A deal for baseball fans
Boutique hotel XV Beacon in Boston is offering the “Follow Me to Fenway!” package for the ultimate Boston Red Sox fan.
Cost: Rates starting from $595.
What’s included: One-night stay in the hotel’s Beacon Hill Studio; hot pretzels and local beer as a welcome amenity; tour of Fenway Park and transfers to and from the stadium in a hotel Lexus courtesy car; optional add-on of two baseball tickets ($200-$450 in addition to the package rate; Yankees game tickets are more expensive, require one week advance purchase and are nonrefundable).
When: Available through the 2014 baseball season.
— Elyse Toribio, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
Going west to Santa Fe
Looking for a posh home away from home this month in Santa Fe, N.M.? Look no further than the Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazon de Santa Fe, which recently started offering its residences for overnight stays, perfect for families or groups. The packages, such as the “Feast Your Eyes: Santa Fe School of Cooking” one, start at $450 per night with a minimum two-night stay required. The cooking package includes accommodations in a two-bedroom, two-bath Terra residence with a full kitchen, fireplace, free Wi-Fi and covered parking. Also included is a demonstration class, meal, recipes and cookbook. Call Catherine Messier to book and use the code “FORTWORTH.” 505-995-6578.
Book of tips decodes NYC
Six years after moving to Manhattan from Ohio, Nathan Pyle has come up with some useful observations about life in New York City. In his cartoon book, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette (William Morrow, $10 paperback), he compiles dozens of humorous dos and don’ts — including how to tell the difference between the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge — that are ideal for visitors. (It’s not that hard, people — metal vs. blocks!) A “do”: A pedestrian quartet should walk two by two (and not four abreast). And, don’t be the person who gets to the front of the deli line without knowing what to order. .
— The Associated Press
New name, old hotel
A Las Vegas Strip hotel that sometimes confused tourists and taxi drivers with its generic moniker, THEhotel, is getting a new name and an $80 million makeover hearkening to Florida’s South Beach. MGM Resorts started accepting online and phone reservations recently for the 1,100-suite Delano Las Vegas, tucked away on the campus of the much larger Mandalay Bay casino. The property will remain open as THEhotel throughout the renovation, which began in April, and will officially take its new name Sept. 1, the project’s expected completion date. With rooms at about $200 per night, Delano offers a middle-price option on a campus that includes the mass-market Mandalay Bay and the sumptuous Four Seasons Hotel. 877-632-5400; www.delanolasvegas.com
— The Associated Press