Rates & Dates: St. Regis Aspen launches season with ski getaway By Kimberly Scholz / November 20, 2004 Share 1 -- The St. Regis Aspen (Colo.) is celebrating the start of the winter ski and snowboard season, which begins Thanksgiving Day, with the Winter Kick-Off package. The weekend plan includes breakfast for two in the hotel's Olives Aspen, lift tickets for two each day, deluxe room, transfers from Aspen Airport and the services of a ski butler.The plan is priced from $250 per night, double, from Nov. 25 to 30 and from $385 per night from Dec. 1 to 23. A two-night minimum stay is required.St. Regis AspenPhone: (888) 454-9005Web:www.stregisaspen.comGDSs: All systemsKeswick Hall at Monticello in Keswick, Va., is offering mid-week Leaf Peeping rates through Nov. 30. Nightly rates start at $225 per room, double, and include afternoon tea daily.Keswick Hall at MonticelloPhone: (800) 274-5391Web:www.keswick.comWith temperatures still in the mid-70s, the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., is inviting clients to practice their golf swing with the Breakfast and Birdies plan through Dec. 1.Breakfast and Birdies offers overnight accommodations, one round of golf at the Hombre Golf Club, breakfast at the Palapa Beach Club, use of a golf cart and a bucket of range balls, a customized bag tag, access to the resort's health club, golf shoe and club cleaning and transportation to and from the course.Rates start at $105 per person, per night, based on quad occupancy in a two-bedroom golf villa.Edgewater Beach ResortPhone: (800) 874-8686Web:www.edgewaterbeachresort.comTucker's Town, Bermuda's Pink Beach Club and Cottages is offering participants a special rate during the annual Goodwill Golf Tournament, Dec. 4 to 10.The nightly rate is $200 per couple; past guests of the Pink Beach Club stay at the reduced rate of $150 per night, double.The Goodwill Golf Tournament is open to teams from country clubs from around the world, with practice rounds on Dec. 4 and 5. The opening round of championship play begins Dec. 6.Pink Beach Club and CottagesPhone: (800) 355-6161 or (203) 655-6161Web:www.pinkbeach.comE-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Wuksachi Lodge in California's Sequoia National Park is catering to small groups with House, Senate and Executive all-inclusive conference packages.Valid through April 1, excluding Saturdays and all holiday periods, the plans are priced per person and include overnight accommodations, specified meals, taxes, gratuities and use of one conference room for every 12 attendees (up to four total rooms).The House plan is priced from $109 per person with buffet dinner, breakfast and light lunch. Meanwhile, the Senate plan is priced from $125 and covers a three-course dinner, breakfast buffet, light lunch, coffee breaks and use of one piece of audiovisual equipment.The Executive Retreat covers a five-course dinner, breakfast buffet, full lunch, reception, coffee breaks, use of all audiovisual equipment and a two-hour guided hike each day. Pricing begins at $319 per person.Wuksachi LodgePhone: (559) 253-5680Web:www.visitsequoia.comTo mark its acceptance into the Rocco Forte Hotels portfolio, Geneva's Le Richemond hotel is offering 12% commission on all arrivals through Dec. 31. Le Richemond features 98 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar and a fitness center.Le RichemondPhone: (011) 41-22 715-7007Web:www.le-richemond.comHoliday rates abound...London's Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments created Winter Welcome Rates for clients visiting the city between Dec. 16 and Jan. 31. The hotel invites guests to finish last-minute holiday shopping or take advantage of London's famous end-of-January sales.The three-night Winter Welcome Rates are priced at $999 per room for executive guest room accommodations with extended checkout. Transfers to and from Heathrow Airport for up to three passengers are included. For stays in a suite or apartment, rates start at $1,999 (airport transfers are for up to four passengers).Athenaeum Hotel & ApartmentsPhone: (800) 335-3300Fax: (800) 335-3200Web:www.athenaeumhotel.comE-mail:email@example.comThe Norfolk (Va.) Waterside Marriott is helping men get a handle on their holiday shopping with the Men's Holiday Shopping package. The package is valid through Dec. 24 (for those last-minute shoppers out there).The plan includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two at the hotel's restaurant, a cigar and brandy turndown gift and access to a shopping service that provides a "short list" of shops that sell the gifts that loved ones want for the holidays.Prior to arrival, guests will make a list of gifts they want to buy, which is then handed over to shopping specialists at MacArthur Center, who then create the "short list."Rates for the plan start at $144 per room, single.Norfolk Waterside MarriottPhone: (800) 228-9290The Fairmont Washington, D.C. is transforming its courtyard this holiday season into the Crystal Garden, decorating the area with white lights, Christmas trees and 30 animated reindeer.To show off the Crystal Garden, the hotel created the Holiday Lights and Delights package, valid Nov. 19 through Dec. 30, with rates starting at $179 per night, double.The plan covers two Tourmobile tickets to check out the rest of the city's holiday venues, and hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby when checking in.In addition, the Fairmont Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, created the three-night Under the Mistletoe retreat for clients looking to spend the Christmas holiday north of the border.Under the Mistletoe is designed for a three-night stay from Dec. 17 to 25 (last date of arrival is Dec. 23) with rates starting at $1,917 per couple. The plan offers accommodations on the Fairmont Gold floor, dinner in the Windigo restaurant, ski lift tickets for two days, three hours of spa treatments per person, a bottle of champagne and valet parking.Fairmont Washington, D.C. or Fairmont TremblantPhone: (800) 441-1414Web:www.fairmont.comGDSs: All systemsThe Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco is asking clients: Are you Naughty or are you Nice with two packages offered this holiday season.The Naughty plan includes accommodations for two, two tickets for the Alcatraz Night tour, an in-room massage for two, one-way limo transfers to Union Square, breakfast in bed, champagne and chocolates upon arrival and materials for in-room gift wrapping.The Nice plan includes accommodations for four, tickets for four to the Kristy Yamaguchi Ice Rink and the Exploratorium, cable car passes for four, shopping coupons for Union Square retailers, a nautical-themed holiday ornament, breakfast for four at the Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, a Pier 39 Fun Pack and materials for in-room gift wrapping.Both packages are priced from $350 per room for deluxe rooms, from $390 per room for bayview rooms. The packages are valid through Dec. 31.Argonaut HotelPhone: (800) KIMPTONWeb:www.argonauthotel.comGDSs: All systemsThe Observatory Hotel in Sydney, Australia, created a Christmas package, valid for stays Dec. 1 through 27. The plan is priced from $275 per night, double, for a deluxe cityview room or from $304 for a deluxe waterview room.Included in the rates are full Australian breakfast, use of the Health & Leisure Club, valet parking and a Christmas Box full of festive treats. When booking, request rate code: PKGXMA.The Observatory HotelPhone: (800) 237-1236Web:www.observatoryhotel.com.auTo contact TravelWeekly.com's Managing Editor, Kimberly Scholz, to submit an item for Rates & Dates, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.