Royalton Resorts: Top Suites on Sale at Half the Price
Through the end of March, travelers can save over 50 percent on three-night minimum stays in presidential suites at Royalton Luxury Resorts.
All-In Luxury® couple- and family-friendly Royalton resorts across Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The presidential suites feature one bedroom with a premium, handcrafted king size DreamBed™, separate living area with sofa bed, in-suite Jacuzzi, plus a choice of balconies with ocean views, swim out pools or rooftop Jacuzzis.
Royalton Riviera Cancun & Casino
Set on the Yucatan Peninsula, Royalton Riviera Cancun is a spacious, 843-room horseshoe-shaped hotel with 11 pools, kids splash park, modern fitness center and a myriad non-motorized watersports, Nightly post-dinner entertainment unfolds at bars and nightclubs scattered throughout the premises, as well as at the onsite Casino Del Mar, where resort guests can try their luck at slots, roulette or blackjack. Travelers who book a presidential suite at Royalton Riviera Cancun for travel April to December will save 52 percent and receive $150 in resort credits. Prices for a presidential suite start at $225 per person, per night.
Royalton Punta Cana & Casino
Set on the white sands of Bavaro Beach, 30 minutes away from the airport, the 480-room Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino offfers guests a free Saturday party pass to adults only CHIC Punta Cana, lunch and alcoholic beverages, and round-trip transfers. Families can also splash and swim at the Caribbean’s largest onsite waterpark in the neighboring Memories Splash Punta Cana, which features splash pads, spray grounds, tubes, a wave pool and seven thrilling monster water slides. Ten restaurants there serve worldly cuisines including Cavas Tapa Bar and Zen, Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. Royalton Punta Cana, those who book a Diamond Club™ Presidential Suite for travel from May through December will save 52 percent and receive $300 in resort credits. Prices for a Diamond Club™ Presidential Suite start at $207 per person, per night.
Royalton White Sands
Along the pristine sands of Montego Bay, Royalton White Sands blends the richness of Jamaican culture with exceptional 24-hour service to bring a personalized vacation experience to couples and families alike. Decorated brightly with island flair, Royalton White Sands offers guests two pools and a children’s splash pool, five restaurants, six bars and a café. On any day, guests can treat themselves to presidential-like spa rituals at the hotel’s onsite The Royal Spa. Those who book a Diamond Club™ Presidential Suite at Royalton White Sands by March 31 for travel from May through December will save 55 percent and receive $300 in resort credits. Prices for a Diamond Club™ Presidential Suite start at $250 per person, per night.
Wine Tasting at Coppola’s Belizean Retreat
The Family Coppola’s luxury beachfront resort Turtle Inn now offers an exciting new wine tasting package in its brand new “wine aquarium,” which features a wall-to-wall glass-encased wine cellar, holds more than 1200 bottles of award-winning selections from Francis Ford Coppola’s two wineries in Sonoma County (Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Virginia Dare Winery) as well as his Inglenook estate in Napa County, along with many other vintages from Chili, Argentina, Italy, France and the US.
The one hour wine tasting experience is $50 per person and includes:
- 4* wines (Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Diamond Collection and Inglenook estate)
- Locally sourced cheese platter
- 15% off any purchased bottles of wine
Set in Turtle Inn’s intimate wine garden, directly in front of the new ‘wine aquarium’
- Wines will vary depending upon group size
Room rates start at $319 with nightly minimums required.
Be Well Retreats at Omni Bedford Springs
Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s new “Be Well Retreat” series are underway and gaining ground. The Allegheny Mountain retreats lead participants on a path to healthy living, with speakers and workshops focusing on topics ranging from inspiration and mindfulness to healthy eating and natural medicine.
The quarterly retreats include “Be Inspired” (May 12-14), “Be Mindful” (July 8-9), followed by the culmination of the series in the fall with the second-annual “Be Well Weekend” (September 9-11).
Retreats include luxurious accommodations, healthy lunch options and full access to the wellness programs from $377 per night. Day passes are also available.
More information about the programs and speakers:
To Peru on Luxe Tour by World Spree
World Spree Travel is running tours to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu in Peru. In line with its reputation as “a 5-star experience for a 3-star price,” World Spree’s 12-day Best of Peru and Inca tour takes place in September and runs four days longer and at half the price than other luxury tours.
Rates include round-trip flights from Los Angeles, New York and Miami, internal Peru flights and transport, first-class Vista Dome train to Machu Picchu, 10 nights’ 5-star hotel accommodations, daily American buffet breakfast, most other meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fees, and professional English-speaking guides.
Rates: starting at $3,299
Battle for Online Customers: Hotels Kick up the Perks
From free WiFi to Starbucks gift cards and dining credits, hotels are battling online travel agencies like Expedia and Priceline by offering some serious perks to travelers that book directly with them instead. The trend of hotels adding fun, creative perks for those who book direct is being embraced by everyone from boutique properties to house-hold names. Check out just a few examples below:
Aqua-Aston Hospitality, the leading hotel management group in Hawaii, is giving $20 daily Starbucks gift cards to guests at all Lite hotels, plus 12 other properties across the islands. Some of their other properties, such as Kauai Shores Resort, Aqua Waikiki Pearl, and Ilikai Hotels & Suites are providing free incentives like a Hawaiian snack basket or car rental to guests.
Kitano New York is offering complimentary room upgrades, daily American/Japanese breakfast buffet, free WiFi, 10% off at the Michelin-rated Hakubai restaurant and early check-in (10 am) and late check-out (2 pm).
Westin la Paloma Resort & Spa, a Starwood property, offers a Best Rate Guarantee when guests book direct. If a lower rate is found within 24 hours, the hotel will match it and give a 20% discount, plus guests can earn free nights via Starpoints and get free in-room internet.