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Hot Springs Music Festival, "Sound & Fury"

May 13th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


Come visit Hot Springs for the fourteenth season of the Hot Springs Music Festival.  This festival starts on May 31st and continues to June 13th.  The music festival combines the talent of over 250 international musicians.  The festival “pairs world-class mentor musicians from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties with especially talented pre-professional apprentices.”  The festival takes place anywhere and everywhere throughout  Hot Springs.   Venues  include churches, historic buildings, hotel ballrooms, art galleries, and many open-air spaces.  Last year over 20,000 people attended the festival and about another 6.4 million listened to the festival broadcast on the radio.  In February 2001, an hour long Public Broadcast Service documentary, focusing on this festival, debuted.  This documentary, “The Sound of Dreams,” continues to be broadcast nationwide.  For more information about this festival and a list of events check out the Hot Springs Music Festival website.

 

Lookout Point is a proud sponsor of this event, and we encourage everyone to go to this one-of-a-kind music festival.  To book a room at Lookout Point and experience this festival call us at 501-525-6155 or check out our website!

-Kyrie

Rainy Weather at Lookout Point

May 3rd, 2009 by Ray Rosset


 Rain rain go away.  Come back another day.  Even though the rain  was greatly needed to drown out the pollen in the air, it makes for icky days outside.  Even with all the rain, the spirit of our guests is not soggy.  Just this morning we had a couple interested in hiking in the rain.  We suggested they take a trip to Lake Catherine and hike to the beautiful waterfall.  Since we have had so much rain the past few days, the waterfall should be flowing and make for a great place to hike to.  Speaking of hiking, mentioned in an earlier Lookout Point blog, we introduced our newest package, the “waterfalls and picnic package.”  This package is a very adventerous one that leads to many of the great waterfalls in Arkansas.  Even though this package is intended for the sunny days of the season, it goes to show that even rainy days are great for waterfall exploring as well.  Call the inn (501-525-6155) to reserve your Waterfalls & Picnic Package!

-Kyrie

Innkeepers Continue to Learn at the PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) Conference

April 2nd, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Visiting the PAII trade show, Atlanta
Visiting the PAII trade show, Atlanta

Ray & I are attending a terrific innkeepers conference–the annual meeting of the best minds in the innkeeping industry at the Professional Association of Innkeepers International  Conference, held this year in Atlanta.  Oh my gosh, my head is spinning with the terrific, cutting edge ideas that I’ve learned, particulary in the technology field.   Hmmm…. link the blog with my Facebook page and Twitter, plus upload area videos on 40plus sites.  When I entered this beloved profession of innkeeping, I had NO CONCEPT of the need to become techno savvy!   Yet I’m learning, and will continue to learn.  While still seeking to serve great breakfasts and the finest in care and hospitality to our wonderful guests. 

A very fun aspect of the PAII conference is the trade show.  Peter Deneen (0ur potter), featured in the photo, has created some great new colors of mugs that we ordered.  What other trade show can you tweak your online presence, order vacuum cleaners, taste waffles, and touch wonderful high thread count sheets?    Of course, when we attend these exciting conferences, we return to Lookout Point Lakeside Inn with about 50 action plans to implement.  We learn so much from fellow innkeepers.  Yet we also learn lots of tips and ideas from our guests.  If you have creative ideas for your favorite :) innkeepers, we’d love to see your comments. 
We look forward to our return to the inn on Saturday, and especially give thanks to our wonderful staff (especially Tricia, Warren, & Susan) for taking great care of the inn and guests in our absence.
Kristie

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas

March 12th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

The First Ever 6th Annual Worlds Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade fills downtown Hot Springs with green, laughter, and entertainment as the parade begins and ends on the worlds shortest street, Bridge Street.  Celebrities include Grand Marshall John Ratzenberger, the famous San Diego Chicken, and the Irish Elvi (multiple Elvis impersonators).  I’m not sure of the Irish connection with the Chicken, but heck, it’s all in good fun.  We attended the parade last year, and part of the fun was watching the many dogs adorned in all sorts of Irish garb.  Some looked mighty embarrassed.  Luck of the Irish in Hot  Springs
If you can make it to Hot Springs for the St. Pat’s parade, Lookout Point has two rooms remaining available:  the Evening Shade Room and the Hot Springs Suite.  Just give us a call to make the reservation.  501-525-6155.  Following the parade, you’ll even see green fireworks.

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