12 Terrific 12-12-12 Trips and Deals Slideshow
December 7, 2012
Mayan Special at Red Mountain Resort (Ivins, Utah)
Though the end of the world isn’t slated until Dec. 21, Red Mountain Resort, a holistic active resort located amid southern Utah’s red rock cliffs and canyons, is taking $36 off its 50- and 80-minute sagestone massage treatments. From Dec. 12 to Dec. 21, the customized massage with aromatherapy is $105 for 50 minutes and $150 for 80 minutes.
36 Percent Off Waldorf-Astoria Chicago (Chicago)
Travelers headed to the Windy City can get 36 percent off suites at the 188-room Waldorf-Astoria Chicago, which has popular bistro Balsan and bar Bernard’s. Travelers must book suite accommodations on Dec. 12, but the deal is valid on stays from Dec. 12 to March 31, 2013 though some blackout days apply.
UnBelize-able 12-12-12 Package Offer at Ka’ana Belize (San Ignacio, Belize)
To celebrate 12-12-12, couples can book three nights in a one-bedroom private pool villa at the boutique resort Ka’ana Belize for $2,012.12. Guests who want to bring two additional friends can get a free upgrade to a two-bedroom private pool villa. Each day of yoga sessions atop ancient Maya ruins, horseback riding along the Mopan River, or spelunking in the Actun Tunichil Muknal caves begins with a daily full breakfast included in the package. The package must be booked during the 12-day promotion period (Dec. 12 to Dec. 24) and is valid for travel from Jan. 12, 2013 to May 12, 2013 (blackout dates are March 17, 2013 to April 7, 2013).
Plan the Perfect Proposal (County Clare, Ireland)
The Lodge at Doonbeg is setting the stage for perfect proposals on Dec. 12 with a 12.12.12 Proposal Package, which includes two nights in an ocean-view suite complete with a romantic fireplace and candles, a private dinner for two in the suite, and champagne to celebrate. The package is €890 ($1,151) and available on Dec. 12 only.
Marry Me at 12 (Chicago)
The Blackstone, a Chicago Renaissance Hotel, is offering couples getting married or renewing their vows the Marry Me at 12 event. The Beaux-Arts-style hotel is setting up a wedding chapel at the barbershop at noon on Dec. 12 where couples can get married or renew their vows. Each couple gets flowers, a champagne toast, and upgraded wedding night accommodations for $99 a night. To book, contact director of catering Ashley Ocshe at (312) 542-3436 or Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Married on 12-12-12 (Antigua)
If you would rather get married in a warmer climate and on a private island, head to Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua. You’ll have to act fast, though, because the resort is offering only one couple the Once in a Lifetime Package, which includes three nights’ accommodation for 80 of your closest friends, a private "White Night" party, cocktail and wedding reception, ceremony and more. Rates start at $230,000 for a three-night wedding event for up to 80 people (40 rooms).
All-Inclusive I-Do (Bahamas and Jamaica
For those who seek an all-inclusive wedding, couples can get 12 percent off their stay, including accommodation and Dream Wedding packages, at Breezes Grand Negril in Jamaica or Breezes Bahamas. The package, valid on stays of six nights or more, includes a complimentary wedding and reception, wedding planner, and choice of wedding theme including aqua, blossom, flora, seashell, and tropical.
$12 Ski Lift Ticket Omni Mount Washington (Bretton Woods, N.H.)
After offering 12 $12 rooms on Cyber Monday, the Omni Mount Washington Resort continues the $12 theme with $12 ski lift tickets to explore Bretton Woods’ new Doppelmayr T-Bar lift and 600-square-foot log cabin on Mount Stickney.
$12 Fun at The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
Get out in the great outdoors with $12 activities on Dec. 12. Guests can choose from archery, gorge hiking, mountain biking, a hayride, paintball, fly casting clinic, golf, or ice skating for $12 at The Homestead. After, grab a $12 lunch by executive chef Sean O’Connell. Those who want to do holiday shopping can get a 12 percent discount off the purchase of $75 or more.
Try Your Luck on 12-12-12 (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Macau)
OneTravel.com is betting travelers will want to test their luck on 12-12-12 with a trip to a casino. Book these packages by Dec. 9 so you can try your luck on Dec. 12. Play Texas Hold 'Em at the Luxor Hotel and Casino (package includes round-trip airfare from Houston to Las Vegas, a four-night stay, daily breakfast, and a $55 cash rebate for $406 per person) or the Flamingo (round-trip airfare from Detroit to Las Vegas, a four-night stay, and $51 cash rebate for $437) in Las Vegas. For those on the East Coast, try the slots at Atlantic City Casino Hotel (package includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Atlantic City, NJ., a four-night stay, and $25 cash rebate for $533 per person) or the Trump Taj Mahal Casino (package includes round-trip airfare from Chicago to Philadelphia, a four-night stay, and $35 cash rebate for $503 per person) in Atlantic City, NJ. Further afield, try the Baccarat and Sic Bo tables at the Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 (package includes round-trip airfare New York City to Macau, a seven-night stay, and $55 cash rebate for $2,214 per person).
All Las Vegas and Atlantic City packages must be booked by Dec. 9 and are valid for travel Dec. 12 to 16, 2012; the Macau package must be booked by Dec. 9 and is valid for travel Dec. 12 to 19.
$112.12 Stay at Lake Placid Lodge (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
Guests who stay at Lake Placid Lodge on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and/or Thursday, Dec. 13 get to stay in a lakeside suite or lake-view cabin on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for $112.12 (plus taxes). The Lodge's Artisans restaurant is also serving a 12-course tasting menu for $112.00.
$12 Drinks (San Antonio)
Omni La Mansion del Rio's Las Canarias Restaurant is shaking up a $12 Gin and Jam, a lavender-infused Hendricks gin with kumquat marmalade, handmade sour mix, and tangerine meringue, paired with an amuse bouche of Oak Hill Farms wilted spinach strawberry, brie, fennel pollen, and sherry dressing and El Colegio Bar at La Mansion is serving a La Mansion Royal, a blend of champagne, Chambord vodka and Chambord liquor served with two frozen raspberry balls and served in a champagne glass. Nearby, the Mokara Hotel & Spa’s Ostra is serving the Champagne Suprema XII, a champagne cocktail made with Angostura bitters saturated sugar cube, equal parts of Grand Marnier and Herradura Seleccion Suprema, filled with chilled Champagne and garnished with a candied orange twist and paired with blow-torched oyster laced with Champagne caviar sauce.