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When the Kids Are Away, Parents Will Play


Miami (June 27, 2012) – With back-to-school rapidly approaching, two Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels (SM), the Marenas Beach Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles (North Miami Beach) and the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando welcome parents for some well-deserved (kid free) play time.

Once the children are back in school and back to business at their universities, it’s time for parents to relax. No more late nights, texting, and trips to the grocery store, it’s time to really laugh out loud. Marenas Beach Resort & Spa welcomes parents with the getaway that includes the following:

  • 15% off best available rate for 2 nights

  • $50 Resort Credit

  • Buy 1 get 1 free applied to dinner each night

  • 1 Complimentary bottle of house wine as a Welcome Amenity

  • Waived Resort Fee

LOL is available September and October 2012. To reserve, call 877.858.2305 or visit

The Villas of Grand Cypress knows that September is the perfect time to visit Orlando because crowds dwindle and savings multiply.  This legendary golf resort, located minutes from Downtown Disney, offers the Two Fore One getaway for empty nesters who want to have some fun.

Starting at $145 per night, the Two Fore One offers just that:

  • 2 "Fore" 1 Dining, valid at Villa dining outlets only and based on equal or lesser value menu item (excluding alcohol)

  • 2 "Fore" 1 rounds of golf when playing together

  • 2 "Fore" 1 golf lessons when taking shared lessons

The options are endless.  To reserve, please call (877) 330-7377 or visit and use the booking code 2fore1

About Marenas Beach Resort

A member of the prestigious Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels collection by Benchmark Hospitality International, Marenas Beach Resort & Spa is situated on a 2.5 mile stretch of beach in Sunny Isles Beach, a barrier island just north of Miami. The resort blends the best of South Florida with an international style. Marenas Beach Resort’s name draws from its location, evoking the sea and the sand ~ mar y arenas ~ in Spanish. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, the 26-story stainless steel and glass hotel tower features 159 one- and two-bedroom suites, each with fully equipped gourmet kitchens and spacious contemporary interiors.  Amenities include a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, oceanside pool, beach club, luxurious spa, health club and elegant meeting space. For reservations, please call a travel agent professional or 1-877-858-2305. Visit

About Villas of Grand Cypress

Villas of Grand Cypress is just miles from the Orlando International airport, but seems worlds away from the ordinary.  In addition to our 45-holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, our resort offers the Grand Cypress Racquet Club; In-Room Spa Services; Lake Windsong and Marina Health Club and Fitness Center; Easy Access to Orlando's famed attractions; On-Site Transportation Services; Two Pools, both with waterfalls and one with two waterslides; 9-Hole Pitch 'n' Putt golf; 24' Rock Climbing Wall, Jogging, Biking, and Fitness Trails; Game Room; Renowned art collection throughout the resort; Picnic Areas; Beauty Salon; Fishing, with limited equipment available on select resort lakes; Audubon Society Nature Preserve with boardwalk walking tours. For more information, please call a travel agent or 1-877-330-7377 or visit


Rebecca Kollaras
Benchmark Hospitality International


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