January 28, 2013

Parade of Homes, St. George UT 2013 Come Enjoy!

Parade of Homes, St. George UT 2013 will be another wonderful year of beautiful homes to tour!

Parde of Homes, St. George UT

February 15-24, 2013

The 2013 St. George Area Parade of Homes promises to be the best in our 23 year history featuring 28 homes totaling over 85,000 square feet of innovation, inspiration and ideas for you to build on. St. George was recently listed in the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 markets in the country forecasting real estate growth over the next year making it the right time to buy while mortgage rates are still low and inventory is still available. It’s not just about the right market, beautiful homes or the perfect lifestyle, it’s about creating dreams for you to build on. DON’T MISS THIS YEAR’S PARADE – FEBRUARY 15 – 24, 2013! See why more than 24,800 people attended last year.A special thank you to our main sponsor Zions Bank for their outstanding support. Thank you to our supporting sponsors- Questar Gas, Boulevard Home Furnishings, Burton Lumber, KSL Television, The Spectrum and Kony 99.9.

This year’s event features an exciting variety of homes located throughout Southern Utah. The Parade of Homes is a self-guided tour offering an opportunity for established, prospective residents and visitors to see what is new and innovative in the home building industry. Exhibitors will be located in the garages of the homes displaying the latest home products and related services. Please contact the Southern Utah Home Builders Association at 435-674-1400 for any questions.

The Best Western Coral Hills is located in the Historic Downtown St. George in the center of all the Parade of Homes activities. Make us your “home base” as you visit these gorgeous homes.  Call us direct at 800-542-7733 as rooms fill up quickly the Friday and Saturday of Presidents Day weekend is already sold out!

Buy Tickets Now! CLICK HERE

Here is a LINKto the Parade of Homes FACEBOOK page

HOME PAGE of the St. George Parade of Homes

 

 

 

January 18, 2013

Dixie State College Name Change…what will be the new name?

Dixie State College Name Change…what will be the new name?

Now that Dixie State College is about to earn university status what will be the new name of DSC?

Dixie State University of Course!

Dixie State Colllege, St. George, Utah

Dixie State Colllege, St. George, Utah

“The new name recommendation will advance to the Utah State Board of Regents for approval Friday, Jan. 25th, where it is also anticipated that at that meeting (held at DSC), the Regents will vote to formally approve university status for Dixie State College. The matter will then move on to the Utah State Legislature, where the new name of the institution will be presented for final legislative approval and funding consideration.

“As with stakeholders at large, the Trustees saw the merits of several different naming options, and the majority preferred ‘Dixie State University,’” Chair Caplin continued. “In the end the Board chose to unite as one body. We unanimously stand behind the Dixie State University name and encourage all stakeholders to do the same. This is the time to combine our resources, make our best contributions, and rally around this great institution.”

Congratulations to all those who worked so hard for the past 100 years to help this fine institution become what it is today.  Our many thanks!    (Click here to link to the complete story.)

Regardless of the name the college/univerisity is here to stay and so is the Best Western Coral Hills, one of the best hotels in Southern Utah. Click our our deals page to find specials specificaly for those in association with DSC.

 

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December 14, 2012

Dickens Festival St. George, Utah – “It’s an Experience”

The Dickens Festival St. George, Utah is back!

Merry Christmas everyone!

We hope everyone’s Christmas holiday will be spent in the best way possible, with family and friends, with good food, good times and good spirits.  

Every year the Dickens’ Festival in St. George is held the first Saturday of every December and the three days before.  And each year abbreviated plays are performed of the musicals “Scrooge” and “Oliver”. Below is a scene from “Scrooge”, in the fateful moment when Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by his past and now ghostly business partner Jacob Marley.  (Jacob is played by Mori Kessler, one of the employees at the Best Western Coral Hills – and we are proud of the great job he did.)

 

St. George Dickens Festival

Jacob Marley visiits Ebenezer Scrooge at the St. George Dickens Festival

 

 

For all our past, present and future guest; as Tiny Tim said:

May God Bless Us, Everyone!

 

 

 

The sights and sounds of 19th Century London come alive at the Dickens’ Christmas Festival.

This Festival is not just another craft show, but a unique and unusual entertainment and shopping experience. Olde English shops, hundreds of period costumes, fortune tellers, orphans, royalty, and the “real” Father Christmas all combine to offer our guests a Christmas experience like no other!

The Festival is known for its unique gifts and quality merchandise. Shoppers come to The Dickens’ Festival for that special treasure. Join us as the streets of Olde London come to life!

 

 

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September 17, 2012

Tuacahn’s Indoor Christmas Show – Forever Plaid

 

FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. 

At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” – this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift audiences’ spirits and remind youngsters that not all good music has to be auto-tuned. 

Tickets now on sale!

 

Season Schedule

Nov 23 – Dec 29, 2012 in the Cox Auditorium at Dixie State College
Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat
Evenings – 7:30 PM
Matinee (Fri & Sat Only) – 2:00 PM

To be performed at: Cox Auditorium at Dixie State College

August 27, 2012

Georges Corner Restaurant & Pub

 

 

George Pace owned and operated the Big Hand Café, which stood on this same corner, during the 1930’s and 40’s. The Big Hand Café was the center of town, the gathering spot, the place where news was shared. It quickly became a St. George icon and a stopping place for tourists as they traveled through Southern Utah.

The Greyhound bus would make its one stop in town at the Big Hand and each time it pulled in the waitresses would holler “bus in”, and they would get ready to serve the hungry travelers. Best remembered for its sign of a big hand outlined with blinking lights pointing to the front door and the lit up words “Especially Good Food”. It was easy to find – it was located at the only stop light in town. It was one of the first buildings to be “air cooled”, which was much desired in the hot summers of Southern Utah.

George’s Corner Restaurant celebrates the history of St. George and honors the great men and women who moved to this barren land and made it into a home. As the old sign promised, we serve “Especially Good Food”. George’s Corner is located only one block away from Best Western Coral Hills

August 15, 2012

St. George Races 2012-2013 Season

It all kicks off soon after the St. George Marathon with the SAVE A SISTER 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Walk for breast cancer! We are excited to be partnering this year with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for this race. It is going to be a great event. Sign up and come run for an AMAZING CAUSE. For more details on this event go to Save A Sister- benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

For more information on any upcoming racing event and the most up to date details and information and registration, visit our Races website.

We’ll see you soon!

St. George Races Staff

Quick Breakdown

October 6th St. George Marathon
October 20th Save a Sister 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Utah
November 3rd Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K
November 10th Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, Kids
November 17th Turkey Trot
December 1st Expedition St. George 50 Mile Team Relay

More Info.
St. George Marathon (October 6th)

If you aren’t running the St. George Marathon this year but would still like to be involved VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! It’s a great way to experience this awsome event without all the sweat! There are many areas that you could volunteer for including: Aid stations. Athlete food/recovery, Bus loading/unloading, Clothing retrieval, Finish line catchers Info booths, Medical tent, On Course timers, Packet distribution and Security. If you would like to volunteer click on the link below and fill out your form!

http://stgeorgemarathon.com/volunteer.php

Save a Sister 10K, 5k and 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of UTah (October 20th)

This event now presented in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation will all proceeds donated to fund breast cancer research. There will be a 5K, 10K and 1 mile walk at the event. All breast cancer survivors will reciebe a secial pink shirt and will be recognized in a ceremony prior to the start of the race. Premier event sponsors are The Orange Peel and Canyon Media.

More information and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/save_a_sister.php

Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K (November 3rd)

A beautiful route that features 4 miles of the St. George Marathon Course and the scenic landscape of Snow Canyon State Park, and Entrada. ONE OF THE FASTEST CERTIFIED COURSES IN THE STATE!! The course is challenging, fast and primarily downhill! It is one of the most breathtaking courses St. George has to offer! 5K runners will start at Snow Canyon High School and do a course out on the trails and head back to also finish around the track!. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/snow_canyon.php

Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, and Kids (November 10th)

Beginner: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run. Sprint 400 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run. Kids beginner 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, ½ mile run. Kids sprint 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, ¾ mile run. Team relay will be run in the sprint division only! CAP OF 300 PER EACH DISTANCE! NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/turkeytri.php

Turkey Trot (November 17th)

Join us for this amazing family fun run! This untimed 5K and 1 Mile walk/ fun run helps to raise much needed food for the Dixie Care and Share in St. George! Bring 3 canned goods and get a ticket into the incredible raffle with tons of frozen turkeys and prizes being raffled off after! Registration will be $5 and onsite registration begins at 8:15am!!!

More information

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/turkeytrot.php

Expedition St. George Team Relay 50 Miles (December 1st)

A 50 mile team relay that loops all the way through and around the stunning St. George. Teams will see St. George like they never have before as there are tons of incredible scenery and challenging runs, as long as some easy fun ones in this relay! Teams will consist of 5 people (Open Men, Open Women and Co-Ed) with each individual completing a minimum of two legs (roughly 5 miles each). Post relay events will consist of a full banquet with dinner and an awards ceremony! THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION

More inormation and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/expedition.php

Races & Special Events Staff

City of St. George
Races and Special Events
(435) 627-4560

http://www.sgcity.org/

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May 31, 2012

TripAdvisor.com, St. George, Utah

TripAdvisor.com

Visiting St. George, UT 

St. George, Utah

St. George City

BEST WESTERN CORAL HILLS #3

YEEEAHAAAA, YAHOOO! AWESOME!
I walked into my office this morning and went about the usual beginning of day routine: talk to the night audit, the breakfast crew, check guests out, check e-mails, voice mails, and daily book keeping, and bri…ng up the various websites. And there it was, in all its splendor and glory on the TripAdvisor website in black and white…and color. The Best Western Coral Hills rose from #4 to #3 out of the 45 Southern Utah/St. George hotels!
This is not small feat. This is monumental, this is HUGE! The properties that have been holding the #1, #2 and #3 spots have done so for the past year and are fierce competitors, are great properties and each has a great staff (almost as good as ours). So to rise up to #3 is AWESOME! I fully expected to wait another year before we would get ahead. WOW, I’ve been elated all day! TripAdvisor rankings can sometimes be fickle but for now, for today at least…WE’RE NUMBER THREE, WE’RE NUMBER THREE!!!!! I am so pleased with this staff, they deserve KUDOS! I was thinking we get one of those huge hoagies and share it for lunch. To tame or lame, how would YOU recommend we thank them?

 

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May 18, 2012

View the Solar Eclipse from Southern Utah

Image from: news.nationalgeographic.com

Sunday May 20th, thousands of people will be gathering in Southern Utah to view the spectacular sight of a solar eclipse.  The eclipse will begin at 6:22 PM and finish at 8:37 PM.  The annular will be visible from 7:31-7:36.

We want to make sure that all of our guests have a fun and safe experience, so we thought we’d share a few safety tips and options for viewing.

1.  Eclipse glasses are an inexpensive and safe way to view an eclipse.  Make sure the glasses have “CE” printed on them, showing that they are safety certified.  Visitors can order them online at www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/gensolecshad.html or pick them up at the Washington County BLM Office for FREE (first come, first served.)  Inspect your glasses for any damage before looking directly at the sun.  They can also be purchased for $2.00 athe th Southwest Vision Center on 700 South.

2.  If you are using a telescope filter, DO NOT use one that fits over the eye piece.  This can seriously damage your eyes.  Instead, be sure to use a filter that fits over the FRONT END of the telescope.  Devices such as binoculars and telescopes concentrate energy from the sun in a similar way to magnifying glasses.  (Picture the little pyromaniac child that tortures ants and burns leaves.)  So if you don’t want your eyes to suffer the same fate as those ants, make sure you are using a proper telescope filter.

3.  A number 14 welders glass can be used.  However, you should not layer glasses of smaller numbers that add up to 14.  A stack of two 7 glasses to does not provide the same protection as a 14 glass!

4.  The classic pinhole projection is a guaranteed safe way to view the eclipse.  Instructions for making one can be found at http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how.html.

No matter how you decide to view this amazing phenomenon, make sure you protect your eyes first and foremost…..

….And be sure you book your room with us soon, persons come from all over the United State and the world attend this event.

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March 19, 2012

Best Western Customer Service

 

Best Western I Care® 2 Update

Our focus on delivering superior customer care is paying dividends. According to the latest Brand Keys/CLEI 2012 consumer survey, Best Western was ranked No. 1 in the mid-scale hotel brand category for creating customer delight, ahead of Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn. A big thank you to all of our Members for making our brand even better.

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February 25, 2012

Best Western’s Facebook Makes Reservations!

Of all the hotel chains Best Western has the most facebook fans!  It now has about 244,700 fans, THANK YOU.  Best Western is the first hotel chain to make booking hotel rooms worldwide available on facebook.  How cool is that? 

 Read the complete USA TODAY article here!

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