an Francisco's Harbor Court Hotel's Ticket to Heaven package, available through Oct. 15, offers guests the chance to get away to nearby Angel Island in San Francisco Bay (park admission for two is covered).

Included are two Blue & Gold ferry tickets to Angel Island and a picnic lunch. The overnight plan is priced at $189 per room, single or double, and features deluxe accommodations.

The Harbor Court Hotel
Phone:
(800) 346-0555 or (415) 882-1300
Web:www.harborcourthotel.com
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Through Sept. 30, Mandarin Oriental's 19 worldwide properties are offering discounted rates for accommodations and breakfast.

The Seasonal Choices promotion features rates starting at $79 on the weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) and $89 during the week in Asia; at $311 and $389 respectively in Europe; and at $239 for both in the U.S. and Bermuda.

Rates include accommodations for two people, breakfast, late check out and an extra bed for a child under age 12 sharing the room with their parents.

Mandarin Oriental
Phone:
(866) 526-6567
Web:www.mandarinoriental.com
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Also from Mandarin Oriental, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (London) is offering a package priced at about $570 plus VAT, per room, double, designed for fashionistas.

The Fashion Favourites plan, valid through July 11, includes accommodations; full English breakfast; two tickets to the exhibition "Vivienne Westwood: 34 Years in Fashion" at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and the services of hotel porters to collect new purchases from area boutiques during the clients' stay.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Phone:
(800) 526-6566 or (011) 44-207 235-2000
Web:www.mandarinoriental.com
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During the hotel's 75th anniversary, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix is offering discounted room rates for the summer season.

Valid May 27 through Sept. 2, weekday (Sundays through Wednesdays) rates start at $145, and weekend rates start at $165. A second room can be added for 50% of the rate. In addition, a second spa treatment, a second round of golf and the Kids Korral children's activity program are offered at 50% off normal rates.

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Phone:
(800) 950-0086
Web:www.arizonabiltmore.com

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Through Sept. 30, the TradeWinds Island Resorts -- the TradeWinds Island Grand and the TradeWinds Sandpiper Hotel & Suites -- are offering the family-friendly Florida Beach Escape Rate. The rate starts at $99 at the Sandpiper and at $145 at the Island Grand and is valid Sundays through Thursdays, excluding holiday periods. Rates are per room, per night.

The hotels, located in St. Pete Beach, Fla.,both offers an array of family-friendly activities, which are available to guests at the sister properties. Activities include glow-in-the-dark beach volleyball on Tuesdays; the RedBeard the Pirate Show on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and a three-story water slide and a nine-hole minigolf course.

TradeWinds Island Resorts
Phone:
(866) JUST LET GO
Web:www.justletgo.com
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Clients booking the Fourth of July Presidential Extravaganza Fireworks Cruise package offered by the Willard InterContinental Washington will be treated to an evening cruise on the Potomac River to see the fireworks aboard the Presidential Yacht the Sequoia.

The package, valid July 4, is priced at $1,450 and includes a precruise reception; transfers to and from the Sequoia; the cruise with open bar and buffet; overnight accommodations (transferrable for a one-night stay valid for one year) with breakfast and parking; and a special amenity.

Willard InterContinental Washington
Phone:
(202) 637-7455

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With the 60th anniversary of D-Day coming up, clients are invited to commemorate it at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans with its D-Day Museum package. The two-night package includes admission to the city's National D-Day Museum and a two-hour Mississippi River cruise on the Steamboat Natchez.

Rates are $341 for a Deluxe room, $709 for a Riverview Saloon room or $785 for a one-bedroom suite. All rates are per room, per couple, and cover taxes and gratuities.

Hotel Monteleone
Phone:
(800) 535-9595 or (504) 523-3341
Web:www.hotelmonteleone.com
E-mail:[email protected]

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With the Summer Olympic Games in Athens a few months away, the Pan Pacific Vancouver is getting ready for its big day when the city hosts the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

The Let the Games Begin package, available through December, features a workout in the hotel's health club, a choice of spa treatments, a day with an Olympic coach for a workout and a preview tour of 2010 Olympic sites.

The two-night plan, priced at about $1,185 per person, single, includes accommodations in a deluxe room, two spa treatments, the services of the Olympian trainer and one dinner in the hotel's Five Sails. The price for an additional person sharing the room is about $1,007.

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Phone:
(800) 327-8585
Web:www.panpacific.com
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The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property in New York, is offering the Escape to Luxury package June 28 to Aug. 27.

The plan features two nights' accommodations, an upgrade to the next room category at time of booking, daily continental breakfast for two at the hotel's Dumonet and 6 p.m. late check out when available. Escape to Luxury rates start at $700 per couple.

In addition to the Carlyle, other Rosewood properties, including the Mansion on Turtle Creek, Hotel Seiyo Ginza, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso and Caneel Bay, are offering Escape to Luxury plans of their own. See the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Web site for links to the resorts' Web sites for details.

The Carlyle
Phone:
(888) ROSEWOOD
Web:www.thecarlyle.com
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To contact reporter Kimberly Scholz, send e-mail to [email protected].

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