Easter is around the corner, ringing in the beginning of spring and, happily, a few days off. For those that have not yet planned a getaway, here are a few packages that would make for wonderful ways of celebrating the holiday.
Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec
Housed within a red log cabin, this hotel will provide an intimate and rustic Easter experience between April 6 and 8. Guests staying for a minimum of two nights will receive several perks, including buffet breakfast, Easter brunch, a formal dinner dance, an Easter egg hunt for the children and a chocolate workshop.
Price: Rates start from C$409 (US$413) per night and the package only applies to a minimum of two nights’ stay. Children up to five can stay for free while each child aged six and above will be charged at rates starting from C$54.75 (US$55).
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
This luxurious property, in the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial and entertainment hub of Central District, is offering a family package between April 1 and 10 that includes a complimentary afternoon tea set at the hotel’s renowned MO Bar, two complimentary children’s tickets for either Ocean Park or Hong Kong Disneyland and a round trip transfer either to and from the airport, or any other destination in Hong Kong. The package also includes buffet breakfast, in-room Easter treats, such as chocolates and cookies, and a selection of DVDs for the little ones.
Price: The package starts from HK$6,800 (US$875) per night
Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Rome
The majestic Rome Cavalieri, set to the backdrop of the Italian capital, is offering an indulgent spa treatment that starts off in a Turkish bath before proceeding on to a chocolate massage. The entire treatment is topped off with some chocolate-flavoured tea and complimentary usage of the hotel’s fitness centre, including access to the group classes, which otherwise charges a daily entrance fee. The promotion is available from April 1 to 30.
Price: €120 (US$158) per person
The Ritz, London
The Easter package at this hotel focuses on the children, making them feel like royalty with perks tailored for them. Guests who book a two nights stay in the hotel’s deluxe rooms between April 5 and 8 will receive a complimentary interconnected room for the children. The young guests, or Very Important Kids (VIKs) as the hotel calls them, will have access to a dedicated “Teen Concierge”, an unlimited supply of ice cream, Wii console or a Playstation system in the room, a selection of books and DVDs and an Easter egg hunt on Sunday.
Price: The package starts at £400 (US$634) for one night, including the complimentary room
The Westin, Melbourne
The Easter package at this hotel is targeting couples rather than families with children. Guests will enjoy a chocolate martini each at either the Martini Bar or Lobby Lounge, depending on the guests’ preference, a buffet breakfast for two and a late check-out option the following day. The offer is valid from April 1 to 15.
Price: Rates start at A$315 (US$331) per room per night