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5th Apr 1999

Charity Internet auction from Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts. The latest hotels to be part of Inter-Continental’s charity Internet auction ( have been announced following the success of the first auction. 13 new hotels, offering a Weekend Options stay have been added with a reserve price of just US$50. All proceeds from the auction go directly to UNICEF.

The new batch of hotels on-line and available for auction now, include:

Hotel Inter-Continental Al Ain - United Arab Emirates
Bali Inter-Continental Resort - Bali
Carlton Inter-Continental Cannes - France
Presidente Inter-Continental Cancun - Mexico
Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas
Hotel Inter-Continental Dubai
May Fair Inter-Continental London
Royal Plaza Inter-Continental Montreux
Le Grand Hotel Inter-Continental Paris
Hotel Inter-Continental Praha - Prague
Hotel Inter-Continental Toronto
Willard Inter-Continental Washington
Forum The Grace Hotel Sydney

Weekend Option nights are auctioned at up to twenty hotels every month, with the rooms going to the highest bidder. Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts has more than 200 hotels around the world and each one will be included in the auction at some point during the year.

Each Weekend Options auction package includes a spacious guest room for one or two people for one night, including all taxes and service charges and mileage awards with participating airlines, along with a choice of one of the following value-added Options:


Upgrade to a Club Inter-Continental Floor or junior suite or,
Additional guest room at half-price or,
Full American breakfast for two people daily or,
Double bonus miles with participating airlines

To take part, bidders register their E:mail address on the site with their secure payment details. They then raise the bid by incremental amounts. If a higher bid is then made by someone else, the under bidder is automatically notified by E:mail. They may then chose to raise the bid again. At the end of the bidding period - the next one is May 1st 1998 - the highest bidder for each hotel will secure their Weekend Option break at the price they bid.

Credit card details are not used unless the bid is successful, and all information is confidential and secure. The winner will be advised by E:mail. The highest bidder receives a voucher for a Weekend Option one-night weekend, at their chosen hotel, valid for up to 12 months. Accommodation is subject to availability.

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts and UNICEF launched the innovative “Round Up For Children” in 1996 which has raised more than US$1 million to date. Inter- Continental Hotels and Resorts recently pledged to continue its work with the charity. For further information please contact: [email protected]



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