New Orleans, from $225 per room per night
The Just Us Girls package includes one night at the 251-room in a petite suite with double beds as well as continental breakfast daily, a 30-minute massage for two in your room, and dinner for two (valued at $75) at Red Fish Grill. Other perks include cocktails for two upon arrival, a welcome bag with city guides and shopping information, and a movie in your room. The hotel is built on the site the former D.H. Holmes Department Store and has kept the store's 1913 façade and various artifacts. It boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a restaurant and bar, and quiet courtyards with tables and chairs. The 12-foot-ceilinged rooms offer views of the French Quarter or the tropical courtyards. They also feature modern amenities like wireless Internet access and cable television.
When: Through Sept. 1, 2008
Details: A minimum two-night stay is required for the package. Based on double occupancy; add up to two more guests for an additional $116 per person per night. Hotel taxes of 13 percent and a $1 nightly occupancy charge are additional.
Contact: 800/766-3782, sonesta.com
Huntington Beach, from $385 per room per night
The Balance package includes one night at the 517-room Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, a 50-minute massage for two at the hotel's 20,000-square-foot Pacific Waters Spa, massage gratuity, and a 10 percent discount on spa purchases. There's more: early check-in, full access to all facilities at the resort, and complimentary valet parking. Standard room amenities include a private balcony or patio, choice of one king or two queen beds, a large bathroom with a natural-stone countertop, and bathrobes.
When: Through Dec. 30, 2008
Details: Based on double occupancy; single rate not available. The 11 percent tax is included; the resort fee is an additional $11 per night. Breakfast is not included.
Contact: 714/698-1234, huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com
Tucson, from $457 per room per night
The Rejuvenation Spa package includes one night in a suite-size room at the 244-room , one aromatherapy welcome gift per room, and two 60-minute basic spa treatments. The lush 80-acre property, built around a 1912 homestead in the foothills above Tucson, is brimming with indigenous plants, a variety of birds, and a diverse wildlife. Southwestern decor dominates the guest rooms, each of which features a private balcony or a patio overlooking the mountains, the desert, and the city. Other amenities include an oversize bathroom, a separate dressing area, pillow-top mattresses, cable TV, and movies.
When: April 1-May 31, 2008
Details: Taxes and fees are included. Based on double occupancy. Solo travelers can choose the Just for Me package, which starts from $272 per person and includes one 60-minute massage, taxes, and the resort fee. Breakfast is not included.
Lake George,from $480 per room per night
The Women's Wellness package is for the eighth annual Women's Wellness weekend retreat and part of a Be Inspired weekend program offered in conjunction with Natural Health magazine. It includes two nights in a standard room at the Sagamore, a picturesque resort on a 72-acre private island on Lake George, about a four-hour drive from New York City. Two days of workshops and classes are part of the package and include: "Live in the Moment" with keynote speaker Lucinda Bassett, "Living the Dream" with Laurie Gerber, "Cooking the Whole Foods Way" with Christina Pirello, "Women's Edge" with Regina Smith, "Inspired Grace" with Gia Combs-Ramirez, and "Sonic Meditation" with Richard Goodhart. You'll also enjoy an opening reception on Friday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a 25 percent discount on all spa treatments, a 20 percent discount on Jurlique products, and access to the resort's fitness center and pool. The year-round resort in the Adirondack Mountains has a championship golf course, a European-style spa, and a sailing school. Rates start from $480 per person for two nights. Upgrade to a suite for an additional $120 per person. Rates for just the seminars and lunches without accommodations start from $275 per person.
When: April 11-13, 2008
Details: Prices are per person based on double occupancy; solo travelers add $160 for a resort room and $280 for a suite. Taxes are additional and range from 6 to 12 percent depending on the type of room or suite; service charges are $31 for a single room or suite and $63 for a double room or suite. Breakfast is not included.
Contact: 866/385-6221, thesagamore.com