Rates & Dates: Hotel Palais offers film festival plan

Clients attending the Cannes Film Festival can avoid the crowds and get star treatment at the Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice, France.


The Cannes Film Festival package, valid May 14 to 24, includes an overnight stay in a superior-category, hillside-view room; full American breakfast daily; and once-daily roundtrip helicopter transfers from Nice to Cannes for up to four people.

The package is about $412 per night, double; without helicopter transfers, the plan is about $339 per night. Additional nights are priced from about $267, including breakfast. An upgrade to a seaview room can be arranged for about $61 per night. The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 17 to 28.

Hotel Palais de la Mediterranee

Phone: (011) 33-04 9214-7700 or (800) 223-6900 (via the Leading Hotels of the World)

Web:www.lepalaisdelamediterranee.com or www.lhw.com

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The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa Grand Cayman has created the Dive! Westin package, valid throughout the year, with savings of up to 35% on stays during the summer months.

The three-night plan is priced from $1,200 to $2,500 for two divers. The plan covers one daily two-tank dive, one night dive and unlimited shore diving for each diver; the use of tanks, weights and belts for each diver; a sunset sail aboard the Cayman Catamaran; a Red Sail Sports shirt for each diver; and a one-year subscription to Scuba Times.

Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman

Phone: (800) WESTIN-1 or (345) 945-3800


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The Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown have teamed up with the Georgia Aquarium to offer a VIP package that includes two tickets to the aquarium this summer.

Valid through Aug. 31, the plan covers deluxe accommodations at either property, breakfast for two and hotel valet parking. The plan is priced from $179 at the Marriott Marquis or from $169 at the Renaissance.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Phone: (888) 855-5701

Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown

Phone: (800) HOTELS-1

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Designed for guys in need of some male bonding, the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., has created the Boys and Their Toys package, offering deep-sea-fishing and golfing excursions.

The plan, valid through Sept. 30, offers overnight accommodations in a golf villa, 18 holes of golf, beer and wings at Palapa, a Jet Ski rental and a deep-sea-fishing excursion.

Rates start at $269 per person, per night, based on quad occupancy in a two-bedroom golf villa.

Edgewater Beach Resort

Phone: (800) 874-8686


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Meanwhile, the Majestic Beach Towers, also located in Panama City Beach, is offering a package for the opposite sex, valid until June 30.

The overnight Beach Bummin Babes plan offers accommodations in an oceanfront suite; a private viewing of a chick flick; Bikini Breeze cocktails and shrimp cocktail for two; nightlife recommendations; and shopping at a boutique with a swimsuit stylist.

The plan is priced from $208 per night, double.

Majestic Beach Towers

Phone: (866) 494-3364


After a $6.5 million renovation, the 102-room Lodge at Tiburon (Calif.) has reopened and is offering discounted room rates for a limited time.

Through May 18, the property is charging $179 per night. Regular rates start at $219.

The Lodge at Tiburon

Phone: (800) TIBURON


The Rockefeller Center Hotel is set to open around May 1 on the first six floors of a new 25-story building on West 51st Street overlooking Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan.

Through July 5, introductory rates at the 80-room property will start at $225 per night. Rates cover use of the on-site fitness facilities.

Also, discounted passes to the nearby Sports Club/LA are available. Guests also can purchase a temporary membership to the hotels executive club, the Terrace Club, which is located on the seventh floor.

Rockefeller Center Hotel

Phone: (888) 660-0212 or (212) 262-3200


When Luciano Pavarotti takes his final concert bows at the Verizon Center this summer, guests of the Park Hyatt Washington could be there to see it.

The hotel, which will reopen in May following a $24 million renovation, is the host hotel for the tenors farewell concert, A Night to Remember -- The Farewell Tour, on June 21.

The Pavarotti Concert package, a noncommissionable plan, is $750 and includes two floor-level concert tickets, dinner for two at the hotels Blue Duck Tavern prior to the concert, private sedan transfers to and from the show and tax and gratuities.

The plan can be extended to include an overnight stay at the hotel and is commissionable on the room portion only, with rates starting at $495 per night.

Park Hyatt Washington

Phone: (202) 419-6633 (marketing department)

E-mail:[email protected]

The Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyo., has created the Wild West Adventure plan, which enables guests to choose their own adventure during their stay at the resort.

The plan is priced at $179 per night, double, for a stay in a classic cottage.

The package includes a per-day resort credit of $50 per room, which guests can use toward activities and tours.

Some of the activities and tours guests can choose from are a scenic float trip down the Snake River, a horseback or wagon ride with a cowboy breakfast, a wildlife photography tour, a narrated Jackson Lake boat cruise or a Grand Teton National Park bus tour.

The plan is valid from May 22 to June 15 and is based on single or double occupancy.

Jackson Lake Lodge

Phone: (800) 628-9988


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