Turning leaves, crisp air and cozy hotel rooms are synonymous with fall around our office. And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the spectacular season than to escape to one of these luxury properties and take advantage of their special autumn packages.
Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
For those who love late fall, there’s nothing better than bundling up and venturing out to explore, window-shop or dine. The Washington, D.C., hotel’s Fall Experience package gives you the opportunity to do just that while, at the same time, being awed by some of America’s most iconic monuments. The deal includes a deluxe room or suite, a seasonal Rye Apple Ginger Fizz cocktail, gratis overnight parking and your choice of an exclusive autumn experience, curated by a personal assistant. Outings include a JFK-Georgetown walking tour where you stop at some of the former president’s past residences before having dinner for two at Martin’s Tavern, where JFK proposed to Jackie O. Other options include a landmark tour, a Georgetown shopping trip and a Mount Vernon excursion.
Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the most beautiful cities you could visit this time of year. Winding back roads, rolling golden hills and pristine lakes lined with candy-colored trees make up the backdrop to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Keswick Hall. For a quick getaway, look into the 48-room property’s Bed & Breakfast package. You’ll be treated to your choice of accommodations in the former private mansion, breakfast for two and fresh fruit delivered to your room upon arrival. Aside from these perks, you will want to lounge around the resort’s 600 acres, participate in some of Keswick Hall’s many activities (we recommend horseback riding through the foothills or trying your hand at archery) or explore the city’s other landmarks. Before you leave, though, be sure to take a few swings at the newly opened Pete Dye-designed golf course, Full Cry.
The Towers at The New York Palace
Located in the heart of Midtown, The Towers at The New York Palace is a dream for tourists with its close reach to Central Park, Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. But if a chill in the air and layering outerwear isn’t your idea of a luxurious time, this elegant hotel has the deal to warm you up. The Rarities Reserve package lets you bypass the cold fronts and slip into the hotel’s intimate surroundings via an overnight stay in a Tower suite; a private sommelier-guided tasting of rare spirits, wine or champagne; complimentary specialty bar snacks; and sweets at Pomme Palais, the Palace’s own bakery.
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
If you want to avoid cold fall winter weather altogether, escape to Macau. The last few months of the year are the most highly recommended travel times. The temperature typically floats around the 70s, giving you even more incentive to check out the Ruins of St. Paul’s, The House of Dancing Water stage production or the region’s other popular attractions. With Conrad Macao, Cotai Central’s Conrad Winter Getaway package, you can take in the sights, enjoy 35 percent off your stay, and get complimentary Wi-Fi and a 2 p.m. checkout. Located in the heart of the Cotai Strip, the Four-Star Conrad is only a short ride from some of the aforementioned landmarks, top restaurants and nightlife that Macau is so well-known for.
Inn at Lost Creek
Telluride is known for its quaint shop-lined streets, steep forested cliffs and jaw-dropping looks onto the San Juan Mountains. In other words, it’s the perfect locale for an amorous retreat for just-hitched couples. Inn at Lost Creek’s Romantic Honeymoon at the Inn promotion will help newlyweds who want to recuperate from wedding madness — of course, the package is just as good for lovebirds celebrating anniversaries or those simply in need of a break from the grind — with three nights in one of the Inn’s suites or condos, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries and a visit to the Siam Talay’s private dining room for an intimate wine tasting. The bundle also comes with a reservation for the rooftop hot tub, where you can sip and stargaze.