SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - Ice skating, stringing popcorn and baking cookies are steeped in holiday tradition, but the Ivy Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, is turning visions of sugar plum fairies into luxurious tangibles, where butlers and chauffeurs are the cadeaux du jour with new getaways.

"The idea is to experience something out of the ordinary," said Rick Gluth, Ivy Hotel's general manager. "By blending traditions with new approaches to celebrating the holidays, our guests can have the best of both worlds."

From holiday-specific to year-round pleasure, these new getaways cater to both men and women, with exception of "Femme Fatale" -- a girlfriends' getaway for six, complete with Ivy's signature Star Suite, dinner at the hotel's award-winning Quarter Kitchen, a pole dancing lesson and private bottle service at Envy nightclub. Holiday-specific packages include "Thanksgiving at the Ivy" -- deluxe accommodations, a $200 dining credit and wine pairing session with the hotel's wine director and "Holiday Shopping Spree," including roundtrip Escalade service to the posh Simon Fashion Valley Mall, personal gift wrapping service and a butler-drawn Molton Brown bubble bath upon return. For complete details of all packages, please visit

The sleek and sexy Ivy has become one of San Diego's top venues for intrigue, catering to celebrities and the upwardly mobile, with rich wood features, lavish adornments, fine linens and personal butler service at the touch of a button.

"There are no rules that dictate when we should take time out for ourselves," Gluth said. "With the insanity of the season, a brief retreat before or after the holidays is a welcome reprieve."

Packages can be purchased by calling the Ivy at 619.814.1000. The Ivy Hotel is located at 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

Contact Information: Contact: Audrey Doherty-Benedetto Benedetto Communications (619) 236-8397