Rates & Dates: Inn at Palmetto Bluff sets Sept. 1 grand opening

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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, sister property to Auberge du Soleil, is set to open Sept. 1 in Bluffton, S.C., and created the two-night Lowcountry Lux package to celebrate its grand opening.

Lowcountry Lux features accommodations in a cottage room; resort fee in lieu of gratuities; a two-hour kayak tour with a picnic lunch; and the choice between two one-hour spa treatments or a round of golf for two. The plan is priced at $695 per person, double. An upgrade to a riverview room can be arranged based on availability.

Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Phone: (866) 706-6565

The Jefferson in D.C. designed a package for business travelers who need a place to stay on Sunday nights.

The Sunday Night Club plan offers a rate of $219 on Sundays, a savings of 43%; a phone call home (up to a $10 value); a three-course, prix-fixe dinner (offered during regular restaurant dinner hours); and the option to join the Sunday Night Club table with fellow road warriors.

The Jefferson

Phone: (800) 235-6397

Web:www.loewshotels.com/hotels/washington_jefferson/

If clients are cruising out of Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel is offering the Cruise Control Special as an added value.

The plan covers shuttle transportation from the hotel to pier 30 or Pier 69 (the main cruise ship piers), accommodations in classic or deluxe guest rooms and 50% off extended-stay valet parking for cruise guests. Rates are $159 for classic guest rooms and $179 for deluxe accommodations. Extended-stay parking is available for $10 per night, with a seven-day maximum.

Mayflower Park Hotel

Phone: (800) 426-5100 or (206) 382-6990

Web:www.mayflowerpark.com

E-mail:[email protected]

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Similarly, the Pan Pacific Vancouver is offering pre- and post-cruise packages, valid through Oct. 1.

The Pre-Cruise plan includes accommodations, full breakfast for two and a late checkout that coincides with check-in on the cruise ship. The Post-Cruise package includes accommodations, breakfast for two, early check-in at 10 a.m. and two tickets to the Imax theater at Canada Place or the Vancouver Aquarium.

Both plans are priced at about $304 for a cityview room or about $342 for a harborview room.

Pan Pacific Vancouver

Phone: (800) 327-8585

Web:www.panpacific.com

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Miami Beachs Wave Hotel is offering a weekday plan through Sept. 30 for clients looking to make a quick visit to South Beach.

The Return to Paradise plan is priced at $89 per room, per night, Mondays through Thursdays. The price includes accommodations, a bottle of champagne, breakfast for two and two-for-one Bloody Marys and mimosas from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Wave Hotel

Phone: (800) 501-0401 or (305) 673-0401

Web:www.wavehotel.com and specify booking code FLORWAVE



The Viceroy Palm Springs created discounted spa plans at the Estrella Spa for midweek stays, valid through Sept. 30.

The Beat the Heat package, priced at $225 per person, includes a facial, hydrating body treatment and cooling foot and leg massage. The Citrus Delight package, priced at $300, covers a citrus bath, a citrus ylang-ylang body wrap and a grapefruit ylang-ylang hydrating facial. Meanwhile, the Summer Solstice package, priced at $420, includes a seaweed body-slimming wrap, a detoxifying aroma- therapy massage, a facial and an eye and lip contour treatment.

Each spa package is discounted by 25% off the normal rate and covers gratuities. The plans do not cover nightly rates, which start at $109 per night. Commission is paid on the room rate only.

Viceroy Palm Springs

Phone: (888) 622-4KOR or (760) 320-4117

Web:www.viceroypalmsprings.com



The Fairmont Southampton and the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, two of Bermudas luxury properties, are offering the Discover Bermuda plan through Sept. 30.

The package includes accommodations, breakfast, taxes and gratuities and a $100 resort credit per person, per day. Resort credits can be used for golf, spa treatments, tennis, jet-ski tours or scuba diving, among other activities.

Nightly rates start at $710 per room at the Fairmont Southampton, while rates at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess start at $598 per room, per day. Both packages are based on double occupancy and require a two-night minimum stay.

Fairmont Hotels

Phone: (800) 441-1414

Web:www.fairmont.com

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The Hotel Montgomery reopened in San Jose, Calif., this July after an extensive renovation project and is showing off its new digs with the Love Suites plan, valid through Sept. 30.

The overnight package offers accommodations in one of six one-bedroom suites with special amenities, such as a bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles and Love Sweets from Jaqua, a couples kit with buttercream-frosting body cream, body shimmer dust and love dice candles in a pink bakery box.

The plan is priced at $259 per night, double, and also covers a $75 dining voucher for the resorts Paragon Restaurant & Bar and two passes to the Camera 12 movie theater located across the street from the hotel.

Hotel Montgomery

Phone: (866) 823-0530



The Hotel Hassler in Rome designed a two-night Marriage Proposal plan to help clients pop the question.

The plan covers two nights accommodations in a deluxe room, arrival transfers in a vintage Rolls-Royce, champagne in the guests room upon arrival, breakfast daily, one dinner, a two-hour horse-and-carriage ride through Rome, services of the hotels shopping advisor and the services of the hotels concierge for finalizing the details of the proposal.

The package is priced at about $1,530 per person, including value-added tax, and pays 7.5% commission. Valid through Dec. 31, clients must book the plan at least two weeks in advance.

Hotel Hassler

Phone: (011) 39-06 699-340

Fax: (011) 39-06 678-991

Web:www.hotelhassler.com



The Inn and Spa at Loretto is kicking up the dust with its Old Santa Fe Trail Rider package, which celebrates the propertys location on the Old Santa Fe Trail   -- -- a former mainstay in Santa Fe, N.M.

The overnight package, valid year round, includes accommodations in a deluxe pueblo room, valet parking and a $20 gift card toward a gas fill-up.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Phone: (800) 727-5531 or (505) 988-5531

Web:www.innandspaatloretto.com

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Sofitel is offering discounts of up to 40%, as well as breakfast for two at select properties around the world, through Sept. 6 as part of a last-minute summer promotion.

Sample rates for the Summer Getaway Invitation are approximately $251 for a classic guest room at the Sofitel Plaza Copenhagen in Denmark, $89 for a superior guest room or $109 for a deluxe guest room at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay, about $152 for a classic guest room or about $229 for a deluxe guest room at the Sofitel Montreal and about $384 for a superior guest room at the Sofitel Marara Bora Bora.

Sofitel

Phone: (800) SOFITEL

Web:www.sofitel.com

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The Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, Fla., is offering the Coconut Grove Vacation plan for two-night stays through Dec. 15.

The two-night package covers accommodations in a one-bedroom suite, continental breakfast for two and valet parking. The cost is $327 per couple through Sept. 30 and $379 per couple through Dec. 15. Additional nights are priced from $129 per night.

The Mutiny Hotel

Phone: (888) 8-MUTINY

Web:www.mutinyhotel.com



For customers looking to spend time with extended families or groups of friends who want to travel together, the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., is offering Family Room rates.

Valid for Monday- through Thursday-night stays through Sept. 30, the Family Room rates offer guests a second room (connecting or stand-alone) at 50% off the regular rate when a first room is booked at equal or greater value. Rates begin at $210 per night, based on double occupancy.

La Costa Resort and Spa

Phone: (800) 854-5000

Web:www.lacosta.com



Catalina, Ariz.s Miraval, Life in Balance resort is offering a Motherhood in Balance package from Oct. 10 to 14.

The three-night, all-inclusive package includes individual meetings with a program coordinator to create a personalized schedule and address specific maternal concerns. Clients also participate in various workshops and program events.

The program is priced at $2,950 per person and covers all program events; accommodations; three meals daily; unlimited access to all facilities; scheduled programs and activities; a $95 credit per person, per night for spa services; one-on-one consultations for golf; roundtrip transfers from Tucson Airport; and all taxes and service charges.

Miraval, Life in Balance

Phone: (800) 232-3969

Web:www.miravalresort.com



Female guests are invited to bring their pajamas and a yen for having fun -- and leave everything else at home -- when the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C., hosts the Ultimate Pajama Party for women here Oct. 15.

The two-night affair is priced at $458 per single room and covers accommodations, a red-carpet martini reception, seminars and demonstrations, keynote speakers, a gala dinner, all other meals and special amenities.

The Fairmont Empress

Phone: (800) 441-1414

Web:www.fairmont.com

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Its divine to be a woman at the Hotel Monaco Chicago, where the property created the Divine Diva package.

Divine Diva includes overnight accommodations; a visit to Spa Space for a massage, manicure and pedicure; a consultation with a personal shopper at Marshall Fields; and a Von Dutch baseball cap.

The plan is priced at $399 per room for deluxe accommodations or $449 for a Mediterranean suite. Rates are per room, per night, single or double.

Hotel Monaco Chicago

Phone: (800) 397-7661 or (312) 960-8500

Web:www.monaco-chicago.com

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To contact Managing Editor Kimberly Scholz, send e-mail to [email protected].

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