Dear Valued Friend,
We hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and wish
you a happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to providing
you with new travel information, news and updates and hopefully
a large number of new member hotels in the coming year.
This time we have for you an insider's guide to Italy, some
special winter offers at very low prices and a new online flight
the unknown, beautiful and tasteful Italy!
This is Part One of a two-part series on some of the
less explored regions of Italy.
Our Italian HEI colleague, Mr Paolo Lorenzi, shares
his favourite places and gives you some tips on where
you can find authentic Italian culture while travelling
in the Italian province. To help you save money, he
recommends a member hotel in each area.
Every town in Italy is rich in history, monuments,
museums and places to be seen along with their own
delicious and different food specialties and local wines!
Famous places such as Rome, Florence and Venice, are
never to be missed, but if you have the opportunity to
drive a little off the main turistic itineraries, there
are many places worth stopping.
about Aosta, Cuneo, Bergamo and Mantova »
Offers for HEI members
summer holidays feel a long way off, the desire for a
quick, and affordable break is overwhelming. Luckily,
there is no shortage of exciting places to escape to.
Check out our special winter offers for HEI members
below. We have great deals from Layan Beach Resort and
Spa in Phuket, Hotel CELTE La Fayette in Paris, Hotel
Silva in Rome and Balmoral Hotel in Harrogate, UK.
Layan Beach Resort & Spa
Village, Phuket, Thailand
Forget winter. The warmth of sunny Phuket beckons. So if
you want a sunny getaway, why not try the Layan Beach
Resort & Spa Village
From Feb 1-Oct 31 The Layan
has a special 3-day offer inclusive of
different treatments and all meals, prices starting from
as low as Baht. 12,000.
Located on Phuket Island, Thailand. A small and
elegant resort where people choose to balance body, mind
and spirit in a private and secluded beachfront
environment. The hotel has 40 standard villas, and 12
deluxe cottages hidden away among beautiful landscaped
tropical gardens, all with seaview.
The Layana Spa also specializes in providing relaxing
and rejuvenating massages and treatments of your
preferences. A variety of culinary experiences in
different ambiances are designed to suit your personal
liking, from Thai specialties to international flavours
or even spa cuisine for the health conscious. And there
is a range of activities to choose from: Pedal boats,
canoeing and snorkeling are available on the beach. An
international-standard golf course is located nearby,
and tee-off time can easily be arranged. Daily
activities and classes are offered, including aqua-
aerobics, yoga, meditation, scuba diving, batik painting
and Thai cookery.
The Special Offer Package for HEI members includes:
Return airport transfer
Three-night accommodation in Superior room
Daily lunch and dinner
Counseling session on life element
A massage of choice
An access of steam, sauna and spa pool
One yoga or meditation class
Service charge and all taxes
Baht. 12,000.- (Twin - sharing)
Baht. 16,000.- (Single)
Baht. 11,500.- (The 3rd person with extra bed)
Extension Night: Bht. 2,000. / Room / Night with
breakfast, tax, service charge
Layan Beach Resort & Spa Village
62 Moo 6, Layan Beach
Tel: 66-76-313-412 ( 10 automatic lines)
offers in Paris, Rome and Harrogate »
month we have 49 new hotels in the following countries:
Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
French Antilles, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Laos,
Myanmar, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Russia, Solomon
Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania,
Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Zambia.
more details... »
We have now launched our Japanese Web site and the
address is www.hot-ex.com/japan It is primarily for our
Japanese members, but if you're familiar with the
Japanese language you are more than welcome to log on.
To view the page, you need the Flash 4.0 Plug-In. If
this is not installed, you will need to download Flash
to view the page correctly. Please go to
www.macromedia.com/ shockwave/download/ index.cgi?
Buy your flight online
You can now buy your flights at competitive prices on
our web site. Hotel Express new online travel partner
allows all HEI members 'Web fares' on over thousands of
scheduled flights worldwide.
1. Log on to our travelguide (follow link below).
2. Click on the link next to the airplane photo.
3. A new page appears, promting you to select your
continent of residence.
Book online today, and save money with the most
popular airlines worldwide.
Note that these are Internet-only fares and must be