Hotels.com Helps Travelers Live Like Gatsby

                 Hotels.com Helps Travelers Live Like Gatsby

Hotels.com lists top hotels for an extravagant experience and launches Twitter
contest to furnish a follower with a 2-night stay fit for Jay

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 2, 2013

DALLAS, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opulence. Avant-garde. Revelry. Everything
that made the Roaring Twenties one of the golden ages of American history is
on the brink of a comeback as a new generation discovers a love of Gatsby,
jazz and the prohibition era. While few of us can permanently reside in a
mansion as grandiose as the famous Jay Gatsby's, we can certainly pretend to
live that lifestyle while traveling by choosing properties that capture the
same atmosphere of ultimate indulgence and luxury.

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In celebration of the lavishness of the 1920s, Hotels.com® is launching a
modern era contest to help one lucky winner live like Gatsby via a two-night
stay at the sumptuous Langham, Boston, along with a copy of the  book that
made Mr. Gatsby a household name.  For a chance to win the Gatsby-esque
getaway for two, tweet @Hotelsdotcom about the little luxuries you enjoy while
traveling with hashtag #GreatGiveaway between May 6 and May 9. The winner, who
will be notified on May 10, will feel like they're rolling in dough when they
claim their prize at The Langham. Originally built in 1922 as the Federal
Reserve Bank, the hotel now exudes affluence in other ways, from its marble
lobby with ornate gold-leaf ceilings to its six-story glass atrium where live
jazz ensembles play on Sundays.

To help even more Gatsby and Daisy wannabes find their perfect place,
Hotels.com has cultivated a lavish listing of top-rated hotels that exemplify
the magnificence of the 1920's. From properties offering exclusive flapper era
specials to those with iconic art deco decor, there is something for everyone
looking to upgrade their next trip, Gatsby-style.

The Inn at Great Neck – Great Neck, N.Y.
Nestled in a cafe and shop filled town that F. Scott Fitzgerald once called
home and also used as the inspiration for the Long Island town of West Egg in
the iconic novel, The Inn at Great Neck is the ultimate 1920s-themed retreat.
There is much to enjoy right on the premises from the art deco period murals
depicting scenes from the book, to the frequent live music and the highly
acclaimed restaurant. Nevertheless, if guests get an itch for the glamour of
New York City, they're only a five minute walk from the Long Island Railroad,
which will have them sipping Gatsby-themed cocktails at The Plaza in less than
30 minutes.

The Willcox – Aiken, S.C.
For the entire month of May, The Willcox will be hosting numerous
Gatsby-inspired celebrations that include soirees with live jazz music and
themed cocktails. They are coupling their celebrations with a special Gatsby
Package that includes a copy of the novel, poker chips and a deck of cards, a
three-course tasting menu for two, and a special Gatsby cocktail at turndown.
Packages can be tailored to your whims with a selection of lush options such
as massages, a private yoga session, golf, and a variety of guided walks. Oh,
and don't forget to lookout for their signature gourmet food truck!

Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh – Dallas, Texas
Constructed in 1923, Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh recently underwent a
$36 million renovation which included marble pillars, hand-blown glass
chandeliers, an original ironwork Art Deco-designed staircase and a collection
of works crafted by Texas artisans. Located in the Uptown Art District, only
one mile from the Meyerson Symphony Center, we dare guests to resist checking
out the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra – it's what Gatsby would do.

Vanderbilt Grace – Newport, R.I.
A Rhode Island landmark since 1909, the former Vanderbilt Hall is a
quintessential Newport mansion that in recent years has been restored to its
former glory. This property truly evokes the spirit of Gatsby's West Egg
mansion with its elegantly appointed bedrooms, fine dining, and handsome
billiards and lounge rooms. From April 25 to September 30, guests can
experience the "Grace Gatsby Package" which includes a two-night stay complete
with a five-course meal, sunset sailing cruise, daily champagne breakfast, the
guest's choice of five historic tours, and more.

Ambassador Hotel – Kansas City, Mo.
Located in downtown Kansas City, which was recently named one of America's
best by Forbes Magazine, The Ambassador hotel is a chic and sophisticated spot
for Gatsby-goers to live in the lap of luxury atop plush pillow top mattresses
and other high-end amenities, like Keurig coffee makers and oversized walk-in
showers. By taking of advantage of Ambassador's "Gatsby Package" through May
15, guests can garner extra perks such as champagne and strawberries in-room,
late check-out, and luxury transportation around town – perhaps to visit the
many jazz clubs the city is famous for?

"What's more signifying of the 'Great American Dream' than Jay Gatsby?" said
Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "He turned a little into a
whole lot, and now, Hotels.com is encouraging even the most frugal of
travelers to do the same. Even if you don't have a copious cash flow like the
residents of West Egg, you can still score extravagant 5-star deals for $200
or less by referencing the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™."

Live lavishly, but within your means, by choosing any of the following cities,
which are ripe with 5-star steals, according the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index:
Warsaw, Poland ($125 5-star average daily rate [ADR]); Lisbon, Portugal ($180
5-star ADR), Pisa, Italy ($183 5-star ADR), or Bangkok, Thailand ($199 5-star
ADR). For more information on hot, luxury for less destinations, visit
www.hotel-price-index.com.

Press contacts:

Ashley Aberbach – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1524
Email: ashley.aberbach@finnpartners.com
Twitter: @finnpartners

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC

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