Rates & Dates: Nantucket property hosts weekend 'Chef & Shop' series


The White Elephant in Nantucket, Mass., will host its Chef & Shop weekend series this fall, beginning Oct. 27, bringing some of the nation's most renowned chefs to the property.


Packages, beginning with a welcome party on Friday nights, are priced from $250 per room, per night and include cooking demonstrations and tastings with featured chefs; port and cheese each day; and various shopping offers throughout the weekend.

The featured chef for the opening weekend is Tony Maws, executive chef and owner of Boston's Craigie Street Bistrot.

The White Elephant

Phone: (800) 445-6574


The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, Calif., has partnered with EV Rental Cars to offer the Luxury of Green package, designed in support of Fairmont Hotels' ongoing commitment to the environment.

The Luxury of Green plan includes overnight suite accommodations; a two-day rental of a hybrid vehicle from EV Rentals, with pickup at either San Francisco or Oakland airports; dinner for two at Sante, featuring a "farm trail" menu; a daily hike; and a choice of either a Sonoma Lavende Kur spa treatment or two 50-minute spa treatments.

The package is valid year-round and is priced from $1,200 per night, double occupancy.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Phone: (707) 938-9000


The Pan Pacific Vancouver and Trev Deeley Motorcycles, a local motorcycle dealership, have teamed up to offer the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Experience plan.

The overnight package features transfers between the hotel and the dealership and a copy of "Destinations Highways B.C., a Motorcycle Enthusiasts Guide to the Best 185 Roads in Southern B.C."

Rates start at about $436 for a deluxe harbour mountainview room through Oct. 31 and about $347 per room between Nov. 1 and April 30. Rates are per room, single or double.

Motorcycle rental varies based on bike and duration. Visit www.trevdeeley.com for details on motorcycles.

Pan Pacific Vancouver

Phone: (866) 510-2911 or (604) 291-2453


GDSs: All systems

The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the Golden Anniversary Golf package, offering discounted room rates along with a round of golf on three island courses.

The plan is priced from $159 per golfer, per night in a two-bedroom villa through Oct. 26, and from $139 per golfer between Oct. 27 and Dec. 31.

Rates cover accommodations, one round of golf at the Ocean Course, one round at the Harbour Town Golf Links (the 16th hole, shown at right) and one round at a choice of 10 additional island courses.

The plan must be booked for a minimum of three nights.

Sea Pines Resort

Phone: (800) SEAPINES


GDSs: Amadeus, Sabre, Worldspan

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco has launched its Fab Fridays on the Waterfront plan, valid Friday nights through Dec. 30.

The plan is designed to enable those who work in the city to unwind with a night out on the town and a hotel stay, but out-of-town guests are invited to book this package, as well.

The Fab Fridays plan, priced at $169 per night, includes accommodations in a deluxe guest room (one king or two double beds), valet parking and appetizers in the Hyatt Regency's 13 Views Lounge.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Phone: (800) 233-1234 or (415) 291-6619


GDSs: All systems

San Francisco's Hotel Palomar has partnered with the city's Museum of the African Diaspora to offer a package called Journey to MoAD: The Art of Discovery, valid through Dec. 30.

The package includes overnight accommodations; two tickets to the museum, including a VIP Visit tour and the Museum of the African Diaspora Visitors Guide and Journey booklet; a $25 gift card for the museum's gift shop; cocktails for two at the Hotel Palomar's Fifth Floor restaurant; and a souvenir journal.

The program is priced from $299 for deluxe accommodations or $499 for suite accommodations, not including 14% occupancy tax. Rates are based on double occupancy. 

Hotel Palomar

Phone: (866) 373-4941; guests also will need to contact Virgil Romula at (415) 344-3322 in order to coordinate their museum visit.


GDSs: All systems

Seattle's Mayflower Park Hotel and the city'sFifth Avenue Theatre have partnered on a showtime collaboration with six shows playing through June.

The Fifth Avenue Theatre package, which includes overnight accommodations, two theater tickets and valet parking, is priced from $285 for a classic guest room and $295 for a deluxe guest room.

Playing this season are "BombayDreams," through Oct. 1; "Company," Oct. 17 to Nov. 5; "White Christmas," Nov. 28 to Dec. 17; "Cry-Baby," Feb. 13 to March 4; "Camelot," March 20 to April 8; and "West Side Story," May 29 to June 17.

Mayflower Park Hotel

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

E-mail:[email protected]

GDSs: All systems

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