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Posts from March 2012

Visit Salt Lake Nets 100,000th Facebook Fan


- Successful Social Media Programs Reaping Results - SALT LAKE CITY (March 2012) - Visit Salt Lake (VSL) recently acquired it 100,000th Facebook Fan, after having just 3,500 fans 15 months ago. This rapid audience growth for the tourism marketing efforts were the result of ground-breaking programs designed to build the buzz about Salt Lake as a

Despite lack of snow, Utah ski season finishes strong


by Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune Resorts » Snowfall was lackluster, but that didn’t stop out-of-state skiers from visiting. The 2011-12 Utah ski season wasn’t memorable, but it did have a few highlights. Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon marked its 75th anniversary, while Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Little Cottonwood

Is Downtown Salt Lake City Finally Sexy?


Erin Harper, The Huffington Post Utah's capital city is one of the last places where I would expect to run into America's favorite imaginary girlfriend crew -- at least until I attended the grand opening of City Creek Center, one of the nation's largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects, located in downtown Salt Lake City. City Creek's

History Carved Out of the Hills


by Edward Rothstein, The New York Times SALT LAKE CITY - All museums are temples of sorts, monuments to collectors or cultures, declarations of identity, gathering places for tribute. But museums of natural history have an even more distinctive stature. Their focus is not human history, measured in centuries, but natural history, measured in

SLC Marks Triumphant Opening of City Creek Center


By Jasen Lee, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - After years of anticipation, downtown Salt Lake City's newest crown jewel of shopping and economic development opened to the world Thursday with the parting of its signature retractable roof inviting in sunshine, shoppers and the just plain curious. Dozens camped overnight, lining up along Main

From Heated Pavers to Hotel Deals, Amenities Rich at City Creek


'Concierge-style' » Center includes airline flight monitor and fountain shows set to music. By Derek P. Jensen, The Salt Lake Tribune Word is out on the showy stuff: the retractable skylight roof, the 18-foot waterfalls and the glitzy shops, a third of which are new to Salt Lake City. But City Creek Center's amenities run deeper than the

City Creek Center: What to Expect


Shopping » Downtown mall pulls out all the stops . By Lesley Mitchell, The Salt Lake Tribune Built to dazzle and impress, City Creek Center debuts in downtown Salt Lake City March 22 as one of the only large-scale shopping centers expected to open nationally this year. Here's what you can expect to see: Tenants new to Utah » City Creek Center,

Salt Lake Best Western rebrands as Magnuson Hotel Salt Lake- Midvale


Salt Lake-Midvale, UT- Magnuson Hotels, the world's largest independent hotel group, has announced the complete rebranding of a Salt Lake City, UT Best Western as the Magnuson Hotel Salt Lake- Midvale. This 91-room Best Western of 23 years sought to elevate its local, regional and national market exposure with the Magnuson Hotels brand

Rick Steve's Roadtrip: Salt Lake City's Evangelical Librarians


Rick Steve, Huff Post -- Heading out of Boise with our GPS set on Salt Lake City, we quickly found ourselves on a vast plain with flat-top prairie bluffs fringed by modern windmills and mighty snowcapped Rockies in the distance. The drama of this landscape must have been even more stunning to those first pioneers. I'm liking this daily routine.

Is Salt Lake City More Vegan Than We Know?


By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune March 6, 2012 Salt Lake is famous for skiing, the Great Salt Lake, the Mormon Temple and - hold on to your tofu - vegan dining. In the March/April issue of VegNews, Utah's capital city was dubbed "The Next Great Vegan City," for the wave of restaurants, food carts, bakeries and general vegan options