Hotel Update 1-19-2007

HOTEL PACKAGES My Pampered Valentine Clients can experience the Pampered Valentine Package at Avalon Hotel and Maison 140, two high-style Kor Hotel Group properties set within steps of each other in posh Beverly Hills, Calif. At either property, guests receive a welcome treat of champagne & cho


HOTEL PACKAGES

My Pampered Valentine
Clients can experience the Pampered Valentine Package at Avalon Hotel and Maison 140, two high-style Kor Hotel Group properties set within steps of each other in posh Beverly Hills, Calif. At either property, guests receive a welcome treat of champagne & chocolate dipped strawberries; a Red Flower travel set of luscious skin potions from Sento; his-and-her robes; a couples candlelit, in-room manicure and pedicure; dinner with a bottle of wine next to Avalon’s hourglass-shaped pool; and a nightcap at stylish Bar Noir at Maison 140. Transportation between hotels is included. Prices start at $1,100 per night, double, at Avalon and $855 per night, double, at Maison 140.
www.avalonbeverlyhills.com
www.maison140beverlyhills.com


L.A. Romance
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, one of Los Angeles’ great landmarks, is offering lovers the chance to celebrate the Valentine’s season in style. The Romance in the Heart of L.A. package, priced at $399, provides couples with accommodations in a one-bedroom suite, champagne and chocolate truffles for a quiet celebration, two Biltmore robes to snuggle in, breakfast served in-suite and complimentary parking. Couples can also experience the city with the Suite Drive package, traversing the streets of L.A. in a stylish Mercedes Benz C-Class sedan. The package includes overnight accommodations and complimentary valet parking, and is priced at $219. Both packages are available through March 31.
866-866-8086
www.millenniumhotels.com


Suite in the City
Couples looking to experience something more exotic this Valentine’s Day are invited to Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa to indulge in a uniquely Thai brand of romance and relaxation. Its new “Suite in the City” package includes two nights’ stay in a junior suite with private balcony, executive club benefits, breakfast, evening cocktails, roundtrip airport transfer service, one set dinner for two on the luxury Manohra Cruise down the Chao Praya River and a one hour spa treatment for two persons at the Mandara Spa. Package rates start at $660 from now until March 31 and $630 from April 1-Oct. 31.
www.marriott.com/bkkth


New & Improved

Hilton:

Hilton Papagayo Resort, Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Undergoing rebranding and renovation to become first Hilton in the country. Opening December 2007

Doubletree by Hilton Puntarenas Resort, Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Undergoing rebranding and renovation to become first Doubletree in the country. Opening December 2007

Hyatt:

Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill.: Currently undergoing a $60 million renovation. Reopening Jan. 29

InterContinental Hotels Group:

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Los Angeles: Rebranded from a Park Hyatt. Now Open

Starwood:

Sheraton Hohhot Hotel, downtown Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia, China: Will be first internationally branded upscale hotel in the region. Opening July 2009

St. Regis Doha in Qatar, Persian Gulf: Will be first Starwood property in the region. Opening 2010

Starwood Sponsors Special Olympics
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the Special Olympics have announced a three-year global partnership naming Starwood as the exclusive hotel sponsor of the Special Olympics and the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China.

The event will mark the first time the Games will be held in Asia and only the second time they will have been held outside the U.S. “As a socially responsible corporate citizen, Starwood is proud to partner and support organizations like the Special Olympics that embrace inclusion and provide programming that truly changes people’s lives,” said Steven J. Heyer, CEO for Starwood Hotels.
www.starwoodhotels.com
www.specialolympics.com


Loews Hotels Ban Trans-Fat
On the heels of New York City’s recent ban on trans-fats in restaurants, Loews Hotels announced that its 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada will implement a ban on all artificial trans-fats by June 1. The ban applies to restaurants, room service, banquet functions and even snack foods found in mini-bars. The framework of the ban will phase out trans-fats over a six-month period beginning Feb. 1.

“We believe Loews Hotels’ artificial trans-fat ban will set a new standard for responsible food and beverage policy in the hospitality industry,” said Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels.
800-235-3697
www.leowshotels.com


The Hyatt Touch
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is expanding the “Hyatt Touch” to the retail home decor and furnishings market through the launch of HyattatHome.com. The online store features high-quality Hyatt and partner-branded luxury products, so that customers can experience the feel of Hyatt’s premium rooms at home.

Available products include the complete Hyatt Grand Bed, allergen-free goose down pillows and bedding from Pacific Coast Feather Company and Italian linens from Fili d’oro; a Tumi luggage collection; Herman Miller furniture; stereo systems featuring iPod docking stations; and Hyatt bath and fitness products.
www.hyatt.com
www.hyattathome.com

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