Off & Away Announces “Whole Lotta Love” Wedding-Themed Auctions Culminating on Valentine’s Day
Four Dream Packages Available for Each Wedding Milestone — Engagement through Honeymoon
Off & Away, a popular new auction site for travel connoisseurs, announced today an upcoming series of special dream packages for the betrothed – the Off & Away “Whole Lotta Love” auctions. A total of four specially arranged luxury packages are designed to ensure memorable, once-in-a-lifetime fantasies and luxury hotel deals that will exceed the dreams of betrothed couples during each step of the marriage process, from engagement to bachelor/bachelorette party and through the wedding day and honeymoon.
Off & Away bidders may participate in individual auctions, or bid on each of the four packages if they choose. The “Whole Lotta Love” auction series will begin on Friday, February 11, 2011 and go on for four days through Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2011. Winners can schedule their trips almost anytime in 2011 or 2012. Availability dates for each auction are accessible on the auction detail pages.
The individual “Whole Lotta Love” packages includes:
Engagement Extraordinaire, (concludes Friday February 11)
(retail value: $6,300)
What better way to kick off a life of love together than with an engagement evening that will be remembered forever:
- Two nights in a Terrace Suite at the luxurious Sofitel New York
- A $3,000 Visa gift card
Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Extravaganza, (concludes Saturday February 12)
(retail value: $22,500)
Where’s the perfect place to celebrate the conclusion of single life and start of married life? Mexico of course. Off & Away will offer a fun-filled package, including:
- 3 all-inclusive nights for up to 10 friends and family members at Mexico’s ME Cancun Hotel in the Suite ME where the cast of “The Real World” stayed
- Personal staff of Aura-Experience manager and housekeeper
- Invitation to Sommelier’s wine and tequila tasting at The Wine Cellar
- Complimentary use of the YHI SPA’s fitness center, saunas and steam rooms
- A “barefoot dinner” on the beach for up to 10 people
Wedding by the Sea, (concludes Monday February 14)
(retail value: $6,000)
Looking for a magical setting, a place where the weather will be perfect and every guest will have a fabulous time? Then think of the stunning beauty of the Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and bid on this exclusive, all-inclusive wedding package:
- 4 nights in the ocean-front Penthouse Suite of the La Amada Mexico Hotel, near Cancun in Playa Mujeres, Mexico
- All meals and beverages
- A $3,000 USD wedding credit at the resort
Honeymoon of Romance, (concludes Sunday February 13)
(retail value: $5,500)
What does every newlywed couple desire after the thrill and chaos of the nuptials? Romance, pure romance. Off & Away is offering a special honeymoon package in the Caribbean which will deliver these necessities in abundance:
- 5 all-inclusive nights at the Verandah in Antigua
- All meals, beverages, scheduled evening entertainment and non-motorized water sports – windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, hobie-style catamarans, paddle boats – are included
- A romantic champagne cruise at sunset
- Wine, fruit and cheese platter for an evening of in-room privacy
- Two massages (one each) with a trained masseuse
“Our goal at Off & Away is to deliver once in a lifetime travel experiences and luxury hotel deals every day. Our ‘Whole Lotta Love’ auctions will do that in a big way,” said Doug Aley, co-founder and CEO of Off & Away. “We also take pride in the fact that even non-winning bidders will have the opportunity to use their bid credits towards competitively priced rooms in one of 100,000 great hotels in our database.”
Off & Away partners with prestigious four and five-star hotels in major cities throughout the world – currently 17 U.S. markets and Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe. Signature rooms and suites, typically reserved for visiting dignitaries and celebrities, are won by consumers through competitive online auctions at prices typically 80-95% off retail prices.
The auctions are a no-risk, high-reward proposition for consumers. Auction winners win the travel experience of a lifetime and unsuccessful bidders can apply the used bid credits they’ve earned towards special deals with the site’s featured auction partners, or on other rooms at over 100,000 hotels, at rates comparable to Expedia, Orbitz and other major travel Web sites.
About Off & Away
Off & Away is a new auction site for travel connoisseurs, offering exceptional travel experiences in new, fun and unique ways. The company believes that people deserve to experience more when they travel and when they shop for travel, and it works with its premier hotel partners to provide these experiences. Off & Away was founded by former Amazon.com and travel industry executives, and is backed by Madrona Venture Group, the venture capital firm behind Amazon.com, Farecast.com (now Bing Travel) and VacationSpot (now a part of Expedia). For more information and to see how Off & Away will change how people shop for luxury hotel deals, visit www.offandaway.com or http://blog.offandaway.com/blog/luxurytravel/. You can also follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OffAndAway, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/offnaway.