Properties create agent award program

NEW YORK -- Elegant Hotels Group created the Dream Tickets award program for agents, who receive one point for every room night booked at an Elegant Hotels' property. Points are redeemed for free agent stays.

Seven points are required for one night at Barbados' Colony Club and Tamarind Cove and Antigua's Trade Winds. Fourteen points are needed for one night at the inclusive Coconut Creek, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach, all in Barbados. Points are valid for one person, double occupancy. Additional guests in the room require more points.

When Colony Club reopens on Nov. 15 following the first phase of a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, it will restrict guests to ages 13 and older between Dec. 1 and May 31. Agents can redeem the points for travel year-round, except during holiday periods. Blackout dates are Nov. 1 to 30 this year and next, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, Feb. 1 to April 8 and Dec. 10, 2002, to Jan. 4, 2003. Double points are awarded for specific room categories. Program details are available in the Dream Tickets Check Book and program kit.

The hotel group's nightly room-only rates during the holidays start at $124 per person, double. Inclusive rates range from $284 to $337 per night.

A seven-night minimum stay is required from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4 and in February. A three-night minimum stay applies during the rest of the year.

Other deals include:

• An Earlybird discount of $15 per person, per night (up to a maximum of $210 for a 14-night stay) available at Colony Club, Tamarind Cove and Trade Winds for bookings made by Feb. 28. Travel must take place between May 1 and Sept. 30.

At Coconut Creek, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach, bookings are valid for stays between July 1 and Sept. 30. The discount requires a seven-night minimum stay.

• A free-night offer at Coconut Creek from Jan. 16 through March 29. Clients earn one free night on a seven-night stay, two nights on a 10-night stay, three nights on a 14-night stay or five nights on a 21-night stay. The discount cannot be combined with any other discounts, including the Earlybird offer.

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