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Spend New Year's Eve on Italy's Amalfi Coast
Hotel Raito is bringing back its authentic Italian New Year’s Eve Package featuring luxury accommodations, festive Italian customs and more. Guests can enjoy the region’s annual fireworks display over the Bay of Salerno and are invited to enjoy the Italian tradition of watching “l’alba sul golfo” (the sunrise over the bay) on New Year’s Day.
Hotel Raito’s New Year's Eve package rates start at $672 per room (based on double occupancy) and are available from December 28, 2009-January 4, 2010. The package includes luxury accommodations, the New Year’s Eve Dinner and entertainment, a welcome cocktail with live music, complimentary SPA entrance, daily breakfast buffet and use of Hotel Raito’s Kids’ club.
Los Cabos New Year's Eve Package
Marquis Los Cabos Resort in Baja California Sur is inviting guests to spend New Year's Eve on the beach. The resort's "Hotel with a Heart" promotion is offering treating travelers to a complimentary dinner, fireworks on the beach, live music and dancing on New Year's Eve.
Dinner will be prepared at the Vista Ballenas restaurant by Executive, and Master Chef of France-awarded, Chef Thierry Dufour.
The hotel is also providing complimentary airport transfers. Rates start at $610 for a junior suite and $1,040 for a casita with private plunge pool.
Versailles Waldorf Astoria Offers Christmas Package
This winter, the Trianon Palace Versailles, Waldorf Astoria Collection, is launching its very own ice skating rink and Christmas market from December 12 through January 6, 2010.
The 1,290-square-foot ice skating rink will be located on the terrace of the hotel offering views of the property’s park as well as the Chateau de Versailles’ royal gardens. The ice skating rink will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Guests can visit the external bar near the rink to enjoy hot chocolates and mulled wine.
To complement the ice rink, the Trianon Palace Versailles is also organizing a Christmas market on the grounds of the property. Twelve log cabins will be filled with sweet and savoury treats prepared in the hotel’s two-Michelin-star kitchen as well as luxury and quality gifts perfect for those searching for unique Christmas presents and stocking-stuffers. Gifts include: Guerlain beauty products and spa vouchers, Christmas decorations, Trianon Palace Versailles branded Champagne, smoked salmon, foie gras and caviar.
To celebrate the ice skating rink and the Christmas market, the Trianon Palace Versailles is offering a special Festive Period package starting at $367, available December 12 until January 3, 2010. The package includes:
English breakfast in La Veranda restaurant, a welcome glass of champagne, per person, a VIP in-room gift, complimentary ice skate rental, free access to the Guerlain Spa, an upgrade to the next available room category, upon availability.
Book a vacation to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, or Keystone with Three for Free
Book a ski vacation with Vail Resorts and receive a free night at any RockResorts or other lodging properties in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Keystone; a $50 resort credit or $50 on on-mountain cash; and a free helmet cam giving you the chance to capture your adventure and share them with your friends and family.
Deal is based on availability. Free night based on minimum length of stay. Gift card and on-mountain cash availability varies based on lodging property. One helmet cam per reservation.
Call Inside Sales Desk at 888-521-SNOW or see SkiSpecialistOnline.com/50 for details.
Keystone in Colorado invites skiers and riders to take advantage of the early snowfall in the region with guaranteed low rates. This entire ski season, one- and two-bedroom condos this are priced at $149 and $189 per night, respectively. This guaranteed low rate is available November 6 – April 10 - with the exception of Christmas week (December 26-31).
Every guest receives a complimentary Adventure Passport upon check-in, entitling them to free and discounted activities such as GPS Adventure, NASTAR Family Racing, free ice skating (at an outdoor rink ranked fourth in the country in a consumer survey)
Plentiful Savings at Crested Butte
Ski.com is offering a variety of deals to help your save at Crested Butte, a Colorado ski town that has no traffic lights or chain stores, but does have 30 bars and everything from sushi to sandwiches, and nightlife attractions.
From November 25 through December 16, the Black Bear Lodge is offering four nights of lodging in a two-bedroom guest room, four days of lift tickets, and a free half-day adult lesson, all starting at $304 per person.
From November 25 through Christmas, the Lodge at Mountaineer Square is offering a fifth night free. Beginning at $589 to $1022 per person, the package offers five nights in two-bedroom accommodations and four days of skiing.
From December 26, 2009 through January 1, 2010 the Grand Lodge is offering 25 percent off holiday travel. Beginning at $757 per person, package includes four nights lodging and three-day lift tickets. Also available from November 25 through December 16 is a Ski & Learn Free package which begins at $408 per person and includes four nights lodging, four days sking and a free half-day lesson per adults
The Elevation Hotel & Spa is offering a third night free from January 3, 2010 through February 11. Beginning at $457 per person, the package includes three nights lodging, and two days skiing. Also available is a fifth night free package from February 15, 2010 to March 2. From $1166 per person, the package includes fight nights lodging in two-bedroom accommodations, and four days skiing.
The Plaza at Crested Butte is offering a fifth night free from January 4, 2010 through March 12. From $620 to $764 per person, the package includes five nights lodging in two-bedroom accommodations and four days of skiing.
Discounted coach and business class air is available from most North American cities.
Paris Shopping Package with Sofitel
A trip to Paris is never complete without a little indulgence. For 2010, Sofitel Luxury Hotels is partnering with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, offering a deal to make sure that travelers do Paris right.
This winter, five Sofitel Luxury Hotels in Paris will offer a Shop & Choc Addict promotion to lure shoppers to one of Paris's biggest retail events, Soldes by Paris. During this event department stores, boutiques and designer outlets offer savings on current inventory. The Shop & Choc Addict promotion offers additional savings, including: Three night's accommodations for the price of two, an appointment with a personal shopper at Printemps department store, delivery of shopping purchases to the hotel, daily breakfast, an original chocolate-themed afternoon snack, and late check-out (upon availability).
Starting rates at Parisian properties include the following: Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg: From $940 for three-night package; Sofitel Paris Le Scribe: From $1,015 for three-night package; Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe: From $940 for three-night package; Sofitel Champs Elysees: From $830 for three-night package; Sofitel Paris La Defense: From $669 for three-night package.
Introductory Offer at The Surrey in New York
In celebration of its opening on November 12, the Surrey Hotel, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is providing an introductory offer.
Guests receive a salon upgrade, breakfast for two for either in-room dining or at Cafe Boulud, two complimentary cocktails, concocted by the mixologist at Bar Pleiades and two VIP passes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Those who book a one-hour treatment at the spa are also entitled to a welcome gift.
Rates start at $629 per night.
For reservations visit call 800-978-7739 and mention the code "INTRO."
Spend Seven Nights in Bora Bora for Less than $2,000
Tahiti Legends, Qantas Vacations, Islands Escapes and Pacific Holidays have teamed up to offer an exclusive seven-night escape to Bora Bora for $1,899. The package includes: Roundtrip economy class airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, one night at InterContinental Tahiti Resort (standard room), six nights at Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora (ocean view room), daily American Breakfast in Bora Bora, all transfers, including domestic air to/from Bora Bora.
Valid for departures November 13-December 14 & January 12 - Mar 31, 2010. The package must be booked by November 23.
Call 877-GO-TAHITI .
New Spa Package at St. Barths' Hotel
Join Hotel Carl Gustaf on the island of St. Barths with the new “Check In & Chill Out” package. The Check In & Chill Out package includes six days and five nights in a luxurious one-bedroom suite and a four-day spa treatment program per person at the Boutique Spa by Carita. On day one, clients get a one-hour massage, on day two they get a facial, on the third day they get a body treatment and they get another one-hour massage on the final day. The package also includes one dinner for two (excluding beverages and caviar) at Victoria’s, the resort’s signature dining outlet; a dinner for two at the Carl Gustaf Lounge (excluding beverages and caviar); a five-day car rental (excluding insurance and fuel); a chilled bottle of champagne served in your suite upon arrival and more. The Check In & Chill Out package starts at $7,970 and may fluctuate. The Check In & Chill Out package is available from January 9 through Jan. 22, February 1 to Feb. 11, Feb. 28 through March 7, and March 14 through March 20.
Free Bottles at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
The bottle’s on us when you stay at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas. The House That Fame Built already gives every guest the best Vegas experience. The best rooms. The best value. The best location. And now, the best offer on The Strip. When you book a night, you’ll receive one complimentary 750 ml bottle of your choice from the “The Bottle’s on Us” menu. This unique extra includes Skyy Vodka, Cruzan Rum, Sauza Tequila, Columbia Crest Two Vines Chardonnay, Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot-Cabernet, Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. The few comped drinks you get while playing at other casinos can’t compare to the bottle you’ll get at Planet Hollywood. This just proves that being famous gets you more. Book a room. Get a bottle. Cheers to Fame.
Set Sail with Savings in China
Victoria Cruises is offering visitors the opportunity to save at least 40 percent on cruises in China with their "Winter Specials." The cruise itineraries include:Three Gorges Highlights, sail from Yichang to Chongqing (five days/four nights) or downstream from Chongqing to Yichang (four days/three nights) starting at just $470 per person (based on double occupancy), the cruise provides sailing through the Three Gorges, an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site, a tour to the 400-year-old wooden pagoda at Shibaozhai and one additional excursion.
The special is available on select sailings from December 3-March 14.
Three Gorges Explorer
This eight-day/seven-night excursion offers roundtrip sailing from Chongqing to Yichang and back to Chongqing, with different excursions in each direction. Rates start at $840 per person, based on double occupancy. The deal is available for select sailings between December 3 and March 11.
Special Chinese New Year Sailings
As an added perk, the newest member of the Victoria Cruises' fleet, the five-star Victoria Jenna, will be sailing on February 14 and February 17, following the Three Gorges Highlights itineraries, in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Rates start at $680 per person.