Rates & Dates: Rabbit Hill Inn creates 'Muddy Tracks' adventure

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The Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vt., is offering the Muddy Tracks off-road adventure plan, valid through May 17, with passes on the Alpine Adventure Co.'s Truck Safari thrown in for good measure.

 

The two-night plan is priced from $589 per room, double, and covers dinner each evening, breakfast in the morning, two Mud Puddle cocktails in the Snooty Fox Pub and two passes for the Truck Safari on the trails of Barron Mountain.

Rabbit Hill Inn

Phone: (800) 76-BUNNY or (802) 748-5168

Web:www.rabbithillinn.com

The W Los Angeles Westwood is hosting an exhibit of former Rolling Stone magazine and celebrity photographer Mark Seliger's "In My Stairwell" collection. The collection, on display through June 24, features photos of celebrities such as Salma Hayek, Susan Sarandon, Bruce Springsteen and Jerry Seinfeld.

Priced from $400 per night, the Where Art Lovers Lounge package includes Seliger's book "In My Stairwell" and two cocktails at the NineThirty restaurant, where the exhibit is displayed.

W Los Angeles Westwood

Phone: (877) WHOTELS or (310) 208-8765

Web:www.whotels.com

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The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Plaza Resort is honoring moms this Mother's Day weekend with discounted room rates and a food and beverage credit, valid for stays May 11 through 14.

The rate is $180 per room, per night for standard accommodations. Room upgrades to two-room villas and suites can be arranged, starting at $30 per room, per night. To book, ask for the Mother's Day Promotion.

In addition, for each night mom stays, she will receive a $100 food and beverage credit that is redeemable at any of the resort's restaurants, bars and cafes.

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Phone: (800) 832-2025 or (480) 948-5000

Web:www.scottsdaleplaza.com

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Likewise, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is offering the We Love Mom Mother's Day package between May 11 and 13.

The plan, priced at $199 per room, double, covers deluxe accommodations, valet parking, a $25 food-and-beverage credit and a bottle of red wine.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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

Web:www.sanfranciscoregency.hyatt.com

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After a 16-month renovation project, the Seattle Art Museum has reopened, and the Mayflower Park Hotel has created a package to celebrate the occasion.

The SAM I Am plan, valid May 5 through June 30, includes two tickets to SAM, valet parking at the hotel and accommodations in a classic or deluxe guest room.

The package is priced at $209 for classic accommodations and $229 for deluxe accommodations.

Mayflower Park Hotel

Phone: (800) 426-5100

Web:www.mayflowerpark.com

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The Historic Inns of Rockland (Maine) have created the Lobsters, Lighthouses & Luxury package through June, offering clients the opportunity to stay in one of three inns for two nights.

The plan includes two nights at the Berry Manor Inn, the Captain Lindsey House or the LimeRock Inn; breakfast for two each morning; a tour of all three inns; a voucher for a lobster dinner at a Rockland restaurant; and two lobster hats.

Also included are two tickets for Captain Jack's Lobster Adventure Cruise, two tickets to the Maine Lighthouse Museum and a guided tour of Rockland's Breakwater Lighthouse.

The plan is priced from $385 to $525 per couple, depending on the inn chosen and the room category.

Historic Inns of Rockland

Phone: (877) ROC-INNS

Web:www.historicinnsofrockland.com

In 1907, the Fairmont San Francisco opened its doors, marking the birth of the Fairmont brand, and the chain is celebrating with packages throughout its portfolio.

The Fairmont San Francisco has partnered with the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, Calif., to offer a two-night plan with suite accommodations for one night at each property.

The package includes daily breakfast, high tea and dinner at the Fairmont San Francisco's Laurel Court; a $100 gift certificate from Neiman Marcus, which also is celebrating its 100th anniversary; a commemorative book from the Fairmont San Francisco; a choice of either two 50-minute spa treatments at the Fairmont Sonoma or two rounds of golf at the Sonoma Golf Club; and access for two to the European-style Bathing Ritual at the Fairmont Sonoma.

The package, valid through Dec. 30, is priced at $1,907; additional nights at either property start at $499 per night. To view other centennial packages, visit www.fairmont.com/centennial.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Phone: (800) 441-1414

Web:www.fairmont.com

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With ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" back on the air for its third season, the Hilton Buenos Aires has extended its Totally Tango package through Dec. 31.

The overnight plan offers one tango lesson for two at the International Academy of Dance & Arts, taught by award-winning dancer Carlos Copello; two tickets to a dinner-show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, with transfers; and two tickets to the World Tango Museum. Buffet breakfast at the hotel's El Faro restaurant and access to the Hilton's fitness center and spa is also included.

The package is priced at $245 per night, double. For an extra $600 per night, guests can stay in one of the hotel's recently renovated corner suites, which include access to the hotel's Executive Floor lounge. The package requires a three-night minimum stay and must include a Saturday night.

Hilton Buenos Aires

Phone: (011) 54-11 4891-0101

E-mail:[email protected]

The Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City has partnered with the Franklin Institute Science Museum on a VIP package featuring tickets to the "Tutankhamun and the Gold Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit, on display at the museum through Sept. 30.

The King Tut Treasures plan includes overnight accommodations and two VIP tickets to the exhibit at the Franklin Institute, which enables guests to receive front-of-line access to the exhibit.

The plan is priced from $209 per night, double. When booking, request code EW5.

Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City

Phone: (800) 228-9290

Web:www.residenceinnphiladelphia.com

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Santa Fe, N.M.'sInn on the Alameda is offering the Muy Sabrosa package on select dates through the year in partnership with the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

The package, the name of which means "very tasty" in Spanish, includes two nights' accommodations for two; a continental breakfast and a wine and cheese reception daily; and a 20% discount at Ristra, a restaurant that features Mediterranean cuisine (alcohol excluded).

In addition, the package covers a two-and-half-hour cooking class for two at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Lunch is included.

Rates range from $320 to $648 per room, double, depending on room type. The plan is offered on select Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday dates throughout the year.

For a list of the current dates available, visit the Packages section of the hotel's Web site.

Inn on the Alameda

Phone: (800) 984-2122 or (505) 984-2121.

Web:www.innonthealameda.com

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Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts are offering the 1040 Family Travel package, suggesting that families invest any tax refunds in travel while taking advantage of savings of up to 40%.

The package has a five-night minimum-stay requirement and must be booked by May 31 for travel from June 1 through Aug. 31.

The package is valid at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino; the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino; Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas; the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino; the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino; and the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort in the Caribbean; in Mexico, the plan is valid at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort and the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts

Phone: (888) PARADISE (ask for promotion code C8L)

Web:www.paradisebymarriott.com/taxrefund

The Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, is offering the overnight Mariinsky Theatre package during the Stars of the White Nights Festival, slated for May 18 to July 15.

The package, valid May 10 to July 20, covers accommodations, buffet breakfast, dinner for two in the Landskrona restaurant (exclusive of beverages), early check-in and late checkout when available and two tickets to the Mariinsky Theatre for the festival.

The plan is priced at about $664 per person, double, including taxes. Extra nights are from $439 per room, double, including breakfast and VAT.

Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel

Phone: (212) 808-6502 or (011) 7-812 380-2001

Web:www.corinthiahotels.com

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Another Corinthia property, the Corinthia Lisboa (Portugal) Hotel, located within a short drive of 24 golf courses, has created the Stay & Play Golf package, valid through Oct. 31.

The three-night package includes accommodations in a double room, transfer to one of the courses, greens fees for 18 holes and lunch. The plan is priced from $474 per person in a double room for two golfers, $345 per person in a double room for one golfer or $631 for one golfer in a single room.

Corinthia Lisboa Hotel

Phone: (011) 351-21 723-6363 or (212) 808-6502.

Web:www.corinthiahotels.com   

BUY ME SOME PEANUTS...

With Major League Baseball's 2007 season in the swing of things, the Fairmont Washington, D.C. is marking the occasion with its Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Grand Slam Exclusive packages, both valid through Sept. 23.

The Take Me Out to the Ballgame plan features overnight accommodations for two, with parking; two roundtrip Metro passes to RFK Stadium, home of the Washington Nationals; and a baseball welcome kit, including a Nationals poster and baseball cap.

Rates start at $269 per night, exclusive of taxes, gratuities and game tickets.

The Grand Slam Exclusive plan is a two-night weekend stay, offering a room on the Fairmont Gold floor; two premium seats at a Nationals game; roundtrip sedan service to the ballpark; the welcome kit; and a Sunday Taittinger Champagne Brunch for two.

The plan is priced from $999 per night, exclusive of taxes and gratuities. A stay of at least two nights is required and must be booked at least 14 days prior to the stay.

Upcoming weekend home games are scheduled for April 27 to 29; May 11 to 13 and 18 to 20; and June 1 to 3 and 22 to 24.

Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Phone: (800) 441-1414

Web:www.fairmont.com

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Meanwhile, the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, less than a two-mile drive from Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, created the Sports Fan package for fans of Boston's Major League Baseball team.

The overnight package, priced from $205 per night through Sept. 30, includes one-way shuttle service from the hotel to Fenway Park, hotel self-parking, American League breakfast buffet for two at Zephyr's outdoor terrace, a 2 p.m. extended checkout and privileges at the Stay Fit gym.

While game tickets are not included, guests can purchase tickets through Ace Ticket and receive free ticket delivery (a $20 value). Call (617) 783-3333, Ext. 122 and mention the hotel when purchasing tickets.

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Phone: (800) 233-1234

Web:www.cambridge.hyatt.com

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GIRLS GETAWAYS GALORE

The Loews Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla., has created a three-night retreat for girlfriends looking to indulge in some bonding time.

The Pretty in Pink Girls Getaway package, valid through Sept. 30, covers three nights' accommodations, a Refresher spa package for four (25 minute sea scrub and a 25-minute body massage), a wine and cheese welcome amenity and breakfast buffet for four at the Sea Porch Cafe.

The plan is priced from $1,449 per room, based on quad occupancy for Sunday through Thursday stays, through April 14; from $1,374 from May 1 to 31; and from $1,224 from June 1 to Sept. 30. Travel agent commission is 10%, based on the room rate only.

Loews Don CeSar Beach Resort

Phone: (800) 282-1116

Web:www.doncesar.com

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For women looking to get away for some fun and pampering, the Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah, is offering a three-night plan valid throughout 2007.

The Chicks Adventure package includes three nights in a two-bedroom villa; one 50-minute Sagestone Swedish massage per person; a pair of Red Mountain Spa pajamas; daily guided hikes; unlimited fitness classes; three meals daily; access to cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes; and access to all resort facilities, including all healthy-living classes and events.

Rates start at $1,475 per person, based on double occupancy, up to four people per villa.

Red Mountain Spa

Phone: (800) 407-3002 or (435) 673-4905

Web:www.redmountainspa.com

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San Diego's Britt Scripps Inn has partnered with Women & Wine, a tour operator that offers wine-themed offerings for women, to launch the By the Glass package as an introduction to wine.

The overnight plan covers gourmet breakfast, a wine and appetizer hour and a copy of "Great Tastes Made Simple," a food and wine pairing guide with recipes and suggestions for wine tastings.

The package is priced from $480, double, depending on choice of accommodations; additional nights are $300.

Britt Scripps Inn

Phone: (888) 881-1991 or (619) 230-1991

Web:www.brittscripps.com 



BABY ON THE MIND

For expectant parents, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., has created the Bundle of Joy Babymoon package in cooperation with Babystyle, a store in the Kierland Commons shopping district.

The overnight plan includes massages for the expectant mom and dad, breakfast in bed, an in-room movie and in-room ice cream sundaes, sparkling cider and chocolate-covered strawberries. Also included is a Babystyle tote filled with a $50 gift card for the local Babystyle, a plush teddy bear, "pampering potions" from Mama Mio, a $25 gift certificate for Kierland Commons and a coupon book for the shopping center.

Bundle of Joy is priced at $799; an additional night with breakfast is $359 through May 24. Rates are slightly less through the end of the year.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Phone: (800) 354-5892 or (480) 624-1000

Web:www.kierlandresort.com

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Charleston, S.C.'s Market Pavilion Hotel is offering the three-night Steak, Rattle & Stroll package, which is designed for parents with young children.

Priced at $1,986 for midweek stays and $2,183 for weekend stays, the plan covers airport transfers via chauffeur-driven Bentley with an infant or toddler car seat; accommodations on the Concierge Floor with breakfast, afternoon tea and evening hors d'oeuvres included; use of a portable Pack 'n Play crib, high chair and Bugaboo stroller for the duration of the visit; and a guided walking tour of Charleston.

The package also includes a baby bathrobe (for toddlers at least 2 years of age); monogrammed baby linens for the crib; a take-home silver rattle; one dinner for two at the hotel's steakhouse, Grill 225; and three hours of baby-sitting service during the meal.

Market Pavilion Hotel

Phone: (877) 440-2250

Web:www.marketpavilion.com

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