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agoda.com: Asian super city specials!

SINGAPORE (April 11, 2012)

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced super city deals in some of Asia’s most exciting urban destinations.

As far as big cities go, Asia’s got plenty. Full of neon lights, noise and people, there’s nothing quite like a trip to one of the region’s super cities to engage and challenge the senses. While beach breaks and country sojourns are fine for longer holidays, a short city break or luxury staycation can be just as rewarding – and just as relaxing – as an extended vacation in a remote destination.

The following are just a handful of Asia’s superlative urban centers. Full of energy and excitement yet offering plenty of opportunity to escape and unwind, these cities have it all: exotic food, the latest tech, great shopping, lush spas, and an inspiring mix of modern and traditional architecture.

agoda.com has secured some hard-to-find city rates* in each destination – book one now for your next urban getaway! *All rates per night. Nightly rates variable depending on travel dates and availability.

Tokyo

See:Tokyo Sky Tree, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku cosplay, Shibuya crossing

Shop: Harajuku for clothes, Akihabara for cheap electronics, Ginza for luxury brands, 100 Yen stores for inexpensive trinkets

Eat: Ramen while standing, three-star Michelin-rated sushi and sashimi, (drink) hot sake

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu USD 150

Narita Tobu Hotel Airport USD 93

Hotel JAL City Yotsuya Tokyo USD 118

Tokyo Dome Hotel USD 189

the b roppongi USD 130

Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa USD 88

Hong Kong

See:Victoria Harbor via Star Ferry cruise, the world’s longest escalator, Victoria Peak by funicular

Shop:Central on Hong Kong island for luxury, Mongkok for electronics and the Ladies’ Market

Eat:Dim sum, congee, crispy roasted pork (siu mei)

Regal Hong Kong Hotel USD 246

Eaton Smart Hong Kong USD 151

The Mira Hotel USD 245

Cosmopolitan Hotel USD 157

Shenzhen

See:Chinese Cultural Folk Village, Window of the World, Dameisha Beach

Shop:Don Men Pedestrian Street, Luohu Commercial City

Eat:Sample a range of regional Chinese dishes across in the city: Cantonese, Hunan, Yunnan etc. Don’t pass up the street food.

Royal Suites and Towers USD 85

Shangri-La Hotel USD 170

Macau

See: Old Macau’s Portuguese buildings, Sao Paulo Cathedral, Macau Tower

Shop: The Venetian Macau, Fisherman’s Wharf

Eat: Portuguese egg tart, ‘Macanese’ fusion food, pork chop bun

Royal Hotel USD 112

Grand Waldo USD 103

Emperor Hotel USD 98

Pousada de Coloane Beach Hotel USD 100

Guangzhou

See: Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Baiyun Mountain, Pearl River

Shop: Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street, Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

Eat:  Cantonese food: Yum cha, barbecue, white cut chicken

Rosedale Hotel and Suite USD 174

Hotel Landmark Canton USD 182

Guangdong Victory Hotel USD 176

Q - City Hotel USD 93