Industry News 1/31/2007

THE BLOCK Gets Wild on G4!

THE BLOCK Gets Wild on G4!
January 29, South Lake Tahoe, CA- THE BLOCK reality show on the G4 Network is pushing the envelope with this "Vivid Girls" episode.  If you have not started watching this snowboarder documentary-style reality show, now's the time.

The Vivid Video room at THE BLOCK Hotel has long been the hotel's most requested signature room.  "The Vivid room is popular, no doubt, really popular...but with padded walls, a stripper pole, and enough Vivid videos to feed a small country, it makes sense to me," says Liko Smith, Managing Owner of THE BLOCK Hotels. "Naked Vivid girls, grown men and women getting paddled, just another day at THE don't want to miss this episode," he finishes.
* Replay Times: If you missed the Monday night airing of "Vivid Girls," check out one of the replay times listed below:

1. Wed Evening 01/31/07 @ 11:00 pm EST  
2. Fri Evening 02/02/07 @ 10:30 pm EST  
3. Fri Overnight 02/02/07 @ 12:30 am EST 
4. Sat Evening 02/03/07 @ 6:30 pm EST  
5. Sun Afternoon 02/04/07 @ 5:30 pm EST
6. Sun Evening 02/04/07 @ 11:30 pm EST 
7. Mon Evening 02/05/07 @ 10:30 pm EST 
8. Mon Overnight 02/05/07 @ 12:00 am EST 
9. Sat Evening 02/10/07 @ 6:00 pm EST 
10. Sun Afternoon 02/11/07 @ 5:00 pm EST

* Use this link to find your exact station and time slot based on zip code:

Visit learn more about this episode, as well as see some exclusive scenes.
THE BLOCK Hotels are "The World's First Snowboarder Hotels," created by Professional Snowboarder Marc Frank Montoya and Las Vegas Hotelier Liko S. Smith. The Group owns THE BLOCK at Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, CA and THE BLOCK at Big Bear in Big Bear Lake, CA. The hotels have been featured on MTV, Fuel, The Learning Channel, CNN, and countless magazines including articles in Penthouse (November 2005 Issue), YRB Magazine (November 2005), and VIBE (December 2005 Issue), as well as being featured in Inc. Magazine as one of the trends to watch for 2005. Smith and Montoya plan to open 20 locations within the next 5 to 7 years.
The hotels feature the most inventive rooms in the hotel industry, "Signature Suites" by companies such as DVS Shoe Co, Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Jones Soda Co, Zoo York, SPY Optic, Napster, Nikita clothing, Bear Mountain Resort, Boost Mobile, Vestal Watches and others. There is also a "Liberty Lounge" by Liberty Board Shop of Southern California in Big Bear and the NJB Lounge in Lake Tahoe by NJB Clothing. Poker rooms exist at both hotels created by Delta 9 and Season Five clothing companies respectively.

All guests receive free energy drinks, energy bars, Pabst Blue Ribbon (21+), popcorn, DVD movies, and PS2 games, as well as free wi-fi access and board waxing in a personal waxing room created by BLUEBIRD Wax. All rooms come equipped with Gravity Suspension Racks, PS2 game consoles, boot/glove dryers, cordless phones and ipod compatible mini boom boxes and 56" Widescreen HD Televisions (Big Bear), as well as original wall art photography by Burton Principal Photographer Dean "Blotto" Gray, Technine Photographer Ethan Fortier, and Snowboard Industry Photographer Andy Wright.

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