim and more plus a gas card for up to $50 as an early booking incentive.

Travelers can book a room at a participating Shell Vacations Hospitality resort to treat themselves to discounts of either 15, 25 or 30 percent off plush, fully-featured suites, depending on length of stay.

Beginning as low as $81 per night, enjoy a sunny getaway in Hawaii, Northern California wine country, Scottsdale and more.  A 7-night stay in April at the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai on Oahu starts as low as $106 per night. A 7-night stay in May at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale can be enjoyed for $76 per night. In addition, a week’s stay at Peacock Suites in Anaheim, CA starts as low as $63 per night, among many other deals.

The tax day travel deal must be booked by April 20 and is valid for stays now through June 16, 2012.

Guests looking to file their savings early can opt-in on April 10 and receive a gas card valued up to $50 with early booking. Sign up here: or text “FunRefund” to 31-3131 to earn a secret code to redeem. Guests have until April 16 to take advantage of this exclusive deal.

“We hope the Put the Fun in Refund promotion encourages people to take their refund and treat themselves to a vacation with our incredible Tax Day Savings,” says Karen Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shell Vacations Hospitality. “With our tax day promotion, guests can truly relax and take advantage of our spacious, resort-style vacation resorts and immerse themselves in their getaway destination,” says Johnson.

Most  suites feature full kitchens, a separate master bedroom, living room and dining room, patio or balcony and various amenities such as a fitness center and in-room Wi-Fi.

For a full list of participating resorts, as well as booking restrictions visit our Tax Day site.


About Shell Vacations:

Shell Vacations offers a collection of 24 resorts and hotels ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler. Shell Vacations is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit

Shell Vacations Hospitality Honored With IAC Award for Black Friday Travel Sale Campaign

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Summary: Shell Vacations Hospitality received an Internet Advertising Competition award for its Black Friday Travel Sale initiative. The campaign won the “Best Hotel and Lodging Interactive Application” award in the 10th annual IAC competition.

Chicago (PRWEB) – April XX, 2012 – Shell Vacations Hospitality (SVH) accepted an Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) award for its successful Black Friday Travel Sale campaign. The initiative, launched by SVH and HeBS Digital, won the “Best Hotel and Lodging Interactive Application” in the 10th annual IAC competition, which highlights the best online advertising in 96 industries and nine formats.


The Black Friday Travel Sale offered users a unique special each day leading up to the four-day sale period, providing users a chance to win gift cards and hotel stays in exchange for opting into emails or text alerts. The month-long campaign generated a 50% year-over-year increase in revenue, beating expectations and topping the record-breaking revenue of the previous year’s Black Friday Sale. SVH grew its Facebook and Twitter followings and email marketing database appreciably while garnering media coverage from CBS,,,, and other blogs and local publications.


“The Black Friday Travel Sale campaign has proven successful each of the past three years,” said Shallana Edwards, Director of eMarketing for Shell Vacations Hospitality. “Through sharp design and user-friendly functionality, this campaign has driven impressive – and growing – ROIs every year.”


The Black Friday Travel Sale mini-site launched on November 1, 2011, providing users a fast and easy way to book travel and standing in stark contrast to the bad weather and long waits Black Friday shoppers endure each year. The site was completely hand-drawn by HeBS Digital’s creative team and designed and built in both 3D Flash and HTML5 versions. The mini-site’s graphics can be viewed in 3D using anaglyph 3D glasses. The Black Friday Travel Sale site included seamlessly integrated interactive elements. The gritty street scene features a Facebook feed built into a poster on the wall, clickable pigeons that link to a recent Twitter posts pop-up, a storefront TV looping resort videos with a link to the SVH YouTube page, and a man holding a newspaper that links to the SVH Daily Deals page.