With the upcoming election creating an exhausting 24/7 news cycle, many Americans are looking for respite from the rhetoric and a travel trend has emerged--- luxury hotels offering election-themed travel packages that include presidential pampering without the politics.
From private boat charters and personal butlers to on-demand designer duds, hotels from Dallas and DC to Florida and the Caribbean are offering a haute hiatus from the nonstop campaign coverage.
1) Harbour Village Beach Club -- Bonaire
Package name: “Elect to Escape”
Available now through Nov 30th, 2016, starting at $2,590/four-nights
- Four-night luxury accommodations in a one-bedroom beachfront suite, complete with an open air patio and hammock (based on double occupancy)
- Wine & Cheese platter upon arrival
- Two 60-minute massages at The Spa at Harbour Village
- Torchlit “toes in the sand” dinner on the beach
- Private boat charter to the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire for a day of ultimate relaxation and “off-the-grid” isolation
*Must book 30 days in advance; based on availability.
For more information, please call Harbour Village Beach Club at 1 (800) 424-0004 or (305) 424-1433 or visit www.harbourvillage.com.
2) The Brazilian Court Hotel — Palm Beach, Florida
Package Name: "Presidential Pampering in Palm Beach”
Available now through January 20, 2017, starting at $21,750 per two-night stay
- Two-night accommodations in luxurious Hepburn Suite
- Round-trip airfare in a private jet
- Personal butler on call 24/7
- Chauffer service for the weekend in a Cadillac Escalade
- Sleek styling session at Frederic Fekkai with services by Fekkai himself
- Private dinner for two at Café Boulud
- Personalized, monogrammed plush robes and slippers to take home
*Two-night minimum stay required. Must book 30 days in an advance, based on availability.
For more information, please call The Brazilian Court Hotel at (561) 655-7740 or visit www.thebraziliancourt.com.
3. Salamander Resort & Spa — Middleburg, Virginia
i) Package Name: “Commander In Sleep"
Available now through January 20, 2017, starting at $365 per person, per night
- Two-night stay in a Dressage Suite
- Nonpartisan Nightcaps for two at Gold Cup Wine Bar
- 50-minute Wellness Massages for two in the Salamander Spa
- Complimentary non-delivery of morning newspapers
ii) Package Name: “The First Ladies” Getaway
Available now through January 20, 2017, starting at $1150 per night
- Two-night stay in a Double Queen Room
- Crushed Cabernet 80-minute spa treatment, per person
- Choice of Stress Burner Yoga or Happy Hour Yoga, per person
- Chilled wines in room upon arrival
*Per night single occupancy
For more information, please call Salamander Resort & Spa at (540) 687-3710 or visit www.SalamanderResort.com.
4. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate — Orlando, Florida
Package Name: "Presidential Stay & Play”
Available now through Dec. 31, 2016, starting at $275 a night
- Luxurious accommodations with an optional upgrade to the Presidential Suite
- 18-holes of championship golf daily, on the Greg Norman-designed International and National courses
- Complimentary golf cart, rental clubs and range balls
- A $45 beverage cart or Piper’s Grill dining credit
- Daily breakfast at Trevi’s
- VIP welcome amenity including a bucket of Presidente Beer and "Left & Right" Wings
*Please note that the resort’s International course will be closed through Sept. 30, 2016 for rejuvenation of greens.
For more information, please call Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate at (407) 390-6664 or visit omnihotels.com/hotels/orlando-championsgate.
5. Hotel Crescent Court — Uptown Dallas, Texas
Package Name: “Presidential Panache”
Available now through Presidential Inaugural Day 2017, starting at $32,000
- Grand Presidential Suite accommodations totaling 3,035 sq. ft. complete with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the famed garden courtyard, hardwood floors and a sweeping spiral staircase leading up to two guest suites
- Round-trip private jet aviation
- Bullet-proof black Escalade complete with private driver
- In-room glam squad providing professional hair styling, make-up and nails
- On-demand “dressing room to guest room” service provided by Stanley Korshak, where high-end fashions will be delivered directly to the Grand Presidential Suite, including on-call tailor for designer duds
- Chilled bottle of Dom Perignon vintage label champagne paired with 24 carat gold caviar welcome amenity
*Starting at $32,000, the package is customizable. 30-days booking notice required. Based on availability, the offer is subject to change. Private jet aviation has a six-hour maximum. Bullet-proof Escalade has a six-hour minimum.
For more information, please call Hotel Crescent Court at (214) 871-3200 or visit www.crescentcourt.com.
6. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort — Amelia Island, Florida
Package Name: “Running Mates”
Available now through Dec. 31, 2016, starting at $489/night
- Luxurious oceanfront accommodations
- In-room build-your-own martini bar amenity (upon arrival)
- Complimentary sleeve of golf balls
- Unlimited rounds of golf on Ocean Links or Oak Marsh golf courses
*Must book 30 days in advance; based on availability.
Omni Hotels & Resorts also invites guests to “Stay Like a President” with 20.16 percent off the best available rate for a luxurious stay in the presidential suite. This offer applies to select Omni properties and suites and is valid through November 8, 2016.
*Please call 888-809-6664 and mention the “Stay Like a President” package to the reservations agent for more details.
For more information, please call Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort at (904) 261-6161 or visit Omniameliaislandplantation.com.