Rates & Dates: St. Regis San Francisco celebrates anniversaries

To celebrate its fifth anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this year, the St. Regis San Francisco has designed two limited-edition, museum-theme suites and an anniversary package. The suites feature art prints from the museum's "75 Years of Looking Forward" exhibition series. Taking center stage in the Gems of the Museum suite are Henri Matisse's "Femme au chapeau," Jackson Pollock's "Guardians of the Secret" and a collage by Leslie Shows. Showcased in the Art of California Suite are works by California natives: "Ocean Park #19" and "Ocean Park #122," both by Richard Diebenkorn; "Sentinels" by Anne Bremer; and "Sunset Streets" by Wayne Thiebaud. As part of the celebration, the hotel is offering the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Anniversary Travel package, valid through December and priced from $1,195 per room. The plan includes overnight accommodations in one of the suites, two passes to the museum and a copy of the museum's anniversary catalog.

St. Regis San Francisco
(415) 284-4070(415) 284-4070

Soto Retreats offers lessons in yoga, surfing, Spanish with Costa Rica stays

Packaging surfing, yoga and Spanish-language immersion programs, Soto Retreats is paying travel agents 15% commission on any of its packages throughout the year. Retreats include the Spanish and Surf package, a customized package that includes surfing and Spanish lessons; the Surf and Adventure package, which is priced from $1,700 and offers a more-intense focus on surfing and a variety of activities in the surrounding area; and the Surf, Yoga and Spanish getaway, which is priced from $1,900 and offers daily yoga as well as surfing lessons and Spanish language and culture lessons. The package prices are based on double occupancy, offered on a Sunday-Saturday basis and valid year-round. Retreats are based near the town of Jaco, Costa Rica, known for its consistent surf breaks for both beginners and intermediate surfers. In addition, Hermosa Beach is located nearby, offering more challenging waves for experienced surfers.

Soto Retreats

Atlanta's Ritz-Carlton Buckhead offers 'Glamour Girls' getaways

Weekends through June 27, the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead is offering the Glamour Girls getaway, inspired by the movie "Sex and the City 2," which opened May 27. The package, priced from $270 per room, per night, single or double, includes deluxe accommodations, Sunday brunch for two, two gift bags, a cocktail reception in the shoe department at Neiman Marcus and overnight valet parking. Bookings must include a Saturday-night stay; a two-night version is priced from $449 per room.

Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
(800) 241-3333(800) 241-3333 FREE or (404) 237-2700(404) 237-2700
Web: www.ritzcarlton.com/buckhead  

Hotel Monaco Denver package links to museum's King Tut exhibit

Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Denver is offering the All Wrapped Up overnight plan for guests coming to town to see the "Spectacular Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" exhibit, which begins June 29 at the Denver Art Museum. The plan, which is valid July 1 through Jan. 2, is priced from $259 per night and includes overnight accommodations, overnight parking, two Golden Boy cocktails at the hotel's Panzano restaurant and one Pharaoh's Gold Milk and Honey body treatment at the Renaissance Aveda Spa. Tickets to the exhibit are not included.

Hotel Monaco Denver
(800) 990-1303(800) 990-1303 FREE
Web:www.monaco-denver.com and input "PTUT" in the rate code box

Grand opening rates at Veranda resort in Turks and Caicos

Following its grand opening in February, the Veranda Resort & Residences in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, is offering the Grand Opening Deal through the summer. The all-inclusive deal, which starts at $315 per person, per night, double occupancy, offers 30% off the standard rate. It covers all meals and beverages (including premium alcohol), on-site children's programs and nonmotorized watersports. One child, ages 2 to 15, can stay in the same room as parents for $100 per night; children under 2 can stay for free.

Veranda Resort & Residences
(877) 945-5757(877) 945-5757 FREE
Web: www.verandatci.com  

Gaylord resort near D.C. discounts rates for Beatles festival in Sept.

Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md., is acting as official festival headquarters for Abbey Road on the River, a Beatles tribute festival scheduled for Sept. 2 through 6. During the event, the resort will offer festival attendees rates starting at $139 per night. About 50 bands will perform the entire Beatles discography on the banks of the Potomac just south of Washington. For more information on the festival, visit www.abbeyroadontheriver.com.  

Gaylord National Resort
(301) 965-4000(301) 965-4000
Web: www.gaylordnational.com  

Great Canadian Travel Co. offers 'Churchill Beluga Whale Tour' 

The Great Canadian Travel Co. is offering a Churchill Beluga Whale Tour in July and August. The four-night trip, with departures set for July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17, is priced at about $1,800 per person, double. The cost covers roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill, accommodations and all scheduled tours, including a half-day tundra buggy tour, a tour of Churchill and a three-hour boat tour along the Churchill River to view pods of Beluga whales.

Great Canadian Travel Co.
(800) 661-3830(800) 661-3830 FREE
Web: www.greatcanadiantravel.com  

Renaissance Esmeralda features 'Nickelodeon Getaway' family plan

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., is inviting families to visit this summer with its Nickelodeon Getaway Family Program featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The package, valid June 11 through Sept. 4, is priced from $169 per room, per night during the week and $189 on the weekends. The cost is for four people (two adults and two children) and includes VIP check-in, two sleep-over amenity kits and a private breakfast buffet for four.

Renaissance Esmeralda
(760) 773-4444(760) 773-4444

Tauck family to host 'Roman Holiday' tour

Tauck World Discovery is celebrating its 85th anniversary with an insider's look at Rome with a Roman Holiday tour hosted by members of the Tauck family. The five-night itinerary, with departures Oct. 21 and 26, is priced from $4,790 per person, double, land only. The cost includes accommodations at the Westin Excelsior; all sightseeing and special events, as per the itinerary; entrance fees; most meals; transfers; and all gratuities. Highlights include a private operatic performance; half-day, guided tours; and an exclusive evening inside the Vatican, including private tours and dinner in the Braccio Nuovo gallery.

Tauck World Discovery
(800) 468-2825(800) 468-2825 FREE
Web: www.tauck.com  

Millennium St. Louis offers plans for Fourth of July, summer travel

The Millennium St. Louis is offering two packages for visits to the city this summer. The Red, White and View plan, valid July 2 to 5, is priced from $169 per room, double occupancy, and includes accommodations and breakfast for two at the Fourth Street Grill. For $189, guests can book a Superior Arch View room for viewing the holiday fireworks from their room (in a standard room, guests can see the fireworks display from the outdoor pool deck or the lobby). For those visiting the rest of the summer, a Family Attractions package can be booked with rates starting at $119 per night, double occupancy. The plan includes accommodations, breakfast and parking, as well as a guide to free St. Louis attractions. In addition, guests can take part in the hotel's Bike the Arches program, which includes bicycle rentals and a map of the 10-mile St. Louis Riverside Trail.

Millennium St. Louis
(866) 866-8086(866) 866-8086 FREE

Utah's Blue Boar Inn offers 'Bed, Biathlon and Breakfast' deal

The 12-room Blue Boar Inn in Midway, Utah, is offering the overnight Bed, Biathlon and Breakfast plan throughout the year. The hotel is located adjacent to Wasatch State Park and Soldier Hollow, the venue for the cross country skiing and biathlon events during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The overnight package includes accommodations, European breakfast each morning and an excursion to Soldier Hollow for Nordic skiing in the winter or biking in the summer. In addition, the excursion comes with a basket of pastries and sparkling cider. Rates for the plan vary, depending on accommodations and biathlon level (gold, silver or bronze, with gold being reserved for the most experienced riders or skiers). With a traditional room, the rates are from $254.20 per couple for bronze, $334.20 for silver and $454.20 for gold.

Blue Boar Inn
(888) 650-1400(888) 650-1400 FREE

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