Expedia and Hotels.com Add Joie de Vivre to the List

31st Mar 2004

Expedia.com(R) and Hotels.com announced today they have signed a new
agreement with Joie de Vivre Hospitality, solidifying the commitment to
making high-quality, distinctive properties available to customers
shopping for lodging at Expedia.com and Hotels.com.
As part of the agreement, Joie de Vivre Hospitality will be able to market
to the nearly 30 million customers looking for hotel rooms on Expedia.com
and Hotels.com each month. In turn, Joie de Vivre will give travelers
access to rooms at its unique Northern California properties through the
hotel and vacation package offerings on Expedia.com and Hotels.com.

“Making our rooms available on Expedia is a tremendous way to reach
travelers,” said Chip Conley, chief executive officer of Joie de Vivre
Hospitality. “This lets our guests decide where they want to research and
book travel.”

Joie de Vivre operates 25 boutique hotels and a day spa. The hotels
represent a total of 2,213 rooms and include seven distinctive restaurants
and bars. Each property has been carefully designed to celebrate the San
Francisco Bay Area through its unique visual style, high design
principles, one-of-a- kind amenities and personalized service.

“With this agreement, Expedia, Hotels.com and Joie de Vivre Hospitality
have made great strides to create an offering that benefits each property
and consumers,” said Lloyd Frink, senior vice president of hotels at
Expedia, Inc. “The properties included in this agreement are highly
regarded and this exciting relationship will allow us to better meet our
travelers’ needs. The decision to join our network of high quality
hoteliers is further evidence of the value that Expedia.com and Hotels.com
bring to hotels.”



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