‘Twas the week after
Thanksgiving, when all through the house—all the travelers were waiting
—for Lodging.com’s 31 Days of Holiday Savings. Lodging.com, a leading
online source for discounted hotel rooms, offers the largest selection of
hotels and vacation rental properties worldwide including an inventory of
more than 29,000 specially negotiated properties, and for the month of
December—many are on sale! This holiday season, Lodging.com is giving back to its customers. As an
added bonus, travelers booking accommodations on Lodging.com from December
1 - - 31, 2004, are also automatically entered in the Lodging.com
Sweepstakes for a chance to win 250 “Lodging.com Dollars,*” which are good
for future bookings made on Lodging.com at any of the site’s properties.
In addition to these great deals, Lodging.com offers consumers even more
savings with its new loyalty program, “Get a Room, Get Paid!” The free
program, launched in November, rewards travelers who purchase a pre-paid
hotel room from Lodging.com with four percent of that hotel room rate to
be used toward future hotel bookings - more than three times the level of
many other rewards programs. Customers earn their rewards in the form of
“Lodging.com Dollars,” which can be redeemed toward the purchase of any of
the site’s vast array of global hotel content.
Christmas Travel—For travelers who haven’t booked their flight home or
made plans for The Twelve Days of Christmas, it’s not too late to snag
those last-minute deals.
—Experience the holiday magic in Orlando and stay at the three-star
Grand Plaza Hotel & Suites for as low as $65 nightly, only ten minutes
away from Disney World!—Head out West to San Diego and stay at the
three-star Handlery Hotel & Resort, just minutes away from the San Diego
Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, waterfront and world class shopping; rooms start
as low as $89 nightly.—In Napa Valley, the cozy three-star River
Terrace Inn is starting at $131 nightly.
New Year’s Eve Specials—Bring out the party wear and celebrate the new
year in style with deals from Lodging.com at these fabulous locations: The
party never stops in Miami. Stay in the heart of South Beach, at the
three-star Fairwind Hotel and Suites starting at $138 nightly. The pink
façade and turquoise lights offer an Art Deco experience.
—Travel to San Francisco and visit the four-star Renaissance Parc 55
Hotel, a luxurious hotel just two blocks from Union Square in downtown San
Francisco, starting at $130 nightly.—Visit the four-star Omni Royal
Orleans in New Orleans’ most fashionable corner in the heart of the
historic French Quarter; rooms are available at $200 nightly.—Go glam
in L.A.! Three-star Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood is Hollywood’s only historic
hotel still in operation today, having just celebrated its 75th
anniversary with a $15 million renovation. The home of the very first
Academy Awards, rooms there are starting as low as $212 per night.—
Four-star Hotel Teatro, located in the heart of downtown Denver, was voted
“Denver’s Best Hotel” in Zagat 2003. Starting at $225 per night, guests
may pamper their stay with a luxurious aromatherapy bath or visit the
hotel’s two restaurants, jou-jou and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, both
operated by award-winning chef Kevin Taylor.
Vacation Rentals—A more affordable alternative to hotel stays for large
groups traveling together this holiday season are vacation rental
properties. In addition to home-away-from-home amenities, vacation rental
properties frequently come with price tags that are a fraction of the
price of a comparable nightly hotel accommodation, often available for as
low as $50 per room, per night.
—Visit the Vacation Village at Bonaventure in Weston, FL where a one-
bedroom suite complete with a partial kitchen is plenty of room for the
family holiday dinner. Suites that accommodate four people start as low
as $599 a week, or approximately $21 per person, per night. In
addition, there are many nearby activities the whole group can enjoy,
such as horseback riding, tennis, golf, swimming, and racquetball.
—Groups can also visit Palm Desert, CA and stay at the Desert Breezes
Timeshare Resort, an oasis at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The
resort is just minutes away from El Paseo, the “Rodeo Drive of the
Desert,” and a one-bedroom suite that accommodates four guests is
available starting as low as $699 a week—which averages out to $25
per person, per night.
Warm Destinations for 2005—Escape the cold and bring out the summer
gear again. It’s not too early to think about next year’s getaway, so plan
ahead to lock in a great rate now.
—The five-star Venetian hotel in Las Vegas will have travelers dreaming
of Italy in Sin City. Rooms start at $179 nightly.—Four-star Brickell
Bay Beach Club in Aruba boasts some of the best beaches for as little as
$163 nightly.—In Honolulu, the OHANA Maile Sky Court is starting as low
as $72 per night and is conveniently located near festivities such as
Queen Kapi’olani’s Birthday and Moanikeala Hula Auana Dance Festival. The
new four-star Outrigger Reef on the Beach is $145 nightly and offers
“Rhythms of the Ocean,” a daily exercise class that keeps their guests fit
with graceful hula motions.
* See http://www.lodging.com/auto/affpage.cgi?action=promo_holidaysale for
“Lodging.com Dollars” Sweepstakes details and the “31 Days of Holiday
Savings.” See http://lodging.com/dollars/index2.html for more information
about Lodging.com Dollars and the “Get a Room, Get Paid!” loyalty program.
All hotel rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy, do not
include taxes and/or fees, are subject to availability and are not
guaranteed until confirmed.