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Ray Ferland Named GM of Dual-Branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites

Shreveport-Bossier, LA (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Ray Ferland has been named general manager of the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by HiltonTM, which is owned and operated by RT Bossier Hotel Partners, LLC. The hotel is currently under construction and is slated to open in December 2012 at 2015 Old Minden Road in Bossier City, La.

The Hilton Garden Inn boasts 177 rooms, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton features 114 suites. As general manager, Ferland will direct all areas of the hotel’s operations, including guest services, sales and marketing efforts, and hotel administration.

Prior to joining the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by HiltonTM Shreveport-Bossier, Ferland was the general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott on the Louisiana Boardwalk and also served as general manager of the Holiday Inn Bossier from 1993 until the closing in June 2011. Ferland is a graduate of Providence College in Providence, RI with a degree in Business Administration. He is on the board of directors for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and the Shreveport Bossier Hotel and Lodging Association.

Sandra Haynes has also been named director of sales for the new dual-branded hotel. Before coming to the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by HiltonTM Shreveport-Bossier, Haynes was director of sales and regional director of sales and marketing for properties under the Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by HiltonTM, and Holiday Inn brands.

In addition, Ben Martinez has been named assistant general manager. Martinez, a certified extended-stay specialist, has held leadership roles at both the Homewood Suites by HiltonTM New Orleans and most recently, the Homewood Suites by HiltonTM Savannah, Georgia.

Situated just minutes from Barksdale Air Force Base, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by HiltonTM Shreveport-Bossier will provide the amenities to ensure guests have everything they need, whether traveling for business or pleasure. As Hilton Worldwide reported, guests can start their day with a full cooked-to-order breakfast from the Garden Grille and Bar and end it with one of Hilton Garden Inn’s signature Garden Sleep System beds. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, 24/7 business center, and free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Homewood Suites by HiltonTM provides travelers amenities and services that maximize their travel budget, including complimentary internet, daily full-hot breakfast, evening dinner and drinks Monday-Thursday. In addition, Homewood Suites’ 300+ all-suite hotels boast fully equipped kitchens, separate sleeping and living spaces, a complimentary grocery shopping service and recreational options such as a fitness center, pool and sports courts – all amenities that enable travelers to be at home and make life on the road more about life and less about the road.

For more information, visit http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/meetings.


Plan your next meeting in Shreveport-Bossier City, La.

Conveniently located in the northwestern corner of the state, Interstates 20 and 49 intersect at Shreveport-Bossier City, making the destination easily accessible by car, and the award-winning Shreveport Regional Airport is serviced by American, Allegiant, United and Delta. Shreveport-Bossier boasts some 10,000 hotel rooms, a multipurpose, state-of-the-art convention center, five riverboat casinos and a horseracing track and a host of unique, alternative meeting sites ready to suite your needs.

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Online Garden Retailer GardenCentreOnline.co.uk Today Announced Their Latest Products Hunter Wellingtons

(PRWEB UK) 7 June 2012

The online retailer GardenCentreOnline.co.uk today announced they would be stocking Hunter Wellingtons. These popular products are a welcome addition to the extensive range of goods they already have on offer.

Hunter Wellingtons are the symbol of British life. When they were first released they were the only Wellington boot to be made to both look great and feel great. Since then Hunter has gone on to produce more footwear and other products, but the original boot remains a favourite with everyone in Britain.

GardenCentreOnline.co.uk stocks a huge range of garden centre products from outdoor living to garden tools. By adding Hunter boots to this range they are giving their customers a real luxury. Everyone wants to own Hunter boots as they are renowned for their quality, and the brand that has been built-upon over the years is appealing to all generations of customer.

Getting out into the garden can be messy at times, and wellington boots can stop trousers getting muddy. These boots however, have become more of a fashion statement than practical footwear and now a pair can be seen on almost everyone at festivals throughout the year.

A representative from GardenCentreOnline.co.uk said, We are pleased to be able to offer our customers Hunter Wellingtons alongside our other garden centre online products. We realise that these boots are both practically useful to gardeners and a loud fashion statement for those in need of a nice pair of wellingtons. We have a wide range of colours and sizes on our website to meet the demands of both types of customer we expect to be serving this product to.

The large selection of Hunter Wellingtons will give customers of GardenCentreOnline.co.uk even more reason to shop with them. With the range including socks and childrens boots the company will be able to meet the needs customers with needs different to that of regular customers, such as parents.

GardenCentreOnline.co.uk is a retailer of gardening equipment. They have an extensive range of products on offer from clothes to tools and even homeware. All of these are sold at a cheap price and provide a solution to the needs that many people have for their gardening clothes and hardware.

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Edenvale Shoppes, an Online Leader in Home and Garden Furnishings Announces that it has Selected Litle & Co. to Manage Its Payments Processing

Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

Edenvale Shoppes, an online leader in home and garden furnishings today announced that it has selected Litle & Co., a leading payment processing company for consumer-direct brands, to manage its payments processing. http://www.EdenvaleShoppes.com and its numerous niche sites will deploy a full scope of payment processing and payments intelligence solutions available through Litle, including Tolkenization, Vault and PayPage.

“Edenvale Shoppes decision to integrate Litle’s payment processing solutions bodes well with our continuous efforts and commitment to provide customers a Safe and Secure online shopping experience,” said Jesse Akre, CEO and Co-Founder of Edenvale Shoppes. “With the growing threats to online shoppers and online retailers alike, Litle was responsive to our needs and was able to provide industry leading and cutting edge creative and technology-rich solutions that work within our existing systems framework. Litle’s tokenization solution will be an invaluable addition to the checkout processes our customers enjoy and trust, and as such Edenvale Shoppes will continue to provide customers a safe and secure shopping experience.”

Edenvale Shoppes is a leading internet retailer of niche home and patio d