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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 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


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New Deal Gives AARP Members Discount on ZipCar Annual Rate

August 9, 2014

AARP’s 38 million members now have access to cost-effective and convenient ‘wheels when you want them’ at an exclusively discounted annual rate, thanks to a new agreement with Zipcar, the world’s leading membership-based car sharing network.

AARP members new to Zipcar save $20 off the regular $60 annual membership fee, a 33 percent savings, and in addition receive $40 towards free driving when reserving cars.  Zipcars are available 24/7 and reservations can be made via Zipcar’s mobile app, through, or over the phone.

Zipcar gives its members on-demand access to a variety of cars in hundreds of cities, airports and college campuses worldwide by the hour or day. The service is ideal for those who typically rely on public transportation but seek the flexibility the bus or train can’t provide, for those who simply do not want the hassle and cost of car ownership, or those that occasionally need to supplement car ownership with a second vehicle.

“When we look for new benefits for our members, we seek products and services that complement their lifestyles and offer savings from a trusted resource,” said Clay Buckley, vice president, lifestyle at AARP Services, Inc. “Our agreement with Zipcar offers deep savings and gives our members, and especially Boomers, the mobility they need at a fraction of the cost of car ownership.”

“With the reduced Zipcar membership rate, AARP members can now have a new way to experience the benefits of car ownership without the cost and hassle,” said Kate Roberts, director of global partnerships at Zipcar. “AARP members that join Zipcar can enjoy the benefit of paying for a car only when they need it – whether that’s a couple hours or a couple days. Additionally, access to this convenient and affordable option for transportation allows AARP members to redirect their time and money to achieving their retirement goals, such as moving back into a city or traveling to visit cities around the world.”

To take advantage of the special offer and to learn more about the benefits of Zipcar membership, AARP members should visit  To learn more about all the benefits of AARP membership, visit


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December 4, 2010
Metropolitan Museum

The Warwick New York is in close proximity to important cultural sights, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, here at night © 2010 Karen Rubin/

Warwick International Hotels U.S. have polished-up their senior discount for those making travel plans, announcing rates starting from $55 for luxury accommodations in a major American city. Significant senior discounts are also available at 12 international hotels in the Warwick collection, meaning that amazing destinations from Fiji to France are on sale all year round.

The senior discount is available now and will continue to be in effect throughout 2011.

Participating locations are:

  • U.S.: Warwick New York, Warwick Melrose Dallas, Warwick Denver, Warwick San Francisco and Warwick Seattle
  • Europe: Barcelona (Gallery Hotel), Brussels (Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place and Warwick Barsey Hotel), Geneva (Hotel Warwick Geneva), London (Leonard Hotel & Residence), Lyon (La Reine Astrid), Malaga (Hotel Molina Lario), Nice (Splendid Hotel & Spa), Paris (Warwick Champs-Elysées and Hotel Westminster), Zurich (Central Plaza Hotel)
  • South Pacific: Fiji (Naviti Resort)

Warwick Denver Hotel is offering the promise of a Classic King room at $55 during December 2010 and January-February 2011. For the remainder of the year, Denver will offer a significant discount off of its best available rates for guests 65 years of age and older.

“Last year, senior citizens accounted for over 21 percent of all U.S. travelers, and we want to make their travel more affordable and enjoyable than ever,” said G. Paul LeBlanc, vice president of sales and marketing for Warwick International Hotels. “The Warwick collection has much that appeals to this audience, from historic properties that have been elegantly modernized to gracious personal service.”

Warwick hotels in other cities will offer up to 30 percent off their best available rates for seniors throughout the year. A special feature of the Warwick senior rate is that it can be used for up to two rooms. Since statistics show that one third of U.S. travelers are joined by either children or grandchildren, this means “close” family can come along – without being too close!

All Warwick hotels and resorts offer ideal locations for exploring the cultural and entertainment offerings of the different cities. For instance, Warwick New York is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and within four blocks to iconic attractions like Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and Fifth Avenue Shopping. Warwick Denver is within two and one-half miles of Denver’s Botanic Gardens or Elitch Gardens family amusement park. A Rockies game at Coors Field is only one mile away, or catch the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field, just over three miles from Warwick Denver Hotel. In London, the Leonard Hotel & Residence is only a two minute walk to the shops of Oxford Street and Bond Street and a short stroll to Hyde Park & Madame Tussauds. And in Fiji, the beckoning beaches and waters of the South Pacific are just outside your door.

These rates can be secured either through a professional travel agent or at Warwick’s Web site (the booking code is WKSNR),

About Warwick International Hotels

Warwick International Hotels (WIH) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. Celebrating its 30th anniversary of hospitality excellence, the WIH Group now includes more than 40 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centres and resort destinations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, and Africa. Further details can be found at

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