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Latest News, Deals & Savings for Nov. 23

The Queen Mary hotel resort in Southern California is offering a variety of New Year’s Eve party and dining packages, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has opened its new $150-million luxury Rush Tower, and American Eagle Airlines adds daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a second daily flight between Dallas and Santa Fe.

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Cruise Into the New Year Queen Mary Style

The Queen Mary, the historic transatlantic liner that is now a hotel resort in Long Beach, California, is offering a New Year's Eve 2009 celebration package that includes five entertainment venues and a fireworks extravaganza for one low price plus a range of accommodation and dining packages.

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For one low ticket price of $89 guests may enjoy five parties and a gigantic fireworks display. Additionally, the Queen Mary is offering deluxe dining and room packages to ensure a New Year's Eve spent in style.

Jazz by vocalist Eddie Wakes, Latin-inspired entertainer Red Loquita, swing and dance classics from The Wise Guys Big Band Machine, dueling pianos, and live D.J. music will provide non-stop entertainment in five different venues on the ship.

Partygoers in each salon will celebrate midnight in a blizzard of confetti before heading to the Verandah Deck for a spectacular fireworks display to light up Long Beach.

The Queen Mary is offering four exclusive New Year's Eve room packages. Each includes tickets to the ship's celebration, accommodations, party favors and dinner for two prepared by the ship's award-winning culinary team overseen by newly-appointed Executive Chef Larry Banares. Individual dining packages are also available and include tickets, party favors and the Grand Gala Dinner Buffet or dinner in Sir Winston's, the Queen Mary's newly-renovated signature restaurant.

Advance reservations and payment are required for all accommodations packages. Tickets to the ship's celebration are available to guests 18 and older. Parking is $15 per day. For more information, see
www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queen's Highway in Long Beach.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Opens New Rush Tower

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas has opened its new Rush Tower, a $150-million luxury development that the city is applauding as a key part of downtown redevelopment efforts.

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"Rush Tower will now define the ultimate Las Vegas experience providing exceptional accommodations as well as add to the already supreme dining opportunities and exceed the unparalleled customer service already delivered to our guests," said Tilman Fertitta, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Landry's Restaurants, Inc., which owns the property. "The tower is the latest in our ongoing renovation and expansion projects at the Golden Nugget, which now total more than $300-million, and which will certainly up the ante for other properties in Las Vegas."

Rush Tower includes an impressive porte cochere which is accented by a new, million-dollar landscaped entrance at First Street and Carson Street.

The tower includes more than 500 well-appointed guestrooms which are 20 percent larger than the Golden Nugget's current North and South standard rooms and offer room selections for any occasion.

The tower also includes four Penthouse Suites and 70 Junior Corner Suites, which provide incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip or of the famous Golden Nugget pool. Guestrooms are furnished with contemporary and sleek decor and complemented by stylish and fiery hues. Standard features include upgraded pillow-top mattresses, feather down comforters and 42-inch plasma televisions.

Rush Tower also offers guests a new dining option with the inclusion of the Chart House Restaurant. The restaurant will feature a new custom-designed menu offering signature Chart House dishes as well as numerous specialty items unique to the Golden Nugget location. The spacious dining area, designed with modern furnishings and rich colors inspired by the sea, will seat approximately 200. A 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium filled with more than 1,000 colorful and exotic fish will be the centerpiece of the restaurant with a view from the lobby.

For more information on the Golden Nugget and the Rush Tower, or to book a stay, visit
www.goldennugget.com  or call (800) 634.3454.

American Eagle Launches Service From Los Angeles to Santa Fe

American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, has launched service to New Mexico's capital with a daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). This new service will be operated with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

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The airline also said it is adding a second daily nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth to Santa Fe.

"We are very excited about American Eagle initiating service to Los Angeles, in addition to adding a second Dallas/Fort Worth flight," said Santa Fe Mayor David Coss. "Los Angeles is our most requested destination, and this new service will provide major economic benefits to the City and northern region of the state."

To celebrate this new service to Santa Fe, American is offering double AAdvantage® miles and very attractive low introductory fares. Log on to AA.com for details.

American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines.

American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft.


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