January Travel Deals

Start the new year off right with these exclusive deals for readers of The Washingtonian.

By: Alice Shapin

Washingtonian readers can score a free upgrade at the PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens this month. Photograph courtesy of the hotel. 

Usher in the new year with some great travel deals. January is a perfect time to head to the Big Apple to see a show, visit a museum, and enjoy great dining. Or perhaps you’d rather stay close to home. You could check into a DC hotel and take in the museums and monuments when they’re quiet. For those who prefer a warmer climate, head down south with our Florida deal.

 

Big Apple Fun

Where: Hyatt 48 Lex

517 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y.; 212-838-1234

What’s special: The Hyatt 48 Lex opened in the fall with 116 rooms. The boutique hotel is close to Grand Central Terminal, Fifth Avenue shopping, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, theaters, and restaurants. The on-site Lexicon Lounge offers a place to relax as well as complimentary beverages and snacks, including daily selections by the pastry chef plus cheese each evening. Guests can use iPads; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at the on-site restaurant, Lexington Brass; and there’s a gym.

The deal: The Washingtonian Winter Weekend Special starts at $269 for a Studio King room and includes a Suite Spa gift bag (with lotion and a candle), free wi-fi, and fresh fruit, for a savings of 28 percent. Plus, Washingtonianreaders can take 15 percent off on any spa services booked in advance. Reserve a room by calling 800-233-1234 and asking for the Washingtonian Winter Weekend Special.

When: Available January 1 through 31, 2012.

 

Sightseeing Close to Home

Where: Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Ave., NW; 202-628-2100

What’s special: The Washington Court Hotel is conveniently located near Union Station, the US Capitol, and the Mall’s museums and monuments.

The deal: The Bundle Up package includes specialty hot chocolate, earmuffs for outdoor sightseeing, warm slipper socks, free breakfast for two, a walking-tour booklet, free valet parking, and late check-out (2 PM). Washingtonianreaders also get nightly turndown service, two free cocktails, and two all-day Metro passes. Prices start at $139, a $163 savings.

When: Valid through February 29, 2012.

 

Warm Up in the Sunshine State

Where: PGA National Resort & Spa

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; 877-626-5012

What’s special: This resort is an easy getaway from Washington—a nonstop fight and a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport—and it’s in the midst of a $65 million revitalization. Home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, the resort offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses as well as a 40,000-square-foot luxury spa, 19 Har-Tru tennis courts, nine pools, and seven restaurants.

The deal: The PGA National Resort & Spa’s Gold Golf Package includes deluxe accommodations with private balcony or terrace, daily breakfast buffet for each person, one round of golf per person per day at the Palmer, Haig, Squire, or Estates course (upgrades available to the Champion course), complimentary bag storage, free unlimited practice balls, and a free room upgrade if you mention The Washingtonian when booking. Rates start at $269 a person, with a minimum two-night stay, a savings of $100 a night. Call 877-626-5012 for reservations.

When: Available through April 18, 2012.