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Latest News, Deals & Savings for Dec. 14

Los Angeles’ Ontario International Airport will close parking lot 3 because of fewer passengers; luxury Nevada desert B&B getaway, A Cowboy’s Dream, opens for business; and Hard Rock Hotel’s Vanity nightclub in Las Vegas opens for New Year’s Eve.

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L.A.'s Ontario International Airport Closing Parking Lot 3

As another sign of the economic downturn hitting the airline industry, effective Jan. 11, 2010, LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) will close Lot 3 to public parking. Passengers and visitors who normally use Lot 3 are encouraged to park in Lot 5, located just east of Terminal 4.

"Closing Lot 3, which holds 857 spaces and is only at 30 percent capacity throughout the year, will help the airport lower its operational costs," said Jess Romo, ONT's manager. "The closure is projected to save the airport about $650,000 a year in expenses to run the lot. In 2008, we closed Lot F, saving the airport close to $1 million a year."

An airport spokesperson said Lot 5 is priced lower than other on-airport lots at only $9 per day. Patrons who park in this lot can conveniently walk to Terminal 4 or ride the 24-hour courtesy shuttles to Terminals 2 and 4. The entrance to Lot 5 is located on Airport Drive and Rental Car Road. Lots 2 and 4 are also available at $18 per day and can be accessed via Airport Drive.

ONT is a medium-hub, full service airport located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The airport is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a Los Angeles City department which also owns and operates Los Angeles International and Van Nuys Airports.

The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the United States. ONT's service area includes a population of six million people living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and portions of north Orange County and east Los Angeles County.

ONT's more than 220 daily flights provide service to every major city in the U.S. ONT's airlines include AeroMexico, Alaska/Horizon, American, Continental, Delta, Great Lakes, Southwest, United/United Express, and US Airways. The "new" Ontario International Airport opened Sept. 27, 1998.

Luxury Nevada Desert B&B Getaway Opens

A Cowboy's Dream, a bed and breakfast like no other, has opened in Alamo, Nev., where a woman's love for her husband evolved into a picturesque setting for those seeking an extraordinary experience and a memorable escape.

Situated 90 miles north of Las Vegas, A Cowboy's Dream is the very definition of opulent. The eight-suite B&B boasts every amenity conceivable, including custom bedding, natural rain showerheads, custom-made bath products, home-cooked meals and chartered excursions. Set at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains upon acres of uninterrupted wild landscape, the 18,997 square-foot house has unmarred views for miles around.

Imbued with the cowboy spirit of the late Charlie Frias, a successful Las Vegas businessman and philanthropist, A Cowboy's Dream has become a reality through the vision of his wife, Phyllis.

"A Cowboy's Dream is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined," she said. "It is exactly what Charlie would have wanted, from the details of the decor to the senses that it awakens. It embodies our philosophy of entering as strangers and leaving as friends."

In addition to being a first-class B&B for individuals or couples, A Cowboy's Dream is poised to capture the exclusive corporate incentives travel market - from corporate meetings to team-building getaways to a weekend reward for work well done. The destination stands alone as a true, no expense spared corporate retreat getaway.

A Cowboy's Dream is currently accepting reservations and offering a premier holiday event destination. To view the amenities, take a tour or book a reservation, visit
www.cowboysdream.com or call (877) 885-2236.

Hard Rock Hotel's Vanity Nightclub Opens for New Year's Eve

Vanity, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's opulent new nightclub in Las Vegas, will open its doors Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 to ring in 2010, followed by the official grand opening party on Jan. 2 with illustrious party host Diddy.

Vanity is part of the Hard Rock Hotel's $750 million expansion which includes the addition of approximately 860 new guest rooms - the recently opened Paradise Tower and HRH Tower, which opens Dec. 28, 2009.

The entrance welcomes with a sparkling collage of reflective tile and antique vanity mirrors. The interior, courtesy of Mr. Important Designs, transports guests into an eclectic jewel box adorned with pearls, hand cut crystals and reflective walls of bronze fused with metallic gold.

The heartbeat of the club is a spectacular cyclone chandelier lit from within by more than 20,000 LED lights that truly bring the dance floor to life.

"We've taken everything we learned from Body English, one of the best nightclubs to hit Vegas, and brought it to the next level," said Cory McCormack, Hard Rock's managing partner of The Nightlife Group. "Vanity will cater to a person's every whim."

The 14,000 square-foot venue features two marble bars, 50 intimate VIP booths, an outdoor terrace with cabanas, fire pit, and offers direct access to the new outdoor Sky Bar opening April 2010. For those who are just a bit more vain, the ladies lounge is complete with nail and makeup technicians available for touch ups and all bathrooms are equipped with full-length three-way mirrors, naturally.

Vanity Nightclub will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Cover charges will be $20 for women and $40 for men; local ladies will enter for free at all times. VIP booths and tables start at $500 and include crystal punch bowls. For VIP booths and tables, Vanity guests can call (702) 693-5555 or visit VanityLV.com.