Wrapping Up the Summer Heat with Hot Labor Day Hotel Deals

by  Dana Harris | Aug 16, 2010
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa / Photo courtesy of the property

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We know how it goes – year after year summer flies by and all those exciting travel plans get lost somewhere between great idea and execution. So before your office’s summer Fridays end and the kids head back to school, pack up your shorts and swimsuits and head out for one last summer hurrah. Here are a few fab deals for the upcoming holiday weekend.

For the family…
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Ft. Myers, Florida
Labor Day means a weekend full of family fun (though couples are welcome too!) at the AAA Four-Diamond Sanibel Harbour Marriott. In addition to the resort’s usual roster of amenities and activities – outdoor pools, an award-winning spa, six restaurants and lounges, and outdoor sports like kayaking and tennis – guests can also enjoy live music on the main pool deck on Sunday afternoon, waterslides and slip-n-slides (setup for the holiday weekend only), dive-in (in-pool) movies, watermelon-eating competitions, and barbeques for rates as low as $159 per night ($119 for Florida residents). That’s a savings of over 20 percent – winter rates go for $229 per night. To book, call 888-273-8096 or visit www.sanibel-resort.com

For the partier…
W Dallas - Victory, Dallas, Texas
The W’s Summer in the City package, available through September 30, offers travelers perk-packed weekends ideal for partying, sightseeing, as well as relaxing. The deal includes two complimentary cocktails at the hotel’s outdoor, infinity-edge pool; a 10 percent discount on dinner at Tom Colicchio’s Craft Dallas; access for two to Ghostbar, the W’s exclusive rooftop lounge; a disposable W camera; breakfast for two; valet parking; and a complimentary hot cream manicure with the purchase of a Blissage75 at Bliss Spa. Package rates run from $199 per night. To book, call 214-397-4100 or visit www.starwoodhotels.com

For the soul searcher…
Morgan’s Rock Eco Lodge, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
For something a little more far-flung, indulge yourself with a week at Morgan’s Rock, Nicaragua’s premier resort. Its luxurious private bungalows front the ocean and are flanked by a thick forest, home to a private nature reserve and estuary. The resort’s 6-night Pre Labor Day package (valid August 28–September 3) includes daily meditation and yoga workshops (led by renown yoga instructor April Martucci, named “most in demand” yogi by New York magazine), organic meals (including farm-to-table breakfast tours where guests can milk the cows, pick bananas, and make their own tortillas), complimentary beer and fruit drinks, and hiking tours. Weekly rates start as low as $1,570. And don’t forget your surfboard – the beachfront property sees some awesome waves! To book, call +505-2254-7989 or visit www.morgansrock.com;www.pravassa.com

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