SOURCE: Concorde Hotels

March 24, 2005 11:10 ET

Concorde Hotels Announces Low US Dollar-Guaranteed Rates for 2005

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 24, 2005 -- As Americans continue to worry about the rising costs of travel with fluctuating currency exchange rates, Concorde Hotels announces low US dollar-guaranteed rates valid through December 31, 2005 for many of the group's 80 high-end properties worldwide.

"These dollar-guaranteed rates are not only an average of 30% lower than the rack rate, but they also usually beat the special promotional rates offered by each hotel," explains Anna Karas, Vice President-Regional Director/North America for Concorde Hotels.

US dollar-guaranteed rates are subject to room availability.

Paris Concorde LaFayette

The Concorde La Fayette hotel at the Paris Convention Center offers Executive Club deluxe single or double rooms overlooking Paris for a US dollar-guaranteed rate of $289 per night (per room). This includes buffet breakfast, daily tax, service charge, welcome cocktail and complimentary access to the hotel's new on-site fitness center and the nearby health club's swimming pool. The US dollar-guaranteed rate is 40% below the rack rate for this type of room and 20% lower than the lowest promotional rate offered.

Other sample dollar-guaranteed rates*:

--  Rome - Ambasciatori Palace $220-260/night (depending on season) vs 290
    Euros ($382) rack rate;
--  Barcelona - Princesa Sofia $220/night vs 290 Euros ($382) rack rate;
--  Prague - Casa Marcello $190-245/night (depending on season) vs 220
    Euros ($290) rack rate;
--  Lyon - Metropole $161/night (depending on season) vs 161 Euros ($212)
    rack rate;
--  Tokyo - Cerulean Tower $260 vs 32,000 Yen ($308) rack rate.
    
Dollar-guaranteed rates are available in cities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These rates are available on a range of rooms from standard to deluxe/executive.

To book Concorde hotels at promotional dollar-guaranteed rates, call Concorde Hotel Group's North American reservation center at 1-800-888-4747. These rates are not available on Concorde's web site.

*Note - Rates are per room. Type of room varies with each hotel.

PHOTOS of Concorde hotels may be downloaded by the media at www.concorde-hotels.com/html/travel_pro/press_room/index.html

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