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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels Announces Opening of Novotel Saigon Centre. Accor Hotels in Vietnam opened Novotel Saigon Centre on May 16, the first Novotel in the city, bringing with it the core brand values of family and business. Located near downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Novotel Saigon Centre is ideally situated for exploring the city on foot. It is adjacent to the prime business district, major consulates, shopping centers and an entertainment paradise. Many sightseeing opportunities can be found in the vicinity, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House, Union Palace, Uncle Ho Statue, the Ben Thanh Market and the Saigon River. Apart from its location, Novotel Saigon Centre also boasts the international standards of service featured in all Accor hotels. This 247-room hotel features 158 double rooms, 80 twin rooms and nine suites in both superior and executive style in addition to two handicap-accessible rooms. Well-equipped in-room facilities and amenities include an LED TV with cable, wireless Internet, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, safe box and a connectivity panel. Novotel Saigon Centre celebrates its launch by offering a special rate from $99 per night plus free Wi-Fi, free fitness and swimming pool, and late checkout subject to availability. May 7, 2012

Agoda.com Favorite Online Travel Site Award goes to agoda.com. Agoda.com, AsiaOs leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, has won the award for Favorite Online Travel Site at the TravelMole and EyeforTravel Online Travel Innovations Awards 2012. Held in conjunction with the EyeforTravel Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2012, the TravelMole & EyeforTravel Online Travel Innovation Awards pay recognition to companies that have shown online excellence in the Asia Pacific region. Agoda.com reaffirmed its position as an industry leader by being voted by travelers as their Favorite Online Travel Site. The award marks the second time Agoda.com has won industry recognition from TravelMole, having received the accolade for Best Accommodation Website in 2008. The awards are part of a growing number of recommendations from industry peers and top-tier media recognizing Agoda.com for outstanding service and great value. Chief Product Officer of Agoda.com Mr. John Brown commented: OWe are honored to be recognized with this award, and will continue to work tirelessly in the coming years to improve our product to the highest possible standard.O CEO and Publisher of TravelMole Media Group Mr. Charles Kao said: OAgodaOs win is a continuing reflection of their ability to understand the marketOs needs and meet them consistently. Having a parent company like Priceline Group that lets them move forward and is always there to support them also helps a lot. My congratulations to the Agoda.com team.O Agoda.com currently lists more than 170,000 hotels globally, more than 34,000 of which are within Asia. Customers can book deals in their choice of 37 languages and enjoy instant confirmation on all hotels. Agoda Rewards Points are earned for every booking, affording customers even greater savings. May 8, 2012

Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket Amazing value on luxurious accommodations offered by Centara Grand West Sands Resort and Villas Phuket. Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket is offering a Web Saver package that offers value deals on room rates with breakfast included for those booking Pool Suites and Villas from now until October 31, 2012. Discounts of up to 74 percent against published rates are available, making this a particularly attractive option for families and groups. The Web Saver rates range from Baht 7,750 per night for a Penthouse Three-Bedroom Pool Suite, compared to the published rate of Baht 29,700, to Baht 10,350 per night for a Luxury Three-Bedroom Pool Villa, whose usual rate is Baht 39,700. All rates are subject to a 10 percent service charge and 7 percent prevailing government tax. For details and reservations visithttp://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/package/GrandWestSandwebsaver.aspE. The discounted rates are not applicable to group reservations and reservations for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions. Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket is located on the west coast of Phuket and set in 47 acres of land with 500 meters of pristine beach frontage on Mai Khao Beach, the longest and quietest stretch of beach on this side of the island. The design focus of the resort is an extensive water park with 12 waterslides, including the huge and exhilarating Boomerango, the Super Bowl slide, and a lazy river. Although this part of Phuket is renowned for its extensive areas of natural and undisturbed beauty, the resort is only 15 minutes away from Phuket International Airport. May 8, 2012

Condominium Connection HawaiiOs Condominium Collection offers ocean views at Aston Waikiki. Condominium Connection, a Hawaii wholesaler for more than four decades, is offering new OSelect Ocean ViewO and OSelect Ocean FrontO room categories at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Starting at $189 per night, plus tax, these accommodations feature higher floor views of the Pacific Ocean and Waikiki Beach. The Select Ocean View rooms are located on the propertyOs 20th floor and above while the Select Ocean Front rooms begin on the 10th floor. The newly remodeled hotel rooms are decorated in tropical colors. All select rooms include a special arrival amenity that includes beverages and sweets. All rooms throughout the hotel are non-smoking and feature air conditioning, refrigerator, cable TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access, safe and more. The hotel offers amenities including a pool, restaurant, fitness center, sundry store, shops and an activity desk. The propertyOs signature amenity is OBreakfast on the BeachO which is a full breakfast with American and Asian fare served daily in a portable, Oto goO fashion at the pool deck. The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is directly across the street from Waikiki Beach and is situated near the International Marketplace and a wide variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, all within walking distance. Condominium Connection, established in 1978, offers more than 125 condominiums and hotels throughout Hawaii. The company specializes...

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