· Go for the Water Park, Stay for the Water Park at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa: Scottsdale gets hotttt in the summertime but the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will keep you cool with their new $2.4 million Adventure Water Park, featuring the Kierland FlowRider which is a boardsport simulator that combines surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding into one technique called flowboarding. Rates at the resort are just $139 a night and that includes a $30 Kierland FlowRider credit. Go here to book.
· "Free" Babysitters at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa: Another good Phoenix resort to consider is The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa which has rates starting at $149 from June 1-September 8 and includes $100 food and beverage credit at all resort dining outlets (excluding Kai), a $100 Aji Spa credit, and complimentary access for junior guests at the Adventure Club Camp. Guests will also be given a voucher for a complimentary VIP coupon book and shuttle service to the adjacent Phoenix Premium Outlets which just opened. So while the kids will play, you'll be scoring some good deals. The package requires a two-night minimum and is based on availability. To book, call: 1-866-716-8134 and mention rate plan WEPAY. For the full break down, go here
· Turning 40? There's a Throne Waiting for You at The Hotel Kitano in NYC: If you're turning 40 this year, don't fret. The Kitano is also turning 40 and wants to celebrate with you! The “Turning 40 is Fantastic” package includes a $40 suite upgrade at check-in and a $40 food and beverage credit to be used in the hotel's supper club, JAZZ at KITANO, or the Michelin-rated Hakubai restaurant which serves tradtional kaiseki cuisine. And no matter what room you get, you will have one of those high-tech TOTO Washlet toilets in your bathroom. Aaaaaah and ooo! Rates start at $319 a night. Go here to book or call 212-885-7000.
*PEOPLE: As always, read the fine print before you book. Several flash sale sites require full payment at the time of booking and offer no refunds. Other sites have strict cancellation policies. Be sure to read all of these before you hand over your credit card. Or we will spank you. And not in a "hurt so good" way.
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