Rates & Dates: Stowe Mountain Lodge offers 3 winter deals


The Stowe (Vt.) Mountain Lodge is gearing up for the peak winter ski season with three new packages valid through March 31. The packages require a two-night stay. Priced from $483 per night, double, the Ski the East package covers a pair of two-day, adult ski lift tickets; ski storage; and boot warming. The Roll Out of Bed and Onto the Slopes package, priced from $559 per night, double, covers two-day, adult ski lift tickets for two; breakfast for two; and a variety of family-friendly amenities. The Winter Wildlife Adventure plan, priced from $509 per night, double, includes a one-hour guided snowshoe tour of Spruce Peak, snowshoe rentals and breakfast for two.

Stowe Mountain Lodge
(888) 478-6938(888) 478-6938 FREE

El Capitan Canyon reaches out with Relaxation & Rejuvenation plan

El Capitan Canyon resort in Santa Barbara, Calif., has created the Relaxation & Rejuvenation plan, designed for guests to get away from the cold. The overnight package includes one night's accommodations in a Creekside Queen Cabin, two aromatherapy massages at the Canyon Spa, an aromatherapy candle and a bottle of wine with two signature wine glasses. The package is priced from $465 per room, double, and is valid through March 31. The property also offers the Winter Warmth two-night plan, priced from $795, and the Canyon to Wine Country two-night plan, priced from $525.

El Capitan Canyon
(866) 352-2729(866) 352-2729 FREE

Brooklyn Hotel le Bleu offers winter-weather escape rates

The Hotel le Bleu, located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, N.Y., is offering discounted rates for the winter season, valid through March 31. Overnight rates range from $199 to $499 per night, double, and cover continental breakfast daily and a welcome package with snacks, fruit juices, Voss water and Starbucks coffee. The hotel is near the Union Street subway station and several attractions, such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Hotel le Bleu
(866)427-6073(866)427-6073 FREE

New waterfront hotel opens in Miami with up to 33% savings

Epic, a new 411-room, waterfront hotel managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, opened Dec. 15 in Miami and is offering introductory rates through March 31. Reservations of three nights or more will be discounted by 33%, while two-night stays will be discounted by 10%. Room rates start at $469 per night.

Epic Hotel
(866) 760-3742(866) 760-3742 FREE or (305) 424-5226(305) 424-5226
Web: www.epichotel.com  
GDSs: All systems

Loews Madison Hotel celebrates anniversary of Lincoln's birthday

The Loews Madison Hotel in Washington has created the Lincoln Bedroom package to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The package will be available for overnight stays through April 30. For the package, the Madison will re-create the White House's Lincoln Bedroom; the room will feature a replica of Lincoln's rocking chair and a full-size bed with decorative headboard and footboard. The package, priced from $809 per room, per night, includes breakfast for two; a keepsake set of towels that read, "I slept in the Lincoln Bedroom"; a copy of the Gettysburg Address; a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln"; and two passes to Madame Tussauds.

The Loews Madison Hotel
(800) 424-8577(800) 424-8577 FREE or (202) 862-1600(202) 862-1600
Web: www.loewshotels.com  
GDSs: All systems

Westin Resort, Aruba upgrades all-inclusive plan for 2009

The Westin Resort, Aruba unveiled upgrades to its all-inclusive package for 2009 that include special rates for kids, room service, entrance to the Westin Kids Club and off-property dining credits. The package, priced from $400 per person, per night, double through April 16, offers rates of $50 per night for ages 4 through 12 and $75 for ages 13 to 17. The dining credit, $25 per person for a four-night stay and two vouchers for a seven-night stay, can be used for dinner at seven Aruba restaurants.

Westin Resort, Aruba
(877) 782-0149(877) 782-0149 FREE and ask for rate plan SOPAIP
Web: www.westin.com/aruba  
GDSs: All systems

New Orleans Marriott features 'In Love in NoLa' package

The New Orleans Marriott has created the In Love in NoLa plan, designed for couples and available throughout the year. The plan is priced from $139 per night, double, and is valid for stays Thursdays through Sundays. A Friday or Saturday stay is required. The price includes champagne, chocolate and strawberries upon arrival; breakfast in bed; and early check-in and late checkout.

New Orleans Marriott
(888) 364-1200(888) 364-1200 FREE and ask for rate code ROM
Web: www.neworleansmarriott.com  

Peninsula Hotels offers 'Suite Life,' 'Winter Escapes' packages

The Peninsula Hotels Group is offering deals for winter travelers at its properties worldwide. The Winter Escapes plan features custom amenities at each hotel, while the Suite Life plan features a complimentary second night when a two-night or longer stay is booked in a suite. Plans are valid through March 31. Winter Escapes rates include food and beverage credits and spa treatments. Rates at the Peninsula Hong Kong start at about $541 for rooms and $876 for suites; at the Peninsula New York, from $925 and $1,350; at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, from $525 and $1,150; and at the Peninsula Manila, from $257 and $406.

Peninsula Hotels
(866) 382-8388(866) 382-8388 FREE
Web: www.peninsula.com  

Temecula Creek Inn opens three-bedroom guesthouse

The Temecula (Calif.) Creek Inn has opened the 1,900-square-foot Creekside Guest House, a three-bedroom unit that accommodates up to eight guests. The guesthouse includes two bathrooms; a living area with three plasma-screen TVs, a DVD player and a fireplace; a game room with air hockey, billiards, a dart board and a poker table; a full kitchen; a furnished outdoor patio; and access to a private putting green. Accommodations are priced from $399 per night for Sunday through Thursday stays and from $799 for Friday and Saturday stays.

Temecula Creek Inn
(877) 517-1823(877) 517-1823 FREE or (951) 694-1000(951) 694-1000
Web: www.temeculacreekinn.com  
Email: [email protected] 

Buckingham Hotel promotes 'SupercalifragilisticexpealaSavings'

The Buckingham Hotel in New York is offering a family package designed around the Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The SupercalifragilisticexpealaSavings package, priced from $798 per room for four (two adults, two children) and valid through June 21, covers a two-night stay, four tickets to "Mary Poppins" and a CD of the show.

Buckingham Hotel
(888) 511-1900(888) 511-1900 FREE

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort slates shopping plan through April 30

The LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., has fashioned an overnight package around the movie "Confessions of a Shopaholic," which opened Feb. 13. The Secret Shopaholics deal, priced at $383 per person, double, through April 30, offers beachfront accommodations, a copy of the "Confessions of a Shopaholic" book, a foot massage and pedicure, a poolside cabana rental and a $50 resort boutique credit. For an additional fee, the hotel can arrange for the services of a personal shopper, on-call tailor or concierge courier.

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
(800) 237-6883(800) 237-6883 FREE
Web: www.laplayaresort.com  

Warwick Hotel in Lyon offers 'Formula One Experience' Package

La Reine Astrid, a Warwick Hotel in Lyon, France, has created a two-night package for guests to test their racing skills behind the wheel of a Formula One racing simulator. The Formula One Experience is priced at about $250 and is available throughout 2009. The plan includes suite accommodations; full buffet breakfast; and transportation to and from the racing simulator at I-Way, an attraction that opened in June. Guests can choose from one of three racetrack simulations at I-Way to test their driving skills.

La Reine Astrid
(800) 203-3232(800) 203-3232 FREE
Web:www.warwickastrid.com or www.warwickhotels.com  

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