October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it’s time to think pink. The May Fair Hotel in London is offering a “Suite Stay for the Cure” promotion—book the hot pink Schiaparelli suite, and the hotel will donate 20 percent of its revenues to Breast Cancer Care throughout the month of October. Rates start at $5,036 a night … hey, it’s for a good cause and includes butler service! If you’d prefer to book a cheaper room, you can still support the charity by buying a Pink Ribbon drink (watermelon, pomegranate and cranberry juice, straight up) or a Raspberry Crush (raspberries, bananas, strawberries and cranberry juice), and 20 percent of the price will be donated. 800-333-3333, http://www.radissonedwardian.com/mayfair.
Sure, Grand Central Station as busy as, well, Grand Central Station. But from October 31 through November 3, 2007, travelers passing through Vanderbilt Hall can kick back with free mini-massages and other treatments at The Spa Experience. Fifty spa and beauty companies from around the world are setting up shop to showcase their wares and offer these complimentary treatments to commuters and travelers, alike. Just show up early! (doors open at 11 a.m.) http://www.spafinder.com/
This week, you can book a trip on Norwegian Cruise Line and save money on 2008 sailings. Departing in January, the Pride of Hawaii is offering a seven-day cruise from Honolulu that stops in Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Nawiliwili, starting at $749 per person (code PGSD1). Forget to bring home flowers last Valentine’s Day? Prevent angry spouse syndrome with a post-Valentine’s Day cruise on the Norwegian Gem sailing from New York to the Bahamas and Florida, starting at $599 per person (code PGSD1). Or try an Alaskan adventure next May with a seven-day cruise from Seattle, calling in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Prince Rupert, starting at $549 per person (code PGSD1). 866-234-0292, http://www.ncl.com
The government may claim that the passport crunch is over, but that doesn’t mean your passport application will be processed as fast as you’d like. If you’re willing to pay extra, a third-party expedited passport service can get you a passport within weeks, or even days. Currently, expedited passport service provider CIBT is offering an average savings of 20 percent off retail rates (ask for promo code 41582). 800-929-2428, http://www.cibt.com
Are you ready for some football? The Westin New York at Times Square is offering special Sunday rates for football fans, including a bucket of beer and special menu designed especially for sports fanatics. Sunday rates start at $259 per night between now and Super Bowl Sunday on February 8, 2008 (code FOOTBALL). 888-627-7149, http://www.westinny.com
If you’re jetting off to the Turks & Caicos Islands this fall, check out The Tuscany on Grace Bay. This three-bedroom luxury condo-hotel is offering further discounts on its off-season rates. Normal off-season rates are $975 a night, but if you book for seven nights through October 31, 2007, you pay $675 a night. Can’t vacation for that long? Book for three nights at the regular rate and you get the fourth night free. 649-941-4667, http://www.thetuscanyresort.com
Head to Aspen this fall and save on pre-ski season rates. The boutique Sky Hotel is offering its Touch the Sky package, which includes overnight accommodations and free parking starting at $149 a night between October 7 and November 21, 2007. (Compare that with late November prices that start at $275 a night) 970-429-7808, http://www.theskyhotel.com
And for those ultra-luxury travelers who are looking to save a few dollars … you can save $12,000 when you rent an island! In a fit of full moon madness, the private resort of Cayo Espanto off the coast of Belize is throwing in an extra night free when you rent the island for three nights. You must book your stay by December 31, 2007 for a stay that includes a night of a full moon: October 26, 2007, or April 20, May 19, June 18, July 18, August 16, September 15 or October 14, 2008. 888-666-4282, http://www.aprivateisland.com
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