The Jane hotel in New York, originally built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms in 1908, has discounted its rates for stays in January and February. Rooms are designed like luxury train cabins and feature a bed with built-in drawers, a luggage rack, free wireless Internet, an LCD TV with DVD player and an iPod docking station. Nightly rates in standard rooms are priced from $79 per room, double, with bunk bed room rates at $99 and stays in the Captain's Cabin at $225 per night. Guests in standard and bunk rooms share a bathroom.
Phone: (212) 924-6700
New York's Buckingham Hotel offers 'Race to the End of the Earth' deal
The Buckingham Hotel in New York is offering its Race to the End of the Earth package to tie in with an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. The package, available through Jan. 2, is priced at $299 per room, per night. It includes admission for two adults and two children to the museum's "Race to the End of the Earth" exhibit, which looks at Roald Amundsen's and Robert Falcon Scott's expeditions to the South Pole that took place more than a century ago.
Phone: (888) 511-1900
Ritz Tours offers extra commission on 'Early Booking' plan
When clients book one of Ritz Tours' 2011 offerings by Dec. 17, the plans will be discounted by up to $1,000 per couple and agents will receive 12% commission. Prices are discounted by up to $1,000 per couple in the Premiere Series, up to $400 per couple on Deluxe Series programs, up to $300 per couple on the Europe Series and up to $200 per couple on the Asia Series. Departures are from March to December.
Phone: (800) 900-2446
Hotel ZaZa Dallas creates overnight 'Fa La La La ZaZa' holiday package
The Hotel ZaZa Dallas is spreading holiday cheer with the Fa La La La ZaZa holiday package, valid through Jan. 8. Priced at $239 per room, double, for deluxe accommodations, $259 for rooms with a balcony or $289 for suite accommodations, the overnight plan includes two drink tickets, valet parking, breakfast for two in the hotel's Dragonfly restaurant, transportation to shopping centers within a three-mile radius and turndown service with milk and cookies (Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur and cookies for those over age 21).
Hotel ZaZa Dallas
Phone: (888) 880-3244
Doral Golf Resort & Spa plan caters to cruisers
The Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort in Miami is offering an overnight plan designed for cruisers. The Florida Cruise package, valid through Dec. 23, includes deluxe accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two at the hotel's Terraza Restaurant and transportation to and from the Miami Sea Port. The plan is priced from $164 per night, double. To book, use promo code L9Z in the Corporate/Promotional code box online or mention it over the phone.
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Phone: (800) 228-9290
Hotel Wailea Maui offers 'Maui Ocean Divas' four-night plan
Hotel Wailea Maui here is offering the Maui Ocean Divas package through Dec. 20. Starting at $1,899 per person, double, the four-night package includes luxury accommodations, three days of private kite boarding lessons, three mornings of outdoor yoga classes, one hour-long stand up paddle lesson and a facial and pedicure at the Wailea's spa. The package can also be customized; triple occupancy rates also are available.
Hotel Wailea Maui
Phone: (808) 874-0500
Email: [email protected]
InterContinental Tampa scores with 'Touchdown in Tampa' plan
The InterContinental Tampa is offering the Touchdown in Tampa package for fans of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the University of South Florida Bulls. Rates start at $144 per room, double, and includes a Shula's Steak House mug, which can be filled with one domestic beer at the hotel's No Name Lounge during the stay; a snack pack with soda, water, chips, popcorn, pretzels and M&Ms; sunscreen; and a disposable camera in a take-home cooler. The package, which does not include game tickets, is available Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 20. For a schedule of Buccaneers games, visit www.buccaneers.com. For the University of South Florida Bulls football schedule, visit www.gousfbulls.com.
Phone: (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code IKLS2
Tour d'Afrique's 'North American Epic' cycling tour to debut in U.S.
Tour d'Afrique, which pioneered the concept of multicountry, cross-continental cycling tours, is planning its first coast-to-coast North American Epic, departing from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and concluding on Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland. Beginning May 29 and ending Aug. 28, guests will cycle 76 days. The total journey is 92 days, including 15 rest days and one travel day. The five-leg journey includes "The Wild West," San Francisco to Flagstaff, Ariz.; "Across the Great Divide," Flagstaff to Wichita, Kan.; "The Land of Oz," Wichita to Chicago; "Urban Pleasures," Chicago to Quebec City; and "Maritime Charm," Quebec City to St. John's. The trip can be booked with all or any combination of segments. Highlights include the California coast, wine country, the Grand Canyon, the Rockies and other national parks before reaching the Midwest and the East. The per-person cost for the full tour is $9,950 per person. Shorter segments are priced from $1,800.
Phone: (416) 364-8255
Email: [email protected]
Incredible Vacations designs 'Call of the Jungle' tour of India
Incredible Vacations has created a 14-night Call of the Jungle tour in India with pricing valid through March 31. Starting at $2,475 per person, double, the independent tour includes accommodations in three- and four-star hotels; daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners while at game parks; rail travel and all transfers; the services of English-speaking guides; and two safaris at each wildlife destination. Highlights of the trip include visits to Ranthambore, Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks (all tiger reserves) and the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Additional features are trips to Fatehpur Sikri, the India Gate in Delhi, Jaipur's Amber Fort, the Taj Mahal and the Sas Bahu Temple in Gwailor. Travel agents earn 10% commission on all published tours; net prices are offered on all customized packages.
Phone: (888) 924-6342
Email: [email protected]
Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza introduces year-round 'College Visit' package
The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston is inviting high school seniors and their parents to visit one of the more than 100 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area with the College Visit plan, offered year-round. The overnight plan includes a map of the area highlighting the colleges and universities and help from the hotel's concierge staff to orchestrate the visit. Rates for accommodations in a double guestroom start at $269 per night. An upgrade to the Fairmont Gold floor is $100 additional per night.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Phone: (800) 441-1414
Sceptre Tours creates eight-night 'Britain Sampler' escorted itinerary
Sceptre Tours is offering the Britain Sampler, an eight-night escorted tour through England, Scotland and Wales. Sights visited include London's historical landmarks, Bath, Stonehenge, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-Upon-Avon and the queen's Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland. The package is priced from $1,099 per person, land only. Included in the package are hotel accommodations, a full breakfast each morning and three dinners.
Phone: (800) 221-0924
New York's Hotel Elysee offering add-on inspired by TV's 'Mad Men'
The Hotel Elysee in New York offers a package that pays tribute to the popular TV program "Mad Men," whose main setting -- the office of fictional ad firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce -- is just a few doors down from the Elysee's midtown address. The Mad Men add-on is priced at $40 and includes a dozen red roses delivered to the guest's suite, along with strawberries and a four-piece box of Leonidas chocolates. The package also includes two cocktails and a 10% discount on guests' dinner tab at the hotel's Monkey Bar. When the Monkey Bar is closed (Sundays or for a private party), the cocktails will be delivered to the suite. Room rates at the Hotel Elysee start at $429 per night. The package is available through Sept. 8.
Phone: (800) 535-9733
Compagnie du Ponant offers 10-night Antarctic sailings
Compagnie du Ponant is offering an Antarctic itinerary aboard the 466-foot, 132-cabin Le Boreal. The Antarctica: Land of Extremes itinerary is a 10-night, roundtrip voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina, departing on Jan. 19 and 29 and Feb. 8. The sailing crosses the Drake Passage and calls at Neko Bay, Cuverville Island, Deception Island and at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic peninsula. Guests will explore the surrounding areas via Zodiacs. Sailings start at $4,700 per person, double.
Compagnie du Ponant
Phone: (888) 400-1082 or (305) 398-9849
Email: [email protected]
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