Sure, every hotel has a promotion or package offer ongoing at any given time. Usually, they’re all pretty tame, like free upgrades, late checkouts, an extra night’s stay free, a gas card or complimentary attraction tickets and discounts.
But there are some hotels that apply a whole lot of creativity and imagination for their promo offers. A few samples:
Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: On top of the usual promotions, the Casa Velas resort also has a divorcee package. That’s not all that unusual in itself, but what’s in the package is indeed unique.
The package includes a farewell cocktail party for the wedding ring – and the hotel will arrange a coffin for the ring.
The package is meant for upto five people – as in divorcee and friends, and accommodation is in the hotel’s Presidential Suite with a full bar in the living area which will be ‘refilled’ every day. The divorcee stays free.
There’ll be an in-suite welcome dinner, and a VIP night out on the town to get the divorcee back in the game, so to speak. Also included are shopping tours, a jewelry consultation to redesign your ex-engagement ring, one spa treatment per person per stay, VIP transportation service from the hotel to the airport and a lot of other good things.
JDV Hotels, SoCal: Five JDV hotels in Southern California will give you a free upgrade, if you’re the first one that day willing to sing for it – in the hotel’s lobby.
Starwood Hotels: Starwood has brought back its ‘Pay Your Birth Year’ promotion. The hotel sets the first night’s rate, but the rates for the second and third night will depend on your age. If you were born in 1950, you’d be paying $50 per night for the second and third nights.
Yuma Hotels, AZ: Yuma is the sunniest city in the US. If it happens to be a rare cloudy day, participating hotels will allow guests to dine free at participating restaurants or provide free admission to participating attractions.
Here’s the full list of all the participating businesses in Yuma – includes 6 hotels, 8 restaurants, one newspaper, a state park, a couple of golf courses and a few other sundry businesses.
Photos – LHW