CAPELLA WASHINGTON D.C., GEORGETOWN, THE FIRST U.S. CAPELLA BRANDED HOTEL OPENS WITH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, APRIL 3rd, 2013

Capella Hotels and Resorts (http://www.capellahotels.com) and (Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown’s ownership, D.C. based, Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC) celebrated the unveiling of this latest elegant addition, Capella Washington, D.C. (1050 31st Street, NW Washington, DC 20007), to the capital city on April 3rd, 2013. Guests who attended the opening were part of a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hotel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with welcome remarks from Horst Schulze , Chairman and CEO of Capella Hotels & Resorts and Bruce F. Bradley of Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC, the hotel owners. After the welcome remarks by Schulze and Bradley, guests were invited to inscribe their wishes and messages on lighted lanterns placed around the hotel to herald the opening of the property. To symbolize the property as open, Schulze and Bradley cut a colorful floral garland specially prepared by MultiFlor Inc. Guests were also treated to personal tours of the property and tastings of signature dishes courtesy of The Grill Room‘s Chef Jacob Esko .

CAPELLA HOTELS AND RESORTS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: Bruce Bradley, Horst Schulze, and Alex Obertop at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown (Photographed Left to Right).  (PRNewsFoto/Capella Hotels and Resorts, Tony Brown/imijphoto.com)

CAPELLA HOTELS AND RESORTS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: Bruce Bradley, Horst Schulze, and Alex Obertop at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown (Photographed Left to Right). (PRNewsFoto/Capella Hotels and Resorts, Tony Brown/imijphoto.com)

Guest rooms and suites that were showcased featured luxury products and couture labels courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue. Visitors were also shown guest room environments specially tailored for business travelers, in-room health and wellness options by Fuse Pilates, romantic room settings ideal for couples or honeymooners replete with in-room candlelit dinner and much more.

The new hotel’s prime location, bordering the historic C&O Canal in Georgetown, provides business and leisure guests with easy access to all of Washington, including the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, the U.S. Capitol and White House, The World Bank and other international organizations, federal government agencies and financial and business districts.

The interior design for the intimate 49-room hotel was conceptualized by Peter Silling of Peter Silling & Associates Hotel Interior Design Ltd. in collaboration with Capella and Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC., and is inspired by the history of American architecture. Silling brought the hotel to life by depicting the evolution of this genre through the use of original contemporary art and furniture design blended with the more classic feel of the brownstone building’s industrial exterior. Design emphasizes charming details — the Living Room’s antique parquet floor is reclaimed from a European castle, and the hotel is filled with specially commissioned artwork. Timeless pewter and gold tones are carried throughout the hotel and into the individually designed guest rooms, which have been crafted to resemble elegant private residences. Silling’s design is also focused on providing a high level of guest comfort with rooms and suites featuring ample living and work space, plush furniture, modern amenities, technology and guest services. On the rooftop, you’ll find a laid-back lounge as well as a relaxation pool with rainfall showers. Continue reading

Kmart Teams up with March of Dimes as Official Partner of Mothers Day and Fathers Day and Celebrates Healthy Babies

Every Baby is Born To Do Something Great! 

That’s the inspiring message of the March of Dimes “imbornto” Campaign now in Kmart stores. Shoppers can donate at the cash register to support the March of Dimes work to help more babies be born healthy.  (More information can be found at www.imbornto.com.)

imbornto also provides consumers nationwide the opportunity to shop at Kmart stores around the U.S. for gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, while supporting the March of Dimes. The imbornto campaign builds on Kmart’s three-decade commitment to improving children’s health. Kmart’s associates and customers have raised more than $106 million for the March of Dimes over the past 30 years.

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The March of Dimes was established in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and went on to fund the development of the first safe and effective polio vaccines before turning to its mission to improve the health of babies. It is also the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org. Today, the March of Dimes is hard at work to prevent the epidemic of premature birth, which affects nearly a half million babies every year.

Kmart is also the top fund raiser and corporate sponsor of March for Babies which is held in more than 750 communities on the last weekend in April of each year.  Support for March for Babies is part of Kmart for Kidssm, the umbrella program for Kmart’s philanthropic initiatives, which focuses on improving children’s health and wellness.

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“Kmart is giving back to the communities they serve,” says Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “With the support of Kmart’s customers and associates, we can fund cutting-edge research and community programs that prevent disease and improve the health of babies.

For three decades Kmart has been committed to March for Babies and improving children’s health and wellness,” said Ron Boire, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and President, Sears and Kmart Formats. “Year-after-year, our associates, customers and SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS℠ Members embrace the driving principle on which the March of Dimes was founded – many people giving a little can make a huge impact.”

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Kmart encourages people to participate in March for Babies or the new imbornto Campaign at any Kmart store nationwide through June 22, 2013. For more information on how to donate, put together a team, or find the nearest March for Babies Walk, visit www.kmart.com/marchofdimes orwww.marchforbabies.org . To follow March of Dimes on SHOP YOUR WAY, go towww.shopyourway.com/marchofdimes .

For more information visit the company’s website at  www.kmart.com  | Sears Holdings Corporation website at  www.searsholdings.com  | Facebook: www.facebook.com/kmartFind The March of Dimes on Facebook and follow on Twitter .

Web Site: http://www.marchforbabies.org/

For When Your Accessories Need Accessories…. (And You Know They Do!)

M-Edge Will Launch Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC First and HTC One in April

Unveiling their debut line of accessories for Android smartphones, M-Edge announced they will have cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC First and HTC One hitting stores in April. As the market for smartphone accessories heats up, M-Edge is aggressively expanding their offerings in the wireless category, selling products at medgestore.com and retailers nationwide including AT&T, Best Buy, Target, and Staples.

Unveiling their debut line of accessories for Android smartphones, M-Edge announced today they will have cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One hitting stores in April.  (PRNewsFoto/M-Edge)

Unveiling their debut line of accessories for Android smartphones, M-Edge announced today they will have cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One hitting stores in April. (PRNewsFoto/M-Edge)

Echo Case: This dual layer case consists of a co-molded hard outer shell and a soft interior, which offers twice the protection and absorbs shocks and drops. With patterned accents and bright colors, this case shows off your HTC One or Galaxy S4 to perfection.

Stripped Case:  This “barely there” case utilizes materials never before seen in a phone case.  Catch a glimpse of your device through a clear Eco-Resin(TM) panel with reclaimed elements such as gold flakes, bamboo, and florals encased inside.

ShellShockCase: If you dress your phone to match your sports gear, this case is for you. Shocks around the perimeter of this case are designed to enhance the phone’s performance with a unique suspension system that flexes on impact. Using athletic technology, the impact-resistant ShellShock makes a drop a dribble.

M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish says, “Entering the fast-growing Android smartphone market has long been a goal for us – and we wanted to do it in a way that infused the market with edgy materials and design. Each case will solve a specific problem for the customer, and solve it in style.”

M-Edge’s collection of cases for Android smartphones will range in price from $35 to $50. To sign up to be notified of these upcoming products, visit medgestore.com or follow M-Edge on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Continue reading