The temperatures are warming up and the change in the air must be doing something interesting to the brains that devise travel deals because there are oodles of hotel packages this spring aimed at obsessions both normal and bizarre. Whether you're looking to escape the city for a weekend getaway at Astros spring training or your child keeps bugging you for an American Doll, here are four hotels offering up something a little off-kilter in the months ahead.
Sweet Dreams Package
Now through end of 2017 | Hilton Anatole | Dallas
This new family hotel package from the Hilton Anatole and American Girl may sounds kind of creepy to those of us with a healthy horror films obsession, but it's actually 100 percent G-rated and wildly kid-approved, so go figure. Kids can start the weekend at Dallas's American Girl store where they can create a special one-of-a-kind doll and even get a valet to usher them to the Dallas Galleria. Back at the hotel, kids and dolls are greeted with a welcome letter and sweet treats. The hotel also lays out an American Girl robe, slippers and doll bed for the ultimate American Girl slumber party. Plus, the pool area here is killer.
Spring Training and Sandcastles
February 23 to April 7 | Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa | Jensen Beach, Fla.
If you want to head to Florida's gorgeous east coast for spring training, Jenson Beach's Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, which is in close proximity to where the Astros are training—The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches—might just be the spot for a weekend getaway. A two-night stay, breakfast for two at the beach front Drift Kitchen + Bar, and a beach bag with baseball and sharpie for grabbing players’ signatures are included in the packed, which can be booked here using code TRAIN.
Ultimate YETI Experience
Through 2018 | Hyatt Regency | Austin
Heading to SXSW? The Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Downtown near the Congress bat colony, is collaborating with its neighbor, the YETI flagship store, to present the Ultimate YETI Experience package for lovers of all things vacuum-insulated drinkware. Guests will receive a 20-ounce YETI Rambler stainless steel tumbler, a YETI Colster insulator for canned beverages, a YETI hat, decal, and keychain bottle opener, and two drink vouchers that can be redeemed at the YETI store’s BARRR. Book the package at least 48 hours in advance using promo code YETIPK.
Madness in March
March 1 to April 3 | Fairmont | Chicago
If you're flying to Chicago anytime soon, the Fairmont Chicago Millenium Park is combining many people's two obsessions — basketball and beer — into a new hotel package sthat includes accommodations for two in a newly-renovated, discounted guest room and a $60 credit to the Columbus Tap, where March Madness will be playing on big screens all month long. There also happens to be 140 breweries in the Windy City to check out while you're there.