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Ethically-Sourced Vanilla Now Available Online

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bakers everywhere know the importance of using quality ingredients in their products. Take vanilla beans for example -- their unique flavor can enhance the worlds of both savory and sweet foods. However, according to Native Vanilla, an Orlando-based vanilla provider, vanilla beans can be challenging to find, purchase and have delivered to your door in a timely manner.

Additionally, when sourcing vanilla beans, consumers often run into vanilla look-alike products that are a much cheaper synthetic version, made from compounds extracted from paper waste, pine bark, and even cow manure. With low regulations mandated by U.S. law, these vanilla substitutes can also contain several chemical additives.

Considering the baking industry is a dynamic part of the U.S. economy, accounting for about $311 billion in total economic output or roughly 2.1 percent of GDP, the importance of utilizing quality products is crucial. Now, thanks to Native Vanilla, a company that sells organically-farmed, gourmet vanilla beans, consumers can now conveniently purchase fairly traded non-GMO vanilla beans online.

"We are thrilled to offer our customers the option to purchase our premium vanilla beans at a remarkable price with fast delivery," said Dan Edmiston, founder of Native Vanilla. "As the demand for this staple rapidly grows, we will continue to exceed expectations and excel in bringing our clients exceptional quality, sustainably-sourced vanilla products."

Native Vanilla has already received multiple reviews from pleased customers who have ordered online.

"We have found that our customers enjoy the unbeatable quality of our vanilla products," said Dan. "They continue to express that they are extremely satisfied with the ease of access to such an essential product for their recipes. Knowing we are making a difference in their experience makes us very happy and encourages us to keep raising the bar."

For more information about Native Vanilla's full product line, which is available for purchase online, please visit: https://nativevanilla.com/.

About Native Vanilla:

Native Vanilla is committed to providing organically-farmed, sustainably-sourced, superior quality vanilla. Passionate about trading ethically, Native Vanilla demands higher standards for farmers and consumers alike. By partnering with small farming villages in Papua New Guinea, Native Vanilla empowers and protects micro-farmers by giving them a voice to implement projects that will have an enduring impact on the health and welfare of their community. Native Vanilla's products are available through eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and on the Native Vanilla website.

For more information about Native Vanilla, visit https://nativevanilla.com/ or contact Jane Hink at 863-226-7257.

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Thai Direct Bowls, The First Healthy, Gluten and Dairy Free Thai Restaurant in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Located in East Village, Thai Direct Bowls is the first healthy, gluten and dairy free Thai restaurant in New York City. Street Thai food reinvented for healthy eating, served in salad and rice bowl style, with authentic Thai flavors. All Thai bowls are gluten free and dairy free with vegan and vegetarian options

The restaurant serves delicious Thai bowls, Thai noodles and Thai curries, the same way Thai street food is served in Thailand. They also make and sell Thai gourmet sauce products under Thai Direct brand for cooking at home. They use non-GMO, no MSG, non-preservatives and all-natural ingredients.

Thai Direct Bowls has recently opened their first location in East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Their mission is to serve healthy and authentically tasty Thai food. The ambience is cozy and modern with a unique Thai Giant wall art that cannot be found anywhere else in the U.S.

Their creative and mouth-watering menu ranges from pre-set Thai bowls called Thai Beloved Bowls, make-your-own Thai bowls (customers choose the ingredients), hard-to-find authentic Thai noodle soups and delicious Thai curries (self-proclaimed the best Thai curries in NYC due to authentic spices and slow simmered curries) with several vegan and vegetarian options. No greasy, oily or fried foods are on the menu. Most bowls are offered at $12 per bowl. Their lunch specials are quite affordable at $9.99 per lunch bowl or two regular bowls for just $20.

Their homemade gourmet sauces, for sale at $9.99 per jar, can be used as salad dressings, dipping sauces or to conveniently cook famous Thai dishes at home.

The sauce selections are Thai panang curry, peanut, green curry, basil, tom yum, nam tok, pad thai (or tamarind), hot salsa, chili lime, lemongrass sesame, preaw wan (sour & sweet) and ginger bean paste sauce. Customers can also buy various Thai grab and go as well as Thai meal kit products at the restaurant. Some of their popular dishes are Thai green curry, pad thai, basil, massaman curry, chicken satay, som tum (or green papaya salad), Thai tacos and buddha bowl. So far, they have been receiving positive reviews on major review sites and continue to improve their quality of food and service. Some customers refer to them as Thai Chipotle, Thai Sweetgreen or Thai poke bowls.

Thai Direct Bowls is located at 131 Avenue A, New York, NY, directly across from Tompkins Square Park. This East Village Thai restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. Customers can dine in, take out or order for delivery. They offer a 10 percent discount for ordering online (pickup or delivery) from their website - thaidirectbowls.com. They also cater for meetings and parties. Their make-your-own bowl buffet is one of the most popular choices for catering.

For the upcoming holidays, all mothers enjoy a 30 percent discount on Mother's Day and all service members and veterans receive a 30 percent discount on Memorial Day.

To learn more about Thai Direct Bowls, check out their website at https://www.thaidirectbowls.com/, instagram @thaidirect, or send an email to thaidirectbowls@gmail.com

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The Iconic Hospitality of New Orleans Has Transformed 15 South Ristorante on St. Armands Circle Into: THE VENUE, Music, Burgers, Bar

ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE, Fla. -- Prepare to take your seat at the newest hotspot for Live Entertainment and mouth-watering dishes - right here in the heart of S. Blvd. of Presidents: THE VENUE - Music, Burgers, Bar.

Michael and Rhonda Samuel, along with their son Marcus, have incorporated the ambience of an upscale music club into the welcoming atmosphere of 15 South Ristorante - to transform 15 S. Blvd of Presidents in Sarasota, FL into The Venue.

The Venue's live entertainment will feature the sights and sounds of renown Jazz Artists along with Latin, DJs and talents of local musicians.

The hours of operations are: 12 p.m. until 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday; and 12 p.m. until 2 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Tuesdays. The menu items and restaurant craft drinks are guaranteed to create a memorable experience - with each visit.

The Samuels are no strangers to the hospitality industry. Michael has over 30 successful management years and Marcus has over 10 successful entrepreneurial years of mastering the art of the hospitality industry. Rhonda, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana - grew up in a family of successful motels, night clubs and restaurant owners.

The Venue is the culmination of a family's multi-generational passion for great music, great food and great guests.

For more information contact: Rhonda Samuel at 941.388.1555.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevenuesarasota

Address: THE VENUE, 15 S. Blvd of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236

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Multi-Flow Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Georgia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Following the acquisition of Lenox Martell (Boston) in 2017, Total Systems Control and Jordan's Draft Services (Pittsburgh) and Main Street Beverage (Philadelphia) in 2018 and now Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Multi-Flow is able to offer a full range of beverage dispensing and service solutions to its customers in seven new markets.

These include: customized draft beer installations, liquor control systems, specialty beer line cleaning, soda and juice dispensing systems and all of the quality soda & juice products required to run these systems.

Edward Merry, President and COO of Multi-Flow Industries states that, "Draft Beer Services is a well-established beverage service company focusing on the draft beer industry, doing business in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee, with a systematic beer line cleaning program and customized draft beer and liquor control system installations. With Multi-Flow as the independent leader in bag-in-the-box soda-syrup and juice production and DBS as the distinct Southeast leader in beer system installation and service; it is a most-perfect marriage."

He adds, "We will be sharing expertise in both directions and we will be incrementally rolling out the DBS products and services in Multi-Flow's 15-operating divisions and offering Multi-Flow's premium juice and soda programs to DBS's extensive customer base."

This dynamic combination will give Multi-Flow a significantly broader geographical reach and will allow Multi-Flow to pursue a much more diverse and larger customer base. In addition, we are continuing to search for other strategic acquisitions that will round out our offerings and allow us to maximize our services and growth.

About Multi-Flow Industries:

Multi-Flow Industries has a dynamic 85-year history of producing high-quality, diverse beverage products, providing state of the art dispensing systems and delivering exceptional customer and associate care. In addition to being a full service fountain beverage company, we also offer private labeling and contract manufacturing. Our customer base would include any away-from-home eating establishment including restaurants, bars, caterers, sports venues, theme parks, convenience stores, and institutional customers like hospitals, nursing homes, correctional facilities and military establishments.

The company's product lines include a wide array of juices, fortified waters, sodas, cane-sugar sodas, energy drinks, and thickened water, bar mixes, iced tea, lemonade and coffee. We have over 250 quality items to serve our customers with; including national brands. We service our customers through distributors and through our growing network of 15-service centers east of the Mississippi. Multi-Flow Industries is owned by a group of private investors and managed by Falconhead Capital of New York City.

Learn more at: http://multiflow.net/

For additional information, please contact Ed Merry at Edward.Merry@multiflow.net.

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Supper on Penn Coming to Strip District

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Specialty Group announces that experienced Chef Vincent Perri will be opening his restaurant concept "Supper on Penn" - that is currently in the Federal Galley until April 28 - to a permanent home on 1211 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

Chef Perri is one of the first chefs to leave Federal Galley to open a full-service independent Restaurant with a full bar in Pittsburgh. Supper's main focus is 100 percent scratch made product-from gluten free bread, tofu, and tempeh to suckling pork, bacon, and sausages. Nothing will come through the door prefabricated while sourcing the finest American ingredients, incorporating techniques and bold flavors, and presenting them in a unique style.

Chef Perri is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and has worked in Miami at DB Bistro Moderne, Jacksons and Revel & Roost.

"My dream has always been to have my restaurant. I met with Specialty Group, and they were instrumental in finding the perfect place that fits in my budget, coordinating the financing, lease and handling the liquor license transfer. I almost gave up. Terri Sokoloff and her team have gone above and beyond to make my dream a reality," says Perri.

"We enjoy working with talented young Chefs and their families. The owner of the current business is retiring, and the timing seemed perfect for all parties. My husband Ned founded Specialty Group in 1986 because buying and selling a bar or restaurant involves a lot of intricate details and can be very complicated. It is not easy to be able to successfully navigate thru endless roadblocks all while assisting with exit strategies and preparing for new restaurant concepts," said Sokoloff.

About Specialty Group:
Specialty Group is Pennsylvania's one-stop-shop for business services provided exclusively for people who own restaurants or those who would like to get into the restaurant industry. Since 1986 Specialty Group has assisted thousands of clients with buying and selling restaurants, liquor licensing and business financing. Visit https://www.specialtygroup.com/ to learn more about Specialty Group's wide range of services.

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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for THE KITCHEN DSM presented by the Justice League of Food (JLF)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Justice League of Food will welcome supporters, partners, community leaders, and the general public to a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Guests will include Governor Kim Reynolds.

"The Justice League of Food is an incredible organization that helps Iowans struggling with homelessness find the necessary training for a successful career in the culinary industry," said Gov. Kim Reynolds. "I am honored to attend their official grand opening, and so proud of what Nick and Lynn Kuhn are doing to provide a hand up to those in need, but also give back to the community."

The Justice League of Food (JLF) works to break the cycle of poverty in Central Iowa by "Teaching a Man to Fish." We invest in individuals by providing the homeless and hungry with job training and placement in the food and beverage industry.

When:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 3-6 p.m.
3:00-4:00 - Kitchen Tours & Refreshments
4:00-5:00 - Presentation & Comments Followed by Ribbon Cutting

Speakers:
* Nick Kuhn, JLF Founder & Chairman
* Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa
* Angela Connolly, Polk County Supervisor
* Steven Gaer, Mayor of West Des Moines
* Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows
* Mike Miles, General Mgr. Microsoft Talent, Workforce, & Comm. Dev.
* Sean Wilson, JLF Board Member & Chef Owner of Proof Restaurant
* Jorgen Jensen, Rock Island Development
* Carole Chambers, President WDM Chamber of Commerce

5:00-6:00 - Social Hour at THE HALL

Where:
The Justice League of Food at The Foundry in Historic Valley Junction is located at 111 South 11th Street, Suite 300, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.

Interviews:
* Nick Kuhn, Founder
* Lynn Kuhn, Board Member
* Sean Wilson, Board Member & Chef
* Mike Miles and Paul Englis, Microsoft

To learn more:
- https://www.justiceleagueoffood.org/
- https://www.facebook.com/justiceleagueoffood/
- https://www.justiceleagueoffood.org/white-paper-and-sponsorship

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The New ‘Monarch Theater’ Brings Pan Asian Cuisine and a Theatrical Flair to Williamsburg Restaurant Scene

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A new restaurant has emerged in the former home of an avant garde theater in Williamsburg. Monarch Theater Restaurant, located at 146 Metropolitan Avenue, offers a unique and inspired collection of small- and large-plate Asian dishes, influenced by the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

"We wanted to offer food to our Williamsburg neighbors that we wanted for ourselves," said owners Lawrence and Ayako Elliot.

The Elliots are pioneering restauranteurs in Williamsburg with their other restaurant, Rabbithole, still a popular fixture on Bedford Avenue. The Elliots' vision for Monarch Theater Restaurant was inspired by their favorite dishes from across East Asia, as well as the unique, theatrical history of the building. The new restaurant's aesthetic blends their love of vintage black & white Asian cinema, a sense of theatricality, and the narrative storylines suggested by their favorite dishes.

Noted Australian chef Richard Kuo, a veteran of WD-50, Corton, Pearl & Ash, among others, is the consulting chef. He has been brought on to innovate and help interpret the menu to showcase the stylistic diversity and complexity of Asian cuisine-reimagining classics such as sweet & sour pork, agedashi tofu, and Thai coconut soup in a progressive, yet affordable setting.

The cocktail menu and beverage program were equally considered. Beverage Director, Jason Mezydlo, designed bespoke cocktails using fresh, organic ingredients that complement the depth and flavor profiles of the cuisine. The bar menu is rounded out with a unique selection of organic and bio-dynamic wines, as well as sake and Japanese whiskies.

The Monarch Theater Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations not needed except for parties of 5 or more.

For more information: https://monarchtheaterrestaurant.com/

Monarch Theater Restaurant
146 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
917-909-1596

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ENKI Brewing Launches Raspberry Bomb Saison, brewed for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day – a celebration of International Women’s Day

VICTORIA, Minn. -- ENKI Brewing Company announced the launch of Raspberry Bomb Saison (RBS) March 8 in its taproom, highlighting the exploding role of women in the beer business. ENKI Brewer, Kendra Gephart, created RBS using a blend of hops developed by the members of Pink Boots Society. The special hops blend is part of Pink Boots Society's Collaboration Brew Day to promote gender balance in the brewing industry-in keeping with the theme of International Women's Day on March 8.

ENKI Brewing is donating a portion of proceeds from RBS to the Pink Boots Society to support educational scholarships for women in the brewing industry.

Kendra designed Raspberry Bomb Saison to reflect her own preferences for the fruity spiciness of the Belgian Saison style. She emboldened it with raspberry tartness and named it the bomb to emphasize the exploding role of women in brewing as consumers, brewers and business leaders.

ENKI is officially launching Raspberry Bomb Saison in its taproom March 8th, coinciding with International Women's Day. Kendra will be in the taproom that evening discussing her passion for brewing, experiences in an occupation traditionally held by men, and her thoughts on the future for craft brewing and women in the industry.

Kendra teamed up with Amy Shishilla from Waconia Brewing as part of the Pink Boots Society Collaboration Day Project. "Working with Amy gave me an opportunity to share some of the different features of our brewing system. I'm looking forward to spending a brew day with Amy at Waconia Brewing to experience other variations of brewing techniques. Supporting each other makes us better brewers and creates important connections among women in our industry." observed Kendra.

ENKI Brewing Controller, Jeanne Arnst, and Brewer, Kendra Gephart highlight the expanding role of women in the beer business as customers and company leaders. "This year Jeanne's role was expanded to lead every aspect of our business, including brewing operations, distribution, and the taproom/events center," commented Co-Founder, John Hayes. "Our guiding principle, 'Better Together' encourages us to take an inclusive perspective in our actions. 'Better Together' naturally fosters diversity, develops individuals, and promotes stronger teams.

Jeanne Arnst added, "I've always considered myself a bit of a rebel. Breaking down barriers that have prevented more women from participating fully in any endeavor is just part of my nature. I'm thrilled that Kendra has chosen to highlight the value of women in our industry. Also, she's just good at what she does so I'm proud that we have this opportunity to feature her talent on International Women's Day.

About ENKI Brewing:

Since opening in the historic Victoria Creamery in 2013, ENKI Brewing has been an essential part of the local community. ENKI now occupies a 20,000 sq.ft. facility with 150 seat taproom and 200 seat event center overlooking the brewhouse. We seek to be #bettertogether by creating positive gathering spaces for nurturing lasting friendships and by contributing to local non-profit causes aligned with our mission to make the world a friendlier place.

We are inspired to brew beer that fosters communion, congregation, and conversation. We believe that experiences shared together lead to enduring friendships. And, we are committed to working together to make our beer the best it can be today and even better tomorrow. Learn more: http://www.enkibrewing.com/

About Pink Boots Society:

The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education by instilling attendees with hard takeaways and valuable knowledge along with invaluable networking with women working in all facets of the global beer industry.

Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members' desire to take part in International Women's Day (IWD) March 8 by raising the profile of women's roles in the beer industry. Proceeds from sales of these collaboration brews are applied to educational scholarships. Learn more: https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/

About International Women's Day:

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage action. The International Women's Day website is the go-to hub for everything IWD and provides detailed information, guidance and resources. The IWD 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Learn more: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

ENKI Brewing, 1495 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386. Phone: (952) 300-8408.

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Denver and French Sister City Celebrate 70+ Years with Michelin Star Chef

DENVER, Colo. -- Denver Sister Cities International announces that Denver's most food-savvy Francophiles will convene on March 4, 2019, at the French-inspired Coohills restaurant, a slow food-friendly eatery in LoDo, for a six-course meal with French wine pairings to honor the relationship of Brest, France, and its sister city, Denver.

This momentous occasion is a collaboration between two top chefs from each city: Denver's award-winning Chef Tom Coohill and Brest's Michelin-starred Chef Nicolas Conraux of La Butte Restaurant (https://labutte.fr/home/).

The menu coalesces flavors from the Rocky Mountains and the Brittany coast. The cost is $85 plus tax and service fee; reservations are highly recommended.

A percentage of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Brest Committee of Denver Sister Cities International.

"I'm honored to offer my restaurant as a cultural conduit for Denver and Brest. The palate is the best way to build bridges, and our two cities have a special relationship that deserves an equally inspiring evening of dining," said Chef Tom Coohill.

Denver Sister Cities International, a local nonprofit, is the organizing institution, through its Denver-Brest Committee. The organization bolsters citizen diplomacy through business, cultural, and educational partnerships. This event was conceived in the spirit of former President Eisenhower's vision of the Sister Cities International program and is intended to carry on this legacy through gastronomic-inspired diplomacy.

These two cities' relationship began when Brest rescued 19 of Denver's downed pilots during WWII. The City of Denver reciprocated when its schoolchildren fundraised to build a Children's Medical Center to support the French town's war-torn infrastructure. The relationship has continually evolved into a rich variety of ongoing cultural, business and educational programs, including the creation of a Sister Cities Beer between Renegade Brewery in Denver and Brasserie du Baril in Brest.

SUMMARY:
Date + Time: March 4, 2019, 5 p.m. MST.
Event Location: 1400 Wewatta St., Denver, CO 80202.
The cost is $85 plus tax and service fee; reservations are highly recommended.

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Prior to the dinner, an Economic Development delegation from Brest will be touring Denver in the morning with City officials, companies, and cultural representatives to meet their counterparts, and they will enjoy a welcoming luncheon with President Eisenhower's great-grandson, keynote speaker Merrill Eisenhower. A park dedication ceremony will take place at the City of Brest park, located on Colorado Boulevard, following the luncheon. There also will be a student exchange of 12 high school students from Brest, France, visiting Denver at the same time.

About Denver Sister Cities International:

We are passionate, peace-stirring citizens infatuated with the idea of global friendships. We create exchanges that create community impact and kindle lifelong friendships. President Eisenhower introduced the idea in 1956 in the wake of WWII to support "citizen diplomacy," due in part to the success of the Denver-Brest Sisterhood: https://www.denversistercities.org/.

Eisenhower envisioned an organization that could be the hub of peace and prosperity by creating bonds between people from different cities around the world. By forming these relationships, President Eisenhower reasoned that people of different cultures could celebrate and appreciate their differences and build partnerships that would lessen the chance of new conflicts.

About Coohills:

With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills Restaurant and Bar - operated by seasoned restaurateurs and husband-and-wife team Chef Tom and Diane Coohill - is reminiscent of what you might find in bars and restaurants in Europe. The open kitchen and uniquely modern interior design by award-winning architects Semple Brown underscores Coohills style. Located in the hip Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver neighborhood, we invite you to tuck in at your own intimate table for two or more, or enjoy our outdoor terrace for a spirited drink at Denver's only restaurant located along Cherry Creek, which offers nightly views of the sunset over the mountains through their floor-to-ceiling windows.

Fresh crudo salads, homemade breads and desserts, cheese or house made pate and sausage selections, or warm duck leg confit can be enjoyed along with plates of pasta and fresh seafood, roasted game and meats, and locally grown vegetables. Our menu reflects the best and freshest foods from each season. Learn more at: http://www.coohills.com/

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Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center Is Rebranding Itself as, ‘Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel’

SEBRING, Fla. -- IMSA Properties and Shaner Hotel Group announced today that the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center is currently undergoing rebranding and will be operating as, "Seven - Sebring Raceway Hotel" by March 2019.

This rebranding will come just in time for guests and fans as they descend on central Florida for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend as IMSA and the World Endurance Championship (WEC) run world-class sports car races on consecutive days at the iconic circuit March 13-15.

"As an independent property, the importance of the rebrand was necessary for us to showcase the property's individuality. The brand makeover enables us to pay homage to the property's history, allowing guests to truly experience the property's racing background," explained Rick Humphrey, Vice President IMSA Properties.

The new brand look celebrates the hotel's motorsport roots, as well as its high-speed future. With automotive highlights throughout its newly renovated spaces, the overall design is comfortable, yet classy. The hotel will be the ideal destination for guests looking for a genuine automotive adventure at a facility that is full of motorsports history.

"Whether a guest is here to race or to relax, Seven's lively and sophisticated vibes will provide the perfect backdrop for 'story-worthy' experiences our guests crave," said Brian Hockenbury, Senior Vice President of Operations-Full Service/Resort at Shaner Hotel Group.

The name, "Seven" is inspired by where it is situated on the Sebring International Raceway circuit - Turn 7. Like a dependable friend, guests can and will always turn to Seven. The hotel will continue to be its guests' second home as they return year after year.

Seven will feature 123 rooms, two restaurants (APEX and Sunrise at 7), a full-service bar, indoor/outdoor event space, a swimming pool, direct race track access, a fitness center and in-room dining.

The property will continue to be owned by IMSA Holdings and managed by Shaner Hotel Group, one of the hospitality industry's leading owner-operators of full- and select-service hotels. As a trusted, quality brand, Shaner Hotel Group will continue to uphold its distinct character while providing guests award-winning customer service, operational and marketing resources.

About Shaner Hotel Group:

Shaner Hotel Group is one of the foremost owner-operator companies in the hospitality industry with more than 50 hotel properties owned and managed across the U.S., Italy and the Bahamas. New properties are constantly evaluated as the Shaner Hotel Group continues a conservative, yet opportunistic approach to growth. Shaner is an approved management company and franchisee of Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Hotels Corporation, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Choice Hotels.

For more information about the company and its divisions visit: https://www.shanercorp.com/.

About IMSA Properties:

IMSA Properties consists of two of North America's premier road courses Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and Sebring International Raceway, as well as the newly rebranded Seven - Sebring Raceway Hotel. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is a multi-purpose motorsports facility situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia, while Sebring International Raceway is located in Sebring, Florida and is North America's oldest sports car racing facility. Both circuits host endurance races for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America.

The 123-room Seven - Sebring Raceway Hotel (formally known as the Chateau Elan Hotel & Conference Center) is located on the legendary hairpin turn at Sebring International Raceway and includes trackside viewing and conference meeting space, making the hotel the perfect place for a stop in Central Florida.

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