Curacaos Hotel Kura Hulanda created a four-night Thanksgiving package to be taken over any four-night period during the holiday week (must include Thanksgiving).

The plan covers accommodations, a Thanksgiving dinner at the Astrolab Observator restaurant, use of the fitness facilities, nightly turndown service with a different Thanksgiving dessert and viewing of the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade at Jacobs Bar with snacks.

Pricing starts at $820 for standard accommodations, $920 for deluxe accommodations and $1,350 for one-bedroom suites. Rates are per room, double.

Hotel Kura Hulanda

Phone: (877) 264-3106

GDSs: Amadeus, Worldspan, Sabre

The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., is inviting families to spend Thanksgiving at the property with the Family Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration plan.

For any two-night stay from Nov. 24 to 28, the plan covers two dinners and two breakfasts for each guest, admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a wine tasting and a tour of Cooperstown.

Rates start at $500 per room, based on two adults. There is an additional charge of $80 per child ages 7 to 18; children 6 and younger stay for free. Additional nights are available at reduced rates.

Otesaga Resort Hotel

Phone: (800) 348-6222

Aspen, Colo.s Sky Hotel is inviting clients to spend Thanksgiving on the ski slopes with the Gobble Up the Sky package.

Valid for any three-night stay between Nov. 24 and 29, the package covers deluxe accommodations, continental breakfast for two in the 39 Degrees lounge, two daily lift tickets for Aspen Mountain, Aspen airport transfers, equipment storage and boot-warming services at Aspen Sports and one-day use of demo skis for two.

Gobble Up the Sky is priced from $219 per room, per night, single or double.

Sky Hotel

Phone: (800) 882-2582 or (970) 928-6760

GDSs: All systems

The Joshua Grindle Inn, a 10-room Victorian farmhouse in Mendocino, Calif., created a package for clients who want to get their holiday shopping done.

Valid Dec. 1 through 21, the plan is priced at $139 during the week and at $159 on weekends. Covered in the rates are local treats and wine in the room upon arrival and gift certificates to select area merchants.

Joshua Grindle Inn

Phone: (800) GRINDLE

The Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco is offering the Jingle Bell Rock plan to get clients in the holiday mood.

The package, valid through Dec. 30, offers accommodations in the historical section of the property, a DVD of Its a Wonderful Life, a $25 gift certificate to Macys and on-site valet parking.

The plan is priced at $174 and is based on single or double occupancy; up to two children under age 17 can stay in the same room for free. Rates in the Club section are $204 per night.

Handlery Union Square Hotel

Phone: (800) 995-HUSH

The Christmas season is an 18-day affair at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Vail, Colo., with the eighth annual Cascade Christmas festivities beginning Dec. 15.

This years festivities will explore the celebration of the holidays in a variety of countries.

Rates during Cascade Christmas start at $309 per night for main lodge accommodations and $409 per night for deluxe accommodations, per room, double. Rates are valid Dec. 15 through 26.

Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

Phone: (800) 479-5947

GDSs: All systems

Taos, N.M.s El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa created the Taste of Taos holiday package, valid Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

Taste of Taos features overnight luxury suite accommodations; one 60-minute massage or facial per person; access to programs, lectures and events at the Living Spa, the resorts spa; and guided holiday events to Taos Pueblo.

Nightly rates start at $495 per suite, double.

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

Phone: (800) 828-8267

Two Red Carnation Hotels properties in London, the Milestone Hotel and Apartments and the 41, are offering the 5 Star Christmas plan, available Dec. 1 through Jan. 7.

The plan, from $739 per room, double, offers two nights  in a deluxe double room, a welcome gift, gift-wrapping service, full breakfast each day and two bottles of wine.

Rates in a junior suite or full suite, with extra amenities, are available at additional rates.

Red Carnation Hotels -- the Milestone Hotel & Apartments, Kensington and the 41

Phone: (877) 955-1515 or

E-mail:[email protected] or [email protected]

Clients can do their holiday shopping in Chicago with the Amalfi HotelsWhite Lights and Caviar package.

The overnight plan, priced from $3,000 per night, double, features accommodations in a two-room suite, in-room massages for two and a one-hour tour of the holiday lights along the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) in a private limousine with caviar and wine.

Also covered is a reception with cocktails and hors doeuvres, breakfast the next morning and $2,000 in shopping certificates for Magnificent Mile merchants.

Meanwhile, the Home for the Holidays nightly rate, which includes a holiday ornament made from hand-blown glass, the reception and breakfast, starts at $159 per night, double.

Commission is 10% on the room rates for both packages, which are valid Nov. 19 through Dec. 30.

Amalfi Hotel

Phone: (312) 395-9000

GDSs: All systems

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