Get a Sweetheart of a Deal on Valentine’s Weekend Local Escapes

Hotwire.com Offers Luxury Hotels in Major Markets for $100 or Less Per Night

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Good news for Valentines everywhere: you don’t need to travel far or spend a lot for a romantic escape. While the average person plans to spend $200 for a Valentine’s Day dinner for two(1), you can spend far less to enjoy a getaway at a four-star luxury hotel, according to discount travel site Hotwire.com.

“A romantic getaway is consistently one of the most desired Valentine’s Day gifts and this year, we’re seeing deals at 4-star hotels for as low as $70 per night. Valentines can enjoy luxurious accommodations and the excitement of staying in the heart of the city for an unbeatable low price,” said Barbara Messing, VP Customer Experience at Hotwire.com.

Top hotel brands use Hotwire(R) to fill unsold rooms, which means deep discounts for travelers: up to 60 percent off published hotel rates. Rooms are still available via Hotwire.com. Below are examples of hotel deals for Valentine’s Day weekend (February 10-14) booked on Hotwire:

— $70 / night 4-star hotel, Minneapolis – Downtown
— $78 / night 4-star hotel, Houston – Downtown
— $88 / night 4-star hotel, St. Louis – Downtown
— $92 / night 4-star hotel, Atlanta – Downtown
— $93 / night 4-star hotel, San Francisco – Union Square East
— $99 / night 4-star hotel, Washington, DC – Fairfax
— $99 / night 4-star hotel, Philadelphia – Historic District – Waterfront

Hotwire’s hotel rates are so low, they’re backed by one of the industry’s most aggressive guarantees. Find a lower rate within 48 hours of booking, and Hotwire will refund double the difference. Hotwire offers deeply discounted rooms at more than 7,000 hotels in North America and Europe. For more information on the guarantee, visit www.hotwire.com.

*All prices shown are actual bookings made on Hotwire in January 2006 for stays between February 10 – 14, 2006. Hotel rates shown do not include applicable tax recovery charges and fees. All bookings are nonchangeable and nonrefundable. Because prices change all the time, Hotwire customers are encouraged to check rates for themselves.

About Hotwire

Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with consistently lower prices on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help consumers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. Hotwire is a wholly owned business of Expedia Inc. For more information, visit www.hotwire.com.

NOTE: Hotwire is a trademark or registered trademark of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other product or company names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) ZagatSurvey www.zagat.com

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