Deals of the week
Winter can be wonderful in unexpected ways. It can be otherworldly, as when watching snowflakes settle on the sandstone spires of Arizona's Grand Canyon. It can be sumptuous, in the form of a stroll through Old Montreal to your luxe digs at the century-old Ritz-Carlton hotel. It can be pleasingly practical, like when you get a good night's sleep mere minutes from Canada's largest airport. And it can be especially wonderful when you get a deal on one of the above via this week's podium:
GOLD: A few weeks back the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Montreal served up a fourth-night-free promotion to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Now, the hotel is going one step further by rolling its room rates back to 1912 prices. Until Jan. 30 (for stays until April 30), the third night of a three-night stay will be priced at $3.50 -- which in those days could also get you season's tickets for les Canadiens. The first two nights start at $350 a night (based on double occupancy).
SILVER: The Grand Canyon is world-famous as a desert wonder, but that doesn't mean it stays snow-free in winter. In addition to being very picturesque when frosted with snow (pictured at left), the world's most famous canyon is much less crowded in winter -- hence the Xanterra South Rim's 35-per-cent discount on one-night stays and 46 per cent on two nights (for visits by March 7). With the promotion, Xanterra's two luxe lodges -- Maswik South and Maswik North, the only accomodations (beyond camping) on the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park -- start at $85 and $115 a night respectively.
BRONZE: A late-night arrival or early-morning departure from Toronto's Pearson International Airport can be made that much more bearable with a convenient stay at a nearby hotel, and until April 9 the new Alt Hotel Toronto Pearson -- a stylish-yet-affordable outpost of the Quebec-based chain -- is offering all its rooms for $99 a night, a 33-per-cent discount.
-- Adam Bisby
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