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2008 holiday shopping packages in the northeast, USA

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America’s Premier Shopping Places wants to make holiday shopping easy and fun for you this year.

America’s Premier Shopping Places wants to make holiday shopping easy and fun for you this year. Whether you live in the US or abroad, just hop on a train, plane, or into your car and drive to Boston, Massachusetts, USA for the “Boston Winter Shopping Wonderland” Promotion.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in historic downtown Boston, Natick Collection, located just 20 minutes away, and several hotel partners have come together to provide the consumer with ways to take all the hassle out of holiday shopping this year. Book one of the packages below and you can get all your shopping done and even save money with our shopping discounts and incentives from many of the merchants. You will be able to get all your gifts wrapped and shipped, enjoy some wonderful cuisine and have time left over to explore this great city!

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the nation’s premier, urban marketplace featuring over 125 shops and restaurants within three impeccably-restored, 19th century buildings, including Quincy Market Colonnade with 40 vendors offering foods from around the world. Holiday shopping will be easy, especially for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family because of all the unique, one-of-a-kind stores with gifts not found anywhere else nestled amongst many of your favorite brand names. Enjoy the 60-foot, live, illuminated, holiday tree and free entertainment all season. All of the shopping packages come with the Festival of Savings sheet with discounts from many of the stores and restaurants.

Natick Collection offers a completely different shopping experience as it has recently completed a luxurious expansion and renovation that has positioned it as the east coast’s premier destination for upscale shopping and dining. You will be able to select from 270 of the finest retail stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, the area’s largest collection of luxury retailers, a fabulous selection of restaurants such as P.F. Changs, and the only American Girl Store in the area. Santa will be around all season just waiting for the little ones to tell him what they want and have their picture taken with him. All of the shopping packages come with the Signature Savings Sheet with discounts and demonstrations from many of the stores and restaurants.

As you are doing your shopping, you can stop along the way at either center to have your purchases wrapped by a local charity. Faneuil Hall Marketplace has teamed up with Mass Coalition for the Homeless, and Natick Collection is working with Hadassah. To make this season really fun and easy for you, instead of shopping and having to take your gifts home to wrap and hide, in Boston you can literally “shop ‘til you drop” – right into one of our partner hotels! Book one of the following holiday shopping packages now:

The Langham, Boston – A luxurious hotel located in the Financial District in the heart of downtown Boston, The Langham, Boston combines its rich history with all the contemporary features of a luxury hotel. Originally the Federal Reserve Bank, this AAA, four-diamond, Boston hotel is a national architectural landmark and one of the finest hotels in Boston. To book, log onto:

The Hilton Boston Financial District – Built in 1928 as Boston, Massachusetts’ first skyscraper, the historic Hilton Boston Financial District Hotel is the ideal blend of old and new. Their stylish renovation brought new luster to their 1920’s intimate, art deco decor of warm brick, rich woods, and brass and added a host of modern comforts and conveniences. To book, log onto:

Natick Courtyard by Marriott – The Courtyard by Marriott Boston Natick hotel is conveniently located 17 miles from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The hotel surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy: spacious guest rooms with new plush bedding and curved shower rods. Breakfast, dinner, or pm room service is available at Jake’s, their on-site restaurant. For more information on the Holiday Shopping Package, call 508-655-6100 or visit – go to deals and book with the promotional code: ZQP.

Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick – Located just 17 miles from downtown Boston and across the street from the Natick Collection, the Crowne Plaza offers luxurious, comfortable surroundings with attentive, courteous service. All guestrooms offer complimentary, high-speed Internet, and the hotel’s club floor features exceptional accommodations and personalized services for the more discerning guest. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Natick Collection. After your procurement experience at the Natick Collection, re-fuel while receiving a 15 percent savings on your lunch or dinner at The Lobby Cafe or Dux Restaurant, located inside the Crowne Plaza. *Must present a receipt and redeem within 24 hours of purchase. For more information on the Crowne’s Shopping Package, log onto:

Hampton Inn Boston-Natick – Sitting just 17 miles from downtown Boston and located directly across from the Natick Collection, the newly-renovated Hampton Inn boasts a character all its own and offers a friendly, relaxed, and 100 percent, non-smoking atmosphere with excellent services and features including complimentary, high-speed, Internet access and complimentary “On the House®” hot breakfast. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Natick Collection. After your procurement experience at the Natick Collection, re-fuel while receiving a 15 percent savings on your lunch or dinner at The Lobby Cafe or Dux Restaurant, located inside our sister hotel, the Crowne Plaza. *Must present a receipt and redeem within 24 hours of purchase. To book the Retail Therapy Package, log onto:;jsessionid=XOPMM5K4IDIPSCSGBJNM22Q?ctyhocn=BOSNTHX

Still not tired of shopping? It is a quick flight or train ride down to NYC, the shopping capital of the world. Stay in downtown Manhattan and experience the South Street Seaport shopping package at The Embassy Suites New York hotel, which stands in the heart of New York City’s financial district and downtown Manhattan’s historic city landmarks, popular attractions, and trendy neighborhoods of TriBeCa, SoHo, and Greenwich Village. This is the only upscale, full-service, all-suite hotel on the waterfront in lower Manhattan. For the Discover Downtown Package, which includes a VIP Welcome Packet to South Street Seaport full of valuable incentives and discounts, log onto:

Your package includes a VIP Welcome Packet from South Street Seaport. Log on to to read about all the holiday activities, including Seaport Ice, the first downtown ice skating rink opening November 28 through February 28, 2009.

About Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Natick Collection and South Street Seaport:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Natick Collection, and South Street Seaport are all recognized as America’s Premier Shopping Places, the nation’s largest collection of tourism-oriented, shopping and dining destinations located throughout the USA. For a complete listing of America’s Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit .

About General Growth Properties:
General Growth Properties, Inc. is the second largest, US-based, publicly-traded, real estate, investment trust (REIT) based upon market capitalization. General Growth has ownership interest or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership interest in master-planned, community developments and commercial, office centers. General Growth’s international portfolio includes ownership and management interest in shopping centers in Brazil and Turkey. The company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.