The prestigious 5 * Boutique Hotel Alhambra is a new member of the American network of leading tourist entities Virtuoso. With more than 15 advisors worldwide and a portfolio of almost 1.700 partners, Virtuoso represents the best travel offer – from top hotels, cruises to tour operators. With this valuable recognition awarded to a 5 * hotel from the portfolio of the Lošinj Hotels & Villas of the Jadranka Group, Boutique Hotel Alhambra became one of only three Croatian members of the American network Virtuoso.Virtuoso is an international network of luxury travel agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. The organization has more than 380 agency members with more than 11.400 elite travel advisors in more than 30 countries around the world. It is important to note that the annual turnover of Virtuoso agents is more than $ 15 billion making Virtuoso the most significant organization in the luxury travel industry.Boutique Hotel Alhambra is also a proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, which brings together only 520 small luxury hotels that can satisfy the most demanding guests with a top offer. In addition, Boutique Hotel Alhambra is the winner of this year’s TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, thanks to the exceptional quality of offer and service and high ratings and guest reviews. By the way, Alhambra is part of the hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas of the Jadranka Group, which operates six hotels and restaurants and villas and apartments located in the most attractive locations of the island of Lošinj and is a unique place where the spirit of aristocratic times and exceptional luxury meet.
The No. 2 ranked men’s golf team clinched its 11th consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships last Wednesday, finishing first in the Regional Championship in Sammamish, Wash.The Trojans topped a field of 14 teams, including some within the top 25, such as Kent State, Texas A&M and Florida State, and Pac-12 rival Washington who hosted the regional championship. USC finished the three-day competition at a combined 3-under 849, edging second-place Kent State by six strokes.Head coach Chris Zambri and his squad started strong out of the gate, ending the first day of play in second place (-4). Junior Sean Crocker highlighted Monday’s action, shooting a career-best 7-under to lead the Trojans. Sophomore Justin Suh also posted a strong score of 3-under, to position his team just two strokes back of FSU heading into Tuesday.USC then leapfrogged the Seminoles on day two. Suh paced the Trojans with another 3-under 71 round, while senior Rico Hoey carded his second straight 70. Junior Jonah Texeira opened his round with five consecutive birdies and moved to 5-under with another at the 10th hole. But Texeira labored to the finish line, shooting 6-over across the remaining eight holes. His 1-over round was his best of the week, helping the Trojans build a three-stroke lead over Florida State before the final day of the Regional Championship.Hoey stayed in his groove on Wednesday, with yet another 1-under day, while Sean Crocker shot an even 71. The two strong performances cushioned Suh’s sole over-par round in Sammamish, as the sophomore carded a 73 to wrap up his week. The trio of Hoey, Suh and Crocker all finished in the overall individual top-five: Crocker and Suh were tied for second at 4-under, and Hoey, just one stroke behind the duo, tied for fifth. Freshman Cheng Jin finished tied for 39th at 10-over 223, and Texeira tied for 47th at 14-over.“This week is always somewhat stressful,” said Zambri, who has led the Trojans beyond the regional every year since taking the reins of his alma mater in 2007. “We’re very happy it turned out how it did. Now we need to get ourselves ready for a big week in Chicago.”The Regional Championship marked USC’s fifth win of the season — the team’s highest total since 2008. The program’s run of eleven straight NCAA Championship berths are tied for the national lead with Texas, who also secured a spot in Sugar Grove, Ill. last week with a second-place finish in their home-course regional in Austin.The Trojans now begin the pursuit of their first-ever national championship in earnest. After coming agonizingly close with a second-place finish in 2015, and a semifinal exit last season, USC will look to put all the pieces together in 2017. The NCAA Championships begin on Friday at Rich Harvest Farms with stroke play. The Trojans hope to find themselves playing well into next week, as match play begins between the top eight teams on Tuesday.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Two people suffered minor injuries Friday when a vehicle overturned in Pico Rivera, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to the 5200 block of South Paramount Boulevard at 10:26 a.m., said county fire Inspector Ron Haralson. The circumstances of the accident were under investigation. The patients were transported to a hospital for examination.
GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Round Logo MatJoel Hodgson Talks MST3K Live, Eegah! and Returning to Riffs It’s the joke that spawned a thousand callbacks. An awkwardly dubbed-in line in the 1962 caveman horror flick Eegah! became a favorite punching bag on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Is there a wilderness shot with nobody talking? “Watch out for snakes!” It never got old, and was still funny when Jonah and the bots (with new voices) yelled it out in Netflix’s revival of the series. It’s only fitting that the new cast name their first live tour after it.The MST3K Watch Out for Snakes Tour will be the first ever Mystery Science Theater 3000 live show. Unlike Rifftrax Live or the Cinematic Titanic live shows (all of which featured former cast members of the original MST3K), it seems like these shows will take place in the universe of the show. Jonah Ray will perform as Jonah Heston, and will appear onstage with Tom Servo , Crow and Gypsy. The tour’s promo video notes that the robots’ voice may change depending on the show. Pearl’s clone Synthia (played on the show by Rebecca Hanson) will also be there along with her skeletal ska-playing henchmen. The Mads, Felicia Day’s Kinga Forrester and Patton Oswalt TV’s Son of TV’s Frank, will have some pre-recorded bits where they check in on their captors via video. Check out the wonderfully low-budget promo below featuring Day and Oswalt.All cities on the tour will see Jonah and the bots riff on the b-movie classic Eegah! with new riffs. That alone is cause for excitement. I can’t wait to hear what new awkward shaving sequence jokes they came up with in the 24 years since the original episode aired. Some cities will also feature a second screening of a secret bad movie. You can see when, where and what is showing in your city at MST3K.com/tour.If you’ve ever been to one of the Rifftrax or Cinematic Titanic live shows, you know how fun it is to watch people riff on a movie with a crowd. The live audience adds a different energy to the show, that gives it a more spontaneous feel. (Even when, in the case of Rifftrax Live!, they’re reading from scripts.) This new incarnation of MST3K is perfect for a live show like this, given its heightened sense of theatricality. I’m only sad that Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt won’t actually be there. I desperately want to see a Broadway-style staging of the new intro. Stay on target