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Wayport installs Wi-Fi at two timeshare properties

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Aug 21, 2007

H&MM Week In Review

AUSTIN, Texas – August 15, 2007 – Wayport, Inc., an international leader in the design and integration of applications and software over wired and wireless carrier grade networks, announced today that it has installed Wi-Fi Internet access at the Carriage Ridge and Carriage Hills Resorts, two Shell Vacations Hospitality owned and operated properties located in Central Ontario, Canada.

Richard Cassara, regional vice-president of Shell Vacations Hospitality says, “Carriage Hills and Carriage Ridge Resorts are a signature brand that serves the future of family travel perfectly, and we intend to be on the leading edge of the important and growing market for affordable luxury. Wayport’s dedication to providing a premium high-speed Internet solution make them a perfect match to support our upscale vacation ownership resorts.”

Wayport’s Wi-Fi wireless high-speed Internet service will be available in the guest suites at both properties. In addition, resort guests will have access to Wi-Fi Internet access in common areas such as the lobby and recreation centers.

The locations include: – Carriage Hills Resort – Ontario, Canada (344 suites) – Carriage Ridge Resort – Ontario, Canada (156 suites) ”Wayport is excited to extend our hospitality footprint to include the Carriage Hills and Carriage Ridge Resorts,” said Dan Lowden, vice president of business development and marketing for Wayport. “We are committed to providing the best quality service available that will result in a superior guest experience at these Shell Vacations Hospitality properties.”

About Wayport, Inc. 

Building on its established network infrastructure encompassing nearly 12,000 locations in 34 countries, Wayport designs, develops and enables software and applications over carrier grade networks for innovative organizations in a number of vertical markets encompassing retail, health care, hospitality, managed services and others. Wayport helps organizations attract and retain loyal customers, create new business capabilities and improve operational efficiencies at premier venues including major hotels, airports, McDonald’s and Hertz locations, and other retail brands worldwide. To learn more about Wayport, please visit or to see locations worldwide, visit .

Lauren Mauro- GCI Group for Wayport- 512.542.2832

“Second Home” Vacation Destinations a growing trend for Ontario and Quebec Families in search of affordable luxury

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Horseshoe Valley Forges New Niche in Four Seasons Short Haul 

Weekday Travel Close to Home as Fully Loaded Condo-Style Resorts

With Hotel Hospitality Become Top Choice for Holiday Getaways

TORONTO, July 23 /CNW/ – Responding to the new call from Ontario and Quebec travelers looking for an affordable “second home” four seasons of theyear, Carriage Ridge Resort has become the new top-draw travelogue paradise in Horseshoe Valley, just one hour north of Toronto.  

In a new emerging travel trend, short-term family vacations are fast becoming the great equalizers, proof that travelers don’t have to spend a fortune anymore to get the luxury they want. According to recent statistics, condo-style resorts with hotel hospitality are forecast to soar to the top destinations of choice for value minded travelers now and in the coming years. Coupled with this growing trend for affordable luxury, more families are opting out of long-haul two week vacations in favor of frequent short haul Sunday to Friday holidays in and around where they live.

Richard Cassara, Regional Vice-President of Shell Vacations Hospitality says: “Families in Ontario and all over Canada are discovering the charm and ease of affordable luxury in a resort setting right in their own backyard. Carriage Ridge Resort is a signature Brand that serves the future of family travel perfectly, and we intend on leading this important and growing market for affordable luxury.”

Complete with 152 fully-loaded luxury condo-suites, heated swimming pool, kids pool and hot tub, fitness room, games and billiards rooms, daily family and kids events, outdoor pavilions, internet café and over 50 thrilling outdoor activities for the entire family in and around the area, Carriage Ridge Resort is poised to become Ontario’s premiere weekday and weekend cottage and chalet country getaway for families.

From the area’s three pristine championship golf courses, 68 downhill ski runs and 65 km of Nordic trails to off-road dirt biking, boating, tree top trekking, antiquing and gaming, the Resort also boasts the best value in the region. Two families of four can share a spacious and luxurious double condo-style suite in a chalet setting with private terraces, fireplaces, jetted tubs, fully equipped dining rooms and kitchens for the lowest cost anywhere in the area – $36 per person a night. Carriage Ridge Resort offers a range of condominium-style suites from oversized Resort Suites ($99 per night) and one-and two-bedroom units (starting at $149 a night).

Since opening in 2004, Carriage Ridge Resort has earned more than a sterling reputation for four star amenities. With Horseshoe Valley’s plethora of annual events and sporting tournaments, it is attracting more than weekday family travelers. The expansive real estate close to Barrie, Orillia and Midland includes facilities that make it an ideal location for executive meetings and retreats, sports and recreation groups, as well as weddings and family events.

About Shell Vacations


Supported by more than 1,600 hospitality professionals and consistently rated as one of the nation’s Top Management companies, Shell Vacations Hospitality is the management arm for Shell Vacations and handles resort management responsibilities for Shell Vacations Club Resorts. The Company continues to be recognized in the resort and hotel industry as a premiere hospitality organization. For additional information, please log on to http// and http// 

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For further information: Contact: Tara Woodward, Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley, Phone: (705) 835-5858 x2600,