February 25, 2024


sights and trips

Hotel & Resort Deals to Snag Now for 2021 Travel

If you didn’t book a deeply discounted trip on Cyber Monday, and are feeling pangs of regret, fear not.  The holiday season has again served up another round of hotel and resort steals good for 2021 travel near and far. Here now, a few deals that may be worth your while.

A Palm Springs getaway

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Palm Springs: Book this family-friendly desert fave (with its own waterpark) between January 1 and April 30, 2021, to get 25-percent off standard rates with code WCBACK—good for stays from January 2 to May 27, with some blackout dates applying. The hotel is also offering 50-percent off stays for healthcare workers with a flat $149-per-night rate for travel through February 28—use code THANKYOU when booking (good through February).

On island time

Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas:  The 200-acre beach front resort, home to luxury hotels, rental properties, and attractions (dolphin sanctuary, waterpark,  Nobu, golf—you get the idea), reopened on December 10 and has just launched its 12 Days of Atlantis holiday promotion for when people are ready to travel again. Book by Christmas Day for a surprise gift—complimentary activities, spa treatments, shopping sprees, fine dining experiences, special discounts, and more. Guests who book The Cove (the resort’s luxury hotel reopening on February 11) can also take advantage of the 12 Days of Atlantis, too.

A longterm stay in Florida

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & SpaThe resort’s new Home at Hilton work-from-hotel program, available to book until February 28,  means you can move the home office beachside this winter, but with a discount for your extended stay. Guests who choose a 14-day stay will receive a 30-percent off the best available nightly rate, and if you go for longer than 30 days, pricing begins at $90 per night. Reservations at hiltonsandestinbeach.com/home-at-hilton or 850-267-9500. 

Epic family beach time

Club Med, Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean: Get up to 50-percent off stays, plus perks, at various locations of this family-friendly resort with the Splash into Winter sale. Book by January 5, 2021, for travel through July 2, 2021.  

Buyouts in wine country

The Duchamp, Healdsburg: Comprised of six freestanding private suites and a 50-foot azure pool (and limited to 12 registered guests), this gem can be bought out in 2021 for just $8,430 (plus tax) for two nights (two-night minimum required). You’ll get VIP access to the coveted Williamson Epicurean Dinner experience at the nearby Dry Creek Valley estate of Williamson Wines, hosted by owners Bill and Dawn Williamson.

Camellia Inn, Healdsburg: The 10-room, 1869-era bed and breakfast is set just two blocks from Healdsburg Plaza and can accommodate up to 20 guests total. You can get a 2021 full buyout for $2,650 per night (plus tax). The buyout includes daily afternoon wine and cheese, breakfast, a stocked drink refrigerator, a massage room, iPads in most rooms, complimentary wine tasting passes, and private access to the outdoor pool.

Winter in Nashville  

Holston House Nashville: Offering 30-percent off stays for travel through March 31, 2021, when you book direct here through March 2021. Guests will also get complimentary house-made cookies and hot cocoa bombs for two (choice of boozy or not). 

Springtime in New Orleans

Aloft New Orleans Downtown: Get 15-percent off stays for travel through April 4, 2021, when you book here by December 31, using promo code M96.  

The Eliza Jane New OrleansOffering 20-percent off stays through June 30 (book direct here through end of January).

An e-gift of luxury

COMO Hotels and Resorts: The luxury brand with resorts from Miami Beach to the Maldives has launched customizable e-gift vouchers for the first time ever this holiday season. Good for wellness treatments, dining experiences, or a stay at one of the 15 hotels and resorts worldwide, the vouchers start at $100, can be customized with a personal message, and are sent digitally, via e-mail or SMS.