Loews Hotels Launches "Edu-cations": Exclusive Teen Learning Vacations

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Surf in San Diego, Track the Economy in New York, Make Music in Nashville, Golf at Lake Las Vegas or Perform Culinary Arts in Miami

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2008 -- Traveling with teens can be a challenging proposition, as many parents know – if a teenager isn’t happy on vacation, then no one’s happy. For parents searching for piece of mind and a meaningful vacation for their teen, Loews Hotels “Edu-cations” are the ultimate experience. Loews Hotels has created exclusive year-round packages which include a one- or two-night hotel stay and a combination of entertaining, fun and educational activities that will appeal to this hard-to-please and hard-to-shop for age group.

“Educational travel is one of today’s top trends,” said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and father of two teenage boys. “Parents and now even their children are looking for ways to enrich their lives and learn while on vacation. Our ‘Edu-cations’ add depth to vacation in a very fun and distinctive way – learning a new skill like surfing or going behind the scenes at The NASDAQ Stock Market’s broadcast facility, the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to view bell ceremonies and hear about the financial markets – these are just amazing opportunities that are unique to Loews Hotels.”

At Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, “My Super Suite Vacation” includes a two-night stay, two spa treatments in the resort’s Teen Spa Room (designed for Loews by Pottery Barn’s PBteen) and private surfing lessons on surfboards that are custom-designed for each teen to take home. Prior to arriving, teens select their board size and color and can add personal photos or other graphics to their board. Accommodations include an executive suite for the family with teens enjoying a connecting double guestroom of their own. The package is based on availability and starts at $2,000. A one-hour surfing lesson and customized surfboard can be added to any guest stay “a la carte” for $550. Surfboards are created by INT Softboard, a leading surfboard company based in North County San Diego.

At the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville, the "Music and Lyrics by Loews" package includes a song-writing session with award-winning songwriter, Thom Shepherd, who wrote the Number 1 hits "Redneck Yacht Club" and "Riding With Private Malone;" a Gibson acoustic guitar; a one-hour guitar lesson; a performance by aspiring singers/songwriters at the famed Bluebird Café, where Garth Brooks, Kathy Mattea and Vince Gill got their starts and one-night accommodation for up to two adults and two children. The package is based on availability and starts at $1,200. The Gibson guitar must be selected three weeks prior to arrival. Package is valid for guests ages 6-16.

At the Loews Regency Hotel in New York, the “Inside Financial Markets” package includes a Power Breakfast for two at the Loews Regency, with rotating speakers from the financial world; viewing of the Nasdaq Opening Bell and a tour of NASDAQ’s Marketsite; a photograph of the person’s image on the Nasdaq Tower; transportation to-from NASDAQ’s Marketsite and one-night accommodation in a Luxury Double room (Executive Suites are also available for an additional cost) for up to two adults and two children including special turn-down amenity. The package is based on availability and starts at $900.

At the Loews Lake Las Vegas, PGA pros take teens to the links and help make any aspiring golfer feel like a pro. The “Putt like a Pro” package includes an individual, two-hour, teen-based clinic at the Lake Las Vegas Golf Institute, including putting, chipping and pitching; customized PING Putter Fitting (putter will be sent to the home); subscription to the golf magazine of guest’s choice; video of your lesson sent to the home and TEEn-Up Golf Pack which includes Loews travel backpack, golf shirt, golf hat and golf balls. Accommodations include a one-night stay in a lakefront room. The package is based on availability and starts at $600. For an additional $125, parents can book an adjoining room for their teen.

At Loews Miami Beach Hotel, the "Culinary Arts Experience" includes a two-night stay in a deluxe ocean-front room, a one-on-one South Beach exclusive "food arts" lesson with Barton G. Weiss, world-renowned event planner and restaurateur, who is celebrated for his superior designs and astounding culinary presentations. Teens will learn how to make dramatic food presentations, table settings and decor for anything from a dinner party to a Sweet Sixteen. Teens and their parents are then treated to a unique dining experience at the elite “Barton G. The Restaurant.” Teens also receive a customized apron personalized by Barton. The "Culinary Arts Experience" starts at $1,550 and is recommended for guests ages 9-17. The package is based on double occupancy for up to two adults and two teens (children) and is subject to availability. For an additional $150, guests can add the "Ultimate Party Planning Experience," where Barton G. will offer funky party design options, opportunities to work with some of his famous presentation gimmicks including access to Barton G.'s exclusive Big Wild and Wooly Cotton Candy dessert recipe, perfect for a party or celebration.

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check http://www.loewshotels.com.

Contact:
Emily Goldfischer
Loews Hotels
212-521-2833
egoldfischer@loewshotels.com

Gabby McNamara & Michelle Colligan
Redpoint Marketing PR, Inc.
212-229-0119
mcnamara@redpointpr.com
colligan@redpointpr.com

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