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July 27, 2017
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4 great deals to help you stretch summer

Hard Hat savings, a new Mama Shelter, Hilton sale and more!

Maui, HI

The Honua Kai Resort and Spa on North Kaanapali Beach is making the best of a bad situation by offering a Hard Hat package while a new Westin — slated to open in 2017 — is being built next door. The rates for one-, two- and three-bedroom suites that overlook the construction site have been cut by as much as 40 percent through the rest of 2015. One-bedroom suites feature a king-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed, and can accommodate a family of four. They include full kitchens and even a washer and dryer. Rates started at US$230 (plus US$29 daily resort fee) when we searched online in mid-July for a mid-Aug vacation dates — US$65 per person. tel: (855) 718-5789; honuakai.com.

Los Angeles, CA

A Mama Shelter just opened in Hollywood and accommodations start at US$149. The 70-room hotel on Selma Avenue is a few minutes walk from Hollywood Boulevard and is the European hotel chain’s first North American property. (There are four Mamas in France; one in Turkey). Medium Mama rooms are 20 to 21 square metres and the most affordable; Medium, Large and XXL Mama rooms all feature an iMac (to be used as a TV), a mini fridge and a free Wi-Fi. There’s a restaurant, coffee shop and bar on-site. Breakfast is not included; 12-kilo pets are welcome for an additional US$79 per stay. tel: (323) 785-6666; mamashelter.com.

Dallas, TX

Dallas just joined the CityPass family. The Big D’s CityPass booklet costs US$44 for adults and US$33 for kids aged three to 12, and covers the admission to six of the city’s most popular attractions — a savings of 30 percent. The booklet includes the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck for 360-degree views of Dallas and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Travellers then get the choice of either the Dallas Zoo or the Sixth Floor Museum, and the choice of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum or the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The booklet is valid for nine consecutive days of visits. For details: citypass.com/dallas.

Caribbean

BOOK NOW! The Hilton Caribbean Summer Sale is on now through August 31. Accommodations at 18 of its properties — from Curacao to Trinidad to Puerto Rico — start at US$96 a night with the fourth night free and a $100 resort credit per room per stay. When we searched online for rooms at the Dorado del Mar Beach Resort at the end of July, we found nightly rates of US$96 for stays between September 7 and 17. The Dorado del Mar is 32 kilometres west of San Juan in Puerto Rico. hiltoncaribbean.com/summer.

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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