Many hotel Web sites cover such highly frequented locations as New York, Paris and London. The Hotel Guide (http://www.hotelguide.com) contains extensive listings in these cities, but it also features the less known destinations around the world. And if your itinerary takes you to Albania, Latvia or the Falkland Islands, The Hotel Guide is one of the few worldwide Internet sites that you can turn to for hotel information.
In addition to the site on the World Wide Web, The Hotel Guide publishes
its hotel directory on CD-ROM (updated twice annually) and as a book for
use by the travel trade. The Hotel Guide is headquartered in Meggen,
Switzerland, and maintains offices in North America, Africa, and Asia.
The Hotel Guide's Web site, updated monthly, offers visitors free use
of its hotel database. A simple search form helps travelers find appropriate
hotels anywhere in the world by country, city or resort area. Search
options permit users to zero in on specific hotels based on price range,
location, or particular amenities such as swimming pools, business centers,
or conference facilities.
Each listing in The Hotel Guide's database contains information about the hotel's size, price and level of luxury (based on a five-star rating). The availability of facilities is also listed, together with contact information that can be used to make a reservation. In addition, many hotel listings contain color photographs and detailed descriptions, together with direct links to the hotels' own Web sites. Email and fax booking options are also available.
To search through all of The Hotel Guide's 60,000 hotels, travelers
can visit the company's Web site at http://www.hotelguide.com. The
company's CD-ROM is available for purchase on the Web site, together with
membership card that permits special discounts at thousands of hotels worldwide.