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Utell® Hotels & Resorts GREATRATE™ Mid-Season Sale
Offers up to 60% Off at Destinations Worldwide


2,000 Member Hotels Offer Discounted Rates through August

SCOTTSDALE, DALLAS and LONDON (August 4, 2010) – Utell Hotels & Resorts is running its GREATRATETM mid-season sale, offering up to 60% off at destinations worldwide, through the end of August. Featuring 2,000 member hotels; including business hotels in major city centers, beach-front resorts, boutique and luxury escapes, and golf and spa getaways; the popular bi-annual campaign also offers valuable commissions for travel agents on minimum two-night stay reservations.
 
Utell’s 2010 GREATRATE hotels will be offered through August via the global distribution systems (GDS) under the Utell chain code (UI), through the Utell call centers and various online channels, such as hotelbook.com, utell.com and utellagent.com. Each GREATRATE reservation requires a minimum two-night stay and includes guest breakfast each day. All participating properties are available through these booking channels, including the following global hotel offers :
  • Duo Hotel Praha, Prague – This four-star hotel is at the heart of Europe, close to both Prague exhibition areas, and offering fine dining, shopping, a salon and a 12-lane modern bowling alley. Book at 60% off using GREATRATE with rates from €50.
  • Elysees Ceramic Hotel, Paris – Ideally located near the City of Light’s main museums, landmarks and business district, this hotel combines an authentic traditional French touch with modern facilities. Book at 33% off using GREATRATE with rates from €147.
  • George Washington University Inn, Washington, D.C. – This newly renovated, boutique-style hotel is located in historic Foggy Bottom, and features a multitude of amenities, including a full-service restaurant, free high speed Internet and Bally Total Fitness Club complimentary access. Book at 20% off using GREATRATE with rates from $79.
  • Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach –This Deauville, France-inspired resort is surrounded by water, and nestled between the famed Art Deco District and the shops at Bal Harbour. The Beatles played their second-ever U.S. show in the resort’s ballroom, and many other celebrities have called it home while visiting Miami Beach. Book at 15% off using GREATRATE with rates from $101.
  • Corinto Hotel, Mexico City – This four-star hotel is two blocks from Reforma and Insurgentes Crossing, two of the most important avenues in the city which feature many restaurants, museums, clubs and bars nearby. Book at 20% off using GREATRATE with rates from $40.
  • Bishop Lei International House, Hong Kong – This four-star hotel is minutes away from the major business and shopping areas of Hong Kong, and a short ride from Hong Kong’s most popular attraction, The Peak. Book at 49% off using GREATRATE with rates from HK$950.
“The GREATRATE mid-season sale program is back by popular demand to offer a boost to agents and hotels through the end of the summer travel season,” said Ric Leutwyler, president of Utell Hotels & Resorts. “Hundreds of hotels worldwide have again worked with Utell to offer great value hotel stays at desirable prices, allowing agents to secure very attractive levels of commissions on two-night stays.”
 
About Utell® Hotels & Resorts – Celebrating 80 years of excellence in marketing the world’s hotels
Utell Hotels & Resorts, part of Pegasus Solutions Inc, is the world’s leading hotel representation service providing a specialized range of powerful sales, marketing and distribution solutions for hotels and travel distributors. Utell is chosen by nearly 9,000 independent hotels and small groups in nearly 150 countries, and comprises an extensive and diverse international portfolio that includes luxury, boutique, value, business and resort properties for both business and leisure travelers. Utell offers an unrivaled combination of 80 years’ experience representing hotels by delivering first class business generating solutions. These include preferred travel agent and online partnership agreements, a range of worldwide marketing programs, leading edge Internet booking engine solutions, comprehensive business intelligence reporting capabilities and award-winning hotel Web site marketing. Utell’s products and services are used by thousands of travel agencies, travel providers and businesses worldwide, including major global TMC’s (travel management companies), corporations, online distributors and consortia groups. Visit www.utell.com for more information.
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