Celebrating the Leap Year

02/02/2016

It’s officially February! I have to say I am happy January is done. I spent it moving, wedding planning, and juggling running my company. 2016 is a Leap Year which means if you were born on February 29th, we get to celebrate you (my future father-in-law)! Here are some Leap Year deals found all over the world to celebrate those birthdays (even if you don’t have a leap year birthday):

Hollywood Hotel | Hollywood, CA
In celebration of February 29, the hotel is offering several “29” themed discounted rate packages for anybody who books a stay at the hotel that includes the 29th. These packages are only available through February 29 and won’t return again for another four years. Leap Year travelers, snag 29% off rooms. Maximum seven night stay; no minimum stay. Subject to availability. Leap into $29 upgrades on February 29. Upgrade any deluxe room to a superior room for the night of February 29 for just $29. Subject to availability. With room rates starting as low as $99, total packages range from $125-$235. 1160 Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029; 323.315.1800

 

 

Half Moon, A RockResort | Montego Bay, Jamaica
Anyone born on February 29th will only pay 29 cents for the night of February 29th (any room category) and a Champagne dinner at Sugar Mill Restaurant (for two people). You must show passport ID to verify birth date. Three night minimum stay required. Dinner for two people, once per stay.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa | Montauk, NY
Situated on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront property, Gurney’s is the only four-season resort in Montauk. If you book on Leap Day, you will receive 29% off all rates through Thursday May 26th, using the promotion code: 022916. There will be a Flash Sale from 2:29 – 3:29 EST pm on Leap Day so you can receive an additional 29% off cottages midweek until April 30th (for a total savings of 58%). All bookings based on availability, blackout dates apply. For the winter season,you can enjoy an open-air ice skating rink with warm drinks like hot chocolate and hot toddies – all with undisturbed views of the Atlantic. Additionally, Gurney’s has a variety of restaurants including LDV Hospitality’s Scarpetta Beach, and their famed Seawater Spa with North America’s only sand-filered, ocean-fed, heated seawater pool.

The Embassy Row Hotel | Washington, DC
The Embassy Row Hotel is located in the prime location of Dupont Circle. The city’s only lifestyle hotel allows you to feel immersed in the diverse trend-setting scene from bottled cocktails and shared plates at Station Kitchen & Cocktails, stunning city views from each of the guest rooms and being home to the neighborhood’s only rooftop bar. Celebrating Leap Year, The Embassy Row Hotel will be giving you an extra night for free when you book two nights on February 29th. Along with receiving one night free, you will also receive a $50 daily credit to use towards valet parking or food & drink on The Rooftop or in Station Kitchen & Cocktails.

Mayflower Grace | Washington, CT
Join in a Leap Year Baby Birthday Bash on February 29. If you only celebrate once every four years, let’s make this one to remember until 2020. Eat well, sleep late, relax in our spa. Your package includes: accommodation, complimentary Champagne in suite, $100 spa credit, dinner for two, and continental breakfast for each. **Rates based on availability. Excludes tax, gratuity.

White Barn Inn | Kennebunkport, ME
Built in the 1860s in seaside Kennebunkport, Maine, and in operation since 1973, the White Barn Inn is a charming country inn offering luxurious accommodations year-round and award-winning gourmet dining. For Leap Year, the property is offering a package that includes: complimentary Sunday night stay with the booking of Friday/Saturday nights, and a Leap Year baby birthday bash dinner on February 28th.

Vanderbilt Grace  | Newport, RI
The Vanderbilt Grace is an historic boutique hotel in Rhode Island just minutes from the waterfront of Newport, and is one of the town’s best kept secrets. For Leap Year, the property is offering book for two or more nights and include February 29th as a free night stay and dine at the in house restaurant Muse for free and enjoy a la carte breakfast every day.

Ocean Edge | Cape Cod, MA
Open year-round, Ocean Edge Resort & Club occupies 429 acres on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, MA. The Mansion is comprised of two of the resorts four restaurants and cozy private rooms for meetings and social gatherings. This Leap Year, Ocean Edge is offering 29% off of future stays for one-bedroom villas and Mansion wing hotel rooms, when booked on Leap Day using the the code LEAPYR.  Stays must be a minimum of two nights and blackout dates apply.

Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, CA
The Grand Hyatt San Diego is celebrating Leap Year and President’s Day weekend all February-long with a sale on their most superior rooms; the Presidential Suite and the Penthouse Suite. These specialty suites are decked out with upgraded furnishings, expanded floor plans, and panoramic Pacific Ocean views. On the first night of your stay, simply pay the guaranteed best available Penthouse or Presidential Suite rate right here on Hyatt.com and on the following night, enjoy monumental savings with a low rate of only $29. In the Presidential Suite you’ll enjoy hardwood floors, a gourmet coffee machine, a main bath with double vanity, bathtub and separate shower plus an open living and dining room floor plan with a wet bar for entertaining. In the Penthouse Suite, you’ll revel in the modern apartment-style design and furnishings complete with two full bathrooms, one with a separate tub plus a full refrigerator and microwave in a private service area. Room includes a dining table for six & gourmet coffee machine.

Tanque Verde Ranch | Tucson, Arizona
Tanque Verde Ranch couples a resort-like feel with outdoorsy charm. Spend the extra day partaking in daily scheduled activities from sunrise to sunset, including horseback rides through scenic cacti-laden trails, hikes, guided mountain biking tours, horseback riding lessons, sunrise yoga lessons, fishing and more. As the sun sets, enjoy starlit Cowboy Cookouts with live music and line dancing, pop-up shopping from local artisans and fireside s’more making. The ranch is all-inclusive so each guest receives deluxe lodging, three daily meals and free access to all of the activities listed above, among others. Located on 60,000 scenic desert acres within Tucson’s Saguaro National Park, Tanque Verde Ranch invites you to seize the savings with a “Lasso the Leap Year” deal, which offers a free day to experience the spirit of the Wild West. When you book three nights at all-inclusive rates between the dates of Thursday, February 25 and Friday, March 4, you will receive the fourth night free. Reservations can be made here.

L’Auberge de Sedona | Sedona, Arizona
In celebration of a year with an additional day to relax and rejuvenate, L’Auberge de Sedona is offering a Leap Year special to encourage you to put the world on pause for one more day during a girls getaway, romantic retreat, quality family vacation, or simply a solo retreat from the every day. L’Auberge de Sedona welcomes you to enjoy a fourth day at one of the Southwest’s foremost luxury retreats for just $29 with a reservation of three nights beginning Friday, February 26. Whether that extra day is spent dining at the newly-opened Cress restaurant nestled on the banks of Oak Creek, connecting with nature at the luxurious and wellness-based L’Apothecary Spa or exploring Sedona’s Red Rock Region is up to you. Stay for three nights and get the fourth night for just $29, reservations can be made here. 

Orchards Inn | Sedona, Arizona
As a perk for families and leisure travelers looking for an affordable getaway in idyllic Uptown Sedona, Orchards Inn is offering 29% off a meal at the newly-opened 89Agave restaurant when staying for two nights at the hotel over leap year on February 27 – 28, 2016. Orchards Inn is centrally located among Sedona’s finest shops and galleries and has spacious balconies with panoramic views of the majestic Sedona red rocks. Just steps away from the hotel is the entirely revamped  89Agave, a Sonoran-style eatery that offers authentic flavors of Mexico cuisine, cooked simply and served in a vibrant Uptown setting. The deal is also good for the restaurant’s selection of specialty Tequilas, signature drinks and handcrafted cocktails, including a 100 percent organic margarita. Stay for two nights at Orchards Inn and receive 29 percent off at 89Agave, reservations can be made here.

Park City Boutique & Spa at Grand Summit Hotel | Park City, UT
Leap into Relaxation in the heart of Canyons Village and steps from the Orange Bubble Express and Red Pine Gondola, Park City Boutique & Spa. The AAA Four Diamond Grand Summit Hotel invites you to sit back and unwind with their Leap into Relaxation special package. Offered February 15-29, receive any two 50-minute spa treatments for $229. Offering everything from special treatments targeted to sooth sore legs after a hard day hitting the slopes like the Ninety-Nine 90 Anti Fatigue Leg Treatment to more targeted treatments that firm, lift and brighten specific areas, enjoy the extra day this year and enjoy getting pampered!

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City | Park City, UT
With stunning snow capped mountain views, the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City offers numerous right-out-your door activities and is located less than give minutes from the historic Main Street. If you book your next reservation between February 22-29, you will receive a $29 discount each night in celebration of Leap Year in 2016. Offer is valid for stay dates before 4/10/2016. Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.  

the ART, a hotel | Denver, Colorado
Leap Year provides the perfect opportunity to experience Denver’s new, one-of-a-kind luxury ART hotel in the heart of the city’s cultural scene. Upon booking the “Eat, Sleep, Leap & Repeat” deal, you will receive 29% off best available rates for stays on Leap Day (February 29). Additionally, FIRE, the hotel’s premier restaurant, lounge and terrace, will offer a special Leap Day inspired cocktail menu with cocktails for $2.29 each. Located in Denver’s Museum District, the 165-room ART hotel is an experiential, intimate and refined gem, where you can experience sophisticated accommodations paired with captivating pieces of contemporary art installations within the hotel, or step out into downtown Denver to experience museums, theatrical performances, and the city’s history. Guests may book here.

Vail, Colorado
Known for that light and fluffy Colorado powder, Vail Mountain Resort has the most groomed terrain on the planet. Leap into Spring by booking between February 15-29 for a stay between February 15 – April 10 and receive 40% off Vail lodging at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResortThe Lodge at Vail, A RockResortThe Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail; and Austria Haus Hotel.  Rates start at $258/night.

Restaurants:

Love & Salt Offers Late Night Love Menu All Night for Leap Year
In honor of Leap Year, the Cal-Italian destination will offer their “Late Night Love” bar menu special from 5:30 pm until close. Select either Chef Michael Fiorelli’s “Downlow” burger (two 4-ounce patties topped with aged promontory cheddar, caramelized onions, housemade pickles, tomato aioli on a brioche bun from Larder Baking Co.) or any house made pizza, plus a glass of red or white wine, or craft beer for only $20.Pizza selections include Tomato Pie with mozzarella, parmesan, crushed chili, Sicilian oregano; Italian Ham with tomato cream, green olives, mozzarella, beet greens; Duck Egg with pancetta, panna, potato, rosemary, mozzarella, parmesan; Roasted Mushroom with creamy taleggio, fontina, thyme; Pepperoni Pie with burrata cheese, wild arugula; and Caramelized Onion & Black Grape with California blue cheese, wild arugula. The menu will be available at the bar and chef’s counter only. “Late Night Love” Menu. Monday, February 29, 5:30-10 pm; 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.545.5252

Dog Haus Offers Extra Patty for Extra Day
Dog Haus will be able to upgrade their burger to a double with an extra patty for free. Burger options include the Ringer, Holy Aioli, The Freiburger, Little Mule, The Hangover, and traditional Cheeseburger. Monday, February 29; 410 E. Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801, 626.282.4287; 3817 West Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91505, 626.796.4287; 105 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106, 626.577.4287; 93 E. Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.683.0808 (Biergarten location); 6501 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303, 818.340.4287; 2555 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 9283, 714.213.8265; 2800 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705, 714.953.4287; 50 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 805.497.3644; 2678 E. Garvey Ave So., West Covina, CA 91791, 626.331.4287; 3335 S. Figueroa Street, Suite D, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 210 East 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Biergarten location)

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