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Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has revealed the results of a newly commissioned survey on global coffee and travel habits as the Paris-born brand begins to roll-out Master Baristas at its hotels and resorts worldwide by end of year. The Le Méridien survey, conducted in advance of International Coffee Day on September 29, found that coffee surpasses sex as the ideal wake-up call according to more than half (53%) of the global respondents. The study also established that coffee drinkers are addicted to this morning ritual as 54% of respondents make their morning brew right at home and an overwhelming 78% would rather give up alcohol, social media or sex with their spouse for a year rather than forfeit coffee – proving that a bean buzz remains the ultimate high.

Coffee-Lover1The new global study of coffee drinkers and frequent travelers in six countries – from India to the US, China toUAE, among other key markets – uncovers how today’s ‘mega-travelers’ get their caffeine fix. While travel usually provides a break from the daily routine, the survey shows that coffee remains an on-the-go necessity as, on average, people drink more coffee when they are away from home. Coffee traditions and flavors from around the world are so distinct that a majority of seasoned jetsetters (53%) claim to have experienced nostalgia for a destination due to the cup of coffee they enjoyed while traveling.

Spilling the Beans: Coffee Habits Fuel the Day

A ubiquitous necessity and source of energy, the coffee one consumes – and how much – can say a lot.

Something’s Brewing among Global Travelers

When traveling the world, coffee drinkers may experiment with local flavors, but their addiction never wavers. Key findings include:

Coffee Talk: Cups of Joe Create Conversation

With speed of information, convenience and connectivity leading the charge in today’s society, it is no wonder that coffee and social media are closely intertwined.

“Coffee continues to be an increasingly important part of the travel experience, and to develop high impact programming for our Le Méridien guests, it was important that we had an understanding of global coffee trends,” said Brian Povinelli , Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien and Westin. “The new Le Méridien Master Barista program, derived from key findings from our study, will further bring to life a quintessential European café and breakfast culture at Le Méridien hotels and resorts around the world.”

Calling all Baristas: Le Méridien Adds more than 100 Coffee Specialists

To meet the growing demands of coffee lovers worldwide, Le Méridien today launched a new Master Barista initiative that will by end of year introduce a dedicated coffee expert to every hotel globally. Derived from the Italian word for ‘bartender,’ the Le Méridien Master Barista will boast a technical skillset required beyond making basic coffee drinks and undergo an intensive training program, designed by Le Méridien and its global coffee partner illy. Le Méridien Master Baristas will lead coffee-related initiatives and standards at each hotel as well as serve as lead coffee cultural ambassador, maintaining knowledge of current coffee trends while raising the local community’s awareness of coffee. According to the survey, two-fifths of travelers also prefer to get their coffee in the hotel lobby rather than make it in-room, making Le Méridien Hub® — a reinterpretation of the traditional lobby into a coffeehouse environment that stimulates dialogue and exchange — an even more integral gathering place for guests looking to caffeinate and converse.

“As a LM100 member and Master Barista, I am thrilled to further bring coffee culture to life for Le Méridien guests worldwide,” said Storm. “Coffee is an essential part of the cultural and travel landscape, and I believe that the team of Master Baristas at Le Méridien hotels around the world will enhance the awareness and appreciation of various international trends and flavors.” To Support New Hampshire Fundraiser For Boys & Girls Club July 16, 2013

Posted by Steve Luba in : Charity,, News & Events , comments closed has once again decided to support the Boys & Girls Club by taking part in the 9th Annual Pig Roast and Luau to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Amherst, New Hampshire.

Hosted by CBM Cares on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club, the event, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday July 20, 2013 at 3 Stonewall Crossing in Amherst,  will feature a variety of entertainment, food, and fundraising opportunities for the Milford, NH youth organization.

B&G logo“The Annual Luau has become a staple in this community,” said Cathy Marder, the event’s chair and CBM Cares Board member.  “It’s a fun evening that benefits a great organization, and we have had the privilege of raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Boys & Girls Club over the last several years.  We’re confident that we’ll make another significant donation after this year’s luau, as well.” has donated $1,000 to the cause in conjunction with the company’s website development arm, Advanced Internet Management, and company employees are planning to attend the event.

“I look forward to going on Sunday as the Boys & Girls Clubs are a very important part of the fabric of our community and I enjoy supporting them in any way I can,” added Wesley Kogelman, president and CEO, “We’ve bought two tables as we have been an annual sponsor of the luau and other events in our community, so it should be a lot of fun.”

Both a live and silent auction will take place, and some of the items being auctioned live are: two Boston Bruins tickets for the 2013-2014 season, a helicopter ride, a paintball outing for 10 people, and two zipline passes to Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, NH.

Highlighting the event is a fireworks display by Atlas Fireworks, followed by live music from the band Fatback, a local Milford, NH band that frequently performs at the Pasta Loft.

Tickets are $35 per person at the door, or $30 prior to the event.  The ticket price includes dinner, entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on both live and silent auction items, all while supporting a great Souhegan Valley organization.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting the CBM Cares Facebook page at , or by calling Andrea at 603-822-6683 x 232. and Send Me On Vacation work to Benefit Cancer Survivors March 28, 2013

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Send Me On donates $1500 to the Nonprofit Organization Send Me On Vacation (SMOV) to give a luxury vacation experience to those who need it most.

SMOV provides women who have endured treatment for cancer a chance to heal, rejuvenate and to celebrate life.

These vacations include a week’s stay at a resort, airfare and debit/credit card vouchers for incidentals during the vacation., the leading timeshare resale company, is donating the cost of a vacation to support SMVO’s vision that a vacation is the catalyst to restoring, renewing and rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit.

Earlier this month, donated $2,500 to the CHaD Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship charity event. Each year, Wesley Kogelman and his team contribute more than $10,000 to charitable organizations like Send Me On Vacation, helping to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

This is the second year that has helped to support an SMOV awarded vacation. President and CEO of, Kogelman is no stranger to the importance of a vacation. “We are proud to support Send Me on Vacation and their mission to help cancer survivors. Their vacations help patients and their families recover from the physical and emotional stress of treatments” explains Kogelman.

Send Me On Vacation provides more than just a getaway, they work with cancer centers throughout the United States and Mexico to educate, empower and provide support for young woman—before, during and after breast cancer. Do you have a timeshare that you would like to donate? you’re interested in helping SMOV, their vacation donation program lets you donate your vacation in exchange for charitable tax credit. Join in their effort to make a positive impact on someone who truly needs to vacation somewhere special. Joins CHaD for the 2013 Battle of the Badges March 8, 2013

Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Charity, Customer Comments,, Information, New Features, News & Events, Planet Hollywood, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Timeshare Scams, Travel, Uncategorized , comments closed donates $2500 to the 2013 Battle of the Badges. A fundraiser for CHaD, The Battle of the Badges has returned to Manchester for another exciting game. It’s become an annual event that has raised nearly $1 million for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

For the sixth year in a row firefighters and police officers are facing-off in a spectacular hockey championship. And as CHaD is New Hampshire’s only full care children’s hospital, it’s definitely a game worth checking out. And you can help bring the Battle of the Badges closer to its $1 million goal.

This year, instead of Firemen vs. Police, the all-star hockey championship will be a battle between East and West; each team will feature both firefighters and policemen. The Battle of the Badges has been raising money for services and patient programs at CHaD for nearly a decade. And has been part of the action for 3 years in a row.

With the NHL Hockey season in full swing it must be time for the 2013 Battle of the Badges!

Along with a $2500 cash donation to the kids at CHaD, will be hosting an event at Margarita’s Restaurant in Manchester on Saturday, March 16. Afterwards you can find everyone at the Verizon Wireless Arena for the exciting Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship. Game time is at 5:00pm. Tickets are only $10 at the door and all proceeds go toward patient programs and services for kids.

Last year’s game the NH Police Team won 4-2. This ties the overall series 2-2. And this year, the rivalry returns! New Hampshire firefighters and police from across the state will bring their passion and skills to the Verizon Center. Join and help raise some money for this year’s Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship. will be warming up with a fundraiser at Margarita’s Restaurant at 3:30 PM. So, if you’re looking for an exciting local event in New Hampshire, tickets are only $10.

CHaD Battle of the Badges 2013 Hockey Championship

3 Ways Customer Service has Increased Customer Loyalty February 5, 2013

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In an effort to make owning a timeshare convenient and fun again, customer service has made buying and selling a timeshare easy and convenient. The result? Customer loyalty has increased by 66% from the previous year.

“We have achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction in years, while continuing to increase traffic from buyers and renters to our advertisers”

“It’s our company’s focus on the customer that has set us apart from the competition,” said Wesley Kogelman, President and CEO of “We have achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction in years. While continuing to increase traffic from buyers and renters, we are proud to report that customer loyalty has increased by 66%.”

Customer Service—providing a higher level of care to its consumers, remains the leading internet advertising and marketing company. Along with increasing the number of customer service representatives that reach out to customers on a daily basis, has rolled out its Online User Account to increase customer engagement.

Online User Account— is one of the only timeshare resale companies to provide its customers with a way to access their ads, manage offers, view analytics and ask questions, all from their PC or mobile device. For timeshare buyers and renters,’s own Timeshare Pulse program has helped keep users informed.

Timeshare Pulse—strengthening the customer base of Buy A, Timeshare Pulse allows the consumer to get the information they need without having to return to the website and conduct the same searches over and over again. This innovative program alerts the user whenever a timeshare is available at a specific resort, during a certain week, or for a price range of their choice.

“Reaching out to current customers has helped our staff answer any questions or concerns they might have,” Kogelman explains. “By making our staff more accessible both online and off, and we can provide the kind of innovative, customer-oriented experience that is known for.” The company has also announced that Wesley Kogelman will be attending the 3rd Annual GNEX conference, February 3-6, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. has pioneered the secondary timeshare market for internet advertising that helps match owners who seek to sell or rent their timeshare. How was your timeshare resale experience? For more information on how sell a timeshare from the convenience of home, please visit or call 1-800-882-0296 today.

GNEX Conference 2013, Wesley Kogelman Is Scheduled to Attend January 30, 2013

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Wesley Kogelman, president and founder of, is scheduled to attend Perspective Magazine’s GNEX Conference 2013—The Global Meeting of Minds.

GNEX Conference has announced that its founder and president Wesley Kogelman will be attending the 3rd Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference 2013 – The Global Meeting of Minds) in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kogelman, who has been part of the timeshare resale industry for over a decade, will be sharing his experiences and building relationships with presidents and top executives from companies across 6 continents.

Kogelman’s company has been successful in presenting offers to owners promoting their timeshare on For timeshare owners who are looking to sell or rent their timeshare, has remained a pioneer in by-owner advertising and marketing online.

Due to the industry leading, technological advances made by the company’s website, offers made on the resale market were nearly 50% off the average price of a new timeshare interval. This remains an excellent value for vacationers that are seeking ways to save money when they travel.

Wesley Kogelman explains the importance of this Global Networking Expo. “GNEX provides a great opportunity for the industry’s brightest minds to share their experiences. This meeting of CEOs and decision makers creates an open forum for people to better understand the issues facing the shared ownership marketplace.” Kogelman has attended every GNEX event over the past 3 years.

This year’s gathering provides a chance for senior executives to tackle issues and draw knowledge from distinguished speakers like ARDA President and CEO Howard Nusbaum, Westgate President David A. Siegel, and RCI President Gordon Gurnik.

Scheduled for Feb. 3 – 6, 2013 at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA, the GNEX Conference 2013 is the only professional networking event for the vacation ownership industry.

Perspective Magazine will be kicking off the conference with a VIP Super Bowl Party. Along with the always popular speed networking events is Perspective Magazine’s Awards Gala Dinner. The Hollywood-themed bash will recognize nominees for global recognition across more than 30 categories.

Sponsors and supporters of GNEX Conference 2013 include:
Anantara Vacation Club, Baker Hostetler, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Brand Tango,, Emirates Vacation Club, Global Connections, Gold Key Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Interval International, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Perspective Magazine, Ragatz Associates, RCI, Resort Television, The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Track Results Software, Trade Winds, Wells Fargo, Westgate Resorts, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, The American Resorts Development Association (ARDA), Hutchinson & Co Trust Company, ResortCom International, Yucatan Holidays.

About is an internet advertising and marketing company for timeshare owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare by-owner. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country—making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009 and the company also operates Timeshare Pulse, an innovative program designed to help buyers and renters find the timeshare vacation of their dreams. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-882-0296.

Vacation in Ireland with the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels January 6, 2013

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If you are looking for a vacation in Ireland, The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton resorts is set in the heart of Dublin.

Hilton has announced that it will be transforming one of Dublin’s finest hotels into a high-end DoubleTree by Hilton resort. Owners of Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshares are able to vacation in Ireland with 4 premium DoubleTree by Hilton locations. Book your next trip to Ireland and save thousands of dollars with and the timeshare resale market.

Vacation in Ireland with the the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by HiltonMartinez Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement to reopen the world-famous Morrison Hotel as the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Along with an extensive $9.3 million overhaul, the 138-suite hotel is scheduled to open its doors by early February 2013.

“We are delighted to be working with Hilton Worldwide to bring the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Irish shores for the first time,” said Stephen Mulligan, UK & Ireland director, Martinez Hotels & Resorts.

“There were many aspects of The Morrison’s identity we wanted to maintain when making the decision to convert to a branded hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton hugely impressed us with its track record of converting established properties to its globally recognized brand, while ensuring a real sense of individual flavor in every location.”

With a convenient locale near Dublin’s top tourist attractions, the Morrison overlooks the River Liffey and Dublin’s International Financial Service Center. The hotel offers guests easy access such sporting and concert venues as Aviva Stadium and O2 Arena, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Guinness Storehouse, a local favorite.

“DoubleTree by Hilton is one of the fastest growing upscale hotel brands in Europe, and we are confident it will be a hit here in Ireland,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “We’ve been eager to secure the right opportunity and believe we’ve found it in The Morrison. This deal also is indicative of a renewed buoyancy in the Irish hospitality market, visible both in the strong performance of our other Hilton brands and the confidence of owners and developers to invest.”

Hotel amenities include two restaurants and a bar, the convenience of a 24-hour business center and easy access to Dublin’s bustling city center. At 4,400 square feet, the hotel’s event space has the capacity can host events for nearly 250 guests.

So, if you have been dreaming of a vacation in Ireland, don’t wait to take advantage of and premium access to a Hilton timeshare and DoubleTree properties. Buying a Hilton timeshare could let you enjoy their wide collection of resorts for one low price.

The DoubleTree by Hilton brand opened its first European property in 2008. Today, you can choose from more than 50 hotels across Europe’s finest cities. In Dublin alone, there are 4 properties by Hilton Worldwide. These properties include 3 Hilton Hotels & Resorts, as well as the stylish Conrad Dublin hotel.

Top New Year Destinations from Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide December 31, 2012

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Eastern Sierra, California

Have you already started to plan your 2013 vacation? Consider some unlikely spots recommended by Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide. Lonely Planet’s Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013 gives us a glimpse into an eclectic collection of American hotspots.

At, we are always trying to help you find the most affordable ways to travel in style. With timeshares in nearly every state mentioned on LP’s Elite Top 10, has front row tickets to the cities and towns that have made Lonely Planets Travel Guide 2013 so unique.

Find a Vacation and Save Money for 2013

Would you like to vacation near Glacier National Park? Save time and thousands of dollars when you purchase or simply rent a timeshare directly from an owner. The resale market has been matching sellers with buyers for over a decade.

So, why stay in a cramped hotel? The whole family can enjoy a spacious resort suite for the entire week. Explore the historic streets of Philadelphia, or ride your bike around the Twin Cities of Minnesota. is your ticket to the San Juan Island, Verde Valley, Arizona and the brisk mountains of Northern Maine.

Lonely Planet shares the world’s top locations through the eyes of their travel experts. With advice that speaks to the discerning traveler, and unbeatable timeshare deals, start planning your 2013 tour of the United States. Find an affordable suite before the crowds catch on. High marks from Lonely Planet mean a valuable boost in tourism. So beat the crowds and make a resolution to experience the beautiful world we live in.

Top 10 from Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide:

1. Louisville, Kentucky
2. Fairbanks, Alaska
3. San Juan Islands, Washington
4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5. America Samoa
6. Eastern Sierra, California
7. Northern Maine
8. Twin Cities, Minnesota
9. Verde Valley, Arizona
10. Glacier National Park, Montana

American Samoa

Lonely planet is the world’s top travel guidebook and digital media publisher in the world. So, do you plan on vacationing over the New Year? Do you have the perfect spot picked out for 2013?

If not, is here to help you find the lowest prices on resort vacations. Start your search with Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide and experience America’s favorite spots with the convenience of timeshare resales.

From everyone at, have a Happy New Year! Donates Toys to Harbor Homes and the Partnership for Successful Living December 17, 2012

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In an effort to spread Christmas cheer, has delivered toys to kids living in Harbor Homes housing., the online leader for timeshare owners looking to sell or rent their timeshares, has teamed up with Harbor Homes, Inc. to provide Christmas Presents for children staying at its High Street location in Nashua.

Harbor Homes, Inc., the New Hampshire-based, an official non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to ending homelessness in New Hampshire since 1980. With 90 kids living at various Harbor Homes supported facilities, saw a chance to brighten the holidays for families struggling with unemployment and homelessness. Christmas Tree for Harbor Homes KidsNearly everyone in the office has donated items from each child’s Christmas List. On December 17, 2012 a truckload of dolls, games, books, Matchbox cars and gift certificates were delivered to the children of Harbor Homes. This charitable organization goes beyond providing food, shelter, and basic needs. The program also provides support services to help get families back on their feet and to sustain a healthy and independent lifestyle.

Wesley Kogelman, president and CEO of was excited to see so many gifts under the company Christmas tree. “This was a great opportunity for to help businesses like Harbor Homes provide a great holiday for New Hampshire families. In this season of charity and goodwill I was proud to see the whole office join together like they did. When the announcement was made that we were taking donations, everyone wanted to be matched with a kid on the list.”

Jocelyn delivers toys to Harbor Homes CEO Peter KelleherIn 2010 and 2011 successfully hosted food drives for the Nashua Food Pantry and The New Hampshire Food bank in Manchester. While this was the first time working with Harbor Homes Inc, is looking forward to making this an annual event for the Christmas Season.

If you would like to participate, contact us today at 800-882-0296 or contact Harbor Homes at

Mitt Romney Returns to Marriott Board of Directors December 12, 2012

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Marriott Hotels & ResortGood news for Marriott International Inc. as the former presidential nominee Mitt Romney has returned to the company’s board of directors. Willard Mitt Romney, named after the company’s founder John Willard Marriott, has served on the board from 1993 to 2002 before leaving to serve as Governor of Massachusetts.

Romney is rejoining Marriott for a second time after an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008. He served on the board from January 2009 to January 2011, when he stepped down to launch his most recent presidential campaign.

Mitt Romney Rejoins Marriott International

“We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment” says Marriott’s executive chairman J.W. Marriott Jr. “We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board.”

The Romney and Marriott families have been close for generations. The hotel chain’s executives have made significant contributions to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns. His return is good news for Marriott as Romney has a long track record of reviving companies with extreme deficits.

Success at Bain & Company

Mitt Romney Returns to Marriott Board of Directors
Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, was experiencing financial distress until Romney returned as the company’s CEO during 1991.

Romney was able to manage negotiations and to refocus stock-ownership plans, real-estate holdings and bank loans. His leadership has helped Bain & Co. turn around companies such as, Burger King, Domino’s, Home Depot, Sealy, and Warner Music Group.

CEO of 2002 Olympic Games

In 2002 Romney became president and CEO of the Olympic Games, based in Salt Lake City. As the Olympics were struggling with security issues and a $379 million deficit, it was Romney who helped eliminate that debt. He brought in new sponsors, increased revenue up to $1.32 billion, and organized over 23,000 volunteers. During the Olympic Games, Romney was instrumental in launching an impressive security effort in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Governor of Massachusetts

When Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts, the state was facing a $3 billion deficit and increasing unemployment. Romney’s supporters say that he was able to balance the state’s budget without borrowing money or raising taxes. By the time Romney stepped down in 2007, Massachusetts had a surplus with a $2 billion “rainy day fund” and a reduction in unemployment and sustained economic growth.

Mitt Romney’s Return to Marriott

As his third stint with Marriott’s Board of Directors, Romney said in a statement that “it is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is.”

Leave a comment below and tell us your thoughts. What affect do you think Mitt Romney’s return will have on Marriott?