Orient-Express Hotels has begun offering
educational activities to enrich luxury stays.
For example, the
Hotel Cipriani in Venice welcomes Michel Roux, chef of the Michelin
three-star Waterside Inn in London, to its on-site cooking school
on Oct. 22 for a two-day course to include a gala dinner and a
daily class. Package prices start from about $2,850 per person for
At La Residence
Phou Vao in Luang Prabang, Laos, new chef Yannis Amarantinis
enlightens guests on cooking Laotian cuisine in a half-day course
priced from $50 for two people, including dinner.
La Residencia in
Mallorca offers three-, five- or seven-night tennis packages that
include accommodation, breakfast, two dinners, three hours of
lessons, a video recording of games, a one-hour massage and health
check. Prices start at around $1,450.
For more, visit
www.orient-express.com or call (800)
Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico, is offering four wedding
packages for 2007.
The free Gratuite
package offers a wedding ceremony; document arrangements, including
marriage certificate; an officiant; dinner reservations for up to
25; and a bottle of sparkling wine.
package, at $1,500, adds a silk flower arrangement; bouquet and
boutonniere; and cake. The $2,500 Caraibe deal adds live flowers; a
photo package; champagne; and a saxophone soloist.
At $5,000, the Le
Blanc Signature Package includes white orchid bouquet and
boutonniere; 30-minute DVD recording; photos; a solo violinist; and
post-ceremony cocktails for 10 guests.
All deals except
Gratuite include bridal hair, make-up, manicure, pedicure and
60-minute spa treatment. The Signature adds two 80-minute massages.
Call (877) 753-2526 or visit www.leblancsparesort.com.
Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas plans to open
its third tower in July. The 576-suite tower is the final component
of the nongaming, nonsmoking complex.
Each tower has a
different lobby design and amenities. Tower 3 will offer meetings
facilities and a fitness center. Suite amenities include whirlpool
tubs, flat-screen TVs and wireless Internet access.
Rates start at
$200 for a junior suite, $300 for a one-bedroom suite and $510 for
a two-bedroom suite. Visit www.signaturemgmgrand.com or call (877)
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