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Club Med Launches Flash Sale For Up To 55 Percent Off All-Inclusive, Warm-Weather Escapes Through Summer 2021

January 15, 2021
Learning to scuba dive at the all-inclusive Club Med Sandpiper Resort in Florida. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com.

Club Med, a pioneer of the all-inclusive resort concept, is kicking off the new year with new opportunities to save on all-inclusive getaways at its spacious resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida – from last-minute winter escapes to planning ahead for spring and summer travel.

The January Flash Sale, open for bookings now through January 19, 2021 with travel dates through August 27, 2021, offers guests up to 55 percent off stays, free room upgrades and additional perks, unlimited land and water activities, extensive culinary options and premium oceanfront accommodations.  

Offering more room for guests to roam freely and comfortably, Club Med’s open-air, low density resorts are integrated in and respectful of the surrounding nature and feature low-rise buildings spread across 50 acres. Each resort is currently operating at a limited capacity in order to enable social distancing and exclusivity. In addition to creating a sense of privacy and freedom, Club Med’s enhanced safety and hygiene protocols allow travelers to feel confident and protected when booking their upcoming getaway.

For full details on the Flash Sale, visit www.clubmed.us/flashsale.

January Flash Sale

  • Booking window: Today through January 19, 2021
  • Travel window: Select dates from January 12, 2021 (check-in) through August 27, 2021 (check out by August 28, 2021; Blackout dates apply including President’s week & Easter/Passover weeks)
  • Up to 55% off* plus perks:
    • Free room upgrade
    • Up to $400 air credit
    • Kids under 4 stay free
    • No single supplement
    • Flexibility and protection with free cancellation and more (see Terms & Conditions below)

Participating Club Med Resorts 

  • Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida: Now Open. Recently named one of the top ten family resorts in the U.S. by USA TODAY 10Best‘s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, the resort – located in between Miami and Orlando – offers an all-inclusive getaway sans passport with a variety of land and water sports fit for the entire family, like kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, pickle ball and the flying trapeze. While the kids have their own adventure, adults can relax by the adult-exclusive pool, on the beach that is situated alongside the St. Lucie River, or at the Club Med Spa, while kids enjoy time at the children’s clubs with unlimited land and water activities.
  • Club Med Cancún, Mexico: Now Open. Located at the tip of the iconic Riviera Maya surrounded by white sandy beaches and the world’s second largest coral reef, the family-friendly resort is perfect for those looking to create life-long memories. The resort’s recently expanded Aguamarina family oasis area features 120 oceanfront family rooms, exhilarating water games at the dedicated family pool, and outdoor activities as part of the new Club Med Amazing Family programming. For added R&R, rediscover wellness through one of our personalized beauty or relaxation treatments at the L’OCCITANE Spa.
  • Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Now Open. On a 2,000-foot stretch of beach, Club Med Punta Cana welcomes all travelers to enjoy reconnection and relaxation through: a newly renovated Tiara Exclusive Collection space featuring 32 oceanside family suites, a dedicated infinity pool and bar, and morning room service; the new Club Med Amazing Family program, a fun-filled agenda of weekly activities for families to bond and create memories; Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, an interactive playground with more than 25 acrobatic and artistic activities for guests of all ages; and treatments at L’OCCITANE Spa and men’s barber shop. Adults can stay or access the resorts’ Zen Oasis, an adult-exclusive area featuring an oversized lagoon pool, spacious Jacuzzi and private cabanas.
  • Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, Dominican Republic: Now Open. Located in the unspoiled beaches of Miches on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast, the Exclusive Collection (5 star) eco-chic resort is the first in the region and features four boutique villages specializing in wellness, adventure, kid-friendly and adults-exclusive experiences catering to travelers seeking a boutique, hotel-within-a-hotel experience. Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda was recently selected as winner of the ‘Best Hotel Over 200 Rooms Americas/Caribbean’ category in the 2020 International Hotel and Property Awards.
  • Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos: Now Open. Nestled into Grace Bay Beach, consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor, the adults-exclusive resort is an all-inclusive paradise offering freshly renovated accommodations including deluxe ocean-front guestrooms with balconies, infinity edge pool, a wellness center and a wine cellar, as well as unlimited activities including sailing, kayaking, and flying trapeze.

Additional participating resorts include Club Med Caravelle, Guadeloupe, French Caribbean and Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek, Martinique, French Caribbean.

To ensure added flexibility and peace of mind for travelers, Club Med also offers:

  • **Free Cancellation Policy: Cancel for free up to 15 days prior to departure for bookings made before February 28, 2021 and for travels on or prior to September 3rd, 2021. For complete cancellation policy details, see here.
  • Emergency Assistance Program: All guests traveling before April 30, 2021 will receive coverage for emergency medical expenses during their stay, including those related to COVID-19.
  • Safe Together safety and hygiene protocols: Implemented in all of the brand’s resorts as they reopen, including those in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean, these newly enhanced hygiene and safety measures were developed through recommendations from the World Health Organization, local health authorities, and the advice of an International Scientific Committee comprised of a specialized team of doctors and professors.

Full details on the above policies can be found here.

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The Equinox to Open First Hotel in NYC’s Hudson Yards With Exclusive Offers for Virtuoso Travelers

June 29, 2019

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The Shed, the newest cultural/performance venue in New York City, is one of the attractions in the city’s newest neighborhood, the Hudson Yards, where the Equinox is opening its first hotel. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

NEW YORK, NY Equinox Hotel, New York City, the first property by the celebrated fitness brand debuts July 15, 2019. Based on the same philosophy as its clubs, Equinox Hotels will inspire people pursuing their maximum potential. With only weeks until its opening, Equinox Hotel, New York City is giving guests a multitude of enticements to reserve their stay through a Virtuoso® travel advisor, including complimentary advantages available only through Virtuoso’s Preview Program:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, if available
  • Early check-in and late checkout, if available
  • Continental breakfast daily for two
  • US$100 hotel credit, once per stay
  • Wi-Fi
  • Airport transfer for Suite reservations of two nights or longer
  • Private helicopter airport transfer for Equinox Suite reservations of two nights or longer

Virtuoso guests also receive one of these exclusive extras available from June 15 – December 31, 2019:

  • Additional US$100 spa credit, per stay
  • Complimentary personal training session
  • Two complimentary SoulCycle classes with swag

Equinox Hotel, New York City will open in the luxurious new Hudson Yards neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side, where guests will also find The Shed, the city’s newest cultural and performance venue, the Highline, an elevated urban park which has become one of the most popular attractions in New York State, and the intriguing Nest.

Over 25 years, Equinox has developed a brand representing service, quality, expertise, leadership and results. Equinox Hotels, where the science of fitness meets the art of travel, will continue this commitment to excellence.

“Equinox Hotel, New York City is reinventing luxury lifestyle travel for people who play as hard as they train and work,” says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. “The distinction in its holistic approach to everything from sleep to dining to spa treatments is evident in the innovative details. Hudson Yards will add to this this next-level lifestyle movement, offering world-class shopping and dining in thoroughly upscale surroundings.”

The 212 rooms, including 48 suites, will be the ultimate slumber chambers featuring soundproofing and blackout blinds. Beds use natural-fiber mattresses that adapt to any form and employ a Scandinavian technique of two duvets for temperature regulation. An Equinox Sleep Coach will be available to optimize a restful night.

Guests, who automatically become Equinox Fitness Club members during their stay, will have 24-hour access to the largest-ever 60,000-square-foot flagship Equinox Fitness Club. Group fitness classes, private Pilates, personal training, 25-yard indoor salt-water pool, hot and cold plunge pools, outdoor pool and terrace as well as a next-generation SoulCycle studio will also be offered. Equinox’s digital experience connects the club and hotel, streamlining needs from check-in to room service to booking sessions and amenities.

Crafted by experts and backed by Equinox’s Health Advisory Board, the Spa will emphasize recovery-based treatments, science-grounded technology, regeneration and relaxation. It will offer inter-modal experiences including cryotherapy, infrared sauna, quantum harmonics, massage, bodywork and skin therapies.

The hotel will feature Stephen Starr’s new signature restaurant and bar, Electric Lemon, boasting an 8,000 square-foot terrace providing views over Manhattan and the Hudson River from the 24th floor. Menus balancing flavor and fuel will be offered in the restaurant, guestrooms, and social spaces. Other in-room dining options will include high-performance breakfasts, nourishing dinners, nutritious performance kits, sleep-promoting items and next-level mini-bar snacks. Guests will even have access to in-room IV vitamin drips for energy or hydration.

Equinox Hotel, New York City is the latest property to premiere with a boost from the renowned Virtuoso Preview program, which provides advantages exclusively through the network’s 20,000 travel advisors. Preview is part of Virtuoso’s industry-leading Hotels & Resorts Program, with over 1,300 properties in more than 100 countries.

These complimentary benefits at Equinox Hotel, New York City are offered only through booking with a Virtuoso travel advisor or at www.virtuoso.com, where guests will be paired with an advisor to facilitate the reservation and other trip elements. To find Virtuoso’s roster of advisors, visit https://www.virtuoso.com/advisors#.

 

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Cyber Monday Travel Deals in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

November 16, 2018

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The historic Red Lion Inn (it was depicted in Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of Stockbridge) is offering a Cyber Monday travel deal © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

Two renowned historic hotels in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts are offering Cyber Monday travel deals. 

The Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge, MA 

Save up to 40 percent off bookings at The Red Lion Inn. Rates for winter and spring travel start at $99 per night; summer dates start at $179 per night. Offer is only available on Monday, November 26 and can be booked online at: https://www.redlioninn.com/getaway-deals/.

The Red Lion Inn, situated in the heart of Stockbridge, MA, is centrally located near major cultural events and venues and is a patron of the Berkshires’ visual and performing arts. Providing food and lodging to guests for more than two centuries, the Inn offers 125 antique-filled rooms and suites and four restaurants with formal and casual dining with locally sourced food. For more information, visit  www.redlioninn.com.

Porches Inn at MASS MoCA – North Adams, MA

At Porches Inn at MASS MoCA receive 25 percent off midweek stays (Sunday through Thursday) through Labor Day 2019. Rates start at $119 per night in the winter; $157 in the summer. Offer only available on Monday, November 26 and can be booked online at: https://www.porches.com/berkshires-hotel-specials/

Guest of the Porches Inn stay just steps away from the mecca of art and culture that is MASS MoCA in 19th Century Victorian row homes, where retro-industrial architecture blends with paint-by-number pictures and vintage TV lamps to create a whimsical, granny-chic stay. For more information, visit www.porches.com.

Reservations for both hotels must be fully pre-paid and are non-refundable. Bookings have limited availability for each date. Blackout dates apply and may change throughout the sale and a minimum stay may be required on select dates.

 

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easyHotel Black Friday Sale Puts 3,000 Rooms in Europe in Reach From £9.99

November 22, 2017

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easyHotel is the owner, developer, operator and franchisor of branded hotels, geared to the “super budget” segment of the hotel industry with “clean, comfortable and safe” hotel rooms.

This Friday, easyHotel, the super-budget international Hotel chain launches its Black Friday extravaganza, offering customers the chance to grab a great hotel stay in one of its city center destinations, from just £9.99 a night.

Beginning at 0.01AM on Friday November 24 through December 4, easyHotel will be offering 3,000 rooms from across its network of hotels for a mere £9.99 night, available for guests looking to book a bargain break between December 1, 2017 and 28 February 2018.

Whether you’re planning a pre-Christmas shopping trip, or a New Year’s Eve Party in one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, with room prices slashed by up to 70%, travelers will have plenty of cash left in their purses and wallets to spend on gifts and holiday season festivities.

Jorge Rodriguez, Head of Christmas Deal Wrapping and Festive Development at easyHotel, said: “With Europe’s cities just bursting with festive fun to be had by all, at these bargain prices our customers’ cash can stay in their wallets, preserving those all-important present budgets and prioritising the festive frolics.”

easyHotel is the owner, developer, operator and franchisor of branded hotels, geared to the “super budget” segment of the hotel industry with “clean, comfortable and safe” hotel rooms.

Operating hotels

easyHotel’s six owned hotels currently comprise 598 rooms, and it has a further 20 franchised hotels with 1,750 rooms. These are: Old Street (London), Glasgow, Croydon, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool.

In addition, easyHotel has franchise locations in Belgium (Brussels), Bulgaria (Sofia), Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt), Hungary (Budapest), The Netherlands (Amsterdam: City, Arena & Zaandam, Rotterdam, The Hague), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), UAE (Dubai), United Kingdom (Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Central London, Luton).

easyHotels under development include:  Owned hotels in United Kingdom (Ipswich, Sheffield, Leeds), Spain (Barcelona) Subject to planning consent: United Kingdom (Cardiff, Newcastle and Oxford; franchise hotels in UAE (Dubai), Germany (Bernkastel-Kues), Portugal (Lisbon), Turkey (Istanbul), UK (Belfast, Reading), Iran, Sri Lanka, Netherlands (The Hague Scheveningen Beach, Maastricht).

To take advantage of the easyHotel Black Friday sale, November 24-December 4, for stays between December 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018, go online to www.easyHotel.com.

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

December 31, 2016

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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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Wyndham Hotel Group Entices Holiday Travelers with Savings up to 30%

December 18, 2013

Wyndham Hotel Group is giving travelers plenty of reasons to pack their bags and hit the road this holiday season, offering great deals across the company’s portfolio of over 7,400 hotels, with savings of up to 30 percent off, plus additional offers for Wyndham Rewards® members.

Whether it’s a week-long resort getaway full of sun and sand or just a comfortable place to rest your head after a long day’s travels, Wyndham Hotel Group and its 15 brands have  hotels to fit virtually any travel need. Among the deals:

Book Early, Save Up to 30 Percent

Book seven days in advance and save up to 30 percent off the best available rate at participating TRYP by Wyndham® properties; up to 25 percent off at participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® properties; or 15 percent off at participating Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Super 8®, Travelodge® and Wingate by Wyndham® properties. Travelers save 10 percent off at participating Dream® Hotels and Night® properties.

Stay 3 Nights, Save Up to 30 Percent

Book three consecutive nights or more and save 30 percent off at participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties or 20 percent off at participating Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Ramada®, Travelodge and Wingate by Wyndham properties.

Stay 2 Nights, Save 15 Percent

Book two consecutive nights or more and save 15 percent off at participating Knights Inn, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Travelodge and Wingate by Wyndham properties.

In addition to the above savings, travelers can also take advantage of special promotions available through Wyndham Hotel Group’s free-to-join Wyndham Rewards loyalty program. Current offers include:

• Celebrate with 2,014 Bonus Points
Wyndham Rewards members who register for the “Celebrate with 2,014 Bonus Points” promotion can earn 2,014 bonus points in addition to the standard 10 points per U.S. dollar spent starting with their second qualified stay. Bonus can be earned up to five times for a total of 10,070 bonus points.

• Gas for Life Sweepstakes
Through January 31, 2014, Wyndham Rewards members can enter for their chance to win gas for life, awarded in the form of a $2,000 cash annuity for 50 years. To enter, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com/gasforlife.

For more information visit www.hotelfortheholidays.com. Wyndham Rewards terms and conditions are available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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Travelodge Offers Free Children’s Zoo Admission with Two-Night Stay this Summer

May 24, 2013

Stay two consecutive nights at a Travelodge hotel and receive two complimentary children’s tickets good at more than 135 participating zoos across the country. Here, children are enthralled at the jaguars on view at Palm Beach Zoo, Florida © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Stay two consecutive nights at a Travelodge hotel and receive two complimentary children’s tickets good at more than 135 participating zoos across the country. Here, children are enthralled at the jaguars on view at Palm Beach Zoo, Florida © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Looking to get a little something extra out of this year’s summer vacation? Take a ZOOcation! Stay two consecutive nights at your favorite Travelodge® hotel and in addition to great rates and a comfy room, you’ll receive two complimentary children’s tickets good at more than 135 participating zoos across the country.

Created through an association between Travelodge, National Geographic and The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Travelodge ZOOcation promotion runs through September 30, 2013 and is only available at Travelodge.com. Free children’s tickets are awarded in the form of a voucher and are redeemable when combined with the purchase of an equal number of adult admissions at a participating AZA-accredited zoo.

“Travelodge wants to keep guests close to adventure and what better way to do that than to help them get out and visit their favorite zoo,” said Kevin McCabe, senior director of marketing for Travelodge. “Plus, with 350 hotels throughout the U.S., average rates starting at less than $70 a night and free extras like breakfast and Wi-Fi, having a great adventure isn’t dependent on traveling far or spending a lot of money.”

Among the zoos where families may redeem their vouchers are the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, Calif.; the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio and the Bronx Zoo in New York. A full list of participating zoos is available at www.aza.org/zoocation.

As an added bonus, guests who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Travelodge hotels and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, will earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

To take advantage of this offer, visit www.travelodge.com or call 1-800-525-4055 and request special promotional rate code SFA. Vouchers will be mailed approximately two weeks after reservations are made and blackout dates for redemption may apply. The promotion is available for booking through September 30, 2013 or while supplies last. Vouchers are good through November 30, 2013. Full terms and conditions are available at www.travelodge.com.

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Breakers Rewards savings make it easier to enjoy romantic escape to iconic Palm Beach resort

January 31, 2012

The Breakers resort is making it easier for couples to enjoy a luxurious romantic escape and families to enjoy a winter getaway with the added savings of “Breakers Rewards,” its seasonal offer available through February 14, 2012, just in time for Valentine's Day © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com.

The Breakers resort is making it easier for couples to enjoy a luxurious romantic escape and families to enjoy a winter getaway with the added savings of “Breakers Rewards,” its seasonal offer available through February 14, 2012, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

You get $50, $100 or $200 in nightly credits per room, based on category of accommodations booked at regular rates:

• $50 Breakers Rewards (per room per night), applicable to Deluxe guest rooms
• $100 Breakers Rewards (per room, per night), applicable to Premium guest rooms
• $200 Breakers Rewards (per room, per night), applicable to Flagler Club (concierge level), Oceanfront Rooms and Suites

Breakers Rewards are applicable to myriad resort amenities:
• Dining and drinks at any of the resort’s nine Palm Beach restaurants and five lounges
• Golf play on The Breakers’ two championship courses
• Personalized golf instruction at the renowned John Webster Golf Academy
• Rejuvenating luxury spa
• Tennis, applicable to court play and private instruction
• Luxury beach bungalows for daytime rental
• World-class shopping, applicable to purchases at the resort’s 11 boutiques
• Children’s programs at the Family Entertainment Center.
• Overnight valet parking

Complimentary resort benefits always include Internet inclusive of WiFi, access to main hotel’s fitness center and fitness classes (excluding private sessions).  Breakers Rewards not available to groups.  Other restrictions apply.

The Breakers offers an alluring, domestic winter vacation in the style of tropical and Mediterranean destinations. This 140-acre Palm Beach resort, originally built in 1896, has undergone a comprehensive, $250 million revitalization and expansion over the past ten years, and today features a glamorous yet classic ambiance that combines Italian Renaissance style and European feel, with an alluring beachfront reminiscent of St. Tropez.  The value of its proximity is palpable…a prime stateside location, more affordable than overseas, with stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, easy air transit for guests and close airport proximity.  With its bounty of dining and recreational amenities, The Breakers is a self-contained, panoramic escape, from which guests never have to step a sandal off property.

“We have found that these daily monetary credits encourage winter travelers to enjoy and save on their preferred experiences, all available on site,” said David Burke, vice president of sales & marketing of the 140-acre property.  “The Breakers Palm Beach offers an unrivaled resort experience that could not be replicated today – a stunning atmosphere of relaxed elegance with an amazing range of resort experiences.  With our long-term vision and commitment to future generations of guests, we ensure it keeps getting better year after year.”

One of America’s legendary resort destinations, this 540-room, Italian Renaissance-style hotel resides on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach.  The Breakers was founded in 1896 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and continues to thrive independent of chain affiliation.  Renowned for its gracious service, the resort indulges its clientele, whether couples on a romantic getaway, multi-generational travelers on a family vacation or large gatherings in celebration.  With the commitment of its long-standing ownership, descendants of founder Henry Flagler, The Breakers invests $20 million each year in the property’s ongoing enhancement to ensure it remains appealing to future guests.  Following a comprehensive ten-year $250 million revitalization, its timeless atmosphere — from its magnificent interiors to its artfully designed landscape — has been renewed in a style of relaxed elegance.

A multi-faceted destination, The Breakers features 36 holes of championship Florida golf, including the Ocean Course and The Breakers Rees Jones® Course; 10 Har-Tru tennis courts; luxury spa; a breathtaking oceanfront with a half-mile of private beach, Mediterranean-style beach club, as well as luxury beach bungalows for daytime-rental, five pools, four whirlpool spas and a variety of water sports; a Family Entertainment Center and an extensive program of family and children’s activities.  Nine distinctive restaurants, as well as an array of on-site boutiques, are all owned and managed by the resort.  The Breakers is recognized as a AAA Five Diamond property and has earned numerous accolades for its commitment to the environment, community service and the quality of life it provides to its employees.

For reservations or more information, contact the resort toll-free at 1-888-BREAKERS (273-2537), (561) 655-6611, visit www.thebreakers.com, or contact your travel professional.

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Winter Warm Up Rates at Orlando World Center Marriott for holidays through March

November 22, 2011

The Orlando World Center Marriott warms things up just in time for the holidays with Winter Escape Advance Purchase Rates from only $144 per room, per night now through March 31, 2012. It’s a wonderful world for families to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, while enjoying the best rates of the season.

The family friendly 200-acre playground will be decked out in holiday style with festive and themed events and activities throughout the resort. Cheers to holiday drinks and dining specials in the restaurants. Kids can participate in holiday crafts, or watch their favorite holiday movie classic, before making a splash at the tropical lagoon pool (Voted one of the World’s Coolest Hotel Pools by Forbes) with its 106-foot waterslide, cascading rock waterfalls and grotto, the resort’s hot spot for plenty of cool pool games. The world-class adventure continues with an indoor pool; secluded spa pool; two kid’s wading pools, and six whirlpool spas. Year-round daily poolside activities designed for kids range from face painting to scavenger hunts. They can even build their dream castle in the sand play area. Tennis, water volleyball, basketball, and arcade with pinball, air hockey and ping-pong round out a few of the popular activities. There is something for everyone.

Golf around the world on the 18-hole championship links of Hawk’s Landing Golf Club; take a golf lesson at the Bill Madonna Golf Academy at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club; schedule a soothing treatment at The Spa, or workout at the expansive fitness center.

Embark on a culinary excursion around the world with 10 incredible restaurants and lounges, including the award-winning Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse & Grille and Ristorante Tuscany. Guests can also tempt their palate with Mikado Japanese Steakhouse and Solaris, home to an expansive buffet breakfast, served daily. For those on the go, visit Mangrove Emporium, a full-service indoor food court or grab a Starbucks® coffee.

The Orlando World Center Marriott is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™, and Universal Studios® Orlando. For reservations, call 888-99-World and ask for rate code ADP, or visit www.marriottworldcenter.com.

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Design Hotels Offers Second Helping of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Deals, through Oct. 31

September 13, 2011

The hype has subsided, but for those who didn’t get enough eating, praying, and loving in last time around, Design Hotels™ has prepared a second helping of all three! We may not have the looks of Julia Roberts and be able to jet off on an around-the-world jaunt, but Design Hotels’ ‘Eat, Pray, Love Part Two’ promotion gives travelers a good place to start. These hotels offer not only culinary delights, intense spiritual offerings and extraordinary romance, but also a special discounted room rate valid through October 31.

For foodies, Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez, a glamorous resort on the French Riviera, offers Provencal dishes from Chef Pierre Gagnaire. The team’s culinary offerings also include a specially prepared picnic basket which can be taken to the nearby beach to enjoy. Alternatively, Vigilius Mountain Resort, a secluded sanctuary nestled in the Italian Alps, serves fresh, locally sourced, and expertly prepared cuisine.

Those looking for spiritual offerings to restore body and soul need look no further than Mamilla Hotel from world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie that is located directly at the old town in Jerusalem – the birthplace to three of the world’s most important religions. As well as having a jaw-dropping location, this urban sanctuary houses a 1,000-square-meter Holistic Wellbeing Retreat with a gym, spa, yoga, meditation rooms and an organic bar.

To spruce up one’s love life The Met Hotel Thessaloniki, with its acclaimed modern art collection and spectacular rooftop pool with 360 degree city view, is certain to seduce. In contrast, Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Sweden, with its remote location near Mount Åreskutan, invites couples to bathe in its outdoor hot spring while taking in stunning views of the surrounding snowscapes.

Participating hotels:

Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, France
The Mandala, Berlin, Germany
The Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Lux 11, Berlin, Germany
The Met, Thessaloniki, Greece
New Hotel, Athens, Greece
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy
The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland

Design Hotels™ Eat Pray Love Part Two
For stays through October 31
Web: www.designhotels.com/eat_pray_love
E-mail: res@designhotels.com

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