Colonnade Hotel offers Halloween discounts

Halloween night can get a little, well, creepy. Before you set out on the streets of Boston looking for something ghoulish and gaudy to participate in, make sure you have a place to call home at the end of the night. Boston’s Colonnade Hotel is offering all guests who arrive in costume on the weekend of Oct. 31, 2010 a 10 discount on room rates.

But for those who like a little trick with their treat, The Colonnade is upping its ante.

For the more competitive enthusiasts, The Colonnade Hotel will offer guests the chance to compete for 31 percent off of the room rate. If your costume is deemed the funniest, the scariest or the most original, your nightly room rate just got 31 percent cheaper. Since The Colonnade is a pet-friendly hotel, pets can dress up and also join in on the fun for a chance to win.

Need a few suggestions? No problem! If you’re coming to Boston for Halloween weekend, consider dressing up as one of these hometown favorites:

  • Ted Williams (with or without ice)
  • Any one of the New Kids on the Block (a good family costume idea)
  • Samuel Adams (with or without the beer)
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Paul Revere
  • Donna Summer (sequins required)

Happy Halloween!

The best travel themed Halloween Costumes of 2010

Halloween is a great time of year to dress up in a costume that fits your lifestyle – if you travel a lot, you may want to use the opportunity to dress up as a flight attendant and tell people they need to close their damn laptop and listen to to the safety briefing. Others may want to relive the day when Steven Slater freaked out and made himself famous for a few weeks.

So, we’ve picked some of the most appropriate travel related outfits for 2010 – some of which may be best suited for a private Halloween party in your bedroom, with others making the perfect costume for the office dress-up party.

Planning to dress up in something travel related this year? Let us know in the comments section below!