These Travel Deals Give Families VIP Treatment

These Travel Deals Give Families VIP Treatment

Take advantage of these family-centric deals during this year’s high season By: Sean Stroh
<p>Abercrombie &amp; Kent is offering families savings of up to $500. // © 2016 Abercrombie &amp; Kent</p><p>Feature image (above): Legoland...

Abercrombie & Kent is offering families savings of up to $500. // © 2016 Abercrombie & Kent

Feature image (above): Legoland California Resort offers VIP access to the theme park. // © 2016 Legoland

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American Express Travel Offers Discounted Rooms, USA
Families save up to 40 percent off hotel stays as part of the Your Journey, Your Way deal from American Express Travel. In order to qualify, bookings must be made by June 30. The offer is valid through July 15 at select properties worldwide. Among the hotels eligible for the deal are Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (rates begin at $189 per night); Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa (rates begin at $117 per night); and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area (rates begin at $90 per night).

City Fun With Four Seasons Chicago
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is offering a special Family Fun in the City package. The deal includes complimentary meals from the children’s menu for kids ages 5 and under when dining with parents; a visit from the “Ice Cream Man” between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and a movie of clients’ choice from the hotel’s selection, along with popcorn and sodas that are delivered straight to the room. Situated in a skyscraper above a shopping mall, the luxury hotel is located just a few blocks from Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach.

Get the VIP Experience at Legoland California Resort
Families headed to Legoland California Resort can enjoy front-of-the-line access, a personal host for the day and more with the Ultimate Overnight VIP package. The deal also includes one-day admission to Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium, an overnight stay in a Legoland hotel suite with VIP check-in, turndown service with bedtime storytelling, a photo package, a character escort to breakfast, lunch, valet parking and a special gift from the resort. Families can also upgrade to include the Water Park VIP Experience for an additional $100 per person. Legoland recently opened Ninjago World, which features several new interactive attractions and its very own Ninja Kitchen restaurant.

Hersheypark’s Sweet Deal, Pennsylvania
Hersheypark’s Hershey Lodge has a super sweet deal for families: The family theme park is offering kids a chance to stay, play and eat for free this summer. Children 17 years old and younger will receive free park admission and free breakfast when staying in the same room as a paying adult. The promotion is available on select dates through Sept. 4. The 120-acre theme park has more than 70 rides, including the recently opened Laff Trakk rollercoaster, which is the first indoor, spinning “glow-coaster” in the U.S.

Palace Resorts Lets Kids Stay and Eat for Free, Mexico
Kids can stay and eat for free at select Palace Resorts this summer. Families who book a stay at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Cozumel Palace, Beach Palace or Playacar Palace will receive complimentary meals and stays for two children ages 12 and under per room. The promotion is eligible for families who book by Aug. 28 for travel through Aug. 31. Additionally, a brand-new kids’ club at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is equipped with an Xbox room, a movie theater and a playroom for toddlers.

Save on Travel to Europe With A&K
Clients save up to $500 on select Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) family trips with the Connections Summer in Europe Sale. Eligible itineraries include trips to Italy, Spain, Central Europe, Amsterdam, Paris and London as well as Scotland and Ireland. All of A&K’s Connections Europe Family Journeys are led by a resident tour director, allowing parents to spend worry-free time with their children. Solo extended family members can also save an additional $500 off the single supplement. In order to qualify, families must book trips by June 30, 2016.

Seventh Night Free With The Meridian Club, The Caribbean
The Meridian Club, an award-winning private island resort in Turks and Caicos, recently announced its “Seventh Night Free” program for travel through July 7. The offer from the all-inclusive resort includes beachfront accommodations, complimentary meals, transfers to and from Providenciales International Airport and activities such as snorkeling, biking, kayaking and paddleboarding. The 800-acre resort sits on the Atlantic coast of the private island of Pine Cay, and its beach has been named by Frommer’s as one of the best in Turks and Caicos.