Spend Valentine’s Day with Omni’s ‘Ooh La La’ romance hotel package

Probably the most fun you can have on a fake holiday

The Omni Hotels and Resorts is offering the “Ooh La La” romance package at 38 of their properties including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, New York and New Orleans. The package is available starting on February 10 until the end of the year. Rates start at $199. Package includes: deluxe accommodations, sparkling wine, petit fours and macarons, turndown service, daily breakfast for two in-restaurant or in-room, and late check-out on request.

Photo: Omni Hotel in Los Angeles

Virgin America flying to Philly, American Airlines and Japan Airlines’ fare sale

California based Virgin America is set to fly nonstop from LAX and SFO to PHL starting on April 10, 2012. This is the airlines’ 17 expansion within the last four years. To celebrate the launch of the new fly route, VA is launching “The City of Brotherly Love: Just Got Lovelier” sale with fares starting at $129. Sale is now available (must book by January 20).

To celebrate America Airlines and Japan Airlines‘ launch of their new service between Boston and Tokyo/Narita they are offering a fare sale valid for travel through April 1, 2012. Tickets must be purchased by January 30, 2012. Here are some sample round-trip fares: Dallas/Fort Worth to Tokyo for $538; Chicago to Beijing for $615; Los Angeles to Shanghai for $384. Sale is available now.

Take a Florida craft beer tour with Bon Beer Voyage’s ‘Tampa Beer Safari’

Visit breweries like Saint Somewhere, Cigar City and Dunedin Brew Pub

Don’t want to plan out a whole weekend beer trip? Bon Beer Voyage can do it for you for $475 (per person, double occupancy at the Homewood Suites). Currently operating in Florida, the third “Tampa Beer Safari” will kick off on Friday, February 10 until Sunday, February 12. The tour includes private brewery tours from Saint Somewhere, Cigar City, Dunedin Brew Pub, Peg’s Cantina and Seventh Son. The cost includes hotels, meals and transportation during the weekend. Call 888-846-2337 or email info@bonbeer.com for reservations/information.

See other brewery related tours: Take a bicycle and brewery tour of the Netherlands with Beercycling, take a custom brewery tour with ‘Brew Hop’.

Photo: Peg’s Cantina in Gulfport, FL

Shore Hotel rocking two new room packages

'Cirque Du Soleil Package' for those wanting to take a trapeze course & 'Pink Goes Green' for the eco-conscious

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica is offering a room package celebrating Valentine’s Day during February. The “Pink Goes Green” package starts at $469 per night and features overnight accommodations at Shore Hotel, two bicycle rentals for the duration of your stay, a bottle of organic wine or champagne upon arrival, 60-minute couples massages at Tikkun Spa, and a $50 voucher to The Lobster Restaurant. The package is available for booking from February 1 – 29.

The second package, “Cirque Du Soleil” features overnight accommodations, two tickets to “Ovo” at the Santa Monica Pier, and lessons for two at the Trapeze School. Rates start at $443 per night and is available for booking from January 20 – March 25. Call 310-458-1515 for reservations. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Photography provided by Skott Snider


Trump International Hotel & Tower New York celebrates 15 years with a chandelier

Plus a bunch of other goodies for $15,000

It makes sense, 15 year anniversary, $15,000. Book the two night Crystal Anniversary package at Trump International’s New York location from January 15, 2012 to January 15, 2013 and treat yourself to dinner for two at Jean Georges, the hotel’s three-Michelin-Star restaurant, including a bottle of premier Champagne; a 750ml bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne; a Shonbek Crystal Chandelier and more. See the full list. Read More

Hide from the cold at Kauai Marriott Resort in Hawaii with ‘Free for All’ vacation package

The newly innovated Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Hawaii is offering a “Free for All” vacation package starting at $249 per night. The package includes: web access, A round of golf for children at the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club; 10% off of dining at Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach, Toro-Tei sushi bar, Kalapaki Grill and Aupaka Terrace; 10% off at Alexander Spa; 25% off of any pasta entree at Cafe Portofino; 20% off of an item at Lamont’s Gifts; $5 off on a stand up paddle board rental after a lesson with the Kauai Beach Boys at Kalapaki Bay; and $15 off per couple on a Discover Jungle Falls kayak tour with the Kauai Beach Boys. Use promotional code P91 when booking. Call 800-220-2925 for reservations.

Take a bicycle and brewery tour of the Netherlands with Beercycling

Visit eight different breweries

Beercycling is a cycling tour with a beer and food layer, which most wouldn’t complain about. They are bringing their operation to the Netherlands for a 10 day trip of bikes, beer, and bites. The 10‐day tours focus on exploring the scenic areas of the Southern Netherlands highlighting local cuisine, beer, and offering opportunities to enjoy Dutch culture and interact with locals.

Clients will visit a brewery almost every day (8 total) including the highlight: The holy Koningshoeven (La Trappe) Trappist Abbey. The tour group meets in Amsterdam and includes 9 nights hotel accommodations, two knowledgeable guides (English and Dutch spoken), bicycle rental and repairs, brewery entrance fees, luggage transport, daily breakfast/lunch, and three special beer-themed dinners, including one inside a church. Price ranges from $2189 to $3055 (does not include airfare). See the complete itinerary here.

The inaugural tour will be from April 19 to 28, 2012 with an additional tour in the summer from July 12 to July 21, 2012. Beercycling is currently running tours in Belgium as well.

Photography provided by Evan Cohan

Get healthy with Shore Hotel’s ‘New Year’s Resolution’ package

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has a New Year’s Resolution package from January 1 – 31, 2012. They have partnered with Pressed Juicery, ASICS America, and Tikkun Spa to create a healthy package to start 2012. Rates start at $435 based on single occupancy. Read More

Omni Hotels’ 72 hour sale

Discounted rooms across North America

Rooms across the Omni brand will be discounted with their “Holiday Treat Package” starting December 21, 2011 for your stay during December 21, 2011 through January 29, 2012. Find stays from $79, $89, $99 and $119 per night around North America. Check out omnihotels.com for availabilities or call 1-800-The-Omni.

Get 50% off Southwest’s ‘Wanna Get Away Fares’

Today only, traveling from January 24 - January 25 and January 31 - February 1

Southwest Airlines is offering a one-day only 50% off “Wanna Get Away Fares” promotion for traveling between select cities from January 24 – January 25 and January 31 – February 1. Book with southwest.com by using promotional code HALFOFFDEC. Promotion ends today at 11:59 PM.

Cayman Islands’ first cottage resort ‘Cotton Tree’ discounting rates

In celebration of Slow Food Day

From January 3 through February 15, Cotton Tree will be offering a 15% discount on the first three nights at any Cotton Tree location to celebrate Slow Food Day. The inaugural event will be held on February 4, 2012 and is jointly sponsored by Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Slow Food South Sound, and Cayman Islands Agricultural Society and others with the goal of raising awareness of Cayman’s food producers and their cuisine. The highlight is a farm to table dinner hosted at Michael Genuine’s Food & Drink with guest chef Jonathan Waxman.

Discounted rates, valid January and February 2012, require a three-night stay and start US $715 excluding government tax of 10%.

Spend winter in the Bahamas with up to $400 savings

Travel must be completed between January 1 and June 20, 2012

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is offering a deal for travelers who book three or five night stays at any of these hotels: Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, The Abacos, Acklins and Crooked Island, Andros, Cat Island, Eleuthera & Harbour Island, The Exumas and Long Island. Get $400 off on stays six nights or longer or $250 off on shorter stays. Blackout dates are from March 15, 2012 to April 14, 2012. Must book with air-inclusive package. See bahamas.com for more details.

Photography provided by Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Take a food and wine themed cruise to popular destinations with Celebrity Cruises

'Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruises' series headlined by chef Jacques Van Staden

Eight voyages scheduled by Celebrity Cruises in their “Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruises” series centering on food and wine. Popular places like Alaska, the Caribbean and more are the destinations but events and activities will keep you full and inspired. The kick off event on March 24, 2012 is a seven night trip headlined by Celebrity’s Master Chef and Vice President of Culinary Operations, the James Beard Foundation Award-nominated Jacques Van Staden. See the full schedule. Read More

eBay and Gogo offering 30 min of free wifi time on Delta flights

From December 12 to January 2, 2012

The two have teamed up again to offer another inflight, online shopping special. From December 12 to January 2, passengers will be able to access 30 min of free time on more than 2,500 wifi equipped flights courtesy of eBay. Using Gogo is easy, just connect through your device, open your browser, enter you email on the eBay promotion page and click the “Give Me Free Wi-Fi” button.

Virgin America now flying from SFO and JFK to Palm Springs

PSP is the 16th destination for Virgin America

Golfers and resort-goers can rejoice. Starting December 15, Virgin America will offer daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to PSP. The seasonal flights will run from December 15, 2011 to April 30, 2012.

Winter in Maine with discounted rates at Inn by the Sea

Package offered from January 2 to March 31, 2012

Starting January 2 until March, Inn by the Sea has rates reduced up to 40% at their coastal Maine resort. $992 for a double occupancy, two night stay with an ocean view which includes daily Full Breakfast for two at the Inn’s Sea Glass Restaurant, Spiked Hot Chocolate in the Fireside Lounge, two pairs of L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers, two 60-Minute Casco Bay Hot Stone Massage treatments at the SPA, and Chef’s Cheese Fondue for Two. Yes, lobsters are available. 1-800-888-4287. 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Photography provided by Inn by the Sea

Hotel view of Times Square New Years Eve festivities

Guests looking for a view of Times Square’s New Years Eve celebration can check out Park Central New York for rooms accommodating 2, 4, and 6. Rates vary but all rooms include a breakfast buffet each morning, a bottle of Dom Perignon delivered to the guest room on New Year’s Eve and New Years party favors. Book online or call 212-707-5700. 870 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019.

Photography provided by Park Central New York

Marina del Rey holiday hotels discounted

Promotion runs during Marina's free annual holiday boat parade on Dec. 10

You might not want your out-of-town loved ones all up in yo’ business during the holidays, but you still want to do the right thing. So here’s some hotels in Marina del Rey that have telegraphed your problem by providing discounted rates during the ““Never Run Out Of Guest Rooms Again” promotion from now until January 31, 2012. Read More