Luxury resorts roll out plans for fall

NEW YORK -- Luxury resorts throughout Mexico are offering off-season, commissionable packages that may be just the ticket for upscale clients.

The following is a sampling of what's available:

• The Royal Hideaway Resort & Spa in Playacar is selling a seven-night inclusive Royal Wedding package for $2,150 per person, double, through Dec. 21. Commission is 15%.

The package covers the wedding ceremony and marriage certificate, a wedding cake, champagne, 24 wedding pictures, all meals and snacks, 24-hour room service, premium-brand drinks, all water sports and the use of facilities.

For additional information, call (800) 999-9182 or visit www.royalhideaway.com.

• Las Alamandas, a 14-suite resort on a secluded section of Pacific coastline halfway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, is offering five nights for the price of four through Sept. 30.

The package starts at $400 a night, single or double, at the Casa Azul villa. It features daily breakfast served in the room or at the restaurant, horseback riding, a room upgrade based on availability and use of the tennis courts and fitness center.

For reservations or information, call (888) 882-9616 or visit www.alamandas.com.

• The 449-room JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is promoting its new multimillion-dollar, 35,000-square-foot spa with a Mayan Essentials Spa package.

The plan features accommodations in an oceanview room, daily breakfast, daily spa passes per person with two free treatments (per room) for the length of the stay and a 4 p.m. checkout. Through Dec. 31, the package costs $195 a night, single or double.

Marriott calls its three-level spa the largest in Latin America. The spa includes 16 treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a beauty salon and a cafe.

For information or reservations, call (800) 223-6388 or visit the Web at www.marriott.com.

• The Westin Regina resort in Puerto Vallarta is marketing an Unlimited Golf package that includes free golf (including use of a cart) at the Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta golf courses.

A four-night package costs $600 per person, double, through Oct. 31, including three days of unlimited golf. The package includes an oceanview room, a 20% discount on a car rental and hotel taxes and gratuities. Two children under age 18 stay free in their parents' room.

For information or reservations, call (800) WESTIN-1 or visit the Web at www.westinvallarta.com.

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