Visiting St. George, UT
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?
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.
What is there to do in St. George, Utah this February?
Here are a few suggestions…
06-11 2012 Dino Days in Dixie: Check out the Johnson Farm Dinosaur tracks and the special events for children. 2180 East Riverside, St. George. www.sgcity.org/dinotrax 435-574-3466
10-11 BYU international Ballroom Dance Company: part of the Celebrity Concert Series 7:30pm at at the Cox Performing Arts Center. 325 South 700 East, St. George. Tickets $20 adults, $12 youth. call 435-652-7800 or ww.dixie.edu/concerts
17-26 St George Area Parade of Homes: 28 Homes on display form 10am-7pm (5pm on the last day – 26th) Tickets are useable anytime during the event and tickets allows one entrance to each home. Tickets are $12.50 which will include a map and directions. Tickets can be purchased at Lin’s Market’s or www.paradehomes.com or call 435-674-1400
17 “Totally Tchaikovsky”: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents featuring piano soloist Justin Hansen at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 East, St. George. Check out www.southwestsymphony.org or call 435-652.7800
17-19 Art in Kayenta: the annual Keyenta Art show features local and southwest art, food and entertainment. The FREE event takes place 10am-5pm. At Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta, Ivins. See www.coyotegulchvillage.com or call 435-231-2246.
18-March 25 Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale: This annual art show, now in its 25th year, is one of the largest art events in Utah. Located at the Delores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George. Featuring almost 300 pieces, 170 of which are artists from Utah and the United States. Viewing is FREE to the public 10am-6pm, Monday – Saturdays and 2-6pm on Sundays. Call 435-652-7909
24-25 St. George Family History Expo: Join in the genealogy and family heritage jamboree at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George. A complete schedule and admission information can be found at www.fhexpos.com. The exhibit hall is FREE and open to the public both days.
25 Dixie State Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert: featuring guest violinist Frederic Moreau from Paris, will occur 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 E, St. George. Tickets $5 www.tickets.dixie.edu or call 435-652-7800
25 Zion Country Early Spring Century Ride: Bloomington, St. George A recreational bike ride with options for cycling 100, 70 or 50 miles, also an annual fundraising cycling event benefitting the Spnia Bifida Association of Utah (SBAU). www.bike2bike.biz 801-677-0134
February 6 – April 8, 2012
Best Western’s Spring Promotion features an enticing offer for consumers: Best Western Rewards® members can earn a FREE NIGHT voucher when they register for the promotion and stay three separate times between February 6 and April 8!
See below for information about this exciting promotion! In addition, you can sign up for the informational webinars on January 26 and February 16, 2012. Becoming a Best Western Rewards member is FREE. All we need is your name, address and phone number. Call us direct at 800-542-7733 and tell the clerk you want to become a Rewards member and register into the promotion.
Best Western Rewards® members who stay three separate times between February 6 and April 8, 2012 at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide will earn a Best Western global free night voucher!
Pay with Best Western Rewards® MasterCard and earn more: Best Western Rewards members who pay for the three stays with a Best Western Rewards® MasterCard® during the promotion period will earn an additional 1,000 Best Western Rewards® bonus points (limit 1 credit card bonus per member).
AAA/CAA Members: In addition to earning a free night voucher, AAA and CAA members earn 10% bonus points with each stay & save up to 20% at participating hotels.
Aeroplan®: Best Western Rewards members who have chosen Aeroplan as their earning preference, registered and qualified for the spring promotion will earn a global free night voucher. In addition, if the member completes three separate stays during the promotion period that are booked on bestwestern.com they will be awarded 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan miles. This is in addition to the standard 250 miles earned for each qualified stay.
AIR MILES®: Best Western Rewards members who have chosen AIR MILES as their earning preference, registered and qualified for the spring promotion will earn a global free night voucher. In addition, if the member completed three separate stays during the promotion period that were booked on bestwestern.com they will be awarded 80 bonus reward miles. This is in addition to the standard 20 miles earned for each qualified stay.
- DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Its time to “fall back” due to DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDING.
When you go to bed Saturday night November 5th remember to change your clocks back 1 hour.