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The most expensive ski resorts in North America
A resort in Utah has claimed the top spot on a new survey from CheapHotels.org. Located in Utah's Park City, Deer Valley has earned the title of North America's most expensive ski resort. In coming up with the rankings, the survey looked at all important ski resorts in the USA and Canada. Then, using the month of February as its comparison point, the survey ranked the resorts according to their lodging cost.
1. Deer Valley (UT) $395
2. Snowbird (UT) $312
3. Beaver Creek (CO) $289
4. Vail (CO) $281
5. Squaw Valley (CA) $215
6. Canyons (UT) $214
7. Aspen Snowmass (CO) $186
8. Jackson Hole (WY) $178
9. Kicking Horse (BC) $176
10. Copper Mountain (CO) $174
11. Panorama (BC) $169
12. Breckridge (CO) $166
13. Big Sky (MT) $165
14. Whistler (BC) $159
15. Silver Star (BC) $156
16. Fernie (BC) $155
17. Mont Tremblant (QC) §145
18. Crested Butte (CO) $139
19. Steamboat (CO) $137
20. Keystone (CO) $124
About the survey
The survey was conducted on January 15-17, 2014. For all important ski resorts in the USA and Canada, the average price for the cheapest available double room was established for February 2014. Only those hotels rated two stars or higher, and only those located inside the respective ski resorts, were considered. Hotel rates were established based on a search of the leading hotel-booking sites: Expedia, Priceline and Orbitz.
Onsite health clinic opens at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
On Thursday, Jan. 23, employees of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of a new onsite health clinic established for them and their dependents exclusively. Managed and operated by onsite health promotion provider, Healthstat, the onsite clinic will allow Jackson Rancheria eligible employees and dependents to have access to acute and urgent care where they work as well as disease management and health risk counseling.
Not only does having a health center located at work save time, patient wait times average less than 15 minutes so productivity increases and employees get back to work faster. The clinic is located inside Jackson Rancheria's main office on New York Ranch Road in Jackson, Calif.
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will cover the cost of services provided at the onsite clinic, which means employees save money, too. Jackson Rancheria currently has over 2000 individuals on its health plan who are eligible to participate in the Healthstat onsite program.
Rich Hoffman, CEO at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, said, "Our employees are our top priority and we want to do everything possible to keep them healthy and happy. We look forward to working with Healthstat to get employees and their families engaged in their personal health and considering the clinic not just a convenience but as an exceptional employment benefit."
Healthstat CEO Crockett Dale said, "Patient health engagement and making positive behavioral change is the key to improving the health and well being of individuals and the companies they work for. Healthstat looks forward to achieving this for Jackson Rancheria."
Operating more than 300 workplace health and wellness centers nationwide, Healthstat focuses its workplace health and wellness solutions on patient health engagement and behavioral modification. By doing so, patients become and remain healthy more quickly and successfully, which produces productivity improvements and cost reductions for employers.
Cachet Hotel Group takes full ownership of URBN Brand in Shanghai
Cachet Hotel Group (CHG) announced the completion of the acquisition of URBN Hotel in Shanghai by CHG's co-founder Robert Roche. The transaction was announced as an all cash buyout for an undisclosed sum.
URBN Hotel is a gold standard for eco-tourism located in the heart of Shanghai where it draws design-focused business and leisure travelers from all over the world. Occupying a converted factory warehouse, URBN uses 100 percent recycled and locally sourced materials and is China's first carbon neutral hotel.
In a recent statement, CHG's CEO Alexander Mirza indicated, "URBN Hotel has been one of the most awarded hotels in Shanghai, this acquisition presents a great opportunity for CHG to expand on its reputation and ensure we expand this brand throughout China and South East Asia."
URBN Hotel has undergone renovation to their guest rooms under the direction of CHG's celebrity fashion designer, Jay Godfrey, and will gradually reopen for business starting January 25, 2014.
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