Rates & Dates: Hotel honors veterans on Memorial Day By Kimberly Scholz / May 01, 2004 Share 1 -- ith the dedication of the World War II Memorial slated for May 29 -- it's open to the public now -- the Madison Hotel in Washington is celebrating the contributions of the World War II veterans by offering a Memorial Day package. The plan, valid May 27 through Aug. 31, covers over-night accommodations in a deluxe king bedroom, continental breakfast for two and parking. It is priced at $289 per room, double.Madison Hotel Phone: (800) 424-8577 or (202) 862-1600Web:www.themadisondc.com• • •Clients can give mom a Mother's Day to remember with the Magnificent Mom plan at Aruba's Bucuti Beach Resort.Available May 7 to 16, the nightly package covers accommodations, a beach basket with a beach towel, a bottle of sunscreen, a bottle of water and a copy of "Chicken Soup: Stories to Warm a Mother's Soul."The nightly rate is $179 per room, double. Upgrades to a Tara Beach Suite can be booked for $77 additional per night.Bucuti Beach Resort Phone: (888) 428-2884Web:www.bucuti.com• • •Meanwhile, the Pan Pacific San Francisco created the Mothers' Celebration package for stays throughout the month of May.The plan, priced at $299 per night, covers superior accommodations, a dozen roses, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Upgrades and additional nights are available for a surcharge.For clients spending Mother's Day at the hotel, the Mother's Day Brunch Buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with rates priced at $60 per adult and $25 per child under 12. Tax and tip are not included in the price. Reservations are required.With three additional holiday weekends coming up, the Pan Pacific San Francisco also unveiled rates for the long weekends.Rates start at $149 for a superior room or $169 for a deluxe room and are valid for Memorial Day (May 28 to 31), Independence Day weekend (July 2 to 5) and Labor Day (Sept. 3 to 6).Pan Pacific San Francisco Phone: (800) 533-6465 or (415) 771-8600Web:www.panpacific.comGDSs: All systems• • •The Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld also is inviting clients to spend the holiday weekends at the property.Rates start at $139 for the Memorial Day period (May 30 to June 2); $119 for Independence Day (June 30 to July 6); and $129 for Labor Day (Sept. 2 to 8). Rates are per room, double, and apply to a limited number of rooms.Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld Phone: (800) 327-6677 or (800) HOTELS-1Web:www.renaissancehotels.com/mcosrGDSs: All systems• • •The Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is celebrating the Fourth of July with a plan families can enjoy.The Fairways and Fireworks plan, valid July 1 to 6, is priced at $129 per night for standard accommodations or $179 for a villa suite. The rate covers access to the TPC Stadium Course.Over the weekend, activities include beachside fireworks on July 4, a watermelon-eating contest, "dive-in movies" and children's crafts.Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club Phone: (800) 457-GOLFWeb:www.sawgrassmarriott.comGDSs: All systems• • •Clients can follow in the footsteps of Stewart Cink -- winner of this year's MCI Heritage tournament, which took place at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C. -- with the resort's Tartan Tee-Off package through May 31.Tartan Tee-Off, priced at $400 per golfer, double, covers two nights at the resort's Inn at Harbour Town with continental breakfast each morning; a round of golf at Harbour Town Golf Links; and a round of golf at either the Sea Marsh or the Ocean Course.Sea Pines Resort Phone: (800) SEA-PINESWeb:www.seapines.com• • •To introduce guests to its resort, Victoria, B.C.'s Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa here is offering free accommodations for one night.The First Night Is on Us promotion offers complimentary lodging for the first night when two or more nights are booked in one of the resort's oceanview suites.Rates, including breakfast for two, start at about $367 per night. Commission is 10%, based on one night paid.Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa Phone: (888) 544-2079Web:www.brentwoodbaylodge.comGDSs: All systems via Small Luxury Hotels of the World• • •The new Circa39 Hotel in Miami Beach is inviting New York residents to leave the Empire State and visit the beach this summer with a Summer Value Rate package designed exclusively for them.The plan, valid through Sept. 30, is priced at $119 per room, double, and covers accommodations, parking and two cocktails at the Play Bar.For clients from outside New York state, Circa39 is offering an introductory rate through May 26 of $79 per room, double, with a two-night minimum stay required.Circa39 Hotel Phone: (877) 8-CIRCA39Web:www.circa39.comE-mail:email@example.com• • •As headquarters hotel for the Canadian Tulip Festival, taking place May 6 to 24 throughout Ottawa, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier here designed two packages to coincide with the festivities.The Awesome Blossom package covers overnight accommodations, parking and a Tulip Festival pass. Rates start at about $162 per night, double.Meanwhile, the Tulips and Tea plan features overnight accommodations, afternoon tea in Zoe's Lounge and a Tulip Festival pass. The package is priced from about $188 per night, double occupancy.Both plans are valid from May 7 to 24.Fairmont Chateau Laurier Phone: (800) 441-1414Web:www.fairmont.com/laurierGDSs: All systems• • •Another Fairmont property, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu located in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, created a bed-and-breakfast package for the summer months, along with a host of other packages to entice clients to venture north of the border.Priced from $269 per night, the Breakfast at the Castle on the Cliff package includes accommodations in a Fairmont room and buffet breakfast in the hotel's Le Saint-Laurent restaurant.Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu also offers a Casino package, priced from $279 per night; a Spa plan, priced from $619 for two nights; and a Golf Getaway package, priced from $499 per night.All packages are priced per room, double, and are available from May 15 to Oct. 15 except the Golf Getaway package, which is available depending on opening and closing dates of the golf course depending on weather conditions.Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Phone: (800) 441-1414 or (418) 665-3703Web:www.fairmont.com/richelieuGDSs: All systems• • •Meanwhile, the Fairmont Copley Plaza and Boston's Museum of Science teamed up to offer the Einstein Discovery Weekend plan through June 6.The package includes accommodations, two tickets to the museum's "Einstein: the Man, the Mind, the Insights That Changed the World" exhibit and a 10% discount at the Museum of Science Store. Rates start at $215 per room, double.Fairmont Copley Plaza Phone: (800) 441-1414Web:www.fairmont.com/copleyplazaGDSs: All systems• • •Through July 4, the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco is showcasing its "Art Deco: 1910-1930" exhibit, and the Handlery Union Square Hotel is offering a package with accommodations and exhibit tickets.The Art Deco package, valid through the exhibit's showing, includes overnight accommodations in a guest room in the hotel's historic section, on-site parking at the hotel and two VIP tickets to the exhibit enabling front of the line access to the exhibit.The package is priced at $169 for standard accommodations or $189 for club accommodations.Handlery Union Square Hotel Phone: (800) 995-HUSHWeb:www.handlery.com• • •The Mayflower Park Hotel and the Seattle Art Museum are partnering to offer clients the opportunity to view the "Van Gogh to Mondrian: Modern Art from the Kroller-Muller Museum" exhibit, on display May 29 to Sept. 12.The Van Gogh Goes to Seattle package offers overnight accommodations, two Hotel Priority Fast-Track Tickets (enables clients to jump to the front of the exhibit line), a Van Gogh keepsake book, valet parking and all taxes.The plan is priced from $219 for classic accommodations, $239 for deluxe accommodations.Mayflower Park Hotel Phone: (800) 426-5100 or (206) 382-6990Web:www.mayflowerpark.comE-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgGDSs: All systems• • •Opera lovers can take advantage of the Charleston (S.C.) Place Hotel's Peony Pavilion package during the Spoleto Festival USA, which will be held here May 28 to June 13.The four-night plan features club-level accommodations, continental breakfast, afternoon tea and two tickets to all six episodes of the "Peony Pavilion" opera performed during the festival.The package, priced at $1,800 per couple, is available for the opera's two performance series beginning June 3 or 10.In addition, throughout the Spoleto Festival the hotel is offering weekday rates at $289 and weekend rates at $369. Tickets are not included.Charleston Place Hotel Phone: (800) 611-5545Web:www.charlestonplacehotel.comGDSs: All systems• • •The Beachside at Nantucket (Mass.) opened for the season April 23 and is extending a Springtime Escape plan through May 27.The two-night stay covers accommodations in a cliffside room, roundtrip ferry tickets for two on the Steamship Authority ferry from Hyannis or roundtrip air from Hyannis, Boston or Providence, R.I., via Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines.A $50 dinner certificate to the Jared Coffin House and daily continental breakfast are included.Midweek rates begin at $129 per person, double, valid through May 27.Beachside at Nantucket Phone: (800) 322-4433Web:www.thebeachside.comE-mail:email@example.com• • •Sundial Beach Resort on Sanibel Island, Fla., is inviting couples to get away from it all with the Island Darlings package, valid through June 18.The two-night plan includes villa-style accommodations; a boat tour through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge; an in-room couples massage; a sunset cruise; daily breakfast and one dinner at the hotel's Window on the Water; use of bicycles and tennis equipment; and champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.The package is priced from $525 per couple. Additional nights are available.Sundial Beach Resort Phone: (888) 4-SANIBELWeb:www.southseas.com• • •Following the acquisition of Bliss spas by Starwood, W Hotels is offering the Weekend Bliss package through July 4.The overnight plan covers in-room continental breakfast for two and an in-room DVD or video rental as well as an in-room spa pack by Bliss.The spa pack contains the Peppermint Foot Patrol, the Medium Minty Scrub Soap, the Exfoliating Task Mask, the Lemon + Sage Butter and the Super Slough Scrub, all in a Bliss logo overnight tote bag.Prices vary by property and range from $89 to $315 for starting rates, single or double. Amenities are provided once per stay, not once per day.W Hotels Phone: (877) W-HOTELSWeb:www.whotels.comGDSs: All systems• • •With HBO's hit show "The Sopranos" back in full swing, the Muse hotel in New York is honoring the family business with Bada Bing weekend plans.Valid Fridays through Sundays through June 27, the package includes overnight accommodations, a round of martinis and cigars and a deck of playing cards.The highlight of the Bada Bing package is a Sopranos excursion to sites from the show, such as the New Jersey nightclub known to viewers as the Bada Bing and Tony's pork store hangout, Satriale's.Also included is dinner and wine at Sparks Steak House. (Sparks is the Manhattan eatery outside of which real-life mob boss Paul "Big Paulie" Castellano was executed in 1985.)Nightly rates start at $190 per person, double, and are commissionable at 10% on the room portion.The Muse Phone: (877) NYC-MUSEWeb:www.themusehotel.com• • •Whether clients want to be Up All Night or Wake Up Smiling, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., created weekday packages with them in mind.Up All Night features accommodations in a classic room, admission to the Borgata Comedy Club and cocktails in either the Gypsy Bar or B-Bar. The price is $149 per night, double.Meanwhile, Wake Up Smiling covers accommodations in a classic room and buffet breakfast for two. The price is $129 per night, double.Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Phone: (866) MY-BORGATAWeb:www.theborgata.comGDSs: All systems• • •Fathers and sons, brothers or even office buddies need to bond sometimes, and the South Seas Resort on Captiva Island, Fla., created a three-night boys- (or men-) only plan with that in mind.Boys Will Be Boys covers three nights' accommodations in a three-bedroom Bayside Villa for four people, a half-day deep-sea fishing charter, a speed-sailing lesson, kayaking to North Captiva, a round of golf at Redfish Point Golf Course, tennis court time and dinner at the resort's Porter House restaurant. Activities are for all guests in the villa.Rates for the three-night Boys Will Be Boys plan are from $2,727 for a group of four through May 30 and from $2,517 from May 31 through Dec. 23. Blackout dates apply. Taxes and gratuities are not included.South Seas Resort Phone: (888) 2-CAPTIVAWeb:www.south-seas-resort.com• • •Sports Travel and Tours designed the Texas Two-Step Baseball Road Trip itinerary for Major League Baseball fans.The four-night trip, priced at $995 per person, double, begins May 22 in Dallas and features tickets to two games between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers in Arlington and one between the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros in Houston.Also featured are two nights' accommodations each in Dallas and Houston; city and stadium tours in each city; and all transportation during the trip, including air between Dallas and Houston.Travel agents earn 5% commission on the cost of the trip.Sports Travel and Tours Phone: (800) 662-4424Web:www.baseballroadtrips.com• • •More than 100 Sofitel hotels worldwide are giving business travelers the VIP treatment with the Sofitel Excellence package.The package includes early check-in and late checkout, a bottle of champagne or wine upon arrival, an upgraded room category and in-room or buffet breakfast.The plan is available through Dec. 31 at 120 participating properties. Sample rates start at $164 per night, double, in North America; at $210 in the Carib-bean and South America; at $104 in Asia; and at $363 in Europe.Sofitel Hotels Phone: (800) SOFITELWeb:www.sofitel.com or www.accorhotels.comGDSs: All systems• • •Clients with a need for speed can book the St. Regis Aspen's Lexus Road Rally package.The plan, available from June 1 to Oct. 31, is priced from $880 for grand deluxe accommodations to $1,250 for Alpine Suite accommodations. Rates are per night, per room, double.The package covers use of a convertible Lexus SC 430 with a full tank of gas per day, valet parking, one gourmet picnic lunch from the hotel's Olives Aspen restaurant, two St. Regis Aspen baseball caps and a book on Colorado's scenic drives.St. Regis Aspen Phone: (888) 454-9005 or (970) 920-3300Web:www.stregisaspen.comGDSs: All systems• • •In the late 1980s, New Orleans had a slogan: "New Orleans, Proud to Call It Home." The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is bringing that tagline back with the New Orleans, Proud to Call It Home for the Night package, available June 1 to Aug. 4.The overnight plan comes with a hand-blown glass fleur-de-lis and a gift basket of New Orleans favorites, such as chicory coffee, beignet mix, a jazz CD, hot sauce and Mardi Gras beads.The plan is priced from $175 per room, double. Additional nights can be booked from $125.Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans Phone: (800) 241-3333 or (504) 524-1331Web:www.ritzcarlton.comGDSs: All systemsTo contact reporter Kimberly Scholz, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.