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Friday Travel Deal

Posted by Donna Airoldi on September 15, 2006

Chateau_daugervilleHOTELS & PREFERENCE, a portfolio of premiere hotels, resorts, chateaux and villas, has announced its 2007 meetings and incentive packages for its European members, including deals for such noted properties as the Beauvallon in Saint-Maxime, France; Château d’Augerville, Fontainebleau, France (left); Hotel du Palais Golf & Spa Resort, in Biarritz, France; and the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel, Monaco.
The packages offer creative options for meetings and breakouts, as well as a host of teambuilding and recreational activities.  Rates range from 190 € to 1083 € per room, per night, including use of meetings facilities. 

For full details:

HOTELS & PREFERENCE 2007 Meeting and Incentive Packages

Reid’s Palace – Madeira, Portugal
Reids_placeSituated in the heart of an exotic garden dominating the Atlantic Ocean, Reid’s Palace is the symbol of luxury and elegance. Classicism and modern comforts are mixed to offer a perfect stay in this small part of paradise (163 rooms & suites).

Meeting Package:
- Three nights accommodation with breakfast included
- Madeira wine welcome drink
- Fruit basket on the room upon arrival, complementary soft drinks and water in Mini Bar
- Meeting room including coffee breaks and buffet lunches
- Dinner
- Hospitality Desk

Price and availability: 1083 € per person (from September 1, 2006 through July 15, 2007)

Rates are valid for the above dates with a minimum of 10 rooms booked. Subject to availability. The package is not valid during peak season, carnival, or Easter. Beverages are included in all lunches and dinners.

Beauvallon - Sainte-Maxime, France
Originally a belle-époque palace, Le Beauvallon, an elegant five-star resort, is nestled between the charming Provencal villages of Grimaud and Sainte Maxime and commands stunning views over the Bay of St. Tropez.  The 70 suites and bedrooms of the resort offers sophisticated cuisine, landscaped gardens, golfing and a host of leisure activities, which makes this privileged hotel an outstanding place to visit.

Meeting Packages:

24 hour conference package - 270 €/pax
- Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with continental breakfast
- Two coffee breaks (am / pm) with sweets and savouries
- Lunch to be selected, includes half bottle of wine, water, coffee
- Usage of meeting room with flower decoration
- Candies
- Meeting Materials (flipchart with markers, leather desk blotters, note pads and pens)
- Dinner to be selected (Full Board), includes half bottle of wine, waters, coffee

Daily delegate package – 75 €/pax.
- Rate of meeting room and meeting materials
- Two coffee breaks (am / pm) with sweets and savouries
- Lunch to be selected, includes half bottle of wine, still & sparkling water, coffee
- Private office to set up your secretary or computers
- Assistance from butler service and/or assistance from Conference & Banqueting department
- Complimentary WI-FI access throughout the hotel

These packages are based on a minimum of 10 people for a set menu and 30 people for a buffet.

Monte Carlo Beach Hotel - Monte-Carlo, MonacoMonte_carlo_beach
Nestled on a peninsula facing Monte-Carlo, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is an authentic jewel of the 1920’s that has preserved the spirit of a time when the Côte d'Azur was still called the Riviera. From its rooms with private balconies, guests can admire one of the most beautiful bays of the Mediterranean dedicated to water sports, relaxation and elegance under the sun.  A new Platinum member HOTELS & PREFERENCE, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel offers 47 rooms and suites.

Meeting Packages:
The “Carte d’Or”, exclusive to SBM clients, is a passport for all Société des Bains de Mer's properties. It gives all cardholders*:

- Free access to the Casino de Monte-Carlo
- A 50 percent discount on fees at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club
- The possibility to have all expenses within SBM Resort billed to the hotel client's account directly
- Free access to the Beach Club
- Free access to the Aqua-fitness complex at the seawater spa

*Available for Preference’s cardholders who stay in Monte Carlo Beach Hotel

Price: From 245€ per night, single or double occupancy with continental breakfast included.
Day Delegate Package: 85€ per person (2 coffee breaks – lunch (drinks included) – room rent)

The rates presented are only valid for October and November 2006, March, April, October and November 2007.  There is a minimum of 10 rooms, and subject to availability.

Chateau d’ Augerville – Fontainebleau, France
Just approximately 50 miles or 80 km from Paris, the Chateau d’Augerville is surrounded by a wonderful countryside. The property offers 40 charming rooms, two restaurants and one of the top French golf courses.

Meeting Packages:
- Single: 250 €/ per room/ per night/per person. Accommodation: single room, breakfast, lunch and diner (beverage included), two coffee breaks (am / pm) and use of the meeting room.
- Double: 390 €/ per room/ per night/ per 2 people. Accommodation: double room, breakfast, lunch and diner (beverage included), two coffee breaks (am / pm) and use of the meeting room.

Half-Residential Packages:
- Single: 190 €/ per room/ per night/ per person. Accommodation: single room, breakfast, lunch or diner (beverage included), one coffee break (am / pm) and use of the meeting room.
- Double: 270 €/ per room/ per night/ per 2 people. Accommodation in double room, breakfast, lunch or diner (beverage included), one coffee break (am / pm) and use of the meeting room.

Working Day Package:
70 € per person with lunch (beverage included), two coffee breaks (am / pm) and use of the meeting room.

An 8-hole golf course. Extra activities organized in castle and outside.

Hotel Du Palais Golf & Spa Resort - Biarritz, FranceHotel_du_palais2
Built right on the beach, during the time of the Second Empire, this legendary and charming hotel is the jewel of this seaside village which was once known as “Queen of Beaches and the Beach of Kings.” Its luxury and ageless charm coupled with the area’s outstanding sports facilities make the resort an international mecca for vacationers as well as sports enthusiasts.

Meeting Package:
Special Conference and Incentive package from 200 € per person daily in a double room (supplement for single room 70 €)

Package includes:
- Accommodation in a room overlooking the sea, swimming pool or garden
- VIP upgrade in suite
- American buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner
- Free use of meeting room, two coffee breaks each day 
- Valid for groups (min. 10 rooms) from October 16, 2006 through April 30, 2007
- All taxes and service

“In addition to offering some of the most picturesque destinations in all of Europe, the meetings and incentive packages offer value for the budget-conscientious planner.  Where other companies charge for meeting rooms business services, and amenities, we have included these items.  Our goal is to provide a hassle-free option for planners that is cost-effective and promotes productivity,” said Jerome Serot, Managing Director, HOTELS & PREFERENCE.
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For information and reservations contact HOTELS & PREFERENCE at www.hotelspreference.com or (877) 525-8700 in the U.S.


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