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Commodore Perry Estate

In Bloom at Commodore Perry Estate

Commodore Perry Estate is where relaxed European elegance meets true gracious Texas hospitality. Reimagined by internationally renowned designer Ken Fulk, this private retreat brings a new level of contemporary glamour and whimsical soul to Austin. A modern interpretation of a residential estate from yesteryear, these picturesque grounds offer a welcoming 10-acre setting in the heart of Austin, Texas. Now Open, It's the beginning of something special.

Their venues and accommodations give you space to connect—whether you're planning a wedding, corporate meeting, milestone anniversary, or other celebrations. This historic country estate creates the ideal setting from the quaint chapel and the ornate mansion to the charming gardens and spacious lawns.

Commodore Perry Estate

Right now, Spring is in full bloom at the Estate. From their vintage flair of the old-fashioned punchbowl service to the quaint charm of breakfast on the sunny Loggia, their Spring offer of $200 resort credit can be used in so many ways.

  • Receive a flexible $200 resort credit ($200 credit will replace $100 Virtuoso credit)
  • Two night minimum required.
  • Valid on select dates through June 20, 2021

See Why We Love It!

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer: Rockies to the Red Rocks  

Rocky Mountaineer has launched their exciting new route, Rockies to the Red Rocks. This train journey travels between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The train travels only during the day and features oversized windows, so you do not miss a moment of the ever-changing landscapes. Vast canyons, chromatic deserts, natural archways, and enchanting hoodoos are just the beginning. The train winds alongside rivers, through mountain ranges, and past ancient rock canyons as it travels between the mile-high city of Denver to the red rock formations of Moab. It is truly the best way to experience these iconic destinations.

Rocky Mountaineer

This unforgettable journey takes us back to a time when traveling was just as much about the journey as the destination. With its impeccable onboard service, gourmet cuisine, and luxurious surroundings, it is no wonder that Rocky Mountaineer is considered by many to be one of the world’s ultimate travel experiences.

Contact a Departure Lounge advisor to plan your unforgettable journey and receive $100 off per booking on Rockies to the Red Rocks packages of 4 nights or more.

Experience the Southwest gems in an extraordinary way.


Preferred Partners Offers

Here are a few of the current promotions available to Departure Lounge clients:


Commodore Perry Estate 
Austin, Texas
• Receive a flexible $200 resort credit ($200 credit will replace $100 Virtuoso credit)
• Two night minimum required.
• Valid on select dates through June 20, 2021


Conrad Punta de Mita
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
• 4th Night Free
•  Daily Full Breakfast
• $200 Resort Credit*
• Kids Stay and eat for free


Farmhouse Inn
Sonoma, California
• Reserve 3 nights, enjoy the 4th free now through August 31, 2021
• Subject to availability
• $50 daily breakfast 
• $100 spa credit
• Upgrade based on availability at check-in


Hotel Jerome
Aspen, Colorado
• Book four nights and your 4th night is on us.
• Offer is not combinable with any other offers.
• Valid on new reservations only. 


La Cantera Resort & Spa 
San Antonio, Texas
Book the DAILY GOLF package to receive: 
• Resort Accommodations
• Daily Breakfast 
• One Round of Golf at the Resort or Palmer Course per adult per night
• Signature La Cantera Golf cap 

 Or, for the same great offerings with just one round of golf per adult, book the ONE ROUND offer.


Madeline Hotel & Residences
Telluride, Colorado
• Two lift tickets and breakfast included for two daily when you book stays from Nov 26 until April 4
• Offer is not combinable with any other offers. Subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply


Nizuc Resort & Spa
Cancun, Mexico
• 4th night free
• Book our exclusive offer and travel through March 28th, 2021
• Stays of 3 nights or more include the COVID-19 Antigen test for two.
• Hydrotherapy Experience for 2 at Spa once per stay.
• One-way airport-hotel transfer per room per stay.
• This offer is combinable with Virtuoso amenities.


One&Only Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
• Stay 4 Nights and Pay for 3 Nights
• Dates are valid from January 8, 2021, to December 22, 2021- All dates stated are inclusive. 
• Book by December 19, 2021 - All dates stated are inclusive.
• Special Offers are not applicable to group bookings (10 rooms or more).


One&Only Palmilla
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
• Book a three-night stay, and we'll make it four, or book five, and we'll make it seven. 
• Enjoy complimentary daily breakfast for two 
• Fitness classes plus unlimited snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.


One&Only Mandarina
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
• Book 3 nights in one of our eco-designer Treehouses, Cliff Villas, and Villa Banderas, and stay the 4th night on us, with delicious daily breakfasts.
• For stays in the Ridge Treehouse, Ocean Treehouse, Cliff Villa, Ocean Cliff Villa, or Villa Banderas the offer includes:
• One complimentary night with our Stay 4, Pay 3 offer
• Complimentary Full American Breakfast, daily for two
• Minimum 4 nights


The Lodge at Blue Sky
Park City, Utah
• Stay for a minimum of 3 nights or more
• Receive a $200 per night resort credit to apply towards an adventure or wellness experience
• Valid through April 30, 2021
• Flexible 48-hour cancellation terms


The Palms, Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos Islands
• Up to 40% off 
• This offer applies to all suite and penthouse categories.
• Book now for stays until December 19, 2021. 
• Certain Restrictions apply. 


The Shore Club at Turks & Caicos
Turks and Caicos Islands
• Save 25% on all Villa bookings
• Now- March 31, 2021
• For travel until December 18th, 2021. 
• New bookings only. 


Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve
Raton, New Mexico
• Stay 3 nights in Spring at our lower non-peak rates.
• Enjoy two full-days of complimentary privately guided tours and activities. 
• Mar. 1, 2021 - Apr. 14, 2021


Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
• Stay 3 nights and enjoy a complimentary fourth night 
• Full breakfast for two each morning in our signature restaurant Don Manuel's, two breakfasts per bedroom
• Round trip airport transfers to and from San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD), including a personal greeting by our airport host and escort to your private car (1 Luxury Vehicle for up to 5 people)


Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona
• Stay 3 or more nights and save 15% off.

Contact your Departure Lounge Travel Advisor now to explore the best offers.

Travel Advisors 101

Why We Are Hopeful For The Return Of Travel In 2021 

If the uncertainty and frustration of 2020 revealed anything, it's that the travel industry is incredibly resilient, even in the face of near devastation. While we continue to weather the pandemic storm, that doesn't stop many travel advisors from being optimistic about the return of the industry in 2021.

With the distribution of several COVID vaccines already underway, travelers' morale is at an all-time high. Many countries remain closed to American tourists, but with the distinct possibility of large populations of vaccinated people by the end year, many continue to book with the future in mind. With the development of new sanitary protocols to alleviate contamination fears, cruise lines are also set to make a swift comeback once restrictions are lifted.

Additionally, the pandemic has afforded many travel advisors the time to reposition their businesses for the "Next Normal." Many are learning new skills, becoming more social media-savvy, and seeking out extra training—all to better your experience when you're ready to start planning your travel comeback.

Finally, as all avid travelers know, it's something that's always in demand—and that demand continues to grow. Fundamentally, people are wanderers and adventures, and once the doors are opened again, the desire to escape the monotony of the previous year will be overwhelming.

As your travel advisor, we want to make sure you get the most out of your 2021 travel wish list.