Welcome to the working week readers! It’s another beautiful Monday I’ve heard from quite a few of you that you are looking for some summer vacation deals that are “Recessionista Ready.” Well, the folks at Loews Hotels know that even in a recession, we still want to have fun and that we need some chillification. To give us a helping hand, Loews Hotels has created a collection of budget-friendly, uniquely local girlfriend getaways. With Loews’ “Recessionista Respite” packages, fashionistas can still indulge while on vacation with luxury accommodations at participating Loews Hotels, shopping passes, credits for Real Housewives of Orange County did their girlfriends getaway. Remember them sipping their champagne and getting their massages? Now you can too. Until , you can pick a favorite city from among the following fashion-forward packages: , fine dining, and cocktails and more. This reminds me of when the
Denver, Colorado: Loews Denver Hotel welcomes those with a shop-til-you drop attitude to the Mile High city with the “Recessionista Package.” It includes luxurious Villa Suite accommodations for one night with access to the hotel’s VIP lounge; two $25 American Express Gift Checks to use at the nearby Cherry Creek Shopping Center with over 400 stores from Macys to Neiman Marcus and everything in between; an exclusive bag concierge for guests to check shopping bags and have them delivered to their room while continuing to shop, and a “Passport to Shopping” with complimentary valet parking for the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Post shopping, guests can relax and enjoy complimentary cocktails for two at the hotel’s T-bar and an in-room movie to end the day. The package also includes a $10 food and beverage credit, complimentary valet parking and in-room high-speed internet access for online shoppers. Pricing starts at $279 per night (based upon double occupancy).
Lake Las Vegas, NV: In the quiet respite of the Lake Las Vegas Resort, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of The Strip, Loews “Recessionista Diva Package” offers girlfriends a one-night stay in luxury accommodations, a complimentary poolside cabana complete with flatscreen TV and a poolside amenity, plus a $50 food and beverage credit to be used either at the Resort’spool cabana or in room. At Spa Moulay, girlfriends who purchase a Swedish Massage or Holistic Facial receive their choice of a complimentary Moulay Buff, waxing service, manicure, or Blow-Dry Style featuring Aveda products. In addition, they’ll be sipping pretty with a 2-for-1 drink offer valid throughout their entire stay. To satisfy their fashion needs, girlfriends will receive a 10% discount at Loews Lake Las Vegas boutique store Karima. Pricing starts at $189 per night (based on double occupancy).
Nashville, Tennessee: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel invites girlfriends to don a stylish cowboy hat and experience Music City “in the round” while watching rising country music stars perform at the nationally renowned Bluebird Café. The “Recessionista Package” includes premium accommodations for one-night with exclusive access to the club floor lounge, serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeurves; two cowboy hats from a local shop; two tickets to the Bluebird Café, and welcome Tennessee Tea cocktails for two. Pricing starts at $199 per night (based upon double occupancy).
: invites ladies to partake in the “New ‘Awlins D’Awlins Recessionista Package” to experience the best of Crescent City life. The package includes a two-night stay in a double queen grand guestroom; champagne, boas and beads upon arrival; welcome cocktails in the hotel’s Swizzle Stick Bar; a $100 spa credit per person to Balance Spa; $10 worth of chips for each person to Harrah’s Casino; dinner at the hotel’s Café Adelaide; one $40 gift card to legendary Pat O’Briens’, and beignets at Café du Monde. Pricing starts at $849 (based upon double occupancy). An additional guest in the same room is $245.
New York, NY: Girls can shop the day away while staying at The Loews Regency Hotel in New York City. The “Recessionista Package” offers guests a 15% off “shopping day pass” at Bloomingdale’s complete with a personal shopper, a gift with purchase, and a complimentary beauty make-over. In addition, ladies will receive 20% off all services at the hotel’s Nico Salon, cocktails for two in the hotel’s Library Lounge (2 drinks per person), and complimentary parking or credit for transportation from the airport (La Guardia/JFK/Newark) to the hotel, up to $60. Offer good Thursday through Sunday. Pricing starts at $359 per night (based upon double occupancy).
Quebec City, Canada: Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Loews Le Concorde Hotel blends old world charm with modern elegance, offering ladies a one-night stay in a junior suite; two $35 (CDN) gift cards with round-trip shuttle service to Place Laurier Shopping Center, which boasts over 375 stores including The Bay, Canada’s most famous department store, Jean-Paul Fortin and H&M, and an eco-friendly shopping bag. After a long day at the mall, shoppers can head up to the hotel’s rotating restaurant and lounge, L’Astral, for 35th anniversary specialty cocktails for two and a 360 degree views of the charming city. Pricing starts at $249 (CDN) per night (based upon double occupancy).
San Diego, CA: At Loews Coronado Bay Resort, ladies enjoy the perfect mix of sun and fun with the “Recessionista Package,” which includes luxury accommodations, a $200 spa credit for a relaxing treatment at the resort’s Sea Spa, and a $100 food and beverage credit to enjoy a variety of seasonal menus, signature cocktails and breath taking views at any of the hotel’s four restaurants and lounges. Pricing starts at $399 (based on double occupancy).
Santa Monica, CA: Perched on the Pacific Ocean with Santa Monica city on one side and the sands of the legendary Muscle Beach on the other, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel tempts ladies to spoil themselves with a relaxing weekend at the hotel’s new eco-conscious spa. The special “Recessionista Package” includes a one-night stay in a superior double guestroom; two-for-one ’s massage featuring heated, natural sea shells at Ocean Spa & Fitness; complimentary fitness center and aerobic studio access, and an organic Red Flower lotion and body wash to take home. Spectacular sunsets over the Pacific are always on the house. Pricing starts at $399 (based upon double occupancy).
All of Loews Hotels’ “Recessionista Respite” packages rates listed are exclusive of tax and gratuity, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. So remember, the key to making these cheap & cheerful is to travel with a group of girlfriends and share the costs.
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PS– I have done getaways at both the Santa Monica and San Diego locations above and can personally vouch for their fabulessness if you buy a package with perks.