Agoda in the News celebrates Oktoberfest with great Munich hotel deals

SINGAPORE (Sep 13, 2011), Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special deals for Munich hotels just in time for Oktoberfest.

Held since 1810, Oktoberfest is the world's biggest fair, with more than six million people attending each year. A lively celebration of Bavarian culture, for 17 days the festival brings music, beer tents, carnival rides and hearty traditional cuisine to the central Munich area of Theresienwiese.

This year, Oktoberfest features 14 tents of drinking, dining and entertainment. Each tent offers visitors a different experience – some are small, intimate affairs with a relaxed ambience, while some are large bustling beer halls with brass bands and a lively party atmosphere. To promote family-friendliness and make the festival fun for guests of all ages, all tents are smoke-free and loud party music is limited to evenings after 6pm.

The most famous highlight of Oktoberfest is undoubtedly the beer. All beers must be produced within Munich and all the most famous local beers are represented, including Löwenbräu, Augustiner, and Hofbräu. Another highlight is the food, with delicious Bavarian specialties sold in every tent. Biergarten favorites include pretzels with obatzda, a soft cheese dish, myriad types of wurst (sausage), pork knuckle, veal, and roast chicken.

Oktoberfest begins officially on September 17 this year. The opening ceremony begins with a parade of thousands of costumed Bavarians through the streets of Munich to the festival site before the mayor taps on a beer keg to launch celebrations. Over the course of the festival, visitors will consume more than seven million liters of beer, 89,000 liters of wine and more than 70,000 pork knuckles.

Aside from beer halls andbrass bands, Munich offers countless opportunities for visitors to enjoy Bavarian culture. Munich is considered one of the world's most livable cities, with a mix of medieval architecture, modern infrastructure and beautiful parks.

To help travelers enjoy the fun of Munich during Oktoberfest, is offering rooms in a range of hotels right across the city. Munich room rates for Oktoberfest!

Eurostars Grand Central Hotel 4*
Sleek modern hotel in Maxvorstadt area, close to the S Bahn and Munich central train station. Rates from USD 482 per night.

Hilton Munich City Hotel 4*
Elegant hotel with direct access to Rosenheimer Platz train station. Rates from USD 606 per night.

Hotel Koenigshof 5*
Luxurious centrally-positioned property in Hauptbahnhof near Karlsplatz. Rates from USD 574 per night.

Hotel Excelsior 5*
Classically-styled hotel close to central station. Rates from USD 267 per night.

anna hotel 4*
Chic design hotel between Karlsplatz and central station. Rates from USD 280 per night.

Tryp München Hotel 4*
Modern hotel within walking distance of Oktoberfest. Rates from USD 342 per night.

Leonardo Hotel & Residenz Munchen 3*
Stylish property in a quiet area, close to U Bahn. Rates from USD 292 per night.

Leonardo Hotel Munchen City Center 4*
Bright modern hotel in the city center close to central train station. Rates from USD 333 per night.

Mercure Munchen City Center Hotel 4*
Chic property close to central train station. Rates from USD 313 per night.

Sofitel Munich Bayerpost Hotel 5*
Stylish design property adjacent to central station. Rates from USD 579 per night.