Manhattan or mountains: Plans for varied tastes

NEW YORK -- Do you have a client interested in a behind-the-scenes look at Manhattan theater or dining? Or how about a wintertime escape in Lake Placid?

The following packages might be worth considering.

  • Discover New York With Kitt Garrett and the Waldorf-Astoria teamed up to offer theme weekends at the hotel that offer a mix of fun and education.
  • The operator offers 20 different weekend packages that focus on such things as cuisine, shopping, horticulture, architecture and theater.

    The basic package is priced from $679 per person, double. Commission is 13%. It includes two nights at the Waldorf with breakfast; one dinner at Oscar's, the hotel's restaurant, and Discover New York's theme program, which takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is included.

    Discover New York With Kitt Garrett
    Phone: (212) 750-5944

  • The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson is marketing a Spa Lover's Midweek Hooky Package that costs $119 per day, per person, double. It includes breakfast, a half-hour massage and use of the fitness center. The package is available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, through April 30.
  • The 400-acre Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is located between the Catskills and Shawangunk mountains and next to the Minnewaska State Park, where guests of the hotel can go cross-country skiing, mountain climbing and hiking.

    Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
    Phone: (888) 948-3766

  • The Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid is offering a package for couples looking for a wintertime retreat. A three-night package costs $1,575 per couple, from Jan. 21 to March 29.
  • It includes accommodations in a split-level suite with a whirlpool bath, one massage per person, taxes and gratuities.

    Mirror Lake Inn
    Phone: (518) 523-2544

  • The Millenium Hilton in lower Manhattan is offering a Winter Great Break rate of $129 per person, double occupancy, on a Friday- or Saturday-night stay through Feb. 28.
  • Millenium Hilton
    Phone: (212) 693-2001

  • The Phillips Club in New York is selling its junior and one-bedroom suites for $300 a night, double, through Feb. 7.
  • Phillips Club
    Phone: (212) 835-8800

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