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Lamplighter Spring 2012

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Spring 2012 Owner Newsletter from Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg
Spring 2012 Owner Newsletter from Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg

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Published by: Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg on Apr 16, 2012
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In this issue:
Interval Platinum
Our Top 7 Best Restaurants
Relay for Life Team Formed 
Local Event Calendar 
Resort ends year with improved marks
Dates to Remember:
Busch Gardens - Opens March 24
Local Farmer’s Market
- Opens March 31
1st Annual Resort “Eggstravanga”
- April 7
CW Historic Garden Week - April 23 - 29
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Spring 2012
Volume 12, Issue 2
ver the last several months,your resort Maintenance andQuality Assurance staff has beenfocused on refurbishing units.We are pleased to report ontheir progress to date.As of this print, all units havebeen painted in Buildings 300 &400. (Units in Buildings 100 &200 were previously painted inthe Spring 2011.) Smallwares(coffee makers, toasters,utensils, etc.) have beenreplaced in all units. Similarly,flat screen televisions will beinstalled in Buildings 100 & 200beginning at the end of March.A second television will beinstalled in the second bedroomof each two-bedroom unit.Other completed projectsinclude the Clubhouse BusinessCenter, upgrades to the FitnessCenter, improvements to theClubhouse lobby and arenovated game room.
Progress report: Resort refurbishments
n October 2011, the management and staff of your resort adopted a new motto. Focused onexcellent customer service, the mottodescribes a commitment to providing genuinehospitality while being flexible and reliable inproviding customer service.Interval International, Inc., your affiliatedexchange company, provides management a
summarized report that reflects both owners’and exchange guests’ overall vacation
experiences while at the resort. The 4th
quarter report for 2011 proved that the staff’s
implementation of the motto has thus far beensuccessful.Your resort scored 92% for an overall vacationownership product. For example, guests ratedour services at 95%. This was a significantincrease from the previous quarter.Housekeeping services was the largestimprovement contributing to this rating; a22% increase from the third quarter of 2011.In miscellaneous items, the resort commonareas reflected an increase of 3%. Similarly,units and activities both reflected increases.
Note: Recent improvements such as the ClubhouseBusiness Center, upgraded fitness center and gameroom were not yet available to guests for the purposesof this report.
Colonial Crossings Clubhouse
Busch Gardens Live
May 13 - Cobra Starship
 June 3 - Hot Chelle Rae
 June 17 - Kellie Pickler
August 26 - Victoria Justice
 July 1 - August 19
Enjoy special shows in each country nightly!Fireworks cap your day starting at 9:30 p.m.For information, visit www.buschgardens.comor check with our Member Service staff.
Note: All events are subject to change
usch Gardens Williamsburg, voted
the world’s most beautiful theme park,
has released their summer event series.
Ramp Jam(Part of ASA Action Sports World Tour)
April 21 - 22
April 28 - 29
Glory at the Gardens
May 6 - Anthem Lights & NewsBoys
May 20 - Kirk Franklin
 June 10 - Chris Tomlin &The City Harmonic
 June 24 - Third Day
go platinum with interval!
Busch gardens announces summer series
pgrading your membership to
‘Interval Platinum’ through IntervalInternational, Inc., your resort’s affiliated
exchange company, creates multipleoptions to maximize your ownershipinterest.Interval Platinum includes ShortStayExchange, VIP Concierge and IntervalOptions; all currently offered under theInterval Gold membership. One of themost popular benefits, ShortStayExchange allows members to split oneweek of vacation into two vacations, upto 6 nights each! Expanding on this andother benefits, Interval Platinum creates aone-of-a-kind vacation program forowners.Highlighted by Free Guest Certificates,exchanges and Getaway accommodationscan be assigned to family and friends at noadditional cost.For members with businessschedules requiring frequentair travel, complimentaryenrollment in the StandardPriority Pass programprovides access to more than600 airport VIP lounges in300 cities worldwide.Coupled with Interval
Gold’s complimentary
Hertz #1 Club Goldmembership, members willsave $159.00 in annualmembership dues to thesetwo programs.Discounted week-long resort stays, orGetaways, are offered to IntervalPlatinum members with priority viewingand a $50.00 discount! Take advantage of Getaways to travel when and where youdesire by putting you in total control of your vacations!Other benefits include
Platinum’s Companion
Airline Travel Programand Platinum Escapes,which are createdspecifically for Platinummembers. Escapes offerdeeply discounted resortstays that may beavailable from time totime.Our staff is always happyto teach and assist withlearning more aboutInterval!
More than justAn empty field
ne of the eight original shiresformed in colonial Virginia in1634, Yorktown is the site of surrender by General Cornwallisending the American Revolution-ary War. But, here are some lesserknown attractions to this keystoneof American history.
Yorktown Beach is a favoritespot of the locals
Naval ships can often beviewed at Cheatam Annex
The Tall Ship
sailsdaily from her home port,Riverwalk Landing Pier
For more information about Yorktown
visit historyisfun.org.
ur staff knows the importance of good eats!
That’s why we decided to share with you our“Top 7” picks for the best restaurants
Williamsburg has to offer.
#1 Fat Canary - $$$$
Discover rare and exceptional wines thatcompliment some of the finest menu selectionsyou will experience dining in Williamsburg.www.fatcanarywilliamsburg.com
#2 Blue Talon Bistro - $$$$
Executive Chef David Everett offers “seriouscomfort food” complete with a burnt sugar ice
cream and select brandies to finish your evening.www.bluetalonbistro.com
#3 A Chef’s Kitchen
- $$$$
Exquisite pairings are offered while a learningexperience ensues as diners are given the recipe torecreate the multi-course dinner.www.achefskitchen.biz
Annual Easter
#4 Opus 9 Steakhouse - $$$$
This “favorite of the locals” serves up fork
-tenderprime rib and earned the 2011 Best of Hampton
Roads Reader’s Choice Award for Best Overall
Restaurant and Best Wine List.www.opus9steakhouse.com
#5 Chickahominy House - $$
Established in 1955, the breakfasts and lunches served here are highlighted by Virginiaham biscuits, pancakes and Brunswick stew. www.oldchikahominy.com
#6 The Cheese Shop - $
Akin to the Fat Canary, The Cheese Shop’s sandwiches have become an addiction for
some. Grab a pint of the original HouseDressing for dipping! You can thank us later.www.cheeseshopwilliamsburg.com
#7 Retro’s
- $
Serving up burgers, fries, sundaes and frozencustard, the nostalgia comes free.www.retrosgoodeats.com
When: Saturday April 7, 2012Where: Resort ClubhouseTime: 11:00 A.M.Come have your picturetaken with the Easter Bunny,dye eggs and hunt for one of 
two “Golden Eggs”!
Call Member Services for moreinformation at (877) 276-7647
he annual Relay For Life internationalevent is about saving lives. Drawing morethan 3.5 million people from around theUnited States, funds are raised for thoseaffected by cancer.
“I’m Going to Love You Through It” will be
the team name for the staff of ColonialCrossings. So far, the staff has raised morethan $1,000. The event, held locally at Jamestown High School, will take place May4, 2012. The 12-hour walk is highlighted by
the “Survivor’s Lap.”
If you would like to make a donation visitrelayforlife.or/williamsburg or call teamcaptain, Miranda Jackson at (757) 941-1540.
Relay for life

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