What's the significance of 12/12/12? Well, like, 10/10/10 and 11/11/11, it's a date we won't see for another 100 years. Which means if you're reading this, consider this a once-in-a-lifetime event.
For the hotel industry, however, 12/12/12 is another way to market and sell rooms. While these deals are far from once-in-a-lifetime, they're certainly worth checking out. From New York to Chicago to Vail, Colo., here are a few properties celebrating 12/12/12 with discounts.
Affinia Hotels in New York City and Washington, DC
Six Affinia hotels (five in New York and one in Washington, DC) will offer a rate of $112.12 on Sunday night stays for 24 hours on 12/12/12 for travel from Jan. 2, 2013 - March 31, 2013. Travelers looking to extend their stay beyond Sunday will also receive 12 percent off any additional nights booked. Book between 12 p.m. and 12 a.m. at www.affinia.com/Dec12 and use promo code TWELVE.
Vail Cascade Resort, Vail, Colo.
For 12 hours on 12/12/12, guests that book a 2013 two-night stay or more, regardless of room type, will receive 50 percent off lodging rates with promotion code VCR1212. The promotion is valid on new reservations only and 2013 rates start at $179. Book at www.vailcascade.com or by phone at 800.282.4183.
MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel, Chicago
Travelers hoping to book a stay MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel will need to visit the property's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MileNorth) on Dec. 12 at 12pm to receive an exclusive promo code good for 12 percent off rates starting as low as $129 a night, a $12 credit for its delectable restaurant and $12 parking, making it easy for a road trip. This offer is valid for travel through Feb. 28.
The Inn at the Finger Lakes, Central New York
Starting on 12/12/12 The Inn at the Finger Lakes will offer the 12 Days of Christmas. Guests booking two nights will receive a third night free. Rates start at $79.99 and the offer is valid through 12.25.12. To book guests can visit www.innatthefingerlakes.com or call (315) 253-5000.
B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
Book two nights and get the third night for $12 at the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale. Guests who book on 12/12/12 also get a $12 daily buffet breakfast and two cocktails for $12. Reservations must be made on Dec 12, 2012 at 1-888-66BHOTELS or at www.boceanfortlauderdale.com with promo code 121212. Travel between Dec. 12, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013.