Rates & Dates: Omni Berkshire Place offers 'You Shop, We Ship' plan


New York's Omni Berkshire Place is offering the You Shop, We Ship two-night plan for guests planning holiday shopping in the city. Valid through Dec. 30, rates start at $405 per night, double, with a two-night minimum. After a full day of shopping, the hotel will ship home a box filled with the guest's purchases. (Packages must be less than 25 pounds and conform to standard third-party shipping guidelines.)

Omni Berkshire Place
(800) 843-6664(800) 843-6664 FREE

Affinia Manhattan creates overnight 'Miracle on 31st Street' package

The Affinia Manhattan at 31st Street and Seventh Avenue designed the Miracle on 31st Street holiday package, for stays through Dec. 30. The overnight deal, priced from $239 per room, double, includes suite accommodations; a 10% discount pass to Macy's; two cocktails at the hotel's Niles Restaurant; an in-room Ahava gift set; and a VIP Skating package to the Pond at Bryant Park.

Affinia Manhattan
(866) 246-2203(866) 246-2203 FREE

Resort at Pelican Hill unwraps packages for the holidays

The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., is offering a variety of holiday plans available through Jan. 3. The Tis the Season plan is priced at $695 per night for accommodations in a bungalow guestroom and includes breakfast for two and a holiday ornament keepsake, while the Villa for the Holidays plan is priced from $995 for accommodations in a two-bedroom villa and also includes a holiday ornament. In addition, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24, guests can spend the night in a bungalow or villa decorated for the season with rates starting at $895 for a bungalow and $1,095 for a villa. The plan includes eggnog and gingerbread cookies at turndown and a room furnished with a decorated tree and poinsettia plant; a traditional Jewish menorah display can be arranged if requested.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
(800) 820-6800(800) 820-6800 FREE

Fall foliage inspires colorful package at Jumeirah Essex House in NYC

The Jumeirah Essex House, overlooking New York's Central Park, has created the Fall Colors package for stays through Dec. 20. Components of the plan are inspired by autumn colors: an upgrade to a Central Park suite (all colors); two glasses of champagne with dinner at the hotel's South Gate restaurant (yellow); access to the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center (red); a Bloomingdale's "Little Brown Bag" with a V.I.P. shopping pass offering 15% discounts (brown); and a picnic in the park with carrot cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop (orange). Rates start at $560 per night, double.

Jumeirah Essex House
(888) 645-5697(888) 645-5697 FREE
Web: www.jumeirahessexhouse.com

Montana's 320 Guest Ranch extends savings on meetings through 2009

The 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky, Mont., has extended its Exceptional Value Social Events & Meetings Rates promotion through the end of the year. Originally slated as a springtime promotion, the discounted rates are now valid on all events and meetings booked through Dec. 31 with a 10-room minimum. Rates start at $59 per room and include breakfast each morning and use of the property's meetings and events facilities: a 2,409-square-foot conference center; WiFi access; service support; and pencils, pads and flip charts.

320 Guest Ranch
(800) 243-0320(800) 243-0320 FREE or (406) 995-4283(406) 995-4283
Web: www.320ranch.com

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