Priceline.com's Express Deals(sm) Hotel Service Announces Its Ready. Set.
Save up to 50% on a hotel room without bidding
NORWALK, Conn., May 1, 2013
NORWALK, Conn., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Word is spreading about
priceline.com's (Nasdaq: PCLN) popular Express Deals(sm) – a different hotel
booking option for guests who want that juicy priceline.com discount, but
without the bidding. Today, priceline.com announced its Ready. Set. Summer
Sale!, where Express Deals hotels are available for up to half off normal
published rates. This limited-time sale applies to hotels in all star
categories, even the most luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels, with no length of
stay requirement. The sale runs through June 3^rd and all stays must be
completed by June 23, 2013.
In addition to the savings, Express Deals customers can choose from hotel
offers that include specific amenities like a pool, on-site gym, free
breakfast, free Internet, even a particular bed type (like two doubles instead
of one king). Priceline.com's Express Deals typically save customers up to
45%. During the sale period, customers who enter the coupon code READYSET5
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 June 23^rd, including holidays.
Express Deals and the extra savings READYSET5 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
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, available bed types), 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 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 $25.*
Here are some examples of Express Deals that were shopped on May 1 for a June
14-17 long weekend. Prices, amenities and availability can change at any
oMiami. 4-star hotel in the Coral Gables/Coconut Grove area. $97 a night
for 1 bed or $128 a night for 2 beds (savings of 45% or more). Amenities
include a pool, on-site restaurant and fitness center. The hotel is pet
oOrlando. 4-star hotel in the Sea World/International Drive/Convention
Center area. $73 a night for 1 or 2 beds (savings of 60% or more). This
hotel is a guest favorite, with a 9 out of 10 overall satisfaction score.
oNew York City. 5-star hotel in the Times Square Theater District area.
$362 a night (savings of 45% or more). Amenities include free Internet, a
pool, an on-site restaurant and fitness center. The hotel is pet-friendly
and it scores 9 out of 10 in overall guest satisfaction.
oOrange County. 2.5-star hotel in the Laguna Beach area. $145 a night
(savings of 45% or more). This hotel is a guest favorite and has an 8 out
of 10 satisfaction score.
*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
full details and restrictions, visit
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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.
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