Skiing Like a Pro in Switzerland: Alpina Gstaad Package
The Alpina Gstaad is the newest luxury hotel to open in 100 years in the Swiss Alpine village of Oberbort and is launching a new uber-luxe ski and snowboard package for this winter season. The four-day, three-night Adrenalin + Zen experience includes a helicopter ride from Saanen over the picturesque Bernese Oberland countryside and landing on top of a glacier for a day of off piste skiing or snowboarding with a private guide.
From the 9,727-foot altitudes skiers can view a panorama of 24 mountain peaks including the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Grand Combin and the famed Mont Blanc. The 350-foot Peak Walk, a suspension bridge linking two mountaintops, provides another thrilling experience. The Alpina Gstaad’s Adrenalin + Zen program begins with a 30-minute Dry Land Warm-up and includes a private ski instructor guide as well as a luxury lunch bag. After a day on the slopes, a private limousine will take guests back to the luxury hotel where they will have a 30-minute Chakra Balancing with Crystals.
Dates: From December 8, 2016 through March 19, 2017,
Rates: The three-night Adrenalin + Zen package costs CHF 3200 CHF (about US$ 3,285) per person, double occupancy and covers the ski instructor, a 30-minute helicopter trip and limo transfers, luxury lunch bag, the spa treatment and accommodations in a Deluxe Room Schönried, daily breakfast, a culinary credit of CHF 100 per person daily (for the hotel’s restaurants: Sommet, MEGU and Swiss Stübli), all taxes, service and VAT.
The luxury hotel has three restaurants: Restaurant Sommet, a Michelin-starred restaurant serving contemporary cuisine; MEGU, a Japanese restaurant and a traditional Swiss stübli. There is a bar and lounge, wine-tasting room, private cinema, cigar lounge, a ballroom and several boardrooms. Rooms and suites – all with balconies – range from 333 square feet to 4,305 square feet.
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“Home for the Holidays” at the Chesterfield Palm Beach
The Chesterfield Palm Beach hotel, located in the heart of Palm Beach just two blocks north of Worth Avenue, is offering travelers the perfect opportunity to escape winter woes and recuperate from seasonal stress. As a Red Carnation Hotel the Chesterfield is part of a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition; from the recently restored Ashford Castle in Ireland, to the Milestone, a historic mansion hotel in the heart of London, to the iconic Oyster Box in South Africa.
The “Home for the Holidays” package includes:
- Two nights’ accommodations in a beautifully-appointed room or suite
- Complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival
- Traditional English Breakfast each morning
- Valet service
- A personal mixology lesson including two drinks per person
Rates: Priced $335.00 per night based on two adults sharing a Queen Superior room.
Fairmont Scottsdale’s Christmas at The Princess
As one of the brightest places to celebrate the holiday season, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is set to be more spectacular than ever. The desert resort transforms into a winter wonderland during its annual Christmas at the Princess festival, November 22, 2016 –January 1, 2017. The magic includes a glistening four-story musical tree, a Desert Ice Rink, Princess Express Trains, Lagoon Lights, plus new holiday characters, shows and attractions including Santa’s Secret Headquarters.
At the Desert Ice Rink, made with real ice, skaters experience magical snowfalls, while luxury rink-side fire pit tables are the coziest spots to enjoy all the merriment. Another icy element is the new Polar Glide slide, surrounded by campfires in S’mores Land. Other rides include a carousel and new Ferris wheel.
Rates: Popular holiday vacation packages start at $219 per night, with a $50 daily resort credit.
It’s Raining Packages at Paradise Island
The Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and Paradise Island Tourism Development Association are enticing visitors to come experience the destination with an array of special hotel deals. Here is a sampling of exclusive offers to be found at www.nassauparadiseisland.com
The iconic Atlantis, Paradise Island has a limited-time, all-inclusive experience that includes accommodations at the Royal Towers or Beach Tower, meals, activities, gratuities, surcharges and resort fees, all resort taxes on rooms, basic Wi-Fi, access to bars and lounges and more. Rates begin at $299 per person per night for adults 18+, with starting rates for children as low as $99 per child per night for travel through June 16, 2017. More information: All-Inclusive Experience Package
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free Offer – Comfort Suites Paradise Island is making it easier than ever for families to visit the tropical destination with its ‘Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free’ offer. The deal allows for families with up to two children under the age of 12 to stay with their parents for free, as well as eat at Crusoe’s restaurant for every meal complimentary. Conveniently located just steps away from the kid-friendly Atlantis, Paradise Island, Comfort Suites guests receive complimentary access to Atlantis’s Aquaventure and other amenities, with signing privileges at all restaurants. Starting rates are $124 per room, per night. Available to book through December 22, 2016. More information: Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free Offer
The Graycliff Hotel is celebrating the destination’s endless sunshine by offering 20 percent off for guests who book by December 10, 2016 and travel by December 17, 2016. Located in the heart of downtown Nassau, Graycliff Hotel is housed in a colonial mansion that dates back to the 18th Century and features the first five-star restaurant in the Caribbean, a chocolatier, a Brazilian Churrascaria, and one of the largest private wine collections in the world. Rooms start at $385 per night. Available to book through December 10, 2016. More information: Fall 2016 Getaway Sale
Marley Resort & Spa, a luxury boutique resort and spa on Nassau’s Cable Beach, is offering the last night free for guests who book any suite for four nights. The resort, which was once the private vacation home of Bob and Rita Marley, has 16 distinctly designed rooms that feature five-star amenities. Suites start at $216 per room, per night. Available to book through November 30, 2016. More information: Book Any Suite and Get 4th Night Free
Winter Wonders at the Westin St. Francis
The Westin St. Francis is creating a winter wonderland for visitors to San Francisco this holiday season and adding special packages to match. Choose from a selection of festive holiday packages or enjoy a special holiday rate starting at $165 per night. Below is a sampling of holiday packages available.
Cable Car Package
Experience the sights and sounds of San Francisco aboard a famous cable car! Enjoy a one-night stay, two San Francisco cable car passes, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Rates start at $179 per night. Two cable car passes per room, per stay. No expiration date.
Chateau Montelena Holiday Experience
Toast the holidays with a special wine tasting experience at Chateau Montelena, famous for putting Napa Valley on the map when their 1973 Chardonnay won the 1976 Judgment of Paris taste test. Deluxe accommodations, one Chateau Montelena tasting for two, a DVD of the movie Bottle Shock signed by winemaker Bo Barrett, and complimentary Wi-Fi in this deal. Rates start at $199 per night. No expiration date.
Westin family Package
The Westin St. Francis is right in Union Square just steps from the grand Macy’s Christmas tree and Safeway Ice Skating Rink. Families will enjoy overnight accommodations, 25% off a second room for children under 21 years old, and complimentary meals from the Eat Well Menu with the purchase of an adult meal (one complimentary kids meal per purchased adult meal; available for children 12 and under). Rates start at $209 per night. No expiration date.
Season to Sparkle Package
Celebrate the holidays in ultimate style with the “Season to Sparkle” package, a VIP experience for two that includes:
- A two-night stay in a Specialty Suite, featuring expansive views of the San Francisco Bay
Overnight valet parking
- In-room 80- minute massages (one per person)
- A Chateau Montelena wine tasting plus a Bottle Shock DVD signed by winemaker Bo Barrett (one wine tasting per person)
- Dinner in The Oak Room Restaurant with a special gift of St. Francis Holiday Spice Rub
- Daily breakfast in The Oak Room Restaurant or in-room dining
- Ice-Rink Tickets (one per person)
- Cable car tickets (one per person)
- $100 Macy’s gift card (one per couple)
- One dozen assorted cookies from the Sweet Boutique (one per couple)
Rates are $5,000 for two people or $8,500 for four people for two-night stay. Accommodations include a one-bedroom suite for two people or a two-bedroom suite for four people. Valid for stays between Nov. 27 – Jan. 2. For reservations for the Season to Sparkle package, contact Anna-Lynne Clemente at (415) 774-0116.