Sunday, December 28, 2008

Going Once, Going Twice...

While researching availability this week-end for clients who decided a last-minute New Year's getaway was a must, we came up with a few options for the ultra-procrastinator so we thought we'd also share them with you (just in case your wanderlust is setting in...).

A quick and easy option is to head to sunny South Florida, where our clients enjoy VIP status and exclusive extra perks at three beachfront Ritz-Carltons (Naples, Palm Beach & Ft. Lauderdale). Rates vary based upon location, so inquire quickly if you want in. NB: All of our Ritz-Carlton rates include breakfast; in Palm Beach, clients also receive an $85/daily food & beverage credit. Another option still available over New Year's Eve is the Four Seasons Palm Beach (pictured), with rates from $599 (including breakfast for two iplus a one-category upgrade if available). Be sure to stay New Year's Day so you can pamper yourself at the brand new spa.

Further afield, there's still end-of-year space (as we type) at Cotton Bay Village in St. Lucia, a beautiful new residential-style Small Luxury Hotel catering to families as well as couples. A 25 percent off promo means rates over New Year's start at just $517/night for a spacious 1,300 square-foot private villa with pool view and full kitchen.

Out here in SoCal (where EliteTravelGal is based) the weather's finally taken a turn for the better with predictions of 70s and sunny for the entire week. Great rates and VIP treatment can still be had on New Year's Eve at The Peninsula Beverly Hills (from $495), Montage Beverly Hills (from $395), The London West Hollywood (from $269), Hotel Casa Del Mar (from $425) and Hotel Oceana Santa Monica (from $244)...just to name a few!

If Vegas is more your style, Lady Luck is with you as we've never seen New Year's Eve rates this low this time of year! Choose from Mandalay Bay ($369 on New Year's Eve dropping to $169 on Jan 1), Trump Las Vegas ($289 then $179 on Jan 1) or MGM Grand ($299 then $159). Does anyone even remember Vegas having space for New Year's Eve just 48 hours before the big event? Great time to take advantage of Sin City's sinful offerings at a shameless price.

Lastly, we just got word of last-minute cancellations on a few phenomenal, 4-bedroom private villas in Punta Mita, Mexico (with full access to facilities at the adjacent Four Seasons) and in Anguilla as well. Inquire within (we've been advised to have our clients make an offer at this point!).

For more details, or to book any of the last-minute getaways described above, click here to contact The EliteTravelGal.