Happy Leap Year! We only get an extra day added to the calendar every four years, so why not make the most of it and plan a trip? Plenty of destinations around the world offer limited-time deals to celebrate the leap year, but here are a few that caught my eye.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is celebrating the 2020 Leap Year with limited-time exclusive offers. Guests who book a full-priced stay on Feb. 28 get a Leap Day stay for only $29. Take in the best views of Los Angeles from the 70th floor, enjoy world-class dining and more. Interested in booking this offer? Call 1-877-666-3243 or 866-782-2743 and mention code IKOTH.
Calling all basketball fans: Attend the New York Knicks versus Chicago Bulls Leap Day game at Madison Square Garden and score 10–20 percent off room rates at Hotel Pennsylvania with its Madison Square Garden promotion.
Hit the slopes for an adventurous Leap Day at Whiteface Mountain. Book the Ski. Soak. Eat. Repeat. offer and enjoy two days of lift tickets, savory meals, indoor/outdoor pools and more with a leap day stay at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Friendly Planet Travel: Cruise the Nile River, safari through Southern Africa and wander around Cappadocia. Book now through Feb. 29 for a $29 deposit, and worry about the rest later.
Celebrate leap year in style and book a leap day stay at any of the three Moxy properties and enjoy 29 percent off along with two glasses of Prosecco at check-in. Guests born on Feb. 29 will receive a free night’s stay and bottle of Prosecco.
Treat your family to an unforgettable trip to Great Wolf Lodge. For one day only, Great Wolf Lodge is offering a huge discount on stays; on Feb. 29, use code LEAPYEAR to book a stay at any property for only $29.
Orbitz is celebrating Leap Year by giving away Platinum Status and $290 Orbucks to a few lucky travelers. To enter, follow Orbitz on Instagram Feb. 24–29. Other prizes include travel perks like saving on baggage fees, airport WiFi and TSA PreCheck.
There’s no better way to spend the bonus 24 hours than traveling!
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I was staying in New York City with my daughter. We arrived at Penn Station, right across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania, at 9:30 a.m. — way too early to check in. But we had some luggage we didn’t want to carry around with us, so we stopped at the hotel to leave it.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District opened in Abu Dhabi in early November, offering a wide array of food and beverage outlets, facilities for sports and other entertainment offerings. In accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions, visitors must pre-book the experiences available.
As a chaotic 2020 comes to a close, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will “turn down the volume” across its global spas with its annual Silent Night on Dec. 9. In addition to the standard wellness menu, the spas will offer mindful treatments, including guided meditation, signing bowl experiences and deep sleep practices. Talking and music will cease in the spas at 5 p.m. to help instill a sense of peace and allow for individual contemplation.
Rosewood Washington, D.C. unveiled six new townhouses as the final component of the property’s recent renovation. The townhouses offer a new, unique guest experience unavailable elsewhere in the capital. Situated on a tree-lined street and adjacent to the hotel, the townhouses offer privacy, 1,100 square feet and one bedroom, with a private entrance. On the second story, guests find a fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, a communal dining area and a back patio. A master bathroom with a deep-soaking tub, walk-in rainforest shower and heated marble floors complement the bedroom. A lower level boasts a separate powder room and washer/dryer.
As more destinations around the globe reopen to travelers, we are ready to get back to one of our favorite activities. Join us over the next several weeks as we take you to places around the world saying #WelcomeBacktoTravel. Take a visual journey through Malta with us.
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