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Hotels.com Helps Hardworking Travelers Say “So Long” to Summer With its Labor Day Sale

Guests Can Find the Ultimate Escape at Exotic Hotels, No Passport Required


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DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Not only do Americans get less vacation time than workers in other countries, but according to a 2010 study conducted by the Hotels.com® sister company, Expedia.com®, Americans gave up 448 million earned but unused vacation days last year. To reward hardworking Americans, hotels.com takes the work out of booking a last-minute holiday weekend getaway with its Labor Day sale. Featuring savings of up to 30% off accommodations at over 800 properties, the hotels.com Labor Day sale also includes many U.S. hotels that are uniquely and internationally inspired. Rooms must be booked online by September 5th for travel between September 1 and September 7, 2011.

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“As the dog days of summer come to an end, wouldn’t it be great to find a true escape that simply won’t drain your wallet?” asks Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for hotels.com. “The hotels.com Labor Day sale offers amazing deals in fun cities and accommodations at hotels and resorts that will magically take you away.”

San Antonio, TX Hotels

Enjoy a world-class Mediterranean retreat at the Hotel Contessa – Riverwalk Luxury Suites, the only luxury all-suite accommodations on the famed San Antonio Riverwalk. The magnificent four-story atrium lobby is accented in Mediterranean-style decor. Visitors will be transported to the brick walkways of Spain as they enjoy tapas and regional American classics at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Las Ramblas. Spacious suites exude Mediterranean ambience with exposed brick walls, earth-toned colors, luxurious fabrics and Ann Parks’ Yellow Rose reproductions. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer skyline or Riverwalk views. Separate parlors and living areas include sofa beds, two in-room, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. For a complete escape, guests can indulge in the AVEDA spa which offers European facials, pure collagen treatments, kids’ bubble manicures, sports massage, reflexology and fango body wraps. Enjoy the rooftop view from the heated outdoor pool, spa tub, and glass-enclosed patio. A 24-hour fitness center also offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Travelers booking the hotels.com Labor Day sale can save 10% when staying one night, 15% when staying two nights, and 20% off a stay of three nights.

San Francisco, CA Hotels

Guests may first believe they’re in the U.K. when greeted by a doorman in Beefeater regalia at the Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel, when, actually, they’re in one of the quirkiest cities in the U.S.A. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco on legendary Union Square, the Sir Francis Drake boasts international elegance. The landmark hotel was built in 1928 and is one of the city’s most revered properties. Guests will step into the Italian Renaissance era as they enter the hotel’s magnificently restored lobby featuring a sweeping staircase, antique crystal chandeliers, gilded ceilings, and a lobby area complete with plush seating and paintings of Sir Francis Drake. Seared salmon fillets, paper-thin carpaccios and boeuf bourguignons are showcased at Scala’s Bistro, helmed by Executive Chefs and Bravo’s Top Chef contestants Jennifer Biesty and Tim Nugent. Night crawlers can swill cocktails in the speakeasy-hued stylishness of Bar Drake or enjoy the famous Harry Denton’s Starlight Room, a 1930’s style nightclub featuring dancing, live entertainment and a 180-degree downtown view. Guest rooms feature slim dressers, leaning mirrors and jewel-tone colored fabrics. Windows frame city views and bathrooms contain eco-friendly AVEDA toiletries and bathrobes. Rooms offer digital television and complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. Guests’ pets receive welcome kits that include toys, treats and loaned dog beds. Guests can save 20% per night through the hotels.com Labor Day sale.

Lake Buena Vista, FL Hotels

Celebrate international cultures at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort, the world “where dreams come true.” The Walt Disney World Dolphin, serves as a gateway to the popular Disney theme parks and attractions, with private entrances to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom accessible via boat or walkways from the hotel. The Walt Disney World Dolphin offers special Disney World benefits such as complimentary transportation to all theme parks and attractions, Disney character dining opportunities, ticket desks, priority seating at select theme parks and advance tee times at five golf courses. Guests can choose from 17 dining options, including the award-wining Shula’s Steakhouse or Todd English’s BlueZoo restaurant, where coastal cuisine is on the menu and the dancing blue lights twinkle as the fish grills. The hotel shares dining and recreational activities with the Walt Disney Swan Resort, including a swimming complex called The Grotto, a three-acre playground of waterfalls, slides, water volleyball and spa tubs. Kids can play at the hotel’s Camp Dolphin program while grown-ups escape at the Bali-inspired Mandara Spa, centered around two interior gardens, the Tea Garden’s “Asian Bale” and the Meditation Garden’s “Meru Temple.” Guest rooms offer views of the resort, lake or pools from floor-to-ceiling windows. Westin Heavenly Beds offer dreamlike comfort, and split bathrooms feature Heavenly showers with Elemis toiletries and rainforest showerheads. High-speed Internet access is available for a fee. Guests can save 40% per night when booking through the hotels.com Labor Day sale.

All hotel deals are subject to availability. To book your hotel room, visit http://www.hotels.com or call 1-800-2-hotels. Follow us on Facebook for exclusive hotel deals and tips. Other news is available at our media room: http://hotels.mediaroom.com.

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Lily Karp – Ruder Finn for hotels.com

Phone: (212) 715-1696

Email : karpl@ruderfinn.com

Taylor L. Cole, APR

hotels.com North America

Phone: (469) 335-8442

Email: taycole@hotels.com

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Hotels.com Helps Hardworking Travelers Say “So Long” to Summer With its Labor Day Sale