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Agoda secures last-minute hotel deals for the 2010 Singapore F1

SINGAPORE (September 15, 2010)

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces great-value last-minute hotel deals for the upcoming 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.

Taking place on September 24, 25 and 26, Singapore's Grand Prix is unique in that it features the competition's only F1 night race. The three-day schedule comprises 13 race events in all, including practice and qualifying sessions for the Formula BMW Pacific, the Porsche Carrera Cup and the Formula One. The Grand Prix night race takes place on Sunday September 26 at 8pm local Singapore time.

Qualifying Grand Prix teams must complete 61 laps of a five-kilometer street circuit that takes them through some of Singapore's most beautiful and iconic locations. Public roads throughout the city are blocked off on a 23-turn route that passes Singapore City Hall and loops the Marina Bay area, taking in the famous Merlion statue.

More than purely fast cars, the Singapore Grand Prix features a full round-up of entertainment, including pop concerts, art exhibitions, nightclub events and a variety of live performances, including the Chippendales male dance troupe and The Bob Marley Experience. After hours, dance music aficionados can party into the night at the Esplanade Outdoor Theater, where Montreal producer, Tiga, will be DJing.

Pop fans also have a lot to get excited about with Missy Elliot and Mariah Carey headlining concerts in the F1 Pit Building on September 24 and 26 respectively. Daughtry, Sean Kingston and American Idol star Adam Lambert will also be performing, while K-Pop fans can look forward to appearances and b-boy dancing from former 2PM member Jay Park and his new band Art of Movement.

Long after the roar of F1 engines has faded from Singapore's streets, art lovers can still enjoy the Art Beyond Limits exhibition, which runs from September 17 to October 24. With pieces on display at Orchard Road Underground, Marina Bay Sands and Opera Gallery at ION Orchard, this exhibition features works by Picasso, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.

The Grand Prix period is a notoriously difficult time to find accommodation in Singapore, but Agoda has secured the following last-minute deals for travelers wanting to take part in this adrenaline-fueled event.

Singapore Grand Prix 2010 Hotel Promotions

Marina Bay Sands – 5 stars
Limited time only! Agoda rates from USD 363. Valid now until September 30, 2010. Book before September 26 to enjoy this rate – minimum stay 5 nights.

Grand Park City Hall – 5 stars
Limited time promotion! Agoda rates from USD 352. Valid now until September 30, 2010. Book before September 20 to enjoy this rate.

Mandarin Orchard – 5 stars
Limited Time promotion! Agoda rates from USD 413. Valid now until September 30, 2010. Book before September 26 to enjoy this rate.

Royal Plaza on Scotts – 5 stars
Agoda rates from USD 227. Valid now until September 30, 2010. Book before September 20 to enjoy this rate.

Goodwood Park Hotel – 5 stars
Agoda rates from USD 407. Valid now until September 30, 2010. Book before September 20 to enjoy this rate.

Carlton Hotel – 4 stars
Agoda rates from USD 404. Valid now until September 30, 2010. Book before September 26 to enjoy this rate.

Amara Singapore – 4 stars
Agoda rates from USD 431. Valid from September 20-30. Book before September 26 to enjoy this rate.

Furama City Centre – 4 stars
Agoda rates from USD 266. Valid from September 20-30.

For more information about Agoda, please send an email to PR@agoda.com


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