Rates & Dates: Fitzpatrick serves up 'Perfect Match' plan


With the U.S. Open in town Aug. 28 to Sept. 10, the Fitzpatrick Hotel Groups New York properties are serving up the Perfect Match plan for tennis fans attending the matches.


The overnight plan is available at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan and the Fitzpatrick Grand Central throughout the tournament and covers continental breakfast for two and two New York City Transit MetroCards for use on city buses and subways.

Rates begin at $229 per night for accommodations in a deluxe room or $299 per night in a suite. Shown at left is an example of suite accommodations at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central.

Fitzpatrick Hotel Group

Phone: (800) 367-7701


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New Yorks Hotel Giraffe is helping to spread the ballroom dancing craze with the Ballroom Fever weekend plan, valid through Aug. 27.

The package includes accommodations in a deluxe room or suite; breakfast, hors doeuvres and wine daily; DVD rentals from the hotels Ballroom Dance Collection; a pitcher of sangria and tapas at the adjacent Barna Restaurant; and passes to the Essential Therapy day spa.

In addition, each guest is entitled to two 55-minute private dance lessons and an instructional dance DVD to take home.

The plan, offered Fridays through Sundays, is priced from $365 per deluxe room or $475 per suite, double. A two-night minimum-stay is required. Commission is $50 per package for rooms and $75 for suites.

Hotel Giraffe

Phone: (877) 296-0009


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Meanwhile, the Roosevelt Hotel, also in New York, is offering a Rumba at the Roosevelt plan.

The package, priced from $325 per couple, covers overnight accommodations, Cha-Cha Chocolate martinis at the hotels Madison Club Lounge and a ballroom dancing lesson with use of the hotels performance prop closet.

The Roosevelt Hotel

Phone: (888) TEDDY-NY


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The Red Mountain Spa is offering the SOS ... Summer on Sale package, valid through Aug. 31 at the St. George, Utah-based property, with discounted overnight rates for summertime stays.

The plan, priced from $229 per person, per night, double, covers daily guided hikes, unlimited fitness classes, three meals daily and full use of all resort facilities.

Red Mountain Spa

Phone: (800) 407-3002


The Rubens at the Palace in London has created the Kids Weekend package, valid through Dec. 30.

The package includes Superior King accommodations (shown at right) featuring a king bed and pull-out sleeper sofa; English breakfast each morning for two adults and two children; a packed lunch for the kids each day; a welcome gift with games; a bathrobe and slippers for each child; a turndown treat each evening; and a kid-themed tour of the hotel.

The plan is priced from about $233 per room, per night, based on two adults and two kids sharing. A minimum two-night, weekend stay is required.

The Rubens at the Palace

Phone: (011) 44-207 834-6600

E-mail:[email protected]


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The Loews New Orleans Hotel is inviting families to visit the Big Easy with its Bayou Blast package, valid through Sept. 30.

The package is $199 per night for a two-night minimum stay. It covers a Grand Luxury double queen room.

The plan includes valet parking each night, an in-room movie or game rental and choice of admission to two of the following attractions: the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, the National World War II Museum, the Louisiana Childrens Museum or Odysseys Shipwreck & Treasure Adventure.

Loews New Orleans Hotel

Phone: (800) 23-LOEWS


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The Wyndham Bermuda Resort & Spa has created the Bermuda Shorts package, valid for three-night stays through Nov. 30.

The plan includes oceanfront accommodations; daily buffet breakfast at the hotels Chameleon restaurant; a pizza picnic; a family moped excursion; a kayak excursion; and a pair of Bermuda shorts for the kids. The package is $387 per room, per night, based on quad occupancy.

Wyndham Bermuda Resort

Phone: (441) 238-8122

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The Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, Calif., is pampering parents-to-be with the Great Expectations package.

The plan is valid for two nights through Dec. 20.

The plan is priced from $950 per couple and includes a Virgin-tini cocktail at check-in; Do Not Disturb phone service; a prenatal massage for two and a pedicure for the expectant mom at the Claremont Spa; a romantic dinner for two; and a Tiffany & Co. baby rattle.

Claremont Resort & Spa

Phone: (800) 551-7266


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The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is offering the Miami Vice package from July 20 to Nov. 30. (The Mandarin Oriental was the host hotel to the stars of Miami Vice: The Movie during the movie's filming.)

The plan offers luxury accommodations for three nights, daily American breakfast, a Miami Vice DVD Collection (the first and second seasons of the TV show), a pastel blue T-shirt and two tickets to see the movie.

The package is priced from $1,098 through Sept. 30 and from $1,338 through Nov. 30. Rates are based on single or double occupancy for three nights.

The hotel also is offering the Miami Vice Overdrive plan, with accommodations in the Oriental Suite for three nights, starting at $25,000.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Phone: (866) 888-6780


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In another movie-themed getaway this summer, the Westin Copley Place Boston has created the Pamper Your Wheels plan, valid through Labor Day.

The overnight plan is priced from $299 per room, double, and covers valet parking; a $25 gas card; a car wash gift certificate and amenities from a ScrubaDub retail location in New England; a copy of the Beach Boys Soundtrack to Summer CD; a foot massage and pedicure at the GrettaCole spa at the hotel; and two passes to the movie Cars (or another choice) while in Boston.

Westin Copley Place Boston

Phone: (800) WESTIN-1


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The White Elephant is inviting couples to spend time on Nantucket during the off-peak months (September through November) with its Sweet Romance plan.

The package, priced from $689 per couple, covers accommodations for two nights, champagne and souvenir glasses, a sunset cruise and dinner for two at the Brant Point Grill (excluding beverages).

The plan is valid in August at a higher rate.

The White Elephant

Phone: (800) 445-6574 or (508) 228-2500


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