Chevy Chase News

Leslie Mann in Talks for VACATION Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Mann is in talks to join the reboot of the upcoming classic VACATION franchise - in a familiar role. (more...)

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Star in New ABC Sitcom?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

A new sitcom starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo might be headed to ABC in the near future. According to PerezHilton.com, this sitcom (previously mentioned on BWW) now has a script commitment from ABC network and ABC Studios for such a show with the National Lampoon's Vacation stars attached. With a script by Brad Copeland, the show is from producer Aaron Kaplan. The unnamed work centers around Chase and D'Angelo as a married couple who suddenly have the task of raising their grandchildren by themselves. (more...)

Ross Companies Enters Partnership With Federal Capital Partners In DC Area's Largest Multifamily Real Estate Transaction This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ROSS Companies, respected as one of the premier owners, property managers and renovators of multifamily communities in the Washington, DC metro area, is partnering with real estate investment company Federal Capital Partners (FCP) to recapitalize six ROSS apartment properties totaling 2,044 rental units, with financing by Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae. Under the terms of the transaction, ROSS Companies retains an ownership interest and will continue providing property management and renovation services. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Debuts First Social Film Series; A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today on our social media channels, we introduce our first social film series: A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Adventure. www.facebook.com/ritzcarlton (more...)

Federal Capital Partners Recapitalizes 2,044 Unit, Six-Community Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Federal Capital Partners (FCP) is recapitalizing six properties with a total of 2,044 apartments in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. FCP, in partnership with ROSS Companies, who will retain an ownership interest in the portfolio and continue to provide property management services, intends to fund and complete capital projects. The recapitalization values the portfolio in excess of $240 million. The portfolio includes a high-rise apartment community in Northern Virginia and five garden style apartment communities in Maryland. The transaction is the largest apartment portfolio transaction in the Washington, DC area in 2014. The communities include: (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Don Pardo
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. (more...)

Hotels in Bethesda, MD Offer a Package Designed to Let Visitors See D.C. #LikeALocal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

BETHESDA, MD - Located northwest of Washington, D.C., Bethesda is one of those places that attracts sightseers bound for the District, conferences that want world-class service without the chaos of a downtown metropolis and modern-day explorers who are eager to see the museums, shops and restaurants located right in Bethesda proper. But no matter what brings visitors to town, Marriott has the solution to the age-old question of what to do: The Weekend #LikeALocal package. (more...)

Legendary SNL Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away at the age of 96. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Tees-Up First Golf Resort In China
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has unveiled plans for its first golf resort in China when The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills opens in late 2015 on the tropical island of Hainan. Adding to the brand's growing portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in China, The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills will be located in Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province. (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere Season 7 of MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM, 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The 13 all-new, one-hour episodes will premiere on Fridays starting on Friday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

America Chooses Jared Fuchs as Grand Prize Winner in National 4-H Council and HughesNet 'Inspire a Future Scientist' Video Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Jared Fuchs of Helena, Ala. has won the grand prize in the 'Inspire a Future Scientist' video contest. He wins $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) in Washington, DC. Jared's 15-second video shows how science, from sub-atomic particles to the structure of the universe, explains who we are and where we are going. All 10 finalists won a 4-H NYSD 'Rockets to the Rescue' kit as an award for sharing their love of science. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Inspired by the New My Sky Exhibition at Boston's Children's Museum, Takes You 'To The Moon and Back' With an Overnight Package That
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Inspired by Boston Children's Museum's upcoming My Sky exhibition [opening July 26th], The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is delighted to offer aspiring young astronomers an overnight suite package that takes them "To The Moon and Back." Just as the Museum's exhibition focuses on the Sun, Moon and stars above us, The Ritz-Carlton is encouraging families who reserve this package to look up at the sky and to appreciate and understand the fundamentals of astronomy. The luxury hotel package is also an extension of Ritz Kids, an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel that young children and their families will treasure. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids is designed to delight with four key pillars of discovery including Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture. "To The Moon and Back" encourages exploration and discovery of Land and Sky and fosters interaction with the world in which young children live. (more...)

Do Good, Feel Good: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Launches Summer Community Footprints Package
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This summer, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. is inviting guests to indulge in luxury while giving back to the community with the launch of their Do Good, Feel Good package. The package, which benefits the hotel's nationally-recognized community partner DC Central Kitchen, will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into DC Central Kitchen's operation, while giving guests the unique opportunity to volunteer afterwards an experience that typically must be reserved months in advance. (more...)

Savor Sunday With an Endless Dom Perignon Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

When the week comes to an end, one can be forgiven for wanting to hold onto it a bit longer. At Cast & Plow, the stylishly elegant restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, the opportunity to prolong the beginning of a new week comes in the form of its new endless Dom Pérignon Brunch. (more...)

National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin Team Up to Recognize Teachers Who Bring Science to Life
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] are launching the 'Teachers Bringing Science to Life' contest that will provide resources and rewards for educators who encourage their students to explore the field of aerospace engineering. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Bends Over Backwards To Bring Legendary Service To Life Through Video Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ How does a luxury hotel company bring its brand to life and showcase a memorable performance by highly skilled artists in China? It recruits one of the nation's finest performance arts troupes to offer spontaneous acrobatic shows in Shanghai, and then shares the beautiful video content with a global digital audience. (more...)

Ritz-Carlton Montreal Exhibits Art from Local Artist, Danielle R O Y, Through 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

MONTREAL QC - This summer, Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers guests an insider experience of the city's arts and culture scene with an exhibition by renowned local artist, Danielle R O Y. Her collection, titled «Une fleur = un ętre humain», 'A flower = a human being,' will be on display at the iconic luxury Montreal hotel until September 5, 2014. (more...)

Iconic Tyson's Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Since 1986, the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner has been a local icon to the Tysons Corner skyline and a staple within the community. With Tysons Corner becoming its own municipality, known simply as "Tysons", the iconic hotel will now be identified as the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. In addition to Tysons becoming its own municipality, the opening of four Metro Rail Stations located in the heart of Tysons brings an evolution of great magnitude and the Sheraton Tysons Hotel openly embraces the future enhancements and growth. (more...)

THE FOURTH OF JULY Now Available as an Audio Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The Fourth of July, a hilarious novella written by Kevin Dowd and published in paperback by Roundabout Press, is now available as an audio book -- just in time for the long holiday weekend. Multiple formats can be downloaded from the author's website, kevindowd.com, at no cost. A Kindle version is also available. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel to Present 'Music Movie Month' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Film and music collide, asSony Movie Channel (SMC) presents its second annual 'Music Movie Month,' starting Tuesday, July 1, at 10 p.m. ET, with NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS, and Paul McCartney in WINGS OVER THE WORLD. (more...)

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