April 22, 2009
By: Alison Victor
What better way to celebrate the coming of summer than a great package rate? The luxurious Langham Hotel and Spa Pasadena will be offering the Summer Splash Package starting May 1st and running to the end of August. This enticing summer special will include overnight accommodations in the Lanai building, a "Dive-In movie," (Friday night flicks shown at the pool!) and a $50 food and beverage credit to be used at the pool bar. This package starts at $279 per night, and is valid Friday through Sunday.
April 22, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez
Great news for anyone looking to book reservations at Pink Beach Club and Cottages in Tucker's Town Bermuda, as room rates at this luxury Caribbean hotel are on a Modified American Plan. What does this mean for you? Based on double occupancy, nightly room rates include full English breakfast, afternoon tea, and one five-course dinner. Depending on the season, guests at Pink Beach Club and Cottages pay third adult and child fees based on the Modified American Plan which range from $105 to $155 for anyone 12 and over, $55 and $75 for children under 12 and $45 for children 2 and under.
L.A.'s seaside enclave of Santa Monica is luring visitors with a citywide promotion. As if we needed another enticement (besides the weekend farmer's market, perfect beach, and yummy restaurants on Main Street and in nearby Venice Beach)! "Sun, Sea, Save" means you can get a third night free at 25 participating hotels when you book a two-night stay. This includes top lodging options: Loews Santa Monica (our fave) and Shutters on the Beach. What's more? Your vacation package includes two vouchers for Big Blue Bus day passes, free rides on the Santa Monica carousel, free bike rentals, and free rides on the solar-powered Ferris Wheel. Fun fact: The world-famous Santa Monica Pier is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with all kinds of festivities planned for September's Centennial Week.
Pictured above: The luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel overlooking the Pacific.
April 21, 2009
By: Alison Victor
Situated on pristine beach front real estate in the heart of downtown La Jolla is the beautiful Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla. La Jolla's oldest original hotel is also on the registry of Historic Hotels of America. A classically luxurious European style hotel, the Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla has remained a seaside sanctuary for visitors to Southern California since it opened its doors in 1913. In 2008, the hotel underwent an eight million dollar restoration project that elevated the hotel's rating to Four Diamond status. Eighteen brand new suites were added during this period as well. In celebration of the renovation, Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla is offering the "It's a Suite Life" package. Guests will enjoy one of the hotel's luxuriously appointed junior suites, as well as complimentary breakfast, express check-in and check-out, and complimentary in-room food and beverage amenities. Book now through June 30th, and pay $305 per suite, per night.
Melt away your stress with a weekend getaway to the mountains of Vermont and forget your cares with complimentary spa treatments from Topnotch Resort. Surrounded by 120 scenic acres in the resort town of Stowe, Topnotch has racked up the awards for its recreational diversions and marvelous spa. (The Tennis Academy gets high marks, too.) For a limited time, Vermont's premier luxury resort is enticing guests with two 50-minute spa treatments with their accommodations. Select from Swedish, Combo, Aroma Mountain, Thai, Shiatsu or Reflexology Treatments. This includes access to the impressive spa, and gratuities, to boot. "The Spa is On Us" package starts from $306 and is available until June 18th, 2009.
April 20, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, April 21st) at 10 a.m. EST, The Homestead is launching a 72-hour sale with a limited-time special offer: guests get a free third night when booking a two-night vacay. This destination resort in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains has drawn visitors to its hot springs and gorgeous setting since the 1700s. Resort diversions run the gamut from falconry to bowling. The offer is available for travel through December 22, 2009.
So Cal's St. Regis Monarch Beach gets high marks for its private beach club, world-class spa, and oceanfront golf course. Consistently ranked one of the top hotels in the world, St. Regis Monarch Beach reigns over the Pacific coastline halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the waves, the resort's Tuscan-inspired architecture has become a landmark in the region. After a day at Spa Gaucin or the beach club (yes, there are Beach and Surf Butlers on call), tuck into fresh char-grilled meats and seafood at the restaurant. The next day, play a round of golf just inches away from the Pacific at the Monarch Beach Golf Links, or soak in the gorgeous lagoon pool. Even your pooch gets pampered at St. Regis Monarch Beach. Think silver food and water bowls, exclusive St. Regis doggy bed, and pet amenities including "Sniffany & Co.", "Bark Jacobs," "Dog Perignon," and "Jimmy Chew" toys. You'll even take home an issue of Hollywood Dog!
From now until September 30th, 2009, you'll get 50 percent off your second night with the "Better Tomorrows" package. Here are some upcoming events to keep on the calendar: The Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 10th promises to be a sumptuous affair, with complimentary Champagne and mimosas. Martini Mondays means special drink prices and free hors d'oeuvres every Monday from 6-9 pm.
April 17, 2009
By: Alison Victor
Each May the summer movie season arrives with the promise of the big-budget action and excitement that only Hollywood can aspire to. This year will see a new "X-Men" movie, a remake of the beloved "Star Trek," and the sequel to Dan Brown's bestselling first novel, "Angels and Demons." As a special deal, and unique way to see the Eternal City, Rome, Hotel Hassler is offering an Angels and Demons Package. This will include three nights in deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast, and the "Angels and Demons Private Tour" of Rome. Conducted by a professional "Angels and Demons" guide, you will get to explore all Rome has to offer, and more. The package will also include entrance fees for the Castel Sant'Angelo museum. This offer is based on availability, and per two people.
Craving some sun and sand, but feeling a bit pinched for pennies? Splurge on a Florida vacay without breaking the bank. The Westin Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale is celebrating its fancy new renovation (worth millions) with a "New Beginnings" package; they'll throw in daily breakfast for two, two beach chairs and an umbrella daily, and valet parking. Lots of free perks and you'll only be paying $199 per night for a luxurious room-- complete with Westin's signature ten layer Heavenly Bed. The resort's waterfront setting means diving, sailing, sport fishing, and watersports galore, but you won't want to miss out on a treatment at the spa or a work-out at the gym. Beachside bliss is yours for the taking.
April 16, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better location in Brussels: facing the Palais des Congres and the Central Station in the historic heart of the European capital. Just a short walk away from Grand-Place, the central square of the city, Le Meridien Brussels looks like a palace. You'll feel like you've found a regal sanctuary in this quiet and comfortable hideaway. Of the 224 rooms, the Junior Suites and Suites on the top floor are the top digs, boasting stunning views over the historic city. Spring into summer with Le Meridien Brussels and you'll get a real bargain. The hotel is currently running a few promotions: You can grab a weekend rate of just EUR 100, including breakfast, for three weekends (April 17-18, June 5-6, and June 25-26). The "Spring into Summer" package provides the best available rate of EUR 145 per night, plus a dining credit of up to EUR 150. Book by April 30th, for stays until August 31st, 2009.