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Restaurant Week, Broadway Week et al are now all old hat. Courtesy of Starwood Hotels, we now have a new sweet promotion to spend our money on: Suite Week.
From now through April 29th, you can book a future stay (through March 31st, 2015) in a suite at any Starwood property in the New York City area for 30 percent off best available rate. Just book as normal through the hotels' websites.
Each hotel will also be creating its own package that comes with early check-in, late check-out, complimentary WiFi, complimentary parking and then three unique amenities that are specific to each hotel. Here's the rundown:
The dreaded APRIL 15 is here. Yes, it's time to break out your checkbooks and pay the tax man.
But according to these hotels, it's also time to break out your credit card and book a discounted hotel stay in honor of Tax Day. See? We're so good at
spending money accentuating the positive! Here are 5 hotels with discounted rates to book in the next few days along with two hotels offering stress-relief from tax filings.
And if you're looking for suggestions on where to spend your tax refund (fingers crossed!), look no further than these Hotels With Killer Views.
Whatever your intentions, things inevitably get messy on St. Patrick's Day. If you are making a trip to NYC for the parade, green beer and other Shamrock-related festivities, don't try to stumble back home, check-out the last-minute deals at these hotel booking sites instead.
HotelTonight HotelTonight's High-Roller Suite comes from the City Club Hotel where $439 will score you a Grand Duplex Suite with a private terrace and downstairs living and dining area connected to the marble bathroom and sleeping quarters via a spiral staircase. HotelTonight also has the Sixty Soho (formerly 60 Thompson) for $159 and The Roger for the same price.
From February 16 - 23, several Boston hotels are offering major discounts on their rooms, averaging about 25-30 percent off, making it a good deal for those willing to brave the cold in Beantown or for Bostonians who want to escape their own digs. Conveniently, the hotel week happens the same time as the school vacation week.
A list of the participating hotels can be found on Facebook including several of the city's top luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton (25 percent off bed and breakfast page for a deluxe suite); The Four Seasons (25 percent off their best available rate); The Liberty Hotel (30 percent off of the best available rate and overnight valet parking) and the W Boston (30 percent discount off of the best available rate and in-room wifi.) Another deal we like is at The Charles Hotel where rooms cost $199 a night and include ice skating passes at the hotel's rink, free parking and daily breakfast.
During hotel week, guests can also get in on some other deals around Boston, including a two-for-one offer from the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and the Franklin Park Zoo, and 20% off tickets to Jose Mateo Ballet Company’s winter show, "Unbridled." Now, how do you like them apples?
[Photo: Liberty Hotel Boston]
Last month, we published a list of early-season ski deals to help you save some cash when taking a trip this winter. As you might have noticed, although many of the deals we featured hooked you up with free lift tickets (which is a huge help), a lot of them were closer to "promotions" than "deals."
For example, the $530 per person, per night girls' getaway at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek may provide good value given all you get, but it is far from a "deal," an offer meant to allow those who normally couldn't financially partake to participate.
In other words, $530 a night is still a lot of money. And there were other promotions that were in the same boat, such as the offer from Hyatt Mountain Collection that if you book a three-night stay at all three properties in the collection, you will receive a complimentary EPIC ski pass for the 2014/2015 winter.
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Uh-oh. Snowpacalypse is happening again for the East Coast. Weather reports are predicting up to 18 inches of snow and freezing temperatures. Already, 2,000 flights have been cancelled at Boston's Logan Airport and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has already declared a State of Emergency. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has closed three major New York highways from midnight tonight until 5am Friday morning.
But there is a silver lining here. Hotel discounts! In Boston, The Charles Hotel in Cambridge has a special rate for travelers of $159/night. Go here to book. In NYC, Hotel Belleclaire is offering rates of $129. Go here to book.
Coincidentally in NYC, Hotel Week begins tomorrow and runs through January 12th, giving guests seriously low rates at hip hotels. Here are few we like:
UPDATE 1.3.14: A few more hotels have offered up special rates this week.
The other week we gave you an early start on booking a hotel room for New Year's Eve in Chicago, Miami and New York City. Today, we've got another set of options for where you can spend your final moments of 2013 in the U.S. And remember, if you find yourself too tipsy to drive home, then please, please, please, book a hotel room. Cheaper AND Safer.
· Hotel Prescott: The Kimpton hotel is offering two orchestra seat tickets to the San Francisco Symphony's Masquerade Ball at Davies Symphony Hall along with a bottle of bubbly and of course, a room overnight. Book online here and mention rate code PNYE2. Rates start at $609 a night for a club level queen.
· Hotel Vitale: The JDV hotel has put together a 1960s inspired "Catch Me If You Can" New Year's Eve package that includes an overnight stay in a superior guest room, entrance for two to Americano Restaurant & Bar’s "Catch 2014 If You Can" New Year’s Eve Celebration (sponsored by Vintage 415), complimentary champagne, chocolates & New Year’s Eve party favors in room upon arrival and a Pan Am keepsake bag. Total cost is $949 and is based on double occupancy. Go here to book.
Now that you know what amenities to look for in a full-service ski hotel, here is a list of on-going hotel deals offered by ski hotels across North America to browse as you look for a place to stay.
Be sure to mention the deal specifically when booking and inquire to be sure nothing about the offer has changed. We've broken the deals down by region for easy browsing.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain: The Westin Riverfront has three special winter packages as follows: 1) “Ski for Free” deal starts at $549 per night and includes performance ski rentals for two people, lift tickets good at Vail or Beaver Creek for two, fleece blanket and valet parking. The “Adrenaline Junkie” package has a two-night minimum stay, starts at $785 per night, and includes accommodations in a studio suite, snowcat tour for two, performance demo ski rentals for two, $100 gift card to Maya, backpack, and valet parking. The “Treat the Grandkids” deal has a three-night minimum stay, starts at $435 per night, and includes accommodations in a two-bedroom suite, a nightly amenity of popcorn, milk and cookies or gummy bears, one in-room movie per night, a sleigh ride dinner for four at Four Eagle Ranch, 25% off Westin Kids Club, and valet parking.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa: The “Powder and Pampering: Ultimate Girls’ Winter Getaway” package includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot upon arrival, group “Haute Tub” experience, two-hour complimentary women’s mountain tour, spa day pass, $100 spa credit and spa basket welcome amenity. Rates start at $530 per person for two-nights, double occupancy. The “Gentlemen’s Package” includes three nights lodging, a bottle of top-shelf scotch from a Colorado distillery, “high-quality” cigars, snow cat tour for two, beacons and backcountry gear, lunch at a backcountry yurt, $150 food and beverage credit, one massage per person, and two passes to Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary. Rates start at $299 per person, per day based on double occupancy.
Klammer Lodge: The Ultimate Franz Klammer Ski package starts at $475 a night, has a minimum of four nights, and includes two adult daily lift tickets, transfers from Montrose & Telluride Airports, valet parking and ski valet.
Sheraton Steamboat Springs Resort & Villas: The “Champagne Powder” package starts at $379 a night and includes accommodations, a bottle of sparkling wine nightly, daily breakfast, and lift tickets. The “Ski and Stay” package starts at $345 a night and gets guests accommodations and a lift ticket for every night of their stay.
Vail Resorts: Vail’s Ski Free, Stay Free package is available across its entire profile of resorts (Colorado, Utah, Tahoe, and Wyoming) and offers the fourth night free when booking three nights. You have to check here for the starting rates at each individual resort.
Just the other week, we were in Miami looking for a seriously last-minute hotel deal. We're talking 2pm the day of. Our usual go-to site for last-minute bookings, HotelTonight, didn't really have any good options. See, we like deals but we also like cool hotels so finding that perfect combination of affordable-ish and hip can sometimes be difficult.
So we turned to the giant search engine that is Expedia and found a room at Kimpton's Surfcomber Hotel on Collins Avenue for $239 a night. Not bad but we had to cross-check that with what the Surfcomber's own site was showing. And to our surprise, we stumbled upon Kimpton's Last Minute Deals.
If you thought the cray cray deal-hunting was over when Cyber Monday ended, think again. Aside from a couple hotels in our Ultimate Guide extending their offers for a few more days, Howard Johnson is once again hosting Orange Wednesday on December 4th giving guests 50 percent off room rates for an up to three-night stay.
You can check out the participating HoJos in the U.S. and Canada on the website now but you do have to book between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM EST on December 4th. And you can't book through the website. You have to call the hotel directly and request to book the Orange Wednesday rate. The deal is also limited to the first three travelers to call for each hotel so time really is of the essence on Orange Wednesday.
Here's some more fine print: Stays must be completed in the first three months of the reservation being made. Each guest can only book one reservation for up to three consecutive nights at the 50 percent off discount during the promotion period. Blackout dates apply.
If you're reading this and Orange Wednesday has already passed you by, Howard Johnson is still offering 20 percent off the room rates when guests book three consecutive nights from now until December 31st. Orange Wednesday may not be the new Cyber Monday but it's still pretty nice.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday always brings out the crazy in people. We've all seen the reports of people fighting at the store for discounted merchandise and of people staying up until midnight in front of their computers to drop items into their virtual shopping carts. But today's Cyber Monday promotion offered by the Radisson Blu Warwick in Philadelphia has people up in arms for a very good reason.
The hotel's Cyber Monday deal, one of our favorites in our ultimate guide, promised "newly redesigned business class rooms for just $19.26, the year the historic hotel opened." The deal would only be available for 24 hours or until the deal sold out. But when many folks signed on to get the deal at midnight, it was already sold-out. So what in the world happened?
A tipster let us know that the hotel had put up an incorrect auto-populated code of STEAL when it was really CYBER, thus not allowing people to book the rooms. The hotel's booking link is now saying CYBER but an upset Facebook fan posted a screengrab of the wrong code on the Radisson Blu's Facebook page. Oops. You can read more of the angry Facebook reactions if you dare.
The good news is that the deal is still very much valid.
The big Turkey Day is tomorrow and maybe your house is so full of guests you need a bed for the night -- or, maybe, it's all too much and you need to escape the madness. Whatever the reason, here are some last-minute Thanksgiving-eve hotel deals for around New York City. (Standard rooms unless otherwise noted).
Quikbook's offerings skew hip tonight. The Ace Hotel New York is going for $179 for a Mini; a Single Pod at Pod 39 will only cost you $95, and you can get a Regular King at the The Hotel on Rivington for $189.
Keep reading to see more last-minute hotel deals