NEWS FEED: Special Offers in Luxury Weddings and Honeymoons
MARCH 11, 2014
PARADISE POINT RESORT & SPA
Paradise Point, a private island paradise in San Diego, California, features bungalow-style rooms, tropical gardens and lagoons, a sandy beach, and a multitude of restaurants and recreational activities for couples to enjoy. Its close proximity to area attractions positions this destination as an ideal pre-wedding getaway. The “Island Origins at the Spa” package offers couples a unique, hands-on approach to wellness and gives guests the opportunity to indulge in a rejuvenating and healing experience they’ll never forget.
Prior to enjoying a quartet of spa treatments, couples are taken on a private botanical tour led by their spa therapists to discover the resort’s lush gardens and sandy beaches while gathering island ingredients for integration into each treatment. A 50-minute ginger-oil massage, softening hibiscus foot scrub, eucalyptus aromatherapy, and invigorating tea-tree scalp treatment complete the herbal healings. Following the spa experience, guests are invited to use the resort’s pool, fitness studio, eucalyptus steam room, and sauna.
The two-hour “Island Origins at the Spa” experience is $260/person or $468/couple. Cost does not include gratuity. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 858.490.6350 or visit paradisepoint.com
MARCH 6, 2014
New Honeymoon Destination
The Iconic Santorini will open its doors in April 2014 and thereby offer an ultimate retreat in paradise to honeymooners. The boutique cave hotel is situated on a hillside setting in the Greek island village of Imerovigli, and has been carved from a volcanic caldera wall. The property’s five levels feature stylish guest rooms and suites, as well as breathtaking views of the azure-blue waters below.
Accommodations honor classic cave architecture and offer modern-day amenities including satellite channels on flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and lounge seating on personal terraces, with many suites featuring indoor pools (or grottos). An outdoor infinity pool provides a front-and-center view of paradise, and the property’s spa, gym, and eatery ensure guests always feel refreshed. Available complimentary, a full breakfast is served each morning at guests’ personal accommodations and a variety of beverages and Greek snacks are provided daily.
Rates at Iconic Santorini start at 475€ (approximately $649) per night for two people, which includes breakfast and poolside snacks, all hotel taxes, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. For booking, call 30.22860.28950, email email@example.com
, or visit iconicsantorini.com
MARCH 4, 2014
Wedding & Groomsmen Packages
THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA
Boasting five-star accommodations, luxurious amenities, and impeccable event spaces, The St. Regis Atlanta is now also offering world-class packages to couples that will make their pre-wedding and day-of festivities something to remember. New packages are treating grooms to a day of pampering and preparation, and a specialized wedding service is offering world-class cakes to couples, as well as individualized help from a St. Regis event specialist to orchestrate the perfect event.
The “Suiting Up with Sid Groomsmen Experience” ensures grooms and their groomsmen dress for success on the big day. Beginning with a relaxing steam-room experience at Remède Spa, grooms will enjoy a style consultation with famed Atlanta clothier Sid Mashburn at his chic boutique. Post styling, the group will return to the resort’s billiards room for a specialty bourbon tasting. Brides can indulge in a treat of their own by ordering a one-of-a-kind confectionery masterpiece from wedding cake design extraordinaire Sylvia Weinstock. Couples will even have the opportunity to fly to New York for a tasting and design consultation with Sylvia.
To book the “Suiting Up with Sid Groomsmen Experience” (pricing starts at $1,500), call 404.563.7926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. To reserve the Sylvia Weinstock Experience (pricing varies), contact email@example.com
; or visit stregisatlanta.com
for more information on both packages.
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Vow Renewal Package
L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, L’Auberge Del Mar invites couples to experience luxurious accommodations and picturesque views in Southern California. Award-winning restaurants, a full-service spa, and easy access to Del Mar Beach position this hotel as an oceanfront gem ideal for getaways, weddings, or vow renewals!
The five-star hotel’s Vow Renewal Package features a beautiful ceremony, as well as romantic additions to the couple’s guest room. Following one month of planning assistance from the property’s romance team, couples will renew their vows on the ocean-view Sunset Terrace beneath a four-post ceremony arch with chiffon draping. Guests will find their seats on white chiavari chairs and the bride will walk down an aisle fashioned with a swirling rose-petal design. A bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, officiant, and musicians round out the ceremony offerings. Butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast follow the vow renewal, as does a celebration cake for the couple. Professional photography services are also provided for one hour.
Package is priced at $8,500 plus cost of guest rooms. Maximum guest list is 50 people. Date restrictions apply. No substitutions on package items. For more information, visit laubergedelmar.com
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
SOFITEL NEW YORK
Newlyweds desiring a wedding in “The Big Apple” are invited to discover Sofitel New York, a delightful French-inspired venue in stylish midtown Manhattan. The sophisticated and charming establishment serves as an ideal venue for couples in love with city life and Parisian charm. The Un Beau Mariage
Wedding Package gives newlyweds the opportunity to say, “I do” in the hotel’s lavish Le Grand Paris Ballroom, which offers sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline through its towering windows.
A bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, and officiant are provided for the ceremony followed by a one-hour cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. The package also provides a Champagne toast at the reception, a full open bar for four hours during dinner and dancing, and a traditional French croquembouche
wedding cake. Discounted guest accommodations, a one-bedroom suite for the newlyweds, and a post-nuptial breakfast for up to 50 guests completes the package’s extensive inclusions.
The Un Beau Mariage
Wedding Package starts at $25,000 for 50 guests, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Offers are based on availability. Certain terms and conditions apply. For reservations or more information, call 212.354.8844 or visit sofitel.com
. Photograph courtesy of Sofitel New York.
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Pre-Wedding Getaway Package
CORDEVALLE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT
Couples with a love for golf will find pure bliss at CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort in San Martin, California. The resort is situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and features a championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. that has hosted an array of PGA tours and is scheduled to host the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open. Luxurious guest rooms, suites, and villas with unparalleled amenities make this resort the perfect place to relax before the wedding day.
The Ultimate Getaway: 3-Night Package for Two features accommodations for three nights, two rounds of golf, and a daily continental breakfast. For further rejuvenation, a $400 Sense spa credit allows couples to indulge in therapeutic treatments including the Bungalow Love, which offers in-room citrus-scrub exfoliations, citrus-lotion massages, and uplifting soaks complete with treats and Champagne for couples. Wine tasting at the resort’s Clos LaChance Winery completes the romantic offerings.
Valid through February 28, 2014. Offers are subject to change/availability and exclusive of applicable tax, service/resort fees or surcharges unless otherwise noted. Rates may vary by arrival date and be limited to specific room types. Blackout dates may apply. Offers are not applicable to groups. Unused portions of packages are not refundable. For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com/cordevalle
JANUARY 22, 2014
Valentine’s Day Wedding Package
WYNN LAS VEGAS
Couples interested in saying, “I do,” on Valentine’s Day or in Sin City can fulfill both wedding wishes at Wynn Las Vegas. The luxury hotel and casino is the perfect setting for romantic nuptials and is now offering a wedding ceremony package exclusively for couples tying the knot on Valentine’s Day. The property, conveniently located on the Las Vegas Strip, features stunning rooms and suites, as well as retail shops and restaurants, a spectacular show entitled La Reve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas, an 18-hole golf course, nightclub, salon, spa, and more.
The Eternally Yours Ceremony package includes a wedding consultant to plan the details of your special day, wedding music, a bridal bouquet featuring two dozen roses with a matching groom’s boutonniere, a photography session including a complimentary wedding album, a Champagne toast for two, special room rates, and a $150 dining credit to enjoy the 14 world-class restaurants on property. Ceremonies are available for up to 20 guests at the Wedding Salon’s chapel for $1,390. For guest lists of up to 100, the private Primrose Courtyard is available for an additional $1,500 per hour.
For more information or to book the Eternally Yours Ceremony package or any of the other packages for your special day, please call the Wedding Salons at Wynn Las Vegas at 702.770.7400 or visit wynnlasvegas.com
JANUARY 20, 2014
Proposal of the Century Package
THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON, PASADENA
In celebration of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena’s 100th birthday, the resort is offering a $100,000 Proposal of the Century package. The Proposal of the Century allows guests to “pop the question” directly on the field of the Rose Bowl Stadium in front of up to 40 loved ones, and has everything detail covered from a 2.5-carat diamond ring to an amorous evening following the magical event.
The package also includes a private serenade for the couple by the 40-piece Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, use of the Rose Bowl video board to illuminate a message or photo collage, and a photographer and videographer to document the entire experience. The couple will then take a chauffeured Bentley Flying Spur sedan to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for a two-night stay in the Tournament of Roses Presidential Suite, which will include an array of romantic amenities such as Champagne, 100 long-stemmed roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and monogrammed bathrobes. A fanciful four-course dinner with wine pairings rounds out the evening and is available in-room or in the exclusive Red Wine Room of The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, followed by daily breakfast for two.
Offered through December 29, 2014. Priced at $100,000 and based on availability, Proposal of the Century may be requested confidentially at 626.568.3600. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, with further property details available at pasadena.langhamhotels.com
JANUARY 13, 2014
Luxe Elopement Package
OPUS HOTEL, VANCOUVER
For couples desiring private nuptials in Vancouver, consider the Steal My Heart Elopement package from Opus Hotel. Savvy couples will be offered a flawless wedding experience at one of the trendiest properties in the downtown district of Yaletown and enjoy a two-night stay in the Signature Suite. The romantic setting features designer décor with bold patterns and vibrant colors, floor-to-ceiling windows, an in-room iPad for use on or off the property, jetted spa bath with heated tile flooring, wet bar, Nespresso coffee machine, and more luxurious amenities.
Upon arrival, couples will receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and house-made macarons to savor on their wrap-around balcony. For those desiring an evening in the city, complimentary Jaguar service is available; and for those who wish to stay in the suite, a relaxing night awaits with a complimentary 3D movie available on the in-room 55” plasma television. The following day, couples will receive an in-suite massage before their wedding ceremony, which includes a bouquet of flowers, Champagne, a marriage commissioner, and witnesses. A four-course dinner for two at La Pentola della Quercia invites newlyweds to celebrate their nuptials, and breakfast in bed is offered the following morning until 1PM.
Package price is $2,500 from October-May and $3,000 from June-September. Tax of 16.5% will be added to the cost of the package. Gratuity not included. Couples must contact the marriage commissioner regarding availability/date/time (fee included in package, $75 CA). Witnesses will be provided by OPUS; must be confirmed seven days prior with time/date. Contact the Elopement Coordinator, Morgan Del Vento, by calling 604.694.2132 or visiting vancouver.opushotel.com
. Opening photograph by Laura Manariti Photography.
JANUARY 8, 2014
New Hotel Opening
Newly opened last fall in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast is Thompson Chicago, a luxurious property offering a home-away-from-home atmosphere to guests who desire travel destinations with a sophisticated environment. The 247 guestrooms and 12,225 square feet of event spaces at Thompson Chicago position the property as an ideal location for weddings with guest lists of up to 200 loved ones. Private dining rooms allow for refined rehearsal dinners, and six dual-level penthouses present alternative settings for celebrations such as bridal showers and bachelor/bachelorette parties.
Designed by award-winning British designer Tara Bernerd, the interior spaces of Thompson Chicago are intelligently planned and focus on texture and bold colors to create a warm, contemporary atmosphere. Backed by a critically acclaimed restaurant group, the hotel’s dining concept Nico Osteria opens in December and positions the savvy locale as an epicurean destination. Primary dishes feature seasonal seafood fare as well as fresh pastas made daily, all of which exemplify culinary creativity and inspired Italian traditions.
To take advantage of Thompson Chicago’s impeccable views of the city and Lake Michigan, as well as the brand new hotel’s neighboring sites including Michigan Avenue, Oak Street boutiques, and the fine dining and nightlife destinations of downtown Chicago, call 312.266.2100 or visit thompsonhotels.com
.Opening photograph courtesy of Thompson Chicago.
JANUARY 6, 2014
New Honeymoon Destination
FOGO ISLAND INN
For a secluded honeymoon experience, newlyweds can travel north to Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada. Perched on the furthest edge of the island, the property provides wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows in each guest room to view whales, seabirds, and icebergs off of the rocky coastline. With an island population of only 3,000, the escape allows newlyweds to immerse themselves in a remote adventure unlike anything else.
The property, which was designed by a Newfoundland-born and Norway-based architect, features 29 suites with custom furniture and details handmade by local carpenters and artisans. Honeymooners can indulge in eats and libations at the inn’s fine-dining restaurant, lounge, and bar, or enjoy recreational activities at the gym and cinema. Hot tubs and wood-fired saunas on the rooftop provide the perfect setting for a romantic night of stargazing. Additional island activities include hiking coastal trails, traditional cod fishing, or partaking in art workshops. During chilly nights, couples can cozy up in front of wood-burning fires in many of the suites, as well as in all public areas.
Rates include accommodations, breakfast, afternoon tea, supper, dinner, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuities. Prices range between $550-2,950 varying with the seasons, based on double occupancy. For more information on Fogo Island Inn, visit fogoislandinn.ca
. To make reservations, call 709.658.3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Opening photograph by Alex Fradkin
JANUARY 3, 2014
Same-Sex Wedding Package
W RETREAT & SPA – VIEQUES ISLAND
The first exclusive hotel partnership with an event planner specializing in LGBT weddings has arrived. W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island has partnered with Bernadette Coveney Smith of 14 Stories to offer same-sex couples a wedding celebration in Puerto Rico. Couples will receive a legal marriage ceremony in either Boston or New York City, as well as 45 off-site planning hours with 14 Stories. Once at the island resort, newlyweds can make sure the details of their celebration are absolutely perfect during a pre-wedding tasting and planning session with Bernadette Coveney Smith.
As with all W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island weddings, couples will receive complimentary room upgrades to the Fabulous Ocean Front Escape as well as luxury airport transfer. Additional package amenities include 12,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points to redeem towards a free night stay at W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, as well as a donation to a marriage-equality charity on the couple’s first anniversary. For a large or small affair, the coastal destination offers a relaxing sanctuary to the couple and their wedding guests during their stay with two private beaches, a spa, and five delicious dining options.
W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island’s “14 Stories Wedding Day” starts at $12,500 and can be booked by contacting the “I Do” Destination Team at 877.796.8515 or email@example.com
. For more information, visit wvieques.com
DECEMBER 30, 2013
CASA ONIRI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
One of the latest honeymoon trends is the concept of “mini-moons.” Instead of 5-7 night stays, couples are opting for shorter trips to combat busy schedules. A beautiful Spanish Colonial boutique hotel nestled on a quiet cobblestone street is presenting just this to honeymooners: a unique, romantic, and shortened getaway package in Colombia. The tranquil property of Casa Oniri Boutique Hotel has only eight guest rooms, including a romance suite with an in-room Jacuzzi, allowing couples to enjoy an intimate stay and cultural experience in the 400-year-old town of Barichara.
The Luna de Miel package is priced at $634 and includes three-night accommodations with fresh fruit and flowers in the room, as well as a welcome cocktail. Romantic package details include a head, neck, or shoulder massage, rooftop dinner for two, bottle of wine, and breakfast for two. Newlyweds can also request to book experiences in the Santander region such as waterfall, horseback riding, and hiking tours.
Regular room rates start at $170 per night including breakfast. Nightly accommodations can be extended for an additional fee. For more information on Casa Oniri Boutique Hotel, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit casaoniri.com
DECEMBER 18, 2013
While temperatures across the country are dropping this winter, a tropical escape awaits couples in love at Sandals Resorts all year round. Sandals Resorts is world renowned for providing the perfect locations for destination weddings, honeymoons, and vow renewals at each of their 15 Luxury Included beachfront properties in the Caribbean; and now in the spirit of engagement season, Sandals Resorts is introducing a specialty service for couples taking the first step towards “I do.”
The Soon to Moon engagement concierge service allows guests to customize a proposal experience that’s unforgettable. Since no request is too big or small for the staff, couples can ask and answer the most important question of their lives at a multitude of different island settings during a wide range of activities. Proposals can take place on the beach, in the ocean, or even in the jungle during a secluded picnic, snorkeling excursion, or zip-line adventure – the options are endless. And while the helpful Soon to Moon concierge handles all of the details, couples can focus on experiencing their romantic getaway with all of the luxuries that Sandals Resorts has to offer.
For more information, visit www.sandals.com
. And to enter to win the grand prize – a six-day, five-night Luxury Included WeddingMoon – along with daily prizes, follow @SandalsResorts and @WeddingMoons on Twitter during their 12 Days to Engaged sweepstakes now through December 24.
DECEMBER 16, 2013
PARK HYATT AVIARA RESORT
Grooms, gather your groomsmen and head to Southern California to indulge in a getaway with the guys! What better way to spend a bachelor-party weekend than with plenty of craft beer? The Aviara Ale Academy package at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort celebrates San Diego’s beer scene, boasting over 70 craft breweries, with an insider’s look at America’s acclaimed Stone Brewing Co. Upon arrival at the luxurious seaside hotel, gents will discover a welcome gift that includes the book The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.
and a six pack of Stone beer to start off their trip.
The following day, travelers will enjoy transportation to Stone Brewing Co. for a private guided tour and tasting. Four 4-ounce samples of beer, a commemorative tasting glass, and a one-liter growler of beer for each guest completes the first experience. Next, guests can enjoy a pint of beer in a commemorative take-home pint glass at Stone Farms while experiencing a private guided tour and tasting, as well as lunch. To celebrate the final night at the resort, guests can share their stories of the day during a special beer-pairing dinner at the hotel’s Argyle Steakhouse.
Package includes two-night accommodations for two people. Offer valid for reservations made at least 10 days in advance for travel through March 31, 2014. Must request offer code AVBREW at time of reservation to qualify. Blackout dates include December 25 and December 31, 2013. For more information, call 760.448.1234 or visit parkaviara.hyatt.com
DECEMBER 11, 2013
New Hotel Opening
As the first property in Texas to gain membership into the exclusive group, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hotel Ella is wowing guests after its opening this fall. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the 19th-century property welcomes guests to the historical Goodall Wooten mansion. The original owners, who received the estate as a wedding gift in 1898, are celebrated throughout the redesign, with Ella Wooten as the namesake of the hotel and her husband Goodall remembered by the hotel’s sophisticated restaurant, Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar.
Commemorating the Wooten’s 116th wedding anniversary, the unveiling of Hotel Ella revealed a complete redesign of 48 expansive guest rooms, including ten suites, offering an air of modern elegance and refined taste to couples. Authentic architectural details such as columns, mantle work, and crown moldings remain, while a cabana-lined pool and an expansive veranda offer modern public spaces with Old World appeal. The hotel’s spacious Grand Ballroom makes for a stately wedding venue, and the short 20-minute drive from the airport presents effortless accommodations for out-of-town guests.
Visit the new Austin establishment for a pre-wedding getaway, stateside honeymoon, or to tour the property as a potential wedding venue! For more information and to make reservations, call 512.495.1800 or visit hotelella.com
. Opening photograph courtesy of Hotel Ella
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Philadelphia’s luxurious hotel The Rittenhouse is boasting revitalized event spaces, guest rooms, and public areas after a recent multi-million dollar renovation. An impeccable culinary team adds to the splendor, making this hotel ideal for classically modern brides and grooms who will be hosting their nuptials in the Mid-Atlantic. With over 11,000 square feet of event spaces, the hotel can serve as the venue for every pre- and post-wedding celebration, including the main event.
The highly anticipated Park Suites, designed by Alexandra Champalimaud who also set the style for properties including Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles and Claridge’s in London, comfortably hold up to 25 guests, which make them ideal spaces for bridal showers. Alternatively, the Parkview Suite highlights city views with floor-to-ceiling windows, and is perfect for daytime affairs with up to 90 guests. The Boathouse makes a wonderful rehearsal-dinner venue and features 10-foot ceilings, contemporary design elements, and comfortable seating for up to 130 guests. And the hotel’s most spacious event space is the Ballroom, which holds a stunning 500 guests and features ten chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, and impeccable windows that will shine natural light on the bride and groom. The Mary Cassatt Tea Room is also newly enhanced and serves as a delightful, semi-private space for a post-wedding brunch.
To learn more about hosting a distinguished wedding The Rittenhouse, call 800.635.1042 or visit rittenhousehotel.com
DECEMBER 6, 2013
New Resort Opening
ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA
Designed for the sophisticated island traveler, Andaz Maui at Wailea opened its doors in September 2013. Ever since, the 15-acre oceanfront resort has been treating guests to world-class services and amenities. Whether couples travel to the Hawaiian destination to say “I do” or venture to the locale for a romantic honeymoon, newlyweds are treated with impeccable island hospitality. Intimate beachside ceremonies as well as grand receptions can be hosted effortlessly, as the attentive on-site team plans every detail from customized catering menus to floral arrangements.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a Hawaiian beverage and taken to their luxurious accommodations, all featuring private balconies with ocean or garden views. With 290 guest rooms and seven residential villas, as well as golden sand beaches, four infinity pools, multiple eateries, a full-service salon and spa, and an array of traditional island activities, honeymooners can essentially spend an entire week at the property without ever having to leave the luxurious grounds. More adventurous couples can take advantage of neighboring attractions such as whale watching, the famous Road to Hana, and helicopter tours of the island.
To access more information regarding stays or weddings at Andaz Maui at Wailea, or to make reservations, call 808.573.1234 or visit maui.andaz.hyatt.com
DECEMBER 4, 2013
GRAND VELAS RESORTS
Grand Velas Resorts is offering three incredible wedding packages to brides- and grooms-to-be so they can say, “I do” at one of two Grand Velas resorts in Mexico! The all-inclusive, all-suite resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are the perfect venues to host friends and family for unforgettable celebrations of love. Each package features a bridal suite on the wedding day, personalized services from a wedding coordinator, an event photographer, $50 spa credit, private airport transportation, and a complimentary fourth night when newlyweds book a three-night stay at Casa Velas Hotel Boutique in Puerto Vallarta for their first wedding anniversary.
On top of these highlights, the three packages allow couples to create the weddings of their dreams, from the simplest of ceremonies to grand wedding celebrations. The Yours Truly package, starting at $2,150, includes a gazebo ceremony on the beach or terrace with music, a bouquet and boutonniere, and a classic wedding cake. The Eternally Yours package, starting at $2,224, includes the features from the Yours Truly package as well as a cocktail hour with an open bar and hors d’hoeuvres. The Infinite Yours package, starting at $2,324, includes the features from the Eternally Yours package but continues the open bar throughout a three-course plated meal.
All packages are subject to availability. Packages are available through December 19, 2014. For reservations and to determine final ceremony rates, contact a Velas Resorts personal wedding coordinator at 866.868.0922 or visit velasweddings.com
DECEMBER 2, 2013
New Honeymoon Destination
A new boutique hotel is giving newlyweds a luxurious holiday gift all the way from Costa Rica – the perfect honeymoon destination! Debuting this Christmas, Nayara Springs will offer romance, adventure, and relaxation to guests amidst tropical vegetation and wildlife. Honeymooners can enjoy private accommodations in one of 16 villas on property, escape from the ordinary with impeccable views of the Arenal Volcano, and bring back memories they’ll cherish forever.
Each lavish villa features a romantic boudoir with a canopied four-poster bed, an exclusive pool, butler service, and a private garden with an outdoor shower. The brand new hotel’s sister property is just a bridge away and offers access to multiple restaurants featuring Costa Rican and international cuisines, as well as some of the best Latin American wines. Those choosing to remain nearer to their private villas can enjoy epicurean delights and nightlife at Nayara Springs’ new sushi restaurant and piano bar.
Visit this tropical getaway to take advantage of its sleek facilities and deluxe amenities. For more information on Nayara Springs and to make reservations, call 888.332.2961, email email@example.com
, or visit nayarasprings.com
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Same-Sex Wedding Specials
THE LONDON HOTELS
Known for cosmopolitan décor and exquisite eateries by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, The London Hotels are providing glamorous all-suite accommodations and enchanting event spaces to guests from coast to coast. To celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling declaring DOMA and Proposition 8 unconstitutional, The London Hotels are now offering a wedding package exclusively for LGBT couples! The One Love at The London Hotels package includes a wedding celebration at The London West Hollywood and a city-style honeymoon at The London NYC.
Beginning the celebration on the West Coast, a romantic ceremony will take place at The London West Hollywood’s English-garden space, Hampton Court, and a sophisticated reception will follow on the property’s remarkable rooftop, which features views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles. Other details include catering provided by Gordon Ramsay’s culinary team, musical entertainment, floral arrangements, and a night in the luxurious Royal Crown Suite for the newlyweds, as well as complimentary breakfast in bed the next morning. Couples can then jet off to the East Coast for a honeymoon celebration! Complimentary cocktails greet newlyweds upon arrival at The London NYC to kick off their five-night honeymoon vacation.
Package prices begin at $25,000 for guest lists of up to 125 people. Couples booking this package will be rewarded with a complimentary honeymoon at The London NYC when booked in the same year as the package, based on availability. To learn more, contact The London West Hollywood at 310.358.7776 or visit thelondonwesthollywood.com
OCTOBER 28, 2013
Located on the East African island of Likoma, a luxurious five-star honeymoon experience awaits. Kaya Mawa is an eco-luxe lodge surrounded by sparkling waters and tropical fish. Newlyweds can relax and indulge beachside or take part in island activities including kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and much more!
“The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars” honeymoon package includes a five-night, all-inclusive stay at the remote island lodge. In addition to the traditional amenities of the property, honeymooners are welcome to an over-the-water couple’s massage at the property’s gazebo or a complimentary scuba dive in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi. Try the fresh fish or well-sourced meats at Kaya Mawa’s award-nominated restaurant, which serves fresh, healthy, and innovative dishes using local organic produce and handpicked herbs from the garden.
All-inclusive rates start at $2,825/person. Start booking your stay now for travel between March 16, 2014 and August 16, 2014. For booking and enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Theresa at +44.7453.326398. Visit kayamawa.com
for more information.
OCTOBER 21, 2013
BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL
Greeting guests arriving by both land and sea, the Boston Harbor Hotel features luxurious accommodations with picturesque views of Boston’s cityscape and waterfront. The five-star New England hotel is also a premier wedding destination for fantasy weddings as the breathtaking event spaces offer sweeping views of the city, rich décor, and astounding architecture.
Brides who book their weddings at the hotel by December 31, 2013 will be treated to an incredible wedding offer thanks to a partnership with luxury-shoe brand Jimmy Choo. Brides-to-be will be invited to visit Jimmy Choo’s Boston boutique with their bridal party for an after-hours shoe consultation in which they can select a pair of bridal shoes for their big day. Most brides dream of saying "I do" in Jimmy Choo, and now it’s easier than ever for Boston Harbor Hotel brides.
Valid for all weddings hosted at the Boston Harbor Hotel from January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014, and all weddings hosted on Fridays and Sundays from April 1, 2014 - December 28, 2014. Applicable to weddings with a food and beverage minimum of $25,000 or greater (exclusive of tax, service, and gratuity charges). Not applicable to previously booked events and based on availability. Valid for a single transaction (one pair of shoes with a value of up to $1,000) at the Jimmy Choo Boston boutique. Visit bhh.com
to take advantage of this special wedding offer.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
HOTEL HASSLER ROMA
Nestled in one of the most beautiful locations in the “Eternal City” atop the world-famous Spanish Steps, Hotel Hassler Roma boasts spectacular scenic views overlooking the entire city of Rome, Italy. Since the prestigious hotel first opened in 1893, the five-star romantic destination has become a favorite for world-renowned celebrities, as well as guests who appreciate timeless elegance, style, and quality.
The Romantic City Insider package features a two-night stay in a Double Deluxe room with daily breakfast, welcome champagne and strawberries upon arrival, a Segway tour of Villa Borghese’s Renaissance gardens, an exclusive guided tour of Rome, and an in-room couples massage. The package also includes dinner for two at the hotel’s Michelin-starred rooftop Imàgo restaurant, featuring panoramic views of the city and a special tasting menu by Executive Chef Francesco Apreda.
The package will be available from September 6, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Prices start at €2,255 (approximately $3,000), based on double occupancy. For more information, call 800.223.6800 or visit hotelhasslerroma.com
AUGUST 29, 2013
Indian Wedding Packages
ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND
Atlantis LOVE has been creating dream weddings for brides and grooms with a variety of different backgrounds for years. Their tropical location and luxurious grounds create the perfect setting for a destination wedding. A new division of their wedding program, Pyaar Atlantis, is making it easier for Hindu couples to marry beachside while still having a majestic and traditional wedding.
Two primary packages exist, and each includes VIP check-in for the couple, round-trip private airport transportation, four hours of wedding photography, a set of thrones, a firepit, a statue of Lord Ganesh, and strawberries and champagne for the wedding night. The Saagar (Ocean) package features the basic details of the Pyaar Atlantis program, which allows couples to incorporate the traditional events of a Hindu wedding in paradise. The Aakash (Sky) package features these same details along with three-night accommodations for the couple, videography, a gold mandap and mandap stage, among other luxurious details. For menu selections, a traditional vegetarian Indian feast is available from Executive Chef Rajesh Kattaria, as well as non-vegetarian options and additional international cuisines.
The Saagar package is priced at $8,900 and the Aakash package is priced at $13,750. For more information on planning traditional Hindu ceremonies at Atlantis, Paradise Island, please contact a LOVE Atlantis wedding specialist at 888.528.9758 or visit atlantis.com
AUGUST 14, 2013
BIG CEDAR LODGE
Big Cedar Lodge, located in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, is a premier destination for the adventurous bride and groom. Cruise Table Rock Lake on a newly built dinner yacht or test your balance with stand-up paddleboard yoga. With a variety of new experiences and accommodations available, the wilderness resort is an outdoor lover’s paradise for any stage of the wedding-planning process.
Say “I do” in the Garden Chapel, which opened this summer, for a charming ceremony your closest friends and family won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of America’s historic places of worship, the hillside chapel is designed with a traditional Gothic aesthetic, white-washed side panels, and hand-crafted shutters. The resort has also introduced their recently renovated accommodations including 81 private cabins, as well as the signature Governor’s Suite. This luxury room, perfect for a bridal-party getaway or tranquil honeymoon, features a 2,500-square-foot retreat including four bedrooms, a full kitchen, cozy fireplace, jetted tubs, and gorgeous hillside and lake views.
To learn more about lodging, packages, and activities at Big Cedar Lodge, please visit big-cedar.com
or contact the Conference Services Department at 417.335.2777 ext. 5159 for more information on hosting your wedding at the rustically elegant resort.
AUGUST 6, 2013
New Spa Opening
ALAYA SPA AT BONAVENTURE RESORT & SPA
Located in the affluent neighborhood of Weston, FL, Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the opening of its signature aLaya Spa at Bonaventure Resort & Spa, making the resort home to one of the largest destination spa and fitness facilities in South Florida. Named from the Swahili word for “exalted” and the Hebrew word meaning “to ascend” or “to go up,” aLaya Spa rejuvenates and encourages guests to rise to a higher level of consciousness through a multitude of wellness and spa offerings.
The 48,000-square-foot facility features 30 luxurious treatment rooms, a full-service salon, a private outdoor heated pool, private men’s and women’s sauna and steam rooms, and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center including a movement and Pilates studio, as well as a hot yoga room. On Saturday, September 22, join some of South Florida’s best instructors on Bonaventure Country Club’s 18th Hole for “Yoga on the Green,” a special class on the picturesque course featuring live music, healthy food, and refreshments.
For spa reservations, memberships, or additional information, contact 954.349.5500 or visit bonaventureresortandspa.com
JULY 1, 2013
andBEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE
Dreaming of a serene honeymoon in an exotic locale? Only accessible by boat, andBeyond’s Mnemba Island Lodge transports guests to a tranquil paradise in the midst of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Zanzibar. The private island houses ten thatched-roof “bandas” and is surrounded by magnificent coral reefs and dive sites that provide an incredible way to experience Africa. Couples who truly want to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life will be pleased to discover that the property houses no televisions, and the only inhabitants they will find are hotel guests and staff.
The all-inclusive property currently has a fabulous honeymoon deal in which newlyweds receive 25% off of the total rate. Pricing includes accommodations, three meals daily, house wines and beer, local spirits, laundry amenities, and access to water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fly-fishing, windsurfing, and a sundowner cruise on a traditional sailing vessel. Couples can also swim with dolphins or indulge in island cuisine at a beachside dinner at sunset!
With the honeymoon discount, rates start at $1,185 per couple per night. Valid at all andBeyond lodges in Africa, as well as select partner properties in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe (excluding family suites, family rooms, and exclusive-use properties). To learn more or make reservations, please contact 888.882.3742 or visit andbeyondafrica.com
. Image courtesy of andBeyond.
JUNE 27, 2013
CANYON RANCH SPACLUB AT THE HOMESTEAD
Canyon Ranch, one of the most-renowned names in the spa industry, will unveil its partnership with The Homestead, Virginia’s 18th century historical resort, in late June. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub® at The Homestead is part of a $25MM dollar resort renovation that boasts a state-of-the-art facility and a full-service restaurant, allowing guests to experience a touch of Canyon Ranch at its first location in the mid-Atlantic region. Perfect for a pre-wedding bridal party vacation or a calming getaway with your future groom, this resort is best enjoyed before the big day for its emphasis on relaxation and healthy living.
Four new packages have been designed for guests who wish to relax and unwind amidst the new renovations. Each package listed below includes daily meals, as well as access to Aquavana® fitness classes and the Spa Garden. The SpaClub Spa Sampler package includes two nights accommodations and a $200 spa credit; the SpaClub Relax and Unwind package includes three nights accommodations, a $400 spa credit, and a hike through Cascades Gorge; and the All About You package includes five nights accommodations, a $600 spa credit, a 50-minute consultation with a nutritionist, and the famous Cascades Gorge hike. For a seven-night experience, the Healthy Indulgence package includes accommodations, an $800 spa credit, a 50-minute consultation with each nutritionist and exercise physiologist, and unlimited outdoor activities.
The above packages start between $1,268-7,005 depending on length of stay and activities offered. Book packages now to take advantage of spa credits, classes, treatments, and more at Canyon Ranch SpaClub® at The Homestead
, opening this month. For more information or to make reservations, please contact 877.479.8517 or visit thehomestead.com
MAY 29, 2013
Wedding Planning Packages
THE INN AND SPA AT LORETTO
Set amongst the incredible sunsets and beautiful mountain vistas of New Mexico, Santa Fe has become a favorite wedding destination for brides worldwide. Picture-perfect scenic backdrops bestow newlyweds with beautiful wedding photographs and memories that will last a lifetime. What better way to begin a walk down the aisle in Santa Fe than with a wedding planning package from one of the most exquisite hotels in the city? The Inn and Spa at Loretto has partnered with Art of Celebration, a local event planning company, to create the Santa Fe Elopement Package for future brides and grooms.
Beautifully styled in traditional Southwest elegance and boasting incredible accommodations, lavender- and sage-scented patios, and remarkable views of the natural landscape, the Santa Fe hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway as well as a breathtaking wedding venue. The pre-wedding package includes accommodations, decadent chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling Gruet with turndown service, a couple’s massage and tub soak at The Spa at Loretto, and a wedding consultation contract with Art of Celebration. This unique special offer is designed to keep newlyweds free of stress before planning begins, leading up to the big event, and on the day of their nuptials.
The Santa Fe Elopement Package starts at $1,100, excluding taxes and service fees. Booking must be completed at least 72 hours in advance and is valid now through February 2014 for new reservations only. One-night stay required. For reservations, call 866.582.1646 or book online by using promo code PELOPE at innatloretto.com
MAY 21, 2013
EL SECRETO ON AMBERGRIS CAYE NEAR SAN PEDRO TOWN, BELIZE
El Secreto invites newlyweds to spend their honeymoon in stress-free paradise. Located on Ambergris Caye, the largest island of Belize, the resort offers 13 freestanding villas with authentic, thatched roofs to indulge guests in tropical pleasure. A great mix of contemporary and traditional elements, the natural island accommodations include your choice of an ocean-view spa setting, a seaside bungalow just steps from the water, a serene sanctuary on a salt-water lake, or a tropical abode amongst the lush vegetation of the island.
Ideal for newlyweds looking for romance and adventure, the five- and seven-night honeymoon packages from El Secreto provide the perfect mix of both. Arriving in Belize, honeymooners will be picked up at the airport and greeted at the resort with a welcome cocktail, as well as flowers and chilled Champagne in their romantic villa. During the remainder of the trip, newlyweds are treated to daily breakfast, a three-course dinner with wine, a beachside candle-lit dinner, a couples massage at IKAL Spa, as well as numerous outdoor adventure activities including snorkeling in Hol Chan Marine Reserve, diving in Shark Ray Alley, and exploring Mayan ruins and caves.
For more information or to book the Honeymoon Package from El Secreto, call 800.479.5037 or visit elsecretobelize.com
. Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Offer based on availability; upgrades available upon request and for additional fees. Honeymoon Package prices start at $5,098 for double occupancy and include taxes and surcharges. Stays must be completed by January 2, 2014.
MAY 14, 2013
MONASTERO SANTA ROSA HOTEL & SPA
Located in Conca dei Marini, Italy along the Amalfi Coast is the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa. With breathtaking ocean views and enchanting scenic splendor, this romantic resort is a dream destination for newlyweds. This summer, the hotel is offering couples the Santa Rosa Spa Romance vacation package, which includes a three-night stay complete with special spa treatments for the ultimate experience in intimate luxury.
The Santa Rosa Spa Romance package offers guests three nights in a Sea View Deluxe room or suite, full daily breakfast, a five-course dinner served in the seaside gardens, and a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, fruit, and homemade chocolates upon arrival. The spa package includes for each person: an 80-minute Candle Massage and complimentary daily use of the Thermal Suite, which includes heated mosaic benches with whirlpool footbaths in a pomegranate fragrance, an herbal steam room, stone and wooden saunas, a hydrotherapy pool, and a series of exquisite Experience Showers.
For travel now until May 20, 2013 or October 7, 2013 to November 4, 2013, the three-night Santa Rosa Spa Romance vacation is $2,917 for a Seaview Deluxe Room. From May 21, 2013 to October 6, 2013, the package is $3,842 for a Seaview Deluxe Room. For more information and reservations, visit monasterosantarosa.com
MAY 7, 2013
Accommodation & Spa Renovation
KOHLER WATERS SPA & THE CARRIAGE HOUSE AT THE AMERICAN CLUB
Located in Kohler, Wisconsin, The Carriage House at The American Club offers guests the ultimate in peaceful luxury. In addition to deluxe accommodations, guests receive immediate access to Kohler Waters Spa, as well as a daily complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening drinks and refreshments. This month, The Carriage House unveils a 55-room renovation boasting impeccable décor, which incorporates dark-wood accents, elegant furnishings, and rich-colored draperies.
Directly beneath The Carriage House, the Kohler Waters Spa delights guests with a variety of tranquil services including its innovative hydrotherapy treatments. Kohler Waters Spa has also announced a nine-room renovation housing its Facial and Two-gether rooms. The new décor features clean colors and calming blue hues, waterfall murals, and a fireplace in the Two-gether room. A variety of treatments are available for a couple to experience together including the Kohler Massage, RiverBath, or H2O Inspiration spa service.
A great relaxation destination, The Carriage House at The American Club is the perfect pre-wedding getaway or soothing honeymoon spot. For reservations, call 800.344.2838 or visit the website of the Kohler Waters Spa
or The Carriage House
at The American Club
for more information.
APRIL 30, 2013
Wedding & Honeymoon Packages
HYATT REGENCY MCCORMICK PLACE
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place offers an incredible wedding locale for contemporary modern brides in the heart of downtown Chicago. Early June will mark the completion of the venue’s $110 million, 460-guestroom expansion, which includes a full redesign of the popular 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room reception site.
The Cherish the Memories wedding package offers a venue choice of the expansive Regency Ballroom or the redesigned Prairie Room, a four-hour open bar and delectable four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Anthony De La Rosa, a complimentary stay for the bride and groom in the honeymoon suite complete with champagne and cardamom-spiced truffles, and discounted room rates for overnight guests. As a special bonus, this package also includes a complimentary stay at a Hyatt hotel during the honeymoon and Hyatt Gold Passport points that could earn you up to five complimentary nights at a participating Hyatt Resort in the United States, Mexico, or Aruba.
The Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points offer is only available for a short time. Book and hold your wedding by December 31, 2014 in order to qualify. For more information, visit mccormickplace.hyatt.com
or contact the Hyatt Wedding Coordinator by calling 312.528.4168.