Rates & Dates: Hotel partners with action sports companies on Casa Surf Project


The 38-room La Casa del Camino in Laguna Beach, Calif., has renovated 10 suites as part of its Casa Surf Project, a partnership between several action sports companies and local designers. A portion of the rates for the renovated rooms, designed by local interior decorators for brands such as Billabong, Rip Curl, Etnies and Lost, will go to charities of the designers' choosing for the first year. Rates range from $269 to $469 per night, double. Design features include surfboards and skateboards on the walls, photo murals, reclaimed wood to mimic a pier and the use of recycled fabrics from the brands' clothing lines to make pillows and to pad headboards.

La Casa del Camino
(888) 367-5232(888) 367-5232 FREE

Seattle's Mayflower Park Hotel promotes 2010 Olympics rate

The Mayflower Park Hotel is offering the Seattle Stay and Play Olympics package for guests planning to take in a Winter Olympics event in nearby Vancouver. The package includes overnight accommodations, parking and a $20 Shell gas card for the three-hour drive to the Olympics venues. Rates for the package, available Feb. 14 to 28, start at $159 for classic accommodations and $179 for deluxe accommodations.

Mayflower Park Hotel
(800) 426-5100(800) 426-5100 FREE
Email: [email protected]  

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers agent, client incentives on Q1 sailings

Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering agent and client incentives for travel between Jan. 1 and March 31. The agent incentives include 15% commission on all bookings made through Dec. 18. In addition, agents will earn one seven-day, cruise-only voyage when three staterooms are booked for travel during the first quarter of 2010. For clients, the company is offering free airfare from Los Angeles on 10-day or longer sailings or 50% off airfare (up to $625 per person) for any seven-day cruise.

Paul Gauguin Cruises
(800) 848-6172(800) 848-6172 FREE
Web: www.pgcruises.com  

Big Five offers Kenya itineraryto view the first 2010 solar eclipse

Big Five Tours & Expeditions is offering a nine-day itinerary through Kenya, departing Jan. 8, with a chance to view the first solar eclipse of the new year on Jan. 15. The Annular Solar Eclipse itinerary also includes big game drives at Sweetwaters, Samburu, Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. The land-only price starts at $5,290 per person, double, and covers accommodations; most meals; transfers; internal airfare; sightseeing and game drives; and entrance fees and park fees.

Big Five Tours
(800) 244-3483(800) 244-3483 FREE
Web: www.bigfive.com  

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle promotes 'Spa-tacular' winter package

The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle and Vida Spa has created the Spa-tacular package for overnight stays through Jan. 31. Rates start at $269 per room, double occupancy, and cover accommodations in a Premier King room and a choice of valet parking or breakfast for two. Also included is a Winter Essential Kit containing a $100 spa gift card and Niche-branded amenities including Whipped Body Butter; Hydrating Face Serum; Hand, Foot & Heel Creme; and Nail Fuel.

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
(877) 324-4856(877) 324-4856 FREE

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort offers 'Winter Unlimited Adventures' plan

The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., about a two-hour drive southeast of Pittsburgh, created the Winter Unlimited Adventures package for stays between Dec. 24 and Feb. 28. The two-night plan is priced from $906 per room, double occupancy, and includes a $200 resort credit (per package) and a lift ticket to Mystic Mountain (one ticket per adult, per package). The credit can be applied to activities such as skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; dining; and shopping.

Nemacolin Woodlands
(866) 344-6957(866) 344-6957 FREE

Antigua's Sugar Ridge opens with agent, client incentives

The Sugar Ridge boutique resort in Jolly Harbour, Antigua, opened Dec. 1 and is offering booking incentives for agents and clients on all reservations made by Jan. 31. For agents, the resort is extending 15% commission on all bookings; for clients, rates are discounted by up to 20%. Nightly rates, including breakfast, start at $120 per person, double, and reflect a 20% savings. All-inclusive rates are priced from $210 per person, double, and reflect a savings of 12.5%. Rates are valid for stays through April 9 and April 3, respectively. A minimum five-night stay is required.

Sugar Ridge
(866) 591-4881(866) 591-4881 FREE
Web: www.sugarridgeantigua.com

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