Female Bonding Travel Goes Indulgent at Hilton Short Hills, Where 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'
Travel bonding used to be the exclusive purview of men. Fishing trips, hunting excursions, surfing jaunts and even safaris – all were the indulgence of men escaping high-pressure jobs and the stresses of home to spend some quality time “with the boys.” Now, girls are getting into the act too, with bonding vacations that incorporate the contemporary joys of womanhood – like shopping and spas.
Now, girls are getting into the act too, with bonding vacations that incorporate the contemporary joys of womanhood – like shopping and spas.
“In by-gone days, the stereotype was always that the man shouldered the most stress in a household because he was the bread-winner working outside the home,” says Edie Turna, director of sales and marketing for Hilton Short Hills, an urban resort in Central New Jersey that specializes in female-oriented bonding vacations. “The reality is that modern life is equally stressful for both sexes. Many women also work outside the home. And couples share in raising children and keeping house.”
Women-centric bonding vacations can be as complex or as streamlined, and as individual, as the female friends who book them. Hilton Short Hills keeps it simple – and close to home – with a “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” package that includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe room (on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday night) and a $200 credit that can be used in any of the hotel’s dining venues or full-service, European-style Spa at Short Hills.
Hilton Short Hills’ guest rooms marry leading-edge technology – in the form of wall-mounted flat screen televisions and high-speed wireless Internet connectivity – with the urban resort’s signature elegance and gracious in-room touches. Suite Dreams beds feature plush top mattresses custom designed to provide continuous support to ensure restful, refreshing sleep. Indulgent 250 thread count linens snuggle the sleeper in comfort and warmth. The Spa at Short Hills offers a range of cutting edge massages, body treatments and facials with products by the exclusive Valmont and June Jacobs lines. A full-service salon provides manicure, pedicure, makeup and hair services.
The hotel’s location across the street from the Mall at Short Hills, a microcosm of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, is also a plus for many of the women who stay there for a bonding experience.
The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” package is available for $369 per room per night, subject to availability. To book a package, call (973) 379-0100.
Hilton Short Hills is New Jersey’s premier urban resort, offering an award-winning combination of resort-level luxury, cutting-edge business amenities and world-class cuisine with the comfort and convenience of an urban setting. In 2005, guests chose Hilton Short Hills as the best hotel in the Hilton family for its outstanding customer service. Hilton Short Hills offers a full-service Spa and salon, 304 richly appointed guest rooms and suites, an executive boardroom, five conference suites, six executive conference rooms and a 5,150-square-foot Grand Ballroom. The hotel is located at 41 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2708. For information or reservations, please call (973) 379-0100 or visit the website at www.hiltonshorthills.com.
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