LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
Why not travel to Virginia's The Homestead to celebrate the holiday season this year? The Allegheny Mountain luxury resort has been in business since 1766, so they are clearly doing something right. The Homestead is one of Virginia's pioneer ski resorts, offering guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, and snow tube their way through mounds of fresh snow. The Holiday Escape Package offers overnight accommodations, a commemorative ornament, full breakfast buffet daily (first two children under 12 nosh for free), and 20 percent off any outdoor activities.
The Homestead has even taken care of the decorating. The Great Hall Christmas Tree will be a 21-foot-tall Fraser Fir that was planted 25 years ago especially for The Homestead. There will be 45 other festively decorated trees on the property, 700 poinsettias, 104 wreaths, 3,000 feet of evergreen garlands, 82,000 lights, and a tasty Gingerbread Village. Santa makes his arrival on Christmas Eve for a brief visit, then returns Christmas morning to share in the traditional holiday breakfast. Other activities include a holiday hayride or horseback ride, swimming in the naturally heated indoor pool, afternoon tea, holiday concert, art classes, a visit to the luxury spa, and a dance clinic.
What can happen in 100 minutes? You'll find out at the Conde Nast Award-winning Swiss hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo. For starters, you'll be on your way to Hawaii, via Switzerland. Villa Principe Leopoldo is offering a special package for those who want to visit their jewel of a beauty spa. You'll get two nights and three days in a peaceful, spacious Parco room at the residence of Villa Principe Leopoldo. You'll get the 100-minute KISO Facial "Hawaii." Exclusive products that are highly effective yet gentle and sweetly scented make for a natural, soothing, and harmonious facial. Couple that with the KISO Beauty massage, 60 minutes of a spiritual massage against a backdrop of heavenly music, and you really will think you are in paradise.
Prices start at CHF 1,980 / € 1,238 double occupancy.
October 17, 2008
By: K. Clare Johnson
Paris in spring is wonderful, but Paris in winter plus great rates and spa treatments is just as lovely. La Tremoille is offering a Zen Couple week-end package from now until January 10, 2009. Guests will receive one night at the hotel, a Continental breakfast, and two treatments. Choose from 1/2 hour massage, facial care treatment, or back/neck/shoulder massage. This offer is valid on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays depending upon availability.
Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Five Star Alliance guests at La Tremoille will receive a box of Laduree macaroons in room upon arrival.