This spring, hotels across the country are encouraging us to shake off any last remnants of winter and get traveling. From Florida to California (and many places in between), hotels are enticing guests with special packages perfect for families, couples, groups of girlfriends and more. Here are five spots that are worth checking into this season.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, California
For a classic Southern California escape, look no further than beautiful Pasadena. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and this spring, it’s offering a Race You to the Club package with special access to the racetrack Santa Anita Park, home to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This celebration of horse racing season includes access to the best of the hotel (accommodations on the club level) and the racetrack (entry into the newly renovated club house), along with nice perks such as valet parking, bespoke concierge services and club lounge privileges.
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Rocky Mountains aren’t only for skiing — they also make an excellent backdrop for a trip full of golf, tennis, horseback riding and hiking. This season, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Broadmoor is offering a Spring Break Getaway package with a complimentary fitness class and gratis access to the onsite movie theater. Particularly appealing to families, this promotion includes free dining for kids, discounts to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and 15 percent off the hourly bowling lane rental at Play (the resort’s dining and activity venue).
Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Windsor Court Hotel is luring travelers to New Orleans with 30 percent savings on reservations (use code “1984” when booking). One highlight of staying at the hotel is the famous afternoon tea in Le Salon, where you can choose from 26 different types of loose-leaf tea while enjoying the sounds of a live harpist or pianist. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that you have Four-Star The Grill Room and Four-Star The Spa at Windsor Court at your fingertips. With vibrant New Orleans on the hotel’s doorstep, this will be a fun-filled spring getaway.
Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites, Naples, Florida
For some hotels, one pampering package isn’t enough. Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites in sunny Naples, Florida is offering a total of seven packages to meet the needs of different travelers. Craving a spa getaway with the girls? Opt for the Beauty and the Beach package, including accommodation, spa treatments, a glamorous makeover, dinner at the new restaurant Avenue5 and a one-hour fashion consultation. Other fun choices are Beauty and the Feast (a dining package with dinner at both Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crabhouse, and Avenue 5); High Life, Wild Life (an eco package that incorporates a five-hour wildlife experience in the Everglades); or Pillow Talk (a romance offer complete with French champagne in your room upon arrival and a couples massage. If those offers don’t strike your fancy, the other luxe packages include Golf (play TPC Treviso Bay); Babymoon (complete with cravings baskets packed with treats); and Suite Spot Extravagance (a two-night stay in the new Club Level suites).
Watch the first blooms fill Central Park with color this spring from a vantage point high above Columbus Circle in New York City. At Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, New York, temptations range from a complimentary third day (the Extra Fun Day Away offer) to an Ultimate Detox package featuring a private yoga or personal training session, a Five Element Experience in the Spa Suite, one day’s worth of BluePrint Cleanse juices and complimentary gifts from both Five-Star The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York and BluePrint Cleanse.
Photos Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group LLC and Doug Thompson