The Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Most people don’t think of Cape Cod, Massachusetts as a great winter vacation spot, but for Valentine’s Day weekend, it may be the best spot around. Even in the winter, it’s incredibly scenic, and February should be a nice and quiet time for a romantic weekend. In addition, the weather here in Massachusetts has actually been unseasonably warm – so you should be able to walk around town without needing to be completely bundled up.
The Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, MA, is offering an “Escape to the Cape” getaway on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Guests will enjoy dinner for two at the on-site restaurant Shutters, a delicious chocolate buffet, and breakfast for two on Sunday morning.
Rates for the Sea Crest Beach Hotel’s Valentine’s Day Weekend Package start at $250 including taxes and gratuities. Additional night stay on Friday, February 10, 2012 is available based on availability starting at $89.
The recently renovated Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located on a private beach in North Falmouth on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The hotel offers 263 guest rooms and suites, some with fireplaces and water view private balconies, perfect for any romantic getaway.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA 02556
Photo credit: Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Violet Thorn at the Verve, Crown Plaza Natick
Last week, the Crowne Plaza in Natick, Massachusetts, right across from the Natick Mall (the largest indoor mall in New England), revealed their metamorphosis into The Verve, Crowne Plaza Natick. The 18-month, $25 million renovation turned the standard business hotel into a Metrowest Boston hotspot.
The lobby bar, once a standard hotel bar, has been rebranded to Violet Thorn, a flashy bar which is more reminiscent of Vegas than Metrowest Boston. The old steakhouse restaurant has been completely transformed into the Pantry, a retro restaurant celebrating the art of cooking. Fun features include utensil light fixtures, a TV playing cooking segments, and a wall of milk bottles. The lobby has also been completely renovated with a fun, American pop culture vibe, and local business Bose designed a special sound system which plays popular tunes from decades past.
Business travelers will appreciate the improved WiFi in the conference rooms, and the recently renovated hotel rooms, while casual travelers will love the location right across the street from the Natick Mall, the restaurant, and the lobby shop with ice cream and coffee. The Verve, Crowne Plaza Natick is just about 15 miles from Boston, and is conveniently located right off of Route 90 (The Massachusetts Turnpike).
Crowne Plaza Boston Hotel – Natick
1360 Worcester Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig
The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Are you an avid golfer? Golfing on vacation (or anywhere, in fact) can be expensive, but with the Unlimited Golf package at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, Arizona, you’ll get unlimited golfing at their world-class golf club during your vacation.
The Unlimited Golf package at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain starts at $249 for one person per night ($299 for two people per night) and includes the following:
- Overnight deluxe accommodations at the hotel
- Unlimited golf for one or two players
- Use of all golf practice facilities on property
- Unlimited use of golf cart during your stay
- American Breakfast for two people in the on-site CORE Kitchen or through In-Room Dining
The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, located in the Tucson, Arizona area, offers 209 deluxe guest rooms, and 44 individual and casita suites. Theses rooms and suites offer numerous luxurious amenities including beautiful views, twice daily housekeeping, 24-hour concierge service, 42″ LCD televisions, 400-thread count linens and more. At the resort, you’ll find an on-site spa with 14 indoor treatment rooms, four on-site restaurants, a coffee/juice bar, three outdoor swimming pools, four tennis courts, and numerous children’s programs and activities.
The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
5000 North Secret Springs Drive
Marana, Arizona 85658
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The Exterior of the New York Palace, Decorated For the Holidays
The New York Palace Hotel, an institution in Midtown Manhattan, is planning some great things to celebrate this holiday season. Christmastime is one of the best times to visit New York City, and the New York Palace is centrally located near many of the city’s most popular attractions for the holidays.
The New York Palace’s “Holiday Fantasy” offers so many seasonal surprises, including Palace Guards (in custom designer-created costumes) who will greet people in the Palace Courtyard, and a 30-foot Christmas tree. There will also be a Snowplace Princess who will make special appearances at the weekend holiday-themed brunch. The hotel will also offer a “Happy Holiday Hour” featuring specialty festive holiday cocktails, and a four-foot Gingerbread House will be located in the lobby.
The New York Palace is also offering a Holiday Fantasy Package for the holidays. The package includes luxury guest room accommodations; a $100 nightly food and beverage credit which can be used at the on-site Gilt or Istana, or towards the Holiday Fantasy Brunch; a commemorative New York Palace Holiday Ornament; and an in-room children’s welcome amenity. This package starts at $499 per night and is based on availability, and upgrades are also available.
The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10022
Photo credit: The New York Palace Hotel