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Spain-Holiday.com: Top 5 cheapest city break destinations in Spain

 

Malaga, Spain, Nov-3-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting.

However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean a cheap and cheerful weekend away.

Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much you spend when you get there. The City Break Cost Index published by the Spain-Holiday.com reveals how typical costs for travellers varies greatly from city to city in Spain this autumn/winter. It examines everything from the price of airport transfer by taxi, bus, train and *Uber*, eating out, accommodation and things to do.

Where to go to escape the winter blues on a budget?

As you might expect, the report reveals that the most expensive cities are also the most popular cities – Barcelona, Madrid and Palma – but you may be surprised which cities offer the best value.

TOP 5 CHEAPEST CITY BREAK DESTINATIONS IN SPAIN

The Andalusian city of Jerez, famous for its sherry and dancing Andalusian horses, is the cheapest city to visit for a weekend break.

Andalusia is the top region to visit for a short break, with four cities – Jerez, Seville, Granada and Malaga – in the top 5 cheapest city break destinations. With new flight routes from the UK to Seville and Granada this winter, you can catch a flight and, within 3 hours, be enjoying tapas in a Spanish “plaza” in the November sunshine.

Comparing the price of visiting the top 10 attractions in each city, Barcelona is the most expensive city, costing £117 per person to visit attractions such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo, Camp Nou Experience and Las Ramblas (which is thankfully free). In comparison, you would get change from £30 to visit the top 10 attractions in the cities of Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville.

After booking flights, travellers spend an average of £596 on a city break in Spain. Accommodation, eating out and visiting tourist attractions are what visitors are most likely to spend their budget on. The biggest cost tends to be accommodation, with travellers spending an average of £241 for a 2-night stay.

While hotels remain one of the top accommodation choices, staying in a city centre apartment not only offers flexibility but huge savings too.

For example, a rental apartment for two people in Malaga costs up to £156 less than a double room in a hotel. And for under £200, a couple can find quality rental accommodation for 2-nights in the heart of Jerez, Malaga, Alicante and Valencia.

Jannich Petersen, COO of Spain-Holiday.com commented:

“City breaks are almost as popular as sun and beach holidays to Spain and now represent 26% of all holidays.”

“The top 10 Spanish cities differ greatly in their appeal and there is something for everyone, whether they are culture vultures, shopaholics, foodies or those looking for a vibrant nightlife.

The City Break Cost Index aims to provide clarity for travellers to plan and budget for a memorable weekend winter break in Spain that doesn’t break the bank”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DirectRooms.com – The Ultimate All Inclusive launched at Maldives Resort

The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives has launched its Ultimate All-Inclusive experience, a new concept for this luxury resort.

The new cashless package according to DirectRooms.com offers guests an array of dining options, open premium bar service and $100 per guest credits to be used the Cenvaree Spa.

For late risers the daily champagne breakfasts are served until mid-morning, lunch may be taken at any of the three restaurants, and daily changing themes at the dinner buffets. The over the water signature restaurant offers Italian, Japanese, Thai and additional international dishes.

Popular with the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa guests is the Sundowner cocktail party where free-flowing drinks are served as the sunsets over the Indian Ocean, followed by live entertainment. In addition, the premium bar service provides beer, wine, cocktails and spirits from 10 am until midnight at the resort’s two bars. The mini bars in the guestrooms are replenished daily.

Guests may want to use their daily $100 credit to spend at Spa Cenvaree, with treatments that include body scrubs, relaxing facial massages, foot massages, upper back massage and the Indian head massage.

Offshore excursions are also included in the Ultimate package and guests may choose to fish at sunset, search for whale sharks, enjoy a sunset cruise or visit one of the local nearby islands.

Guests can stay in shape by playing tennis, snorkeling, windsurfing, or use the fitness facilities guided by a personal trainer.

The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa can be booked through DirectRooms.com and is a short 25 minute seaplane ride from the Male International Airport in the Maldives.

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DirectRooms.com – Protecting Marine Habitat while on Holiday in Maldives

DirectRooms.com recommended the Angsana Ihuru Resort and Spa in the Maldives initiated a marine conservancy program where guests can participate in this rewarding activity while on holiday.

Located just 20 minutes by speedboat from the capital Male, the Angsana Ihuru offers numerous activities, from snorkeling to diving to name a few. Guests can also join the resort staff and spend the day reef cleaning in an effort to keep one of the finest dive sites in the world with over 900 species of fish clean of litter.

Another option guests may choose is the Barnacle Project, a man made structure that ensures the sustainability of corals within an experimental reef. Results are proving successful as in the past 10 years, almost 80% of corals continue to survive the rising sea water temperature.

The Turtle Head Start Program is the Angsana Ihurus’ answer to help protect the Green Sea and Hawksbill turtles from extinction. The Marine Lab ensures the nesting areas are cordoned off to allow hatchlings to be born safely in the lagoon pens. The turtles are then fitted with tags and transmitters to monitor the behavior and movements.

The Angsana Ihuru marine biology research initiatives have not gone unnoticed. It was the first resort in the Maldives to be awarded with the Maldivian Environment Preservation Award as well as the President of the Maldives Green Resort Award.

This luxury resort offering guests unique opportunities to contribute to marine conservation can be booked through DirectRooms.com.

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DirectRooms.com – Asia’s smallest country is big on luxury

1250 coral islands make up the archipelago of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Today over 100 of these islands contain some of the world’s best luxury resorts attracting visitors drawn by the warm crystal clear waters, talcum powder sandy beaches, diving, water sports and ultimate pampering.

According to DirectRooms.com, Maldives resorts & hotels unique natural paradise provide guests with the ultimate vacation destination.

Each hotel and resort in the Maldives offers unique amenities from luxury tented accommodations to villas built over the water offering 360 degree views of the calm, clear turquoise water.

As the gentle ocean breezes sway the palm trees guests can pass the time enjoying a beachside massage, snorkel the countless lagoons in search of exotic fish, or indulge at the array of dining options and locations the Maldives resorts and hotels have to offer.

The Maldives is quickly becoming one of the world’s top travel destinations as airlines from around the globe add this tropical getaway to their route maps.

Visitors land at the capital’s international airport in Male and have the option of choosing speedboats or seaplanes to reach their final destination. Once at the hotel or resort, guests can be pampered at world famous onsite spas, savor world class meals or simply relax on a private sandy beach.

Luxury and comfort is the norm at the hotels and resorts in the Maldives and endless options are provided so guests can tailor their holidays accordingly. DirectRooms.com states that the Maldives is experiencing repeat customers who return to this unique travel destination in search of the perfect vacation.

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Premier Inn reveals the strange presents guests left behind this Christmas

Premier Inn, the UK’s best value hotel chain* has revealed that the Christmas festivities led to an array of gifts being left behind by their guests, including 18 Christmas jumpers, a pair of tickets to VIVA Forever, a set of diamond earrings and even a One Direction fan’s ‘Future Mrs Styles’ t-shirt.

The list of lost property from this December also includes a set of Little Mix dolls, Bradley Wiggins’ autobiography, a Furby (still talking!) and 17 copies of this year’s bestselling book, 50 Shades of Grey.

Alongside the array of presents, Premier Inn team members also found 25 rolls of leftover wrapping paper, 137 blank Christmas cards and two homemade Christmas cakes.

Claire Haigh, head of communications for Premier Inn, said: “We are surprised at the variety of gifts that our team members have discovered in the hotels this festive season. Christmas day may be over, but we will continue to spread the festive joy by going the extra mile to ensure that these presents are returned to their rightful owners.”

The full list of items found over the month included the following: 2 x Viva Forever Tickets, Little Mix Dolls, 17 x 50 Shades of Grey book, a ‘Future Mrs Styles’ One Direction T-shirt, 2 x homemade Christmas cakes, 18 x Christmas jumpers, a set of diamond earrings, a Furby, Bradley Wiggins’ Autobiography, an iPhone 5, the official Olympic DVD, 5 x onesies, James Arthur’s autobiography, a Kindle Fire and 19 x pairs of Christmas socks (as well as three odd ones).

The hotel chain will be re-launching the Premier Inn Gifts Reunited Service at www.facebook.com/premierinn where guests will be able to comment on the wall if they have lost any items. Premier Inn will do their upmost to reunite people with their long lost presents.

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Premier Inn named ‘Best Budget Hotel Brand’ at 2012 Business Travel Awards

Premier Inn, the UK’s biggest budget hotel chain, was crowned ‘Best Budget Hotel Brand’ for the third year in a row at the Business Travel Awards, beating off strong competition from the likes of Hampton by Hilton and Travelodge.

Now in their 17th year, the Business Travel Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry’s leading players, who have performed outstandingly in their field over the last 12 months. The awards, voted for by industry experts also granted Premier Inn the ‘Best CSR Programme’ award, beating Hampton by Hilton and IHG amongst others.

Patrick Dempsey, Managing Director for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to win the ‘Best Budget Hotel Brand’ award for the third, consecutive year. And of course to win the ‘Best CSR Programme’ award. Our teams work extremely hard to make sure all our guests have a good night guaranteed when staying at one of our hotels. As a company we are committed to being ‘a force for good’, highlighted through our Good Together programme which benefits our teams and communities, customers and the environment. It’s fantastic to be awarded for all our efforts over the past year.”

Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest budget hotel chain with over 600 hotels across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn offers guests a unique industry promise of a Good Night Guarantee – a good night’s sleep or their money back.

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Thistle Hotels Crown Social Restaurant Wins Two AA Rosettes

Thistle Hotels has announced that just two months from its opening, the Crown Social restaurant at The Parc by Thistle in Cardiff has been awarded two prestigious AA rosettes by the association’s independent restaurant inspectors.

The contemporary, restaurant in Cardiff; a joint venture between Thistle Hotels and Crown Hotels & Restaurants, is headed up by former Michelin-accredited celebrity chef Martin Blunos. Both Martin and his team, including sous chef Lance Keirle, were praised by the AA inspector for their ‘fine cooking’ and were awarded a standout score of 92% for their dishes.

The inspector particularly enjoyed Crown Social’s unique ‘sharing’ concept; whereby diners are encouarged to sample different tasting plates together. The Cardiff hotel restaurant uses fresh and local produce throughout the menu and a contemporary take on traditional Welsh dishes which was also highly praised.

The Parc by Thistle was also awarded an impressive AA merit score of 85% and retained its 4 star rating. In particular, the staff scored highly in the service category, achieving an overall service score of 90% and attaining the maximum 5 star qualifier rating.

Johnny Davies, director of the Monmouthshire-based Crown Hotels & Restaurants, said: “The two AA rosettes are very well deserved recognition for Martin Blunos and his entire Crown Social team who have all worked extremely hard first to create the Crown Social and then deliver this superb dining experience. Crown Social now stands even more proudly alongside our existing fine dining restaurants; our Michelin star Crown at Whitebrook, near Monmouth and our three AA rosette Crown at Celtic Manor.”

The Parc by Thistle’s general manager, Richard O’Riordan added: “The whole team and I are thrilled to have been awarded such a high honour so soon after the Crown Social’s opening. Since our launch night, the people of Cardiff have shown a real interest in what the restaurant has to offer as a different dining concept – now that we’ve been awarded these two rosettes, we hope to entice even more people through our doors and bring further success to the Parc by Thistle.”

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Edinburgh Hotel Wins Best Western Medium Hotel Of The Year Award

The Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh is flying the flag for Scottish hotels having triumphed over fellow independent hotels from across the UK at the Best Western Hotel of the Year Awards 2011. The successful Edinburgh hotel claimed the title of Best Medium Hotel at the annual awards ceremony.

The continued pursuit of excellence by this 4 star hotel in Edinburgh was recognised and celebrated at a gala dinner held at the Don Carlos Resort in Marbella, Spain. The momentous occasion was the finale of the Best Western Annual Member’s Conference – the largest annual gathering of independent hoteliers in the UK. The Best Western Eglinton Arms in Glasgow also picked up an award for the Best Small Hotel at the event.

Over 350 Best Western hotel operators, executives, managers and their guests cheered Best Western Eglinton Arms’ General Manager, Carolyn Stark, and Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel’s General Manager, Garry Field as they went onstage to proudly collect their awards.

Garry Field said “A lot of people play an important role in running a successful hotel, from the room attendants to the general manager, and they have all contributed to securing the Best Medium Hotel award. I am grateful to them all for their continued hard work and commitment to quality and to being the best.”

Commenting on the awards, Keith Pope, Director of Best Western GB, said:“Congratulations to Best Western Eglinton Arms and Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel! Both teams embody the true qualities and vision of the Best Western brand. The hotels have their own individual personality and character, but their truly outstanding standards of quality and service are universally appreciated by customers and fellow hoteliers alike.”

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Hotel Demo’ – Milano

Hotel Demò is an artistic boutique hotel and one of the best 3-star establishments in close proximity (100 metres) to Milan Central Railway Station, transport hub to all city destinations.

The Hotel Demò is located in the heart of Milan and precisely :

100 m from the Central Station (Milano Centrale);
100 m from the terminal of the shuttle buses for the Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio Airports;
100 m from the subway stop (metropolitana);
500 m from Corso Buenos Aires, the longest shopping street in Europe.

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Does the Hotel Demò offer a Concierge service?
Yes we do, including the advance booking of tickets to museums, sporting events and La Scala Opera House.

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HotelTravel.com Scores hole-in-one Ryder Cup Hotel Deals

HotelTravel.com is rolling out hole-in-one hotel deals to promote the upcoming the 38th Ryder Cup competition at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales being held from 1 to 3 October.

This Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between teams from Europe and the United States, will take place from The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales. Wales is hosting the Ryder Cup for the first time in the history of the competition between Europe and the United States.

According to HotelTravel.com Online Marketing Manager, Gareth Lewis, golf fans looking for late stay accommodation deals should have a look at Bristol hotels or Bath hotels.

“Both cities offer very easy access to Celtic Manor by motorway. Accommodation in Newport will be in short supply due to very heavy demand, and staying outside the area offers other advantages to those looking to combine sightseeing or cultural activities with the Ryder Cup after the competition ends.

“Fortunately HotelTravel.com has an excellent selection of hotels in Bristol and Bath offering savings up to 75 % off normal rates,” Mr Lewis, added.

For central hotels in Bristol consider Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel (from EUR 127 per night), Ramada Plaza Bristol Hotel (from EUR 96 per night), The Bristol Hotel(from EUR 94 per night), City Inn Bristol Hotel (from EUR 81 per night) or The Thistle Bristol Hotel (from EUR 74 per night).

For central hotels in Bath good value can be found at either Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel(from EUR 133 per night), Hilton Bath City Hotel (from EUR 102 per night) or the Best Western Abbey Hotel (from EUR 84 per night).

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A Poll Carried Out By Penguin Has Revealed That Jeremy Clarkson’s Book, For Crying Out Loud, Has Topped A Poll Of Britons’ Favourite Beach Reads Of All Time

A poll carried out by Penguin has revealed that Jeremy Clarkson’s book, For Crying Out Loud, has topped a poll of Britons’ favourite beach reads of all time.

A Poll Carried Out By Penguin Has Revealed That Jeremy Clarkson's Book, For Crying Out Loud, Has Topped A Poll Of Britons' Favourite Beach Reads Of All Time

The outspoken ‘Top Gear’ presenter’s book has been voted as the number one beach read of all time, beating off competition from blockbusters including Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ and classics such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

More than 7000 Britons voted for their favourite beach read in an online poll compiled by Teletext Holidays and Penguin.

Chick-lit queen Marian Keyes came in at number two with her bestselling paperback This Charming Man, followed by modern classic The Beach by Alex Garland, which was turned into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Victoria Sanders, managing director of Teletext Holidays, said: “Books and the beach go hand in hand so we wanted to find out what makes the perfect page turner for the sun-lounger. The list has thrown up a few surprises – we never though Jeremy Clarkson would come out on top. But his book had an overwhelming response and definitely got the male vote. Nearly all the nominations for Clarkson came from the chaps.

“Female readers opted for a varied mix of comedy, murder, classics and feel-good romance which proves that people have different ideas about what they pack in their suitcase.”

The top five beach reads of all time were voted as:

1. For Crying Out Loud – Jeremy Clarkson
2. This Charming Man – Marian Keyes
3. The Beach – Alex Garland
4. The Beach House – Jane Green
5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

For the full list visit www.teletextholidays.co.uk

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The LOK Group of Companies Opens First Marriott Hotel in West Sonoma County

LOK Group of Companies, a veteran hotel development and management service company in Sonoma County, has just completed a $2.5 million renovation on their 82 room, select service hotel, in Sebastopol, rebranding it in the process to the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

For all the economic woes befalling the nation in 2009, the LOK Group of Companies has much to be excited about. For over the past ten years, the hotel, operating as a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, has been the iconic “red barn” located on Hwy 116 South, just as a visitor comes into the township of Sebastopol. The hotel consistently ranked in the top 10% in guest satisfaction among Express brands nationwide. LOK Group expects to continue their successful management practices as a Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.

LOK went through an extensive vetting process that included personal interviews with Marriott’s Vice President of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Stephan Stamas. Following a $2.5 million face lift, inside and out, the hotel became a member of the Marriott family of hotels on January 26. With a strong team of professionals making up the LOK Group in the areas of Human Resources, Accounting, Marketing and Sales and Operations, expectations run high to sustain quality assurance and guest satisfaction scores with the new Fairfield brand.

On the outside, the new Fairfield hotel is environmental shades of green, and on the inside the guest rooms and public spaces have been transformed by Marriott’s “Green Tea” décor into a warm contemporary updated hotel for the 21st century. All hotel rooms have a 32” LG Flat Screen HD/TV, with jack packs to connect your media player or laptop to the television. Every suite room includes two LG Flat Screen HD/TV and an iPod Audio/Clock/docking station. ATT provides two T-1 high speed internet bandwidth to support guest needs for Internet service.

“We are very proud to be a part of the Marriott family”, says Kirk Lok, CEO of LOK Group. “All through the transformation process of our hotel, Marriott has supported and encouraged us every step of the way. I know we will have a great relationship running into the future.”

LOK Group of Companies, Inc. is a hotel development and management company and long time Sonoma County business owner since 1977. Holdings include the Quality Inn in Petaluma and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Sebastopol. Lok Group offers 30 years of management and hotel development experience. For more information visit at www.thelokgroup.com and www.winecountryfi.com.

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Jumeirah & Singapore Airlines Announce Partnership

Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced that it is now officially a partner of Singapore Airlines and their Frequent Flyer Programme, KrisFlyer.

Starting January 2009, all KrisFlyer members will earn miles when staying at any Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, London and New York – all of which are destinations served by Singapore Airlines.

This strategic announcement emphasises Jumeirah’s continued growth in airline partnerships and its focus on rewarding members. It is also a tribute to Jumeirah’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. Jumeirah recently opened regional sales offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo, and in the course of 2009 the Group is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai, Jumeirah’s first hotel in the Asia Pacific region.

The Singapore Airlines’ network currently covers 67 destinations in 35 countries. From Dubai, customers will be able to enjoy the convenience of Singapore Airlines’ wide network of connections to destinations such as Singapore, New York, London and Shanghai, which are cities where Jumeirah has, or will soon have a presence in.

In addition to this latest partnership, Jumeirah has extensive expansion plans to grow its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts into key gateway or letterhead cities and aspirational resort destinations worldwide. Currently, the Group has several luxury five-star properties under development in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Bali, Thailand, China, Argentina, Spain, England, Scotland and the US Virgin Islands. In 2009, the Group is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai, Jumeirah’s first hotel in the Asia Pacific region.

 

About Jumeirah
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The Dubai-based luxury international hotel management group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House in New York.

The Jumeirah Group portfolio also includes Jumeirah Living, the Group’s luxury brand of serviced residences offering effortless living in luxurious surroundings; global spa brand Talise Wellness; The Taste Department, the company’s dedicated restaurant division; Wild Wadi water park; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the region’s only fully accredited third-level academic institution delivering specialised degree programmes in hospitality management; and Jumeirah Retail, with its 15 stores and dedicated luxury online store.

Building on this success, Jumeirah Group became a member of Dubai Holding in 2004, a collection of leading Dubai based businesses and projects, initiating a new phase of growth and development for the group.

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Jumeirah, The Luxury Hotel Management Company And Member Of Dubai Holding, Has Announced Special Rates At Its UAE Properties To Mark The Anniversary Of The United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah will join in the national celebrations and acknowledge the spirit of the UAE and its residents by launching a special rate. The rate will offer citizens of the United Arab Emirates and residence visa holders 15% off the best available room rate, started on December 2nd, the National Day of the United Arab Emirates the special rate offered by Jumeirah will be running until April 17th 2009.

The announcement of the special rate comes at the same time as Jumeirah unveiled its extensive expansion plans to grow its portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts into key gateway or letterhead cities and aspirational resort destinations worldwide. Currently, the Group has several luxury five-star properties under development in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Bali, Thailand, China, Argentina, Spain, England, Scotland and the US Virgin Islands. In 2009, the Group is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai, Jumeirah’s first hotel in the Asia Pacific region.

Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The fast growing Dubai based luxury international hospitality group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York.

About Jumeirah:
In addition to hotel and resort management, The Jumeirah Group’s portfolio also includes Jumeirah Living, the Group’s luxury brand of serviced residences offering effortless living in luxurious surroundings; global spa brand Talise Wellness; The Taste Department, the company’s dedicated restaurant division; Wild Wadi water park; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the region’s only fully accredited third-level academic institution delivering specialised degree programmes in hospitality management; and Jumeirah Retail, with its 15 stores and dedicated luxury online store.

Sirius, Jumeirah’s Recognition and Rewards programme, offers members the ability to earn Sirius Points every time they stay, dine or shop with Jumeirah.

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Embassy Suites Portland – Washington square has announced they will be giving guests discounts off their Best Available Rate when they take advantage of Portland’s TriMet MAX Light Rail Line

In times like these, every little penny pinched is a gift, but when cash savings come packaged with convenience and luxury, it’s a deal that cannot be missed. Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square, has announced that it is offering a little extra incentive to guests to get out and see the world while being kind to the earth – and their finances.

Guests at the Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square are being offered 10%* off the Best Available Rate when they use the TriMet MAX Light Rail System to reach the hotel and show their ticket upon check-in. Reserving rooms with this option is possible by booking online or by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and asking for rate plan L-MAX. A MAX Light Rail map is posted on the hotel’s home page.

Many guests who travel to a new city think of a cab or a car rental as the only way to travel from the airport to their hotel, but in lush, green Portland, there are better – and more economical – options. By utilizing the TriMet MAX Light Rail Line, guests pay just two dollars to reach the hotel from the airport, resulting in substantial savings compares with various other methods of transport. Located just outside of the airport, the rail line offers easy transport to the hotel by dropping guests off at the Beaverton Transit Center. A complimentary shuttle service then takes guests directly to the hotel. The Hall Street Station is also opening in early 2009, which will add an even greater convenience by dropping guests just two blocks away from the hotel.

“Our hotel has recently undergone renovation, which means we’re able to offer top-of-the-line accommodations with the 10% discount that we offer to guests who use the Light Rail,” said director of sales Melissa DelBalzo. “During these tough economic times, we wanted to help our guests get the best deals possible while still feeling like they’re getting pampered on the road. The savings of staying at an Embassy Suites really add up when you consider the cost of a cooked-to-order breakfast, light snacks, and free drinks of your choice – all of which we provide as a standard amenity to our guests.”

As the fourth largest hotel in Oregon, the Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square is located only minutes away from downtown Portland on a unique property directly beside Portland’s premiere tax-free shopping experience, Washington Square. A complimentary shuttle is offered to guests for the one-block distance between the hotel and Washington Square in case of rain or heavy shopping bags. With such a central location, attractions such as the Oregon Zoo, Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, and the Rose Garden – home of the Portland Trailblazers – are close by.

Business travelers to Portland will be pleased to see that they are within a few miles of Portland’s biggest corporations, such as IBM, Intel, Verizon, Mentor Graphics, and Tektronix.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Founded in 1984, Embassy Suites Hotels defines the upscale, all-suite segment and today has 195 hotels, with an additional 60 in the pipeline. With spacious two-room suites, engaging team members and an inviting atrium environment, guests are allowed to put their feet up and feel right at home.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries and territories, including 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection.

 

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Unless you have an omlet, do not even think about knocking

Embassy Suites Hotels have recently conducted its nationwide search for the best Do Not Disturb door hangerdesigns to be used in all of its nearly 190 upscale, all-suite hotels. The contest was held During September and October 2007, where a panel of Embassy Suitesjudges has choosen the cleverest design/copy submitted and picked five winners who will all win a trip to a select Embassy Suites Hotels, plus have their signs hung on hotel door knobs around the country.

Known for its own variation on the Do Not Disturb sign – “There’s a Good Reason for You NOT to Knock Right Now”Embassy Suites (http://www.embassysuites.com/) challenges guests to up the ante on the fun.“Embassy Suites is all about giving consumers choice and control over their business or leisure travel,” said John Lee, Vice President of Brand Marketing. “We’ve gotten such a tremendous response to our Do Not Disturb sign that we thought it would be fun to give consumers some control over what their door sign says. We imagine there are many creative ways our guests would like to say ‘do not disturb me right now’.”

The contest has ended last October, and the winners selected are:

Sandra Parcher – Milites, CA;

Brian White – Chicago, IL;

Susan Suarez – University City, MO;

Amy Forgette – Stremwood, IL;

Marty Mintman – St. Louis, MO;

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels and opened its first hotel in 1984. It was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand (http://www.embassysuites.com/) to enter the industry and today has nearly 190 hotels. To make reservations or learn the locations of Embassy Suites Hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort areas, travellers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at www.embassysuites.com, call 1-800-EMBASSY or contact their professional travel agent.

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Coral by Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection.

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