Sunday, March 23, 2008

Resort Concept: Themed Entertainment Hotel Resort

Hello All,

Many of us whom have the spirit of wonder within are always delighted to visit an amusement park. No matter our age, be it a child to a senior citizen, the youth factor is eternal. With that said unless you live close to a regional hub say Orlando Florida to the numerous sorts of Amusement Park destinations. You may be restricted to visiting such places to once a year if not much less during a course of your lifetime.

What if instead the Amusement Park experience was transplanted into a hotel resort experience instead. Where upon the resort guests are treated along the way in tandem as amusement park patrons. By the numerous layered interactive experiences to be had in such a translation of a themed hotel resort.

The themes can be from the typical fantasy to science fiction. Although additional genres will be welcomed like that of a historical period, be it 17th century Caribbean to a resort complex modeled similar to a Buddhist Shrine or Monastery.

The interactive aspects for the resort guests can be educational to entertainment or both. Right now Universal Studios is constructing an amusement park in Orlando Florida based upon the Harry Potter fantasy franchise of J.K. Rowlings. A themed hotel resort under the Harry Potter franchise treatment would resemble "Hoggwarts Academy". Where typical hotel rooms of single occupancy to full blown pent house suites. Will fall under the decor of a "What If" this was really "Hoggwarts Academy"? Where the walled paintings come to life as if haunted by the deceased. Doors creak as if in a medieval English manor and hotel staff dressed to the tee as if they were in a Harry Potter amusement park.

Each room besides of having the typical Television announcing resort activities on a special localized channel. Can have a kiosk in each hotel room that acts akin to a local PC entertainment hub. Where either temporary accounts as hotel guests can be registered to take part of the interactive gamer Esq offerings of the themed resort. Or those with a permanent account from Home can sign in to continue game play. As they would from a Harry Potter type of electronic online game. The localized hotel room kiosk is the local media hub portal to the entire themed hotel resort.

The interactive media experiences across such a themed resort can vary from online gamers competing against those at the hotel resort. To unique avatar (player characters) created dungeons experienced interactively as a localized pavilion in the themed resort. Sometimes the hotel resort can be treated as one Meta game pavilion that is seamless for the hotel guest. As if traveling the fictitious lands of the Harry Potter franchise.

Similar to a shopper as a casual gamer experiencing the novelty for the first time. Walking into a hotel gift shop where the hotel guest is greeted by there avatar name as an honored guest. (this can be done where the hotel guest wears a RFID (radio frequency identity) name tag) That tracks and records the progress and experiences of the player created avatar of the hotel resort guest. Where continuing with the hotel gift shop example the hotel guest will be offered incentives similar to a frequent buyers program. (especially if the guest has logged into a home account as referred to the hotel room kiosk example above) Somewhat similar to what a hotel resort may offer to preferred guests with an amenities program.

This is just a glimpse of what I have in mind in the business model of a themed hotel resort. That mimics a 21st century amusement park of tomorrow that could exist today.

A Jewels of Truth Moment This Easter Day

Hello All and A Happy Easter To You.

No matter if your a Christian or not. Today is the most sacred day of the Christian Gregorian Calender where the resurrection of Christ is celebrated for all alike. For non Christians today can be a day of meaning and a lesson to grow upon about renewal. Much what mother nature offers us all via Spring each year.

With all this said i would like to share my most recent spiritual wisdom based quotation. One that was just penned moments ago where the body of the message sounds more of that of a follower of reason than of faith. Nonetheless it does embody the sacred Divine human soul as its underpinnings.

Without further adieu:

866) All religions are glorified philosophies placed on a sacred pedestal of tradition. None are immune to discord from within to without of their devotees. All religions have sacred immutable truths that transcend human nature itself. It is for the wise of heart to distinguish this form of divinity from the noise and chatter of an undisciplined mind, heart, and spirit. Amen. ---Ivan / Atrayo.


You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. ---Frederich Nietzsche.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Prediction: Cigarette Black Markets (Avoiding Taxes)

Hello All,

I only make a few predictions when I post here to my blog site. With that stated when I see a trend that has been evolving for nearly a generation now. It is nearly safe to make this prediction that cigarettes will eventually be so consumer cost prohibitive that they will be criminalized in use.

Recently the State of Florida has passed legislature that would increase the tax on Cigarette sales by a full US Dollar. I'm not poo-pooing this since I myself am a non-smoker. Since the increased State tax revenue I believe will be going toward education dollars of our State wide school system.

Already in this recession we're in across the Nation taxes on cigarettes be it a full cartoon or by the pack. Is becoming cost prohibitive to the point a "Black Market" will take advantage of this imposed trend on consumers. Whether this black market appears in your local streets from peddlers or by the Internet E-Commerce websites based off-shore.

State and local governments are hell bent on increasing taxes on cigarettes to the point of an eventual soft prohibition. Where it can be argued due to the health effects that State governments are outlaying on health care costs for smokers (past or present). That a prohibition of cigarettes will be occurring classifying them as an illegal substance at least in the U.S. . Abroad internationally this will be clearly a different story in non-Western nations where cigarette manufacturers are making the bulk of their income.

When and not so much If cigarettes become a form of legalized prohibition in America. Be it by making them very consumer cost prohibitive as a luxury goods at least when taxes are involved.
A soft form of prohibition could be regulated into place concerning the usage of cigarettes.

Where law enforcement will begin to chase its own tail with additional responsibilities in policing this trend. Of closing down black markets of cigarette sales that are avoiding paying taxes at retail. Doubling this where cigarette goods will be imported by smugglers much like in drug & human traffickers that is occurring today in America. So as to supply said black markets from abroad where cigarette use will be sky rocketing like it was in the U.S. 1940's.

It's not so much a form of human rights to protect the health of non-western nations (consumers) when concerning the usage of cigarette smoking. But that's another topic I will not get into currently.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes of The Day

Hello All,

Here is another iteration of the belated "Jewels of Truth" series which I have neglected as of late. These are all original and penned by me personally using my inspired gift of automatic writing.

May you enjoy them as I have in writing them for all.


813) Psychic abilities are the soul's tendency to flex its ethereal muscles per say. Such psychic attributes are for the awakened soul to utilize for the common good. Albeit it can be exploited to disastrous effects to the point of no return into the mindset of insanity. Moderation is key with harmonious balance in utilizing such primal tendencies during personal psychic development. Amen. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

814) Melodic music can heal the soul from within its very being of unease. Harmonies the Ancient Greeks knew all to well recover the mind & heart partially. The medicine to come of Science will incorporate sonic medicine in recovery of bowel disorders and the like according to indigestion. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

815) The sublime rests in the most humble of places within our being. It is such places where the austere is most profound. The sublime rests amongst those who value true love above themselves. In such a covenant there lays the sacred and purest form of sanctity we call absolute Love. Amen. ---Ivan / Atrayo.


The mind creates an abyss, but the heart crosses it. ---Stephen Levine.

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ---Native American Prayer.

When the cares of the heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. ---Psalm 94:19.