5 Şubat 2009 Perşembe


Hotel Orfila was opened in 1999 and it's located in Orfila Street (Alonso Martinez District), in a 19th Century mansion in the very centre of Madrid. Hotel Orfila is situated in a calm and selected residential area, in the cultural and business centre next to the famous Colon Square. This emblematic palace was home of an upper middle class family and hosted many theatre plays and performances.
Hotel Orfila has 32 rooms. It stands up because of its tasteful decoration, with époque furniture, painted wallpapers, bronze banisters and polychrome painted marble floors. It is the only hotel where decoration and distribution are different in every room. Furniture comes directly from many European countries.
Hotel Orfila is part of the select elite of Madrid luxury hotels. It is member of Relais Chateaux Association, one of the world's most prestigious hotel associations of the world and it was selected as "Most Execelent Charming Hotel" by Conde Nast Johanssen.
Meeting rooms: The three meeting rooms "Tragaluz", "Mirador" and "Laurel", with direct access to the garden, are perfect to organize your work meetings, receptions, meals, conferences and all kind of events.

3 Şubat 2009 Salı

The South Carolina Calvert Academy!

Attend a charter school at home using the time-tested Calvert CurriculumIntroducing an exciting education opportunity for parents and students in South Carolina! The South Carolina Calvert Academy is in the process of launching a virtual charter school for the 2009-2010 school year. Through the SCCA your child will attend public school at home utilizing the time-tested Calvert curriculum. Parents serve as Learning Guides with the instructional supervision of South Carolina certified teachers, but still maintain the flexibility of an online education delivered in the home. We are seeking your support!The South Carolina Calvert Academy is seeking your input and support to help us launch the best possible charter school for South Carolina families. There are several ways you can help!Pre-enroll your child/children in the South Carolina Calvert Academy. (See PDF version here)Your pre-enrollment will help the SCCA indicate public support to the South Carolina Charter School Advisory Board. It is not a binding commitment to enroll--final enrollment commitment will be confirmed at a later date. Your pre-enrollment will help support the founding of SCCA.Sign the online SCCA petition Send a letter of support (See PDF version here)About South Carolina Calvert AcademyThe South Carolina Calvert Academy (SCCA) is in the process of forming a virtual charter school through the South Carolina Public Schools for the 2008/2009 school year. The SCCA will serve students from anywhere in South Carolina in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.Parents pay no tuition for students to attend South Carolina Calvert Academy. Students are considered to be enrolled in a public school. SCCA provides textbooks, lesson plans, daily activities, and other curriculum materials, along with a loaned computer, printer and subsidy for Internet service.All materials, including the computer and reusable curriculum materials, must be returned if the student is no longer enrolled. Students are required to take all state mandated, standardized tests. Such tests will be coordinated by SCCA and will be taken in person at locations designated by the school.

1 Şubat 2009 Pazar


Hilton Hotels Corporation, a subsidiary of the Blackstone Group, is a global hospitality company. As of April 2007 Hilton brands encompass 2,645 hotels and 485,000 rooms in more than 80 countries.The company owns, manages or franchises a portfolio of brands, including Hilton Hotels, Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations Company, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and The Waldorf-Astoria Collection. It was founded by Conrad Hilton in Cisco, Texas and now has headquarters in Beverly Hills, California. The company is around 5% owned by the founding family.[citation needed]Welcome :The original company was founded in 1919 by Conrad Hilton.The Hotels Statler Company was acquired in 1954 for $111,000,000 in what was then the world's most expensive real estate transaction.The company separated its international operations into a separate traded company on December 1, 1964, known as Hilton International Co.. In 1967 Trans World Corp., the holding company for Trans World Airlines, acquired the separated company. In 1986 it was sold to UAL Corp., the holding company for United Airlines, who became Allegis Corp. in an attempt to re-incarnate itself as a full service travel company encompassing Westin Hotels and Hertz rental cars in addition to Hilton International and United Airlines. In 1987 after a corporate putsch, the renamed UAL Corp. sold Hilton International to Ladbroke Group plc, a British leisure and gambling company, which in May 1999 adopted the name Hilton Group plc.As a result, there have been two separate, fully independent companies operating hotels under the Hilton name. Those Hilton Hotels outside the US were, until recently, styled as Hilton International hotels. In addition, for many years hotels run by the Hilton Group in the US were called Vista International Hotels, while hotels operated by the American arm of Hilton outside the US were named Conrad Hotels. The Vista chain has been phased out, while Conrad is now restyled as one of the luxury brands of Hilton (along with The Waldorf-Astoria Collection) and operates hotels within the US, as well as abroad. To minimize consumer confusion, the American and British Hilton companies, for the last few years, had a joint marketing agreement under which they share the same logos, promote each other's brands and maintained joint reservation systems.In 1971, Hilton acquired International Leisure Company, acquiring the Las Vegas Hilton and Flamingo Hilton with the purchase.[1]In 1998, Hilton spins off its gaming operations into a separate, publicly held company called Caesars Entertainment (formerly Park Place Entertainment).In 1999, Hilton acquires Promus Hotel Corporation, which includes the Doubletree, Red Lion, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, & Homewood Suites brands.[2]In 2001, Hilton agrees to sell Red Lion to WestCoast Hospitality.[3]HHC was granted the naming rights to the George R. Brown Convention Center in late 2003. The Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston, Texas, is connected to the convention center.On December 29, 2005, Hilton Hotels Corporation agreed to re-acquire Hilton International along with its Conrad Hotels, Scandic Hotels and LivingWell Health Clubs affiliates from British-based Hilton Group plc for GBP 3.3 billion (or $5.71 billion) bringing the two groups back together. Hilton Group then re-assumed the name Ladbroke Group plc. On February 23, 2006, the deal closed, making Hilton Hotels the world's fifth largest hotel operator in number of rooms [4].The Waldorf-Astoria Collection was announced on January 17, 2005 as a new Luxury Brand.On March 1, 2007, Scandic Hotels was sold to EQT V Group.[5]On July 3, 2007, Hilton Hotels Corp (NYSE: HLT), agreed to an all-cash buyout from The Blackstone Group LP in a $20.1 billion deal that would make Blackstone the world's largest hotel owner. The private equity group said it would combine cash from its real estate and corporate private equity funds to buy all outstanding Hilton shares for $47.50 each, a 32 percent premium over the July 3 closing stock price. The companies valued the deal at $26 billion including debt.In October 2007, Christopher J. Nassetta is appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilton.


Ajman is one of the seven Emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the federal capital whilst Dubai is regarded as the commercial capital of The UAE. Ajman is one of the Triangle Emirates close to Dubai and Sharjah. It is located strategically for business and living in the Center of U.A.E. With its continous progress and growing economy, Ajman would no doubt be a city to look forward to.This Project consist of seven 20-floor residential towers centered by a 23-floor administrative tower erected on a ring basis of 4 parking levels are designed by top experts for suitable housing.
Situaded in Ajman quite center on, the project is uniquely designed to afford privacy and splended view for all the rooms of the residential units comprising seven apartments maximum for each tower floor and equipped with three speedy elevators.
The 5th floor has a health club with a swimming pool, Each tower has also a seperate health club, a specious entrance and outside parks..