by Last Minute Travel and LMT Club Guest Blogger Daniel Fuller
Everybody loves a good party, especially when we’re talking about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The famed multi-week carnival culminates this year on March 4 - also known as “Fat Tuesday” - and promises to end your winter blues with its unique brand of devil-may-care hospitality. Internally renowned for its one-of-a-kind parades, colorful costumes and beads, jazz rhythms, historical landmarks, and Cajun cuisine, Mardi Gras is the celebration to end all celebrations.
What’s the big deal about partying in the “Big Easy” during Mardi Gras? Plenty. You can bar-hop down the famed Bourbon Street. Dance to Zydeco at an out-of-the-way blues club. Sample jambalaya in the French Quarter. Shop on the eclectic Magazine Street. Or catch your favorite krewe marching in one of the numerous parades.
But one thing - you have to start planning today. Like now. New Orleans. is filling up fast for Mardi Gras. And that’s where we come in. Last Minute Travel and LMT Club can help you save during your stay with some pretty sweet deals on these New Orleans hotels through March 31, 2014.
Check out the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which overlooks the Mississippi River and is only three blocks from the French Quarter. The hotel includes multiple on-site restaurants, and is also across the street from Harrah’s New Orleans casino. While the Intercontinental New Orleans offers a centralized location in the business district that is just minutes from the action. And don’t forget about the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter, which features a rooftop pool.
To fully experience Mardi Gras, your best bet is to arrive a few days early or stay a few days late. Once you get to know this beloved U.S. city, you may not want to leave. Book at these select New Orleans hotels, and you’ll save $35 on your hotel room (subject to availability, limitations apply). Reserve your room today, and then get ready for the party of your life!
I noticed this morning that one of those ‘Private Sale’ websites is having a flash sale for The James in Chicago. A beautiful luxury boutique with an apartment living feel right off the Magnificent Mile, The James provides the personalized feel that’s perfect for a getaway or a business trip. When I did a quick price comparison with our rates, I noticed that if you book with us you can still save 20% off the price offered to their invite only members. (Valid February 2010 and most nights in March 2010)
There are two ways to book, you can visit LastMinuteTravel.com and search our “Undercover Hotels” for 5 star Chicago Luxury hotels. We have a couple with very good rates. Or you can join the Last Minute Travel Club where we have private sale prices all the time and you see all the details up front before you book. If you spend two nights at The James, you’ll save more than the club membership, plus you’ll get 5,000 TripleDip loyalty points when you become a member and access to all the great discount travel prices on the club.
Last Minute Travel Club members take note. It’s going to be an exciting year for travel and we want to start things off right with an offer you can’t refuse.
Book and complete your travel on Last Minute Travel Club now through March 31, 2010 and earn triple TripleDip points. Then use your TripleDip points to book hotel nights at any of our 16,000+ hotels around the world.
Our way of saying thank you for being a Last Minute Travel Club member.
Not a Last Minute Travel Club member? You can join today and we’ll apply a 5,000 TripleDip point credit to your account. Plus you get to participate in this great promotion to earn even more TripleDip reward points.
Only valid for travel booked, paid, and completed between January 17, 2010 12:01AM EST and March 31, 2010 11:59PM EST. Last day of travel must be taken on or before March 31, 2010. Bonus points equaling twice your TripleDip earnings during that period will be awarded to your account on or before May 31, 2010. Subject to TripleDip program rules and restrictions.
Current and new Last Minute Travel Club members enjoy 5,000 complementary TripleDip points as of a few days ago. If you are not a member of the Last Minute Travel Club yet, head over to www.LMTClub.com and sign up for an account. The membership fee is $49.95 per year and you will enjoy savings up to 65% on over 13,000 hotels worldwide.
TripleDip points are part of our Web Loyalty program that allows Last Minute Travel Club members earn free trips on top of big savings by booking through the club. For every dollar you spend on the website you get one point.
Redeeming points is easy and there is no fine print, what you see is what you get. TripleDip points are deposited into the member’s account one month after the checkout date of their purchased trip. No additional fees, taxes or black out dates will apply, what you see is what you get. So head over to the Last Minute Travel Club and sign up for your account to start saving big today.
The Last Minute Travel Club gives you instant access to elite travel deals with savings up to 65% on nearly 13,000 hotels in 255 major cities world wide. Now with the Last Minute Travel Club what you see is what you pay! No surprises, no hidden fees. All rates are tax inclusive!
Here are some examples of the savings and availability we have to offer compared to our competitors:
- Hyatt Regency Hotel - 69.09% Savings
- Hilton Post Oak at the Galleria - 61.03% Savings
- Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria - 74.23% Savings
- Inercontinental Dallas - 62.72% Savings
- The Westin St. Francis - 48.27% Savings
- Intercontinental Mark Hopkins - 29.19% Savings
- Marriott Los Angeles Downtown - 64.87% Savings
- Intercontinental Los Angeles - 32.08% Savings
- The Peabody Orlando - 45.14% Savings
- Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes Orlando - 20.86% Savings
- Hotel Victor Miami - 42.91% Savings
- Four Seasons Miami - 39.13% Savings
- Hilton Times Square New York - 55.70% Savings
- Waldorf Astoria new York - 55.70% Savings
- Royal Park London - 10.64% Savings
- Royal National Hotel - 15.34% Savings
- Le Meridien Montparnassee Paris - 22.41% Savings
- Sofitel Le Faubourg Paris - 23.06% Savings
The membership fee is only $49.95 per year. To sign up for your Last Minute Travel Club membership visit www.LMTClub.com and start saving today.