Rates & Dates: Omni Hotels creates package for housewives in need of vacation By Kimberly Scholz / October 12, 2005 Share 1 -- Omni Hotels is giving housewives a chance to take a break with the Housewives on Hiatus package. The plan covers deluxe overnight accommodations with VIP turndown service, a bottle of wine upon arrival and a welcome bag with body lotion, shower gel and velour slippers.Sample rates are $239 at the Omni San Francisco, $234 at the Omni Shoreham, Washington and $149 at the Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa, near Denver.The Housewives on Hiatus package is valid for Friday and Saturday arrivals through Dec. 30.Omni HotelsPhone: (800) THE-OMNIWeb:www.omnihotels.comGDSs: All systemsWith online poker and celebrity poker games rising in popularity, Chicagos House of Blues Hotel is putting its cards on the table with the poker-inspired Full House package.The overnight plan, priced at $325 per person, double, covers suite accommodations, a poker snack party platter, one hour of private instruction by a poker coach provided by P3 Poker, a full poker set, a full bar with bartender en-suite for three hours, 3 a.m. turndown and late checkout.House of Blues HotelPhone: (877) 569-3742GDSs: All systemsSeattles Mayflower Park Hotel is offering the Family Fun package through Dec. 30.The Family Fun package is priced at $265 for a room with two queen beds or $369 for a room with a queen bed and an adjoining room with two twin beds. Also included is valet parking, one hour of Nintendo use and an insulated lunch tote with goodies for the kids.The plan also covers two adult tickets and two childrens tickets for the monorail (which is adjacent to the hotel), the observation deck of the Space Needle, the Experience Music Project and the Pacific Science Center. Additional tickets can be purchased.Mayflower Park HotelPhone: (800) 426-5100Web:www.mayflowerpark.comGDSs: All systemsThe Monterey Bay Inn in Monterey, Calif., is offering an overnight plan any John Steinbeck fan would love.The Steinbeck package, priced from $189 per night, double, includes accommodations in a harborview or bayview room and continental breakfast. Also included is a copy of Steinbecks Cannery Row and two tickets to the Steinbeck Center.Monterey Bay InnPhone: (800) 424-6242Web:www.montereybayinn.comGDSs: All systemsThe Fairmont Washington, D.C. and the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) are inviting panda lovers to head to the nations capital for the hotels Panda package.The Panda package covers overnight accommodations and a Zoo Welcome Kit that includes discount coupons, a plush panda, a zoo map, a Giant Panda fact sheet, a kids Giant Panda activity booklet, a panda postcard, a Giant Panda video CD, a disposable camera, the current issue of ZooGoer Magazine and an area dining guide.Rates start at $229 per night, double, and are available year-round, based on availability.Fairmont Washington, D.C.Phone: (800) 441-1414Web:www.fairmont.comGDSs: All systemsWith the holiday shopping season fast approaching, the Westin New York at Times Square is offering a Shoppers Relief package through Dec. 25.The Shoppers Relief package is priced from $554 per room, per night, and covers deluxe accommodations, two spa treatments, a map and a list of area stores, two bottles of water and a copy of Lucky, a shoppers magazine.Westin New York at Times SquarePhone: (888) 627-7149 and ask for the SHOP rateWeb:www.westinny.comGDSs: All systemsTo submit an item for Rates & Dates, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.