Concorde’s Royal Lancaster Now Offers US Dollar Guaranteed Rate;

Queens’ Gate Becomes Third Concorde Hotel in London

NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 08/30/2005 — The 4-star Royal Lancaster has just joined Concorde Hotels’ US Dollar Guaranteed Rate program, saving approximately 50% off the rack rate in pounds sterling. More than 30 high-end properties in Europe, the Middle East and Asia participate in the Concorde Group’s US Dollar Guaranteed Rate program, in order to make a stay more affordable for Americans concerned about fluctuating currency exchange rates.

Located in central London just minutes from Marble Arch and the famous shopping districts of Oxford and Bond Street, the 416-room Royal Lancaster is offering a deluxe room for $190 (Friday – Sunday) or $230 (Monday – Thursday), compared to a rack rate of 247 pounds (equivalent to $447 at press time). This US dollar guaranteed rate even beats the 148 pounds ($267) special weekend rate on the hotel’s own website. With a panoramic view of Hyde Park, the contemporarily styled Royal Lancaster is a favorite with leisure and business travelers, and has been named “Best UK Hotel Meetings category” several times by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine.

Concorde’s US dollar guaranteed rates are valid through December 31, 2005 and are subject to availability. Not available on the Concorde website, these US dollar rates for US travelers can only be booked by calling Concorde’s North American reservation center at 1-800-888-4747.

Queen’s Gate boutique hotel – new Concorde option in London

Occupying four elegant Victorian townhouses in stylish South Kensington, the 82-room boutique hotel, Queen’s Gate recently became the third Concorde Hotel in London, in addition to the Royal Lancaster and the 247-room Westbury in Mayfair. Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall are minutes away, as the convention centers at Earls Court and Olympia.

With rack rates starting at 150 pounds ($270) for a standard room, the Queen’s Gate offers guestrooms, studios and suites (starting at 175 pounds/$316) in traditional and contemporary styles plus conveniences, such as Internet access, tea- and coffee-making facilities, satellite TV. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge and lounge bar, as well as 24-hour room service.

Queen’s Gate may be booked at www.concorde-hotels.com or by calling the reservation center at 1-800-888-4747. Concorde Hotels comprises 80 hotels throughout the world, each with its own identity and character, all sharing a commitment to responsive service and high quality. Concorde’s North American sales office is headquartered in New York.

PHOTOS: Electronic photos of the Royal Lancaster, Queen’s Gate and Westbury hotels, and other Concorde Group hotels may be downloaded by members of the press, after registering at http://www.concorde-hotels.com/html/travel_pro/press_room/index.html

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