An increasing number of hotels have jumped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon in a big way this year. Here is a small sampling (note that some restrictions apply) of what is available:
-- The new Thompson Chicago in the Windy City's Gold Coast neighbourhood has a Cyber Monday deal running Dec. 2-9 for stays Dec. 2-Feb. 28. The $549 US extended weekend package includes three nights' accommodations for the price of two, airport greeting and private transfers to and from the hotel, and a welcome gift. For reservations, go to thompsonchicago.com and use promo code CYBERM2013.
-- Eight Marriott resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America are offering 30% off online bookings made Dec. 2. Reservations are good for stays Dec. 3-22, and the promotional code 16C must be used when booking.
Participating properties include: CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino. For full details and reservations, see paradisebymarriott.com/cyber-monday.
-- The OUT NYC -- described as an openly gay but straight-friendly "urban resort" in New York City -- has a Cyber Monday sale that provides 25% off room rates for stays January through March, a $20 spa voucher, two tickets to the Hot Mess Drag Revue and two welcome cocktails. Nightly rates start around $70 US per person in a shared quad room and about $150 per room per night for a private room. The deal can be booked at theoutnyc.com/specials.
-- Starwood Hotels and Resorts' Cyber Monday sale runs Dec. 2-6 with 20%-40% discounts off regular room rates at more than 500 properties in North and Latin America. The deals are good for stays Dec. 2-Jan. 26 at participating resorts. All of Starwood's Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, Le Meridien and Aloft properties are participating. In addition, the company has a Cyber Monday Instant Happiness Sweepstakes. On Dec. 2, people are invited to engage with Starwood on Facebook and shake the snow globe for the chance to win giveaways. See starwoodhotels.com/cybermonday.
-- Tucked into the foot of Camelback Mountain, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz., is offering a Cyber Monday deal with room rates from $199 per night plus a complimentary room upgrade at time of booking, a $25 Alvadora Spa credit, a $25 T. Cook's dining credit and two "happy hour" cocktails in The Mix Up Bar. For details, see royalpalmshotel.com and click on "special offers."
-- In the Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island's Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal promises the "lowest rates" of 2014 on bookings made Dec. 2. Rates vary depending on travel dates -- from $99 US per night for travel Aug. 24-Oct. 29 and Nov. 30-Dec. 25 up to $199 per night for travel June 12-Aug. 23. Contact 1-800-Atlantis or atlantis.com.
-- The Jade in New York's Greenwich Village has taken inspiration from its Gatsby-like vibe and created a 1920s-themed Cyber Monday package with room rates from $192 for stays in January and February, a $19.20 lunch at Grape & Vine plus two complimentary 20s-style cocktails. The deal, which runs until 7:20 p.m. on Dec. 2, can be booked at thejadenyc.com/.