Memorial Day deals and steals
W Fort Lauderdale (May 13, 2013)
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With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, there are deals and “steals” vying for travelers’ attention. Here are some that caught our eye, including deals for military members and government employees to take a well-deserved vacation with discounted rates. Please note that rates are subject to availability. Check each property’s website for full terms and conditions.
Cape Coral – The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Starwood’s first Westin property in southwest Florida, is featuring a “Memorial Day Special Offer” on May 24-28. This includes 20 percent off the best available rate and all food/non-alcoholic beverages. Visit www.westincapecoral.com/memorial-day. Promo code is RFLOAT.
Fort Lauderdale – At W Fort Lauderdale Memorial Day kicks off the start of the Sublime Sundays. Starting on Memorial Day and every Sunday throughout the summer, local Floridians are granted access to the resort’s exclusive WET® East pool deck to enjoy some of the area’s best DJs, specialty cocktails from Bacardi and Grey Goose, cabanas and more. With an amped up atmosphere, WET® East overlooks the Atlantic ocean and offers a one-of-a-kind aquarium style pool that allows guests to literally walk up into the center of the pool on an aquarium-like stair case while guests on the fourth floor can gaze up at swimmers through the glass bottom panels. Memorial Day rates start at $305 per night. Visit www.wfortlauderdalehotel.com.
Orlando – Those looking for a three-night Memorial Day Weekend getaway may wish to check out the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. The resort is continuing to celebrate Florida’s 500th anniversary celebration by offering guests 25 percent off bookings of three nights or more. Using the code DIS25 will offer vacationers 25 percent off the starting rate for deluxe accommodations in addition to kids 5 and under eating free at Tesoro Cove’s breakfast buffet. Additional resort amenities include complimentary shuttle service to the Disney Parks, gourmet dining including the deep blu seafood grille, a lagoon style pool located in a complex with a pirate ship waterslide and two lazy rivers, the full-service Blue Harmony Spa and the Wyndham Grand Orlando Kids Club. Visit www.wyndhamgrandorlando.com.
St. John – Reduced rates for military members and government employees are available at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, from $165. The rates can be booked online at www.westinresortstjohn.com by selecting “Government Employee” under the rate preferences. Guests must present a valid government ID upon check-in.
Aruba – The Westin Resort & Casino, rates from $179. The special military rate includes a complimentary upgrade to an ocean view room (based on availability). The rates can be booked online at www.westinaruba.com by selecting “Government Employee” under the rate preferences. Guests must present a valid government ID upon check-in.
Puerto Rico – The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, San Juan, rates from $195.
The rates can be booked online at www.sheratonpuertoricohotelcasino.com by selecting “Government Employee” under the rate preferences. Guests must present a valid government ID upon check-in.
Nassau – The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, rates from $190.
The special military rate includes daily breakfast for one. The rates can be booked online at www.sheratonnassau.com by selecting “Government Employee” under the rate preferences. Guests must present a valid government ID upon check-in.