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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SUPER BOWL 2015

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

5  days


As we all know, the Super Bowl is not just a game.

The Super Bowl is “The Game.”

That’s why we begin every season filled passion and a desire for our team to reach the finals.
This year, the two champions are the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. 
        Win or lose, all the players are to be congratulated for making it to Super Bowl 2015!

                  Here’s a little history about the teams and their quarterbacks.

PATRIOTS

Professional football arrived in New England on Nov. 16, 1959, when a group of local businessmen, led by former public relations executive William H. "Billy" Sullivan Jr. was awarded the eighth and final franchise in the new American Football League. One week later, Northwestern University running back Ron Burton was selected as the franchise's first draft choice and Syracuse running back Gerhardt Schwedes was selected as the team's first local choice. The American Football League meged with the National Football League in 1970.

Super Bowl results for the Patriots:

Jan. 26, 1986          Chicago Bears           46 - New England Patriots   10
Jan. 26, 1997          Green Bay Packers   35 - New England Patriots    21
Feb. 3, 2002            St. Louis Rams         17 - New England Patriots  20
Feb. 1, 2004            Carolina Panthers     29 - New England Patriots  32
Feb. 6, 2005            Philadelphia Eagles  21 - New England Patriots  24
Feb. 3, 2008            New York Giants      17 - New England Patriots     14
Feb. 5, 2012            New York Giants      21 - New England Patriots     17 

                    


Tom Brady


Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr. is the quarterback for the New England Patriots of the American Football Conference of the National Footbal League. Brady was picked in the sixth round of the 2000 draft by the Patriots.
Born: August 3, 1977 (age 37), San Mateo, California
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Superbowls: Brady has won three championships in five trips to the Super Bowl. He has also won two Super Bowl MVP awards.



SEAHAWKS
On June 15, 1972 Seattle Professional Football Inc., a group of Seattle business and community announced its intention to acquire an NFL franchise for Seattle. Almost two years later on June 4, 1974, the NFL awarded the group an expansion franchise. On December 5, 1974, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle announced the official signing of the franchise agreement by Lloyd W. Nordstrom, representing the Nordstrom family as majority partners for the consortium. Nordstrom died of a heart attack on January 20, 1976, just months before the Seahawks played their first game.

Super Bowl results the Seahawks:

Feb. 5, 2006      Pittsburgh Steelers  21 – Seattle Seahawks 10
Feb. 2, 2014    Denver Broncos       8 - Seattle Seahawks  43









Russell Wilson

Russell Carrington Wilsion is the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. Wilson was selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round of the NFL draft.
Born: November 29, 1988 (age 26) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 5 feet 11 inches

Superbowls: Wilson is the quarterback of the reigning Super Bowl champions.


Join us for the big game and show your support.

What team is your favorite? Who will take home the trophy?












Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Year, New You:





New Year, New You:
Award-Winning Solmar Spa Collection Helps Travelers Rejuvenate
With a Post-Holiday Detox

Los Cabos, Mexico (January 22, 2015) - Solmar Hotels & Resorts, a five-property resort group located at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, is ready to help travelers kick off the New Year refreshed and rejuvenated with its impressive Spa Collection and plethora of treatments, services and wellness offerings.

The Solmar Spa collection offers travelers three amazing spa options - Playa Grande Spa, Grand Solmar Sea Spa and Solmar Spa Cabanas. For spa goers who are seeking to detox and recharge following one-too-many holiday indulgences, the resort group recommends the following:

* Temazcal Ceremony & Pre-Hispanic Bath - The Temazcal Ceremony is the perfect experience for a group interested in surrounding themselves with the healing powers of the four elements - fire, earth, water and air. The 2-hour steam lodge treatment provides a balance of mind and body and brings about a spiritual awakening. It is an excellent way to heal emotions, release fears, let go of stress and reconnect with the people closest to you. For those who might be interested in this activity but on a smaller scale, the Pre-Hispanic Bath treatment is an abbreviated 30 minutes version.

* Aromatherapy & Reflexology - Those seeking a more traditional spa experience to provide a sense of rejuvenation two great holistic options include the Pindasweda Herbal Massage which uses aromatherapy to awaken the senses and the Reflexology foot massage. The 80-minute herbal aromatic massage, Pindasweda, uses steamed herbs from a special healing garden applied in a kneading action to heal muscle tension and stiffness, while the body absorbs the heat and herbs to reduce aches and pains and increase the lymphatic drainage and condition of the skin. The reflexology foot massage, 30 minutes, energizes the body by using a massage technique that uses pressure points corresponding to specific body parts and improves circulation and releases blocked energy throughout the entire body.

* Couples Retreat - Couples looking for amorous start to 2015 or a special Valentine's Day treat, the 50 or 80 minute Romantic Wellness for Two allows couples to transform their suite into a spa sanctuary while enjoying a couples massage followed by a romantic bath while sipping champagne and indulging in chocolate covered strawberries. Additionally, the one-to-one massage class is a nice treatment for couples to enjoy that not only provides them with a great massage but the skills to continue massaging one another long after their visit to Solmar, providing relaxation for years to come.

These are just a sampling of the many offerings available through the Solmar Spa Collection. Travelers are encouraged to peruse menus of spa treatments and services via the Solmar Spa Collection Online concierge  http://solmarspacollection.com/store.




For more information on Solmar Hotels & Resorts or to book a stay please visit www.solmar.com.

Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private beach, Solmar Hotels & Resorts offers guests privacy while still being able to enjoy the excitement of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The collection of five all-suite resorts offers guests the highest quality of service and hospitality. In the past year, two Solmar properties - Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa and The Ridge at Playa Grande Luxury Villas - were awarded the prestigious Four Diamond rating by AAA. Additionally, TripAdvisor recognized Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club and Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa for receiving high ratings and guest reviews on this popular travel site. Additionally, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa has been rated among the "Top 15 Hotels in Baja California" by Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards along with Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa, which was also included as one of the "World's Best Hotels" for the second year in a row. For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit www.solmar.com, follow us on Twitter @SolmarResorts, Instagram and Pinterest and visit our Facebook page.


CONTACT:
Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Rose Capasso
(845) 358-3920 X12
      
  




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s Whale-Watching Time in Cabo San Lucas



Grab your camera and get ready for an amazing spectacle!


Cabo San Lucas and Solmar Resorts are very happy to announce the arrival of the whales.
From December to March, three different types of whales return to their home away from home.
Whales are fascinating mammals. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about the whales that visit our part of the planet.

BLUE WHALES

  •      The heart is about the size of a Volkswagen bug.
  •      100 feet in length and weighing up to 200 tons.
  •      A whale’s tongue can weigh as much as an elephant.
  •      An adult blue whale consumes about 3.5 tons of krill a day.
  •     Baby blue whales weigh 2.5 tons at birth and are 25 feet long.
  •    The estimated number of blue whales worldwide is 10,000 - 25,000.
  •     The gestation period is about 11-12 months.
  •     Blue whales have a life expectancy of 80-90 years.


GRAY WHALES

Gray whales use baleen to sieve krill and other food from the water.
  •  They have no teeth.
  •  Gray whales can measure up to 50 feet in length and weigh 40 tons.
  •  Their gestation period is about 13 months.
  •      Life expectancy is 55-70 years.
  •     Every year, Gray whales make a 15 to 20 thousand mile roundtrip between the icy seas between Alaska and Russia to the warm waters of Baja California Sur.



KILLER WHALES

·       Killer whales, or Orcas, are hunters and eat fish, squid, seals and other marine animals.
·  Mothers give birth every three to ten years, after a 17-month pregnancy.
·  Orcas are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white coloring
· They are intelligent, trainable mammals and some are stars in aquarium shows.
·  Killer whales can weigh up to six tons, about the same as a bus.
· Average life span in the wild ranges from 50 to 80 years.