NEW YORK -- Hotel group Welsh Rarebits is celebrating its 20th
anniversary with a new brochure guide for -- and a host of deals at
-- its 44 member properties in Wales.
Founder Emyr Griffith, who started the group with 20 country
houses in 1985, said member hotels boast Wales' highest standards
in accommodation, food and "that elusive quality variously defined
as atmosphere, ambience or, best of all, croeso, the Welsh word for
Packages at Welsh Rarebits properties include a weekend Mother's
Day deal at the Hotel Maes-y-Neuadd in Harlech priced from about
$352 per person, double.
The two-night stay can be taken March 19 and 20 or March 20 and
21. Britain's "Mothering Day" is observed two months before the
similar U.S. holiday celebrated each May.
The rate includes accommodations, four-course dinner, full Welsh
breakfast, 17.5% VAT and extra perks, such as a bottle of champagne
and a gift basket.
Other deals include a two-night "garden-and-gourmet" stay at
Fairyhill, priced at about $633 per person, and a food-and-wine
weekend at the Warpool Court Hotel in St. David's (March 19 to 20),
priced from $363 a person.
Welsh Rarebits pays agents 10% commission.
For more information, call (011) 44-168 666-8030, fax (800)
873-7140 or visit www.welsh.rarebits.co.uk.