LiveRez Creates American Flag Facebook Profile Photo Creator

American Flag Profile Photo Creator

In honor of the upcoming national holiday, LiveRez created a new Facebook profile photo creator. The tool allows people to overlay an American flag over their profile photo, so they can show their Fourth of July Spirit. And, it’s incredibly easy to use!

  1. Go to Happy4thOfJuly.LiveRez.com.
  2. Upload a photo.
  3. Download the new photo.
  4. Use it as your profile photo on social media channels.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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Sun Valley Lodge Re-Opens after $51 Million Renovation

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The world-renowned Sun Valley Resort – home to the upcoming 2015 LiveRez Partner Conference – just completed its massive $51 million renovation of the iconic Sun Valley Lodge.

After a 10-month hiatus, the Lodge re-opened on June 16 – bigger, better and more luxurious than ever, but with the same aura of historical significance.

“In the 37 years I’ve worked for Sun Valley, this is the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen,” Sun Valley Marketing Director Jack Sibbach told the Twin Falls’ Times-News. “It’s a complete rebirth—not just a remodel. We took the lodge down to its 13-inch pillars and everything is new while keeping the Sun Valley feel. The design of the re-imagined lodge respects the history of this iconic building while being very contemporary.”

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The 80-year lodge has played host to some of the world’s biggest celebrities for decades. Prolific writer Ernest Hemingway completed “For Whom the Bell Tolls” while staying at the lodge. His typewriter is on display in one of the Lodge’s new celebrity suites – which also include rooms celebrating regular guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Sonja Henie, Averell Harriman and Clint Eastwood.

These new celebrity suites only break the ice of what was accomplished in the renovation. Also included in the remodel were:

  • The addition of a 20,000 square foot spa and salon
  • An expanded lobby
  • Bigger rooms
  • A larger, re-designed bowling alley
  • And much more!


 
But, it’s not just what they added, it’s how they added it that makes this renovation so special. No detail was spared in elevating this already iconic building. Materials were brought in from around the world.  Granites were imported from India, Brazil, Italy and Jerusalem, and gold limestone was secured from Portugal. The new rugs are custom designed and handwoven. And, the new heated pool is salt water, to be gentler on the skin than chorine.

All this was done with a commitment to preserve the look and feel of the legendary building. The history of the building is highlighted by 250 classic photographs that adorn the walls of the resort, showcasing its famous visitors throughout the years.

A short list of famous guests include: Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Zuckerberg, Mats Wilander, Warren Buffett, Walter Annenberg, Adam West, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Miller, Demi Moore, Peter Cetera, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher, Richard Dreyfuss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Wynn, Justin Timberlake, Mohamed al-Fayed, Barbara Kent, Bill Gates, and Tony Robbins.

The lodge was originally designed by Stanley Underwood in 1935 and was built in just nine months, opening in December 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort. The renovation, however, took even longer than the original construction, with an estimated 150 to 250 workers on hand every day for 10 months. The resort even got a special noise permit, so it could work late into the evening hours.

LiveRez partners will be one of the first groups of guests to experience the historic re-birth of the lodge, when they attend the 2015 LiveRez Partner Conference, Oct. 19-23 at the Sun Valley Resort.

To learn more about the conference and register online, visit Conference.LiveRez.com.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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Win $1,000 with LiveRez’s “Best View” Facebook Photo Contest

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As vacation rental managers in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, you certainly have properties with breathtaking views. And, if you have a picture of that view, you can win our latest Facebook photo contest.

We’re asking managers to upload a photo of one of their properties, highlighting its amazing view. Once you upload it, you can get your friends to vote for it. On July 1, we’ll select one lucky winner from the most popular photos, and they’ll take home a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card. Learn more below.


How to Play:

1. Enter the contest via the link below.
2. Upload your photo.
3. Get your friends to vote.
4. The winner gets a $1,000 Amazon gift card.

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No purchase necessary. All professional vacation rental managers and their staff are invited to enter. The contest runs through June 30, and we’ll announce the winner shortly after on Facebook.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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VIDEO: Vacation Rental Managers Explain Why LiveRez is More Than Just Software

At LiveRez, we believe in partnership. More importantly, the hundreds of vacation rental professionals that use our software believe in it, too. Come find out why they say that LiveRez is more than just software.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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LiveRez Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line Growth, Brings in Partners and Industry Experts from Across the Country

GroupPhotoMayWorkshopsLast week, LiveRez University held its most recent training workshop at its corporate headquarters in Eagle, ID.

The theme of this workshop was bottom line growth, with classes focusing on how to use the LiveRez system to get more bookings, add additional streams of revenue and increase your operational efficiency across the board.

The event saw managers come from as far away as Florida, North Georgia, Michigan and Colorado – many of whom had never had the opportunity to visit the beautiful state of Idaho.

In addition to many partners, the event also attracted many industry experts from across multiple sectors, including major booking portals, vacation rental marketing, payment processing, travel insurance, smart home automation and branded products. These special guests included:

In addition to classes designed for interactive learning, partners also were treated to presentations from many of these industry experts, as well as two sessions of roundtable discussions and exclusive sneak peeks of some of the exciting new technology LiveRez is developing.

Check out the gallery below to see pictures from the event.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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LiveRez Wins Boise Chamber’s Travel Industry Excellence Award

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz accepts the Boise Chamber's 2015 Travel Industry Excellence Award.

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz accepts the Boise Chamber’s 2015 Travel Industry Excellence Award.

Today LiveRez won the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce‘s 2015 Travel Industry Excellence Award.

This is the second year in a row the company has been a finalist for the award, which is given to a chamber member company that “has made significant contributions in enhancing Idaho’s travel industry through recreational opportunities, transportation, lodging options, tourism, or other means.”

Other finalists this year were AAA of Idaho and Enterprise Holdings (the parent of Enterprise and National rental car companies).

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz accepted the award and gave a rousing speech, explaining how the company has grown over the years and at one point calling LiveRez the “honey badger” of the vacation rental industry. You can watch his speech below.

Here are a few photos from the event.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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LiveRez to Hold 2015 Partner Conference in Sun Valley

The company’s second annual gathering of its property manager partners will run October 19-23 at the world renowned Sun Valley Lodge

EAGLE, Id. –– LiveRez.com – the most widely used cloud-based software platform for professional vacation rental managers – today announced that its second annual Partner Conference will run Oct. 19-23 at the world renowned Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Id.

Already known as one of the most iconic resorts in the country, the historic Sun Valley Lodge is currently undergoing a $51 million renovation that includes enlarging and upgrading guest rooms, updating the lobby, restaurant and other guest amenities, and building a new 20,000 square foot full-service spa.

“The Sun Valley Resort is the ultimate destination for a conference of this caliber,” said LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz. “Our mission is to make this annual event the premiere conference in the vacation rental industry.”

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The 2015 LiveRez Partner Conference will run Oct. 19-23 at the iconic Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Id.

The company’s inaugural Partner Conference in 2014, held in Boise, drew more than 220 LiveRez partners (software users) from across the United States and as far away as Australia. In a post-conference survey, these professional managers had nothing but positive comments about their experience:

  • 100 percent of respondents said the conference was as good or better than other industry conferences
  • 95 percent said they would attend again
  • 93 percent said they would recommend it to a colleague

One month after announcing the dates of the 2015 Partner Conference, registration is brisk and LiveRez expects the event to sell out.

“We are thrilled to see such a strong early interest in this year’s conference,” Lotz said. “With six months left before the conference, we expect the turnout to approach 500 attendees.”

The 2015 edition of the conference will feature a full docket of hands-on training sessions, keynote speakers, networking events and two days of specialized workshops for interactive learning. At the five-day event, attendees will also get a first look at the new technology LiveRez is developing.

The location of this year’s conference also marks a homecoming of sorts for the company, which was founded in nearby Hailey, Id.

Full conference details can be found at Conference.LiveRez.com. For more information on the 2015 LiveRez Partner Conference, please call (800) 343-2891 or email Conference@LiveRez.com.

About LiveRez.com
LiveRez.com is a complete, online, vacation rental property management solution, focused on making vacation rental property managers fully operational online and thereby increasing bookings. LiveRez.com offers an all-in-one cloud-based platform, featuring best-in-class websites optimized for online bookings, a full-featured reservation and property management system, a robust CRM system, an exclusive connection to QuickBooks for trust accounting, and a unique “Pay-for-Performance” approach, which provides a mutually beneficial partnership between LiveRez.com and its vacation rental manager partners. The company’s largest competitor is HomeAway Software for Professionals.

To learn more about LiveRez.com, please call 800-343-2891 or visit LiveRez.com. And, to receive timely updates from the company, follow LiveRez.com on Facebook, Twitter (@LiveRez) and Google+, or visit the company’s vacation rental software blog. LiveRez.com is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).