Ahh, sweet weekend. Here once again to offer short-but-sweet respite from another hectic work week. To really maximize this Saturday and Sunday, we’re offering up two great options for a weekend escape, both courtesy of Leading Hotels of the World, purveyor of the world’s largest collection of luxury hotels with over 430 properties on its roster. Whether you prefer an east coast escape or want to stay closer to home, we’ve got you covered.

Taj – Boston, MA
Set just opposite of Boston‘s picturesque Commons and Public Gardens, and within easy walking distance of chic Newbury Street, the five-star Taj Boston is a Beantown icon. Built circa 1927, the 273-room property underwent a landmark restoration project in 2002, and today is considered among the most elegant places to stay in the area. Art lovers won’t even need to venture to the nearby Museum of Fine Arts, home to one of the nation’s largest collections, in order to scope an incredible selection of fine art, since the hotel has a hefty collection of its own. And in the winter months, Boston’s celebrated Frog Pond is home to one of New England’s most celebrated ice rinks – all just steps from the hotel. tajhotels.com/boston

Sonnenalp – Vail, CO
Rather stick close to home this weekend? Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Vail Village (officially this December) with a stay at one of the area’s most iconic luxury resorts. As the first Luxury Eco Certification Standards (LECS) certified hotel in the Western U.S., the 115-suite Sonnenalp is a Rocky Mountain landmark, and through next week, you can enjoy rates starting at $199 per night double occupancy, plus enjoy 25 percent off spa treatments. Not a bad deal for one of the area’s most exclusive properties. sonnenalp.com

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