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Say I Do × The Summit Hotel

The Summit Hotel in Madisonville is a featured location for Say I Do, a new series premiering on Netflix on July 1. From the creators of Queer Eye, Say I Do follows couples as they overcome obstacles to plan their surprise dream wedding in less than a week.

Say I Do stars interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen, stylist Johnny Wright, and chef Gabriele Bertaccini as experts and planners of each perfect celebration, including the one filmed at The Summit. The deserving couples on the show have always wanted to get married, but life challenges kept them from realizing their dream. Laughter, tears and love are hallmarks of the program.

“One of the highest honors we have in the hotel business is to help a couple celebrate their love with an extraordinary wedding,” said Martin Pittman, AT Hospitality Vice President of Operations. “The inspiring spaces, thoughtful details and sumptuous food at our Four Diamond hotel make every wedding special. But this one, with a couple who have loved each other through difficult times and the groom surprising his bride with the wedding in less than a week, was really something special.”

Viewers are treated to a front-row seat as they get to know the couple and their love story, and are there every step of the way, from the groom surprising the bride to the menu planning and more. It all culminates in seeing the bride glowing in her Thai Nguyen gown against the lushly decorated Rooftop Terrace at The Summit.

Say I Do is garnering national attention in the ramp-up to the premiere, with media coverage including People and FilmDaily. The official trailer can be viewed here.

The Summit is Cincinnati’s premier, luxury independent boutique hotel, with more than 32,000 square feet of space for weddings and events, including the Rooftop Terrace, Art Gallery, and Library. The Summit was recently named a AAA Four Diamond property, awarded the Inspector’s AAA Best of Housekeeping designation — significantly surpassing cleanliness expectations based on their comprehensive on-site inspection— and nominated for a Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Award.

Members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ complimentary iPrefer program enjoy exclusive perks including complimentary room upgrades, free wi-fi, early check-in/late check-out, members-only rates and more.

The Summit opened in the historic and vibrant Madisonville neighborhood in 2018. Originally a doorbell factory, then a rainbow-hued parking garage, the property emerged as a contemporary art-filled hotel featuring a nine-story atrium, relaxing library, expansive rooftop terrace, art gallery and 239 guest suites that spark inspiration and curiosity. It is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s leading independent hotel group.

Designed by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), The Summit is an artful experience with a strong emphasis on group conferences and collaborative spaces. Guests enjoy sophisticated amenities including a Rooftop Terrace, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, Art Gallery, soaring nine-story Atrium, an ultramodern social library, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. A variety of locally sourced dining, featuring house-made cocktails and extensive beer and wine lists, is available at the hotel’s Overlook Kitchen + Bar, Brew & Barrel and The Market.

Made for Meetings & Events The Summit offers 32,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space,including the modern Madisonville Ballroom and 17 meeting rooms with high-tech amenities and natural light. Meeting attendees at The Summit can find non-traditional offerings for snacks and breaks at the hotel’s signature Nourishment Centres.

The Summit is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection and is designated a AAA Four Diamond hotel and an Inspector’s Award for Best Housekeeping winner. All guests of The Summit are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 700 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide. The Summit is managed by AT Hospitality Group.

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The mother-daughter leadership team behind AdventureWomen has announced the addition of private, customizable itineraries to its product line to meet the rising demand for tailor-made travel among women travelers. 

“Based on our extensive research, we know women want to craft their own journeys without taking on the added stress of detailed planning and logistics. Nicole, Erica and I have a wealth of experience designing and leading adventure tours throughout the world,” stated co-owner and pioneer in adventure travel, Judi Wineland. “Match that with AdventureWomen’s more than 35-year history in the women-only travel market, and we are in a uniquely qualified place to offer personalized travel experiences to women seeking active discovery in a destination of their choice,” continued Wineland. 

The new line of AdventureWomen journeys will pair the company’s expertise and worldwide network of vetted suppliers with the individualized needs of their guests to create transformative travel experiences that go beyond a traditional vacation. 

“The core AdventureWomen product encourages women to engage with themselves for a life-changing and truly impactful journey,” states co-owner Nicole Wineland-Thomson. “Through customized itineraries, we can deliver more value and better meet the individualized needs of our travelers, providing us with an exciting opportunity to enact meaningful change for our guests. Whether it’s a milestone trip or an annual celebration, we get to be a part of our travelers’ stories, which, ultimately, is what drives us.” 

Below are a few examples of the types of trips that AdventureWomen can deliver on a personalized basis: 

  • Celebration of a lifetime achievement with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro 
  • Mother-daughter getaways with active and cultural offerings that will appeal to every generation
  • A beach-side glamping bachelorette trip for a surf-loving bridal party in Baja, Mexico 

A peaceful yoga retreat for a tight-knit group of yogi friends in Nepal 

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AdventureWomen® is a pioneer in women’s travel – custom-designing and leading some of the most unique adventure travel tours for active women since 1982. Under the leadership of Judi Wineland, President of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., and her daughters Erica Landerson and Nicole Wineland-Thomson, AdventureWomen explores new frontiers for women and travel. AdventrueWomen’s adventure vacations continue to delight and inspire women traveling solo, or with family and friends. With women-only adventure tours in over 21 countries, AdventureWomen invites women to physically and mentally challenge themselves while exploring the world.