Rates & Dates: Swimming with sharks at Catalonia Royal Tulum in Mexico


The Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort in Mexico's Riviera Maya is offering guests the chance to swim with whale sharks with its Isla Contoy Whale Shark Safari package. The safari package is priced from $239 per person and is available through September. Room rates are additional and start at $113 per person, per night, double. The safari includes a boat trip with lunch to Yum Balam, the nature reserve located off of Isla Contoy; a swim with whale sharks; and time for snorkeling with the manta rays, turtles and dolphins that call the reserve home.

Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort
(011) 52-984 875-1800

Travel Impressions designs Colorado family plan for summer travel

Travel Impressions is promoting domestic travel with a package called Epic Summer, a Colorado Family Adventure. The plan is available in three- and six-night itineraries on Thursdays and Sundays, respectively, through Sept. 6. The three-night plan is priced from $695 per adult and $545 per child (ages 12 and under); the six-night plan is priced from $1,195 and $895. The prices include roundtrip airport transfers in Denver, accommodations in Keystone or Breckenridge, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages, all featured activities and all transfers. Travel agents earn an additional 1% commission by booking the package online with Quest for Agents via Travel Impressions' website.

Travel Impressions
(800) 284-0044
Web: www.travelimpressions.com  

Curacao's Kura Hulanda offers two-for-one promo for the summer

The Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino and the Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club, both located on the island of Curacao, are offering a two-for-one promotion through Aug 31. The offer is valid on stays of a minimum of two nights in any deluxe room or suite at Hotel Kura Hulanda or any room at Lodge Kura Hulanda. Rates start at $210 at Lodge Kura Hulanda and $350 at Hotel Kura Hulanda.

Kura Hulanda
(877) 264-3106

Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Denver features '$99 Sundays' deal

Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Denver is offering discounted rates for Sunday night stays through Sept. 7. The $99 Sundays rate is valid for any Sunday night stay for deluxe accommodations. Rates start at $159 per night for any other night.

Hotel Monaco Denver
(800) 990-1303
Web: www.monaco-denver.com, rate code SUN

Gutsy Women Travel offers 'Beauty of Central Europe' tour

Gutsy Women Travel is offering a guaranteed departure on its seven-night Beauty of Central Europe tour, departing Sept. 13 from New York. The tour is priced at $2,709 per person, double, and includes three nights at the Hotel Astoria in Budapest and three nights at the Mercure Old Town in Prague, Czech Republic. The cost covers air from New York Kennedy to Budapest and return from Prague; all transfers; most meals; and the services of a tour manager. The price does not cover airport taxes and fees or gratuities. Highlights of the tour include a cooking class at Budapest's Gundel Restaurant; a spa treatment in Budapest; a cruise on the Danube; a side trip to Bratislava, Slovakia; a visit to the Mucha Museum and Lobkowicz Castle in Prague; a carriage ride in Prague; and tea at the restaurant at Prague's Municipal House, home to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Gutsy Women Travel
(866) 464-8879

Colorado's Lodge at Vail invites guests to be chefs for the day

The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort, is inviting guests to don a chef's coat and learn the tricks of the trade with the Colorado Cookin' package, available through Sept. 21. The two-night package includes a tour of the Vail Farmers Market; a four-course brunch at the hotel; a chef's coat and cooking class to prepare the night's dinner; and dinner that night. Rates start at $274 per night, double, and must include a Saturday-night stay. Additional nights can be booked for $149 per night.

The Lodge at Vail
(877) 528-7625

Introductory rate offered at Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur

The Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur (India) recently had its soft opening and will officially debut in October. The 80-room property is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola in India's Rajasthan state and offers three restaurants, a lounge and bar and a spa (to debut in August). Through Sept. 30, the hotel is offering an inaugural package for two nights with rates starting at about $650 per room, double. The package includes a welcome drink and fruit basket, daily buffet breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers and room taxes.

Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur
(800) 426-3135
Email: [email protected]  
Web: www.theleela.com  

Mayfair Hotel & Spa promotes 'It Takes Two to Tantra' plan

Florida's Mayfair Hotel & Spa, in the Miami neighborhood of Coconut Grove, has created the It Takes Two to Tantra couples package, with rates valid through Dec. 20. The plan is priced from $395 per couple, per night, and includes a serving of Chocollissima Chocolates, a copy of "Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century," two yoga mats, a couples massage and a ladies' lingerie fitting at Shirley Pearl.

Mayfair Hotel & Spa
(800) 433-4555 or (305) 441-0000

Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard pampers dog lovers, 'best friends'

The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles has created the pet-friendly Doggy & Me package, available through December for guests and their canine buddies (50 pounds and under).  The overnight package, priced from $575 per night, features accommodations in a junior executive suite on the Spa Level; an in-room massage for humans and dogs; a Luxe blanket; and dog treats created by the executive chef at the hotel's restaurant, OnSunset.

Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard
(800) 468-3541
Email: [email protected]  

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