Rates & Dates: The Seaport Hotel promotes last-minute Labor Day travel


Boston's Seaport Hotel is celebrating Labor Day, which was first recognized as a holiday in 1882, with an $18.82 rate for the third night of a three-night stay.


Guests who make reservations for three nights pay $229 for the first two nights. Rates are per room, double, and the offer is valid from Aug. 30 through Sept. 3.

Seaport Hotel

Phone: (877) SEAPORT or (617) 385-4000


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While the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is in the midst of a $40 million renovation project, the hotel is offering the 80 Days Only plan.

A booking before Sept. 24 is required for travel between Aug. 29 and Nov. 17, a span of 80 days.

The plan, priced from $249 per night, double, includes $80 in gaming chips for the Stellaris Casino, an 80-minute massage at the Mandara Spa and an $80 food-and-beverage credit. A five-night minimum stay is required.

Renovations at the resort include a complete refit of all 413 guest rooms; an expansion of La Vista, one of the resort's restaurants; an overhaul of the lobby and reception area; and upgrades to the pool area.

Guest room upgrades include LCD televisions; a docking/charging station for electronic devices such as laptops and iPods; the addition of Marriott's Revive bedding; marble floors and countertops in the bathrooms; and rain-style shower heads.

The La Vista restaurant will be upgraded with new decor and furnishings and an updated menu. During renovations at the Aruba Marriott, breakfast and dinner will be served to guests in the grand ballroom.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Phone: (888) PARADISE

Web:www.arubamarriott.com or www.stellariscasino.com

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For three nights around the full moon through October, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Bermuda will take clients on a cruise to see the mating rituals of the syllid polychaeta, or glow worm.

The three-night Glow Worm package, valid for stays beginning Aug. 28, Sept. 26 and Oct. 25 (the nights of the full moon), covers accommodations, daily buffet breakfast and the moonlit Glow Worm cruise.

The plan is priced from $1,079 per room, double.

Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Phone: (800) 441-1414


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Three Parisian Hiltons are offering the Paris en Bicyclette package through Sept. 30 at its centrally located hotels, the Hilton Arc de Triomphe, Hilton Paris and Hilton Paris La Defense.

The plan includes one bicycle rental per person for a guided city tour -- Paris by Day or Paris by Night -- by Fat Tire Bike.

The package covers accommodations, buffet breakfast and the tour.

The plan is priced from about $435 at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe and about $315 at the Hilton Paris and the Hilton Paris La Defense. Rates are per night and a two-night stay is required.

For details on the guided tours, visit www.fattirebiketoursparis.com.

Hilton Arc de Triomphe, Hilton Paris or Hilton Paris La Defense

Phone: (800) HILTONS, and ask for the Original Way to Sightsee promo


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The Hotel Monaco Denver recently unveiled the 60s Classic Artist Suite, designed with the funky decor and pop art of the 1960s.

The suite features a hand-painted peace sign, tie-dyed bath robes, a lava lamp, bean bag chairs and flower pillows.

Guests have access to a music collection featuring Marvin Gaye, Ronnie Wood, John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, all of whom are depicted in some form in the suite's bedroom.

To book the room, guests must request the 60s Classic Artist Suite. Rates start at $269 per night, double.

Hotel Monaco Denver

Phone: (800) KIMPTON


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The Mayflower Park Hotel and Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre have partnered on a showtime collaboration with six shows playing through April.

The 5th Avenue Theatrepackage, which includes overnight accommodations, two theater tickets and valet parking, is priced from $299 for a classic guest room and $309 for a deluxe room.

Playing this season are "Lone Star Love," Sept. 11 to 30; "Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods," Oct. 20 to Nov. 10; "Andrew Lloyd Weber's Whistle Down the Wind," Nov. 13 to Dec. 2; "Jersey Boys," Dec. 11 to Jan. 2; "Mame," Feb. 12 to March 2; and "Cabaret," March 25 to April 13.

Mayflower Park Hotel

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


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The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of New York: Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park and Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, have created the Thanksgiving Parade Fantasypackage, valid Nov. 21 through 24.

The three-night plan provides guests with a VIP parade experience and is priced from $4,450 at the Central Park property and from $3,375 at the Battery Park property. Rates are per room, double.

The deal provides skybox viewing of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, including a gourmet breakfast for two; transfers to the parade; a scoop of ice cream at the FAO Schweetz Ice Cream Cafe in the FAO Schwarz  flagship store on Fifth Avenue; a Thanksgiving dinner buffet; and breakfast for two on Friday and Saturday.


Phone: (800) 241-3333


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