Labor Day weekend is often a good excuse to get out of town. Most of us have the day off work, the kids aren't in school, and we want to squeeze in one last beach trip before fall and football take over.
But perhaps we have been looking at this holiday all wrong, because there are plenty of Labor Day deals to be had in our own backyard, at some of the city's finest hotels.
Summer Family Fun Package at the Fairmont Dallas
Relaxing with the family has never been more refined. This package includes a $50 food and beverage credit, which can be used for breakfast, a poolside snack at lunchtime or dinner at the Pyramid Restaurant. Book a suite and receive 50 percent off a second adjoining room for the kids. On Saturday evenings, enjoy complimentary dive-in movies at the rooftop pool, featuring popular family-friendly films, popcorn and fun pool toys. The package also includes one complimentary in-room movie per night. Rates start at $209 per night, and the package is available through September 7. Book here.
Posh Poolside Specials at Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
In honor of Labor Day, the Ritz-Carlton spa staff is coming to you at the pool deck. On August 30, from 11 am-4 pm, hotel guests can get complimentary NuFace mini-treatments right from their pool chairs. Known as "Pilates for your face," the facial comprises a quick cleanse followed by the application of the NuFace microcurrent to rejuvenate, firm, tone and lift the skin. Other signature treatments are also available for purchase. Because every staycation requires cocktails, the Ritz is offering special Labor Day libations such as jalapeño margaritas and mixed berry mojitos. Rooms start at $369 and can be booked here.
Vital Fitness Studio Promotion at The Joule
Some people just can't skip a workout, even on "vacation." The Joule accommodates those guests during Labor Day weekend with one free class per day (Saturday through Monday) at Vital Fitness Studio. Relax post-workout with a jade and volcanic stone massage. The 80-minute treatment combines cool jade crystals and warm volcanic stones to relieve deep muscle tension and rejuvenate the mind and body. This service is offered throughout September. Hotel rates start at $223 a night. Book your package here.
72-Hour Flash Sale at Omni Dallas
From August 19-21 only, guests can book a reservation at Omni Dallas for stays during August 24-September 9. Starting rate: $139 a night. If Labor Day doesn't work with your schedule, book over a Wednesday to take advantage of the newly launched Wine Down Wednesday program at The Mokara Salon & Spa. The $99 spa package includes a cocktail and 50-minute spa treatment — massage, facial or body treatment — of your choice. To book this offer, call the hotel directly at 214-744-6664.
Buy Two Get One Special at Rosewood Crescent Hotel and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Two of the most awarded hotels in the city are giving away a free night's stay; book two nights and receive a complimentary third night, good for that stay only. Book here for the Crescent (starting at $300 a night) or here for the Mansion on Turtle Creek (starting at $330 a night).