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Hawks Cay Island Resort

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and rather than stress about last-minute gift-giving, Hawks Cay Island Resort in the Florida Keys invites you to give the gift of the Key to Romance package, offering sweet frills for an easy, hassle-free couples getaway.  Available now, the package includes:


  • King Lanai Guestroom or Hawks Cay Villa (Stay two nights & receive a ten percent discount or 20 percent discount for a four night stay)
  • In-room sparkling wine delivered on the night of your arrival
  • Two-hour bike rental
  • 20 percent discount on a couples massage at the award-winning Calm Waters Spa


Whether cuddling up in one of the private cabanas lining the adults-only Tranquility Pool or sharing fresh oysters and sampling champagne at the resort’s new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Ocean, your getaway will fill an endless number of romantic ways to reconnect with your sweetheart at the Resort. Packages are based on double occupancy.  Rates start at $169 and do not include tax or the daily resort fee.  For more information or reservations, please visit or call (877) 484-9342 and use promo code Couple12.


Hawks Cay Resort, located on Duck Key in the middle Florida Keys, is the premier destination in all of the Florida Keys for outdoor fun.  Alongside the emerald water of the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking; kiteboarding and standup paddle boarding programs; Cliff Drysdale tennis program; Segway tours and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program in the continental U.S.  The 60-acre Resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 225 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, five signature restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and a AAA Four-Diamond Award recipient, the resort is owned and operated by Northview Hotel Group, which completed a $35 million resort renovation in 2008.  The Resort has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick.


Hutchinson Island Marriott

This winter, one Florida Treasure Coast resort is making sure that unruly seasonal travel prices won’t freeze up our vacation plans and turn us cold, and it’s not falling back on its swaying palm trees and balmy weather to do it. As winter rages on, Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina is melting budget stress away with a hot, limited-time vacation deal, which includes 25% off leisure rates, that is sure to warm up both snowbirds and locals alike.


Perfectly situated on the pristine shores of the sunshine state’s Treasure Coast, Hutchinson Island’s “Defrost the Cost” travel package is based on a minimum two-night stay for reservations made between December 10 and December 31, 2012, for travel between January 1 and February 14, 2013. Boasting warmed-up rates starting at $156 a night, the travel deal includes 25% off leisure rates, plus complimentary breakfast for two!


The beach lover’s haven is giving us the opportunity to defrost (relax) both our budgets and minds this season. Free of winter woes, enjoy gracious accommodations and modern comforts, as well as miles of unspoiled, white-sand beaches. Serving the desires of seeking unpretentious delights, the Hutchinson Island Marriott lifestyle consists of a flip-flop friendly seaside attitude, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


Don’t let winter get its bitter grip on your wallet this year—let Hutchinson Island Defrost the Cost! To rid your winter of all things icy and everything pricey, call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the package name, or visit online and use the promotional code LQ1 when booking.

Package is based on availability. Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


About Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina
Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina is Florida, the way it should be. The inviting beach lover’s haven is nestled on the pristine shores of Florida’s Treasure Coast, flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Contrasting the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, the 200-acre retreat exudes an easy-come-easy-go ambiance where gracious accommodations and modern comforts are presented with genuine southern charm. The AAA Three Diamond resort offers miles of unspoiled beaches and 274 deluxe accommodations, including 74 oceanfront Sandpiper Beach Villas. Hutchinson Island’s amenities consist of an executive 18-hole golf course, a 77-slip South Florida marina, recreational activities—including deep-sea and river fishing, jet skiing, tennis, kayaking and biking—four Stuart, FL restaurant options, three outdoor pools, and over 25,000-square-feet of flexible meeting facilities. The Resort dares guests to escape busy lives through the explorations of a coastal gem. Serving the desires of laidback travelers seeking unpretentious delights, at Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, priorities consist of a flip-flop friendly seaside lifestyle, away from city strife; where sunshine and shorelines supersede deadlines, and aquatic adventures and environmental explorations are abound.  Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina is located at 555 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart, Florida 34996. For additional information and booking please visit online.



Surfcomber Miami, South Beach

For the first time in the event’s history, the uber-explosive Ultra Music Festival will be taking place over two weekends in March, and Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach is playing host to the festival’s most sought after events and pool parties. With 2013 marking the 15th anniversary of this iconic music festival, which draws in visitors from all around the world, Surfcomber is adding a calendar of poolside events featuring the world’s hottest DJs.
Plus Surfcomber is providing a central location to post up as it rolls out the welcome mat to festival-goers with a variety of package options. From discounted room rates to tickets to the most exhilarating pool parties in town, the Surfcomber Miami, South Beach is the obvious choice to experience the nation’s most popular and electrifying music that the world of EDM (electronic dance music) has to offer.
Making it easy for us to eat, sleep and dance to the beat of our own Ultra-inspired rhythms, Surfcomber is offering three package options, depending on the length of the stay. Each package includes room accommodations, two complimentary tickets to each of the hotel’s poolside events taking place from March 15-17 and March 19-24*. Stay packages also include complimentary Wi-Fi and morning coffee and tea to kick-start the day.

  • The package of all packages, The ‘Ultramate’ Music Week Stay Package includes 11 nights at Surfcomber for $5,589, a total savings of $2,800
  • Dance, rest and repeat with the Extended Stay Music Week Package and enjoy six nights at the oceanfront hotel for $2,999, a total savings of $1,600
  • For those planning a short trip, Surfcomber’s offering a three-night Quick Stay Music Week Package from March 18-21 for $899, a total savings of $600

The Art Deco District’s beachfront playground offers a one-of-a-kind “daylife” experience and is situated along 200 feet of Atlantic Oceanfront. Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, recently completed a top-to-bottom renovation and is one of the newest Kimpton hotels. Since re-opening in December 2011, Surfcomber’s resident herd of cows and sheep has become fast favorites among guests. Continuing to bring a sense of playfulness and whimsy to South Beach, Surfcomber’s herd plays dress-up on holidays, poses for photos and wanders around the hotel’s lobby, pool deck and restaurant, Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails, an ode to Southeast Asian cuisine. Ideally located only 15 minutes from Miami International Airport, Surfcomber combines the sun, surf and sand with its direct beach access, pool bar and grill, and close proximity to South Beach shopping and nightlife.
Surfcomber’s Ultra Music Festival packages are available now for booking. For more information on Surfcomber and/or reservations, please call (800) 994-6103 or visit online.
* Quick Stay Music Week Package includes tickets to events taking place on March 19 and 20.



Situated in the historic Art Deco District along 200 feet of Atlantic oceanfront, Surfcomber offers an ideal South Beach location, ocean views, and an alluring, European bohemian style. Since re-opening in Dec. 2011, Surfcomber’s resident herd of cows and sheep has become fast favorites among guests. Continuing to bring a sense of playfulness and whimsy to South Beach, Surfcomber’s herd plays dress-up on holidays, poses for photos and wanders around the hotel’s lobby, pool deck and restaurant. Ideally located only 15 minutes from Miami International Airport, Surfcomber combines the sun, surf and sand with its direct beach access, pool bar and grill, and close proximity to South Beach shopping and nightlife. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and travel deals, become a fan of the Surfcomber Facebook page by visiting or follow on Twitter and Instagram @KimptonInFL.


Ocean Key Resort & Spa

Vacationers and Hemingway-enthusiasts alike can bask in tropical surroundings and experience scenic sunrises off turquoise blue waters, with “The Sun Also Rises” Package at Ocean Key Resort & Spa. Starting at $1,066/night, now through December 20,2012, guests are invited to leave their cares behind and embark on a whimsical journey, in reverence to one of Key West’s most-influential characters, Ernest Hemingway.

• A copy on Hemingway’s novel, “The Sun Also Rises”
• Waterfront, sunrise breakfast for two at Hot Tin Roof
• Cocktails at Sunset Pier
• In-room Jack Rose cocktail station
• Passes to tour the Hemingway House and Museum
• Lunch at Sloppy Joes

Inspired by the novel labeled as Hemingway’s best and most important work, “The Sun Also Rises” package allows visitors to partake in the treasures of old Key West at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, paralleled with activities, food and cocktails that bring to life certain aspects of the novel.

Though Key West is famous for its’ enchanting sunsets, the sun also rises beautifully here and resort revelers awaken early and savor a waterfront breakfast at Hot Tin Roof, marveling in the colorful scene of the sun ascending.

Sightseers pay homage to Key West’s most infamous resident, stepping back in time and visiting the rooms and gardens that witnessed the most prolific period of the Nobel Prize winner’s writing career, at The Hemingway House and Museum.

For post-adventure refueling, guests sip island-infused cocktails on the deck of Ocean Key’s very own Sunset Pier, known as the best seat in town to experience the famed sunset that Hemingway once loved. Later, bibliophiles can recreate the classic 1920’s cocktail, a Jack Rose, as seen in the pages of the novel, with an in-room bar station with the requisite ingredients: applejack brandy, grenadine, and juice from local key limes.

Nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square, where historic Duval Street begins the old town experience is Ocean Key Resort & Spa. A dream escape to Key West, Florida, with 100 large rooms, views that inspire and energize and amazing cuisine, guests choose from a selection of desired suites with tropical views over Old Town, Mallory Square, or the pristine waters of the ocean. More than just another Key West Hotel, this beautiful island resort greets you with warm breezes and breathtaking views. Interiors boast shades of indigo, turquoise and lime green, and embrace the elegance of the West Indies, while still capturing the playfulness of the Florida Keys.

For more information, call Ocean Key Resort & Spa at 1-800-328-9815 or visit online. Ocean Key is located at Zero Duval Street, Key West, Fla. 33040.


Surfcomber Miami South Beach

From the “deco chic” to the beach, shopping, dining and clubbing, Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami is located in the heart of South Beach at the epicenter of entertainment options. The Surfcomber team is in the know about all of the hottest activities and events, and considers it their personal job to point guests in the right direction of what’s what in this sexy, internationally-recognized beach destination.
Visitors to South Beach don’t need to worry about deciphering the must-do list, because Surfcomber is spilling the detes on the best of the area, including the hidden gems only the locals know about – to compliment Surfcomber’s “daylife”. As service is always top priority at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Surfcomber asked its intrepid staff for the inside track on not-to-be-missed SoBe hotspots and here is a taste of:

  • Caffeine Cravings – Looking for authentic Cuban coffee? The streets of South Beach are filled with hidden gems, including Puerto Sagua on Collins Avenue. Treat your taste buds to a cup of café con leche and their signature Cuban cookies.
  • Enjoy Ohms in the Sand – Yoga Classes on 3rd Street: Stroll down the beach to 3rd street where visitors can join complimentary yoga classes daily at 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Stretch in the sand to stay South Beach sleek and sexy.
  • The Shopping Scene – Collins Avenue Fashion District: Between 5th street and 6th street is the Collins Avenue Shopping District – a dazzling collection of hip designer stores perfect for spicing up a South Beach wardrobe.
  • Put Your Pedal to the Metal SoBe Style – Deco Bike: Right in Surfcomber’s “backyard”, guests will find one of the 100 stations of Deco Bike – the Miami Beach bicycle sharing and rental program. Take a quick spin up and down the beach or venture off the beaten path like a local.

For a customized South Beach experience, Surfcomber’s concierge team provides guests with expert advice on local joints to visit, explore, and enjoy.
With a primer on how to “do” South Beach like a true local, Surfcomber is making it even easier with special rates starting at $239. Wake up with the sun, enjoy a hearty breakfast and spend the rest of your day relaxing on the beach! As part of the Sunrise Package, guests will receive:

  • $50 Food & Beverage credit
  • Complimentary daily beach chairs for two
  • Complimentary bottled H2O for two

The most happening hotspot is right in Surfcomber’s “backyard.” Always keeping it fun, Surfcomber continues to bring a sense of playfulness and whimsy to South Beach with their resident herd of cows and sheep that have made the hotel home. Guests can always find the local know-it-all, Lola the Beach Babe, lounging on the pool deck catching rays. She lives in flip-flops, bikinis, and sarongs, always sports a sun-kissed glow and blonde highlights, and makes fun in the sun a full-time time job.
The Sunrise Package is available now for booking and travel through December 27, 2012. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. For more information on Surfcomber and/or reservations, please call (800) 994-6103 or visit and use booking code PBRK. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and travel deals, become a fan of the Surfcomber Facebook page by visiting or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @KimptonInFL.