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 Hotel Express International Newsletter . The world's leading hotel discount club 
January 2003 
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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 booking service.

In this issue
Discover Unknown Italy
Discover 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.

Read about Aosta, Cuneo, Bergamo and Mantova

Special Offers for HEI members
When 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 breakfast
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

Contact details:

Layan Beach Resort & Spa Village
62 Moo 6, Layan Beach
Thailand 83110

Tel: 66-76-313-412 ( 10 automatic lines)
Fax: 66-76-313-415

Winter offers in Paris, Rome and Harrogate

New Member Hotels
This 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.

For more details...

Japanese Web Site
We have now launched our Japanese Web site and the address is 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 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 booked online.

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