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Bags Valet at the Grand Bohemian

Enjoy Bags valet services at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. And guests can book Bags VIP luggage delivery service before or after their trip.Bags is pleased to announce our new partnership with the illustrious and sophisticated Grand Bohemian Hotel located in the middle of Orlando’s thriving downtown district. As of September 2014, Bags Parking & Guest Services is managing the valet staff and operations for one of Condé Nast Traveler‘s Top 20 Hotels in Florida.

Bags Inc. started more than 20 years ago as a valet parking company. The Parking and Guest Services arm of our company continues to be a leading service provider in more than 250 U.S. cities. From the moment they arrive, guests of the Grand Bohemian will receive first-rate customer service from Bags valet agents. Our highly trained team members—trusted to provide services for world-class hotels and resorts across the country—provide unparalleled valet services while utilizing leading-edge technology with capabilities such as text-request vehicle retrieval and options for mobile payments.

Enjoy Bags valet services at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. And guests can book Bags VIP luggage delivery service before or after their trip.Looking to the future, Bags will soon provide our airline check-in service to the already amazing list of offers from the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Bags cross-trains guest service agents in all of the services we provide, creating a seamless travel experience for guests of the hotel from the moment they arrive at the Grand Bohemian until they return home.

Interested in visiting Orlando? Check out the Grand Bohemian Hotel for your stay, and look for Bags agents in the valet loop. For more information, click here. Guests can also book Bags VIP luggage delivery service before or after their trip and we’ll deliver your luggage from the airport to the Grand Bohemian so you can start your vacation the moment you land.

Pick 5: The Best Resorts with Lazy Rivers

Ahhh…lazy rivers. More than a pool because you’re moving; more relaxing than a wave pool because you can close your eyes and really, truly relax. Despite their popularity, lazy rivers can be tricky to find outside of water parks. Consider a stay at one of these resorts. Each is renowned for its luxurious atmosphere and posh amenities, but their lazy rivers exceed high expectations as well. Make arriving at your destination even easier by skipping the hassle of shipping luggage – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, Arizona
This AAA 4-Diamond resort in the shadow of the McDowell Mountains earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. If two pools (one of them adults only), a FlowRider, water slide, and weekend fireside s’mores aren’t enticing enough, their 900-foot lazy river winds its way through this desert oasis. We bet you can’t resist. >> Read more

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The beautiful Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. {photo courtesy Westin Kierland Resort & Spa}

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The Westin Kierland’s 900-foot lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user moonball}

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa | San Antonio, Texas
Another 4-Diamond gem, San Antonio’s 1002-room Hill Country Resort boasts a 36-hole golf course (home to the Valero Texas Open), spa, Segway rentals and River Bluff Water Park featuring a 650-foot rapid river ride, slides, and children’s and adult pools. The water park’s main features is an 1100-foot-long lazy river that covers six acres. It’s no wonder the resort was named one of the top 500 hotels in the world in by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. >> Read more

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The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa was named one of the top 500 hotels in the world. {photo courtesy Heatheronhertravels.com}

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The lazy river at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. {photo courtesy photo courtesy Heatheronhertravels.com}

Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, Nevada
Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the best pools in the country, Mandalay Bay’s 11-acre tropical playground features 2700 tons of real sand and a 1.6-million gallon wave pool. The quarter-mile-long lazy river is the best way to both relax and stay cool in the Vegas sun. >> Read more

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Mandalay Bay was voted one of the best pool areas in the country! {photo courtesy Flickr user Adam Caudill}

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Relax in Mandalay Bay’s quarter-mile-long lazy river. {photo couresy Flickr user X91L53}

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek | Orlando, Florida
Located at the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Hilton Bonnet Creek is custom made for families. The three-acre pool and lazy river were selected as the #1 Fantastic Hotel Pool by TripAdvisor. Grab an inner tube and float away on a hot summer day. You’ll keep cool from cascading waterfalls sprinkled throughout the course. >> Read more

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The luxurious pool area at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. {photo courtesy Flickr user Gary/mooseisloose}

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Get swept away in the Hilton Bonnet Creek’s lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user Gary/mooseisloose}

Grand Wailea Resort | Wailea, Hawaii
The Grand Wailea Resort is consistently chosen as one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels year after year and it’s easy to see why. The 40-acre property is a Waldorf Astoria resort and boasts unparelleled views of Maui’s Wailea Beach. It’s kid friendly too. They’ll love the the 2000-foot lazy river and pool; you’ll love indulging yourself at the largest spa in Hawaii. >> Read more

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The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. {photo courtesy Flickr user Neeta Lind}

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The Grand Wailea Resort’s lazy river. {photo courtesy Flickr user Lowary}

Which resort lazy rivers did we miss? Let us know your favorite!

Pick 5 | America’s Newest Ferris Wheels Soar

Everyone is crazy for Ferris wheels. Since the first one debuted at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the world has been in love these observation wheels that allow riders to soar above the ground and seemingly touch the sky. It seems more and more destinations are getting wheels of their own. Here are five that recently opened or plan on opening this year. If you’re planning a trip to check one or more of them out, skip the hassle of shipping luggage – use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Counse.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Klaus Rathke.

SkyView | Atlanta, Georgia
Opened in 2013, SkyView is located in Centennial Olympic Park, which welcomes millions of visitors a year because of its close proximity to the World of Coca-Cola museum, Georgia Aquarium, a children’s museum, and CNN’s world headquarters. The wheel is almost 20 stories high with 42 gondolas that hold up to six passengers. >> Go for a ride!

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Image courtesy Flickr user Greg Kintz.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Claire P.

SkyWheel | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The SkyWheel stands out on Myrtle Beach, as it is taller than most of the buildings. It opened in 2011 and is located at the oceanfront boardwalk and promenade next to Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill. The 187-foot-tall wheel has 42 gondolas, each of which hold six riders. >> Go for a ride!

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Image courtesy Flickr user Johan Broberg.

If you're planning a trip to ride these Ferris wheels, skip the hassle of shipping luggage - use our Bags VIP luggage delivery service and start your vacation the moment you land.

Image courtesy Flickr user Mike Grauer Jr.

Seattle Great Wheel | Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Great Wheel is the largest observation wheel on the west coast, standing 175 feet tall. Opened in 2012, the wheel has 42 fully-enclosed gondolas, each of which seats eight people. Riders will feel like they are soaring over Elliott Bay, and they are – the wheel extends nearly 40 feet beyond the end of Pier 57. >> Go for a ride!

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Images courtesy Flickr user kennejima.

High Roller | Las Vegas, Nevada
The Singapore Flyer has held the record for the world’s tallest operational Ferris wheel since opening in 2008. Soon, however, the record holder will become The High Roller, scheduled to open this month on the Vegas Strip. The 550-foot tall wheel will stand just nine feet higher than its Singapore counterpart and will reward riders with unparalleled views of the Vegas skyline. Located at The Linq, a dining and entertainment district across from Caesar’s Palace, the wheel will be illuminated nightly by 2000 LED lights. Large spherical (and transparent) cars will hold up to 40 passengers. Update on 3.31.14: The High Roller is now open! >> Go for a ride!

Orlando Eye | Orlando, Florida
Though still under construction, the 425-foot-tall observation wheel will be located at the former Mercado, which closed in 2007. Scheduled to open in time for New Year’s Eve festivities later this year, the Eye will be surrounded by shops and restaurants and will dominate views along International Drive. The above video shows from-the-air views of the site under construction.

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Pick 5 | Places to Get in the Holiday Spirit

Photo: ExploreBranson.com

Christmas in Branson. Photo: ExploreBranson.com

Some say there’s no place like home for the holidays; others prefer to pack their bags and head out of town knowing that Santa will still find their chimney. If you are one of the latter, you are not alone – Christmas vacations are an increasingly popular trend. And whether you want to go walking in a winter wonderland or are looking for Christmas time in the city, these destinations are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

1. Orlando, Florida
If you like your holiday destinations cold and snowy, look elsewhere. Orlando’s average December high is in the mid-70s, perfect weather to explore the theme parks. The Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort, and SeaWorld® are decked out during the season and feature holiday parades, shows, lights, and visits with Santa. Outside the theme parks, the village of Winter Park celebrates the season with a boat parade, movies in the park, ice skating, and more.

Don’t miss:
On select nights, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party transforms Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The separate ticket for admission gives visitors access to a special parade, fireworks, “snow” falling on Main Street, and hot chocolate and cookies.

2. Branson, Missouri
Branson draws tourists near and far for its annual Branson Area Festival of Lights. Considered the live entertainment capital of the world, over a hundred of the town’s shows offer holiday productions. The Lights Drive-Through is a mile-long path illuminated with more than 175 displays. The Annual Adoration Parade down historic downtown Branson features more than 50 bands and floats and cowboys herding cattle decked in holiday finery. The fountain at Winter Wonder Landing at the waterfront shoots fire and water as visitors shop, dine and take in millions of Christmas lights. For a more intimate experience, snuggle with your sweetie on a horse-drawn carriage through the Ozark Mountain hills.

Don’t miss:
Theme park Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas celebrates the season right with over five million dazzling lights, a thousand decorated trees, a holiday light parade, two Broadway-style productions and a five-Story Christmas tree.

Christmas at the New York Stock Exchange. Photo courtesy Michael Daddino via Flickr.

Christmas at the New York Stock Exchange. Photo courtesy Michael Daddino via Flickr.

3 .New York City, New York
Christmas in New York is on many a bucket list and it’s easy to see why. From the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, from ice skating at Bryant Park’s Winter Village to shopping along Fifth Avenue, there is much to do throughout the city. No trip is complete without a photo in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Thirsty? Try the hot chocolate at Max Brenner in Union Square.

Don’t miss:
FAO Schwartz is the oldest and largest toy store in New York. Each morning, toy soldiers play a fanfare and a red carpet is rolled out to welcome shoppers. They’ll even give private tours before the store opens.

Salt Lake Temple. Image courtesy Zechariah Judy via Flickr.

Salt Lake Temple. Image courtesy Zechariah Judy via Flickr.

4. Salt Lake City, Utah
There are countless places to ski across the country, and the slopes around Salt Lake City are among the best. There are eight resorts all within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake, including Park City, Deer Valley, Canyons Resort, and Alta. Each has its own vibe, so pick one that fits your skiing style. Don’t ski? You can always enjoy the snowcapped mountains, gorgeous scenery, and cozy lodges.

Don’t miss:
Celebrate the holidays at the Salt Lake Festival of Lights, a celebration of events and activities throughout the city. Colorful Christmas lights, musical performances, and a three-day, family-friendly New Year’s Eve party make this a not-to-be-missed event.

Washington DC's National Christmas Tree. Image courtesy JulieLG via Flickr.

Washington DC’s National Christmas Tree. Image courtesy JulieLG via Flickr.

5. Washington, DC
Each year, the National Christmas Tree is placed on the Ellipse, a grassy area south of the White House. The tree is lit during a special concert and remains a symbol of peace throughout the season. The Pathway of Peace, 56 smaller decorated trees representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia, surrounds the National Christmas Tree. Volunteer musical ensembles and choirs perform nightly. If you’ve been good this year, visit Santa’s Workshop.

Don’t miss: Washington Harbour Ice Rink is larger than New York City’s Rockefeller Center rink which means plenty of skating fun. Georgetown’s idyllic fountain is transformed into a sheet of ice that especially shines at night when twinkling white snowflakes light up and the rink is bathed in light. It’s even open Christmas Day.

Are you planning on traveling this holiday season? What Christmas destinations did we miss?

Bags Inc. Begins Operations at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort

Wyndham LBV

Bags Parking & Guest Services is excited to add the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort to our growing list of partners utilizing our professional valet and parking management services.

Image courtesy Wyndham Lake Buena Vista.

Image courtesy Wyndham Lake Buena Vista.

Bags Inc. began operations at midnight on November 1st, 2013, and looks forward to many years of providing exceptional customer service.

As a recipient of the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort has an impressive assortment of amenities, facilities, and services. Resort highlights include 626 spacious guest-rooms, 19,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space; on-site restaurants, pools, and fitness centers; and views of the amusement parks, Downtown Disney®, and Lake Buena Vista from the Tower Building.