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Agoda Offers Hotel Deals for Singapore’s Unique Formula 1 Night Race

BANGKOK, September 09, 2009

F1 fans are speeding to Singapore during the 24–27th of September for the world’s only Formula 1 night race. The 2009 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix is expected to be one of the most thrilling to date. In anticipation of this event, Agoda.com, a leading Asia-based online hotel reservations company, has negotiated outstanding rates for some of the best hotels in Singapore.

The race itself is unique for the Formula 1 circuit because it is run on public roads and centered around the Marina Bay area, with the spectacular skyline of Singapore as a backdrop. It is regarded as one of the most dramatic races on the circuit due to the exciting course on which the cars can reach unbelievable speeds of up to 309 km/h. The course also features an anti-clockwise direction, with 10 right hand turns and 14 left hand turns, some of which produce three G’s of force.

In addition to the 61 pulse-pounding laps, the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix features spectacular entertainment away from the race. The F1 Rock Concert, starting on September 24, will feature numerous international sensations including Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas. The star-studded lineup will also feature Taiwanese diva A-Mei, who will be performing alongside Jacky Cheung. 35 lucky F1 ticket holders will also have an opportunity to bring a friend along for an exclusive Formula 1 drivers’ autograph session on September 24.

With only two weeks till race time and many tickets still available, travelers might be fearful of steep hotel prices. Fear not, because Agoda.com is offering a comprehensive array of hotels in Singapore, many with special offers for even greater savings.

Mr. Wilfred Fan, Vice President of Business Development at Agoda, notes that “Not only is the race itself tempting, but the megastars at the rock concert should be a huge draw. We’ve secured the hottest deals and special promotions for many of the most convenient Singapore hotels. Since Singapore has an efficient transportation network, the more than 100,000 F1 fans will never be too far from the race.”

To help everyone enjoy the F1 race and the F1 rock concert, Agoda has geared up for the events, with rooms available at the following hotels:

Marina Bay
Fairmont Singapore Hotel  5 star (Fairmont), Rate starting at USD 517 (normally USD 652)
Special Offer: Stay 3 nights and get 20%off
Carlton Hotel  4 star (Superior), Rate starting at USD265 (normally USD 541)
Special Offer: Stay 2 nights and get 15% off
Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel  4 star (Premier Club), Rate starting at USD315 (normally USD 669)
Special Offer: Stay 3 nights and get 20%off
Hotel Royal @ Queens  4 star (Executive), Rate starting at USD134 (normally USD290)
Special Offer: Stay 1 night and get 20% off
Ascott Singapore Raffles Place Serviced Residence  5 star (Studio Premier), Rate starting atUSD 437 (normally USD583)
Special Offer: Stay 2 nights and get 25% off
Grand Park City Hall Hotel  4 star (Superior), Rate starting at USD236 (normally USD278)
Special Offer: Stay 3 nights and get 15%off

Orchard
Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel  5 star (Superior), Rate starting at USD 271 (normally USD386)
Special Offer: Stay 1 night and get 20% off
York Hotel  4 star (Deluxe), Rate starting at USD 208 (normally USD408)
Special Offer: Stay 3 nights and get 15%off

Agoda.com’s hotel reservations service features comprehensive hotel descriptions, photos and customer reviews, listed in 21 different languages, all supported by a multilingual, customer service team available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. All the hotels offered through Agoda are instantly confirmed.

For more information regarding Agoda, please access its website at www.agoda.com or contact the Agoda team via e-mail at info@agoda.com.