Just In Time For Spring Break, Priceline.com Announces Express Deals(sm) Hotel
Save up to 50% on a hotel room without bidding
NORWALK, Conn., March 5, 2013
NORWALK, Conn., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Need a hotel with a pool, double
beds, free breakfast, free Internet and a rate that's been discounted up to
50%? Oh, and the hotel needs to be pet friendly, since Fido is coming along.
What might sound like a tall order is actually a piece of cake for
priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) and its Express Deals(sm) hotel booking option
for guests who need specific amenities, like a pool or certain bed type, along
with that famous priceline.com discount. Just in time for spring break,
priceline.com is having an Express Deals hotel sale, offering top-quality
hotels at discounts of up to 50% off published prices – with no bidding
This limited-time sale applies to hotels in all star categories, even the most
luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels. The sale runs through March 31^st and all
stays must be completed by May 15, 2013.
Priceline.com's Express Deals typically save customers up to 45%. During the
sale period, customers who enter the coupon code SPRING when they book their
Express Deals will receive an extra 5% savings on top of the pre-negotiated
discount. The extra savings coupon code applies to all destinations where
hotels are participating and all star levels. It also applies to all dates
from now through May 15^th, including holidays.
Express Deals and the extra savings SPRING coupon code are being offered
through priceline.com's website www.priceline.com and through the Priceline
app for iOS and Android phones. The app can be downloaded from free from the
or Android market
Express Deals is the speedy way to get a great deal from thousands of hotels
around the globe without having to bid. Customers view a page that includes
amenities (pool, gym, on-site restaurant, etc.), special freebies (free
breakfast, free Internet, free parking, etc.), star level, neighborhood, guest
satisfaction scores on a 1-10 scale, and a special sale price. Many hotels
participating in Express Deals allow customers to choose their bedding type (1
king, 2 doubles, etc.). Many of the hotels are pet friendly. After booking
at the discounted price, the name of the specific hotel is revealed. Express
Deals is covered by priceline.com's Big Deal Guarantee. If a customer books an
Express Deals hotel reservation and finds a better price any time up until the
day before check-in, priceline.com will match that price and give the customer
"Express Deals is the perfect solution for Spring-Breakers who want to get
away, but can't break the budget," said priceline.com's in-house Travel
Ekspert Brian Ek. "Picking a hotel that allows choice of bedding makes it
easier for travelers to share accommodations. Freebies like free breakfast,
free parking and free Internet are great budget stretchers. Travelers who
like to take their pets along on vacation will like the fact that many
participating Express Deals hotels are pet friendly. And best of all,
customers can get a substantial discount without having to bid on a room."
Here are some examples of Express Deals that were shopped on March 4^th for
trips during the week of March 25. Prices, amenities and availability can
change at any time.
oLas Vegas. 5-star hotel in the South Strip area. $89 a night (51%
savings). Amenities include a pool, on-site restaurant and fitness
oNorth Scottsdale. 3-star hotel for $108 a night (53% savings). Amenities
include free breakfast, free Internet, free parking, pool, fitness center,
and the hotel is pet-friendly.
oOrlando. 3-star hotel in the Sea World/International Drive/Convention
Center area. $78 a night for 1 or 2 beds (49% savings). Amenities
include free parking, free Internet, pool and fitness center. The hotel
oSan Diego. 4-star hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter/Convention Center area.
$79 a night (48% savings). Amenities include free Internet, free parking,
an on-site restaurant, pool and fitness center. The hotel is
oLos Angeles. 2-star hotel in the Hermosa Beach/Redondo Beach area. $49 a
night for 1 queen bed (40% savings) or $66 for 2 queen beds. Hotel offers
*Priceline's Big Deal Guarantee covers hotels of at least two stars or
higher. The $25 will be paid as a refund to the customer's credit card. For
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About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel
reservations, with over 295,000 participating hotels and accommodations
worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands - Booking.com,
priceline.com, Agoda.com and rentalcars.com - and several ancillary brands.
The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 190 countries and
territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region,
the Middle East and Africa.
Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world,
offering over 275,000 hotels and accommodations (as of February 25, 2013), and
is available in 41 languages. More recent counts are available on the
Booking.com website. Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to
save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and
cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can
take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which
can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals,
where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.
Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available
in 38 languages. Rentalcars.com is a multinational rental car service,
offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is
provided in 40 languages.
Contact: Press Information: Brian Ek, +1-203-299-8167, email@example.com,
or Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan, +1-203-299-8487,
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