Bits and pieces from the Big Apple

Following is a collection of interesting tidbits from the New York metro area: The W New York-Union Square offers weekend plans that include tickets to a choice of Off Broadway shows.

Rates start at $319, single, for two nights in a standard room. The rate jumps to $369 per night, double, for two nights.

For a two-night package, two Off Broadway shows are included; a one-night stay includes one show. The number of tickets is based upon single or double occupancy.

All packages are valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only. The package includes breakfast, but room taxes and tips are extra.

For details or to book, call (877) WHOTELS or visit the company's Web site at www.whotels.com.

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Stock market got your client down?

The New Yorker Hotel set a room rate policy that guarantees a rate drop when the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 50 or more points in a single day.

Under the No Bull Rate, if the Dow closes down 50 to 100 points on their arrival date, clients will get a $10 rate discount for each day of their visit.

If the Dow closes down by more than 100 points, $20 is taken off the daily tab.

The discount is taken off the hotel's corporate and regular rack rates, which begin at $139 for a standard room.

If the market closes up 200 points or more, guests will receive a complimentary breakfast or cocktail.

The policy will remain in effect until March 31.

For details or to book, call (800) 764-4680 or visit the hotel's Web site at www.nyhotel.com.

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The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid offers a midweek golf package for $225 a night, per couple, Oct. 15 to 31.

Guests arriving Sunday to Thursday will be accommodated in a lakeview or mountainview room and receive greens fees and a golf cart for 18 holes at the Craig Wood Golf Course, Lake Placid Club Mountain Course or Whiteface Inn Course.

For information and reservations, call (518) 523-2544 or visit the resort's Web site at www.mirrorlakeinn.com.

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The Muse Hotel offers a Pooch Package for clients who want to bring their canine pets along on vacation.

Nightly rates start at $265 weekdays and $195 weekends.

The package includes an amenity basket for the pet filled with canine treats, use of a walking service and one free "room service" serving of dog food and biscuits.

For information or reservations, call (877) NYC-MUSE or visit the hotel's Web site at www.themusehotel.com.

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