Hotels and resorts across the globe are celebrating 12-12-2012 today, and our Forbes Travel Guide editors found five spots marking the numerically significant day with particularly lavish blowout packages and sweet steals. Take a look at these happenings on this once-in-a-century date:
This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is offering three deals for the date — two “Ultimate Experience” room promotions and one wedding promo:
Room deal No. 1: For about $9,800, stay in the romantic Astor Suite (room 1212) with panoramas of the Bund and beyond. Guests will get a champagne breakfast, dinner at Yi Long Court or Sir Elly’s, a half-day spa experience and transfer to the hotel in a Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Room deal No. 2: For about $900, stay in a Grand Deluxe River Room (room 12) and get breakfast, dinner, a surprise welcome gift and a complimentary night in a Deluxe Garden Room.
The wedding package: Priced at approximately $9,800 per table of 10 people and good through December 31, this package includes two nights in the Astor Suite, a bottle of champagne, breakfast, spa treatments, a Rolls-Royce departure transfer and a complimentary night in a Grand Deluxe River Suite on the couple’s one-year anniversary. The wedding itself? Couples celebrate with a banquet in the Palace Suite, a cake, a pianist and a jazz band.
While Las Vegas has loads of wedding ceremony specials today, we’re partial to the high-class one offered by the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Bellagio on the Strip. For $5,000, couples get (among other things): an hour of chapel time, fresh white rose petals scattered about, a live Web broadcast of the ceremony, limo service to and from the marriage license bureau, a bottle of Bollinger champagne and buffet for two at Bellagio.
This all-inclusive Caribbean resort in Antigua gave couples the chance to rent out the hotel’s entire private island for a 12/12/12 wedding. Starting at $230,000, the “Once in a Lifetime Package” includes three nights at the luxury hotel for the couple plus 80 of their guests, a pre-party, ceremony, cocktail hour and wedding reception.
Here’s a deal you can still snap up: Until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight, you can book any guest room at the Affinia Hotel in New York or Washington D.C. for $112.12 for Sunday night stays from January 2 through March 31. Staying longer? You’ll get a 12 percent discount on those nights, too.
From today through December 24, you can book the “12/12/12 Package,” which includes a 12 percent discount on all incidental charges and entry to win a free one-night weekend stay in one of the Four-Star hotel’s luxe one-bedroom suites. The drawing is only open to those who book this package, so we’d like to imagine the odds are in your favor on this auspicious date.
Photos Courtesy of The Peninsula Shanghai, MGM Resorts International and Rosewood Hotels