Hotels Celebrate Anniversaries with Discounted Rates and Extras

by  Liz Webber | Aug 13, 2010
Setai Miami Beach
Setai Miami Beach / Photo courtesy of the property

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While some people try to hide their age and stay away from big birthday bashes, hotels have no such qualms. In fact, celebrating a notable birthday is the perfect excuse to offer great rates and packages to loyal guests. Here are a few noteworthy anniversary specials going on now:

For its very first birthday, the Omphoy Ocean Resort in Palm Beach is bringing back its Grand Opening Rate of $149/night. In addition, the hotel has put together a Birthday Celebration Package for $199/night that includes a one-hour water sport rental, Core Fusion class at the exhale spa, and buy-one-get-one-free cocktail, breakfast, and dessert (one each). Book fast: these two deals are only available through August 31.

At the other end of the age spectrum, the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas turns a respectful 86 this year. To celebrate, rooms at the hotel will go for just $86/night through the end of 2010! The deal is subject to availability and certain blackout dates apply.

Not to be left out, Melrose’s sister Warwick properties in New York, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle (and several overseas hotels) have a special of their own in honor of the brand’s 30th birthday. Guests who book two nights or more receive a $30 dining credit (roughly the equivalent of one free dinner); certain hotels are also throwing in a welcome amenity, like a Warwick luggage tag. Offer valid through the end of 2010, subject to availability.

Down in Miami, the five-year-old Setai is giving away free breakfast for guests staying in one of its luxury suites. What we’re really excited about, however, is the new weekly calendar of events at the Restaurant at the Setai. Start planning for Flavors of India on Wednesdays; Thursday Night Jazz; Dim Sum and Champagne Fridays (starting August 13); and Balinese Hour on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, complete with live music and free Satay.

Last but not least, the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Vero Beach, FL, is turning the anniversary special on its head with special rates for your  milestones. The hotel will give a percentage off your room rate for every year that you and your spouse have been married (10 percent off for 10 years, 50 percent off for 50 years, and so on). On top of that, this “Bring Love Back” package (inspired by celebrity break-ups) features a free bottle of wine for your room and his and hers cupcakes. There’s no minimum requirement for stays, but the discount only applies to the first night.

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