Rates & Dates: Fairmont Hamilton Princess conceives Glow Worm plan

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For three nights this summer, 56 minutes after sunset on the third night after a full moon, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Southampton, Bermuda, will take clients on a cruise to see the mating rituals of the syllid polychaeta, or glow worm.

 

The three-night Glow Worm package, valid for stays including July 23, Aug. 21 or Sept. 19 (the nights of the cruise), covers accommodations; a bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries; daily breakfast for two; the cruise; and taxes and gratuities.

The plan is priced from $710 per person, double.

Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Phone: (800) 441-1414

Web:www.fairmont.com

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XV Beacon is showcasing Bostons Museum of Fine Arts exhibition, Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars From the Ralph Lauren Collection, with the Speed Style and Beauty Getaway, valid through June 25.

The plan includes a one-night stay in a Classic room, two tickets to the museums exhibit, a welcome amenity and a ride to the museum in one of the hotels S-Series Designo Espresso Mercedes sedans.

The plan is priced from $350 per night, double. Additional nights start at $325 per night.

XV Beacon

Phone: (877) 982-3226 or (617) 670-1700

Web:www.xvbeacon.com

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Through June 30, New Yorks Waldorf-Astoria is offering the Bloomingdales package, enabling clients to shop at the landmark store with discounts and special gifts.

The plan, priced from $349 per night, covers a $50 gift card, a 15% savings certificate, a signature gift and package delivery to the hotel on purchases of $250 or more.

Waldorf-Astoria

Phone: (800) WALDORF

Web:www.waldorf.com

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Aspens Sky Hotel created the Sky High Octane plan for clients looking to explore the Rocky Mountains this summer.

Valid June 1 through Sept. 15, the plan features overnight accommodations, a half-day rafting trip for two, a half-day guided hiking or biking tour for two and a hot-air balloon ride for two.

The plan is priced from $439 per night, double, and requires a three-night minimum stay.

Sky Hotel

Phone: (800) 882-2582 or (970) 925-6760

Web:www.theskyhotel.com

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The Jackson Lake Lodge, located in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., is marking its 50th anniversary with discounted rates valid through June 16 and Sept. 1 through Oct. 3.

The three-night 50th Anniversary package, priced at $519 per room, covers accommodations for two and a $50-per-day resort credit that clients can

use toward any of Jackson Lake Lodges parent firm, Grand Teton Lodge Co.s tours, activities, restaurants or retail shops. The price represents a 29% discount on regular rates.

Jackson Lake Lodge

Phone: (800) 628-9988



The Pan Pacific Whistler (British Columbia) Mountainside is offering a plan for golf enthusiasts this summer that will take in the Telus Skins Game.

The four-night Telus Ultimate Skins Game package, valid for any four-night stay between July 1 and 7, includes accommodations for two in a one-bedroom, valleyview suite; two days of golf at one of Whistlers four golf courses; two days of skins game passes with shuttle service; daily breakfast; and late checkout at 3 p.m.

The package is priced from about $1,599 per room, double.

The Telus Skins Game will take place at the Nicklaus North Golf Course on July 4 and 5.

Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

Phone: (888) 905-9995

Web:www.panpacific.com

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Travel agents with clients like Jennifer Wilbanks, the runaway bride whose cold feet triggered a nationwide manhunt earlier this year, can head to the Loews New Orleans Hotel for the propertys Runaway Bride package.

The package, valid for overnight stays through Sept. 30, offers a private session with a palm reader, a Fleeing Fiance foot massage, a Mardi Gras mask for going undercover, 24-hour call screening and an in-room copy of the movie Runaway Bride on DVD.

In addition, the bride-to-flee will have the services of the Loews New Orleans Recovery Concierge, who will provide a list of nearby jewelry stores to reset an engagement ring stone or the closest beauty salons for a pick-me-up haircut.

Loews New Orleans Hotel

Phone: (800) 23-LOEWS

Web:www.loewsneworleanshotel.com

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Meanwhile, the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast and Southern Comfort Cocktail Tours partnered to create the Getting Over Him package, combining food and drink with the history of New Orleans, designed to cure a broken heart.

Offered through Sept. 30, the plan includes a three-night stay at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, passes for Taste of Adventure Tours Southern Comfort cocktail tour and a walking tour of bars and restaurants in the French Quarter.

Clients receive a copy of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillos best-seller Hes Just Not That Into You, which inspired the tour. Also, they get a welcome bag with $300 in savings from area merchants as well as Mardi Gras and Southern Comfort souvenirs; two pints of Ben and Jerrys ice cream; a one-hour massage at Bodyjoys Day Spa and Salon; streetcar passes for unlimited riding; and a voodoo doll.

The plan is priced from $369 per person, double.

Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast

Phone: (800) 490-8542 or (504) 269-2640

Web:www.avenueinnbb.com or www.southerncomfortcocktailtour.com



The Marco Island (Fla.) Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa is bringing back the Resort Sizzle Escape plan for summer and early fall visits.

The plan, valid on stays through Sept. 29, is priced from $215 to $305 per room, per night, with a five-night minimum-stay required.

The plan covers accommodations in a deluxe, partial-gulfview room; full buffet breakfast for two each morning; and a $100 food and beverage credit per room, per stay.

Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Phone: (800) GET-HERE

Web:www.marcoislandmarriott.com

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The Hotel Derek created the Houston Astros Home Run package for fans of the citys Major League Baseball team.

The Houston Astros Home Run overnight package, priced at $215 for weeknight stays and $149 for weekend stays through Oct. 10, includes valet parking, continental breakfast and two Hotel Derek baseball caps. Tickets to Astros games, however, are not included.

Hotel Derek

Phone: (713) 961-3000

Web:www.hotelderek.com

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Forget wine-tasting packages ... the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, Calif., is appealing to the taste buds of its guests with its Beer Enrichment weekend package.

The four-night plan, which stretches over two weekends a month apart, begins with a private beer tasting with the hotels cellar master, Mark Roemer, followed by brewing lessons at Central Coast Brewing in San Luis Obispo.

Guests will return on the second weekend to bottle their brew and create their own label and name for their beer.

The package is priced from $879 per room, double, based on availability and brewery times. It includes four nights accommodations (two each weekend); beer tasting, brewing lessons, and Sunday brunch for two at the hotels SeaCliffs Restaurant; and a bottle of McShane Hills Beer Bath spa mixture.

The Cliffs Resort

Phone: (800) 826-5838

Web:www.cliffsresort.com

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