Nov 30, 2009

Unravel from Travel With an In-Room Massage at The Grand Hotel in Salem

Massage TherapyLicensed Massage Therapist Mark Cedarleaf and other highly talented massage artists have been busy banishing stress and tension from The Grand Hotel in Salem. We are now offering our guests with in “In Room” massage services. No shuffling through the lobby in your robe and slippers- Mark comes to you and is getting rave reviews from guests are staff for his technique. “They’re a healthy, refreshing, and luxurious way to restore your body, mind, and spirit.” says Mark.

Read this review from Kathleen, an RN and big fan of massage therapy:

Mark is very intuitive about his clients’ whole body. He seems to know just where the work is needed. He has strong , sensitive hands and uses stretching and pressure points along with deep massage. He is extremely professional with a warm and caring spirit. Being very discreet in his work I always feel totally at ease. I think he is the best therapist that I have ever found.

Here are just a few of Mark’s offerings:

* Trigger Point Therapy
* Swedish Massage
* Tui Na Massage
* Shiatsu Massage
* Thai Massage
* Sports / Deep Tissue Massage
* Esalen Massage

We recommend scheduling your massage appointments prior to visiting the hotel to ensure the greatest availability of services and appointment times.  Visit Mark’s page for more information about his practice and how to book a massage during your next visit.  Enjoy!

Nov 30, 2009

Green Travel and Lodging Options Featured on iStayGreen.org

full-20earth2You may recall that the Phoenix Grand Hotel aka Grand Hotel Salem implemented more environmentally sustainable practices in our daily operations as a result of our commitment to the Marion County Earthwise Certification program.

In addition to a recycling program already in place, the our hotel and Bentley’s Grill have implemented:

  • Use of 100% recycled paper for all printed material
  • Utilize Earth friendly cleaning solutions and drainage system
  • Supports local economy by purchasing products and food from local suppliers and includes S.L.A.B organic local handmade soap as an amenity in all guest rooms.
  • Operates on Energy Star appliances
  • Sleeping room towel and linen program that allows guest to re-use their bedding and towels.
  • Sleeping room and public area recycling
  • Replacement of all lighting in guest rooms with cool white compact fluorescent lighting.

iStayGreen.orgWe are very proud of our progress so far and are pleased to have recently been rated “4 Green Eco-Leafs” (Considered Excellent) by the iStayGreen Travel Community.  This community is a valuable resource for environmentally conscious travelers to make informed decisions on the environmental impact of their travel and lodging choices.

The site highlights “Green Properties” including resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels with user ratings and reviews.  Their community platform allows members to shares user reviews, ratings, pictures, videos, and helpful tips. Perhaps the most positive benefit is the fact it puts pressure on the travel and lodging industry to “Green Up” their businesses.  Be sure to visit their site or read their blog and see how you can get involved!

  • Become a member of iStayGreen
  • Then Contribute – Contribute – Contribute!!!
  • Create Groups and join Groups and share your insight and experiences
  • Share your photographs and videos
  • Build your network of friends – Invite – Invite – Invite!!!
  • Every time you travel rate and review the properties you stay at
  • Choose “Green” lodging whenever you can
  • Be a positive encouraging voice for environmental stewardship
  • Nov 26, 2009

    Be a Published Travel Writer by Blogging Your Personal Travel Adventures

    Blog Your Oregon Travel Adventures!

    Blog Your Oregon Travel Adventures!

    You don’t have to be a featured staffer for top travel magazines or online publications to be a savvy travel writer;  nor do you have to host and maintain your own blog (blogging is a big commitment- trust me!).   Travel enthusiasts have a variety of places where they can preserve and share their precious travel memories to show to family and friends, strangers (if you want to) and revisit once the adventure has ended.  Go See Oregon is a community made up of people who have traveled through Oregon and share their experiences- the good and the bad!  It is a great place to get ideas on where to go in Oregon….and find out if an attraction or activity would be the right fit for you.

    In fact, we want to encourage our guests who stay at our hotel to blog about their Oregon adventures- whether it is taking in the historical sights or browsing through charming downtown Salem, Oregon or enjoying a relaxing afternoon tasting some of the finest wines that are available.  We want to hear your experience!

    Check out some of these sites that I found on one of my favorite travel blogs:  Everything-Everwhere .

    Travel Blog Hosting and Aggregation

    Please share your Oregon travel experience in one of the communities mentioned in this post, and we just might post it in our blog.  You can post a link to your travel blog on the Official Phoenix Grand Hotel Facebook page or submit it on our Contact Us page…and your adventure just might get featured to all of our readers too!

    Nov 18, 2009


    windFarm4renewable_energy_250x251Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    9:00AM-4:00 PM
    Salem Conference Center

    9AM-12PM Participate in Sessions on:

    Solar-Wind-Electric Vehicles
    Financial Incentives and Tools to Reduce Energy,
    Save Costs, and Generate Jobs

    1pm-4pm  Provide Input on Draft Goals and Actions
     For Salem’s Energy Strategy



    503-588-6178 or agorski@cityofsalem.net.


    Nov 05, 2009

    Harvest Celebration 2009


    grapes to go

    Join us this thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the end of harvest for the Willamette valley wineries!

    This year do it up BIG!   Plan to make it a complete weekend of wine tasting and festivities by reserving your room at the Phoenix Grand Hotel.  Spend Friday and Saturday touring the valley’s finest vineyards and wineries and end your adventure with us and a special feature tasting at Bentley’s Grill.

    This package includes;

    •  One night stay in a Deluxe King or Double Queen
    • Early check-in at 12 noon
    • Four wine tasting passes per guest
    • A special fifth wine tasting at Bentley’s Grill
    • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
    • Late check-out of 1pm

    **Reservations valid the nights of November 27th and 28th, 2009

    Please visit our website at www.phoenixgrandhotel.com for complete details.

    Participating vineyards include;

    • Firesteed                                                                             
    •  Ponzi Vineyards                                               
    • Eola Hills Wine Cellars                                                   
    •  Argyle
    • St. Innocent Winery                                                       
    •  Redhawk Winery
    • Johan Vineyards                                                             
    •  Bethel Heights Vineyard
    • Left Coast Cellars                                                           
    • Sokol Blosser Winery
    • Willamette Valley Vineyards                                      
    • Witness Tree
    • Duck Pond Cellars                                                           
    • Cristom Vineyards
    • The Four Graces

    Reserve Now!

    Please call us toll-free at:
    877-540-7800 or use the form below to reserve now!