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 Hotel Express International Newsletter . The world's leading hotel discount club 
April 2003 
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Dear Valued Friend,

Why not make your next travel ALL ABOUT YOU!
The vast continent of Asia offers a dazzling array of travel experiences and spring is truly beautiful here.

Immerse yourself in sophisticated luxury in the heart of Seoul, explore the stunning Korean landscape and Yusung hot springs in Daejeon, or enjoy the many treasures of Osaka. Choose your pleasure from our superb luxury hotels and make it a truly unique escape.

In this issue
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Stay informed about the travel situation
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Given the rapidly changing nature of current events, it is now more important than ever for travellers to be informed. Wherever you're heading, the Travel Ticker Web site brings you the latest. If it's a major travel issue, you'll find out here.

Look here for information on political upsets that might affect your travels, new security regulations on airlines, festivals that have half the world celebrating, continent-shaking natural disasters or major currency shifts.

Check out the travel advisory - a snapshot of the global travel situation: where you should and shouldn't go; what you can and can't take with you; things you shouldn't miss.

And browse the Travel briefings, which give you an in- depth look at some of the major current issues affecting travelers.

Travel Ticker...

5 new luxury hotels
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We welcome a superb hotel in Osaka, Japan and 4 excellent 5-star hotels in Daejeon, Seoul and Ulsan in South Korea. The Lotte Hotel is Korea's largest luxury hotel chain, and was selected for the Best Business Hotel Award 2002 by both the Korea Herald and the Korea Times.

Imperial Hotel Osaka

The only five-star hotel of its kind in Osaka, The Imperial Hotel Osaka is just one more great reason to visit southern Japan.
Since Japan's first capital was established in Osaka in the seventh century, Osaka has been the consistent leader in Japanese culture. The Japanese traditional arts of the tea ceremony and flower arrangement, and the world-famous performing arts of Bunraku, Kabuki, and Noh originated and were cultivated in Osaka.

Ideally situated overlooking the Okawa River in central Osaka, the new, sleek, five-star Imperial Hotel offers 390 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms and suites, 12 restaurants and lounges, 20 ballrooms, three special executive/VIP floors and a lavish fitness wing. Interiors have been created to evoke the 1923 ambiance of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Tokyo Imperial and you will find a comfortable atmosphere which makes you feel at home while in the midst of a metropolis.

Guestrooms are equipped with three telephone lines to accommodate facsimiles and computer communications, new video-on-demand entertainment systems, separate bath and shower, and doubles average over 30 m2, while standard twin-bedded rooms offer over 40 m2.
One complete floor and part of other floor have been designated for non-smokers.
All suites overlook the river and adjacent parklands famed for their profusion of springtime cherry blossoms. Most feature dramatic rounded corner windows with 180-degree vistas of Osaka.

Getting ready to tie the knot? The hotel has its own wedding chapels; two beautiful chapels and two Shinto wedding ceremony parlours, as well as 20 luxurious ballrooms and reception/banquet facilities.

Contact details:
Imperial Hotel Osaka
8-50 Temmabashi 1-chome
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0042
Japan

Tel: +81-6-6881-1111
Fax: +81-6-6881-4111
E-mail: rsv.osk@imperialhotel.co.jp

South Korean luxury hotels

New Member Hotels
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This month we have 43 new hotels in the following countries:

Armenia, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Comores, Denmark, England, Ghana, Guadelope, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Madagascar, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, U.A.E and the USA.

For more details...

WEB PORTAL NEWS
New News Section
We have introduced a News section on our Web site, featuring a number of articles of interest to our members, including info about Hotel Express developments, special hotel offers, added value deals and extended member benefits.

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