Now that winter's chill has lost its luster, warm up in the Golden State at one of gay-owned and managed Joie de Vivre's eclectic, individually styled properties. With three new promotions, keeping it in the family definitely has its benefits.
Book a Third Night Free from now until May 2010 at its dedicated microsite JoieOfLife.com (code JOIE) to get, you guessed it, a third night free whether midweek or a long weekend.
Plan ahead for a festive vacay with the Birthday Bucks promotion and receive a $100 credit to your room for spa treatments, dining charges, or just a discounted rate when you book two or more nights within seven days of your birthdayand yes, they will be checking IDs. Valid through January 15, 2011 and good for anybody celebrating a birthday in your room, including children. Use promo code BUCKS directly with hotel or online.
Finally, just in time for Valentine's Day (and a decision in the landmark Prop 8 case, share your love with Mama Earth as you stoke your own romantic aspirations all year long with the new Sowing the Seeds of Love eco-romance package. Book by December 15, 2010 (code SEED) for a libido-stoking ecodisiac upon check-in (think environmentally-friendly organic chocolates or green bath amenities) as well as a bottle of Bonterra Vineyards biodynamic wine and a tree planted in your honor by EcoUnit.
Although the promotions can't be combined (unless booked separately into a larger trip), all are valid at any of JDV's 35 properties across Californiaeven the luxury onesfrom Venice Beach to Sacramento to Santa Cruz. Smart luxury picks include sipping wine at the Zen-inspired Gaige House in Sonoma, dining amongst Big Sur's Redwoods at Ventana Inn, relaxing in San Francisco at Japantown's authentically communal Kabuki Springs & Spa, or calling on your beach butler while waiting to catch a wave at The Shorebreak Hotel in Surf City U.S.A. (a.k.a. Orange County's Huntington Beach).
Check out JDVHotels.com for a full list of properties.