Hotels and Sea-Tac International Airport are preparing for a winter storm …

Hotels and Sea-Tac International Airport are preparing for a winter storm …
News from The Seattle Times:

Sea-Tac Airport crews are working 12-hour shifts.

Alaska Airlines has reserved rooms near the airport for employees.

Some downtown hotels are offering special rates — all in anticipation of snow that could snarl travel around the Puget Sound area.

“We’re getting quite a few people calling and booking rooms in anticipation of snow,” said a desk clerk at the DoubleTree Hotel at Sea-Tac, where all 850 rooms were booked by early Tuesday with travelers and airline personnel.

Taking advantage of what’s normally a slow period, many downtown Seattle hotels are offering snow specials.

Kimpton Hotels, which owns the Hotel Vintage Park, Hotel Monaco and Alexis Hotel, is offering rooms at 32 percent (as in 32 degrees) off its best available rates, plus free parking and restaurant discounts Tuesday through the weekend.

The Mayflower Park Hotel is offering rooms starting at $ 99 Tuesday and Wednesday and perhaps longer, depending on the weather, said reservations manager Craig Packer. Also offering $ 99 specials Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the Maxwell Hotel, Hotel Five, University Inn and Watertown Hotel.

The Paramount Seattle hotel is running a $ 109 special Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Manager Matt Murphy said the 146-room hotel was 70 percent booked by Tuesday afternoon, and it planned to put up staff in some of the rooms……………. continues on The Seattle Times

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San Diego is a thrilling travel spot even if you don’t ride on the Lego Technic coaster at Legoland in nearby Carlsbad.

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By Kathryn Folliott Travel Reporter

Feb. 29th comes around just once every four years and several hotels are “making the leap” with discounts and other deals. At Tanque Verde Ranch in Tuscon, AZ, a stay on Feb. 29 costs just $ 29 per person (U.S.), including meals with a total of four nights booked. Tanque Verde is a working horse ranch with 180 horses and activities range from horseback riding lessons and trail rides to fishing and mountain biking. Call 1-800-234-3833 (promo code LEAP YEAR). In San Diego, the Westin Gaslamp Quarter’s Leap Year package is available for just about the entire month of February, from Feb. 2 – 29, and offers third nights for $ 29 (U.S.) with a starting rate from $ 199 per night for the other two nights. See Also in San Diego, the Rancho Bernardo Inn is discounting Feb. 29 room nights by 29 per cent, and if…………… continues on Toronto Star

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