Lansdowne Resort Kicks Off the Summer Vacation Season

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Lineup of Performers: 2010 Free Summer Concert Series

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This year’s concert series promises to be the best we have offered. It is perfect for families, couples, and friends looking to enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Lansdowne is an affordable, convenient getaway, unlike anything else in the DC area.

Lansdowne Resort kicks off the Summer Vacation Season today with the announcement of the 2010 lineup of performers for its free annual summer concert series. The 2010 Sounds of Summer concert series—sponsored by BMW of Sterling/MINI of Sterling—offers a variety of music genres including 80s, 90s and Best Hits, along with jazz, country, salsa, and new this year, Beatles and Motown bands. The Sounds of Summer free outdoor concert series takes place every Friday beginning Friday, June 18 and runs through September 3, the Friday night of Labor Day weekend. USO Metro has been named as the official charity of the event. *Please add to calendar listings.

The performances will be held on the Lansdowne Resort terraces, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. each Friday night. Executive Chef Wes Rosati and the Resort’s culinary team will be offering a variety of local, fresh grilled menu options for outdoor dining on the Resort Terraces! New this year, Lansdowne is proud to announce its own wine label, Lansdowne Reserve. Through Tarara Winery, Lansdowne will be offering a crisp white blend and sassy red to accompany the culinary menu offerings. Costs start at $5/glass for wine, beer, assorted beverages and food options.

The “Sounds of Summer” 2010 concert series lineup is:
June 18 -- The Jack Diamond-Jim Steed band -- Today’s Best Hits
June 25 -- Junkfood -- Rock
July 2    -- Southern Persuasion -- Country
July 3* -- Backstreet Betties -- Rock/Pop/Funk
July 9    -- Sharon Thomas Experience -- Jazz
July 16 -- Esencia Tropical -- Salsa
July 23 -- The Jack Diamond-Jim Steed Band -- Today’s Best Hits
July 30 -- The Reflex -- Ultimate 80’s
August 6 -- Abby Road -- Beatles Cover
August 13 -- The Fabulous Dial Tones -- Motown
August 20 -- The Monster Band -- Funk/Rock/R&B
August 27 -- Gonzo’s Nose -- 80’s, 90’s, Today
Sept. 3 -- Beach Bumz -- Jimmy Buffet Cover

*July 3 is a Saturday and includes free FIREWORKS!
For more information on the individual bands, please visit the Lansdowne Sensations website!

“This year’s concert series promises to be the best we have offered,” according to Warren Breaux, Director of Sales and Marketing. “The purpose of the series is to bring a complete entertainment experience to our guests – for the evening or for a longer vacation getaway. It is perfect for families, couples, friends and our neighbors looking to enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Lansdowne is an affordable, convenient getaway, unlike anything else in the DC area.”

We are proud to be working with our sponsors, BMW of Sterling/MINI of Sterling (bmwofsterling.com), who recently won the prestigious “2010 Center of Excellence” award from BMW of North America, LLC. This year, 24 out of 338 BMW dealers nationwide won the award based on customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability. “We’re proud to be working with Lansdowne Resort for we feel both companies strive to go the extra mile,” said Felix B. Bighem, Senior Client Advisor.

This year the resort has again selected a charity serving the men and women of the US Armed Forces. USO Metro (uso_metro.org) (United Services Organizations of Metropolitan Washington, Inc.) will serve as the charity partner for the 12 week series. A portion of all “Sounds of Summer” packages will be donated to the USO; additionally there will be opportunity to make donations during the concerts.

Throughout the concert series Lansdowne will once again be working with Visit Loudoun, the Loudoun County Visitors Association, to promote Loudoun County (visitloudoun.org) as DC’s Wine Country. We are proud to also be working the Virginia is for Lovers (virginia.org) as one of our travel partners.

Lansdowne Resort has a special Sounds of Summer concert package, starting at $189 that includes overnight deluxe accommodations, four (4) food and drink tickets to use at the concert, concert admission, resort fee and a donation to the USO. Golf and spa treatments are also available for an additional charge. Go to http://www.lansdowneresort.com to book now.

Along with the concert series package the Resort offers a host of family, golf, spa and music getaway packages including the “Family Staycation” Package, which starts at $179. The Family Staycation package includes overnight deluxe accommodations, buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (age 6-12), (children 5 and under are complimentary) in the Riverside Hearth (includes tax and gratuity); complimentary in-room movie; use of fitness center, five-pool aquatic complex with waterslide and hot tub PLUS Resort Rascals club for kids and family golf on our Shark Bite course are available for an extra fee. The resort offers special family rates on second rooms for $89/night, so the stay can truly be a vacation for everyone!

To learn more about all our summer getaways and to make reservations, go to http://www.LansdowneSensations.com or call 888 541-7947.

About Lansdowne Resort
Lansdowne Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient, is the capital region’s premier, full-service resort. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is set on more than 500 acres of secluded countryside. Lansdowne Resort features 296 guest rooms and 14 suites, a multi-pool aquatic complex, 45-holes of golf, a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, six dining facilities and Spa Minérale, a full-service spa. See http://www.lansdowneresort.com for details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit http://www.benchmarkhospitality.com.

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Denise Benoit, Director of Marketing
703-729-4129 | Cell: 703-919-1589

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