Rates & Dates: Atlanta's Ellis Hotel offers 'Naughty or Nice' holiday plan

The Ellis Hotel in Atlanta created a holiday plan, asking guests to choose whether they were naughty or nice this year. The Naughty or Nice package covers accommodations in a king room and late checkout at 2 p.m.

In addition, if booking the Naughty plan (must request Naughty), the rate covers a bottle of champagne upon arrival, gingerbread massage oil and a $25 gift card to Victoria's Secret.

The Nice plan (must request Nice) covers hot cocoa and cookies upon arrival, a holiday music CD and a Hallmark holiday ornament.

The packages start at $279 per night, double. Additional nights without the amenities can be booked for $159. The plans are valid throughout December.

The Ellis Hotel
(866) 841-8822 or (404) 523-5155
Web: www.ellishotel.com

Peppermill Resort offers 'Adventures in Tuscany' overnight package

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nev., created the Adventures in Tuscany promotion, valid through Feb. 12. The overnight plan, priced from $59 per room, double, offers a selection of deals via the Tuscan Passport, which guests can pick up at the hotel's information desk.

The Passport includes 30% off products and services at Spa Toscana; 2-for-1 deals at Bimini Steakhouse, Biscotti's restaurant, the Terrace Lounge, Edge Nightclub and Biscotti's Cafe; and up to $200 in free slot play.

In addition, agents earn 15% commission on room-only bookings. For the bonus commission, must book in the GDSs with promo code XTA15.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
(800) 282-2444
Web: www.peppermillreno.com
GDSs: All systems, use code XTUSCAN

Mandarin Oriental, Miami packages highlight the city's nightlife

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami has created two packages that spotlight the city's nightlife scene: Miami Nights and Ultimate Miami Nights.

Miami Nights, available Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 30, is priced from $1,548 per room, double. It includes two nights' accommodations, daily breakfast and a Party Kit amenity with a bottle of premium vodka and a martini set. Also included is a cocktail at the hotel's M-Bar, chauffeured transportation to three of Miami's clubs with VIP admission, a facial or foot massage the next day and late checkout.

Ultimate Miami Nights covers accommodations in a Presidential Suite, daily champagne breakfast, chilled champagne and hors d'oeuvres upon arrival and 24-hour butler service. The plan is priced from $25,000 for a two-night stay.

Also included is a private shopping tour with limousine transportation, a make-up artist for hair and make-up application for the night out, a VIP Nightlife Guide, a professional photo shoot, chauffeured transportation to three clubs with VIP admission, a private bed at the hotel's Oasis Beach Club, a full-day spa experience and a six-course, gourmet dinner for up to eight people.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
(866) 888-6780
Web: www.mandarinoriental.com

Vail Resorts helps offset airline fees with seasonal 'Baggage Bailout'

Vail Resorts, which includes the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly resorts in Colorado, created the Baggage Bailout plan for skiers and snowboarders.

The plan offers a $50 credit, which Vail Resorts hopes will help offset added airline fees, when guests book at least a four-night plan through Dec. 1.

The package is valid on bookings of four nights or more at one of the company's resorts; in addition, at least four days of adult ski lift tickets also must be booked.

Baggage Bailout is valid on bookings made by Dec. 1 for travel during the 2008-2009 ski season (through April 20). The promotion must be booked through Vail Resorts Reservations.

Vail Resorts
(866) 949-2573
Web: www.snow.com (for information only)

Chicago's Avenue Hotel promotes 'Celebrate the Season' plan

The Avenue Hotel, located about half a block from the shops on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, offers the Celebrate the Season package through March 1.

The plan is priced from $159 per night, double, and includes a Premium Perks card, offering discounts at retail establishments in Water Tower Place; and an Exclusively900 card, with discounts at the various shops at 900 North Michigan, including Bloomingdale's.

Avenue Hotel
(877) AVE-5110
Web: www.avenuehotelchicago.com

Apple Farm Inn offers discounts for holiday plans booked by Nov. 26

When booked by Nov. 26, the Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo, Calif., is offering discounted rates on its three holiday plans: Our Gift to You and Home Away From Home for the Holidays, both valid Nov. 9 through Jan. 1 for Sunday through Thursday stays; and Holiday Splendor at the Castle, valid Nov. 30 through Jan. 1 for Sundays through Thursdays.

Our Gift to You is priced from $209 per room, per night, and includes a $100 gift card. Home Away From Home is priced from $179 per room, per night, and includes a gingerbread house kit and a $50 voucher for use at the hotel's restaurant or gift shop.

Holiday Splendor is priced from $189 per room, double, for the first night. The rate covers two tickets to the Holiday Splendor tour at Hearst Castle and a $20 gas voucher.

Apple Farm Inn
(800) 255-2040
Web: www.applefarm.com

Portugal's Aquapura Douro Valley creates holiday plans

The Aquapura Douro Valley in Portugal is offering the Christmas Flavor and Ultimate New Year's packages.

The Christmas Flavor plan, valid Dec. 21 through 26 and priced from $1,727 per person for three nights, covers riverview accommodations, a five-course dinner, a 55-minute massage, buffet breakfast and a gift. The New Year's plan, valid Dec. 26 through Jan. 3 and priced from $1,969 per person for three nights, includes accommodations in a spa room, meals, a massage and a gift.

Aquapura Douro Valley
(011) 351-254 66-0600
Web: www.aquapurahotels.com

Westin New York at Times Square promotes holiday shopping plan

The Westin New York at Times Square is offering a holiday shopping plan valid Nov. 20 to 25 and Dec. 14 to 25. The overnight plan is priced from $425 per room, double, and includes a $50 gift card and a coupon for a 11% discount at Macy's Herald Square.

Westin New York at Times Square
(888) 627-7149 and ask for rate code SHOPHOLP
Web: www.westinny.com

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