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Gala Weekends

Business-Class Perks for the Proletariat

November 29, 1986|PATRICK MOTT

Hotels, according to Haley Powers, a convention sales manager for the Greater Los Angeles Visitor and Convention Bureau, generally are divided into three classes: Luxury, Business (or Corporate) and Budget. Business class, Powers added, means the hotels generally cater to weekday business travelers, but they offer packages for weekend vacationers that are moderately priced by comparison with luxury hotels.

Several hotels in Southern California that fall into these classes offer weekend package deals to their guests. Here are a few examples:

LUXURY The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills:

The Classic Weekend--$175 per night, based on double occupancy. Includes continental breakfast in room, complimentary champagne, newspaper, valet parking and use of sauna and swimming pool. Children under 14 sharing room with parents stay free.

The Romantic Interlude--$450 for two nights, based on double occupancy. Includes a suite, breakfast in bed, bottle of champagne with strawberries each day, complimentary newspaper, valet parking, use of sauna and pool, flowers and box of sweets in room and a remembrance gift.

The Century Plaza Hotel, Century City: Century Plaza Weekender--$204 for single or $249 per couple in main building; $296 for single or $306 per couple in tower. All rates include 10% room tax and are for two nights. Includes welcome cocktail in Lobby Court, daily American breakfast in choice of hotel restaurants, complimentary valet parking, use of pools and whirlpools, complimentary limousine service within 15-minute radius of hotel, guest membership to Century Club West athletic club for $15.

BUSINESS The New Otani Hotel and Garden, downtown Los Angeles, Japanese Weekend Adventure--$85 per night, which includes tax and gratuities. Includes shoji-screened room overlooking garden, welcoming sake, yukata robes, continental breakfast for two in room, parking.

Anaheim Hilton and Towers, Rainbow Weekend--$157 single, $78.50 per person based on double occupancy. Both rates are for two nights. Includes wine, fruit and cheese basket on arrival, complimentary shuttle to and from Disneyland, tax and gratuities.

BUDGET Embassy Suites Hotel, Covina, Weekend Getaway--$69 per night, based on double occupancy. Tax not included. Includes two-room suite, all-you-can-eat American breakfast, use of pool and whirlpool, complimentary beverages each evening, free limousine service to and from Ontario International Airport. Adjacent health club membership available for fee. Gratuities included.

Rodeway Inn of Garden Grove, Fun for All--$75 per person, based on double occupancy. Two nights. Children 3 and under free. Includes one-day admission to Disneyland, one-day admission to Knott's Berry Farm, choice of dinner at the Sizzler or Tokyo Buffet restaurant, continental breakfast, free shuttle to airport bus terminal, Disneyland and Knott's, discounts on other area attractions.

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