August 19, 2013 |
Say "aloha" to saving money by booking now for a future stay in a suite or villa at the oceanfront Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui. The deal: The Book Now, Save Later deal at the Fairmont Kea Lani saves guests up to 40% off the best available rate for a one-bedroom suite or a two- or three-bedroom villa this fall and on select dates in 2014. Rates start at $323 a night, plus tax, for a one-bedroom suite. A refundable deposit for two nights, including tax, is required to hold a reservation.
August 17, 2013
One of Southern California's most talented chefs opens a clam shack. LOCATION 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 848-2722, connieandteds.com PRICES Starters, $6-$18; sandwiches, $17-$22; main dishes, $18-$45 DETAILS Open 5-11 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, noon to 11 p.m. Fridays to Sundays. Full bar. Valet parking. Credit cards accepted. RECOMMENDED DISHES Oysters, stuffies, grilled New Bedford scallops, New England boiled dinner, blondies.
July 17, 2013 |
Short on vacation time? Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills doesn't want you to miss out. The hotel opposite the Beverly Center is offering a day spa package for $175 to $220 that starts with a massage in a private cabana at the rooftop pool and a Champagne toast. The deal: The Sofitel Staycation offers a 50-minute massage for $175 and an 80-minute massage for $220 at the hotel's LeSpa . You can spend the rest of the day lounging at the hotel' s pool, working out in the gym or unwinding in the steam room.
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June 22, 2013 |
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire - based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants - often involved far more upscale automobiles. There was the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr that slid into the ocean in Marina del Rey minutes after his employees parked it and the Jaguar, with key left in the ignition, that was driven off the lot by a distinguished-looking man who, as it turned out, did not own it. And then there was the time a horrified Citrin watched as a car in his care miraculously rolled across busy La Cienega Boulevard, without a driver or a scratch.
June 21, 2013 |
The Fairmont Newport Beach hotel turned up on Travelzoo's Top 20 list this week -- and with good reason. The online travel company offers an exclusive $99 room rate at this AAA Four-Diamond resort that comes with free valet parking, free Internet access and a $25 spa credit. The deal: The Travelzoo discount is good Thursdays through Mondays, perfect for long summer weekends at the upscale beach town. The cost with the extra perks is $99 a night in June and September, and $119 a night in July and August (prices exclude tax)
May 23, 2013 |
If you're a baseball fan, you probably know that the Omni San Diego Hotel offers a unique tie to the game: It overlooks Petco Park , with a pedestrian skywalk connecting the hotel to the action. It's the only hotel in the nation attached to a major league ballpark. The Omni offers visitors other perks too. It's in the historic Gaslamp Quarter across from the convention center and is convenient to other city sites. But the hotel really shines in summer, when the ballpark is in use. The deal: Celebrate America's pastime with the "Beer, Brats and Baseball" package, which starts at $289 and offers lodging, plus two tickets to a P adres game, beer and brats.