Thursday, July 23, 2009

Concorde Hotels & Resorts making an impression!

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the most renowned and prolific French artists, will “take up residence” in the National Galleries of the Grand Palais in Paris this fall. From September 23, 2009 through December 21, 2009, Concorde Hotels & Resorts will offer guests an opportunity to explore a variety of Renoir’s impressionist style paintings with the “Renoir in the 20th Century” package, available at any of the Group’s six properties throughout the “City of Lights.”

Ideal for both art enthusiasts and lovers of Paris, the “Renoir in the 20th Century”
package provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the art of the famous painter, while staying at one of Concorde Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of properties located in the most sought-after neighborhoods of Paris. The offer includes:

  • Two priority access tickets to the “Renoir in the 20th Century” exhibition at the Grand Palais museum, per stay
  • Accommodation in the heart of Paris (see hotel details below)
  • Buffet breakfast for two, per night
Rates begin at approximately $282 per night*, per room. For more information and to book this package, call 800-888-4747 or click here.

*Rates listed in the release reflect the US dollar to Euro rates on the date of July 6, 2009. Rates may fluctuate and vary depending on hotels, and rooms are subject to availability.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get cookin' in Colorado!

Have a passion for peaches, a craving for cauliflower…or simply want to sharpen culinary skills? The legendary Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, invites guests to be chefs-for-a-day with the new Colorado Cookin’ package. The package includes an educational journey through the Vail Farmers’ Market as escorted by Executive Chef Rahm Fama, followed by a cooking class in the kitchen of Cucina Rustica restaurant.

Available through September 21, 2009, the Colorado Cookin’ package includes two nights accommodation (Saturday night stay required), as well as the following Sunday activities:

· Sunday morning – Tour the Vail Farmers’ Market as accompanied by Executive Chef Rahm Fama to select fresh ingredients for dinner.
· Noon - Return to The Lodge for a four-course brunch at The Wildflower.
· Afternoon – Receive a chef's jacket and head to the kitchen for a cooking class led by Chef Rahm. During this session, participants help prepare dinner.
· Dinner – Guests can sit back and enjoy a meal that they helped create.

Rates start at $274 per night, based on double occupancy. Saturday night stay required. Based on availability, blackout dates apply. Tax, gratuities and resort fee not included. Percentage of savings is up to 25 percent. Stay additional nights at a discounted rate of $149 per night.

For more information about The Lodge at Vail visit or call 877-LAV-ROCK (528-7625).

Friday, July 3, 2009

NEW for this summer at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, FL

The Ritz Kids® Meal Plan
Why not make planning that summer vacation a little easier? For the little guests younger than 12, this summer our chefs have created a special offer at select dining venues at the resort. Whether your kids choose their favorite lunch by the pool or enjoy dinner in The Terrace, all children's menu food and beverage services are included. The Kid's Meal Plan is available for $35 per day, per child.

Package is subject to availability and does not apply to in-room dining. Price is per day, per child and includes tax. The package applies for children 12 years of age or younger. The Ritz Kids Meal Plan must be bought for entire length of stay. No reimbursement for unused portions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required prior to arrival or during check-in.

For more information, please visit

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Navigating a GPS to discover desert creatures, going on a photo safari, or meeting real-life explorers, the Fairmont Scottsdale is making this summer an adventure to remember. The resort is introducing the first National Geographic Explorers Camp, exclusively for overnight guests.

From May 22 – September 7, 2009, the camp offers discovery-based activities for ages 5-12. Campers trek on a “Desert Discovery” GPS treasure hunt, go on a “Photo Safari,” have fun at a “Geo Bowl” and play on gigantic, highly-detailed maps.

Best of all, eight world-renowned National Geographic explorers share their adventures on select Saturdays. Experts include “Crittercam” inventor Greg Marshall, tornado chaser Tim Samaras and reptile expert Brady Barr. Families also enjoy waterslides, “dive-in” movies, fishing, a teen “Hang Out” and infant amenities upon request.

Summer rates begin at $199 per night, with a $100 daily dining credit. The camp is a la carte, starting at $49. For details, dial (800) 908-9370 or click here.


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