Wanna Getaway? Tempting Deals from Far Away Places
Some of the world’s top hotels give winter a woes a break with rare deals and discounts available now
February 12, 2020
From a legendary castle in the countryside of Ireland to a remote estate in the Araucana region of Chile’s Lake District, special rates and packages make even the most exclusive travel experiences more attainable. Timing is everything. Travelers should act now to take advantage of these hot offers: An Irish castle and sought-after city hotels in Geneva, Paris, London and Barcelona.
20% off | Dromoland Castle, Ireland
Dromoland Castle’s “Escape for a Break” promotion offers 20% off the best available bed-and-breakfast rates and includes accommodation for three nights and full Irish breakfast daily. The complimentary daily experiences on the 450-acre estate range from Irish coffee making to a golf clinic to a wine cellar tour finished off by a hot toddy by a roaring fire. Rates start at $276 per night, inclusive of the discount, and taxes and service fees. Available for two-night stays on select dates through December 21, 2020. Why go now? Ireland has mild winters which means golf on the 18-hole parkland course, falconry, fishing in the pond or taking a horse and carriage ride are possible most of the year.
Stay 4 Pay 3 | La Reserve Geneva
La Réserve Geneva treats guests to a complimentary fourth night after any three-night stay. Though close to the shopping and diversions in the city center, La Réserve Geneva is a stunning Swiss escape located in a 10-acre park on the shores of Lac Léman. Interiors designed by Jacques Garcia are inspired by an African game reserve, with animal print carpets and sculpted elephant heads. Rates start at 500 CHF before the discount (approximately $515), bookable through February 29, 2020. Why go now: Skiers know Geneva is an easy gateway to Swiss alpine skiing and other winter sports. What could be better than a pre- or post-escape just to experience the expansive Nescens Spa?
Fourth Night Free | Almanac Barcelona
Almanac Barcelona, located in the trendy Eixample district, will host travelers for a fourth night free in one of the hotel’s sophisticated design suites. Each room comes with a smartphone for use throughout the stay, allowing guests to make complimentary international calls and have mobile access to the hotel’s team. Rates start at $300 per night. Why go now: Almanac’s popular Azimuth Rooftop Bar has been redesigned for the winter. The warm, cozy space offers year-round, fabulous views.
15% off | The Bloomsbury
Guests who book a two-night stay at The Bloomsbury in London can have Suite Dreams in a studio suite and sleep tight with a 15% discount off the best available rate. The offer includes a bottle of English sparkling wine and full English breakfast (or healthy equivalent) in the Bloomsbury Club Dining Room. Rates start at £494 (approximately $696) per night before the discount. Why go now: London is a good idea any time of year. Discover the literary surroundings of the Bloomsbury neighborhood where Virginia Woolf and friends gathered. The hotel’s seasonal al fresco restaurant, Dalloway Terrace, has collaborated with the Swiss resort town of Gstaad to reimagine the dining space with snow-dusted pine garlands and traditional cow bells nestled amongst the frosty foliage – perfect for Instagram.
3 Nights for 2 | The Kensington
The Kensington, a series of townhouses joined together in one of London’s most dynamic neighborhoods, invites guests to book three nights in a suite and experience the third night on a complimentary basis. Guests are welcome to experience the Landmarks Tea or dinner in Town House restaurant or drinks in the popular K Bar. Rates start at £504 (approximately $659) per night including VAT. Why go now: The extra 24 hours means more time to explore neighborhood sites including Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Kensington Palace, all nearby.
Savings from East to West in the US
Up to 30% off | The Dupont Circle
Located in the heart of Washington DC, The Dupont Circle is celebrating the completion of its stunning renovation with savings of 20%, 25% or 30% off for three, four or five nights respectively. Rates start at $249 per night before the savings are applied. Spend the savings in the new Pembroke restaurant or Doyle Bar by noted interior designer Martin Brudnizki. Why go now: New suites, new lobby, new bar and new restaurant just in time for a pivotal year when all eyes are on Washington.
25% off | Nantucket Island Resorts
Nantucket Island Resort’s “Hot Dates, Cool Rates” promotion offers savings of up to 25% when booking directly with any of the Nantucket Island Resorts properties for Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night stays. Added perk: Stay in one of the top three-bedroom suites at the White Elephant or The Wauwinet and receive the keys to a 2019 BMW SUV vehicle for your entire trip. Rates start at $200 per night before the discount. Promo Code: HD Why book now: Following the winter slumber, the island comes alive in spring for the annual Daffy Festival when Nantucket becomes awash with color as more than three million daffodils bloom on island. Outdoor offerings abound: biking, sailing, surfcasting, golfing and strolls to nearby lighthouses…without the heavier summer crowds.
Third Night Free | The Chatwal, New York
Book a two-night stay at The Chatwal, New York through March 29 and get the gift of a third night along with daily breakfast for two at the storied Lambs Clubs curated by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The one-bedroom suite collection makes family travel easy with renovated bedrooms that open to a living area with a custom-designed queen-size Murphy bed, an in-room kitchenette and spacious terraces. Rates begin at $575 per night based on double occupancy. Why go now: The 2020 theater season swings into high gear with the openings of Diatna, directed by Tony Award-winning Christopher Ashley, and the gender-bending revival of Steven Sondheim’s Company. The new Museum of Broadway is also on the way.
35% off | Silverado Resort & Spa
A toast to the Cabernet Package at Silverado Resort & Spa which is in order. It gives guests 35% off the best available rate, a $50 resort credit, and a two-for-one Winery Tasting Pass (subject to availability at check-in). Rates start at $199 before the discount. Why go now? Napa Valley is primed for winter relaxation and guests should act while it lasts. The pace slows down, hotel rates are lower and reservations are easier to nab at coveted Michelin restaurants. Wonderful Cabernets are released, giving visitors a first taste of the bold reds synonymous with Napa Valley.
Savings in the Caribbean
Stay for 3 Pay for 2 | Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill in Jamaica is offering a Blue Mountain Bliss package for three nights for the price of two, plus one three-course dinner (excluding beverages). Rates start at $310 per night before the discount and are valid for travel from June 1 – December 19, 2020. Strawberry Hill features awe-inspiring views of the Blue Mountains in one direction and the twinkling city of Kingston in the other. The property features twelve 19th century Georgian–style cottages, an infinity-edge pool, The Spa at Strawberry Hill, expansive botanical gardens and world–class dining. Why book now? Planning ahead for the off-season means great savings and the resort will be as escape-worthy as ever in summer and fall.
Stay 7 Pay 6 | The Christopher St. Barth
The Stay 7 Pay 6 package at The Christopher St. Barth not only adds a 7th night on the house but also includes roundtrip airport transfers and a welcome amenity from the chef. Located above the rocky shoreline of the sought-after neighborhood of Pointe Milou, The Christopher has long been a refuge for St. Barth aficionados for its understated elegance. Rates start at 480€ before the discount (approximately $529). Why stay now: The property unveiled two new four-bedroom villas to close out 2019, and a third is due to open in early 2020. With interiors by French designer Olivia Putman, the new spaces combine the comfort of private residences with the five-star service of the main hotel – and each has a private swimming pool.
30% off PONANT
PONANT, the world leader in luxury small ship expeditions, is offering valuable savings on a new 10-day/nine-night sailing, “A Musical Odyssey in Northern Europe” departing from Stockholm on September 8 and ending in Honfleur, France. Days at sea will be filled with music by world-class chamber musicians performing an all-Beethoven repertoire curated by Michael Parloff, former Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for over 30 years. In addition to bonus savings of up to 30% on fares, travelers will enjoy a $600 air credit ($1,200 per couple). The single supplement fee is also waived for all solo travelers. Fares start at $6,690 per person (inclusive of 30% savings). Why go now: This brand-new itinerary will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with an exciting onboard concert during the transit of the Kiel Canal as well as a private performance in the historic 17th-century Westerkerk in Amsterdam.
Fourth Night Free | andBeyond Vira Vira
Set on a 54-acre estate in the Lake District of Chile, andBeyond Vira Vira offers guests who book a three- night stay in a luxury suite or villa the fourth night free. Horseback riding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, skiing and visiting the in-house cheese factory are just a few experiences that are included in the rate. All-inclusive rates start at $685 per person per night. Why Go Now: This is andBeyond’s first venture into South America, offering a deep dive into the beauty and sensibility of the region as only andBeyond, which is known for its conservation of the land, wildlife and people, can so expertly arrange.