Shopaholics – Get Ready for Outlet Shopping, Italian Style!

STARHOTELS Takes Visitors to the Outlet Mall Meccas in Key Cities in Italy

(FLORENCE, ITALY, May 31, 2006) — Fashionistas will be in fashion heaven when visiting key cities in Italy this year. Starhotels, a collection of 19 four-star hotels located in the heart of the most beautiful Italian cities, is offering the exclusive Starshopping promotion, just in time for spring and summer. Properties in the most popular cities in Italy will allow even the most demanding of consumers the opportunity to realize their retail dreams with a personal shopper and a trip to the famous Italian outlet malls.

Outlet malls, with top stores including Gucci, Bulgari, Prada, Valentino, Geox, Conte of Florence, Invicta, Diesel, Etro, Fratelli Rosetti, Bruno Magli, Loro Piana, Mandarina Duck, Dolce & Gabbana, Furla and Versace, exist outside of major Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Genoa and Turin. Guests of the hotels in any of the cities in Italy will spend a day with a personal shopper and a customized program to the outlets, designed to suit any retail dream, be it shoes, bags, clothes or unique furniture! Any traveler to Italy wants to head to the outlets for discount deals on designer duds, and Starhotels makes it easy for visitors. All arrangements will be made by the hotel and personal shopper, and consumers will enjoy discounts up to 80% on famous designer items.

Trips range from €40 an hour to €500 per day, and individual services and room accommodations vary, from €150 to €400. Each night’s stay includes an American buffet breakfast, free accommodations for children under 16 when staying in their parents’ room, a delayed checkout time and a free Italian daily newspaper. For more information on these packages and for reservation services, call toll-free (800) 816-6001, e-mail or book online at

Photo credit Courtesy of Starhotels

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