Marriott, Renaissance and Courtyard hotels around the world
have launched a girlfriends’ getaway promotion. A sampling of the girlfriend
‘til You Drop with JW Marriott Bangkok: Bangkok’s reputation as a shopping capital is well deserved, given the low prices, high
quality and easy VAT refunds. Silks, cotton, ceramics, furniture, antiques, home décor items, lacquer ware, silver, bronze, pewter, jewelry and all
types of handicrafts make great souvenirs and gifts, and tailors abound for those made-to-measure items that can be shipped directly to your
The JW Marriott Bangkok is a perfect base for retail therapy, located just one and two stops
from major shopping centers such as Central Chidlom, the Emporium and Siam Paragon and also
accessible via Sky Train to the weekend market at Chatuchak.
The JW Marriott
Bangkok’s “Shop ‘til You Drop” package includes breakfast, a 45 minute foot massage for two people at JW’s Health Club and Spa,
complimentary suitcase and butler service for packing, shopping guides and discount coupons from Bangkok’s major
department stores, daily Sky Train tickets (for two). Rates are THB 7,800 per room, per night for two, valid until 31 May, 2009 and subject to combined service charge and
Government taxes. The promotion is available seven days a week and has a
two nights minimum stay restriction.
Dance Weekend at Renaissance London Chancery Court:
With the Strictly Dance Weekend, guests learn dance moves from a professional
teacher. Package includes deluxe accommodation for two, English breakfast for two, two-hour dance lesson at the hotel, cupcakes waiting
on arrival, a DVD to get you in the mood for dancing, and two "Strictly Cocktails" in the CC Bar. Package price is £285
per room for one night; available Friday - Sunday nights, with dance lessons available on Saturday and Sundays only. Package offered through August
2009 and bookings must be made at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Escape Package at San Juan Marriott:
The package, valid through April 2009 (based on availability), includes VIP transfers to and from
the airport, a one-hour Cosmos’s Happy Hour at the Lobby Bar, Ocean Fresh Facial for two, two $25 Plaza Las Americas gift cards per stay, ice
cream party and in-room chick flick, complimentary blackjack lesson at
the Stellaris Casino, complimentary San Juan city tour for two and upgraded bathroom amenities upon arrival. Package priced from $470-$680
per room per night, based on double occupancy, with a minimum stay of three
Golf and Spa Getaway at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes:
In addition to the 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course with multiple
sets of tees, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes has LPGA and PGA professionals on staff as
well as female caddies. Package includes two nights at the JW Marriott Orlando; two rounds of golf with a Caddie Concierge (one per person);
two one-hour golf lessons (one per person); two Arnica-Friction Massages (a
strong anti-inflammatory blended with warming bay laurel, rosemary and basil to ease muscle congestion), one per person; breakfast buffet for two at Citron, An American Brasserie at the JW Marriott;
and $50 credit toward purchases at the Golf Shop, which has a large selection of women’s apparel and golf accessories ($50
credit per room). Package is available, for 2 nights stay and above, year round, based on availability; rates start from
US$838 for two nights/two guests, with rates depending on dates.
& Spa Girlfriend Package at Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai
The package, valid April 1-31, 2009, includes one-bedroom suite for two persons, flowers and chocolates upon arrival and a choice of the
following: aromatherapy massage for 50 minutes, aromatherapy sensitive relaxing facial for 60 minutes or the chocolicious body scrub for 45
minutes. Package is priced at AED1460 for two persons per night, is
available seven days a week and is subject to room availability.
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