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Bang in the middle of London’s West End, ME is surrounded by theatres, boutiques and nightclubs. Art, music and design meet personalised service for an experience beyond mere accommodation.


    • One of the few hotels on the famous Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist 2013
    • A few minutes from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament and St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Near the theatres, shopping areas, fashionable hot spots and trendiest night clubs
    • Avant-garde hotel with innovative design, cosmopolitan atmosphere and contemporary music
    • Spectacular panoramic views of London from the magnificent Roof Bar
    • Exquisitely designed, modern rooms overlooking the Thames
    • International fine dining from New York, with STK London and Radio Rooftop Bar
    • Designed by the world famous architects Foster and Partners
    • 7 meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 300 people with separate reception area
    • Modern, fully equipped gym, open 24 hours a day

One of central London’s premiere hotels, ME London is so much more than mere accommodation.

Designed by world famous architects Foster and Partners, every detail in our 157 rooms has been considered. Sleek and cutting edge, we are all about the traveller who is all about style. Our 16 suites offer the next level of luxury with a personalised service without boundaries.

Enjoy a bit of New York chic at STK our steak restaurant and cocktail lounge where DJ’s create the ultimate party. Kiss the sky at Radio Rooftop bar where panoramic views of London’s most iconic buildings and neighbourhoods are served up alongside inventive cocktails and tapas. Cucina Asellina serves rustic Italian fare in chic, industrial surroundings, perfect for lunch, dinner or cocktails.

It’s all brought together by what we call the Aura, a positive energy force that anticipates our guests every desire and binds us all together. Passion, pleasure, business or leisure? Whatever your heart’s desire, ME provides the backdrop and the soundtrack.

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This sumptuous 2-bedroom Suite is located on the eighth floor of ME London measuring 113 SQM / 1216 SQFT and can accommodate up to five guests. Featuring a chic private balcony with panoramic views of London’s most famous sights such as the London Eye, Big Ben, London Bridge and the River Thames this suite is the ideal retreat in the cultural heart of London. The Suite offers two spacious separate bedrooms with king beds with luxurious Egyptian bed linen, two elegant spacious bathrooms with deep-soak bath and separate revitalising Bali shower, a sleek living-room, desk area with international plugs, IP interactive TV, floor-to-ceiling windows, minibar for body, soul mind, Nespresso machine, organic Apivita bathroom toiletries, media hub and mood lighting. The Suite also comes with a 24 hour personalised Aura service to ensure that your stay is an unforgettable experience.

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This sumptuous 3-bedroom Suite measures 135 SQM / 1453 SQFT and can accommodate up to eight guests featuring two interconnecting Suites and one interconnecting bedroom. It offers three separate guestrooms with king beds with luxurious Egyptian bed linen, three sleek bathrooms with deep-soak bath and separate revitalising Bali shower, two living-rooms with desk area with international plugs, IP interactive TV, floor to ceiling windows to allow natural daylight, minibar for body, soul mind, Nespresso machine, organic Apivita bathroom toiletries, media hub and mood lighting. The Suite also comes with a 24 hour personalised Aura service to ensure that your stay is an unforgettable experience.

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Meeting room rental, or function space rental, is a charge applied for use of the space over a period of time. Some venues may decrease or even waive this rental depending upon amount of food and beverage spend, audiovisual services needed, or guestroom purchase guarantees. Your “set-up” and “tear-down” times (the amount of hours you need before and after your event to set and disassemble your space) can also affect charges on function space. If your event is more than one day, needing your room to stay set, or “24-hour hold” (not enabling your venue to sell that space to another event while yours is not active) is another factor that can affect meeting room rental charges.

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Meeting room rental, food and beverage, audiovisual, and guestrooms all have taxes and fees that oftentimes apply. Meeting space rental is usually taxable and service charges oftentimes apply as they relate to employees setting the room in the specified arrangement. In a banquet event, menu pricing is generally referred to as “plus plus”; meaning the price is x amount per person, plus tax, plus service. The service charge on food and beverage is to pay for the individuals who will be serving your guests. Audiovisual charges are taxable and also have service fees that arise from audiovisual technicians setting and overseeing this component of your event (should you have audiovisual needs). If you are bringing your own audiovisual equipment, there may be a connection fee (this can sometimes be negotiated depending upon the venue). If planning a tradeshow, there can be charges for booths, especially when using table-top booths, as the venue will be providing tables and linens. Guestrooms are taxable and are sometimes subject to tourism assessments and other fees. There can be additional costs for added services ranging from Internet access to fitness center access. Some hotel venues may institute a “resort fee” which is a fee charged atop every guestroom purchased, whether the services offered under this fee are utilized or not. This may or may not be something that can be negotiated. Be sure to also be aware of any prices for parking, if self and valet is offered, or only one, and whether any discounts will apply for your group or event.

The above description of costs, taxes, charges and fees are a rough summary of some of the primary items encountered by event planners, but is in no way an exhaustive list. Some of the charges may not apply to your event depending upon your activities and location and there may be other charges that are not listed here. Every hotel and venue is different and pricing is unique to each location and event. Remember to ask each venue for their total price and have your contact outline all taxes, fees, and service charges so there are no surprises. This will also help you compare offers. Some venues may have quite a few “value adds” (such as free Internet, no exhibit fees, etc.) that could mean a substantial savings, or may be things that you won’t affect your event or bottom line. The best way to make an informed decision is transparency of event costs; and the best way to achieve that is to ask your contact at each venue to disclose everything upfront.

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To start a dialogue about your event, check your account for incoming responses to your request. After receiving offers from hotels and venues, you will be able to select those that interest you and continue correspondence relating to your event. You will oftentimes be working with a Catering or Event Manager. This contact will help guide you through your event and the event specifics as they apply to their venue. Once a venue is selected, this is the person who will be your point of contact through the contracting and planning phase. This person will oftentimes also be present the day of your special event; at which time you will also be in contact with the “Banquet Manager” who is in charge of the service staff that will execute day-of logistics.

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Creating a memorable event in a service friendly environment is key. We value all of our client’s events and want you to have an exceptional experience. If you need assistance during any phase of your planning process, or have feedback to offer about a hotel, venue or our service please contact us. We look forward to making your event a success.

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With all kinds of meeting room rentals, our meeting space portal will help you arrange and pick a layout that fits your occasion. Room layouts include: Boardroom- ideal for formal, business meetings, Classroom- providing a comfortable education environment, Theater – best suited for professional presentations, Hollow square- great for large committee meetings, and U-Shape- encourages open group discussion as well as convention and banquet space. Whether you need a flexible or efficient room set-up, we can help you find a good working meeting space. Layout, square room footage and other meeting space capabilities based upon venue availability.

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London maintains a rich history whilst always looking forward, with traditions such as the changing of the guard and the spirit of Keep Calm and Carry On, and providing locations for recent hit films such as Avengers 2 and Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise. Find a cheap hotel in London and discover more of this exciting, cosmopolitan city.

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Nothing says London quite like the iconic clock-tower affectionately known as Big Ben, part of the Palace of Westminster and a prominent piece of the city’s skyline when viewed from the Thames. Built in 1858, the clock-tower survived bombing raids during the Second World War and its famous chimes can be heard during the headlines on ITN’s News at Ten.

Just a short walk across the river via Westminster Bridge is the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel built for the Millennium celebrations that offers breathtaking views over St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond. Stroll along the South Bank towards London Bridge and you’ll come across another iconic piece of the city’s skyline, The Shard, where you can enjoy fine dining and cool cocktails, while taking in some of the best views in London, at The View from the Shard.

Kensington Palace has been a residence of the royal family since the 17 th century and can be viewed by the public, together with its surrounding gardens.


When Londoners want to relax, they head to the city’s many beautiful parks. Close to a number of hotels in London is Hyde Park, perfect for a stroll from Marble Arch down to Knightsbridge. Regents Park is another idyllic location, popular for its boating lakes and for hosting the London Zoo.

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The British Museum has one of the largest permanent collections in the world, with over eight million items from many different countries, including the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and the Elgin Marbles.

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The Tate Modern is housed in a former power station on the banks of the Thames and contains one of the best modern art collections in the world. It features famous works by Picasso, Warhol, and Lichtenstein, amongst others.

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Saving on cheap hotels in London means you’ll have more money to hit the shops. Oxford Street has all the high street favourites, such as Top Man, H M and River Island, while Carnaby Street and Soho have more alternative brands and boutiques, such as Dr. Martens, Nudie Jeans, and the legendary The Great Frog (specialising in gorgeous rock star jewelry).

For a taste of the high life, head to Knightsbridge, where you’ll find upmarket stores such as Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

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Once you’ve found a hotel in London, you’ll want to unwind and grab a bite to eat. Chinatown next to Leicester Square, has a fantastic range of restaurants to choose from or head over to Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road for some of the best falafel in London. Wash it down with a great range of ales at the Museum Tavern, opposite the British Museum, or try a pie at the Newman Arms in Fitzrovia.

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For more ideas on activities in the capital check out our Things to do in London Hub or for events this weekend check our weekly blog posts on things to do in London this weekend.

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    Ledge Rock at Whiteface is the only motel located directly across from the majestic Whiteface Mountain ski resort, just hours from New York City. The official Olympic ski mountain in 1932 and 1980, Whiteface has the highest vertical drop in the east and is a premier ski destination.

    Ledge Rock is under new ownership by Roger Jakubowski, and brings new enthusiasm to the property in addition to worldwide travel experience. We’re thrilled to continue to improve upon the more than 25 years our motel has been in business, while sharing our spectacular views and mountainside lifestyle.

    Joss Jakubowski is the assistant manager and Ricky Jakubowski is the consilleur.

    To us, customer service is important. We’re happy to rent out our property to groups, and we have a lounge where guests may have meals catered. We provide a quiet, rustic setting deep in the Adirondacks. On a clear night, the stars seem so close you’ll swear you can touch them.

    At Ledge Rock at Whiteface, our mission is to provide our visitors with rest, relaxation, and a taste of nature. Escape with us to the heart of the Adirondacks, where you can enjoy panoramic mountain views and forget the hustle and bustle of city life.

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    Servizi principali

    • 20 camere
    • Colazione
    • Terrazza
    • Aria condizionata
    • Pulizie giornaliere
    • Noleggio auto sul posto
    • Servizi di tintoria/lavaggio a secco
    • Deposito bagagli
    • Reception con orario limitato

    Servizi per famiglie

    • Culle/letti per bambini (con supplemento)
    • Letti aggiuntivi (con supplemento)
    • Microonde
    • Frigorifero
    • Bagno in camera
    • Canali TV premium

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    • Nel cuore di Mackay
    • Artspace Mackay (0,1 mi / 0,2 km)
    • Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre (0,3 mi / 0,5 km)
    • Jubilee Park (0,3 mi / 0,5 km)
    • Bluewater Lagoon (0,4 mi / 0,6 km)
    • Caneland Central (0,5 mi / 0,8 km)

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    Dimensioni dell’hotel

    • Questo hotel ha 20 camere
    • Questo hotel ha 2 piani


    • Orario di check-in 13:00-21:00
    • Il check out è previsto alle ore 10:00

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    • L’età minima per effettuare il check-in è 18 anni

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    Animali domestici

    • Non si ammettono animali domestici


    • Accesso wireless a internet gratuito nelle aree comuni
    • Accesso wireless a internet gratuito in camera



    • Parcheggio gratuito (disponibilità limitata)

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    Just incase you did a search for this place, The Kew Motor Inn is the same as Kew Motor Inn.
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    for that matter, what am i doing writing about this joint?

    This joint is always packed. There are always a bunch of cars parked out in the private lot and sometimes, dare i say, it can be hard to get a parking spot!

    if your friends don t mind a little bit of travel, this place is perrrrfect for a costume birthday party!* Why bother decorating your apartment some Safari theme when theres a hotel room that has already done it for you?
    or do you prefer Arabian Nights theme? how about something more futuristic with mirrors and reflecting glass everywhere?

    well, you can also bring in your fancy someone-someone and have a few hours of fun too. **

    yes, they do charge at an hourly rate. and yes, minors are not allowed (ID is checked)***

    its clean and super sanitized. good luck getting a room on Valentines Day!

    *of course this is the reason why I went there. Isnt it the same reason you re going there too?
    ** I thought so. Go on and book the Arabian Room. Your special friend will like it.
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    Just incase you did a search for this place, The Kew Motor Inn is the same as Kew Motor Inn.
    now. hmm hmmm hmmm

    what are you doing looking up this joint huh?

    for that matter, what am i doing writing about this joint?

    This joint is always packed. There are always a bunch of cars parked out in the private lot and sometimes, dare i say, it can be hard to get a parking spot!

    if your friends don t mind a little bit of travel, this place is perrrrfect for a costume birthday party!* Why bother decorating your apartment some Safari theme when theres a hotel room that has already done it for you?
    or do you prefer Arabian Nights theme? how about something more futuristic with mirrors and reflecting glass everywhere?

    well, you can also bring in your fancy someone-someone and have a few hours of fun too. **

    yes, they do charge at an hourly rate. and yes, minors are not allowed (ID is checked)***

    its clean and super sanitized. good luck getting a room on Valentines Day!

    *of course this is the reason why I went there. Isnt it the same reason you re going there too?
    ** I thought so. Go on and book the Arabian Room. Your special friend will like it.
    ***Safety is important! of course it goes to show that mayyyybeeee you might run into rather unsavory folks in the hallways. But at least you know that burly, scary, puffed-up-chest-haired man is over 18!

    Did you try driving up north to Kew Motor Inn and it was full? and. you and your special friend could nt wait half an hour? Well, then come on down Grand Central and stay here at the fabulous Par-Central Motor Inn for 3 hours!

    yes, it does charge at an hourly rate. safe and discreet, this place is a serious joint.

    The parking lot is big, the rooms are clean and spacious and there always seems to be a bunch of cars parked here. Hm. i guess business is good.

    No themed rooms here. This place is strictly business as its. not really close to a convention center. or the airport.
    So good, because you won t find your Arabian Nights theme here. But you can find the Bleached and Sanitized 8 Times A Day theme here.

    Did you try driving up north to Kew Motor Inn and it was full? and. you and your special friend could nt wait half an hour? Well, then come on down Grand Central and stay here at the fabulous Par-Central Motor Inn for 3 hours!

    yes, it does charge at an hourly rate. safe and discreet, this place is a serious joint.

    The parking lot is big, the rooms are clean and spacious and there always seems to be a bunch of cars parked here. Hm. i guess business is good.

    No themed rooms here. This place is strictly business as its. not really close to a convention center. or the airport.
    So good, because you won t find your Arabian Nights theme here. But you can find the Bleached and Sanitized 8 Times A Day theme here.

    its still cheap, but for the neighborhood, I was expecting cheaper.

    I dont really like this place. Its cheap for the neighborhood, but the service sucks.

    The rooms arent very special. Not terribly spacious and also not too small. For some odd odd reason the hotel doesnt turn on the heat. in winter. If you re freezing your toes off, call the front desk and ask for more blankets.

    and yes. there are many ways to order a room. Hourly* and nightly are both available. mmmhmmmmmmmm

    *if you order by the hour, then expect the service to be stingy and a tad mean. oh they ll bring you that blanket. two minutes before your hour session is over and your nether regions have officially frozen off

    ** but dont expect some awesome themed rooms. none of that good stuff available. look elsewhere for the spiderman room.

    its still cheap, but for the neighborhood, I was expecting cheaper.

    I dont really like this place. Its cheap for the neighborhood, but the service sucks.

    The rooms arent very special. Not terribly spacious and also not too small. For some odd odd reason the hotel doesnt turn on the heat. in winter. If you re freezing your toes off, call the front desk and ask for more blankets.

    and yes. there are many ways to order a room. Hourly* and nightly are both available. mmmhmmmmmmmm

    *if you order by the hour, then expect the service to be stingy and a tad mean. oh they ll bring you that blanket. two minutes before your hour session is over and your nether regions have officially frozen off

    ** but dont expect some awesome themed rooms. none of that good stuff available. look elsewhere for the spiderman room.

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    Sophisticated elegance and exceptional service is the hallmark of The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel. Well-appointed guestrooms and suites coupled with gracious service offer an incomparable lodging experience. Appealing amenities range from an onsite restaurant and rooftop bar to complimentary Wi-Fi and swimming and spa privileges at the Hotel Galvez and Spa, our sister property.

    A prime location puts our boutique-style hotel in the heart of downtown Galveston, which is rich in shops, attractions and nightlife as well as festivals. Enjoy Jazz Group Trio du Jour on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m.

    The Tremont House boasts Galveston s most sophisticated lounge, The Rooftop Bar. Relax after work or before dinner. Watch the sunset over the harbor and historic district at Galveston s only open-air rooftop venue. Open daily, Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    The Tremont House Located at

    2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row. Galveston. Texas 77550

    Phone: 409-763-0300 | Fax: 409-763-1539

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    Booking a room Business/Commercial English

    I would like to book a double room for the month of August 2002.

    I need an air-conditioned room with bath and shower which faces the sea.

    I should be grateful if you would confirm my booking as soon as possible.

    Please give me an indication of your rates per night including full board.

    Should you have no vacancies please could you give me the address of a suitable hotel in your area?

    Useful phrases

    • I would like to book.
    • I am looking for a suitable hotel near the station.
    • to book/to reserve
    • Have you reserved seats for the concert?
    • to hire a car
    • I would require.
    • I would be grateful.
    • Could you supply me with a warm blanket?
    • for the week/month of.
    • for three weeks from 14th May
    • for this/coming/next month
    • from 20th July onwards
    • a room with bath and shower
    • a room with a child’s bed
    • a room with bath and shower
    • an air-conditioned room
    • a room which faces the sea
    • I would be grateful if you would confirm this reservation.
    • Please answer as soon as possible.
    • I would be grateful for an indication of your rates.
    • including full board
    • including half board
    • breakfast/evening meal
    • Bed Breakfast
    • Should you have no vacancies.
    • to book a room at the Sea Hotel

    This text was written by Ulrike Schroedter.


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    Booking a hotel room in English

    Here is some useful vocabulary to describe hotel rooms and facilities, and phrases to book a hotel room.

    double room = room with a double bed (for two people)
    twin room = room with two beds
    single room = room with one bed (for one person)
    suite = more than one room (e.g. bedroom and living room
    cot = a bed for a baby

    fully-booked = no rooms available

    ensuite bathroom = a bathroom attached to the bedroom
    a safe = a box with a key where you put valuables (passport, jewellery, money etc)
    a minibar = a small fridge with drinks inside such as coke, water, juice, wine
    tea and coffee making facilities = a kettle (to boil water), cups, coffee, milk, sugar and tea sachets
    (24-hour) room service = meals delivered to your room
    laundry / dry cleaning service = your clothes can be washed for you
    bar and restaurant = the hotel has a bar and a restaurant for drinks and meals
    wifi = internet connection (pronounced wai fai)
    full English breakfast = big breakfast with toast, eggs, bacon, cereal, etc
    continental breakfast = small breakfast with croissant, coffee, juice
    a wake-up call = when the telephone rings to wake you up

    Making the booking

    Here are some phrases you can use on the phone to make a booking in English.

    I d like to book a (single / double / twin) room for two nights, please.
    I d like to make a reservation for a (single / double / twin) room for the night of (date), please.
    (a reservation = a booking)

    Do you have any double rooms left for the weekend?
    Do you have any double rooms available this weekend?
    (left = available)

    How much is a single room / a double room / a suite?

    What time is check-in? (check-in = when you arrive and give your passport information)
    What time is check-out? (when you leave and pay)
    What time is breakfast?

    Are all your rooms ensuite? (= with bathroom)
    Is there wifi in the room?
    Is there a lift? (life / elevator)

    Practise your speaking and pronunciation

    Now you have the chance to practise your speaking in these conversations.

    First, listen to the conversation. Then click next to listen to the second person again.
    Click next again and you can practise speaking the phrase. Click playback to hear your voice in the conversation

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    Bernie Sanders has staked his campaign for the presidency on public disgust and anger over the unconscionable and rapidly growing gap between the richest Americans and most everyone else. He rails against the “billionaire class,” the big banks, and the multiple ways in which the 1% control the government and just about all other institutions. [ ]

    Karen looked up from her computer, on which she had been reading newspapers from places where we have lived, and said, “Geraldine died.” I was lying in a hostel bed, relaxing after a ten-mile hike along the ocean, the beach flanked by tall dunes. It had been a picture-perfect afternoon, the sky festooned with great [ ]

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    When we were considering a move to Hawai’i, I looked at a map and was surprised to see how isolated these islands are, a few specks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I wondered what they were like and how humans came to find such remote lands. Once we arrived on the Big Island, [ ]

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    St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel, Лондон – сравнить цены

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    St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel Отель Ст Джилес Лондон

    St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel располагается в районе Central London города Лондон, недалеко от достопримечательности Британский музей, и предлагает такие удобства, как плавательный бассейн. Менее чем в 10 минутах езды отсюда находится Оксфорд-стрит, а гостям предлагается общественная парковка на территории.

    Отель предлагает своим постояльцам следующие услуги: круглосуточная рецепция, залы для семинаров, консьерж и кофе-бар. Дополнительные услуги включают в себя следующее: беспроводной интернет в общественных местах, конференц-залы и банкомат. Отель также предлагает посетит собственный спортивный комплекс Central YMCA Gym.

    Номера отеля оснащены телевизором с плоским экраном, феном и кофеваркой/чайником. Также здесь есть сейф, потолочный вентилятор и шкафы.

    В ресторане отеля, Sage Chilli, можно заказать блюда итальянской и азиатской кухни. По вечерам постояльцы могут расслабиться за коктейлями в уютном лаундж-баре. Завтрак Шведский стол подаётся каждый день.

    На расстоянии пешей прогулки от St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel находятся Пикадилли, Стренд и Лестер-Сквер. Неподалеку находится Leicester Square Tube Station, что облегчает туристам передвижение по городу Лондон.

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    Консьерж, Лифт, Круглосуточная рецепция, Конференц-центр(ы), Сейф, Банкомат, Конференц-залы


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    St Giles Heathrow – A St Giles Hotel

    When you stay at St Giles Heathrow – A St Giles Hotel in Feltham, you’ll be near the airport and close to Twickenham Stoop Stadium and Twickenham Stadium.

    This hotel is within the vicinity of Bushy Park and Hampton Court Palace.

    Make yourself at home in one of the 310 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Digital programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

    Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. This hotel also features wedding services and a television in a common area.

    Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

    Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

    About the St Giles Heathrow – A St Giles Hotel

    Property Features

    There’s a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. There are 4 meeting rooms available. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at St Giles Heathrow – A St Giles Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

    This 3-star Feltham hotel is smoke free.

    • 1 building
    • 310 guestrooms or units
    • 10 levels
    • 4 conference rooms
    • Built in 1998
    • Dining venue
    • Bar or lounge
    • Conference facilities
    • Breakfast available (surcharge)
    • Dry cleaning
    • Self-service laundry
    • Front desk (24 hours)
    • Express check-out
    • Staff is multilingual
    • Storage area for luggage
    • Front-desk safe
    • Concierge
    • Wedding services available
    • Newspapers in lobby (free)
    • Television in lobby
    • Elevator
    • No smoking on site

    Family Friendly Amenities

    • Family Hotel
    • Soundproofed rooms
    • Laundry facilities
    • Refrigerator (on request)
    • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)


    Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( GBP 10.00 per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( GBP 10.00 per 24-hour period )

    Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( GBP 10.00 per 24-hour period )


    Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

    Room Amenities

    St Giles Heathrow – A St Giles Hotel offers 310 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 22-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

    Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

    • In-room dining (limited hours)
    • Flat-screen television
    • Digital channels
    • Refrigerator available
    • Coffee maker
    • Cribs (free)
    • Housekeeping (daily)
    • Hair dryer
    • Safe
    • Toiletries (free)
    • Iron and ironing board available
    • Desk
    • Sound-insulated rooms
    • Climate control (air conditioning)
    • Connecting rooms available

    Food & Drink

    For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

    St Giles Heathrow – A St Giles Hotel has a restaurant on site.

    Room service (during limited hours) is available.

    Nearby Things to Do


    If you need to make requests for accessibility needs, please complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests” section of “Trip Preferences” when booking your stay.

    • Roll-in shower
    • In-room accessibility

    Hotel Policies


    Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to hotel policy.

    A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

    Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can’t be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


    Optional extras

    The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: GBP 9.95 per person (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
    • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): GBP 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
    • Self parking fee: GBP 8.00 per day
    • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10 per stay

    This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

    Hotel Name

    • Heathrow St Giles
    • Heathrow St Giles Hotel
    • Hotel St Giles Heathrow
    • St Giles Heathrow
    • St Giles Heathrow Classic Hotel
    • St Giles Heathrow Hotel
    • St Giles Heathrow St Giles Classic
    • St Giles Heathrow St Giles Hotel
    • St Giles Hotel Heathrow
    • St Giles St Giles Classic Hotel
    • St Giles Heathrow St Giles Classic Hotel Feltham
    • St Giles Heathrow St Giles Classic Feltham
    • St Giles Heathrow St Giles
    • St Giles Heathrow Feltham

    You should know

    Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

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    Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice #hospice #certification #study #guide

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    Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

    Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

    Hotel Danieli is located in one of the most prestigious positions in Venice, just a few steps from Saint Mark’s square, looking out over the lagoon and its myriad of islands. The hotel’s setting so close to Piazza San Marco conveniently locates it next to shopping, museums, outdoor cafés, and the most interesting attractions Venice has to offer.

    Remarkable and luxurious, Hotel Danieli is made up of three beautiful Venetian palazzi dating back to the 14th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, featuring hand-made Murano glass chandeliers, precious rugs, hand-carved marble columns, and many original antique pieces. 20th century Palazzo Danieli Excelsior was refurbished in 2008, the redesign of its interiors entrusted to renowned design architect Jacques Garcia.

    Restyled in 2008, Restaurant Terrazza Danieli on the top floor of the Danieli Excelsior Palace rewards patrons with one of the most exclusive views in Venice: the viewpoint from which Venetian noblemen would once watch the arrival of merchant ships from the Orient with their wares. A truly romantic place where all senses are awakened and history surrounds, Restaurant Terrazza Danieli’s menu offers an endless variety of temptations, from classic Venetian proposals to tastings of the Mediterranean and the exotic Far East.

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    Hotel Danieli, A Luxury Collection Hotel (Venice, Italy) – 2016 Hotel Reviews

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    ast1963 (131 reviews)

    Having seen the hotel on The Tourist – we decided we must stay here – though actually just the main lobby and reception actually featured in the film! Regardless of this it is a beautiful hotel – we had booked a deluxe room with breakfast for 3 nights – and was upgraded to a lagoon view in the main original building above the Tourist suite – which was a nice surprise. They had booked a few restaurants for me that we had read about on trip advisor- though in the end we cancelled 2 of them having had a look whilst in the areas. Just Tratatoria Johnny (reviewed) we ate at of which we were so glad we did.
    From the moment you enter the hotel you know you are going to have a wonderful stay. Breakfast on the terrace on the 4th floor has the most spectacular views of Venice and the grand canal. We ate under the huge canopy – that runs the length of the terrace and protects you from the strong sun and heat. Everything was delicious and breakfast was a wonderful start to the day.
    The hotel is located a few minutes walk from St Marks Square and the river bus stops right outside.
    We opted for the river bus from the airport – which in retrospect I wish we had taken a taxi. The river bus is 15 euros pp and can take about 90 mins with a number of stops before arriving outside the hotel. It is quite a slow ride.
    The river taxis speed past and are about 100euros for a 40 min ride. The walk from the terminal to both the river taxis and river bus can take about 10 mins zig zagging to the lagoon from the terminal.
    The hotel offers a free taxi to a Murano glass factory which is well worth it. We had a walk around the island after the glass blowing show and inevitable hard sell of the most amazing glass chandeliers, objects and glass. then walked back to the factory who then arranged for a free taxi back to the old Jewish ghetto rather than the hotel.
    I found our room felt a bit on the small side due to the porthole style windows behind a stone balustrade. The bathroom is quite compact with rainfall shower in the bath, bidet, all in beautiful marble. The room is richly appointed with period furniture, drapes and lights with a large standing wardrobe, dresser and super comfortable huge bed with delightful pillows as one comes to expect from Starwood premium hotels.
    One criticism was that our room was not serviced on the Sunday of our stay between leaving at 9.30am and returning at 4.30pm. They sorted it out immediately after I pointed it out.
    Despite the hotel being very busy as it was the middle of the film festival – we never felt standards had been sacrificed on the other guests.
    Apart from the cleaning oversight – if you can push the boat out and stay here – you should. A wonderful experience.

    ExecutiveOffice72, Manager at Hotel Danieli, A Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review

    Dear ast1963,
    I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had the time to experience some of the exciting sights and places in the vicinity.
    Thank you for your comments and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon.
    Warm regards,
    Silver Carpanese
    Resident Manager

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    The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort – Resort Reviews, Deals –

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    Newport Beach, California

    It is a very classic historical hotel in Waikiki, about 40 min from the airport. I had an easy transfer from go808express the best when you come into Hawaii. When I came into into Waikiki to the entrance of the hotel there was a lush garden valet section, and there was it was, The Big Pink hotel I have always seen from other visits. It has a great location in Waikiki – walking distance to Duke’s, stores, shops, restaurants all just a 5 min stroll.

    The Royal Hawaiian is one of the nicest hotels on the beach as you come into Waikiki. It is a historical hotel that has been there since 1927, and like how it has been preserved with its original architecture and hotel design. There classic old building which is been preserved as it appeared in many movies as it was with some upgrades, and a new building tower. Nice boutique shops lined with historical paintings and posters line the hallways, with beautiful Hawaiian centerpieces.

    We had had a ocean view room in the new tower with club continental breakfast and afternoon small items and beer, wine, champagne and other drinks.
    The room was very nice and modern great feel with modern art and decor very tasteful with the bed facing the beach with an amazing view. There was a nice large balcony that look over Waikiki, with a couch for relaxing to view the great sunsets. The bed was so amazing very comfortable and made for amazing sleep.

    The lobby was beautiful surrounded by lush gardens. You walk through the hotel and you enter the MaiTai Bar – where it was originally created, and chairs and umbrellas on the beach. There was a small pool, which is ok, but I don’t ever go to Waikiki with the warm water, beautiful beach to sit by a pool.

    Staff and service was great all the way through.

    We enjoyed the chairs and umbrellas on the beach, some MaiTai’s at the bar, and my girlfriend took a surf lesson she loved and learned to surf, that was a highlight of our stay.

    I loved the opportunity to stay here in Waikiki and was happy with my decision to book here. It is a fun hotel with great gardens and sanctuaries to play stay and experience Waikiki.

    RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

    Thank you for choosing to stay at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience at our historic hotel, and that the ocean view room was to your liking. It’s always wonderful to hear such nice comments about our staff, and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Pink Palace again soon.

    Guest Experience Team

    An Oasis in the middle of Waikiki

    Gig Harbor, Washington

    Driving down to the hotel entrance you drive through a gate, under beautiful shade trees into a little culde-sac behind the Sheraton. It is a little hidden gem right in the middle of the hustle bustle. By the way don’t trust your GPS, it takes you to the Sheraton’s parking structure it’s a long walk to the hotel.

    Check-in was very polite and fast. The lobby is marble crisp, cool and subtle. Unlike many of the other hotels it is not filled with throngs of tourists wandering through it. Water juice are available in the lobby. There are rocking chairs overlooking a large lawn area, on the backside of the lobby. The gardens are mature and lovely. The bell desk was very friendly kind and presented us with our lei greetings.

    The bellman who brought up our bags was wonderful. He gave us a short history of the hotel and had sparkling cider sent up to our room (since we declined the wine, being teetotalers).

    We had a Jr. Suite in the historic wing. The wooden, carved doors were beautiful. The windows were very tall, but they had no view or balcony. Actually even during the day the drapes could not be opened as they looked out onto a sidewalk, so that was somewhat disappointing. Otherwise the room was amazingly beautiful.

    We actually had two rooms, one just down the hall for our teens and then my husband and I had this room, which worked out perfectly. There are 2 closets, so you can pack heavy or shop till you drop there will be room. In the larger closet is a safe, shoe shine supplies, the famous pink bathrobes and slippers in white drawstring bags. There are even satin, padded hangers for woman’s clothes.

    In the large bedroom area, was a sumptuous 4 poster bed, a desk with a chair. chaise ottoman, TV, 2 night stands, i-pod docking station. A ceiling fan helped to cool the room. There was A/C but the room stayed stuffy. There was also an I-Pad for in- room use to help find local restaurants and attractions.

    Connected by a separate, locking door is a sitting room that could be used for entertaining friends, family or business associates. The room also can be accessed by a door in the hotel hallway, so guests do not have to go through your sleeping quarters. It can also be connected to another room, making it great for a large family.
    The room had sofas, chairs, a TV, a mini-fridge and cocktail area.

    The hotel provides lots of little extras that put it into the luxury class , the fresh banana bread in the pink package upon check-in with the recipe in your room. The pink stationery, 2 free bottles of water (every day).

    The bathroom is on the small side. It was clean all was in good repair. The towels were very plush and 2 bath sheets a day were provided. They don’t skrimp on the number of towels provided per a room. The most amazing thing about the b/r is the Maile Organic toiletries. They smell amazing and the aloe in them is so soothing. I actually purchased some more once I got home on-line. They are a small local company. Oh btw the T3 hairdryer, when I opened the bag was just a cheap $10.00 Conair hairdryer.

    Sleep quality was good. A little bit of street noise.

    Pool: To say the pool is tiny is an under statement. I guess you can use the pool next door at Sheraton, I don’t know how that works. When we were there the pool always seemed to have padded chaise loungers available. There were wait staff walking around taking drink orders, but the key word is walking around – there were spilled drinks attracting bugs on tables, people waving them down and they just ignored them all. So although I laid by the pool and was hoping to get a drink a snack. I can’t review that part of The Royal Hawaiian. The pink striped towels are large plush. No towel card or wrist band is required. The employee handing out the towels was very grumpy.

    Beach- The area in front of the RH is compact so it was crowded. Seems like a lot of people from different hotels were using this strip of beach also, as there were all different colored striped hotel towels. It was towel to towel. They do groom this part of the beach, but there was still more coral here then down by the Mona Surfrider or way down by the Hilton. It’s not a lot of coral, just be aware of where you are stepping. They have an area right up by the restaurant that is roped off for umbrellas and chairs. It is not anywhere near the beach or waves and would noisy and very un-private. Literally people are seated a few feet away from you eating lunch at the restaurant. I would not pay for this.

    The SPG Mailani lounge area where breakfast the managers reception is served here, it was very hot stuffy, There was no cross breeze and I guess there was no a/c. The breakfast was only a continental breakfast. It consisted of coffee, tea, small glasses of warm juice and water. I really wish they would have provided ice. For the food selection there were pastries, muffins, banana bread and chunked up fruit. Not a lot of options, just enough for a quick bite. No hot items (except maybe the juice. LOL) are offered. The evening reception had several hot Asian style appetizers. One of the meatballs one very good. There was a salad, cheese, salami cold cuts, veggie sticks, pasta salad. There was coffee, tea and pineapple juice, that they kept letting run out and was hot. No soda was available. At the Mona Surfrider the food offerings are much more varied and they offer a hot breakfast, they also offer snacks, sodas bottled water 24 hrs a day.

    This is a beautiful and quiet resort. It feels removed from the hustle bustle of downtown yet is just within steps of all the shops and restaurants. We were so busy I did not get a chance to explore the shopping and dining at the restaurant. I am really looking forward to returning for another visit. Compared to the mega-resorts I would take this historic gem anyday.

    Liverpool – s Adelphi Hotel handed a zero-star food hygiene rating –

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    Liverpool s Adelphi Hotel handed a zero-star food hygiene rating

    The Britannia Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, one of Britannia Hotels flagship properties.

    Liverpool’s landmark Adelphi Hotel has a zero-star food hygiene rating.

    The hotel, which came under fire in November after a customer shared photos of his “filthy” 150-a-night room. has been told its kitchens are in need of urgent improvement.

    Liverpool council environmental health teams slapped the city centre hotel with the lowest rating in an inspection in September.

    Food hygiene and safety was marked as “poor”, structural compliance – whether the building is fit for purpose – classed as “bad” and the inspectors had “no confidence” in the hotel’s management.

    Inspectors looked at whether food is prepared hygienically, whether the kitchens are fit for purpose and how well food safety records are kept.

    The council says an investigation is now underway into the hotel. Health inspectors have powers to serve an improvement notice or could even prosecute if the hygiene breaches are found to be that serious.

    A spokesman said: “We are in discussions with the Adelphi with the aim of supporting them to address the issues, but as there is an ongoing investigation we can’t comment further at this stage.”

    The Adelphi’s two restaurants, Jenny’s Carvery and Crompton’s, have become the subject of mixed reviews online.

    Jenny’s, which has a three-star rating on TripAdvisor, is described as “a place to avoid”, with some diners warning “chaos!” and “don’t go there”.

    Some customers, however, described the food as “yummy” and “better than it looked”.

    On December 1, ‘Silverback97’ from Glasgow wrote: “Do not be tempted by this place, it is terrible!

    “If we were asked to pay for this meal we would have refused.”

    The hotel, which is a Grade II listed building is more than 100 years old and was once known as “the most luxurious hotel outside of London,” attracting big names such as Laurel and Hardy, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan.

    The Adelphi Hotel

    During the 20th century, when the city was used as a major arrival and departure point for ocean liners, wealthy passengers would stay at The Adelphi before embarking to North America.

    But the hotel’s reputation has been tarnished by criticism.

    In November, Peter Moss took pictures of 150-a-night room 578 after a “dreadful” stay.

    He claimed the room had broken furniture, the window would not close and that it was dusty and dirty with damp and condensation stains.

    Mr Moss claimed that his email of complaint and follow-up letter have been ignored by Adelphi bosses.

    Britannia, which owns the hotel, was last year named by Which? magazine as the worst hotel group in Britain following a survey.

    The company declined to comment.

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    Plan a Trip / Trip Planner / Itinerary Planner

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    Derived from the Latin word itinerarium, itinerary is defined as a planned route or planned journey. An itinerary can be created for either a multi city trip plan or a single city scenic road trip or even a quick family vacation. Itinerary includes your complete travel schedule along with an itemized route of your modes of transport.

    Why do you need to plan an itinerary? / Importance of Itinerary Planner:

    You need to create an itinerary to have a hassle free vacation. To plan a trip, an itinerary is required. It helps you save time, money and an itinerary assists you with managing your entire trip. Good for time management, planning a detailed itinerary is the answer to the question of how to plan for a trip. It helps you map out your entire vacation- from what to see to which mode of transport to opt. An itinerary doubles up as a route planner which is a very important aspect of planning a trip.

    What is a good trip plan?

    A good trip plan is one which includes the best places to visit in a city, top attractions, ways to get around, ideal hotels and restaurants that suit your trip. It includes all the details such as your accommodations and hotel bookings, your travel routes, the various modes of transport such bus, ship, ferry, metro routes and a list of tourist attractions that you would be visiting. The best way to make a trip plan is use online itinerary maker.

    What is a trip planner?

    A Trip planner or itinerary planner is an online tool which helps you plan trip between two points of attraction using special search algorithms. Travel planners use algorithms which suggest attractions, modes of transport like bus, train or air. A good travel planning software also organizes trip based on preferences and schedules by traveller. An effective yet simple trip planner suggests itineraries based on past user data and different criteria. It also constraints attractions based on open and close timings, availability and preferences set by planner. Planners can be multimodal or follow only single mode of transport. Road Route planners are planners specifically created for road trip planning. For any successful trip, you need a perfectly chalked-out itinerary. And whenever you need a tool to create an itinerary, choose TripHobo. TripHobo’s itinerary planner is an intelligent tool developed to offer customised tour plans to travel enthusiasts.

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    To create an itinerary, TripHobo helps you pick the best attractions categorised into different activities. This smart online itinerary creator has an optimisation tool which optimizes the plan ensuring you have a best trip plan on a visual platform. TripHobo Trip Planner supports 14000 top cities across the globe featuring up-to-date information of the best places to visit in each city. Joguru itinerary organizer helps you find out where to go, how to reach, which modes of transport to use, things to do and top tourist attractions to visit in the city.

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    Can I plan a trip to Europe, Asia, United States and popular tourist attraction?

    While planning a trip on TripHobo you can pick and add multiple cities where you wish to travel. You can add as many attractions as you like in a trip plan but the Europe travel planner will suggest you the ideal number of attractions for a particular day. TripHobo is the best way to plan a trip to Europe or a scenic roadtrip across USA.

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    Is TripHobo Trip planner on my mobile?

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    How to Look for a Hotel Room With a Jacuzzi in It

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    How to Look for a Hotel Room With a Jacuzzi in It

    In-room Jacuzzi tubs are often scaled down version of commercial tubs. (Photo: Jupiterimages/ Images )

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    To some travelers, nothing beats the simplicity and relaxation offered at day’s end by a soak in a private, in-room Jacuzzi tub. While many properties offer hot tubs, spas and Jacuzzis in public areas, finding a room with such an amenity is not as easy. In-room Jacuzzis are often found as an amenity in romantic resorts and high-end suite properties, but don’t count them out completely from individual boutique or chain hotels.

    Locating the Amenity

    Step 1

    Identify a regional area where you’d like to stay. Search Internet websites of suitable hotel properties within that area by selecting specialty amenities from the website’s reservation requirements checklist. If the site is lacking that feature, check the hotel room amenity list or room photographs. You can also search using keywords. Type in the location, the words “hotel” and “Jacuzzi” or “hot tub” to narrow your search.

    Step 2

    Search for hotels or resorts in large metropolitan areas or those that advertise features for couples, luxury in-room amenities, in-room spa features or suites. Most properties that have the unique feature highlight that fact somewhere on the property website or in print advertising. Check with the local visitors and convention bureau for additional guidance if you are not able to locate a property online.

    Step 3

    Call the individual hotel directly to see if in-room Jacuzzi tubs are offered in any of its rooms. Don’t rely on website descriptions, general reservation hotlines or non-affiliated reservation services for this information. On-site reservations or general hotel staff are more apt to know the exact features of each individual room.

    Step 4

    Ask the staff for a list of available room numbers that offer in-room Jacuzzis. Make certain the room listed has a fully functioning Jacuzzi, not just a deep bath tub.

    Step 5

    Make your reservation requesting one of the specific rooms. Note your confirmation number and the name of the agent that gave you the Jacuzzi information. Take that information with you upon hotel check in.


    • Many hotel properties are going green, which means cutting back on general hotel water use. Deep bath tubs and Jacuzzi tubs are being replaced with showers as a means of saving water and for guest safety. If you find a hotel room with a Jacuzzi, inquire as to future bath remodeling plans. This is especially important for reservations made far in advance of your travel dates. If you are choosing a hotel based on an amenity, you want to make sure that amenity is viable for your dates of travel.


    About the Author

    Kimberly Kilmer began her writing career in 1990. With work published in breed-specific canine magazines, she is also a pet columnist for Healthcare Traveler, a staff writer for Metropolitan Magazine and an online writer concentrating on recreational pursuits, travel and dogs. Kilmer holds a Bachelor of Science in recreation from West Virginia University.

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    Hotel Monteleone (New Orleans, LA) – Q – A – Hotel Reviews

    #hotel monteleone


    Hotel Monteleone Reviews, New Orleans

    Reviewed yesterday NEW

    From the moment that I entered the historic Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street, my vacation was exceptional in every way! If you prefer FIVE Star Service and beautiful accommodations, the Hotel Monteleone is your perfect place for fine dining, exceptional cocktails at the Carousel Bar and the best service in NOLA! I am looking forward to my next visit!

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    Donald B has 1 more review of Hotel Monteleone

    Reviewed 9 September 2015

    14 hotel reviews

    8 helpful votes

    Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

    My friend and I recently stayed at the Montelone during a trip to New Orleans for a concert. We chose the Monteleone because of the amazing Carousel bar. Unfortunately the night of the concert the bar closed early for cleaning and inspections so we only had time for 1 drink. Other than that the hotel staff were all wonderful, the. More

    Michael Gerard M

    San Antonio, United States

    Reviewed yesterday NEW

    Great experience, exceptional staff, my room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. If you love antiques this is the place to stay. This is Hotel adds class to everything they do! I will definetly be a repeat customer. Truly satisfied and memorable experience.

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    Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    Hotel Monteleone is charming but overrated. The web description for the views are misleading. And I did call to ask about the room. Wouldn t call it a four star hotel and wouldn t stay here again. It was very clean, however one day they didn t make up our room until after 7 pm and 2 requests to do so. The bar. More

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    Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access

    #1 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans #2 Spa Hotel in New Orleans #3 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans #3 Business Hotel in New Orleans #9 Family Hotel in New Orleans

    Official Description (provided by the hotel)

    It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel, you’ll find history around every corner. more less

    Additional Information about Hotel Monteleone

    Address: 214 Royal Street. French Quarter. New Orleans, LA 70130-2227

    Region: United States Louisiana New Orleans French Quarter

    Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access

    Price Range: £151 – £416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

    Hotel Class: 4 star Hotel Monteleone 4*

    Number of rooms: 570

    Reservation Options: TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your Hotel Monteleone reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers. Also Known As: Monteleone Hotel New Orleans Monteleone New Orleans

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    Map, Locations and Contact Information, Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in

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    Blue skies and warm welcomes. Palm trees and mountain ranges. The renowned Arizona Biltmore is only half an hour away from Phoenix airport. Taxis, limousines, shuttles, buses and vans can be arranged to transport you and your group from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the resort. Call our Concierge desk at 602.955.6600 extension 7000 for rates and information, or visit

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    Arizona Biltmore
    2400 East Missouri Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Phone Fax:
    Reservations: 800.950.0086
    Main Hotel, Guests: 602.955.6600
    Fax: 602.381.7600

    Approximate Mileage to Surrounding Cities

    • Flagstaff 135 miles
    • Tucson 119 miles
    • Grand Canyon 225 miles
    • Yuma 190 miles
    • Las Vegas 300 miles
    • San Diego 355 miles
    • Los Angeles 375 miles
    • Albuquerque 465 miles

    The Arizona Biltmore ,
    2400 East Missouri Avenue. Phoenix, Arizona ,
    United States. 85016 Tel: 855.689.2878 Fax: 602.954.2571

    *Limited availability over select dates. Rate does not include taxes, gratuities or incidental charges.

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    Become A Beacon Hospice Volunteer #medicare #hospice #regulations

    #volunteering for hospice


    Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer

    If you have a passion for caring for others, and if you re looking for a way to make a difference in people s lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice Volunteer.

    The Beacon Hospice approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort. and dignity for both hospice patients and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers, as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others.

    As you can imagine, the activities you will do as a Beacon Hospice Volunteer may come in many forms. From reading at a patient s bedside and knitting lap blankets, to joining Reiki and pet therapy programs. there is something for everyone. With many different and unique volunteer opportunities, all free of cost, becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer is a great way to make a lasting difference in your own life and in the lives of others.

    Common Volunteer activities often include:
    Patients areas of interest:
    Playing chess, cards, board games
    Knitting, scrapbooking, painting and other art projects
    Writing letters
    Helping to create life reviews

    Household Tasks:
    Running errands
    Walking pets
    Grocery shopping
    Light meal preparation
    Light housekeeping

    Emotional Support:
    Providing respite for caregivers
    Sitting silently, when appropriate
    Providing spiritual support when requested
    Understanding and respecting

    Beacon Hospice s staff of Volunteer Coordinators is here and ready to connect you with the right program and activity that fits your needs. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer, contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators today at your local care center. To find the Beacon Hospice care center nearest you, click HERE .

    “Everyone can be great because anyone can serve.
    You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
    You only need a heart full of grace.”
    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    People volunteer for many reasons, some more obvious than others. There’s something for everyone to think about in the following list.

    • Help others and the community. This comes to mind first, but you’ll see in the list that not all reasons to volunteer are selfless (and that’s okay!)
    • Achieve new status and self-esteem. Besides good feelings within us, a volunteer position can create a new title or position of responsibility than may not be available in your workplace.
    • Expand social and professional networks. Many people use volunteer activities to meet interesting people who share their interests and may even need their professional skills.
    • Develop new skills and demonstrate existing talents. We offer specialized training for volunteers and your accomplishments as a volunteer can be as noteworthy as those that occur on the job.
    • Polish a resume. Adding volunteer activities shows a commitment to working for others and experience in a particular field.
    • Connect with someone you love. Couples or families who volunteer together gain a sense of deep satisfaction from doing something good for others and sharing the experience. Our volunteer department will gladly talk to you about opportunities at Beacon Hospice.


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    How to Keep a Terminally Ill Patient at Home – making it

    #care of terminally ill patient


    Keeping The Terminally Ill Patient At Home
    (Making It Happen)

    If your loved one wishes to stay at home up till the very end, then you need to make that wish clearly known to your RN casemanager, the social worker, your physician and any other hospice staff who inquires about your wishes. If there are other family members available to help out, discuss this decision with each other, and make sure that all family members are working together toward your goal.

    Hospices can provide services which help during part of the day. At the Routine Home Care Level of Care, the hospice would be sending out Home Health Aides to help with bathing, dressing, basic bedside care and activities of daily living. They can sometimes send out home service aides to help with housework or cooking and other tasks. Volunteers from the community who serve at your hospice can also spend time with your loved one, freeing up time for you to go out if needed, or just to get a break from caregiving. The RN casemanager and other nurses will be visiting periodically during the week to evaluate your loved one’s condition, monitor for any changes, and to make sure your loved one is getting the medications and services needed meet his or her needs.

    However, in some cases, you should be prepared for hospice staff who might attempt to convince you to bring your loved one to the hospice facility. While this may be appropriate for some patients, if you really want to keep your loved one home, you can. You, as patient or family/caregiver, have rights to choose to stay home, and nobody can force you to enter a facility against your will. However, if you do choose to stay home, then you need to mobilize all resources and assistance you can muster to help make it happen. A good first step would be to ask the hospice RN and the medical social worker if she or he knew of other community resources where you could get help to care for your loved one.

    What can the family do to help keep their loved one home?

    The family members can make a schedule of when each family member will be there to provide care so that all hours are covered.

    You can ask for help from your local church or synogogue. Sometimes it is necessary to be willing to let others help out, if you are to succeed in keeping your loved one in the home.

    You can ask for help from friend or acquaintances.

    You can directly hire extra help. Help can come from nursing agencies or other sources. For example, if your loved one does not need nursing care all the time, then you could hire sitters from agencies or even directly hire people from the community. Some people put an ad in the newspaper letting people know that they would be hiring a helper and specifying the hourly wage they would directly pay to helpers. Many colleges and universities have employment centers for their students who are seeking part-time or full-time work. The students can often work hours that others may not be willing to take, and they usually do not need as high a wage as household bread-winners who are trying to support a household and family.

    Whether you have the immediate family care for the patient or relatives, or close friends, you will probably need assistance of many sorts. If the family can come together and work together, that is the very best circumstance.

    The hospice must meet the care needs of the patient and family unit. 1 The services which are required to be provided include family needs for support and counseling. If symptoms go out of control and the patient experiences uncontrolled severe pain or other symptoms, then the hospice must provide, in most circumstances, what is called continuous nursing care in your own home. which is around the clock nursing at home, provided by licensed nurses more than 50% of each day, with the rest of the care provided by home health aides. 2

    A Registered Nurse (not an LPN) must personally visit the patient to assess his or her condition each day. If the patient’s symptoms are brought under control, then continuous care may be discontinued. However, if symptoms remain out of control, the RN may continue to have nursing staff provided around the clock in your home. After three days the hospice will re-evaluate whether continuous nursing care in the home can be continued. Continuous nursing care may also be provided when the patient is actively dying and very near the end.

    The hospice will help you learn how to care for the patient at home. The Registered Nurse will teach you about the medications to be given and how to give them. If you have questions about your loved one’s care after normal business hours, you can always call the hospice’s on-call nurse. Whatever the situation, the hospice staff are experts in handling the types of situations that come up. There is much information available that can help you keep your loved one at home. Read whatever literature the hospice provides and ask questions. Discuss your wishes among yourselves as a family and with the hospice staff. The more you communicate, the better the outcome will be.

    1 According to federal regulation 42 CFR 418.58(c) the hospice’s Plan of Care must state in detail the scope and frequency of services needed to meet the patient’s and family’s needs.

    2 42 CFR 418.204 states that, Nursing care may be covered on a continuous basis for as much as 24 hours a day during periods of crisis as necessary to maintain an individual at home. A period of crisis is a period in which the individual requires continuous care to achieve palliation or management of acute medical symptoms. 42 CFR 418.82 states that Nursing services must be directed and staffed to assure that the nursing needs of patients are met. The hospice must meet your needs for nursing care!

    Starting a Hospice Business #find #hotel #rooms

    #how to start a hospice business


    Starting a Hospice Business

    Promoting care to other people who suffer terminal illnesses is the philosophy of hospices. You can start a hospice business at your home or you can build a hospice facility.

    Regardless of where you will set up the business the important thing is that you can make patients happy in making the final days happy.

    Starting a hospice business is not an easy thing. This kind of business would require a lot of patience and understanding in the part of the owner and caregiver. A hospice facility provides other services aside from medical support according to the patient s needs. It focuses on providing the best quality of life and the facility cannot deliver care without developing hospice program. A hospice business should hire trained health workers, advisers and counselors. The good thing about hiring hospice care is that both the patient and the family are given pain management counseling. Likewise, they also provide advice to the family of the patient on how they can help in case the caretaker is on break.

    Things You Need To Know about Hospice Business

    Before you decide to open a hospice business make sure to obtain proper knowledge about the hospice services. Employing hospice services is very costly that is why many people find it hard to pay for the hospice services. Likewise, a patient is only eligible to avail Medicare in case a program director certifies that the client has less than six months to live. In addition, you should first look for financially viable location where you can start a hospice business. A place that has sufficient potential clients is the best place to start a business otherwise better look for other location.

    The next thing that you should pay attention is the processing of the licensing requirements. Keep in mind that you cannot open and operate a hospice business without accomplishing the necessary requirements. When applying for the licenses make sure to provide the correct information of your business like the name, address, telephone number as well as the services provided. The license will be awarded once the applicant accomplished all the requirements. It is only the time when you can operate the hospice business.

    In addition, you should make a marketing plan that explains the mission and vision of the program. In developing the marketing plan you need to list the available resources, identify specific opportunities and competitors as well as establish objectives and goals. In like manner, other considerations to take into account include planning a budget and delegating tasks. You should be smart in recruiting staff to work in your hospice business. Make sure that the staff members are experienced and can work independently. Once everything is settled and the business is established, you can seek funding or financial support through donations. However, only nonprofit hospice facilities are given the opportunity to solicit and receive contributions from charities.


    1. FARIDAH ABDULLAH said on 12/23/2012 8:27:04 PM

    I am looking to open a hospice home care nurses and nurse’s aide agency. The agency will be located in the northeast Bronx

    Start a Non-Medical Home Care Business #end #of #life #hospice

    #how to start a hospice business


    Start a Non-Medical Home Care Business

    We developed our own successful non-medical home care agency. a home health care agency, hospice agency, transportation, GAFC and DME just to name a few. Our home health care agencies are CHAP Accredited and our Non-Medical Home Care Agency is Private Duty Accredited.

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    How to Become a Hospice Worker (with Pictures) #seattle #motels

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    How to Become a Hospice Worker

    Hospice workers care for patients who are terminally ill and typically have less than six months to live. Each patient is seen by several professionals who make up the hospice team, including nurses, aides, physicians, social workers and chaplains. All hospice careers require employees to be licensed, certified or otherwise recognized as experienced in their occupation. New hires receive special training on topics such as handling patient loneliness and dealing with patient or family fears.

    Hospice jobs usually don’t require candidates to have volunteer or internship experience in a hospice, but having it provides a foundation of knowledge and may impress future employers. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization notes that volunteers are considered employees and receive training on general hospice topics, such as goals, services and philosophies. According to the Hospice Foundation of America, some hospices have minimum age requirements for volunteers, but they all try to find a spot for those interested. Volunteers may help in areas like child care assistance, family support or administration.

    Hospice nurses are certified by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses, which issues credentials in several specialties, including pediatrics and perinatal loss care. The basic certification — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse — requires candidates to hold an unrestricted and current registered nurse license. The NBCHPN also offers the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant credential to aides who have finished a minimum of 2,000 practice hours supervised by a registered nurse within the past two years.

    After completing medical school and residency requirements, and passing the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination, physicians must obtain licenses where they want to practice. According to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, physicians gain certification to work in hospices by undergoing a yearlong fellowship and passing an exam administered by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

    According to the National Association of Social Workers, social workers can obtain hospice certification with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and social worker license, and after completing a minimum of three years working under supervision in hospice and palliative care. The Center to Advance Palliative Care notes that social workers with a bachelor’s degree can apply to be Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Workers, while those with a master’s can apply to be Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Workers.

    The General Council of the Assemblies of God’s Chaplaincy Department notes that there aren’t any universal qualifications for hospice chaplains it approves, but that chaplains must meet individual employers’ requirements. It says that desired prerequisites may include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, a credential from the Assemblies of God, ministry experience and completion of a Clinical Pastoral Education course. Chaplains can also obtain certification through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. upon meeting certain requirements, such as a minimum of three years of experience working in hospice and palliative care.

    Wigwam Village Motel 6-Route 66: A Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

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    Entrance to the Wigwam Village Motel #6
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    In the arid Arizona desert, the Wigwam Village Motel in Holbrook still provides Route 66 aficionados the opportunity to Sleep in a Wigwam!

    While passing through Cave City, Kentucky in 1938, Chester E. Lewis was impressed by the distinctive design of the original Wigwam Village constructed in 1937 by architect Frank Redford. An astute observer may notice that the Wigwam Village is not composed of wigwams but of teepees. Mr. Redford, who patented the wigwam village design in 1936, disliked the word teepee and used wigwam instead.

    Mr. Lewis purchased copies of the plans and the right to use the Wigwam Village name. The purchase included a royalty agreement in which Mr. Lewis would install coin operated radios, and every dime inserted for 30 minutes of play would be sent to Mr. Redford as payment. Seven Wigwam Villages were constructed between 1936 and the 1950s. Finished in 1950, Mr. Lewis village was the sixth, thus its designation as Wigwam Village #6.

    Antique cars parked along Wigwam Village Motel
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    Fifteen concrete and steel freestanding teepees are arranged in a semi-circle around the main office. The motel office and its surrounding small buildings represent the quarters of the chief and his family. Each teepee is 21 feet wide at the base and 28 feet high. The teepees are painted white with a red zigzag above the doorway. Rooms feature the original hand-made hickory furniture, and each is equipped with a sink, toilet, and shower. Vintage automobiles are permanently parked throughout the property, including a Studebaker that belonged to Mr. Lewis. In front of the main office were gas pumps that are no longer in place.

    Mr. Lewis successfully operated the motel until Interstate 40 bypassed downtown Holbrook in the late-1970s. Mr. Lewis sold the business, and it remained open, but only to sell gas. Two years after Mr. Lewis death, his wife and grown children re-purchased the property and reopened the motel in 1988. They removed the gas pumps and converted part of the main office into a museum, which is open to the public. The museum holds Mr. Lewis own collection of Indian artifacts, Civil War memorabilia, Route 66 collectibles, and a petrified wood collection. Wigwam Village Motel #6 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. In 2003 and 2007. the motel received Cost-Share Grants from the NPS Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. Of the seven original Wigwam Village Motels, two other Wigwam Village Motels survive: #2 in Cave City, Kentucky and #7 in Rialto/San Bernardino, California.

    Plan your visit

    Wigwam Village Motel #6 is located at 811 West Hopi Dr. in Holbrook, AZ. For reservations contact 928-524-3048 or visit the Wigwam Motel website. Each teepee has a private bathroom with toilet and shower, a television, and air conditioner. Keeping with the authenticity of the original motel, there is no ice machine, but if requested, staff will fill a small ice bucket for customers.

    Hospice Care Aides Job Description, Career as a Hospice Care Aides, Salary,

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    Hospice Care Aides Job Description, Career as a Hospice Care Aides, Salary, Employment – Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

    Training/Educational Requirements: High school diploma preferred

    Median Salary: $9.34 per hour

    Job Prospects: Excellent

    Job Description

    A hospice care aide helps individuals unable of helping themselves. These aides travel to the patient s home and help them perform activities required for daily life. Hospice care aides are often associated with the elderly or disabled who are unable to take care of themselves, so they perform all required functions specific to the patient.

    Most of the time, a hospice aide is the first position an individual may take at the beginning of their career. Alternatively, an individual may seek such a career if they are interested in the nursing field, but do not have the required education or training. Most functions performed are rather fundamental in nature, and do not require much training.

    Hospice aides usually work within a hospice environment or travel to the patient s home. They help the individual eat, get up out of bed, or help them with the bathroom or a bedpan. The number of duties involved depends on the nature and the status of the patient, since they are expected to help the patient function as normally as possible. If working within a hospice environment, they work with individual patients to make their final days as comfortable as possible. If working in a home environment, they spend time sitting with or caring for an elderly or disabled patient who requires extra care.

    Many times, families of patients in either a home or hospice environment can t commit to 24 hour care, so they hire a hospice aide to help during the times they are absent. Hospice aides travel to the home and work in shifts providing round the clock supervision and care. They aren t usually a registered nurse or hold a license and cannot usually administer medication, so the responsibilities are typically fundamental.

    Training/Educational Requirements

    There is no educational or training requirement for this position. A hospice aide learns from on-the-job training with a registered nurse or a nurse s aide. They learn the proper way to do things such as help a patient out of bed or assist with a bedpan by observing other nurses and by practicing. Oftentimes the family of the patient has a particular way they want things done, so the best training comes from working directly on the job.

    The National Association for Home Care and Hospice ( NAHC ) offers certification for personal and home care aides throughout the country. This certification is not mandatory although individuals may opt to gain it to demonstrate they have met established industry standards. It can be a simple certification and lend way to further development within this role. Those individuals wishing to gain their certification must complete a 75-hour course, observe and document work in up to 17 different skills signed off by a registered nurse. In addition, they must successfully pass a final exam. Although this isn t a requirement, it can certainly lend way to more opportunities for advancement.

    There are some high school courses that prepare for this role. At the early stages, an individual can do a co-op job to better prepare themselves for becoming a hospice aide. There are some standalone classes an individual can take in patient care which prepares them for the real thing. Individuals interested in a career as a hospice aide receive basic training from the company they work for before they are sent to a patient s home.

    When working in a hospice environment, the facility will provide some training not only in how to care for a patient but also in how to make them comfortable as they prepare for death. There are certain personality traits such as patience and compassion that are required for such a role since most patients are elderly, disabled, or dying.

    How to Get Hired

    Most individuals wishing to get a job as a hospice aide look for employment with a home health care services company. This is usually the best way to get hired because the patients and their families go to such a company to hire this type of individual. It helps to take training classes or work through a high school co-op to prepare for this role. In turn, this also helps to get hired much faster.

    For the hospice aide wishing to get hired into a hospice environment, it helps to apply to the facility directly. Usually these facilities are looking for background and experience since patients who come in here require a certain type of personality. It is also helpful to have experience working with a dying patient.

    Although there is no specific educational requirement for this position, experience helps to get hired. It is especially true for families who are hiring someone to come to their home and care for their loved one.

    Job Prospects, Employment Outlook, and Career Development

    There is expected to be a better than average increase in the hiring of hospice aides. This role is expected to grow as families continue to look for individuals to care for their loved ones in a home or hospice environment. Since this is an entry-level position, the requirements for hiring are much lower. Therefore, it appeals to those who may not have a college education. There is a high potential for growth since people oftentimes don t want to work within an entry-level role.

    As more hospice centers become a popular environment, the need for hospice aides will increase. So, too, will the need to keep aging or disabled family members in their home rather than sending them to a nursing home. This means there will be an increased need for individuals in this role, and within the home health care services business.

    Working Environment

    Depending on the type of facility a hospice aide wishes to work within, the environment may be slightly different. If focused within home health care, the individual will often travel to patient s homes. The assignment may last for a short time or may become a regular job. Individuals in this role care for more than one patient in their home or sometimes travel between a variety of different patient s homes. It all depends on the patients, the workload and the hours required. However, if focused within the home health care niche, hospice aides can expect the working environment to be an actual home. If focused within the hospice niche, it is expected to work within such a facility or institution. These facilities strive to create a cozy environment for their patients so they can be comfortable before they die. This work environment is more like an actual medical facility, but feels cozier.

    Salary and Benefits

    As of 2006, the average earnings for a hospice aide was about $9.34 an hour. The range averaged anywhere from $7.99 all the way up to $13 per hour depending on the facility. In some instances, a home health care company pays slightly higher depending on the environment and patient s needs. The more experience an individual has, the more they can expect to earn per hour.

    Since these are hourly positions, most of the time hospice aides work without any true benefits. Any travel expenses incurred are the individuals responsibility and are often not reimbursed. Instead, a flat hourly rate is given to hospice aides. For those working within a hospice environment, they can expect some benefits if they are hired by the facility directly.

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    Big Bend Hospice remembers veterans with a service #hospice #job

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    Big Bend Hospice remembers veterans with a service

    Big Bend Hospice will hold a service of Remembrance on Nov. 10. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)

    Big Bend Hospice invites the community to attend the Veterans Day Remembrance Service on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Big Bend Hospice McCully Family House Veterans Memorial and Garden, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.

    The BBH Veterans Day Remembrance Service will provide a special opportunity to celebrate, honor and remember veterans in our area. “Big Bend Hospice understands the price that our veterans have paid to ensure our freedom,” said Cathy Adkison, President and CEO of Big Bend Hospice.” It is our hope that the community comes out for such a meaningful event.”

    The service will feature a Veterans Day address from a military veteran, patriotic music, words of encouragement, and a presentation to veteran participants by the Big Bend Hospice valor team. The program will also provide an opportunity to speak the name of fallen veterans, and recognize their service through a noble and honorable flag ceremony. Big Bend Hospice grief counselors and chaplains will be on hand to provide additional support if participants would like to speak with them.

    Licensed since 1983, Big Bend Hospice serves the Big Bend region with expert healthcare, encouragement, hope, compassion and companionship to people with a life-limiting illness, so that they can complete personal goals and find spiritual and emotional peace. If you would like information about services or to volunteer, please call 850-878-5310 or visit

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    What does a Palliative Care Nurse do? (with pictures) – mobile wiseGEEK

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    wiseGEEK: What does a Palliative Care Nurse do?

    A palliative care nurse is a health care professional who provides treatment and counsel to patients who are dying of incurable illnesses. Nurses work with physicians and other medical professionals to diagnose, treat, and care for individuals with progressive terminal conditions. They help patients and their family members cope with very difficult circumstances by providing information, counseling, and support. An experienced palliative care nurse may also conduct research about terminal diseases and advanced care practices, develop new policies regarding patient care, advocate public awareness, and teach nursing courses at hospitals and colleges.

    Patients who are diagnosed with incurable diseases often struggle to find the strength and hope to enjoy their last moments. It is the duty of a palliative care nurse to ensure that such patients receive the best possible treatments to relieve their pain and symptoms. Professionals often become close companions with their patients, providing counsel, empathy, and friendship when they need it the most. The nature of the job can be very physically and emotionally demanding, and nurses must be capable of dealing with loss and tragedy on a regular basis.

    Besides administering direct care to patients, palliative care nurses frequently meet with friends and family members to help them cope with the situation and discuss the options for end-of-life treatment. Many nurses engage in research to develop new public policies and determine the best methods for administering palliative care. Professionals often take part in hospital or community discussions to present their findings and suggest ways to improve procedures.

    A prospective palliative care nurse is usually required to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree program in nursing as well as a two-year master’s program to gain nurse practitioner credentials. Most new nurses intern for at least one year in an emergency room or hospital setting to gain practical experience and prepare for their eventual careers in palliative care. Individuals are usually required to pass extensive written examinations administered by a nationally recognized organization to become certified palliative care nurses. In the United States, certification is available through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Most other countries rely on organizations similar to the HPNA to ensure that individuals are sufficiently prepared for the job.

    Most palliative care nurses work about 40 hours a week, though their schedules are rarely regular. The times and days a palliative care nurse works depends on the condition of his or her patients. A nurse may be required to work weekend, overnight, or double shifts when a patient nears the end of life in order to provide constant care. Many nurses continue to meet with family members after the passing of a loved one in order to provide encouragement and emotional support.

    Article Discussion

    4) I’m thinking of studying to be a palliative care nurse. I have been researching a lot about what the job involves and I’m not sure if it may be too emotional?

    I’m a senior care assistant at present and have to deal with supporting individuals and families with death so I have a slight understanding of what the job would involve.

    My only worry is be that I have a young child and am thinking about having another one. I know the training takes years to complete but if the job is going to effect my children then perhaps the job isn’t for me.

    Any comments or suggestions for me would be welcome.

    3) My grandmother lived with a terminal illness for many years, and I bless the nurse who provided this service for her. I don’t know what exactly is written in a nurses job description, but she went above and beyond, and made my gran truly live her last years to the fullest.

    The job is not easy, but it’s mostly more emotionally draining than depressing. It isn’t something that you really want to come home and talk about though. This is partly out of respect for your patient, partly to shield your partner from endless tales of lives ending.

    Part of my nurse education in this field covered the need for a neutral person to be sought out and be there for you to offload onto. I know I will have this structured into my week, but the person who provides this outlet is a counselor.

    It sounds as if your girlfriend may not have this option, or may not be using it. She could also be burning out, and need to take a break. You could try talking to her about her feelings, and suggest she needs someone to talk to. Hope it works out for you.

    1) I’ve recently started dating a wonderful woman who is a palliative care nurse practitioner. Even though it’s early days in our relationship I can see it becoming more serious. The problem is that I don’t know how best to support her.

    There’s no issue for me if she has to work long hours or cancel dates because of work. I know a job in nursing isn’t ever going to be about working social hours. I guess I’m struggling with the emotional side of it.

    She seems unwilling to talk about work and let her feelings out, so more and more we’re spending time in silence. I have no idea what to say and her mind seems to be elsewhere. Should I push her to speak to me?

    Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea

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    Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea room

    Pamela Gray, team leader (left) and Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice

    Springhill Hospice has been praised for its ‘inventive’ work to renovate an empty pub.

    The charity received an award from Hospice UK in recognition of its transformation of The Craven Heifer into Springhill Tea Rooms and Gift Shop at the Craven.

    The Broad Lane site had been derelict for two years, but was taken on by the hospice in early 2014 and revamped into the building to sell cuppas, cakes and other items to raise funds for the charity.

    Now, the venture, which was launched last December, has received the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative Award at the recent Hospice UK Retail Conference.

    Julie Halliwell, chief executive at Springhill Hospice said: “I am delighted that we have won this award. Staff and volunteers have worked so hard to renovate the premises and get the tea room and gift shop up and running.

    They very much deserve recognition for the work they have done. It is increasingly difficult to secure the funds we need to operate the Hospice, and we are constantly looking for innovative income generation schemes.

    “The sale of the pub came at just the right time for us, and gave us an opportunity to house our income services team at the same time as developing the tea room and gift shop. We are very grateful to the public for continuing to support us so well.”

    The tea room has space for 60 customers and serves home made treats such as crumpets, sandwiches, cakes, soup and afternoon tea. An outdoor seating area is being set up for the summer months.

    Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice added: “Opening the tea rooms has been one of our biggest challenges for the income services team.

    However, it’s also been one of the most rewarding seeing people meeting friends and enjoying a cake and a catch up whilst making money for the hospice.”

    Antonia Bunnin, director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, added: “In recent years there have been lots of headlines about pub closures and empty premises in our communities.

    “The way that Springhill Hospice has brought this old building back to life, back to the community – all while raising vital funds for hospice care – is a wonderfully impressive and creative initiative that deserves to be recognised.”

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    Great Moments Can Be Small Moments – A Hospice Volunteer – s

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    We worked everything out as she wanted; her doctor cooperated with us. A living will was drawn up, but at the time, a living will was not recognized in the state. She died at home with no tubes to keep her alive; her doctor or a nurse came in regularly to administer drugs for pain. My sister died with dignity.

    The above is all provided with hospice care. But, my sister died in 1978, and there was no hospice as yet. Elizabeth Kubler Ross was talking about a different way of dying but it was not yet accepted.

    I never forgot the experience of watching a loved one die.

    Thirty years later, after I retired from work, I found I was tired of playing Bunco and cards. I wanted something more in my life. I contacted Casa de la Luz Hospice and became a volunteer. Now, I don’t think I have done anything more important in my life. I had been conditioned to think that my life revolved around the special moments—marriage, raising children, children graduating, more marriages, and then grandchildren. These things are all important and worth remembering. But, by becoming a hospice volunteer, I have learned that great moments can be what may be a small moment. I am thinking of being in the Casa de la Luz Inpatient Unit, sitting vigil. The harpist came in and began to play; I was near the patient. The patient opened her eyes and asked me, “Am I in Heaven now?” I replied, “No. Not yet.” That was a moment, small to others, but big to me that I will not forget.

    It doesn’t take me long to become involved with a patient. It’s important to me to learn about the patient’s past, family, likes, dislikes, and what makes the patient smile. The patient learns that I am there to help, to listen, and to be quiet—whatever the patient needs. We share experiences, have new experiences, and all is confidential. I’m surprised, sometimes, at what I hear.

    Each patient is different and has different needs. For example, if I am told a patient isn’t eating enough, then I arrange my visits around the lunch hour so that I can encourage the patient to eat. You’d be surprised how many patients now eat dessert first and then their lunch. On holidays I try to dress the season—maybe a Halloween shirt, a Santa hat, or red, white and blue for the 4 th of July. Little things mean a lot to a terminally ill individual who is alone and has outlived his/her family and friends.

    I am also a knitter. I love to knit prayer shawls and afghans for our hospice patients. I have a memory afghan that I knitted a couple of years ago. It is made up of 20 individual squares, each knitted with a different pattern and then sewn together. Each of the squares was knitted while I visited my patients. I treasure it.

    I carry a hospice bag with me at all times. In it I have a book to read, crossword puzzles, snacks and water, and of course, my knitting. As a vigil volunteer, I never know how long my visit will be. I like to be available day or night to keep vigil with a dying patient. If I’m going for a companion visit with a patient, I try to keep it to one or two hours. I watch to see how the patient is holding up; is he/she looking tired? I will drive anywhere to see a patient. Distance is not a problem to me.

    I cannot explain the reward I receive by comforting someone who is in need. I just know that the reward is huge, and I think my patients can “feel” my energy.

    Being a hospice volunteer is not for everyone. But, to me and the other volunteers, our rewards are well worth it.

    Often, I am asked, “How can you watch someone die?” My reply is, “I don’t watch a patient die; I believe that I’m there to help them pass on to the next stage of life.”

    By Diane Gilbert, volunteer of two years

    Learn more about the various volunteer opportunities with Casa de la Luz Hospice on the Volunteers page of our website.

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    How to Become an Addiction Counselor. Addictions counselors help people overcome dependencies with alcohol, drugs and gambling. Counselors work with individuals, groups or the families of addicts. They refer their clients to doctors, social services and support groups, and they may help their clients during legal proceedings. Here’s how to become an addiction counselor.

    Complete the appropriate training in your state to become an addictions counselor. Requirements may include a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology or Social Work; a certificate or associates degree in addictions counseling; completion of an internship; passing a state licensing exam and being free of drugs, alcohol and other addictions. Again, all of these requirements boil down to the state you live in–call a treatment center in the state you’re interested in working in–they (and your college guidance counselor) can give you an idea of the classes you’ll need to take.

    Pursue the following electives in college, as they will help you as an addictions counselor: Therapy and Counseling; Psychology; Sociology and Anthropology; Customer and Personal Service; Education and Teaching; English Language; Philosophy and Theology; Administration and Management; and Law and Government. Of course, as mentioned in Step 1, every state has different requirements in order to become a state-certified counselor–double and triple check with your college guidance counselor every step of the way when choosing your classes.

    Hone your skills in the following areas. Communication: You must express yourself clearly, listen to others and understand and ask questions. Reasoning and problem solving: You should notice when something is not right, identify potential problems, offer solutions and think of creative ways to solve problems. Working with people: Modify your approach based upon the way a person reacts to your counseling, always look for ways to help others, use persuasion to convince others to try different problem-solving techniques and solve problems by bringing others together to discuss their differences.


    Unfortunately, problems such as alcoholism and drug addiction are not going away soon. The outlook for this career is positive. Some areas of the United States have seen double-digit increases in the need for addiction counselors.

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    All You Need To Know About Car Donation in Boston, Massachusetts

    Donating a car, SUV, truck, boat or RV in the Boston city of Massachusetts is quick and simple! Our charitable organization accepts automobile donations in order to give financial support to breast cancer patients. All you have to do is fill out the online car donation form, on our website and we will take care of the rest. We will have your car picked up by a professionally licensed, insured towing company at a convenient time. It’s absolutely FREE of cost to you, quickly arranged and efficient! A car donation to us will make you eligible for the maximum tax deduction and we will issue you with an IRS tax receipt for your records.

    If you are a Boston, Massachusetts resident looking to donate your old car for a good cause and have questions to ask, you can reach us toll-free at 800-304-8983 seven days a week. One of our friendly vehicle donation operators will be more than happy to assist you!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) on donating a car in Boston, Massachusetts:

    1. In which regions of Boston does your service operate?
    We arrange for the pick up of automobile donations from all regions of Boston. We have alphabetically listed some of the primary locations below for your reference.

    • Allston/Brighton
    • Back Bay
    • Bay Village (South Cove
    • Beacon Hill
    • Charlestown
    • Chinatown
    • Dorchester
    • Downtown
    • East Boston
    • Fenway / Kenmore
    • Fort Point
    • Hyde Park
    • Jamaica Plain
    • Leather District
    • Longwood
    • Mattapan
    • Mission Hill
    • North End
    • Roslindale
    • Roxbury
    • South Boston
    • South End
    • West End
    • West Roxbury

    2. What are the types of vehicles that do not require a title in Boston, MA?
    Any vehicle purchased before 1972 and trailers under 3000 lbs. are the types of vehicles that don’t require you to have a title to them.

    3. What paperwork do I need to donate my car in Boston?
    Ideally, we need the title/pink slip to the vehicle, but it is possible to donate without them. Just call one of our friendly vehicle donation operators toll-free at 800-304-8983 seven days a week and they will go through the whole process. On arrival the tow truck driver who is professionally licensed, bonded and insured, will help you with all paperwork and requirements.

    4. What is the procedure of releasing the liability of the vehicle I donate in Boston, Massachusetts?
    Please visit the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle website for information on the procedure you need to follow for the release of liability of your donated vehicle.

    5. Will I get a tax deduction if I donate my car in Boston?
    Your car donation in Boston made to our bona fide charitable organization, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is tax deductible. However, individual tax situations may differ and we request you to consult your tax expert about the applicability of tax deduction to you before moving forward with your car donation. Speak to a trained operator toll-free at 800-304-8983 anytime of the week.

    For information on vehicle donation in the state of Massachusetts, please refer to our Massachusetts Car Donation FAQ page.

    On behalf of all the women helped by your charitable car donations nationwide, we would like to thank you for your kindness.

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    • At Easy Rig Lease we make it simple and fair. Regardless of your past credit problems we can put you behind the wheel of your OWN semi truck or procure lease or financing for a trailer or any construction equipment. Semi truck financing and leasing is our specialty. Whether you see a semi truck listed for sale on this site, or have your eye on a semi truck for sale elsewhere, we will finance it for you. can pre-approve you for semi truck financing today! Current loan and lease offers available nationwide.
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        The year 2009 proved to be another great year for the commercial truck financing industry. How commercial truck financing works is still dominated by modes of transport, Approximately 62% of the commercial truck finance portfolio is movable property. However, since then there has been a cycle of commercial truck sales going up and down. Now we are starting to see gradual increases as the market share of commercial finance truck, machinery and industrial equipment is coming back to life. Over the last year it rose from 30.8% to 32.3% and this increase is undoubtedly the result of a clear recovery in the economy, especially when it comes to financing commercial truck. The total value of commercial financing truck last year of all vehicles exceeded 12 million (about 37% more than last year), including cars and trucks amounted to about 13 million. In this group the highest proportion of truck sales came from financing commercial trucks, about 38.6% were heavy duty trucks. After four quarters of 2006 the value of financing commercial trucks was an estimated two billion and was 45% higher than 2005. The average value of a commercial truck financing loan was over 80 thousand.
        Easy commercial truck financing is currently the fastest growing subgroup of the leasing market of road transport. Last year, over 22% of used commercial truck financing was financed through the form of leasing and the total value of financing for commercial trucks was up by an estimated 58% higher than in the last few years. These are very good results for heavy commercial truck financing. This confirms that the leases are getting better while commercial truck financing rates remain the same. The leasing sector in the market of bad commercial credit financing truck sales and service is continuing to gain popularity among most companies, especially in Tampa fl commercial truck financing is rapidly growing amongst fleet management services.
        The top companies on the leasing market of financing low commercial truck loans remain relatively low because only 10 percent increases of profit were recorded in the commercial truck loans and financing segment. According to members of the Association of leasing companies the development of the industry can use government funds to help with bad commercial credit financing truck. The high demand for owner operators is constantly growing, however it is estimated that 70 percent of owner operators do not have good credit. Owner operators are the force driving the industry that is why there has to be some form of guaranteed commercial truck financing.
        In 2006, banks that specialized in bad credit commercial truck financing lent approximately 8 billion for the purchase of over 298.3 thousand trucks. The financial result is better than that of 2005 by 2.3% and means that fewer banks sold loans (-4.4%). The average value of commercial truck financing bad credit in 2006 was 50,000 and is almost 2.5 times less than the average amount granted for car leasing. There are 2 reasons for this disparity. First, customers of banks much more often choose a mixed option (cash + credit) to finance your vehicle which is greater than leasing on its own. Second, banks have in their portfolio a significant amount of repossessed trucks that qualify for inhouse financing on commercial trucks. They are much cheaper than new ones – for example in the case of the transfer in October by Fortis Bank and fifth in the ranking of 100% share of credit provided was for repossessed trucks.
        On the market for direct financing for commercial trucks most lenders guaranteed financing on commercial trucks and successfully introduced more than 10 different promotions for new vehicles. Some of them are dedicated to selected partners while others are open for everyone.
        According to the very optimistic forecasts of commercial truck financing for bad credit sales of new trailers and trucks, including the value of their loan should be much higher than the prior year. This is mainly because too many loans were given out. A similar dynamics of growth of credit share of funding should demonstrate that bruised credit commercial truck financing is still possible, since there is no clear evidence that repossessions fell sharply and rose. Despite this, 2010 promises to be very interesting because the presidents of the largest banks, non-automotive corporations, announced a fierce competition for the lead in the market for owner operator commercial truck financing. Remember that competition is the best guarantee of high quality low price, namely the cost of credit. So it appears that they will be more accessible and hopefully give owner operators a lower interest. Taking into consideration the total number of all credit type commercial truck financing applicants that apply for loans is steadily rising, by next year there should be more commercial truck leasing financing programs because the average time for commercial financing leasing trailer truck is 36 months.


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    How to Factor Numbers: Factorization

    This factors calculator factors numbers by trial division. Follow these steps to use trial division to find the factors of a number.

    1. Find the square root of the integer number n and round up to the next whole number. Let’s call this number s .
    2. Start with the number 1 and find the corresponding factor pair: n 1 = n. So 1 and n are a factor pair because division results in a whole number with zero remainder.
    3. Do the same with the number 2 and proceed testing all integers (n 2, n 3, n 4. n s ) up through the square root rounded to s. Record the factor pairs where division results in whole integer numbers with zero remainders.
    4. When you reach n s and you have recorded all factor pairs you have successfully factored the number n .

    Example Factorization Using Trial Division

    • The square root of 18 is 4.2426, rounded up to the next whole number is 5
    • Testing the integer values 1 through 5 for division into 18 we get these factor pairs: (1 and 18), (2 and 9), (3 and 6). The factors of 18 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18.

    Factors of Negative Numbers

    All of the above information and methods apply to factoring negative numbers. Just be sure to follow the rules of multiplying and dividing negative numbers to find all factors of negative numbers. For example, the factors of -6 are (1, -6), (-1, 6), (2, -3), (-2, 3). See the Math Equation Solver Calculator and the section on Rules for Multiplication Operations .

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    See our Common Factors Calculator to find all factors of a set of numbers and learn which are the common factors.

    The Greatest Common Factor Calculator finds the greatest common factor (GCF) or greatest common divisor (GCD) of a set of numbers.

    See the Least Common Denominator Calculator to find the lowest common denominator for fractions, integers and mixed numbers.

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    We’ve seen a lot of changes in HR and payroll over the last decade alone. The Internet, electronic devices and software advances created opportunities for time savings, making our lives easier and more productive. But payroll became more complex and technology was slow to catch up.

    So we went on a mission. We sought out the best software products available for our payroll clients. We looked for a “Payroll Paradise” solution that would give our clients the latest in capability, compliance, time savings and ease of use, with plenty of room to grow.

    As a result we partnered with Evolution, the leading Payroll, HR and Tax Engine provider in the payroll industry. The combination of Evolution’s cutting-edge technology and Aloha’s expertise and service allow us to bring you … Payroll Paradise.

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    Why Become a Professional Counselor?

    What is Counseling?

    Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

    This definition of counseling was developed by the 20/20 Delegates in March 2010.

    Professional Counseling as a Career Choice

    What is professional counseling? Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

    People have many different reasons for deciding they want to become a counselor. Some people choose this career because they once had a good experience with a counselor during a difficult time in their own life and they want to pay it forward. Another person may have done some volunteer work at a crisis hotline and realized that they enjoyed both the challenges and joys of working with clients facing difficult times. Yet another person may have been told that they are a good listener and they ought to consider working as a mental health professional.

    I have always desired to become a counselor since I was five years old. I have always loved helping people A wonderful lady in our community who worked in the counseling field was instrumental in encouraging me to follow my dreams. -Barbara Mceuen

    Whatever the reasons, individuals that choose to seek a career in counseling usually have one thing in common a desire to help people work through life s challenges. Some individuals want to work primarily with children or teens. Others prefer to work with adults. Some want to work in specific settings, such as K-12 schools or college campuses. Others prefer to work in a community setting such as a mental health center or private practice setting.

    Counseling can offer the right individual a rewarding career path in a health profession that is growing. It requires a strong desire to interact with people, exceptional communication skills, and an ability to complete a graduate degree. Choosing to become a professional counselor is a commitment to yourself, to others, and to society as a whole.

    But choosing to become a counselor is just one of the choices that prospective students must make. Student will need to consider all of the different specializations in counseling with their varying work environments. School counselors work in K-12 educational environments (schools), while clinical mental health counselors may work in private practice, a hospital setting, or some other community agency.

    Follow these links to learn more about the field of Counseling and the job outlook for counselors.

    If you are already a professional counselor, please share with us your reasons for becoming one. Follow the link to the Contact Us site and choose Why I became a counselor in the contact type. We will feature these on this section of the website in the future.

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    How to Respond to a Pennsylvania Traffic Citation

    Traffic citations are one of those annoying things you just need to deal with. If you are guilty of the offense, pay your fine. However, if you want to fight your ticket, then you should enter a not guilty plea and prepare for your trial. Remember to hire a traffic ticket attorney if you feel overwhelmed or are unsure about how to prepare for your trial.

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    Method One of Three:
    Paying Your Traffic Fine Edit

    Ask if you can pay in installments. Most courts will let you pay in monthly installments if you can’t afford to pay your entire ticket all at once. To set up an installment plan, stop into traffic court and appear before the judge. Take your citation with you. [1]

    • The citation will tell you which court you should appear at.

    Pay in person. You can stop into the court and pay using a money order, personal check, debit card, or credit card. Look at your ticket to see where you must go to pay. [2] Make sure to get a receipt for your payment.

    Pay by mail instead. Stopping into court might be inconvenient. In that situation, you can pay by mail. You’ll need to check the “guilty” box on the ticket. Read the instructions carefully. [3]

    • You can pay through the mail using a check or money order.

    Pay online if that is an option. Some courts might let you pay online. This can be particularly convenient if you want to pay using a debit or credit card but don’t want to stop into the court. Check the court’s website to see if online payment is an option. [4]

    Method Two of Three:
    Pleading Not Guilty Edit

    Read the code sections you were cited for violating. Before deciding to fight your ticket, you should realistically assess whether you in fact broke the law. Look at your ticket to see what section of the Pennsylvania legal code you allegedly violated. You can read the law online.

    • Look to see if the law has any vague terms you can argue about. For example, you might have been cited for reckless driving. [5] The term “reckless” is open to interpretation. You can argue that your behavior—whatever it was—doesn’t rise to the level of recklessness.

    Enter a not guilty plea. Contact the appropriate court to check how you can enter your plea. Generally, you need to stop into the court in person to enter a not guilty plea, but some courts will let you enter the plea by mail, phone, or online. [6]

    • Avoid delay. You only get 10 days to enter your not guilty plea. If you miss the deadline, then you’ll be guilty.

    Post collateral with the court. You’ll need to pay the traffic ticket fine and any court costs upfront. If you win at trial, the ticket fine will be refunded to you. [7] However, you won’t get the court costs back.

    Attend a pretrial conference, if necessary. In some courts, you need to attend a conference where you’ll discuss possibly pleading guilty to the traffic charge. In exchange, the prosecutor will offer reduced penalties. You don’t have to accept any plea deal, though you should consider it. [8]

    • If you can’t reach an agreement, then the judge will set a date for your trial.

    Hire a lawyer, if necessary. A traffic ticket lawyer can be a big help. They will know what evidence to collect to bolster your case, and they understand the trial process. However, it might not make financial sense to hire a traffic attorney, especially if the fine is low.

    • To find an attorney, contact the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s lawyer referral service at 800-692-7375, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. [9]
    • Also check if you can hire the lawyer for an hour of advice. They might be willing to walk you through the process of going to trial.

    Method Three of Three:
    Fighting the Ticket at Your Trial Edit

    Gather evidence. You’ll need to present proof that you aren’t guilty of the traffic violation. The evidence you use will depend on the circumstances. Consider the following:

    • If you were stopped for speeding, you can make several arguments. For example, you might claim the cop pulled over the wrong car.
    • You might also argue that the technology used to clock you is error-prone. Look at your ticket and see if VASCAR technology was used. This technology is often wrong. [10]

    Find witnesses. You can also have people testify on your behalf at trial. Get their names and telephone numbers, so you can notify them of the trial date. For example, try to identify any of the following, who will make great witnesses:

    • If someone was in the car with you, they can testify about what you did. For example, they can testify you weren’t speeding.
    • Another person on the road or on the sidewalk can testify as to how you were driving. A witness like this, who doesn’t know you, is often very persuasive.

    Make an opening statement . If you have a lawyer, they will handle everything for you at trial, including the opening statement. Otherwise, you’ll want to preview for the judge what the evidence will be. A good opening statement shouldn’t be any longer than necessary.

    • Avoid making arguments. Instead, you should simply lay out a roadmap of what the evidence will be.
    • Use the phrase, “As the evidence will show….” For example, “As the evidence will show, I was going only 44 miles per hour. You’ll hear from Alice Joyce, who was a passenger in the car. She will testify that she bent forward to change the radio station and saw the speedometer right before I was pulled over.”

    Cross-examine witnesses. The prosecutor should put on witnesses first. Typically, they will call the officer who pulled you over. You will have a chance to cross-examine them. [11] Consider what you hope to achieve with cross-examination:

    • You might want to ask the cop a series of questions about your car. For example, have them explain the make, model, year, and color. You can also ask the cop what the weather was like or what you were wearing. If the officer makes a mistake, then you can argue later that they couldn’t really see that you were speeding.
    • You can also challenge how the cop measured your speed. For example, ask when was the last time they calibrated their speed gun. VASCAR technology should be calibrated every 60 days. [12]

    Present your own case. You get to go second. Call any of your witnesses and ask them questions. You may also testify on your own behalf. If you have a lawyer, they will ask you questions. However, if you are representing yourself, then you will need to give your testimony in the form of a speech.

    Make a closing argument . This is your chance to pull together all of the evidence and explain to the judge how it supports your case. The prosecutor should go first, and you’ll go second. [13]

    • Remember to explain away any negative information that came out. For example, you might have admitted to the cop that you were speeding. On the witness stand, you might have clarified that you misspoke because you were nervous.

    Receive the verdict. The judge should deliver the verdict soon after all evidence has been submitted. If you win, the collateral you posted will be returned to you and your driving record will not be affected.

    • If you lose, you can appeal to the Court of Common Pleas. [14] Ask the court clerk how to appeal.

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    What movers can t move during the moving process

    Written by Anna Stephens

    At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. we strive to provide our customers a successful, stress-free, and safe moving day. For these reasons, along with certain rules and regulations, there are a few items that our movers will not move.

    We highly recommend speaking to your movers well in advance about the items that you are unsure of in order to avoid any confusion or conflict on your moving day. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to make other arrangements.

    Here is a list of items that our movers are not able to transport:

    • Any flammable, explosive, or corrosive items. Some items in this category include propane, paint, car batteries, antifreeze, household cleaners, weed killer, and ammunition. Federal law prohibits the transportation of these items, so under no circumstances will it be moved.
    • Gasoline-filled engines or machines. Any items that run on gasoline must be emptied prior to move day. Items such as lawnmowers, grills, tractors, or mopeds must be completely empty in order for movers to transport them.
    • Any living thing. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of your plants and animals, we do not transport any type of plant or pet, including potted plants.
    • Perishable foods. We have banned food from our trucks to prevent rotting, spoiling, or producing odors in the truck.
    • Sensitive or sentimental: Items such as cash, jewelry, insurance papers, or birth certificates.
    • Prescription drugs. We do not move prescriptions to prevent any emergencies where you may need to access these medications.

    We have highlighted these items in our animated video to help you prepare for your successful move. Please watch below to view a detailed list.

    It’s important to note that certain franchises may have different policies regarding non-allowable items. For a complete list of items that movers are not able to transport on your moving day, please contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office .

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    How to Become a Travel Nurse

    It’s true: there is a job that enables you to travel the country in a high-paying position while also helping people – that of the travel nurse. Travel nurses work as temporary fill-ins for people on sick or maternity leave. They also assist during local emergencies or nursing staff shortages. To become a travel nurse, you must be a registered nurse with a year or more of work experience. The job qualifications correspond with the area of a nurse’s specialty – essentially the same duties the nurse would have within a healthcare establishment closer to home.

    It is also possible to work outside of the United States, although in general nurses tend to make significantly more money within the United States. Whether at home or abroad, travel nursing has excellent benefits, including the chance to gain useful and unique professional experience while seeing new places, and meeting new people.


    • A hospital-based nursing school, which are becoming less common and usually take four years to complete
    • An associate degree in nursing, which generally takes two years after completing prerequisite courses (followed by another 1-2 years of schooling for a bachelor’s degree)
    • A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), which generally takes four years

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) considers a bachelor’s degree to be the minimum requirement for any career in nursing.

    After becoming an RN (and passing the NCLEX-RN exam), an individual can choose to specialize in an area of interest such as acute care, surgery, pediatrics or cardiac care through work experience or by getting a master’s degree in nursing (MSN).


    Most travel nursing agencies require applicants to have at least one year of hands-on experience in the applicant’s chosen area of nursing. Many travel nursing agencies also require a bachelor’s degree in nursing, as that is the minimum requirement for employment as an RN in some states.

    Licensing and/or Certification

    The NCLEX-RN certification exam, also referred to as the nursing boards, must be passed in order to receive licensure. A multistate licensure agreement known as the Nurse Licensure Compact allows licensed RNs interested in becoming travel nurses to work in other states that have agreed to the compact, as long as their licenses and continuing education credits are up to date. Specific state requirements vary so check the Nurse Licensure Compact regarding the state where you’d like to work. Most travel nursing agencies assist you in obtaining the required licensure for the assignment.

    Necessary Skills and Qualities

    Flexibility and the ability to work in a variety of locations and settings are two qualities that are important in travel nursing. Excellent communication skills are a must, as travel nurses need to understand both the medical and social needs of patients. Travel nurses need to be able to adapt quickly to a new environment and be skilled at learning new technology systems. As with all nurses, travel nurses should be detail oriented and skilled in analysis. Additionally, it is advantageous to understand the local language if international travel is desired.

    Opportunities for Advancement

    Travel nursing, like all fields of nursing, offers many opportunities for advancement and continuing education. Nurses who choose to continue their education can become nurse practitioners or nurse educators. If they want more variety, they can gain additional certification in their current specialty or seek training in another specialty. In all cases, the unique résumé of the travel nurse opens new opportunities in clinical, educational or management careers.

    If you would like to gain the necessary education to become a travel nurse, we highly recommend that you check out our free School Finder Tool located HERE.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median salary for RNs is currently $66,640. The top 10% earn an average salary of $98,880. Because travel nurses are often hired for critical needs, a travel nurse often earns significantly more than the median. In addition, there is usually an attractive benefits package that includes housing, medical and/or dental coverage, meal subsidies, retirement savings plans, bonuses and other perks. Travel RNs are usually guaranteed a minimum number of hours for every assignment.

    There is a shortage of RNs in all areas of nursing. Advances in technology that allow people to live longer, along with the increasing age of the baby boomer generation, have increased the need for nurses. Because of this, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job growth outlook for registered nurses will be around 16% between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average. Travel nurses can expect a comparable rate of growth. There has been an increase of RNs entering the job market so in general, nurses with a bachelor’s degree will have better prospects.

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    Holli Sowerby EdD, RN is an assistant professor of nursing at Weber State University. Her research interests include the perceptions of graduates regarding laboratory simulation experiences and the effectiveness of simulation.

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    Texas Felony

    Texas classifies its felonies into four categories. These are weighed according to their seriousness and the number of offenses committed. Capital felonies top the list of categories with the most severe of punishments. A person under this category is subject to the death penalty or life in prison without parole. In the case of capital felonies, the jury will be informed to whether or not the prosecution seeks the death penalty, if not then the jury will be informed that the sentencing of life in prison is mandatory.

    First Degree Felonies
    First degree felonies are punishable by life in prison or a sentence of no more than ninety-nine years and no less than five years in prison. In addition to a jail sentence, an individual may also be subject to a fine of no more than ten thousand dollars.

    Second Degree Felonies
    Those who fall under second degree felonies are subject to punishment by imprisonment through the institutional division of a term of no more than twenty years and no less than two years. A fine may also be given along with a jail sentence. In the case of second degree felonies, a fine can be as much as ten thousand dollars but no more.

    Third Degree Felonies
    Third degree felonies are punishable by up to ten years in a state prison but no less than two years. This sentence may also be served through the institutional division. Like other felonies, third degree felonies can also have a fine implemented. This fine can be as much as ten thousand dollars but no more.

    Texas law states that a person can be found guilty of a third degree felony if a deadly weapon was used or if the person was previously found guilty of a felony as listed in the Code of Criminal Procedure. If this is found then a person is housed in a state jail rather than a state prison.

    Texas Record Sealing
    Public policy allows some criminal records to be legally sealed for public viewing. This allows an individual to be more productive in life and to not be restrained by arrest records. Texas calls this sealing of arrest records non-disclosure. Once a record is sealed, only specific government agencies may have access to the contents within the files. No other persons will have access to the files.

    It will then appear that the arrest or conviction never happened. Record sealing is available upon eligibility and request. Court requirements must be met and the proper paper work must be filled out correctly. The court has the right to reject an application for a sealing, if it is in the interest of the court.

    To be eligible a conviction must have been acquitted, reversed in court, legally pardoned, or dismissed. Those who do not meet these requirements are most often not eligible for record sealing. Juvenile records can almost always be sealed if the crime was committed when the individual was under the age of eighteen.

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