Destinations 2017
Travel Tip #11 Your Room

Travel Tip #11 Your Room

Your Room

 

Travel Tip #11 Your Room 

 

 

It was great to see so many of you at our Trade Show Series. I hope you had fun completing our show quiz. I certainly had fun creating it and especially helping many of you with some of the answers.

 

Montego Bay - Jamaica – April 29 – May 5, 2018: Jamaica Room Selector Enclosed:

Montego Bay room All rooms have private balconies and views of the ocean but that is just about all they have in common. Part of the charm of our Hyatt Zilara Resort are all the different room types. With such a variety of room styles, views and immunities. It seem wrong to us to just have the hotel computer randomly choose who gets what room. Attached is our Room Selector, take a look at it and begin to dream a bit but also plan a budget. No decisions need to be made now, in fact we ask that you hold off letting us know until January 1st when we mail out your Final Status Report. As noted on the room upgrade insert, Unused earned Purchase Points cannot be applied to these optional room upgrades.

Traveling to Jamacia:Have you checked that passport expiration date yet? There must be at least 6 months remaining on your passport after our date of departure.

Universal-Orlando – April 20 – 24, 2018: Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort

Universal Orlando roomEnjoy 335 square feet Standard guest rooms offering king bed or double queen bed accommodations and a wealth of amenities. Our Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort offers lagoonstyle pool and sandy beach. There are five restaurants within our hotel ranging from Emeril’s Tchoup House to poolside burgers and wraps at Bula’s Bar & Grill. Even access to the parks is special, including the brand new Volcano Bay water park, Enjoy: Water taxis, walking paths or buses to the parks!

 

 


BONUS Travel Point Opportunity:

Our Monthly Bonus Point opportunities are down to just this last quarter. We continue to feature our “Platinum” sponsors by offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month.

For Example: IBC Boilers are one of our featured sponsors in October. Every time you purchase any IBC boiler or indirect you will earn points for the value of these items plus bonus points.

Oct - Dec: Taco, Moen, State, Rinnai & IBC Boilers

2017 Trade Show and Q3 purchase Bonus Points have been be added to your Monthly Update.

 

 

Travel Tip #10 Trade Shows & Bonus Points

Travel Tip #10 Trade Shows & Bonus Points

Trade Shows & Bonus Points

Travel Tip #10 Trade Shows and Bonus Points 

 

 

By the time this reaches you we will have passed Labor Day, the temperatures have begun todrop and we will be down to one last Trade Show for you to attend and earn 3000 trip Bonus Points.

Go back to our last Destinations mailing, prior to this one, and find your Destinations Quiz Card inside. Bring this card to our Thursday, September 21st Trade Show and receive 3000 Bonus Points. The show is at the Radisson Hotel Manchester, 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH.

Go to www.thegranitegroup.com for show details including a list of our pre-show seminars and our easy OnLine registration. The information on your Destinations Trade Show Quiz is essential to your vacation with us. Bring this card “incomplete” to our show and ask our Valued “Platinum” Vendors for the answers.

 

 

 


On Going Bonus Point Opportunities

  • LAST CHANCE to earn Bonus Points from these great Platinum Sponsors: July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor
  • The final 3-months involve: October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai

Planning on coming with us to Jamaica?:

Have you checked that passport expiration date yet? There must be at least 6 months remaining on your passport after our date of departure.

 

Travel Tip #9 Trade Shows, Bonus Points and Trip Enhancements

Travel Tip #9 Trade Shows, Bonus Points and Trip Enhancements

Trade Shows, Bonus Points and Trip Enhancements

Travel Tip #9 Trade Shows, Bonus Points and Trip Enhancements

August & September is Granite Group Trade Show season. Look inside this envelop for your Destinations Quiz Card. Bring this card to any one of our three Trade Shows and receive 3000 Bonus Points. Go to thegranitegroup.com for show details including a slate of pre-show seminars and our easy OnLine registration. Mark your calendars, this year’s shows are: August 24th – Sturbridge MA, September 7th – Killington VT and September 21 – Manchester NH.

The information on your Destinations Trade Show Quiz is essential to your vacation with us.Bring the card “incomplete” to one of our shows and ask our Valued Platinum” Vendors for the answers. We would love to see you at more than one show however these Destinations Trade Show Bonus Points can only be earned once. 

While at the show check out our Destinations booth for new details about both our Universal- Orlando and Jamaica trips. We will be offering: new photos, updated travel info and “Buy-In” sheets that will help you project your possible buy-in amount. Plus we will be introducing our Jamaica: Hyatt Zilara Room Upgrade Selection Guide.

 

 

 


On Going Bonus Point Opportunities

  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai

Planning on coming with us to Jamaica?:

Have you checked that passport expiration date yet? There must be at least 6 months remaining on your passport after our date of departure.

 

Travel Tip #8 Perks & Privileges

Travel Tip #8 Perks & Privileges

Perks & Privileges!

 

 

 

In Jamaica:

April 29 – May 5 2018 at the “All-Inclusive” Hyatt Zilara. The perks in Jamaica are almost endless: Getting there: Non-Stop, private charter plane,
baggage handling & tips included. At your hotel: exclusive use of the Zilara pool and beach area, priority seating at all (9) Hyatt restaurants, special group-dining options. Around Jamaica: reserved tee times at White Witch, custom excursion schedule, private catamaran cruise and private party at Margaritaville Restaurant.

*Check your passports expiration dates now. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you get home. 

At Universal Orlando:

April 20 – 24 2018 at Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort: Skip the regular Theme Park lines with Universal Express, Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Fun, Free And Easy Transportation: Waterways, roads and walking paths to the parks, Priority Seating at On-Site Restaurant. Plus you will be invited to (2) exclusive Granite Group parties: a Welcome Reception including: Character greetings, dinner and live entertainment at Loew’s Royal Pacific’s Wantilan Luau.

 


Special Trade Show Bonus Point Opportunities coming soon. Invitations will arrive about a
month prior to each show. Make your calendars, this year’s shows are: August 24th – Sturbridge MA,
September 7th – Killington VT and September 21 – Manchester NH.

Buy In Sheets:

If you fall short of your travel goal you can buy-in the difference. In fact, over 60% of our Travelers “buy-in” some amount to travel with us. Enclosed our Buy-In Sheet to help project your potential buy-in. Simply follow the left column down to where your purchase totals will be at on December 31, 2017, follow to the right choosing the column for your anticipated number of guests.

 

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:

Each month during 2017, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors between October - December. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.

  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 
Travel Tip #7 Our Hotel’s Features

Travel Tip #7 Our Hotel’s Features

Our Hotel’s Features!

In Jamaica:

Montego Bay, Jamaica: April 29 – May 5 2018 at the “All-Inclusive” Hyatt Zilara. There are only 234 rooms at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Zilara in Montego Bay. Our hotel is less than 20 minutes from the airport. All rooms have private balconies and views of the ocean. The Hyatt offers 9
specialty restaurants and 7 unique bars. We will have available to us to enjoy: white sandy beaches, world-class facilities including a spa and wellness center, two sprawling pools with swim up bars, cabanas and hot tub. To entertain us we will have: nightly live entertainment, daily and nightly activities including themed beach parties, yoga, Pilates and cooking demonstrations. 

 

PASSPORT ARE REQUIRED: You will need your passport to travel to the Jamaica. If you do not have one it is a great time to start the process as it can take 6-8 weeks for processing once it is mailed out. Already have a Passport? Check that expiration date…to enter Jamaica your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after our date of departure.

*Check your passports expiration dates now. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you get home. 

At Universal Orlando:

Universal Orlando: April 20 – 24 2018 at Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort: Enjoy 335 square feet Standard guest rooms offering king bed or double queen bed accommodations and a wealth of amenities. Our Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort offers lagoon-style pool and sandy beach. There are five restaurants within our hotel ranging from Emeril’s Tchoup House to poolside burgers and wraps at Bula’s Bar & Grill. Even access to the parks is special: Waterways, walking paths our buses to the parks!

 

 

Buy In Sheets:

If you fall short of your travel goal you can buy-in the difference. In fact, over 60% of our Travelers “buy-in” some amount to travel with us. Enclosed our Buy-In Sheet to help project your potential buy-in. Simply follow the left column down to where your purchase totals will be at on December 31, 2017, follow to the right choosing the column for your anticipated number of guests.

 

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:

Each month during 2017, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors between October - December. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.

  • April, May & June: Weil McLain, Kohler, Grundfos & Mueller,
  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 
Travel Tip #6 Trip Dates & Buy-In Sheet

Travel Tip #6 Trip Dates & Buy-In Sheet

Check out the great restaurant and dining options for both our Jamaica and Universal Orlando vacations!

 

 

 

 

 

In Jamaica:

Montego Bay, Jamaica: April 29 – May 5 2018 at the “All-Inclusive” Hyatt Zilara. Communicating and Currency: The official language in Jamaica is English. However the primary spoken language is an English-based creole called Jamaican Patois. The official currency is the Jamaican Dollar; many ofthe Montego Bay area resorts accept United States dollars as well as all major credit cards. PASSPORT ARE REQUIRED: You will need your passport to travel to the Jamaica. If you do not have one it is a great time to start the process as it can take 6-8 weeks for processing once it is mailed out. Already have a Passport? Check that expiration date…to enter Jamaica your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after our date of departure.

*Check your passports expiration dates now. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you get home. 

At Universal Orlando:

Universal Orlando: April 20 – 24 2018 at Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort: You may be wondering why our trip is a Friday through Tuesday. School vacation in New England is not all the same week. By choosing a Friday –Tuesday it will minimize the number of days any student needs to miss school. Some of our kids will start their school vacation a day early and some will return a couple days late.

 

 

Buy In Sheets:

If you fall short of your travel goal you can buy-in the difference. In fact, over 60% of our Travelers “buy-in” some amount to travel with us. Enclosed our Buy-In Sheet to help project your potential buy-in. Simply follow the left column down to where your purchase totals will be at on December 31, 2017, follow to the right choosing the column for your anticipated number of guests.

 

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:

Each month during 2017, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors between October - December. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.

  • April, May & June: Weil McLain, Kohler, Grundfos & Mueller,
  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 
Travel Tip #5 Excursions & Activities

Travel Tip #5 Excursions & Activities

Check out the great restaurant and dining options for both our Jamaica and Universal Orlando vacations!

In Jamaica:

Montego Bay, Jamaica: April 29 – May 5 2018 at the “All-Inclusive” Hyatt Zilara. Excursions are at the individual’s expense. Nearby Excursions are: (2) golf courses: White Witch & Cinnamon Hill, Deep sea fishing, Spa, Dunn’s River Falls, Rose Hall Great House, Jamaican Bobsled, Jamaica Sky Explorer, Bamboo river rafting, Luminous Lagoon, Sunset catamaran cruises, Historic shopping, Dune buggies, Plus a full schedule of activities and entertainment available on property. Or lounge around our private Hyatt Zilara pool or beach soaking in the sun and culture. Do as much or as little as you want!

*Check your passports expiration dates now. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you get home. 

At Universal Orlando:

Universal Orlando: April 20 – 24 2018 at Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort: Three parks full of shows and thrilling rides: Universal Studios: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott, ET’S Adventure, Men in Black: Alien Attack, Terminator 2: 3-D, Transformer’s 3-D, Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy, The Blues Brother’s Show Islands of Adventure: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, New Hulk Roller Coaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dr. Doom’s Fearful Falls, Dragons Challenge Coaster and the Al-New - Volcano Bay Water Park

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:

Each month during 2017, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors between October - December. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.

  • April, May & June: Weil McLain, Kohler, Grundfos & Mueller,
  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 
Travel Tip #4 We Gotta Eat!

Travel Tip #4 We Gotta Eat!

Great things to do and places to go in both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Universal Orlando!

In Jamaica:

The Granite Group will be buying-out all 234 rooms at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Zilara in Montego Bay. Many of the restaurants are just a short walk to the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall. Sounds like we will have a great variety of food options: Choicez: A sumptuous buffet featuring several show cooking areas. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Di Roza: Italian cuisine served in a stunning setting. Open for dinner. Fuzion: Pacific Rim favorites prepared at small cooking stations, an open wok station, and a yakitori grill. Barefoot Jerkz: Enjoy local specialties and casual fare at this beachfront gill. Open for lunch and afternoon snacks. Brazil: Skewers of succulent grilled meats served up in a traditional Churrascaria. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Calypzo: Caribbean restaurant located seaside and open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grindz: This casual coffee bar lets guest enjoy cappuccino, pastries or a sip of island run. Open all day. Churchillz: Enjoy a drink and watch the game in the atmosphere on an English gentleman's club. Stirz: Ziva's lobby is home to talented bartenders pouring cocktails day and night. Lagoonz: In the heart of the Ziva's pool action lies this refreshing swim-up oasis. Fez: Moroccan themed rooftop bar & lounge. Horizons: Oceanfront, poolside bar in the resort's center. 

At Universal Orlando:

Although not part of our package, great food will not be hard to find on our Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando vacation either: Our Royal Pacific Resort is the home of: Emeril’s Tchoup, Island’s Dining Room, Jake’s American Bar, Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar and the poolside Bula Bar & Grille. Our hotel is also walking distance from City Walk. City Walk is Universal’s restaurant district including: The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, NBC Sports Grill, The Cowfish, Vivo Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Mexican, Hard Rock Café, Emeril’s, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Pat O’Brien’s.

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:

Each month during 2017, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors between October - December. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.

  • April, May & June: Weil McLain, Kohler, Grundfos & Mueller,
  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 
Travel Tip #3 Our Hotels!

Travel Tip #3 Our Hotels!

We have picked two great hotels for both our Montego Bay, Jamaica and Universal Orlando vacations. Both resorts have a great variety of restaurants and bars.

In Jamaica:

The Granite Group will be buying-out all 234 rooms at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Zilara in Montego Bay. The Zilara shares the same grounds and amenities as Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall. You may notice that Hyatt Zilara is Adult only, but don’t worry we can include all ages as part of our buy-out. The Hyatt offers 9 specialty restaurants, 7 unique bars, world class spa, white sand beach and numerous pools and hot tubs. All rooms have private balconies and views of the ocean. The Granite Group will have exclusive use of the entire Zilara resort and be /able to also enjoy all the other immunities and services found throughout the rest of the property. Click to see Resort Details

At Universal Orlando:

Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando is situated within walking distance or short water shuttle to: Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and City Walk. Enjoy 335 square feet Standard Guest Room offering king bed or double queen bed accommodations, and a wealth of exceptional amenities. Our Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort offers lagoon-style pool and sandy beach.  Click to see Resort Details

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:

Each month during 2017, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors between October - December. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.

  • January, February & March: Mitsubishi, Bosch/Buderus, Oasis & Symmons  ,
  • April, May & June: Weil McLain, Kohler, Grundfos & Mueller,
  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 
Travel Tip #2 Destinations Bonus Travel Points!

Travel Tip #2 Destinations Bonus Travel Points!

These recent cold New England temperatures have us more excited than ever for the warm climates of Florida and Jamaica. In this Travel Tip we describe how you can earn additional travel points simply by purchasing certain products during the months they are featured.

Vendor Support is a Key Component of our Destinations program:

The Granite Group is very fortunate to have great customers.  We are equally fortunate to partner with great manufacturers and manufacturer’s representatives.  Without their involvement the Destinations Travel Incentive Program would not exist. To celebrate the support of our Destinations "Platinum" level sponsors, we have created the following opportunity for you to earn additional Travel Points through your purchases of our monthly-featured products.

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule::

Each month from March to November, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: State Water Heaters is one of our featured sponsors in October - Decementer. Every time you purchase a State Water Heater during these months you will earn points for the value of the heater plus bonus points.  

  • January, February & March: Mitsubishi, Bosch/Buderus, Oasis & Symmons  ,
  • April, May & June: Weil McLain, Kohler, Grundfos & Mueller,
  • July, August & September: Delta, Charlotte, Watts & Uponor,
  • October, November & December: Taco, Moen, State, IBC Boilers & Rinnai 

Your 7-Day, 6-Night Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacation Trip Includes:

  • Round Trip Non-Stop Charter out of Manchester NH
  • Airport/Hotel round trip transfers
  • All-Inclusive Food, Beverage & Resort Entertainment
  • Granite Group “Welcome Reception and Dinner”
  • Granite Group Private Socials & Activities including Golf & Fishing
  • Granite Group “Gala Farewell Dinner Event”
  • Granite Group “Olympics”
  • Hotel tax, tips and service charges included 

Your 5-Days, 4-Night Universal Orlando Vacation Includes:

  • On property at the Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort
  • Charter out of MHT or commercial air from one of many
  • other hubs
  • Airport/Hotel round trip transfers
  • Granite Group “Wantilan Luau: Welcome Reception,
  • Dinner and Show
  • Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Express
  • Unlimited
  • Private Grand Farewell Dinner inside Islands of Adventure after the park’s close
Travel Tip #1 - Two Trips to Choose From

Travel Tip #1 - Two Trips to Choose From

Welcome to Destinations: The Travel Incentive Program of The Granite Group. Every month we will be updating you on your progress as well as offering valuable details about our two vacation packages. These Travel Tips,updated point totals and much, much more trip information and photos can befound anytime at www.thegranitegroup.com

On October 1, 2016 you began earning points and are closer to traveling with us with each purchase you make. Your earnings period will continue until December 31, 2017.

How To Read Your Enclosed Monthly Status Report

  • Account Number: Your Granite Group assigned account number

  • Number of Travelers: As you indicated on your Registration Form. Any number of guests are welcome, however the maximum number of travelers that can be earned is 4.  You will simply need to pay for all travelers over 4.

  • Number of Rooms: As you indicated on your Registration Form.

  • Trip Choice: Which trip you have told us you want to go on. If you have not made a location selection yet, your Purchase Goal is based on the higher goal of Jamaica.

  • Purchase Goal: Your personalized goal is based on the package you choose and the number of rooms and guests you have selected. The maximum number of travelers that can be earned is (4) per account. Your purchase goal is based on (4) travelers.

  • Months Listed: Your purchases during this month.  This total is less any: taxes, delivery fees, freight charges or service charges.

  • Bonus Points: Accumulation of extra points earned by attending an event, training and by purchasing the “Featured” products of the month. A schedule of featured products will be announced soon.

  • Purchase Total to Goal: Your current purchase total for the months completed.

 

 

Where are we going?

Montego Bay, Jamaica:

April 29 –May 5, 2018: 7-day, 6-night “All Inclusive” vacation package at the Hyatt Zilara. . The Zilara is described as “Sharing the same grounds, and many of the same amenities, as Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hyatt Zilara offers a serene and spectacular “all inclusive” world class vacation experience offering the flavor of Jamaica set in the natural habitat of Montego Bay”. The Hyatt offers 9 specialty restaurants, 7 unique bars, world class spa, white sand beach and numerous pools and hot tubs. The Granite Group will have exclusive use of the entire Zilara resort. 

 

 

 

 

Universal Orlando:

April 20-24, 2018: 5-day, 4-night Universal Orlando vacation at the Royal Pacific Resort. The Royal Pacific is one of Universal’s premier “on property” hotels. It is in the middle of it all, it is a short walk to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks as well as to the bars and restaurants of City Walk. This vacation includes (3-day) Universal Express park passes, early park entry, a “Wantilan Luau” Welcome Dinner and a private Grand Finale inside Islands of Adventure after the park’s close. 

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company a Granite Group Destinations Sponsor