Added: (Wed Nov 05 2008)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Zurich, November 2008 – To offer guests a special experience before Christmas, be it focusing on shopping or other winter fun activities, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has created quite a number of excellent packages in outstanding destinations worldwide. All packages can be easily booked through the hotel chain’s webpage on www.swissotel.com and are subject to availability.

Shopping getaway and Very Important Kids at Swissôtel Chicago
Travellers interested in fashion and the latest trends in shopping will be amazed by Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile only a stone throw away from the Swissôtel Chicago. The hotel, Bloomingdale's and The 900 Shops have joined together to offer a shopping extravaganza with their demanding customers in mind. The shopping getaway includes lavish accommodations, an exclusive Bloomingdale's savings package, $50 USD gift card from The 900 Shops, breakfast buffet for two and a specialty gift bag from The 900 shops. Prices from $259 USD through January 31, 2009.
Families with Kids will be even more pleased with the VIK (Very Important Kid) Holiday Getaway.Throughout the holiday season Swissôtel Chicago greets all VIK’s with a fun
welcome pack and a jolly bedtime story surprise. At turndown, VIK’s will receive a Freezie™ TY Beanie Baby®, bedtime story book, and a yummy bedtime snack. The VIK Holiday getaway also includes breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children. Prices start from $259 USD through January 31, 2009.

Christmas Market in Basel - Swissôtel Le Plaza, Basel
In the Old Town of Basel with its glittering Christmas decorations, the attractive Christmas market spreads a special atmosphere of its own. At the 140 gaily illuminated stands and wooden huts, traders and craftspeople from all over Switzerland and the region offer their goods and give a demonstration of their skills. The Christmas market package of Swissôtel Le Plaza includes a one night accommodation for two, extended breakfast on weekends till 2 pm, late check out on weekends till 4 pm, Mobility Ticket for free use of public transport in the city, Christmas Welcome Amenity and the BaselCard for 24 hours with a benefit from over 80 offers. Price for this package starts from CHF 295 per room/night and is valid from the 29th of November until the 23rd of December 2008.

Christmas Celebration Night at Swissôtel Lima/Peru
Guests happening to travel to Peru on Christmas may enjoy the Christmas Celebration Night in the splendid Swissôtel located in the capital. The package includes a one night accommodation for two, a welcome drink, cheese platter with grapes and Argentinean Chandon champagne in the room, breakfast buffet in Le Café or in the Executive Lounge (according to room type), a limo transfer from the hotel to the Airport as well as a Christmas Gift. The starting rate would be $ 240 USD +10% services in a premier room.

Salvador Dali - Culture and Shopping at Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul
Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul is not only an ideal starting point for any shopping experience, but also offers historical and modern culture in the vicinity. The Sakip Sabanci Museum (SSM) shows 270 masterpieces of Salvador Dali and the exhibition is open until the 19th of January 2009. The Culture and Shopping package includes accomodation for two in a Classic Park room with an upgrade to Classic Bosphorus room upon booking, a buffet breakfast for two in Café Swiss, free entrance to Amrita Spa (a Leading Spa of the World), a complimentary late check out till 14:00 pm as well as two entrance tickets for the Salvador Dali exhibition. The starting rate for this package is EUR 199 per night excluding VAT.

Famous Christmas Market Bremen - Swissôtel Bremen
Two cosy nights and eventful days at the famous Bremen Christmas Market await discerning guests when booking the Christmas Market Package at the Swissôtel Bremen. The package includes two nights for two persons in a double bedroom, a Christmas punch at Ô place Bar Café Lounge, a rich breakfast buffet at Hillmann’s Restaurant, a home baked stollen as well as Christmassy 3-course menu inclusive complementing drinks. The package starts from EUR 199 per person.

Alpine feeling in the Rhineland with Swissôtel Düsseldorf/Neuss
Whether skiing, snowboarding or sledding is on guest’s favourite list - the Jever Skihall Neuss offers activities for everybody and the whole year round including après ski. Fun on the piste and powder snow can be enjoyed when booking the special package at Swissôtel Düsseldorf/Neuss, which includes the following: Accommodation in a double room including breakfast, fruit basket and a bottle of water in the room and the entrance ticket for the ski hall Neuss. Prices for a double room for 2 persons start from EUR 184 (single room from Euro 119).

Berlin a winter dream - Swissôtel Berlin
Berlin’s winter spirit, exquisite boutiques and countless shops await guests just outside the Swissôtel Berlin while taking a stroll over the well known boulevard Kurfuerstendamm. The Package includes one night accommodation incl. breakfast, one bottle of Prosecco on the room as well as a late check out until 4pm on departure day. The package rate starts from EUR 145 for a single and EUR 165 for a double room.

Holiday Shopping with Swissôtel Beijing, China
From the 1st of December 2008 until the 31st of January 2009 travellers are pampered while staying at the Swissôtel Beijing and booking the special 2-night Holiday Shopping package. This offer includes: 2 nights accomodation in a double room, 2 ways private limousine service from/to Airport, daily Buffet Breakfast for two, half-day Shopping Concierge Service, inclusive of private transfer and shopping assistance, to accompany guests to one of the city shopping malls (4 hours), Aroma Oil Massage for two persons (45 minutes per person)on one of the nights with prior reservation, Upgrade to a Junior Suite, Executive Club benefits, Welcome fruits and late check-out until 4pm (subject to availability). This special 2-night Package starts from RMB 4,555.00

Shopping in style – Swissôtel The Howard, London
Over the festive season period guests are invited to enjoy 2 nights in a Grand Riverviev Room at the Swissôtel The Howard, London and to experience shopping in style. A Bentley will be their carriage for the day as they select the glamorous shopping destinations such as Bond Street, Sloane Street and many more. Once returned to the hotel they may enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea and overlook their choice of gifts bought throughout the day. The Shopping in style packages includes: Two nights in a Grand Riverview room with balcony, English Breakfast for two, a Bentley with a chauffeur for 6 hours and a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two. Total price for the packages starts from £1850.00 including VAT.

Holiday Shopping with Globus department store – Swissôtel Métropole Geneva
The Swissôtel Métropole Geneva has arranged a special package for shopping fans coming to the city of Geneva for the festive season. From the 14th of November 2008 until the end of January 2009 the Suite package includes: Two night double accommodation in one of the Suites, a Limousine pick-up from the airport or train station, Champagne upon arrival, the delicious buffet breakfast and a Welcome shopping package from Globus department store Geneva with 10% discount on all purchases. The package price for the Junior Lake Suite starts from CHF 1’500 per person.

Christmas Shopping in Izmir – Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir, Turkey
Various shops around the Swissôtel Izmir and in the city offer travellers staying at the Swissôtel Grand Efes a special discount of 10% when shopping this winter. The hotel’s package, which is valid during December 2008 and January 2009, includes a one night accomodation, an upgrade to an Executive room, a free entrance of the Spa and a late check out at 16:00 pm. Prices are starting from EUR 130 for a single room and EUR 140 for a double room including breakfast, excluding VAT.

Submitted by:Anne Feiereis
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