ORLANDO, FLA. (Mar. 18, 2013) –– Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, brought the faces of rock legends from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today to the walls of The Palm Restaurant last week in Orlando, Fla. This tradition of caricatures began at The Palm’s founding restaurant in New York City in 1926 and continues at their 28 locations in the United States, Mexico City and London.
Famous faces—including those of renowned artists David Jenkins of Pablo Cruise, John Cafferty of the Beaver Brown Band, Taylor Dayne, Ed Kowalczyk formerly of Live, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Bret Michaels of Poison—joined Orange Lake’s top sales and marketing executives for a private party at The Palm Restaurant where they unveiled caricatures of each star. These entertainers then performed live for more than 1,000 employees and guests at the company’s annual sales and marketing celebration—the SAMMYS—at Hard Rock LIVE last Thursday evening.
John Sutherland, Orange Lake Resort’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, heads up the annual event to honor his teams from Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Gatlinburg and Las Vegas. Together, they celebrate their success in fueling the company’s growth which now boasts 10 resorts and more than 170,000 owners.
Sutherland says, “The management team at The Palm Restaurant knows how to do hospitality. We’re excited to have hosted our annual private party for the 5th year at The Palm. The restaurant is also host to many of our quarterly dinners and some of our company’s own famous faces have adorned their walls. The Palm’s proximity to Hard Rock LIVE has created the perfect fit for hosting our annual SAMMYS event. And, with the help of the Entertainment Group at Hard Rock LIVE, the talent we secured this year and production services provided are top-notch in this market. There’s no better way to show our teams that the hard work they do is important, noticed and appreciated than by celebrating our top performers at The Palm and topping it off with a party at Hard Rock LIVE in their honor.”
For more information on careers with Orange Lake Resorts and Holiday Inn Club Vacations, contact Carolyn Argo at 407-905-1456.
About Orange Lake Resorts and Holiday Inn Club Vacations
Holiday Inn Club Vacations was created in 2008 as a strategic alliance between IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Orange Lake Resorts, a leader within the timeshare industry with more than 30 years of proven success. Holiday Inn Club Vacation’s flagship property in Orlando, Fla., located next to Walt Disney World® Resort, was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson. A 1,450-acre golf, water park and sports resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort includes 2,478 villas with the ability to expand to 4,500 villas. Other resort locations include Lake Geneva, Wis., Panama City Beach and Marco Island, Fla., Brownsville, Vt., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Gatlinburg, Tenn., Las Vegas, Nev.,Galveston, Texas and an additional resort in Panama City Beach, Fla. Holiday Inn Club members, owners of timeshare intervals at Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts, enjoy access to these eight resort locations, plus IHG’s network of more than 4,500 hotels worldwide and RCI’s network of more than 4,000 resorts. Holiday Inn Club Vacations will continue to look for opportunities to expand their Member Resorts to top North American destination locations. For more information on Holiday Inn Club Vacations, visit www.hiclubvacations.com, or Stay SOCIAL and visit the brand’s page on Facebook, see vacation experiences come to life on YouTube on hiclubvacations TV, follow @hiclubvacations on Twitter or pin with the brand on Pinterest.
About The Palm Restaurant
Boasting a rich 87-year history still owned and operated by members of the Bozzi and Ganzi families, The Palm finds continued success staying true to their simple, original philosophy: “treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations.” What began as a restaurant became a legend – a place to not only enjoy an excellent meal but also catch up with old friends, meet new ones, close business deals and celebrate family milestones. Today, there are 25 locations across the continental United States, as well as international outposts in Mexico City (2) and London.
For more information, please contact The Brooks Group at 212-768-0860 or visit www.thepalm.com.