May 2002

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We are proud to announce that Hotel Express International Offices have opened in Japan, Russia and Saudi Arabia during the past month. Members in these countries may soon enjoy a local booking service and members worldwide will benefit from a growing number of participating hotels in these countries.

In this newsletter:
1. Winner of our Competition
2. Hotel of the Week
3. New Hotels
4. New Hotel Express International offices
5. Summer Offer –Affordable Luxury in London!
6. Wyndham ByRequest
7. News Story: London Cabs on Tourism Mission
Also check out this month's Guest Article - There are Wrecks, and Then There's the Coolidge by Phil Carta
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  Hotel Express Information
 1. Winner of our Competition 
We received a great response to our April competition. Thanks to all of you who entered. We appreciate that you took the time to comment on our newsletter. The winner this time is Mr. Aldo Furini from Italy - an underarm portfolio is on its way to you!

We will run more competitions in future Newsletters, so you’ll have plenty of chances to win great prizes.

2. Hotel of the week     Hotel Queen Mary, Paris, France


Sheltered from the bustle of the boulevards in a quiet street, the Queen Mary is a model of charm and homeliness (36 rooms) A lavish breakfast served in your room or in a pleasant dining room decorated with a trompe l'oeil painting.  | Read more


3. New Member Hotels
Below you'll find quite a few new hotels that we have included in our program since mid April:
  • Bilinga Beach Resort, Bilinga

  • Capitol Square Hotel, Sydney

  • Parkridge Apartments, Sydney

  • Tuna Towers, Cairns

  • Watermark Hotel, Surfers Paradise

  • Comwell Hotel Sønderbrg, Sønderborg

  • Unipark Hotel, Guyaquil

  • Hotel Orivesi, Orivesi

  • Hotel Kievari Kitee, Kitee

  • Golden Tulip Hotel Accra

  • Amir Kabir Hotel, Kashan

  • Razavie Hotel, Mashad



  • ClassHotel Ravenna, Ravenna

  • ClassHotel Faenza, Ravenna / Faenza

  • ClassHotel Rome, Rome

  • ClassHotel Aosta, Aosta

  • ClassHotel Cuneo, Cuneo

  • FastHotel Frascati, Rome / Frascati

  • ClassHotel Piacenza, Piacenza / Gariga di Podenzano

  • ClassHotel Terni, Terni

  • ClassHotel Mantova, Mantova / S. Giorgio

  • ClassHotel Vicenza Montecchio, Vicenza Montecchio

  • Liberty Hotel, Rome

  • Hotel la Luma, Macerata / Montecosaro

  • Business Centre Hotel, Arkangelsk

  • Hotel Yubileinaya, Yaroslavl

Saudi Arabia:
  • Crowne Plaza, Jeddah

  • El Hammad Hotel, El Khobar

South Africa:
  • Quarry Lake Inn, East London

  • Richards Hotel, Richards Bay

  • Tau Game Lodge, Madikwe

  • The Ranch Hotel, Pietersburg

South Korea:
  • Hotel Hyundai, Gongneung City

  • Kensington Stars Hotel, SokCho City



  • Comfort Hotel Sundsvall, Sundsvall
  • Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad
  • First Hotel Norrköping, Norrköping
  • Hotell Höga Kusten, Sandöverken 

  • Hotell Toppen, Storuman 

  • Hotell Älvsjö, Stockholm / Älvsjö

  • Nile Hotel International, Kampala

United Arab Emirates:
  • Dusit Dubai Hotel, Dubai

  • Novotel Centre Hotel, Abu Dhabi

  • Hilton Al Ain, Al Ain

  • Rak Hotel, Ras Al-Khamiah

  • Ramada Limited SeaTac Airport, Seattle Tacoma Airport

For further info on the various hotels, visit our hotel database


4. New Hotel Express International Offices

Hotel Express International is growing fast at the moment. No less than three new offices have opened recently in Japan, Russia and Saudi Arabia. This means better service and more hotels for our members! Contact  details for the respective offices are as follows



HEI Japan K.K.
La Scena Minami Aoyama #603
2-6 Minami Aoyama 2-Chome, Minatoku
Tokyo 107-0062
Tel. + 81 3 3403 1273
Fax + 81 3 3403 1198


HotEx Int. Company
Russian Federation, Moscow
Tel. + 7 95 925 0304
Fax + 7 95 925



  Useful Travel Info

5. Affordable Luxury in London

Why not indulge in a few days of luxury in London this summer?

Radisson Edwardian Hotel chain in London has included three hotels in the Hotel Express International program:

4* Radisson Edwardian Marlborough, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street

5* Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, 31-36 Leicester Square

5* Radisson Edwardian Heathrow, 140 Bath Road - located at the airport

Stay at 4* Radisson Edwardian Marlborough Hotel in Bloomsbury at only £97,50,- per night. Or maybe the 5* luxury Radisson Edwardian Hampshire on Leicester Square can tempt you at £165,-? If you are having an early flight out of Heathrow Airport, we suggest you stay at 5* luxury Radisson Edwardian Heathrow at only £ 99,50,- This hotel has been voted by its guests to be the best airport hotel worldwide! The respective restaurants at these beautiful hotels are offering 25% discount to Hotel Express members staying at a Radisson Edwardian Hotel in London. This offer is valid through August 2002, so make sure you get to London and Edwardian in time! Call your local Hotel Express International office now to make a reservation!

6. Wyndham ByRequest

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is holding a contest to see who can get the highest number of members to sign up for Wyndham ByRequest. This program enables you as a Hotel Express International member to personalize your room with regard to preferred soft drinks, snacks etc that you would like in your room upon no extra cost! This is a brilliant extra service campaign from Wyndham Hotels & Resort – who wouldn’t want to have their favourite drink and snack waiting for them?? You will also earn frequent flyer miles when staying in a Wyndham Hotel.

Sign up on:


Distribute this link to Hotel Express International members you know and give them a chance them enjoy a personal welcome too.




7. London Cabs on Tourism Mission

Twenty London taxis will travel to the continent to spearhead a £25 million tourism campaign to lure more overseas visitors to the UK.

The cabs, which include one painted gold to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee, will leave Dover by ferry for a five-day tour of Holland, Germany and France.

The three countries are among a group of nations being targeted by the British Tourist Authority (BTA) in the campaign.


Driven by members of the Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, the taxis will be visiting the Dutch cheese town of Gouda as well as Hamburg, Cologne and Paris.

The cabs will sport the campaign logo "Only in Britain. Only in 2002" as well as Union flags.

Outlined last week, the BTA campaign has £20 million of Government support and aims to attract one million extra visitors to Britain this year - an increase that will generate an additional £500 million for the UK economy.

The BTA reckons that around £166 million of the extra tourist income will be spent on accommodation, about the same amount will be spent on shopping (with half of this going on clothes) and about £100 million will go on eating out, with the rest spent on travel, services and general entertainment.




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Guest Article

There are Wrecks, and Then There's the Coolidge

Imagine a 654 foot long, 22,000 ton luxury passenger cruise liner. Imagine it lying in only 60 to 200 feet of water and just barely offshore, easily accessible from boat or shore. Imagine it almost completely intact and littered with artifacts. Imagine: you've just created a mind picture of the SS President Coolidge: what many scuba divers consider to be the Best Wreck In The World, eclipsing even the denizens of Chuuk Lagoon, 1700 miles away in Micronesia.
By Phil Carta 

| Read more

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