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agoda.com offers Super Summer Savings for Europe
SINGAPORE (June 22, 2011)
Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), has teamed up with resort operator Sol Meliá to offer discounted room rates across Europe this summer.
Sol Meliá is one of the world's largest hospitality chains, with more than 350 hotels in 35 countries, and properties in all major European cities. Agoda.com has secured special hotel rates at selected Sol Meliá properties, offering customers significant summer savings during Europe's peak travel period.
Summer across Europe heralds the festival season, when live concerts transform empty paddocks into mosh pits and historic town squares into theaters. One major event this summer is Berlin's Classic Open Air in the Gendarmenmarkt. This July, the orchestral extravaganza celebrates its twentieth year with a program of German and Italian opera, jazz, and pop, plus fireworks and laser light shows.
In London, more outdoor music awaits with Notting Hill Carnival in August. Filling the streets with music and colorful costumes, this is London's biggest street parade. Also in London: Hampton Court Festival with Bryan Adams, James Blunt and more, plus Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park with Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi, and The Killers.
Paris, as always, is a must-see summer destination. The warm weather is perfect for cruising down the Seine River, while June ignites the fervor of the Paris summer sales. Athens, too, comes to life in the summer months, especially during the Athens Festival, Greece's biggest celebration of the arts, with music, theater, and culture-filled events.
As far as European destinations go, Spain is literally a hot destination. Summer in Madrid sees the temperature climb, providing the perfect conditions for street-side tapas and cold cervecas. Special summer events in Madrid include the Vallecas Naval Battle – a high-spirited water fight that whips the Vallecas district into a frenzy – and White Night in Madrid when live music, food stalls, theater productions, and public art fill the streets from sunset to dawn.
To celebrate these unforgettable European events this summer, agoda.com customers can book a special rate at the following Sol Meliá properties.
agoda.com European Super Summer – 20%-Off Sale
Meliá Berlin – 4 stars
Central location, riverfront position close to S- and U-Bahn stops. From USD 272 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 9.0
Tryp Cibeles Madrid – 4 stars
Historic hotel on the Calle Gran Via. Close to metro, museums and shopping. From USD 131 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 8.1
Meliá Colbert Boutique Hotel Paris – 4 stars
Chic, historic hotel in the 5th arrondissement, close to the Seine River and the Notre Dame Cathedral. From USD 328 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 8.2
TRYP Francois Paris – 3 stars
Affordable hotel in the 2nd arrondissement, close to metro and Haussmann Boulevard. From USD 193 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 8.2
Meliá Vendome Boutique Hotel Paris – 4 stars
Modern hotel close to the Louvre Museum, the Champs Elysees and the Seine River. From USD 359 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 8.1
Tryp Ambassador Madrid – 4 stars
Stunning historic hotel next to the royal palace and gardens. From USD 145 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 6.5.
Meliá Madrid Princesa – 5 stars
Bright modern city center hotel close to metro and the Parque de la Montana. Rates from USD 182 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 7.7.
Meliá White House London – 4 stars
Classically-styled hotel adjacent to Regent's Park and tube station. Rates from USD 253 per night. Agoda.com customer rating: 8.3.