December 22, 2011 |
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.
November 2, 1997 |
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.
July 7, 1991 |
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.
October 17, 1993 |
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.
May 26, 2013 |
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.
October 9, 1990 |
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.
September 29, 1991 |
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.
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August 11, 1988 |
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.
October 26, 1989 |
Luring the Los Angeles Raiders to Oxnard for their summer training camp was hailed four years ago as a lucky coup. Now, officials say the deal--which included building the Radisson Suite Hotel to house the team--has become a liability, costing the financially beleaguered city almost $1 million a year. "The Radisson continues to eat us away. It was a very bad deal," said City Manager David Mora, who came to Oxnard after the deal was set in 1985. "It was a liability. It was a mistake."
May 30, 1993 |
To those not privy to its dark financial side, the pastel pink and peach Hilton in Baldwin Park may seem every bit the towering flagship development it was meant to be. Sure, it has put Baldwin Park on the map. The 10-story landmark along the San Bernardino Freeway (10) shows that even a city of very modest means can attract American Express-wielding corporate executives.