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Suiteness Startup Suite Contest Gives Startups Chance to Win Stay in Silicon Valley, Mentor with Top VCs

September 15, 2017
San Francisco

Silicon Valley: Luxury travel company Suiteness has launched Suiteness Startup Suite, a contest offering startups the chance to win a complimentary three-night stay in San Francisco plus one-on-one mentoring sessions with leading venture capitalists. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

OAKLAND, CA – Oakland-based luxury travel company Suiteness has launched Suiteness Startup Suite, a contest offering startups the chance to win a complimentary three-night stay at the acclaimed Hotel Zeppelin, San Francisco. This travel experience will also include one-on-one mentoring sessions with leading venture capitalists to learn best practices and investment pitching strategies including:

Suiteness is an online booking service for exclusive luxury hotel suites and multi-room accommodations.  The Y-Combinator graduate who recently expanded to the San Francisco area is now offering hundreds of glamorous suites and connecting rooms giving business and leisure travelers the space they need and want when they travel.

To enter Suiteness Startup Suite, participating startups must submit a one minute video describing why their team needs to come together in San Francisco – whether it be to pitch Silicon Valley-based VCs, attend a conference or simply escape for a much-needed company offsite. All entries will then be shared with the public for community voting, during which period, startups are encouraged to promote and share their entries to receive votes. The selected winner will be announced on Friday, October 20th, 2017.

“Suiteness understands the struggles of growing and scaling a new business,” says Suiteness CEO Robbie Bhathal. “It is an exciting experience, but it’s also a stressful one. We believe that connectivity is crucial for young companies to exchange ideas and jumpstart new innovation. Our goal is to bring teams together so that they can succeed at their entrepreneurial goals while also getting a much needed stress reliever.”

Startup Suite Contest Details and Deadlines:

  • Phase 1: Application
    • Upload a video no longer than one minute to YouTube, Instagram or Vimeo, and share why their startup needs to stay together in San Francisco
    • September 7, 2017, to October 6, 2017, at 11:59 PM CDT
  • Phase 2: Voting
    • Share entries with everyone in their community asking for votes. Companies are encouraged to promote entries via email or via social media channels using the hashtag #StartupSuite
    • October 7, 2017, to October 20, 2017, at 11:59 PM CDT

To apply: https://www.suiteness.com/blog/suiteness-startupsuite

Link to video: https://vimeo.com/231952183#at=3

Suiteness is an online booking platform that allows users to access an inventory of thousands of exclusive luxury hotel suites. Suites range from standard one-bedrooms to spacious apartment-style stays with multiple attached rooms. The company is carving a niche for itself in the international travel industry as the leading website dedicated solely to luxury suites and is finding success with group travelers and families looking for a nice place to stay together.

Suiteness was launched in 2015, with funding and support from investors including Y-Combinator, Structure Capital and Keystone Capital. The platform currently has access to 30,000 luxury suites in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Chicago, and London. The company is expanding its suite inventory rapidly in key markets across the world.

For more information on Suiteness, visit http://www.suiteness.com.

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Hilton Hotels Revitalize the California Road Trip

April 20, 2017
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Take advantage of Hilton’s California Road Trip program at Hilton hotels in San Francisco and join in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love, with special tours of Haight-Ashbury and the Summer of Love Experience at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park © 2017 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

ANAHEIM, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. ––Summer travel is already underway In California and travelers from around the globe this summer can enjoy the ultimate Golden State adventure with Hilton’s “California Road Trip,” a destination package that inspires thrill-seekers and value-minded explorers. Discover an array of adventures and authentic experiences with rates starting at $149 per night.  The package highlights premier destination cities such as San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Anaheim and San Diego with special rates available through Labor Day Weekend 2017. To book, visit California Road Trip Package  and take a Virtual California Road Trip on Hilton’s YouTube channel.

Participating properties include: Parc 55 San Francisco—A Hilton Hotel, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, The Fess Parker—A DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara, Hilton Anaheim, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines and Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

With the California Road Trip package, Hilton aims to provide guests added value inside the hotel with a variety of inclusions to make your trip memorable while highlighting California as a premier destination for family fun, exploration and adventure, and exceptional hospitality through a unique partnership with its local conventions and visitors bureaus.   

“With some of the best Hilton properties on the map, ‘California Road Trip’ is the ultimate vacation package for families and friends who want to create memorable experiences on the road with spectacular scenery, fun and adventure along the way,” said Steve Cowan, general manager of Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco.

The California Road Trip package, featuring exclusive rates and added value inside and outside the hotel, will be available for purchase beginning now until Labor Day at Hilton.com as well as on the Special Offers page of each of the participating hotels’ property websites.

The California Road Trip package features savings of more than $125 per night, with exclusive discount of up to 15 percent on Enterprise/Alamo and National Car Rentals, $25 food and beverage credit (available in MIX Restaurant only), complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, unlimited access to the hotel’s Health Club & Spa and a California Road Trip Road Kit featuring exclusive discounts on local entertainment and attractions. Room rates start at $149 per night, tax not included.

California Road Trip packages at a glance:

Parc 55 San Francisco—A Hilton Hotel and Hilton San Francisco Union Square package includes (Rates starting at $265):

  • The San Francisco CityPASS®program which covers unlimited cable car rides, admission to four top attractions, priced 42 percent less than the same tickets purchased separately.  CityPASS® ticket book contains helpful information, including insider tips, an attraction location map, attraction and transportation details, directions and money-saving coupons. Books are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use. Includes:

o   3-Day Muni Cable Car and Bus Passport

o   California Academy of Sciences tickets

o   Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure tickets

o   Aquarium of the Bay tickets

o   Option Ticket: Exploratorium OR de Young Museum + Legion of Honor tickets

The Fess Parker—A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort package includes (Rates starting at $249):

  • Tote bag, Visitors Guide, Vintners Association and Urban Wine Trail Maps, Downtown Organization Map of Shopping and Cultural Attractions, Waterfront Map, Two for One Santa Barbara Sightseeing Trolley Passes, a Santa Barbara Organic Granola Bar and bag of Santa Barbara Pistachio Co. organic pistachios.

Hilton Anaheim package includes (Rates starting at $149):

  • Tote bag, bottled water, granola bars, $10 Starbucks gift card, Visit Anaheim drawstring bag, visitors guide and map, Visit Anaheim postcard with exclusive deals and discounts on local attractions and dining.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines and Hilton San Diego Bayfront packages includes (Rates starting at $249):

  • Branded bag, San Diego Magazine Spring Visitors Guide w/ coupons, Where Map, Brewers Guild map, sunglasses and mints.

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Union Square, Hilton San Francisco Union Square is a high-energy, world-class hotel that features stunning views and international sophistication.  The hotel is steps from world-class shopping and under-the-radar locales rich with the history of theatre and jazz. Additionally, the hotel is convenient to the Powell Street cable car line, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, the Financial District, City Hall and the Civic Center. Featuring 1,919 guest rooms and 151 suites with city views, the hotel is home to a contemporary fitness center, one of the city’s only outdoor heated swimming pools and an array of food and beverage outlets with artisanal flare and modern atmospheres. Dining options include the grab-and-go marketplace, Herb N’ Kitchen, The Lobby Bar with signature hand crafted cocktails, gastropub Urban Tavern with international offerings and the 46th floor Cityscape Lounge with 360-degree panoramic views of the Bay Area and San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. As the West Coast’s largest hotel, the property boasts 134,500-square-feet of meeting and event space, including a 30,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, for scalable meetings from startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com. 

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Union Square, Hilton Parc 55 San Francisco is a boutique-style business-class hotel that features stunning views and universal sophistication. The hotel is steps from world-class shopping and under-the-radar locales rich with the history of theatre and jazz. Additionally, the hotel is convenient to the Powell Street cable car line, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, the Financial District, City Hall and the Civic Center. Featuring 1,024 guest rooms and 54 suites, with city views, the hotel is home to a contemporary fitness center, an array of food and beverage outlets and shared campus resources with neighboring Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Dining options include Cable 55, Michelin-rated Kin Khao Thai restaurant and Barbary Coast. As the third largest hotel in San Francisco, the property boasts 30,000-square-feet of meeting and event space. For more information, please visit www.parc55hotel.com.

The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, an AAA Four Diamond property, is located at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, steps from the beach and within ½ mile of downtown in one of the world’s most perfect climates. The 360 room guest rooms, with their own balcony or patio, overlook the Santa Ynez mountains, 24 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens or the Pacific Ocean.  Over 44,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including the Parker Family Wine Experience and unique outdoor Plaza del Sol make this a quintessential California destination for weddings and events. 

Hilton Anaheim is located in the heart of Anaheim’s revitalized Resort District and conveniently situated in the center of Southern California. Hilton Anaheim is just a short distance away from world-class beaches, sports stadiums and concert venues, ultra-trendy boutiques, action sports, lifestyle and tony shopping centers. Hilton Anaheim is approximately a one hour drive to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica and South Orange County and an hour and a half drive to San Diego.

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers a unique San Diego experience with a setting unlike any other in southern California. A coastal retreat situated atop the bluffs of La Jolla and overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the majestic Pacific Ocean, sits the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. With each of the spacious 394 guest rooms featuring a private balcony or patio with magnificent views of the golf course, ocean or beautiful hotel gardens, the resort offers a genuine San Diego experience. Minutes from the beautiful beach communities of La Jolla and Del Mar and 12 miles from the San Diego International Airport, the resort offers a feeling of seclusion, yet remains close to everything San Diego has to offer. Located at 10950 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037. For additional information, please visit: www.hiltonlajollatorreypines.com.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a 30-story, 1,190 room hotel, is located on the edge of the bay in downtown San Diego and situated on 12.79 acres of Bayfront land. The hotel boasts 165,000 square feet of meeting and event space, four restaurants, a 7,300 square foot health club and spa, 3,000 square feet of retail space, a 2,400 square foot business center along with San Diego’s first heated saltwater hotel swimming pool and nearly $2 million of commissioned public art. Hilton San Diego Bayfront is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park, located at One Park Boulevard, San Diego, 92101. For additional information, please visit www.hiltonsandiegobayfront.com. 

For more information about Hilton’s California Road Trip package, visit HiltonAnaheimRoadTrip.com 

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Kennebunkport Resort Collection Rings in the New Year With 20% Savings

December 31, 2016
One DockKennebunkport, Maine

Once a tea merchant’s mansion, the Kennebunkport Inn has been a renowned landmark hotel in the heart of Dock Square since 1899.

The upscale and luxury boutique hotels of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) are ringing in the New Year with special savings on room rates at all eight boutique properties. During KRC’s New Year’s Day sale on January 1, 2017, hotel rates will be discounted 20.17% off with the promotion code NY2017.

Discount is valid for stays throughout the 2017 season, based on availability. For more information and reservations, visit www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com. Offer must be booked online by 11:59pm EST on 1/1/2017. Certain restrictions, minimum stay requirements and blackout dates may apply.

Travelers can save on stays at any of the following properties for an idyllic Maine getaway:

  • Hidden Pond Resort: Reminiscent of summer camp, Hidden Pond is a secluded 60-acre resort with 16 two-bedroom cottages, 20 bungalow cottages, a Tree Spa (treatment rooms are literally eight feet off the ground, nestled among the birch trees), an on-site 800-square foot organic Farm, two pools (one for families, one adult only) and the onsite farm-to-fork restaurant, Earth.
  • The Tides Beach Club: Sister property The Tides Beach Club is located just a mile down the road from Hidden Pond on Goose Rocks Beach – the only boutique hotel in southern Maine right on the beach. A gut-renovation of a 100-year old Victorian inn, this stylish hotel has brought ‘seaside chic’ to Kennebunkport with 21 luxurious rooms, two suites featuring Jonathan Adler designs, and a vibrant bar and restaurant serving contemporary New England food.
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel: Located on a prime waterfront site on the har­bor side of the Kennebunk River, just steps from Dock Square in central Kennebunkport, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel features 25 nautically inspired guest rooms and a 200-seat restaurant, David’s KPT, overseen by celebrated Portland chef and restaurateur David Turin. With panoramic windows, private balconies, an expansive outdoor deck, and Kennebunkport’s only raw bar, The Boathouse is the newest waterside social scene in Kennebunk­port.
  • Cape Arundel Inn & Resort: The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort is made up of two distinct settings – the Cape Arundel Inn, located on exclusive Ocean Avenue with 14 unique guest rooms, seven with private balco­nies, and panoramic windows overlooking the crashing surf of the Atlantic, and the Old Fort Estate, set on 15 wooded acres in a secluded cluster of vintage Kennebunkport summer estates. Both locations are in walking distance of each other and share a variety of amenities for guests, including a pool, club house featuring a vintage pool table, and Ocean, a French-inspired restaurant helmed by Pierre Gignac.
  • The Lodge on the Cove: With a vibrant mix of vintage, classic and contemporary furnishings, bold patterns, and an upbeat color palette, The Lodge on the Cove has a welcoming, playful vibe that invites families to enjoy its cove-side location. The Lodge on the Cove is a completely refurbished classic motor lodge with 30 rooms, many of which are adjoining and all with semi-private decks, a large outdoor pool, and a social tiki bar and restaurant called The Dory.
  • The Kennebunkport Inn: It offers 35 casually sophisticated hotel lodging accommodations, vibrant social spaces and an acclaimed restaurant, One Dock, which serves classic steakhouse fare and a creative small plates menu.
  • The Cottages at Cabot Cove: The Cottages at Cabot Cove features 16 unique cottages with distinctive personalities located on an idyllic cove fed by the Kennebunk River and the sea beyond. Whimsically intimate, each of the petite cottages was decorated by a different local Maine interior designer and features a small patio amid lush landscaping. Guests enjoy breakfast delivery to their cottage each morning, kayaking in the cove, and strolling into nearby Kennebunkport.
  • The Grand Hotel: The Grand, a commanding new structure set atop Chase Hill that marries classic New England shingle-style architecture with low-key Southern Maine ambience, is thoughtfully designed with generous windows and a wide array of both private balconies and public decks. Its 17 guest rooms offer a front row seat to sweeping views of the Kennebunk River and downtown Kennebunkport. On the ground floor, the hotel features Gallery at the Grand, a contemporary, light-filled space in which Art Collector Maine highlights works from local Maine artists.

The Kennebunkport Resort Collection comprises a diverse portfolio of luxury and upscale properties, including Hidden Pond, one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the Northeast;  The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s only beachfront luxury boutique hotel; the Kennebunkport Inn, centrally located in downtown Kennebunkport; Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, a grand, oceanfront summer estate in nearby Cape Arundel; The Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed luxury cottages; sister property The Lodge on the Cove, a family-oriented boutique resort; the Grand Hotel, located on Chase Hill in Kennebunk; and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, a social locale situated harbor side on the Kennebunk River.  KRC also owns and manages restaurants and catering venues in the area. Information on all KRC hotels and resorts can be found at www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com or follow @kennebunkportmaine on Instagram.

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Boston’s Colonnade Hotel Frosty Fridays Package: Pay the Temperature Outside

December 31, 2016

The Colonnade Hotel, a landmark in Boston’s Back Bay, celebrates winter’s chill with its signature cold weather package, Frosty Fridays! The two-night weekend deal where the Friday night room rate is determined by the 5 pm outside temperature reading and a special rate of $289 for Saturday is available through March 29, 2017.  That means if the temperature is 18 degrees at 5 pm on Friday night, guests pay just $18 for their room that night.

The package also bundles some of Boston’s best wintertime revelries and a cozy cocoa bar to warm up after a day of exploring Beantown:

  • Overnight accommodations for two
  • Choice of: admission and ice skating rentals for four at Boston Common Frog Pond ortickets for Old Town Trolley Tour
  • “Make your own” hot chocolate bar, which includes marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, candy canes, caramel, milk, etc.
  • Complimentary overnight parking in The Colonnade’s onsite garage
  • Add connecting rooms to make it a family affair, starting from $159.00 per night.

The Colonnade Hotel has provided thoughtful hospitality to Boston visitors and residents for more than 40 years. A Back Bay landmark whose opening launched the neighborhood’s renaissance in the early seventies, The Colonnade is home to the city’s only outdoor Roof Top Pool and the award-winning Parisian-style restaurant, Brasserie JO. The property boasts 285 sophisticated guest rooms, including nine luxury suites. Ideally located, The Colonnade is in close proximity to Newbury Street, The Shops at Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center, Northeastern University and many of Boston’s finest museums, galleries, and iconic sites including Symphony Hall and Fenway Park. The Colonnade Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group representing over 650 of the world’s finest luxury hotels and resorts with an extensive global collection in more than 85 countries.

The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-424-7000, www.colonnadehotel.com.

 

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Kennebunkport Resort Collection Offers ‘Stay & Play’ Packages in Coastal Maine

March 22, 2016

KENNEBUNKPORT, ME– Lighter crowds and moderate temperatures gives travelers a jump on the joys of summer during the late spring months in the coastal New England town of Kennebunkport. With the opening on May 6 of the seasonal hotels in the Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC), a new “Stay & Play” package paves the way for visitors to tailor their fun with resort credits of up to $50 per night for use towards dining, outdoor pursuits, spa and more.

Starting May 1 (or May 6 at select seasonal properties) through June 23, the “Stay & Play” package is available for one, two, or three night visits and includes resort credits up to $50 per night.  Guests can choose from any of the following eight boutique properties:

  • Hidden Pond, a 60-acre luxury resort reminiscent of summer camp with starting rates of $309 per night and $50 per night KRC Resort Credit;
  • The Tides Beach Club, the only boutique hotel in southern Maine located right on the beach with rates starting at $159 per night and a $35 per night KRC Resort Credit;
  • Cape Arundel Inn & Resort featuring oceanfront views and sitting on the desirable Ocean Avenue, rates start at $149 per night and feature a $35 per day KRC Resort Credit;
  • Kennebunkport Inn, a local landmark and casually hip hotel in Dock Square with rates starting at $129 per night and $25 per night KRC Resort Credit;
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, located on a prime waterfront site on the harbor side of the Kennebunk River with rates starting at $129 per night and $25 per night KRC Resort Credit;
  • Grand Hotel, just a short stroll from the center of town with rates starting at $119 per night with a $25 per night KRC Resort Credit (available midweek only);
  • The Lodge on the Cove, an original motor lodge completely refurbished with a playful, “retro chic” vibe with starting rates at $99 per night and a $25 per night KRC Resort Credit;
  • The Cottages at Cabot Cove features 16 unique cottages with distinctive personalities located on an idyllic cove fed by the Kennebunk River and the sea beyond. Rates start at $179 per night and include a $25 per night KRC Resort Credit.

KRC Resort Credits can be used towards amenities and activities on property such as signature French 75 cocktails at One Dock Prime, hotel stay enhancements including wine, cheese plates, milk and cookies, and kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, as well as at any of the KRC restaurants, gift shops and Tree Spa at Hidden Pond.  To book the “Stay & Play” package, visit the individual property websites, www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com, or call (800) 573-7186.  (Package is subject to availability, black-out dates and minimum stay restrictions may apply.)

While in Kennebunkport, travelers can bike around town or on the back roads to view the first signs of summer, shop the many boutiques and galleries of Dock Square and lower Kennebunk, and dine at some of the hottest restaurants in Kennebunkport including Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, One Dock Prime at the Kennebunkport Inn, Hidden Pond’s “farm to fork” restaurant Earth, among others.

Comprising a diverse portfolio of luxury and upscale properties, the Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) includes Hidden Pond, one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the Northeast;  The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s only beachfront luxury boutique hotel; the Kennebunkport Inn, centrally located in downtown Kennebunkport; Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, a grand, oceanfront summer estate in nearby Cape Arundel; The Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed luxury cottages; sister property The Lodge on the Cove, a family-oriented boutique resort; the Grand Hotel, located on Chase Hill in Kennebunk; and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, a social locale situated harbor side on the Kennebunk River.  KRC also owns and manages restaurants and catering venues in the area.

For more information on the KRC portfolio of hotels and restaurants, visit www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com or follow @kennebunkportmaine on Instagram.

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Orbitz.com Spotlights Last-Minute Deals for Memorial Day; Promo Code ‘TRAVELHAPPY’ Saves Additional 20%

May 21, 2015
Orbitz.com has hotel deals in San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Orbitz.com has hotel deals in San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Last-minute travelers and procrastinators alike can still find deals for Memorial Day weekend. The latest Orbitz Insider Index spotlights the most popular destinations for the holiday weekend along with nearby alternatives that can save travelers up to 35 percent. Consumers can save even more by using promotion code TRAVELHAPPY, which gives travelers an additional 20 percent off of hotel stays of one night or more when booking travel on Orbitz.com or the mobile apps through May 24.1

“Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season and Americans are traveling in record numbers this year,” said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for Orbitz.com. “It’s not too late to get away without breaking the bank. By booking accommodations just outside of major tourist hubs or by staying in neighboring suburbs, travelers can stretch their budgets even further.”

Memorial Day Orbitz Insider Index

The Memorial Day Orbitz Insider Index rounds up the 10 most popular destinations, based on hotel bookings, for the holiday weekend along with cheaper locations in nearby suburbs or neighboring cities. Las Vegas takes the top spot this year as the most popular destination among travelers, with Cancun and New York rounding out the top three.

Orbitz Top 10 Memorial Day Destinations2
Rank Top 10 Destinations
Memorial Day
Weekend 2015
Average
Daily Rate
(ADR)
Alternative
Accommodations
Neighborhoods/Suburbs
Average
Daily Rate
(ADR)
Savings
1 Las Vegas, Nev. $139 Downtown (off-strip) Las Vegas, Nev. $105 24%
2 Cancun, Mexico $238 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico $217 9%
3 New York, N.Y. $288 Jersey City, N.J. $237 18%
4 Chicago, Ill. $211 Lakeview, Ill. $192 9%
5 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $237 La Romana, Dominican Republic $154 35%
6 San Diego, Calif. $183 Carlsbad, Calif. $152 17%
7 Orlando, Fla. $123 Kissimmee, Fla. $88 28%
8 London, UK $250 Paddington, UK $170 32%
9 Miami Beach, Fla. $232 Downtown Miami, Fla. $176 24%
10 San Francisco, Calif. $238 San Mateo, Calif. $166 30%

New Year’s Eve at Sheraton New York Times Square

December 23, 2014
New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York - something that is a must-do at least once in a lifetime © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York – something that is a must-do at least once in a lifetime © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Sheraton New York Times Square is one of the few big hotels in the Times Square/midtown competitive set that allows for a one-night stay and doesn’t require a multi-night stay on New Year’s Eve ($699 for Superior Room / $899 for Club Room).

Similar hotels in the competitive set: W Times Square, Westin Times Square, Marriott Marquis, Grand Hyatt, Millennium Broadway and Hilton Midtown.

Revels will enjoy extended hours on New Year’s Eve in the lobby bar (open until 3am), and champagne toast at midnight.

The 44th Floor Club Lounge bar for Club Level guests is open until 11pm. Sheraton Social Hour wines are available from 5-8pm, with 2-oz pours of signature wines from rated 90+ points by Wine Spectator for $5.

A Bloody Mary bar is available at noon on New Year’s Day in the 44th Floor Club Lounge for Club Level guests ($15 per drink)

Book by clicking here: www.sheratonnewyork.com/NYE-hotel-package  or call 888-627-7067.

 

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Days Inn Hotel Brand Honors Veterans with Getaway Giveaway

November 12, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J.This November, the Days Inn® hotel brand is launching two promotions designed to honor those who have served our country, giving away seven getaways to deserving veterans—including active service members—while also donating up to one million Wyndham Rewards® points to Fisher House and its Hotels for Heroes program.

Now through December 30, 2014, loved ones can enter a veteran at www.daysinn.com/heroes for a getaway through the Days Inn “My Hero” contest. Friends and family will share a veteran’s story and a photo, and each week through the end of the contest, Days Inn will choose one veteran, based on the story shared, to receive a six night, seven day stay at the U.S. or Canadian Days Inn hotel or Armed Forces Vacation Club® resort of their choice. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 Wyndham Rewards Prepaid Visa® card. For official rules, visit www.daysinn.com/heroes.

“We greatly appreciate what our service women and men do for us every day and we are proud to honor them in every way we can,” said Clyde Guinn, Days Inn brand president. “We’re delighted to give these heroes something in return for their generosity and courage and we are excited to hear and share their stories.”

In coordination with the contest, through the end of the year, Days Inn will be donating 10 Wyndham Rewards points—up to one million points—to Hotels for Heroes for every hotel reservation made at www.daysinn.com. Hotels for Heroes is a program created by the Fisher House Foundation that provides hotel rooms to the families of wounded, injured, and ill military service members who are undergoing treatment at authorized medical centers.

 

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Empty Nesters Invited to Rekindle Romance at Belmond Charleston Place

August 26, 2014
Belmond Charleston Place, in Charleston, South Carolina, has introduced a "Newly Nesters Package," designed to reawaken the spark that was in couples whose kids have flown the coop and find themselves emptynesters

Belmond Charleston Place, in Charleston, South Carolina, has introduced a “Newly Nesters Package,” designed to reawaken the spark that was in couples whose kids have flown the coop and find themselves emptynesters

Belmond Charleston Place, in Charleston, South Carolina, has introduced a “Newly Nesters Package,” designed to reawaken the spark that was in couples whose kids have flown the coop and find themselves emptynesters.

The Newly Nesters package includes one night luxury hotel accommodations in one of the new Premier rooms, sparkling wine welcome amenity, dinner for two in the award winning Charleston Grill (which the New York Times recently described as “simultaneously glamorous and comfortable”) and continental breakfast for two in the garden-inspired Palmetto Cafe. Rates from $389 plus tax.

Consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Belmond Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from its lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier. The staff of the hotel is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.  Guests can enjoy the hotel’s full service European-style spa and horizon-edge swimming pool with retractable glass roof. The hotel is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the Charleston’s many boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

For more information visit www.CharlestonPlace.com or call 800-383-2335.

Belmond Charleston Place is part of Belmond Ltd., a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations.  Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 45 distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations.  From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara.  Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.  Orient-Express is a trademark of SNCF For more information, visit  belmond.com.

 

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‘Miami Vices’ Couples Getaway Pulsates with ’80s Soundtrack at Mayfair Hotel Miami

February 9, 2014
Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami

Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami

The Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami celebrates its shared 30th birthday with Miami Vice, which filmed at the hotel, by orchestrating sizzling new packages for Miami Romance Month, featuring a soundtrack based on the 1980s hit songs from the TV show, designed to score the perfect lovers’ getaway.

“The Mayfair’s new collection of romantic escapes showcases Miami Vice’s groundbreaking use of pop music, it was the first TV program to broadcast in stereo and to feature current hit songs in every episode,” said the hotel’s General Manager Axel Gasser. “In 1984, both the Mayfair Hotel and Miami Vice debuted and became legendary Miami icons, along with the musical hits from Miami’s most decadent decade.”

While other programs traditionally used made-for-TV music, the producers of Miami Vice were the first to insist on using original music, spending $10,000 or more per episode to buy the rights to hit songs by contemporary artists. Having a new single played on Miami Vice was a boost to musicians and to record companies, and sparked a groundbreaking new trend.

Whether you rocked out to 80s metal mania, bopped to New Wave, or jammed to synth-pop and electro dance, you can soundtrack your own romantic getaway thanks to these packages that hit the high notes from The Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami, honoring these beloved 80s hits from Miami Vice.

For adventurous couples, the hotel offers an adrenaline-rush for those who want to explore new heights together in their relationship. This high-speed thrill features a private plane ride for two, and climaxes in a tandem skydive as the lovers fall through the skies together.

The Mayfair has composed a very tactile escape for lovers, based on these lyrics: “Face to face, and back to back, you see and feel, my love attack. Turn out the light babe, are you someone else tonight.”

The Miami Vices Romance packages start at $1,150- $1,900. Reservations are required for the Miami Vices Romance packages, one week in advance of arrival date.

Miami Vice starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, and shined the global spotlight on Miami as a hot new destination. The music on the series became a signature hallmark. The Miami Vice theme is the last TV show theme to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts, and several soundtrack albums dominated the airwaves.

The show was so popular that major pop stars of the time were clamoring to have their songs included on the episodes.

Some of the leading music stars of the day even made guest appearances on the show, including: Sheena Easton, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Robert Palmer, John Taylor and Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, Phil Collins, Bernard Edwards of Chic, El DeBarge and Fiona.

Reservations are required for the Miami Vices Romance packages, one week in advance of arrival date.

To book the Miami Vices Romance adventure, call the hotel’s “Vice” specialists at 305 441 0000.

The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is part of the Schlesinger family’s iconic portfolio of hospitality excellence, including its sister property the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach.

Heralding its 30th anniversary with the completion of more than $10 million in extensive renovations, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Miami’s historic “first neighborhood,” The Village of Coconut Grove. The boutique architectural gem is the only Gaudi-inspired hotel in the United States, an artistic masterpiece that blends Art Nouveau, Asian and Old World European inspirations.

The dramatic interior atriums teem with elaborate Asian gardens and fountains. Subtropical fantasias cocoon guests inside a private Zen oasis – overflowing with palm trees, orchids, tropical ferns and bamboo, birds and butterflies, monolithic columns and Tiffany stained glass ceilings. Hand-carved by local artists, the Mahogany woodwork and doorways, copper and stone sculptural creations are all one-of-a-kind (the molds were broken after the unveilings).

The Mayfair features 179 luxury suites, most with private terraces and Japanese Soaking Tubs (built for two), imported Brazilian doors, marble bathrooms with Roman Spa Baths, stone floors, sea-grass furnishings, hand-carved Mahogany headboards, and opulent details.

The indulgent culinary experiences at The Mayfair are helmed by Executive Chef Dario Correa. The Italian trattoria Spartico showcases a stone-faced wood-burning Ambrogi oven imported directly from Milan. Above the Mayfair surrounds the decadent rooftop pool and cabanas.

The hotel boasts one of a handful of Jurlique Australian Spas in America, a 4,500 square-foot holistic day-spa with sunlit treatment suites, a Couples’ Suite for dual treatments, and certified-organic products that are biodegradable and exclusively grown on Jurlique’s private farms in South Australia’s pristine Adelaide Hills.

The property is pet-friendly, has a 24-hour Fitness Center, 15,000 square-feet of events and meeting space, and offers a complete Business Center with complimentary WiFi in all rooms and common areas.

The Mayfair Hotel Miami is celebrating its 30th anniversary along with Miami Vice, which filmed at the hotel, featuring yearlong promotions and special events to be announced throughout 2014.

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