- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 30, 2007


Stay at the Standard Miami for two nights for $299 as part of its Summer Lovin’ package. The newest addition to the Standard chain of boutique hotels, the hotel-spa is on Belle Isle a few minutes from trendy South Beach.

The package includes two nights’ accommodations, daily continental breakfast, valet parking and use of the many hotel amenities, including indoor and outdoor baths, sauna, steam room and mud lounge. The package is available through Sept. 30 — including weekends. Use promo code LOVIN when booking. Book at www.standardhotel.com or call 305/673-1717.


Carmel Valley Ranch resort in Carmel, Calif., has finished a $5 million renovation of its championship-level golf course, designed by Pete Dye, and is offering a golf package starting at $299.

The package, available Sunday through Thursday, includes one night’s suite accommodations, one round of golf per person after the first night’s stay, golf cart and continental breakfast. The package is available through Dec. 30. Book at www.carmelvalleyranch.com or call 866/282-4745.


The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md., is offering a midweek family retreat package for $249 per night. The package is good Sunday through Thursday through Sept. 9.

Included are a $50 activities credit, breakfast for two daily and a $99 greens fee (per person). A two-night stay is required. Book at www.chesapeakebay.hyatt.com or call 410/901-1234.


Icelandair has simplified its fare structure for travel to and from Iceland.

The new structure includes four categories: Saga, Economy Flex, Economy and Best Price. Customers in Saga, Icelandair’s business class, will receive four times as many frequent-flier points as customers using the lowest economy fare, in addition to other booking incentives.

Economy Flex passengers will have flexible trip cancellation, itinerary change and seat selection and additional frequent-flier points. Economy fares will include seat selection but will charge for any changes. For more information, see www.icelandair.com.


Travel to New York City aboard Amtrak and receive a one-bedroom deluxe suite at the Buckingham Hotel for $219 per night.

Travel must be aboard an Acela train in business or first class to qualify for the reduced rate. The offer is good through Sept. 4. Use promo code ACELA when booking. Book at www.buckinghamhotel.com or call 888/511-1900.


American Airlines has reduced round-trip fares to Canada from the Washington area.

Sample fares include Toronto, $259, Calgary, $284 and Halifax, $290. Sale fares are good for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday through Sept. 3. Book at www.aa.com.



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