Don’t mistake it to be just another date – 11 November 2011 is special. When reduced to digits, it becomes 11/11/11. Feng Shui experts have named it the most auspicious date of the 21st century. What makes it even more special is that this palindrome date occurs only once every hundred years. It is no wonder that luxury hotels from around the world are celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime event by offering special 11/11/11 package deals. Get ready to celebrate the 11/11/11 magic.
1. The Peninsula
Price: The Peninsula Suite package costs RMB 111,111 (about $17,512); the Deluxe Suite package costs RMB 11,111 (about $1,751).
If you can spare a five-digit sum for a day-long vacation on the auspicious date of 11/11/11, The Peninsula hotel in Shanghai has just the deal. You could settle in at The Peninsula Suite for a one-night stay and enjoy all the necessary frills of this exclusive holiday package. Guests will enjoy the services of a personal butler and airport transfers in a Rolls-Royce limousine. Guests will also have 24-hour access to a Peninsula Shanghai Rolls-Royce Phantom. The number 11 will make its appearance several times during your stay – 1,111 roses in the luxury suite, a 111-minute spa treatment, 11 types of cheeses, chocolates and liquor, as well as accommodation for a total of 11 people.
If the five-digit price tag frightens you, try the Deluxe Suite package instead. There are similar hooks – airport transfers via a Rolls-Royce limousine service, 11 types of chocolates, 111 roses in the suite, a 111-minute spa treatment. There is also a deluxe hamper filled with 11 gourmet items from the Peninsula Boutique.
2. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas
Price: $11,111 for the Extravagant Package
The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas has its own celebration plans for the 11/11/11 weekend. The luxury hotel is offering a lavish deal, aptly named the “Extravagance Package”. The deal is valid only through the weekend of 11/11/11 – that is, between 11 November and 13 November. Guests who purchase the package will enjoy a two-night stay at the Paradise Platinum Penthouse and many additional treats. Guests can dine at the just-opened 35 Steaks + Martinis steakhouse, avail of spa treatments at the Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa, and secure a VIP table at the Vanity Nightclub along with Perrier Jouet bottle service. And there is a special treat for fans of Carlos Santana – VIP tickets to catch the guitar god performing at The Joint. Also on offer are unique photo prints from the Hard Rock Store.
3. Spring Creek Ranch
Where: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Price: $1,111.11 for the Pre-Ski 11/11/11 Package
The Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole also jumped on to the 11/11/11 bandwagon. This luxury ski resort decided to promote the 11/11/11 holiday package. The snow may not be thick enough to allow hours of skiing. But there is so much more to do. For a price of $1,111.11 (double occupancy rates), guests get to stay in a one-bedroom condo on the Spring Creek Ranch. The deal includes daily breakfast for two and a dinner for two at The Granary. You will also get to enjoy a half-day wildlife safari for two. And if you are tired after that, go indulge yourself with an hour-long deep tissue massage at the Wilderness Adventure Spa.
4. The Atlantic Resort & Spa
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Price: $1,111.11 per night for the Ocean’s Eleven Package
The magic number appears in various permutations and combinations on packages offered at The Atlantic Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale. The oceanfront two-bedroom Penthouse Suite is available at the discounted rate of $1,111.11. There are several extras including welcome cocktails for two, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, and a daily continental breakfast for two. Plus you get to use the hotel’s Wi-Fi for free. Local calls are complimentary. Add-ons include valet parking at $11 per night, $11 for an in-room movie and a discount of 20 percent on treatments at Spa Atlantic. Guests will also receive a Spa Atlantic signature candle souvenir.
5. Planters Inn
Where: Charleston, South Carolina
Price: $1,111.11 for the One of a Kind Escape package
Grab the opportunity to enjoy a truly lavish getaway on 11/11/11. Planters Inn is inviting guests to enjoy Charleston-style luxury in the elaborate Plantation King room. This beautiful guest room is truly fit for royalty. Guests have access to a full living room area. The spacious Italian marble bath adds to the overall effect. The $1,111.11 One of a Kind Escape package covers a two-night stay at the award-winning hotel’s Plantation King room, providing sufficient time for a sightseeing trip in historic Charleston.
6. Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Where: Denver, Colorado
Price: Special rates of $111 extend to guest rooms, spa treatments and more.
The Four Seasons Hotel Denver turns one this year. And the party is on this 11/11/11. To begin with, the luxury hotel’s EDGE Restaurant & Bar gets busy with the celebrations. A heavy-duty masquerade party at EDGE promises to be a ton of fun. Tickets to the do cost $111 per couple. EDGE will also be offering a special menu on the night. Do you want to join the celebrations by attending the anniversary dinner? Reserve a guest room for $111. The special rate extends to only a limited number of guest rooms. Get a move on if you want to avail of the special price. Additionally, there are anniversary spa treatments available at The Spa from 7-11 November 2011. Guests can choose from among 80-minute massage or facial treatments worth $111 each.
7. Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and Casino
Where: Nassau, Bahamas
Price: Starting rates of $111 per night
While other luxury hotels are offering deals for the 11/11/11 weekend, the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is offering a special package valid from 11 November 2011 to 31 January 2012. The booking period is 11 days only, from 11-21 November 2011. What can you expect? Room rates start from $111 per night. Room upgrades are charged at $11 per category. Guests also stand to earn 1,111 Starwood Preferred Guest points. Relax over $11 drinks at the Telegraph Bar and try out their $11 menu, which offers island jerk BBQ wings, conch fritters and more. The 11 magic continues, with discounts of 11 percent being extended to catering events booked within 30 November 2011.