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Hip Hotel (Toronto, Ontario) matches up Solo Travelers for City Adventures

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The World
— A Private Residential Community at Sea — will spend six weeks (May and June 2006) visiting Southeast Asia ports

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Seattle's "Senior Moments Package"

THE WORLD — A Private Residential Community at Sea — will spend six weeks (May and June 2006) discovering 38 impressive ports of Southeast Asia.

Here's a sampling of this magnificent itinerary:

Guests vacationing aboard THE WORLD can choose from several recommended travel dates while in China, which will provide ample time for an extensive overview of the country, its culture and traditions, including:

Beijing to Shanghai: May 10-20

Residents and Guests can explore the bustling city of Beijing, before sailing to Qingdao on May 15. Qingdao, a beautiful seaside city on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula, is the place from where passengers can set off on a day excursion to Laoshan Mountain, which lies to the east of the city. Extending 54 miles around Laoshan Mountain, the coastline is dotted with 18 islands, providing a marvelous panorama. An important center of Taoism in China for many centuries, Laoshan Mountain houses two famous temples with a male and female god in each one, believed to bestow a spouse upon whoever prays before them. Also noteworthy is the impressive Taiquing Palace whose 140 rooms and halls were built during the reign of the first Emperor of the Northern Song Dynasty about 1,000 years ago. Residents and Guests can embark on a rare journey to understand the ancient – and almost extinct – religious art form of Taoism through this excursion, led by an authentic Lao Tao master. The tour promises a rare insight into an important part of Chinese culture. Following Qingdao, the vessel cruises The Yellow Sea for a day, before arriving in Shanghai on May 18

THE WORLD, the only private residential community at sea with a continuous worldwide itinerary, offers an unusual vacation opportunity — own a home or rent a private residence for a unique vacation experience with ambiance much like that of a private yacht, seaside villa or exclusive country club.

Three styles of accommodations: two and three-bedroom private apartments; one and two-bedroom studio apartments; and veranda studios are available.

For the complete 2006 itinerary and more information about residential purchase options and rental stays onboard, click: THE WORLD

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The SoHo Metropolital Hotel introduces unique activity program for guests traveling alone.

Traveling alone to Toronto for business, a shopping getaway or simply to experience this world-class city?

The ultra-luxury, 89-room SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, located in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district, has unveiled its “Solo at the SoHo Met” concierge program designed to cater to visitors traveling to Toronto by themselves.

This program coordinates exciting dining and entertainment excursions for travelers interested in exploring Toronto in the company of likeminded guests of the hotel.

The Solo at the SoHo Met program is not a dating service, but rather social activity guide set within a hip, urban hotel.

The Solo at the SoHo Met concierge will develop a weekly itinerary of events occurring within the hotel and the city for hotel guests to explore together.

Excursions can include:

· Dinner for two or more at award-winning Senses Restaurant located beside the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
· Wine tastings at the ultra-hip Senses Bar
· General manager-hosted group dinners/cocktail hours at Senses Restaurant/Bar (subject to availability)
· Theatre outings in the world’s third largest theatre district.

Outings can include much-hyped Broadway productions such as Evita, plays and musicals in smaller, more intimate Toronto theatres, as well as Second City improvisational comedy

· City tours
· City festivals and events, such as the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival or the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
· Shopping expeditions in Yorkville, St. Lawrence or Kensington Markets, along Queen Street West or anywhere your shopping heart desires
· Unique tradeshows and exhibits around town. A visit to the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario
· Golf rounds at nearby courses
· Tennis matches at nearby courts

Travelers wishing to take advantage of the Solo at the SoHo Met program are encouraged to call or visit the hotel’s concierge desk to learn more about the weekly itinerary of events, the prices of each activity and how to sign up.
Guests will also receive information about the program upon check-in.

Summer rates begin at $250 for a deluxe room. For more information or to book a reservation, call (866) SOHO-MET (866-764-6638) or visit

Situated 566 feet above sea level on the northern shore of beautiful Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is home to over 100 cultures. The city offers tourists numerous unique attractions, museums, galleries, theatres, special sites, theme parks, markets, world-class shopping and more.

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Seattle's "Senior Moments Package"

Is a visit to Seattle on your wish list?

Consider soaking in some of Seattle’s finest: Benaroya Hall and McCaw Hall, both acoustically superb for taking in the Symphony and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Seattle Center and the Space Needle where one can get a bird’s eye view of Mount Rainer, Puget Sound and Seattle from 650 feet above ground. The world famous Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum offer a look into some of our famous musical baby boomers as well as a glimpse into Paul Allen’s own art collection.

Free bus service takes Seniors to the nearby waterfront (also within walking distance) where the Seattle Aquarium, sightseeing boats and Washington State Ferries are daily amusements. And don’t forget the cultural activities; from the 5th Avenue Theatre to Seattle Repertory Theater, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.

The Seattle Senior Moments Package includes a beautifully appointed classic or deluxe guestroom, cocktails and an appetizer for two (Traveling solo? Do justice to cocktails and an appetizer for two and skip dinner!) in Oliver’s award-winning cocktail bar and a beautiful Mayflower Park journal to document the magical moments created during your stay.

Rates for the Mayflower Park Hotel’s Seattle Senior Moments Package start at $179 for a classic guestroom with one queen bed and $199 for a deluxe guestroom with one or two queen beds.
Retail cost on this package starts at $239, so the savings exceed $50.00.

Rates are based on a space available basis, exclude tax and are good through December 30, 2006. To make reservations: call (206) 382-6990, (800) 426-5100 or visit

Built in 1927 and located at 405 Olive Way, the beautifully renovated Mayflower Park Hotel is one of the last remaining locally owned and independent hotels in the Seattle area.

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