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The new O2 Beach Club & Spa in Barbados offers readers half price accommodation. Photo courtesy of O2 Beach Club & Spa.

golden mansions

Or: Brenton Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island; 401-849-3100.

What is special: Opened in summer 2020, the boutique hotel is located directly on the port. The 57 spacious rooms and suites (450 square feet) offer water or city views and feature a sleek, contemporary nautical theme. Guests can enjoy water views with their breakfast and dinner at the Living Room (LR), where seafood is at the center of the menu. At the LR Bar you will find a wide variety of craft beers and a curated list of craft cocktails. Newport offers plenty to see and do, including the Gilded Age mansions of America’s wealthiest families. There are also museums, a 10 mile coastal drive and a 3.5 mile Cliff Walk to see the natural beauty of the area.

The agreement: the The ‘Brenton to Bellevue’ package includes overnight accommodations and free tickets to a Newport mansion and two local museums. Customers can select tickets to the following museums: Newport Art Museum, Audrain Automobile Museum or the Tennis Hall of Fame. Washingtonian readers also receive a free daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $249 a night. A minimum of two nights is required. To book click here and use code PROWASH.

When: Available for stays from February 1 to March 31.

A stay in Virginia

Or: Archer Hotel Tysons, Tysons, Virginia; 703-912-0488.

What is special: Opened in 2021, this boutique hotel with 178 rooms and suites features floor-to-ceiling windows, local artwork, Frette bathrobes, and in-room Nespresso coffee. It is located near the Tysons Corner Center and at the foot of the McLean Silver Line underground station. The AKB Bar and Restaurant serves wine, beer and cocktails as well as sharing dishes.

The deal: The “Love Archer” package includes 20% off the best available rate. Washingtonian readers also receive a free sharing plate (up to $15), classic Ohza ready-to-drink mimosas (in a can), a set of Truth or Dare for Couples keepsake cards, and Archer’s romantic Spotify playlist. Fares start at $143.20 after discount. To book click here and use promo code WASHINGTONIAN.

When: Valid for stays from February 1 to March 31.

Rocky Mountain Winter Fun

Or: The Virginian Lodge, Jackson, Wyoming; 307-733-2792.

What is special: The lodge reopened in January after a complete transformation. It has 165 newly renovated rooms and suites with a rugged vibe. Center stage is The Virginian’s large courtyard with an expansive all-weather outdoor pool and seven fire pits where you can sit and take in spectacular views and enjoy s’mores under the stars. The lodge is 18 km from the ski slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is an ideal base camp for enjoying outdoor recreation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.

The deal: “The Celebration Package” includes a two-night stay, a bottle of sparkling wine (Mumm Napa) upon arrival, an Elk Refuge sleigh ride for two adults (including transport to and from the lodge), two cups of Virginian Lodge-branded trip and a do-it-yourself fortified hot chocolate drink. Washingtonian readers also receive two free Virginian-branded beanies (each worth $25). Package prices start at $399. To book, click here. Mention Washingtonian at check-in to get the beanies.

When: Valid for stays from February 1 to March 31.

Five Star Caribbean Paradise

Or: O2 Beach Club and Spa, Barbados; 888-964-0030.

What is special: This new five-star all-inclusive boutique hotel opened on the beautiful South Coast of Barbados in November and offers 130 luxurious rooms, suites and residences in three distinct “collections”: Club, Luxury and Concierge. The resort is a chic tropical paradise set on 300 meters of white sand beach along the Caribbean Sea. Facilities include three pools, including one on the rooftop; six dining experiences with indoor and outdoor seating and menus featuring fresh local ingredients; seven bars; and the full-service Acqua Spa with panoramic ocean views. Explore the history and culture of Barbados at historic sites such as the George Washington House and St. Nicholas Abbey Sugar Plantation. The resort can arrange a range of activities including 4×4 jeep safaris, scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, horse riding and deep sea fishing.

The deal: The hotel’s exclusive ‘Washingtonian’ package includes up to 45% off accommodation, plus a free room upgrade, a bottle of champagne on arrival, a pre-stocked mini-bar and a bag of free beach. Stays of five nights or more also receive one free round of golf and one spa credit per person. There are non-stop flights to Barbados from Dulles on United. To book, email [email protected] or call 888-964-0030 and use code WASHINGTONIANOH. Only available on Luxury or Concierge Collection suites. The package starts at $776.

When: Valid for stays until March 31, 2023. Reservation required before February 28.

A Spicy Retreat

Or: Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club, Grenada; 866-720-2616.

What is special: Nestled on a hill atop Grand Anse Beach, the resort is an eco-luxury hideaway with an enclave of 37 luxury villas and suites, each with a veranda from which to take in the breathtaking beauty of the area. The complex has a swimming pool, two restaurants and bars and an exclusive Beach Club offering non-motorized water sports. The spa uses natural products such as cinnamon and nutmeg, native to the island. Guests can enjoy a fitness center, tennis, sailing, paddle and kayaks. Beyond the resort, guests can visit waterfalls and rainforest, watch whales and dolphins, or snorkel or dive to see a vast array of marine life and the world’s first underwater sculpture park. -marines in the world.

The agreement: the “Of them The “of Us” package includes a five-night stay in a Cinnamon Ocean View Suite; daily breakfast for two; a couples massage at the Cinnamon Spa; a romantic dinner on the beach for two, with a three-course meal and a bottle of wine; a sunset cocktail cruise; and a 30-minute photography session (ten digitally edited images included). Also included are free wi-fi, access to the Mount Cinnamon Beach Club, water sports, tennis and fitness facilities. Washingtonian readers will also receive a free rum tasting session for two (a $45 value each). To reserve, call 1-866-720-2616 and quote code WASHINGTONIAN-MC22 or click here. Rates from January 3 to April 30: US$3,300 (taxes included); From May 1 to December 20, 2022: US$2,850 (taxes included).

When: Available for stays from February 1 to October 31, 2022.