SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February, the traditional month of love, kicks off with gusto thanks to one of the highest-value auctions ever from Off & Away (www.offandaway.com). The fun new auction site for travel connoisseurs seeking luxury hotel deals, will auction off a special three-night stay in the ME Cancun Hotel’s Suite ME prior to Valentine’s Day. The winning bidder will receive an all-inclusive stay in the luxurious 9,757 square foot, bi-level Suite ME, home to the cast of the 22nd season of “The Real World,” for up to 10 friends and family members.
The Suite ME (http://www.me-cancun.com/suite_me.html) is the definition of luxury, offering lavish features including:
- Four ocean-view bedrooms, accommodating up to 10 people
- Six bathrooms, six showers and Aveda bath products
- Two Jacuzzis
- Three private balconies
- Jellyfish aquarium
- Purple felt pool table
- Fully equipped gourmet kitchen
- Fully stocked bar
- Massage chairs
- Computer with complimentary WiFi access
- Flatscreen plasma television
- iPod docking stations in each bedroom and each public space
- Nintendo Wii® and Rock Band® equipment
The following VIP perks are also included in this special Off & Away package:
- Round-trip airport transfers
- Champagne and tropical fruit on arrival
- Personalized check-in
- 24-hour room service
- A complimentary international newspaper each day
- Personal staff of Aura-Experience manager and housekeeper
- Complimentary access to The Beach Club including all parties and events
- Preferential Spa and restaurant reservations
- 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
“Much of the country is muddling through a rough winter, so there’s no better time for a group of friends and family to participate in an exciting online auction and maybe win the luxury hotel deal of a lifetime,” said Doug Aley, co-founder and CEO of Off & Away. “While this package is perfect for a bachelor or bachelorette party, any group who wants to escape to the fun, sun and luxury of a world-renowned Mexican resort will want to try to win the Suite ME.”
This auction is part of the company’s February “Whole Lotta Love” series – specially designed auctions for betrothed couples. Off & Away bidders may participate in individual auctions, or bid on each of the four available packages – Engagement Extraordinaire, Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Extravaganza, Wedding by the Sea and Honeymoon of Romance. The “Whole Lotta Love” auctions will begin on Friday, February 11, 2011 continuing through Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2011. Availability dates for each auction will be accessible on the auction detail pages.
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.