Rates & Dates: The Shores Resort & Spa seduces clients with 'Tantra' plan


The Shores Resort & Spa, located in Daytona Beach, Fla., is inviting couples to get in touch with their desires and seductions with the Tantra package, valid through the end of the year.


The Tantra package includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe guest room with Intracoastal or oceanfront views; a couples massage at SpaTerre; champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries; breakfast for two; and a gift basket including rose petals, sensual oils and lotions and the Kama Sutra Weekender Kit with a bedside companion manual.

The plan is priced from $449 per night, per couple.

The Shores Resort & Spa

Phone: (866) 934-SHORES


GDSs: All systems

The Summer Lodge Country House Hotel in Evershot, England, created the Treasure Hunting package for those looking to take advantage of some of the regions local treasures, from antiques to maritime trinkets.

The package covers a copy of the current travel guide to the Dorset area, where Evershot is located, to help steer clients around; a 20% discount on spa treatments at the Summer Lodge; and full English breakfast in the lodges restaurant.

Nightly rates start at about $174 per person, double, for midweek stays (Sundays through Thursdays) and at about $212 per person for weekend rates. Rates include taxes.

A pub lunch and a pint at the Acorn Inn or a picnic lunch while treasure hunting is about $47 additional per person.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

Phone: (011) 44-0 193-548-2000


GDS: All systems

The Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle is courting senior citizens with the Senior Moments package.

The overnight plan is priced from $179 for a classic guest room with one queen bed or $199 for a deluxe guest room with one or two queen beds.

Also covered in the cost of the plan are cocktails and an appetizer for two at the hotels Olivers cocktail bar and a journal.

While the plan is package for senior citizens, there is no age limit to book.

Mayflower Park Hotel

Phone: (800) 426-5100


GDSs: All systems

New Yorks Flatotel is taking its inspiration from the film The Devil Wears Prada for its newest package, Fashion Fabulous, valid through Sept. 4.

Priced from $289 per night, double, based on weekend stays, Fashion Fabulous includes deluxe room accommodations and breakfast for two, services of a personal shopper at three well-known Manhattan stores (Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York), a copy of the book on which the movie was based and a list of New York locations that appear in the film.


Phone: (800) FLATOTEL


GDSs: All systems

Clients can spend the night in gers, felt tents often used by nomadic travelers in the Gobi Desert, at Nomadic Expeditions-operated Three Camel Lodge in Mongolia.

Standard gers feature a double bed, solar-powered electricity and housekeeping service. Bathroom and shower facilities are in the main lodge. In a deluxe ger, clients can opt for a king-size bed and also have private bathroom facilities.

Nightly rates start at $175 per person, double, during peak season (through September) and drop to $70 per person during low season.

Three Camel Lodge

Phone: (800) 998-6634 (via Nomadic Expeditions)


For women looking for a place to get away from their jobs, kids, husbands or everyday life, the Pan Pacific Whistler (British Columbia) Mountainside offers the Desperate Housewives package.

Valid through Nov. 23, the plan covers overnight accommodations in a deluxe, two-bedroom, valleyview suite.

Included are a Beauty Boot Camp for four at the hotels Vital Spirit Spa, which includes a 45-minute massage, a 30-minute facial and a mini-manicure and pedicure for each guest; breakfast for four in the Presidential Suite; a welcome martini basket; and an upgrade to mountainview accommodations when available.

The plan is priced at about $325 per room, based on quadruple occupancy.

Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

Phone: (888) 966-5575


GDSs: All systems

The Ocean Edge Resort & Club on Cape Cod is offering the Ocean Edge Explore package, designed for clients to get out and explore the surrounding area.

Priced from $594 per night, double, through Sept. 5, the two-night plan covers accommodations in a one-bedroom villa, breakfast each morning, two tickets for a Dolphin Fleet Whale Watching tour and bike rentals for two, so guests can do their own exploring.

Rates drop to $441 per night, double, from Sept. 6 to Oct. 10.

Ocean Edge Resort & Club on Cape Cod

Phone: (800) 343-6074


GDSs: All systems

Bella Vita Retreat designed the Bella Boot Camp, a six-night, fitness-minded vacation in Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

The boot camp will include a full schedule of cardio, core conditioning and strength sessions; nutrition, stress reduction and healthy cooking classes; and spa treatments. In addition, guests will take home accessories to continue their fitness regimen at home.

The retreat is set to begin Aug. 27 and is priced from $2,095 per person, double, including all meals, activities, taxes and service fees.

Accommodations are in one of four villas, with a total of 10 guest rooms, each with either two queen beds or a queen and a single bed.

Bella Vita Retreat

Phone: (800) 768-5708


The Westin Chicago River North created the Martini, Manicure & Magnificent Mile package for gal pals looking to pamper themselves.

The package, valid through Sept. 4, features specialty in-room martinis, a gift card for a 60-minute Spa Nordstrom manicure and a shopping trip to Chicagos famed Magnificent Mile with select discounts available. Also included is an unlimited supply of M&Ms.

The deal is priced from $259 per night, per person, double. Manicure appointments must be booked in advance and directly with the salon at (800) 7-BEAUTY or (312) 379-4310.

Westin Chicago River North

Phone: (800) 233-4100 and ask for MMMPKG


GDSs: All systems

The Sea Pines Resort on South Carolinas Hilton Head Island, has created the Masts, Mulligans and Marinas package for guys ready for a summer getaway.

The plan, valid through Sept. 17, offers two nights at the resorts Inn at Harbour Town; cigars or a beverage upon check-in; 18 holes of golf on the resorts Ocean Course; and a kayaking, sailing or fishing excursion.

In order to book the fishing excursion, there must be at least four people booked. Rates start at $390 per person, double.

Sea Pines Resort

Phone: (800) SEA-PINES


GDSs: Amadeus, Sabre, Worldspan

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is inviting cruise passengers to spend the night before or after their cruise at the resort with the Fantastic Cruising plan.

The plan covers overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, sedan car transfers to or from Miami Airport and to or from the Port of Miami. Transfers to and from Fort Lauderdale Airport and to or from Port Everglades are available for a supplement.

Rates are per room, based on double occupancy, and are $499 for summer (through Sept. 30), $569 for fall (Oct. 1 to Nov. 30) and $669 for winter (Dec. 1 to 31).

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Phone: (866) 888-6780


GDSs: All systems

The Fairmont Copley Plaza is offering the Just Ducky package so guests can partake in a summertime tradition: a ride on a swan boat through the lagoon in Bostons Public Garden.

The plan, valid through Sept. 5, includes accommodations in a newly renovated guest room; a family pass for a ride on a swan boat; a copy of Robert McClos-keys childrens book, Make Way for Ducklings, which is set in and around the Public Garden and is immortalized in bronze sculpture there; and two plush duck toys.

Rates start at $299 per room; upgrades to a Fairmont Gold room can be added for $130 per night.

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Phone: (800) 441-1414


GDSs: All systems

Canadian Mountain Holidays is offering a heli-hiking itinerary that takes guests between two lodges on the edge of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges in British Columbia.

Guests will spend three days hiking near the Adamant Lodge with the fourth day spent helicoptering to reach Monashee Lodge, where they will spend the next two days hiking.

The six-night itinerary is scheduled for weekly departures from July 27 through Aug. 20 and is priced from about $3,620 per person, double. Child rates also are available.

Canadian Mountain Holidays

Phone: (800) 661-0252


The Paramount Hotel New York, located in Manhattans Times Square district, is offering two promotions to attract visitors this summer.

The first promotion rewards guests with free gas by showing a gasoline receipt dated within 24 hours of arrival upon check-in; the hotel will refund the guests bill up to $30 upon checkout. The plan is valid from June 29 to Sept. 4 and requires a two-night stay.

Rates start at $215 per night for standard accommodations.

Meanwhile, tennis fans can opt to book the Advantage package, valid during the U.S. Open from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5.

The plan is priced from $195 per night and includes a $10 MetroCard per room, good on city buses and subways. A two-night stay is required. The USTA National Tennis Center in Queens is accessible from the hotel via subway.

The plans cannot be combined.

Paramount Hotel New York

Phone: (212) 764-5500 and ask for Gasoline or Advantage packages

E-mail:[email protected]

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