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December 22, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa sounds religious but it's not. The upscale resort near Cape Town, South Africa, derives its name from the nearby mountain range. The mountains stand on one side of the resort; the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Guests can watch whales and dolphins in the ocean and hike the surrounding wilderness trails of Table Mountain National Park. The deal: Cape Town Chic is a well-priced package from Lion World Tours that includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, a day in Cape Town on your own and four nights at the Twelve Apostles to enjoy the setting and the spa. Spend a little more and you can add on sightseeing excursions.
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TRAVEL
November 2, 1997 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRES
Worried that the much-ballyhooed wet weather of El Nino--or fear of it--will wash away tourist business, California tourism bureaus have devised some novel promotions. In Northern California's Humboldt County, home to Eureka, some hotels are promising free accommodations to guests stranded in January or February by storm-caused road closures or flight cancellations.
TRAVEL
July 7, 1991 | HANK KOVELL
Due to the great competition for the mature traveler's vacation dollar, more and more resorts and hotels are offering discount programs. Here are some of the latest offerings: --Condado Beach Hotel, a 245-room beachfront hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is giving a year-round 25% discount to those 60 years and over. In addition, this elegant resort has reduced its rates for the summer season that ends Nov. 30. Lowest-priced room is $126 per night, double occupancyl; it's available for $94.50.
TRAVEL
October 17, 1993 | HANK KOVELL
Here are some good hotel discount deals currently being offered to seniors: Aston Hotels in Hawaii has reduced the age limit of its Sun Club program from 62 to 55. The program includes not only a 20% discount off its regular published rates, but also a free day's use of a Budget rental car--with unlimited mileage--for each night's stay. Aston has 30 lodgings in Hawaii, all condominiums with fully equipped kitchens. Children up to age 18 can stay in rooms at no extra charge.
BUSINESS
May 26, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
If you stay at any of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton or Embassy Suites Hotels in North America, South America and Central America you will find only one brand of coffee and tea in each room. Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's largest hotel chains, has signed an exclusive agreement with Los Angeles-based Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to provide the coffee and tea in the sealed packets that guests find in their room starting this summer. If you are a fan of Starbucks or Seattle's Best, don't fret.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Hotel Investors Trust, the target of separate buyout bids from a Newport Beach investment group and a Japanese company, said Monday that both prospective deals have fallen through. The bids were made by First West Capital Corp. of Newport Beach, which offered $5.25 per share, or $63.5 million, and Park Plaza Inc., an affiliate of Japan's EIE International Corp., which bid $5 a share, or $61 million.
TRAVEL
September 29, 1991 | JACK ADLER
While low-cost motel chains are generally associated with travel in the United States, this kind of lodging is also available in European countries. Just as in the United States, travelers usually get a room with a private bathroom, plus such amenities as color TV and a phone. The Hotel Climat de France chain has more than 200 properties, mostly--though not all--in France.
NEWS
November 26, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Cyber Monday brings out the strangest hotel bargains, but we're not complaining. These two Manhattan hotels make a winter trip to the Big Apple a bit more affordable. But watch the timing: One deal has a tiny booking period, while the other is wide open. The Duane Street Hotel in New York’s fashionable Tribeca neighborhood  plans to have a 29-minute sale on Cyber Monday (Nov. 29). Whew, set your stopwatches now! From 1:29 p.m. to 1:58 p.m. EST (10:29 a.m. to 10:58 a.m. PST)
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Families seeking a spring break escape with pool time, hiking, cycling, old school games and s'mores but have no time to plan should look for vacation packages with with built-in fun. Here are five in the West that fit the bill. Deal 1: The Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., offers a destination amid the Rocky Mountains with lots of kid fun stuff. The Spring Break Getaway package includes free movie tickets to the on-site movie theater, 15% off bowling lane rentals, 15% off some stores, a free fitness class (for one person)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
In the heat of their spat with the Port of Los Angeles, officials at HCT Inc. purposefully let slip a port secret: the Radisson Hotel Corp. has agreed to operate a 350-room hotel at the port's World Cruise Center. HCT is negotiating with the port to build the hotel. However, both HCT and Radisson say those plans may fall through in the wake of the port's decision to end negotiations with HCT for construction of an office tower in downtown San Pedro.
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