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Jan09

L.E. Hotels Gives Guests a Fresh Start to 2014 admin

It’s finally 2014, and as many reflect on what transpired in 2013, it is a great time to look ahead at what is to come in 2014. A New Year means new resolutions, new goals, and to travel lovers, it also means that new travel opportunities are on the horizon.

What better way to start off 2014 than a luxurious vacation to one of the over 40 participating L.E. Hotels offering travelers a chance to begin 2014 with “Fresh Start”? L.E. Hotels “Fresh Start” packages and promotions are designed to encourage guests to explore some of the best destinations across the globe.

Why not start the New Year with a lavish, relaxing massage in Los Angeles? Or how about paddle boarding in Melbourne? Or how about extending a vacation in Budapest to four nights, but pay the price of three? It is as good a time as any for travelers, as L.E. Hotels’ member properties are offering a variety of specials and gifts to its welcomed guests.

Choose one of the wonderful travel destinations below and start 2014 off on the right travel path:

UNITED STATES

Beverly Hills, CA: Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel

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Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance and welcome bottle of champagne. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Los Angeles, CA: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

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Includes fruit or vegetable plate with cucumber water, 30-minute massage or facial, and daily continental breakfast for two. Additional taxes apply. Valid until March 30th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Los Angeles, CA: Luxe City Center Hotel

Luxe City Center Hotel Los Angeles, California

Receive a USD 20.14 food and beverage credit per person, per stay (two person limit). Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Los Angeles, CA: Elan Hotel

Includes 15% off Best Available Rate for booking 14 days in advance, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, continental breakfast, and evening wine reception. Additional taxes apply. Non-refundable, full stay including tax is required upon booking. No cancellations accepted. Valid until April 30th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP7/Promo Code: FS14

Aptos, CA: Seascape Beach Resort Monterey Bay

Includes minimum 30% off Best Available Rate.  Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Palo Alto, CA: Creekside Inn

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Includes 15% off Best Available Rate for bookings 21 days in advance, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, local and toll-free calls, in-room coffee and tea, complimentary Wall Street Journal and USA Today available weekdays at reception, and complimentary morning pastries, coffee and tea served daily in lobby. Guests are invited to join the complimentary evening wine hour at Cibo’s Lounge Sunday through Thursday 5:00-7:00pm. Non-refundable, full stay including tax is required upon booking. No cancellations accepted. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP7/Promo Code: FS14

San Diego, CA: The Bristol Hotel

Includes full American breakfast for two, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, extended late checkout until 2:00 pm, and nightly turndown service.  Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: BNB/Promo Code: FS14

La Jolla, CA: Empress Hotel

Includes 15% off Best Available Rate for booking 21 days in advance, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, continental breakfast, and in-room coffee and tea. Non-refundable, full stay including tax is required upon booking. No cancellations accepted. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP7/Promo Code: FS14

San Francisco, CA: Hotel Griffon

Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 21 days in advance. Non-refundable, full stay is required upon booking. No cancellations allowed. Additional taxes apply. Valid until April 30th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP7/Promo Code: FS14

San Francisco, CA: Inn at Union Square

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Includes 15% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance, complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet access, afternoon wine reception with cheeses, salami, nuts and dried fruit, fresh baked cookies in the evening, nightly turndown service with spring water and chocolate, and complimentary coffee and tea. Non-refundable, full stay is required upon booking. No cancellations allowed. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP7/Promo Code: FS14

San Francisco, CA: King George

Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 21 days in advance. Non-refundable, full stay is required upon booking. No cancellations allowed.  Additional taxes apply. Valid until April 30th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP7/Promo Code: FS14

Sedona, AZ: Sedona Rouge Hotel And Spa

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Enjoy up to 30% savings for stays Sunday-Thursday only. Non-refundable, full stay deposit is required upon booking. No cancellations allowed. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: SP5/Promo Code: FS14

Palisade, CO: Wine Country Inn

Includes a bottle of private label wine, two logo glasses, one logo bottle opener and truffles, two plush robes to keep, 60-minute couples massage or facial, two complimentary appetizers served in the Tapestry Lounge or Caroline’s Dining Room, Chef prepared breakfast buffet, complimentary glass of wine during our reception, 5:00-6:00 pm each afternoon and 1:00 pm late check-out. Minimum two night stay. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14 /Promo Code: FS14

Punta Gorda, FL: The Wyvern Hotel

Includes 14% off Best Available Rate during your entire stay. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Geneva, IL: The Herrington Inn & Spa

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Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance. Additional taxes apply. Valid until April 30th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Columbus, OH: The Lofts Hotel

Includes complimentary daily breakfast for two and valet parking for one vehicle. Additional taxes apply. Valid February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: BNB/Promo Code: FS14

New York, NY: Duane Street Hotel

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Enjoy a three to six-night stay in Deluxe and Executive rooms at a special rate. Non-refundable, full stay deposit is required upon booking. No cancellations allowed. Additional Taxes apply. Valid until March 31st, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: PR2/Promo Code: FS14

New York, NY: Hotel Wales

Stay in a Carnegie King or Queen Suite with a special USD 50 upgrade from our Classic Queen Room. Additional taxes apply. Valid until March 6th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

New York, NY: The Cosmopolitan Hotel  - Tribeca

Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

New York, NY: Salisbury Hotel

Includes 25% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance. Additional taxes apply. Minimum two-night stay. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Philadelphia, PA: Penn’s View Hotel

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Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance, and two USD 14 onsite restaurant credit vouchers. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

 

CANADA

Vancouver, Canada: The Listel Hotel

Includes breakfast for two in the award-winning Forage restaurant. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Toronto, Canada: Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto

Includes 20% off for bookings 14 to 20 days in advance and continental breakfast. Non-refundable, full stay deposit required upon booking. No cancellations allowed. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Toronto, Canada: Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre

Includes 20% off for bookings 14 to 20 days in advance, and continental breakfast. Non-refundable, full stay deposit required upon booking. No cancellations allowed. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Akumal, Mexico: Las Villas Akumal

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Includes 14% off Best Available Rate during your entire stay.  Additional taxes apply. Valid until April 11th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Guanajuato, Mexico: Quinta Las Acacias Hotel

Includes 15% off for bookings 10 days in advance. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Mexico City, Mexico: Hotel Casa Blanca

Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance. Additional taxes apply.  Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

 

EUROPE

Barcelona, Spain: Hotel Roger de Lluria

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Includes complimentary buffet breakfast. Valid until February 14th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Budapest, Hungary: St. George Residence All Suite Hotel Deluxe

Book three nights and receive the fourth free. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: PR4/Promo Code: FS14

Ennis, Ireland: Old Ground Hotel

Includes two-night accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and one complimentary dinner for two. Valid until February 20th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Istanbul, Turkey: Elite World Istanbul Hotel

Includes 14 Euros off, complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and complimentary entrance to health club.  Non-refundable, full stay deposit required upon booking. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Istanbul, Turkey: Elite World Prestige Hotel

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Includes 14 Euros off, complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and complimentary entrance to health club.  Non-refundable, full stay deposit required upon booking. Additional taxes apply.  Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Van, Turkey: Elite World Van Hotel

Includes 14 Euros off, complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and complimentary entrance to health club.  Non-refundable, full stay deposit required upon booking. Additional taxes apply.  Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

London, United Kingdom: Hotel Megaro

Includes 15% off Best Available Rate during your entire stay. Valid for stays from Saturday-Monday only. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Paris, France: Hotel Le Littré

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Includes 20% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance. Minimum four-night stay. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

 

ASIA & PACIFIC

Dongguan, China: Parklane Hotel Dongguan

Includes 15% off Best Available Rate with minimum two-night stay. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Hong Kong, China: Empire Hotel Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui

Includes three-night accommodation in a City View room, complimentary daily buffet breakfast for two, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access within the hotel premises, 300HKD lunch credit to Empire’s Kitchen, 50% discount for dinner buffet at Empire’s Kitchen, use of gym and spa (steam and sauna rooms), and 9:00 am early check-in or 6:00 pm late check-out. Supplement charge for an additional person at only 1,500HKD and supplement charge 600HKD for a room upgrade to Empire Club Room with a host of additional privileges such as complimentary use of Empire Club Lounge serving daily all-day coffee and tea, afternoon tea snacks, evening refreshments, free unlimited in-room wired broadband Internet, free local telephone calling (except calling card service charge), a 30% discount of food and beverages at our restaurant and lobby lounge (except breakfast buffet), and a 30% discount on laundry, dry-cleaning and pressing services. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Sapporo, Japan: Sapporo Grand Hotel

Includes complimentary breakfast for two with bookings 14 days in advance. Minimum two-night stay. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Tokyo, Japan: Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

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Includes 10% off Best Available Rate for bookings 14 days in advance. Additional taxes apply. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Melbourne, Australia: The Prince

Includes stand up paddleboard lesson and unlimited hire with Superior St Kilda, daily breakfast at the Cantina and The Prince Beach Pack. Valid until March 31st, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: PK6/Promo Code: FS14

Sydney, Australia: Establishment Hotel

Includes complimentary continental buffet breakfast for one adult. Valid until February 28th, 2014.

For reservations, click here

GDS Rate Code: P14/Promo Code: FS14

Dec11

Paris’ Grand Hotel Saint Michel Is The Latin Quarter’s Neighborhood Gem admin

When one thinks of Paris, there is usually a big sigh of wonderment at its beauty and uniqueness. Renown as the “City of Lights,” for its sparkling lit monuments and bridges, it is hard to say what first comes to mind — the elegant Champs Elysée, or its signature monuments like the Eiffel Tower, or maybe the romance along the Seine River banks, or its museums and cultural institutions like the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.

One of the most colorful places to explore in the City of Lights is also its oldest district, the Latin Quarter. Found along the Boulevard St. Germain and Boulevard St. Michel, the Latin Quarter is where a wonderful mixture of history, academia and artistry meld. Famous as the home of the centuries-old Sorbonnes University, as well as the district that artists and writers have made home for years, including such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Pablo Picasso, the Latin Quarter is an attractive mixture of gothic architecture, Roman era-inspired buildings and baroque period designs.

And how lucky to stay right there — in the heart of the Latin Quarter at the Grand Hotel Saint Michel, which is also close in proximity to the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pantheon, where some of France’s most famous residents are buried, including Voltaire, Marie Curie, Rousseau, and Victor Hugo.

The elegant 4-star hotel gives visitors a sense of France’s past architectural treasures as soon as they walk into the hotel’s lobby. Still, it is mixed with the modern style of today with its stunning marble work accented with sparkling crystal chandeliers. Each of the hotel’s 47 guest rooms conveys modern flare with its sleek furnishings, complimentary Wi-Fi, and luxurious modern day Italian-style bathrooms.

Guests looking for some in-hotel luxury amenities will want to check out the Grand Hotel Saint Michel’s fitness room, the Hammam, a lavish breakfast buffet, the fully-equipped business center, its concierge service, and the hospitable staff, who is fluent in French, English and Spanish. For guests looking to explore the City of Lights, the hotel’s location is second to none. Located near two metro stops, travelers can easily explore Paris and take in all the magnificent sites. Guests will surely come away from Paris with another sigh exclaiming, “J’adore Grand Hotel Saint Michel.”

Nov09

The “Season of Giving” is in Full Bloom at L.E. Hotels admin

It’s that time of year again—time to start planning for the Holidays; time to get out those Holiday decorations and lights and coordinate family visits or travel time. Check out who’s coming, who’s not. Get started on gift planning, holiday menus if you are staying home and hosting a dinner or two, or figure out the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

Or decide to gather up your brood and travel to seek out the sun or a picture perfect winter wonderland. The options are endless with L.E. Hotels…

Perhaps a trip with your family to see the holiday lights in Times Square and ice-skating at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Or maybe skip the snow and tour San Francisco on one of the hilly city’s majestic trolley cars. Or seek out an intimate, romantic winter getaway with your significant other to see the iconic lit up Eiffel Tower and take in a bit of shopping along the Champs Elysee. You might want to try a more exotic experience and fly over to Turkey and China or watch the famed flamenco dancers in Spain.

Whatever holiday experience you dream of, L.E. Hotels “Season of Giving” packages can help you create your ideal holiday vacation. At select L.E. Hotels member properties, holiday travelers can be pampered with many winter themed amenities and perks, like gift cards for holiday shopping or complimentary winter-themed drinks.

Take a look at the luxurious amenities and packages at participating member properties that will make your holiday merry and bright:

UNITED STATES

Beverly Hills, CA: Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel

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Includes in-room welcome bottle of champagne, Luxe Hotels signature amenity and full American breakfast in bed for two. Additional taxes apply. Minimum two-night stay. Non-refundable. No cancellations accepted. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 / Promo Code: SOG

Los Angeles, CA: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

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Includes American breakfast for two and welcome amenity of chocolate-covered strawberries and pumpkin spice latte (one per person, maximum two).

Additional taxes apply. Minimum two-night stay. Valid until December 30, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

Los Angeles, CA: Luxe City Center Hotel

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Includes complimentary $50 USD food and beverage credit and parking for one car per stay. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

Los Angeles, CA: Elan Hotel

Elan Hotel, Los Angeles

Includes complimentary continental breakfast, $25 USD gift card, valet parking, shopping tote bag, 2:00 pm late checkout, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and evening wine and cheese reception. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK8 /Promo Code: SOG

Palo Alto, CA: Creekside Inn

Includes complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, in-room coffee and tea and complimentary morning pastry and newspaper in the lobby. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK9 /Promo Code: SOG

San Diego, CA: The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel, San Diego

Includes complimentary American breakfast, USD 25 gift card, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, turndown service and late check-out. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK8 /Promo Code: SOG

 

San Diego, CA: Empress Hotel

Includes complimentary continental breakfast, valet parking and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK8 /Promo Code: SOG

 

San Diego, CA: Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Includes complimentary breakfast for two each morning at Imig’s restaurant, two complimentary welcome drinks and USD 25 Visa gift card. Additional taxes apply. Minimum two-night stay. Non-refundable. No cancellations accepted. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

San Francisco, CA: Hotel Griffon

Includes complimentary valet parking, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and Peets Coffee and Tea. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK9 /Promo Code: SOG

 

San Francisco, CA: Inn at Union Square

Greystone Hotels

Includes complimentary USD 25 Macy’s gift card, continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, evening wine reception and turndown service. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK5/Promo Code: SOG

 

Palisade, CO: Wine Country Inn

Wine Country Inn

Includes deluxe continental breakfast, daily wine tasting reception, bottle of private label wine, logo wine glasses and specialty chocolates. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PKG /Promo Code: SOG

 

Punta Gorda, FL: The Wyvern Hotel

Includes complimentary upgrade to suite and additional 15% off Best Available Rate. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

New York, NY: Hotel Wales

Includes complimentary warm apple cider and fresh cookies upon arrival. Taxes included. Valid until December 31, 2013

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

New York, NY: Salisbury Hotel

Includes continental breakfast for two and additional 15% off for two nights or more. Non-refundable full stay deposit is required. No cancellation accepted. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11/Promo Code: SOG

 

Philadelphia, PA: Penn’s View Hotel

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Includes complimentary daily breakfast for two and two welcome drinks. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 30, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: PK4 /Promo Code: SOG

 

CANADA AND MEXICO

 

Vancouver, Canada: The Listel Hotel

Includes breakfast for two in our restaurant Forage. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 30, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Akumal, Mexico: Las Villas Akumal 

Includes 30% off stay, complimentary daily continental breakfast buffet, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and USD 25 spa voucher. Taxes included. Valid until December 20, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Guanajuato, Mexico: Quinta Las Acacias Hotel

Includes complimentary welcome drinks and 30-minute relaxing massage for two. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Morelia, Mexico: Villa San Jose Hotel & Suites

Includes complimentary daily breakfast, welcome drinks for two and 10% off at the restaurant during your stay.  Additional taxes apply. Non-refundable full stay deposit is required. No cancellation accepted. Minimum two-night stay. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

EUROPE

 

Ennis, Ireland: Old Ground Hotel

Includes complimentary daily full Irish breakfast and dinner in the restaurant, afternoon tea on your arrival, a bottle of house wine in your room, early check-in or late check-out and complimentary newspapers. Taxes included. Valid until December 23, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Paris, France: Hotel Artus

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Includes complimentary breakfast. Taxes included. Valid until December 18, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Paris, France: Hotel Bourgogne et Montana

Includes complimentary breakfast. Taxes included. Valid until December 26, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Paris, France: Hotel de Buci

Includes complimentary breakfast. Taxes included. Valid until December 18, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Paris, France: Terrass Hotel

Includes 10% off Best Available Rate and a box of famous macaroon cookies. Non-refundable full stay deposit is required. No cancellation accepted. Taxes included. Valid until December 30, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11/Promo Code: SOG

 

Paris, France: Hotel Madison

Includes complimentary breakfast and a box of famous macaroon cookies. Taxes included. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Istanbul, Turkey: Elite World Istanbul

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Includes complimentary buffet breakfast and dinner, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, parking, dinner set menu (Sundays only) and complimentary access to health club. Minimum three-night stay. Non-refundable full stay deposit is required. No cancellations accepted. Taxes included. Valid until December 28, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Istanbul, Turkey: Elite World Prestige Hotel

Includes daily open buffet breakfast, in-room wine and cheese, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary use of health club, swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and parking. Minimum three-night stay.  Taxes included. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Van, Turkey: Elite World Van Hotel

Includes daily open buffet breakfast, in-room wine and cheese, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary use of health club, swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and parking. Minimum three-night stay. Taxes included. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

Madrid, Spain: Petit Palace Santa Barbara

Includes 10% off room service, bar, mini bar, and telephone consumption. Taxes included. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11 /Promo Code: SOG

 

ASIA

Dongguan, China: Parklane Hotel Dongguan

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Includes 10% off and one complimentary lunch. Additional taxes apply. Valid until December 31, 2013.

For reservations, click here.

GDS Rate Code: P11/Promo Code: SOG

Oct20

L.E. Hotels Founder and Chairman Shares His Thoughts About “The Art of Hospitality” admin

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For L.E. Hotels Membership Conference, taking place today through October 23, 2013, we sat down with L.E. Hotels Founder and Chairman Efrem Harkham to converse about the strong value attendees receive from the conference, the scope of the topics and discussions that take place at the conference and the general takeaway that attendees can expect. Harkham also shared with us his reasons for entering the hotel industry in general but, in particular, shared his vision for LWH Hotels. For more details on the conference, check out LWH Hotel’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages for interesting news and updates about the conference and its panels.

1. What is the L.E. Hotels Membership Conference? Who attends the conference?
This is a conference attended by the general managers and owners of L.E. Hotels member properties worldwide. It is an opportunity for learning, discussions, strategizing, networking and a sharing of differing approaches and visions. It is also a time for socializing, reconnecting and team building and an interactive camaraderie. For example, at this year’s conference, themed “The Art of Hospitality,” we will we begin the conference activities by visiting one of the most impressive collections of art — The Getty Museum — high atop a hill overlooking the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. Wandering through the artistic gardens and structures of The Getty is the perfect way to kick off this conference. We will also be taking all of the conference attendees to see a Los Angeles Kings hockey game, and we’ll make time to visit all three of the Luxe Hotels properties in Los Angeles.

2. Specifically, what can attendees expect as a takeaway from this conference?
Our schedule is packed full of panels covering digital marketing, content marketing, social media, reputation management, maximizing the website hotel booking engine, and meeting and group services. Attendees will gain first-hand insight from entertainment, corporate and leisure travel professionals on how and why they make destination decisions and how hotels can help build client loyalty. We will spend time with each property attending the conference to address their individual needs and invite travel agents to a reception to discuss their expectations of us as well.

3. What inspired the launch of L.E. Hotels?
As an entrepreneur by nature, ideas are always brimming as to how to improve hotels and their services. I founded L.E. Hotels as an outgrowth of my dissatisfaction with existing hotel representation companies that weren’t capable of giving my hotels the customized service I expected. L.E. Hotels is now representing a collection of global, independently owned boutique hotels, each with its own distinctive individual personality.

4. How did you get into the hospitality industry?
Thirty years ago this year, I was inspired by the opportunity to implement my vision for an entrepreneurial hotel brand and basically took a “diamond in the rough” property and turned it into a jewel. I purchased what is now the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel – initially, as a pet project. Despite its prime location and unique architecture, I could not find a hotel representation firm that could make the hotel profitable. Thus, I aggressively closed gaps in the hotel’s management, cutting the hotel’s losses by half within six months and completely eliminated losses within the same year. Based on this success, I had a newfound passion for the hospitality and hotel business. I then purchased the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills. Today I own the Luxe Hotels brand, which currently has three properties in the greater Los Angeles area, and L.E. Hotels, a hotel representation company for unique, boutique hotels with properties around the world.

5. What is your business philosophy?
I ensure that I maintain an intimate understanding of the nuanced needs of hotels within their specific regions and keep an unyielding focus on building brands to which consumers relate personally. My intent is that, in an era of “sameness” among hotel chains like the Marriotts and Radissons of the world, I focus on establishing and building truly unique identities for my properties. In general, I strive to create a sense of place away from home.

6. Of all your duties as Founder and Chairman of L.E. Hotels, which is the most difficult?
When you are passionately involved with everything you do, as I am with my brands, nothing seems overwhelmingly hard. Genuine satisfaction trumps challenges. Still, if I had to pick, it would be managing people and their expectations and the constant care for individual players’ needs. Personnel management demands extensive travel but this keeps me connected with worldwide colleagues and friends, which is an exciting part of my position as Chairman.

7. We know you love what you do, but what is your absolute favorite part of being the L.E. Hotels Founder and Chairman?
The best part for me is seeing my vision brought to life at new properties. I am committed to L.E. Hotels properties and to bolstering each hotel’s visibility, volume and viability. Also the people – I have the opportunity to inspire people and in turn, watch them achieve and excel. I work with such an incredible team of employees who labor tirelessly to ensure that all of our properties shine.

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