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Taubman Centers Wrap Up Sensational Travel Packages For the Winter Holiday Season


The season for hanging mistletoe and wrapping holiday packages is almost here. Taubman Centers, Inc., owner/manager of 27 regional shopping centers, is getting in the spirit by bundling a festive array of travel packages for the winter holiday season.

The packages feature Taubman's World Class Shopping amenities from some of the company's top retail centers, discounts, entertainment and a few surprises.

Here are some highlights of the Taubman World Class Shopping Holiday Travel Packages.

Beverly Center in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau roar into the holiday season with "The Lion King" hotel package. Guests purchasing the hotel package will receive two tickets to the Tony award-winning musical, "The Lion King," (now on stage in Los Angeles); a discount coupon book from Beverly Center and hotel accommodations at one of the participating hotels, which include the DoubleTree, Four Seasons, The Regent Beverly Wilshire, The Hollywood Roosevelt and others.

The Lion King hotel package is good for performances from November 21, 2000 through May 20, 2001. For information on booking the Lion King Package, call the California Welcome Center, located in Beverly Center, at 310-854-7616.

Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan has partnered with the adjacent, luxury property, Hotel Baronette for its unique holiday hotel package. Guests receive a one-day Twelve Oaks' VIP Discount Shopping card, free gift-wrap for purchases (up to four packages), and a Twelve Oaks tote bag. The package also features a special room rate of $111, and a "stress buster kit." You can call the Hotel Baronette at 248-349-7800.

The mall also has a similar holiday package with the nearby Holiday Inn Farmington Hills. For more information, call 248-477-4000.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center is offering several exciting holiday-themed packages as part of the Shop Denver program. Visitors can make the most of their holiday shopping excursion by participating in the valuable SHOP DENVER program. Simply show your American Express card, the Shop Denver brochure or ad to the customer service desk at Cherry Creek Shopping Center to receive the "Passport to Shopping", which offers special discounts to over 50 stores within the center. When shoppers accumulate one day's American Express receipts totaling $100 or more from any combination of shops and restaurants located in the shopping center, they simply return to the customer service desk to redeem their free gift -- a SHOP DENVER stainless steel thermos, valued at $20. Shoppers can come back day after day, show their receipts totaling at least $100 and take advantage of the program over and over.

Also, Cherry Creek partnered with area hotels, including the Hyatt Regency Denver Downtown, Denver Marriott City Center, Loews Giorgio Hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel, The Westin Tabor Center and The Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown to offer some sensational shopping and hotel packages. For more information call, 1-800-2-DENVER. You can also visit .

Fairlane Town Center (Dearborn, Michigan) is ringing in the season with a special "Holiday Escape Package." Partnering with the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn, Fairlane is offering a special shopping card and VIP gift, Club Level accommodations for two at the Ritz-Carlton, personal service by a club concierge and complimentary valet parking. All for only $149.00 per night. The package is available through November, 2000. The package will also be available every weekend in December, featuring all the amenities, with the exception of the Club Level rooms, which will be under construction during this period. Call the Ritz-Carlton's toll-free number at 800-241-3333.

MacArthur Center in Norfolk, VA is also getting into the holiday spirit and inviting travelers to "Dash Away, Dash Away, Dash Away All" to MacArthur for great holiday shopping and entertainment, and to enjoy the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel's waterfront accommodations. The MacArthur Center Shopping Package offers the chance to shop all day, and relax all night for a great rate of $92/city view and $102/harbor view. The package also comes with the "Passport To Style" coupon book, a MacArthur Center tote bag and breakfast for two.

The Center is also presenting "The Nutcracker" package, which includes tickets to the Virginia Ballet's production of the famous ballet, and "A Christmas Carol" package featuring tickets to the Dickens classic being staged by the Virginia Stage Company. For more information, call 757-622-6664.

Great Lakes Crossing (Auburn Hills, Michigan) offers hotel packages that are suited for all tastes and budgets. The shopping and entertainment complex has teamed with six hotel partners, including Marriott, Hampton Inn and Hilton. Its packages feature rooms starting at $99, breakfast, a $25 dining voucher, a Great Lakes Crossing tote bag and discount/savings card for stores and restaurants. Call 1-877-SHOP-GLC for more information.

The Falls Shopping Center in Miami is offering an array of holiday packages with some well-know hotel properties, including the Dadeland Marriott, which offers free shuttle service to and from The Falls shopping center, the Biltmore Hotel and the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel. Guests can enjoy special reduced rates. The package also includes a "Passport to Style" coupon book, a Falls tote bag and a "Nature Package" which includes discounts to local nature attractions.

The Biltmore package, for example, features a $179 holiday room rate, from October through December, complimentary use of the "Cellar Club," and transportation by Style Venture Tours. Call the Biltmore at 305-445-1926, for more information.

Taubman Centers, a real estate investment trust, owns, develops, acquires and operates regional shopping centers nationally. Taubman Centers currently owns and/or manages 27 urban and suburban regional and super regional shopping centers in 12 states. Four additional centers, now under construction, will open in 2001: Dolphin Mall in Miami; The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Tex.; International Plaza in Tampa, Fla.; and The Mall at Wellington Green in Palm Beach County, Fla. The company is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. For more information, you can visit the company's web site at

SOURCE: Taubman Centers, Inc.

Contact: Karen Mac Donald, Director, Communications of Taubman Centers,
Inc., 248-258-7469, fax: 248-258-7697, or