“Save the Date” Aims for Early Hotel Bookings

Social calendars usually fill up quickly this time of year, so The Leading Hotels of the World requests travelers to kindly “Save the Date.” With 2009 seemingly being the year of “last-minute travel,” this invitation aims to attract early bookings for 2010. From now until December 31, 2009, more than 70 Leading Hotels are offering “Save the Date,” an advance-purchase promotion that extends irresistible savings of 30% to 50% for stays between January 1 and March 31, 2010. Here are a sampling of a few participating hotels all over the world with their starting rates:

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
, Adare, Ireland–An 18th century neo-gothic folly, Adare Manor set amid 840 acres of formal gardens and a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course. Rates start at EUR 252 (approximately USD $375) for double occupancy.

Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa, Sedona, Arizona–One of North America’s top resorts, which sits on 70 private acres in tranquil Boynton Canyon. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and spa lovers, the resort even caters to families with its Camp Coyote, a wonderful children’s program. Rates start at $175 for double occupancy.

, Great Barrier Reef, Australia–This tropical paradise in the Great Barrier Reef provides guests with luxury and breathtaking surroundings. Enjoy Hayman’s warm climate and a bevy of outdoor activities, including windsurfing, kayaking and PADI diving. Rates start at AUS 510 (USD $473) per night.

Hotel Fasano, São Paulo, Brazil–This elegant hotel is located in the heart of the exclusive Jardins neighborhood, steps from Sao Paulo’s prime shopping area. A long-held dream of the renowned Fasano family, the hotel offers warm, personalized service and features a spectacular rooftop swimming pool. Rates start at USD $460 for double occupancy.

San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort, Venice, Italy–Dating back to 1131, the legendary San Clemente Palace was for many centuries a Monastery of the Camaldolesi order. Located on a private island, this charming and peaceful resort overlooks Venice and San Marco. Rates start at EUR 230 (about USD $342) for double occupancy.

The Sukhothai, Bangkok, Thailand–With lush tropical gardens, decorative poolsS, and sitting on six acres in the heart of Bangkok, this hotel reflects an authentic hospitality that blends tradition with modern living. Rates start at THB 6540 (about USD $197) for an Executive Suite for two.

Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic–Oscar de la Renta’s resort not only offers personal villa managers to every guest, but its VIP service whisks guests through customs at Punta Cana International Airport to a private car upon arrival. A commitment to preserving the environment and an incredible on-property Six Senses Spa, make this an amazing destination for travelers. Rates start at USD $525 per night for a Junior Suite for two.

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita
, Riviera Maya, Mexico–This beautiful hideaway defies all pre-conceived notions about what an all-inclusive resort experience is. Combining Mexican architecture, four-diamond gourmet dining and a world-class Leading Spa, this retreat is a gem on the Riviera Maya. Rates start at $655 per night for an oceanfront one-bedroom suite for two.

Via: Save the Date