Rates & Dates: Fairmont Washington, D.C. celebrates opening of new ballpark


In honor of the Washington Nationals' new ballpark, the Fairmont Washington, D.C. is going green with a plan valid March 30 to Sept. 30.

The plan features overnight accommodations for two, with parking; two tickets to a Washington Nationals game; and two roundtrip Metro passes to Nationals Park, the new home of the Nationals and the first major stadium in the U.S. designated as a Green Building by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Rates range from $239 to $279 per night, double, depending on ballpark seating. A seven-day advance purchase is required.

Fairmont Washington, D.C.
(800) 441-1414(800) 441-1414 FREE
Web: www.fairmont.com
GDSs: All systems

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., which plays host to the PGA Tour's Players Championship from May 5 to 11, is inviting guests looking for a golfing challenge to play a round on the property's Stadium Course.

The two-night Play Before the Players Play package, priced from $720 per golfer, double, is valid through April 30 and covers one round of golf on the Stadium Course and one round on the Dye's Valley Course as well as use of a caddy.

Commission of 10% is paid on the room rate only.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
(800) 457-GOLF
Web: www.sawgrassmarriott.com
GDSs: All systems

The Buckingham Hotel New York is offering the Earth and Space package that includes admission to the American Museum of Natural History and the adjacent Hayden Planetarium.

The overnight program features accommodations for two adults and two children in a deluxe suite and admission for two adults and two children to the museum.

Museum admission covers a movie in the IMAX theater, admission to all shows and exhibits and souvenir astronaut ice cream.

The plan, priced from $299 per night per family of four, is valid through June 30 and requires a two-night stay.

Buckingham Hotel New York
Phone:(888) 511-1900(888) 511-1900 FREE
Web: www.buckinghamhotel.com
GDSs: All systems

To celebrate the new smoke-free policy at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, the property is offering incentives to its guests to help them kick their own smoking habits.

As part of the program, guests can exchange a pack of cigarettes for a one-day pass to the hotel's fitness center; in addition, guests will receive a free phone call during their stay in case they need to call someone for additional support.

The program is valid through April 30. Rates start at $149 per night, double.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Phone:(877) 242-2558(877) 242-2558 FREE
Web: www.sheratonchicago.com
GDSs: All systems

Elite Island Resorts created the Bonus Bucks program for agents. In addition to 15% commission at the firm's six Caribbean properties, agents will earn $25 for each five-night E.P. booking and $50 for each five-night, all-inclusive booking.

Elite Island Resorts
Phone:(800) 345-0356(800) 345-0356 FREE
Web: www.eliteislandresorts.com

Fort Lauderdale's Harbor Beach Marriott & Spa is inviting guests to visit with a sunny weather guarantee.

Through May 31 and again from Oct. 4 to Dec. 26, the Sunshine Guarantee offers a $50 resort credit if there is more than a 25% chance of rain forecasted during the stay. The resort will post the daily forecast from Weather.com at 8 a.m. at the front desk.

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Phone:(800) 222-6543(800) 222-6543 FREE and ask for rate code SSOK
Web: www.marriottharborbeach.com and use code SF8
GDSs: All systems

Tauck World Discovery designed a nine-night land tour of Greece with in-depth visits to well-known and lesser-known regions of the country.

The plan, priced from $3,490 per person, double, offers 14 departures from April 12 through Oct. 18.

Wonders of Greece begins with two nights in Thessaloniki followed by a night in Kalambaka and two nights each in Arachova, Kyllini and Athens.

Highlights of the itinerary include a visit to the cliff-top monasteries at Meteora; a stop in Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games; and full touring in Athens, including the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum.

Tauck World Discovery
(800) 468-2852(800) 468-2852 FREE
Web: www.tauck.com

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