- The Washington Times - Friday, May 11, 2007


While Adirondack golf resorts don’t have the soft breeze of the ocean or a high-profile PGA tournament stop, the Adirondack region does have plenty of majestic views and more than 60 courses that will challenge any golfer from novice to pro. To celebrate the start of the golf season, many resorts are offering special packages geared especially for the traveling golfer. Some of the resorts offering packages include: Clarkson Inn, the Sagamore, Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Bluff Point Golf Resort, Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club, and Water’s Edge Inn. All packages include accommodations and at least one round of golf per day. Packages start as low as $69 per person, per night. See www.visitadirondacks.com for more information.


Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin is celebrating its 100th anniversary with special events and offerings throughout the year.

The Restaurant Quarre will offer a special jubilee menu, while birthday cake will be offered every afternoon to guests.

The Lorenz Adlon Restaurant will offer a special five-course food and wine evening the first Thursday of each month, and guests can also enjoy a rotating monthly exhibit that features artifacts from the hotel. All of the events lead up to the birthday gala taking place Oct. 29. For more information on events or to book, see. www.hotel adlon.com.


The 11th annual Fleet Week does not begin until Sept. 17, but it’s never too early to start planning. Fleet Week is actually a monthlong event, and all events have been posted at www.fleetweeksandiego.org. Highlights include: Port of San Diego Sea & Air Parade on Sept. 29; Navy ship tours, Sept. 29-30 and Oct 6-7; Marine Corps Recruit Depot Bootcamp Challenge and SRT Coronado Speed Festival, Oct. 6; and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, Oct. 12-14. The festival sails away Oct. 28.


American Cruise Lines launches a new itinerary from Providence, R.I., July 21 aboard the 49-passenger American Glory. The 11-day, 10-night Grand New England Cruise, will sail to Maine and the New England islands with stops including Bar Harbor, Rockland and Camden, Maine, and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Mass. Book at www.americancruiselines.com or call 800/814-6880.


Stay at the new Planet Hollywood resort and casino in Las Vegas for $89 a night on select dates through September. The resort, formerly the Aladdin, underwent a complete rebranding process and now features 2,600 movie-themed rooms and suites. The special rate also includes: two free breakfasts at the Spice Market Cafe, two-for-one admission to the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara, and a 20 percent discount on greens fees for golfers. Book at www.aladdincasino.com or call 877/333-9474.


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