ORLANDO, Fla. – Greg Hauenstein, general manager for the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels’ Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, and the resort’s Director of Sales and Marketing Steve Garner recently welcomed A+ for Teachers at Downtown Disney contest winner Samantha Lauffer, a seventh grader at Southmoreland Middle School in Scottdale, Penn.
Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels selected 10 essay winners in its third annual national contest, hosted in partnership with AirTran Airways and Walt Disney World® to honor outstanding teachers who were nominated by a student. Winning essays were selected based on overall content, grammar and heart; and winners each received a four-day, three-night vacation to the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels.
Lauffer of Ruffs Dale, Pa., nominated her computers and business teacher Janey Layman as an “A+ Teacher” because she makes learning fun and helped students organize and run a golf tournament that raised $4,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Layman also had her students create anti-bullying animated cartoons to learn about animation.
The Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels is a consortium of seven Official Walt Disney World® Hotels that includes Best Western, Holiday Inn, Double Tree Suites by Hilton, Hilton, Royal Plaza, Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, and the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista. With nearly 30 food and beverage outlets and restaurants, more than 3,600 rooms and scores of amenities, they offer a rate, space and menu to please every guest. Located in the heart of Downtown Disney® Area, these properties are within walking distance of some of the Central Florida's best shopping, dining and entertainment.
Guests staying at these Official Walt Disney World® Hotels receive special privileges not available at hotels outside of the Walt Disney World® Resort, such as:
For details, visit www.downtowndisneyhotels.com