JNR Crescent Hotel: You’ll check out but never leave…

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year at JNR. We are lucky enough to have leadership who enjoy this holiday and encourage employees to participate by dressing up and decorating their workspace. Each year, management and Human Resources come up with a fun theme that employees can choose to participate in. The common areas are decorated according to that theme and contests are held for Favorite Group Costume, Favorite Individual Costume, Favorite Decorations, Most Original Costume, Most Gory Costume, Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume and Best Themed Costume.

It is amazing to watch our contemporary offices take the form of a JNR Horror Story Freak Show Carnival or, in the case of this year, the JNR Crescent Hotel.

The 2016 theme is based on an actual hotel from American history. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is not lacking in its share of supernatural and horror stories! Building began in 1884 and was completed in 1886, but not before a construction worker fell to his death. Since that time the hotel has taken on multiple forms. It started as a luxurious resort to draw in socialites and notables from across the country. In 1907 the resort was closed and reopened in 1908 as the Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women. In 1924 the College closed and was leased as a summer resort before reopening as a junior college from 1930 to 1934. In 1937, the resort fell into the hands of its most infamous owner, “Dr.” Norman Baker, who used the building as a hospital to “cure” diseases. He lured unsuspecting patients in, charged them thousands of dollars, and practiced fake medicine that often ended with them in a body bag in the “morgue” he built in the basement. His scheme finally collapsed in September of 1939 and from then until 1946 the building was unoccupied until a Chicago businessman reopened the hotel, which thrived until 1967 when it caught on fire and suffered severe damage. In 1997, Marty and Elise Roenigk bought the hotel and restored it to its former glory.  Marty, was killed in a traffic accident in 2009.

Now, on October 31st, 2016, the 1886 Crescent Hotel will gain a West Coast branch for one day only — the JNR Crescent Hotel.

Learn more about 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa:

http://www.crescent-hotel.com/history.shtml

https://www.facebook.com/crescenthotelghosttours/

The Most Haunted Places in Every State article, which appeared in Travel and Leisure. http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/best-haunted-places?xid=NL_and

Written by Stephanie Thomas

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JNR is a full service, globally recognized leader in the incentive industry offering solutions for Meetings and Conferences, Incentive Travel, Special Events and Entertainment, Prepaid Card Services and AXS Contact Center Solutions. We have over 36 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Our clients trust our comprehensive suite of solutions that offer a better way to reach performance, productivity and loyalty objectives. JNR tends to every detail of your program to ensure an extraordinary experience for your customers, employees and participants and a favorable return on your investment. We allow you to step away from the logistical details and let you focus on what you do best.



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With our 36 years of experience in the industry, JNR has operated programs all over the world. We love taking our clients and their participants to new and exciting destinations, as well as some of the all-time favorites. Year after year, we continue to increase our global reach and work with magnificent properties and innovative vendors all over the world. Is there somewhere you want to go? Something you want to experience?   JNR can take you there with a flawless Incentive program.

 

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Enticing Mexican Festivities

Mexico is a destination that never disappoints and remains a top pick for Incentive Travel programs at all levels. With a range of hotel, resort and all-inclusive choices and ample activities, this destination has a charm that appeals to every demographic.

We create an authentic, luxury experience for our participants by offering a list of little known Mexican festivities that you may want to consider when booking your next Incentive trip in Mexico.

Carnival

Although you may tend to think of Rio for Carnival, Mexico has it’s own version of Carnival celebrations that take place the last week of February every year. If you want to see an authentic Mexican Carnival event head to Mazitlan where you will find thousands taking to the streets in elaborate costumes.  The weeklong fête includes parades, balls and merriment going well into the early morning hours.

Dia de la Candelaria

The Dia de la Candelaria is celebrated each February 2nd across the county.  This gorgeous celebration is festooned with thousands candles and flowers of every color.  Families bring a dressed up baby Jesus as an offering of thanks for a blessed year.  In pre-Hispanic times, villagers would bring corn through the streets on February 2nd according to the Mayan calendar in exchange for a healthy harvest.

If you are lucky enough to be in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz at this time, you will see this festival complete, parades and delicious tamales.

Fiesta de Santa Cecilia

An entire festival centered on the patron saint of music is bound to be a great time! Every November in Mexico City, Plaza Garibaldi is transformed into an open-air party with various music styles playing throughout the day.  This party culminates with more than 500 musicians from all backgrounds singing Las Mañantas to the patroness of mariachis.  While in Mexico City, we recommend staying at Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. , The St. Regis Mexico City or any of the luxury resorts where you will experience the finest accommodations and service.

BPM Festival

And speaking of music, the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen kicks off each New Year with the largest dance music festival in the world.  Thousands of visitors travel to the area every year to take part in dance parties on one of the countries most beautiful Caribbean shorelines.  For a span of 10 days, festivalgoers enjoy 400 artists all while taking in the splendor of Riviera Maya.

From Cancun to Los Cabos, Mexico is a country of great heritage and an endless source of fascination for travelers.  Whether you’ve been once or several times, there is always something new to discover. JNR will incorporate authentic touches into your next Incentive program in Mexico or anywhere in the world you would like to go.


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Information based on A calendar of less-familiar festivities by Meagan Drillinger which was published in Travel Weekly in September 2016.

 

Written by Barbara Williamson

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JNR is a full service, globally recognized leader in the incentive industry offering solutions for Meetings and Conferences, Incentive Travel, Special Events and Entertainment, Prepaid Card Services and AXS Contact Center Solutions. We have over 36 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Our clients trust our comprehensive suite of solutions that offer a better way to reach performance, productivity and loyalty objectives. JNR tends to every detail of your program to ensure an extraordinary experience for your customers, employees and participants and a favorable return on your investment. We allow you to step away from the logistical details and let you focus on what you do best.